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  • This Secretive Billionaire Makes The Cheese For Pizza Hut, Domino's And Papa John's

    05/27/2017 9:54:55 AM PDT · by Trillian · 48 replies
    Forbes ^ | May 23, 2017 @ 07:45 AM | Chloe Sorvino
    AN AVALANCHE OF CHEESE pours into the test kitchen at the Denver headquarters of Leprino Foods, the mozzarella supplier to Pizza Hut, Domino's and Papa John's. First, thin wisps of low-moisture mozzarella, then a diced alternative, followed by an "artisanal" version, cut short and wide. Then come flavored cheeses made with a mozzarella base, as well as provolone, cheddar and Monterey Jack. Cooks bring out a take-and-bake pizza, a New York-style pie and a stuffed crust, fresh from nearly a dozen ovens. Another course features frozen food made with Leprino products, including ham-and-cheddar Hot Pockets, Stouffer's lasagna and Smart Ones...
  • Chicago Inmates Can Order Fancy Italian Pizza Made in Jail

    05/26/2017 2:53:24 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    Gourmet Italian pizzas can be delivered to your cell, if you get locked up in Chicago's Cook County Jail.How can you get a gourmet Italian pizza delivered right to your door for no more than $7? Get locked up at Cook County Jail in Chicago. Inmates in the jail's medium-security Division 11 can now order pizzas made with the finest ingredients in the kind of ovens found in pizzerias. It's all part of Sheriff Tom Dart's ongoing effort to make jail a bit more humane while providing inmates skills that might help keep them from returning once they're set free....
  • Muslim Man Sues Little Caesars For $100M Over Pork Pepperoni

    05/26/2017 2:22:45 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 90 replies
    CBS Destroit ^ | May 26, 2017,
    A Muslim man from Dearborn is suing Little Caesars for $100 million claiming he was served pepperoni made with pork, which is a food prohibited by Islamic law. Mohamad Bazzi says he ordered halal pizza twice from a pizza shop on Schaefer in Dearborn. He claims the boxes were labeled “halal,” but the pizzas inside were topped with regular pepperoni. A Muslim man from Dearborn is suing Little Caesars for $100 million claiming he was served pepperoni made with pork, which is a food prohibited by Islamic law. Mohamad Bazzi says he ordered halal pizza twice from a pizza shop...
  • Oh No, Someone Made a Latte in an Avocado Shell

    05/26/2017 12:32:48 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 20 replies
    Malaysia Star ^ | May 26, 2017
    When will the avocado madness stop? After “avocado hand”, avocado-themed restaurants and avocado burgers, the latest trend involving the vegetable du jour involves pouring lattes into emptied half-shells. While the “avolatte” started as a joke by a barista in Melbourne, Australia, the irony seems to have been lost on the Internet, instead inspiring copycats to post their own versions of the concoction on Instagram, some in jest, others in earnest. “Combing two of Melbourne’s obsessions – lattes and avo,” reads the caption to the original Instagram post from Truman Cafe. Within about two weeks of being shared, the photo began...
  • Preserving the Homemade Bak Chang, With a Little Bit of Reinvention

    05/26/2017 11:39:25 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    Channel News Asia ^ | 21 May 2017 | Jade Ham
    The laborious steps mean fewer home-cooks are making Chinese rice dumplings come the annual season. But those who do, are improvising on the ‘original’ recipes handed down. The third in a series on vanishing family recipes.It’s 5am and the neighbourhood is fast asleep, but 68-year-old Koh Peck Hiang is already bustling about her kitchen. The smell of garlic and five-spice powder fills the air as she begins stir-frying glutinous rice that has been soaking in water since 3am. The long toil ahead in the kitchen is an annual ritual for the homemaker, whose Chinese rice dumplings or bak chang are...
  • Charity Run With a Fruity Twist: Lug a Durian Over 5km

    05/26/2017 11:32:17 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    Channel News Asia ^ | 26 May 2017
    How's this for a Sunday morning exercise - take part in a 5km run, do it for a good cause and at the end of it, feast on the king of fruits. The catch? Participants must run carrying a durian for the entire 5km route. That is exactly what the Run for Good Durian Run is about. Organised by the Central Singapore CDC and the Ang Mo Kio-Hougang CCC, the run will take place on Jul 23 in Hougang. For S$15, participants get a T-shirt, a whole durian, a medal and a coconut after finishing the run, and a chance...
  • Weekly Cooking (and related issues) Thread

    05/25/2017 3:33:48 PM PDT · by Jamestown1630 · 102 replies
    While roaming on Youtube last week, I found a video from the Southern Foodways Alliance about ‘Sally Bell’s’, a little Richmond, Virginia bakery which is famous for it’s boxed lunches. This is a very interesting short video about a family business that has become beloved for its made-from-scratch-everyday menu: searched to see if some of their recipes might be available, with no luck; but I did find a recipe for Cheese Wafers with Pecans, which looks similar to those that are always included in Sally Bell’s lunch boxes: the Chicken Salad is the favorite sandwich at Sally Bell’s;...
  • How to Hit the Brakes on Ramadan Road Rage…

    05/25/2017 12:43:55 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Wednesday, May 24, 2017
    Ramadan is a very special time and it’s all about being with the ones close to us, which creates a lot of traffic! This festive period poses unique challenges for all kind of traffic participants. The Ramadan specific lifestyle has physical effects on our body - especially when coinciding with the hot summer season like this year. Fasting can result in dehydration and low blood sugar, which in turn can limit our attentiveness, concentration, vision and reaction. In addition to fasting, the unusual eating and sleeping patterns can cause fatigue, exhaustion, impatience and distraction. RoadSafetyUAE, QIC Insured and Gargash Insurance...
  • Bear tries to break into doughnut delivery vehicle in Steamboat Springs [CO]

    05/24/2017 12:39:13 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 31 replies ^ | May 23, 2017 | Scott Franz
    Todd and Kim Robertson are convinced their Ford Focus was targeted by a black bear because of the aroma of donuts that permeates inside. =============================================================================================================================== Doughnut delivery drivers in Steamboat Springs might want to start looking over their shoulders. Todd and Kim Robertson awoke early Monday to discover a black bear was so determined to break into their doughnut delivery vehicle, it ripped off the car's back bumper. The Robertsons had no doubt about the bear's motives. "It always reeks of doughnuts in there," Kim Robertson said. The bear left a paw print on the car and left the scene...
  • Portland pop-up burrito shop forced to close after being bombarded with accusations [tr]

    05/24/2017 10:09:03 AM PDT · by C19fan · 36 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | May 24, 2017 | Liam Quinn
    Two white women have been forced to close their pop-up burrito shop after they were accused of cultural appropriation. Kali Wilgus and Liz 'LC' Connelly opened Kooks Burritos in Portland, Oregon, after taking a trip to Puerto Nuevo, Mexico, last December. For the first few months, the weekend pop-up shop housed in an taco truck was a smash hit. It gained so much popularity, a local weekly newspaper decided to profile the entrepreneurial duo.
  • ‘Soup Nazi’ exec arrested for tax evasion [Seinfeld]

    05/24/2017 6:39:47 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 11 replies ^ | By Lia Eustachewich and Georgett Roberts
    No tax for you! The chief financial officer for the Staten Island-based Soupman Inc. — made famous by the iconic “Soup Nazi” episode of “Seinfeld” — was busted Tuesday for not paying half a million dollars in taxes over the course of four years, authorities announced. Robert Bertrand, 62, allegedly avoided paying Medicare, Social Security and federal income taxes to the tune of more than $593,000 by not reporting cash earnings or the fact that Soupman employees were compensated on the side with stock awards, the US Attorney’s Office in Brooklyn said. The saucy scheme lasted from 2010 to 2014...
  • Kooks Serves Pop-Up Breakfast Burritos With Handmade Tortillas Out of a Food Cart on Cesar Chavez

    05/23/2017 5:01:26 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    William ^ | May 16, 2017 | Walker MacMurdo
    Update: Kooks has closed.During an impromptu Christmastime road trip last year to Puerto Nuevo, Mexico, Kali Wilgus and Liz "LC" Connelly lost their minds over tortillas. "In Puerto Nuevo, you can eat $5 lobster on the beach, which they give you with this bucket of tortillas," Connelly says. "They are handmade flour tortillas that are stretchy and a little buttery, and best of all, unlimited." Connelly and Wilgus were so enamored with the tortillas, they tried to uncover the recipe. "I picked the brains of every tortilla lady there in the worst broken Spanish ever, and they showed me a...
  • Obesity Cuts a Decade Off Your Life

    05/22/2017 10:01:17 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 27 replies
    10News ^ | 23 May 2017
    A leading doctor says obesity can cut 10 years off your life, as startling figures reveal the extent of the obesity crisis’ grip on residents in Sydney’s west. While the rate of obese and overweight Australians is slowly declining in parts of NSW, in Western Sydney rates are well up. The Daily Telegraph reports that Wentworth Healthcare assessed residents in the Nepean Blue Mountains Region. It found that a high body mass index (BMI) contributed to 5.8 percent of deaths in the Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District (NBLHD) in 2014. A BMI of 25 or more is considered overweight,...
  • 10 hospitalized with botulism tied to nacho cheese sauce (Gas Station Nachos)

    05/22/2017 12:26:48 PM PDT · by brucedickinson · 44 replies
    CNN ^ | 5-21-2017 | Dakin Andone
    The Sacramento County Department of Health and Human Services said in a statement last week that the cause of the illness "appears to be prepared food, particularly nacho cheese sauce" from a gas station in Walnut Grove. Botulism is a rare illness caused by nerve toxins released from bacteria, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Symptoms can include blurred vision, drooping eyelids, slurred speech and paralysis, among others. Some cases can be fatal.
  • Hepititis danger from Full English breakfast. Caused by EU meat...Brexit Virus [trunc]

    05/21/2017 9:50:20 PM PDT · by blueplum · 23 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 21 May 2017 11:00 EDT | Katie French and Eleanor Hayward
    [FULL TITLE had to be edited because it wouldn't 'take': Hepatitis danger from Full English breakfast... caused by EU meat: Sausage bug has been dubbed ‘the Brexit virus’] Tens of thousands of people are being infected with a potentially deadly illness after eating imported meat riddled with what has been described as 'Brexit virus'.    The strain of hepatitis E, which used to be mainly a tropical disease but has now mutated to infect livestock, causes a flu-like illness and in severe circumstances, could cause death. Experts predict 10 per cent of pork imported from Europe has the strain and...
  • This is Important! Students Are Figuring Out How to Make Beer on the Moon

    05/20/2017 7:33:40 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 18 replies
    Universe Today ^ | 05/19/2017 | Matt Williams
    f and when Lunar or Martian colonies become a reality, will the colonists be able to brew and enjoy their own beer? Or will imported beer be the only thing available to them? That’s the question a team of bioengineering students from the University of California San Diego sought to answer. As finalists who competed in the Lab2Moon competition being held by TeamIndus, they combined their love of beer with their love of space exploration. ... The Lab2Moon competition was held in order to see a youth experiment brought to the Moon aboard that spacecraft. And while their experiment did...
  • Beaver butt secretions have been linked to some of our favorite foods

    05/19/2017 6:45:36 PM PDT · by Rebelbase · 72 replies
    AOL.COM ^ | 5/15/17 | AOL.COM EDITORS
    We're sorry in advance if we've just ruined your appetite. But, the rumors are true: There might be small amounts of beaver butt goo in some of our favorite gummy candies, ice creams, sodas and baked goods. Don't worry though, it's safe. For the past 80 years, we've been using the "brown slime" emitted from beavers as a way to add vanilla, strawberry and raspberry flavors to some of our favorite foods. How exactly does this work? Beavers emit the chemical compound castoreum from their castor sacs. The sacs are located under the animal's tail and are secreted when they...
  • 9 people hospitalized after eating gas station nacho cheese

    05/19/2017 5:07:20 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 36 replies
    KIRO 7 ^ | 19 MAY 2017 | KIRO 7
    ACRAMENTO, Calif. - California health inspectors have linked last week's botulism outbreak -- a rare and sometimes fatal form of food poisoning -- to a nacho cheese sauce traced back to a mom-and-pop gas station in Walnut Grove, CBS Sacramento reports. State and county health officials have confirmed nine people have been hospitalized, including possibly a 16-year-old. Five cases were first reported on May 5. This week four more people have become sick. CBS News reports a tenth person is being tested after showing similar symptoms related to the rare and potentially fatal illness.
  • World's first Nutella Cafe to open in Chicago

    05/19/2017 4:56:39 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 1 replies
    ABC 7 CHICAGO ^ | 19 MAY 2017 | WLS
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- Chicago is about to become home to the world's first Nutella Cafe! According to a press release from Nutella's maker, Ferrero, the new cafe will offer a variety of dishes with - and without - the famous hazelnut chocolate spread. Menu items will include grilled baguettes with Nutella, hazelnut and blueberry granola with yogurt and Nutella, and Italian specialties like "Panzanella" fruit salad and Gelato Affogato topped with Nutella. Savory dishes without Nutella include paninis and salads.
  • Weekly Cooking (and related issues) Thread

    05/19/2017 3:47:18 PM PDT · by Jamestown1630 · 79 replies
    Well, we’re back! I thought we’d do something different this week, and post the recipes that our friends and family like the most and always request. I have two that I’ve routinely taken to potlucks and parties that are always asked for again. The first is Olive Cheese Balls – a pimento-stuffed green olive wrapped in cheesy pastry. This is a very old recipe that has always remained popular, and is very easy to do. It’s one pastry that I do make in the food processor rather than manually cutting the fat and cheese into the flour , and I...