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  • KFC Unveils Edible, Chicken-Flavored Nail Polish In Hong Kong

    05/05/2016 12:15:30 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    NPR ^ | May 5, 2016 | Dana Farrington
    Finger-lickin' good? KFC in Hong Kong is marketing edible nail polish that tastes like — wait for it — chicken. "Yes, it is actually a real thing," the agency running the campaign tells The New York Times. Kfc Hk YouTube KFC designed the polish "to appeal to young consumers' love of food and fashion," according to a press release sent to the fashion site Racked. "Simply apply and dry like regular nail polish and then lick — again and again and again to taste why the world's favourite chicken is Finger Lickin' Good," the company says. The product comes in...
  • Weekly Cooking (and related issues) Thread

    05/04/2016 3:47:13 PM PDT · by Jamestown1630 · 72 replies
    I didn't have time to cook much in recent days, but did have time to peruse the web now and then; and I found a couple of fancy cakes that provide a lot of visual 'bang' but don't look too difficult to make. Either might be very nice for Mother's Day. I've always been attracted to the fondant- and marzipan-covered cakes, but never attempted one. This one from 'Gemma's Bigger Bolder Baking' looks very easy, and the technique for the rose decoration is ingenious (there's a video, and all the recipes are linked in the blog post): http://www.biggerbolderbaking.com/painted-cake/Another beautiful, somewhat...
  • Dogs Rescued From Dog Meat Farm in South Korea

    05/03/2016 4:03:17 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    NBC DFW ^ | 5/3
    The six dogs are now with SPCA of Texas in Dallas.Six dogs who were rescued from a dog meat farm in South Korea by Humane Society International arrived at the SPCA of Texas in Dallas just after midnight Tuesday. The pups will be evaluated and treated for any medical issues before eventually being put up for adoption. The six dogs in Dallas are part of a group of 250 dogs and puppies rescued by HSI's Animal Rescue Team from a dog meat farm in Wonju, South Korea. All of those dogs are now with shelters that are part of...
  • The United States Has Stockpiled a Grotesque Surplus of American Cheese

    05/03/2016 7:06:22 AM PDT · by C19fan · 64 replies
    Slate ^ | May 2, 2016 | Jordan Weissmann
    The words “cheese surplus” should be inherently joyful—sort of like “birthday cake” or “birth of your first child.” And yet I am having trouble mustering much glee over the news that U.S. cheese inventories have reached a 30-year high of 1.2 billion pounds, because for the past year it seems we've mostly stockpiling a whole bunch of American.
  • The Democrat Derby

    05/02/2016 3:47:58 PM PDT · by blueunicorn6 · 4 replies
    Das Kapital | 5/2/2016 | blueunicorn6
    Yes, ladies and gentlemen, it's the first Monday in May and that means it's time again for the Prance For The Pork, The Democrat Derby! Not much of a field this year. In fact, it's an old nag versus an old goat. I've seen better fields on the carousel. And those horses were less wooden than Hillary and Bernie. Here's Barney Frank to blow the bugler. The horses are at the post. It's the Washington Post. Now you know where they got the saying, "Dumb as the Post". Oh, the colors are magnificent at The Democrat Derby. There's white....and there's...
  • Eggs and Heart Health

    05/02/2016 3:07:27 PM PDT · by aMorePerfectUnion · 76 replies
    Dr. Perlmutter Website ^ | 5/2/16 | Dr. Perlmutter
    I don’t think there’s any more controversial food than eggs. By and large, the reason we have been told to avoid eating eggs is because they contain cholesterol, and indeed that’s true. A typical egg may contain as much as 200 mg of cholesterol. But does that mean we shouldn’t eat eggs? To answer this question, researchers in Finland conducted an extensive study in which they evaluated two parameters. First they looked at whether or not individuals developed coronary artery disease. In addition, they looked at a parameter called carotid intimal thickening. Basically this is a study, using ultrasound, that...
  • DAILY HERALD: BIOMETRICS IN SCHOOL LUNCHROOMS

    05/01/2016 7:31:22 AM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 2 replies
    ABC 7 CHICAGO ^ | 01 MAY 2016 | ABC 7 CHICAGO
    LAKE ZURICH, Ill. (WLS) -- Students at a small but growing number of suburban school districts can quickly pay for lunch with a thumbprint scan.
  • Parts of India Ban Daytime Cooking as Hundreds Die of Heat

    04/30/2016 10:14:37 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    The Recorder ^ | Friday, April 29, 2016 | NIRMALA GEORGE and INDRAJIT SINGH
    With sizzling temperatures claiming more than 300 lives this month in India, officials said they were banning daytime cooking in some parts of the drought-stricken country in a bid to prevent accidental fires that have killed nearly 80 more people. The eastern state of Bihar this week took the unprecedented step of forbidding any cooking between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m., after accidental fires exacerbated by dry, hot and windy weather swept through shantytowns and thatched-roof houses in villages and killed 79 people. They included 10 children and five adults killed in a fire sparked during a Hindu prayer ceremony...
  • KFC India Is Testing Edible Bowls Made of Tortilla to Replace Plastic

    04/28/2016 11:55:03 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 23 replies
    Al Arabiya ^ | Thursday, 28 April 2016
    KFC will be introducing edible bowls for one its bestselling rice-based meals at certain trial branches in India in a bid to reduce the use of plastic, British daily, the Telegraph reported. The new packaging will be made of tortilla to replace plastic bowls for the American food chain’s famed “Rice Bowlz.” Considered as one of KFC India's best-selling items, the “Rice Bowlz” - made from rice, chicken and gravy - contribute to approximately 6% of the chain’s domestic revenues, the newspaper added. Dubbed as "India-first innovation," Rahul Shinde, managing director of KFC India, said the idea could expand to...
  • Halal: Is it Meat You’re Looking For? Says China Businessman

    04/28/2016 11:25:16 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    Al Arabiya ^ | Thursday, 28 April 2016 | Benjamin Haas
    The wine-swilling co-founder of Sai Wai Xiang Halal Foodstuff Co enjoys his pork and does not follow Islam, but still sells more than $50 million-worth of food to Muslims across Asia and the Middle East. The company is at the forefront of a Chinese drive into the global halal food and beverage market, exporting as far away as Saudi Arabia. Businessman Deng Zhijun bills his wares as “products with Muslim ethnic flavour”, but has difficulty recalling some of Islam’s basic dietary tenets. “Muslims definitely don’t smoke and don’t drink alcohol,” he said over a lunch at the company, in a...
  • In Search of America's Most Coveted Beer (Pliny the Younger)

    04/27/2016 9:49:54 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    SF Weekly ^ | Wednesday, Apr 27 2016 | Mike Vangel
    I first heard of Pliny the Younger from a fellow beer fanatic, who spoke in a hushed, reverential tone as he told me about the exorbitant lengths people go to for a glass. This year, I decided I needed to try it. But with the Super Bowl 50 fiasco forcing Beer Week to reschedule two weeks before Pliny's release, the only surefire way to get some was a trek to Santa Rosa. My first attempt was on the opening Saturday of this year's release. I'd read of the eight-hour lines, the camping in the rain, and the hotel specials to...
  • Study Shows Michelle O’s Anti-Obesity Campaign Is Failing To Make Kids Any Less Obese

    04/27/2016 2:59:43 PM PDT · by PROCON · 53 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | April 27, 2016 | Chuck Ross
    It’s been more than six years since Michelle Obama kicked off her “Let’s Move!” initiative to fight against childhood obesity, and children are as overweight as ever before. That’s according to a new study published Tuesday in the journal Obesity. A team led by Duke University scientist Asheley Skinner studied data from the CDC’s National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) and found that the percentage of overweight and obese children between 2 and 19 years old has increased across the board since 1999. That comes as bad news for the Obama administration, which has sought to force children to...
  • Italian-Americans Live Longer Thanks to This Diet

    04/27/2016 10:48:31 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    New York Post ^ | April 26, 2016 | Michael Kaplan
    It’s 3 p.m. on Arthur Avenue in The Bronx, and Filomena Magavero settles in for a late lunch inside the venerable Mario’s, a favorite Italian restaurant on this strip of Old World butcher shops, fish stores and bakeries. She sips a gin martini (“Is there any other kind?” Magavero gamely asks), and orders filet of flounder oreganata. “Fish is my mainstay,” says the diminutive and neatly coiffed Magavero, eyes sparkling. “Plus, I grew up eating legumes, and I still like my lentils and chickpeas.” As for the martini? “I have one whenever I eat out — which is about five...
  • Democrats dispute claim that shielding birds hurts military

    04/26/2016 3:14:23 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr. 26, 2016 5:22 PM EDT | Richard Lardner
    House Democrats on Tuesday released letters from Pentagon officials that they said should put an end to “silly speculation” generated by Republicans that protecting a bird known as the greater sage-grouse could hamstring the U.S. military. They're hoping the new information persuades lawmakers to oppose a GOP provision in the annual defense policy bill that would block the Obama administration from protecting the sage-grouse under the Endangered Species Act for 10 years. The measure also would prevent implementation of land-use plans by the U.S. Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management to conserve the sage-grouse and its habitat. …
  • Why Vegans Will Survive a Zombie Apocalypse (and Meat Eaters Won’t)

    04/25/2016 6:49:59 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 54 replies
    Care2 ^ | April 24, 2016 | Natalia Lima
    There’s been a virus outbreak. The population at large has been infected and a large part of it now roams aimlessly searching for its next meal — of human brains. You know the drill, you’ve watched enough episodes of ‘The Walking Dead’ so you should be fine, right? Wrong. According to the experts at Psychology Today, it won’t be the toughest or bravest who will survive a zombie apocalypse. The ones who will thrive are vegans. Here’s why vegans will survive a zombie apocalypse and meat eaters won’t: 1. The hunting problem In a world full of zombies, there are...
  • Trapped! Vegan restaurants struggle with humane pest control

    04/25/2016 6:28:06 PM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 49 replies
    WTOP News (Washington DC) ^ | 25 April 2016 | KELLI KENNEDY
    MIAMI (AP) — Even the wellbeing of rats, roaches and spiders are a concern for animal activists. But they also pose ethical dilemmas for owners of vegan restaurants who need to keep those pests out of their kitchens while trying to abide by no-kill values. Melanie Cochran, owner of The Wild Cow Vegetarian Restaurant in Nashville, Tennessee, was adamant about not using traditional pest control services when it first opened. For a few years she was able to keep pests at bay, but when the restaurant developed a problem, she called an exterminator even though she said it went against...
  • Cracker Jack replacing toys with digital codes insides boxes

    04/25/2016 2:35:16 PM PDT · by Daffynition · 70 replies
    WSLS 10News ^ | April 24, 201 | staff reporter
    ROANOKE (WSLS 10) – Lovers of Cracker Jack popcorn will soon be in for a surprise when they go looking for the buried toy prize inside the box. The brand is bringing its 125-year tradition of including a toy prize inside to an end, replacing the toy with stickers containing digital codes. Those codes will lead customers to baseball-inspired games that they can play on their phones. “The Cracker Jack Prize Inside has been as much a part of the nostalgia and love for the brand as the unforgettable combination of caramel-coated popcorn and peanuts,” said Haston Lewis, senior director...
  • 9-Year-Old Boy Sells Lemonade to Pay for His Own Adoption

    04/25/2016 11:06:59 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    KFOR ^ | APRIL 25, 2016
    A 9-year-old started his own business in order to make a very special purchase. Tristin Jacobson opened up a lemonade stand to raise money to pay for his very own adoption, according to the Springfield News Leader. Four years ago, Jacobson's biological mother dumped him on the doorstep of a Missouri shelter on a cold January day. Donnie Davis got a call about Tristin, and she's been taking care of him ever since. Jacobson has always wanted Davis to adopt him, but she couldn't afford the legal fees. So this past week he opened up a lemonade stand to raise...
  • Give Your Balls To Hillary

    04/24/2016 7:41:13 AM PDT · by blueunicorn6 · 34 replies
    Childhood | 4/24/2016 | blueunicorn6
    I've seen a few opuses (opi?) here on Free Republic the last couple of days. They are mostly of the "I'm gonna take my ball and go home!" genre. Well, those balls aren't going to do much good just sitting in the closet at home. These people should give their balls to Hillary Clinton. Hillary isn't much of a basketball player, but she will take these balls and stab them and grind them up and use them as borders for the rose garden at The White House. So, don't just take your balls and go home, give them to Hillary....
  • Eating Nuts Linked to Lower Risk of Colon Cancer

    04/23/2016 10:29:03 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 43 replies
    LiveScience ^ | April 18, 2016 | Sara G. Miller
    Eating nuts has been linked to a number of health benefits, such as a reduced risk of obesity, diabetes and heart disease. Now, new findings from South Korea suggest that a nut-rich diet may also reduce a person's risk of colon cancer. The researchers found a reduction in this risk for both men and women, according to the findings, presented here today (April 18) at the American Association for Cancer Research's annual meeting. Eating a serving of nuts three or more times a week appeared to have a big effect on risk, said Dr. Aesun Shin, an associate professor of...
  • Beans And Rice For Passover? A Divisive Question Gets The Rabbis' OK

    04/23/2016 9:29:10 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 38 replies
    NPR ^ | April 23, 2016 | Maria Godoy
    As a Latina who married into a Jewish family, I've long lobbied my in-laws to include beans and rice on the Passover menu. The holiday is a time when Jews avoid leavened foods in commemoration of their biblical exodus from Egypt — when they had to flee so fast, they couldn't even let the bread rise. But beans and rice aren't leavened, I've argued, so why not include them in the Seder meal? The answer I've long gotten from my mother-in-law: tradition. You see, like many American Jews, my mother-in-law is of European ancestry, or Ashkenazi. And by tradition, Ashkenazi...
  • The Korean J-Shaped Ice Cream Cone Arrives in L.A.

    04/23/2016 6:56:27 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 45 replies
    Los Angeles Weekly ^ | 4/21/2016 | Jean Trinh
    In L.A., there always seem to be new ways to stuff our faces with ice cream, be it scooping the dessert onto wacky churros or loading it into waffle "taco shells." Now comes an imported trend straight from South Korea, in the form of a zany, J-shaped cone. BluTusk, an ice cream shop on the second level of a Sawtelle strip mall right by Daiso and Nijiya Market, has been selling the hollow, puffed-corn cone (aka Jipangyi) filled with soft serve since December. While the cone made a splash in New York last year when Play J food truck introduced...
  • A new secret to the miracle of breast milk revealed

    04/23/2016 3:14:34 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 13 replies
    Science Daily ^ | 4-22-16 | Walter and Eliza Hall Institute
    One of the secrets to rich milk production in lactation has been uncovered by researchers at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute. Their studies have revealed that breast cells develop two nuclei as the breast switches on lactation to nurture the newborn. This change begins to occur in late pregnancy with the generation of vast numbers of cells with two nuclei. The research was led by Professor Jane Visvader, Professor Geoff Lindeman, Dr Anne Rios and Dr Nai Yang Fu, from the institute's ACRF Stem Cells and Cancer Division, and shows that these cells with two nuclei disappear at the...
  • TED CRUZ DOESN'T TITHE ! ! (and Charlie don't surf...)

    04/23/2016 7:52:07 AM PDT · by knarf · 233 replies
    National Review ^ | April 23, 2016 | Ian Tuttle
    Well, well, well .....
  • Kim Jong Un broadcasts 'Master Chef'-style cooking competition while North Korea starves

    04/22/2016 7:34:19 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 21 replies
    FOX News ^ | April 22, 2016
    Kim Jong Un broadcasts 'Master Chef'-style cooking competition while North Korea starves Published April 22, 2016 Cheese-chomping despot Kim Jong Un held a “Master Chef”-style competition to find North Korea’s top cooks as millions across the nation starve. The Emmental-obsessed dictator gave the show, which was broadcast on state TV, the green light despite an estimated two-thirds of the country’s 27 million people surviving on food rations. The Commie connoisseur developed a love of European cheeses and fine wines when he went to school in Switzerland. But the tubby tyrant was served decidedly different fare during the contest as competitors...
  • The Biggest Fish Ever Caught

    04/22/2016 12:58:17 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 24 replies
    Sport Fishing ^ | 2 Jan, 2015 | Sport Fishing Editors
    The largest fish ever caught and approved as IGFA All-Tackle World Records. This is all about big fish. Many of these big fish are sharks and billfish as well as some other species best released. Many of these records are decades old, during a time when a different awareness and sensibility about releasing fish prevailed. While today, we prefer to photograph such fish at the boat and let them go, we feel these catches represent a valid — and eye-popping — part of the history of sport fishing. — SF Editors
  • Who Will Hillary Call From Prison?

    04/22/2016 8:09:26 AM PDT · by blueunicorn6 · 16 replies
    Old Prison Movies | 4/22/2016 | blueunicorn6
    Who will Hillary Clinton call while she is in prison? No private Internet for our girl while she's in the slammer. Will she call Bill? Will she call George Soros? Will she call the IRS Helpline? I'm thinking that she will call Bernie Sanders and prank him. "Hello, Bernie. I'm calling from the Association of Sanders Supporters to talk to you about joining our organization. For a mere $20 donation, you can join ASS. We like to think that you have to be an ASS to support Bernie."
  • Weekly Cooking (and related issues) Thread

    04/21/2016 5:43:42 PM PDT · by Jamestown1630 · 195 replies
    We in Maryland heard some good news during the past week: due to conservation efforts and weather conditions, the Blue Crab population is going to be about 35% higher this year. This is good news for crab lovers, but especially good news for the watermen along the Chesapeake, who make their livings from the 'Beautiful Swimmers'. https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/chesapeakes-blue-crab-population-grows-35-percent-dnr-predicts-robust-season/2016/04/13/8bebdcbc-0192-11e6-9d36-33d198ea26c5_story.htmlThe first time I encountered a crab, I was a teen, lying in bed asleep, when my brother came into the room, dangled a live crab in front of my face, and yelled, "Wake Up"! He had come home from a friend's house with...
  • McDonald’s customer charged with ROBBERY for putting soda in a water cup

    04/21/2016 10:30:13 AM PDT · by Teotwawki · 45 replies
    Daily Mail Online ^ | April 21, 2016 | Chris Summers
    A McDonald’s customer has been charged with robbery after he emptied a cup of water and filled it up with soda from a machine in a restaurant in Arkansas. Cody Morris, 18, and two pals went to a drive-thru in Springdale and and asked for large cups of water. But they then parked their car and dumped their cups before filling them up with soda. [snip] But Morris reversed his car and drove off, allegedly hitting the manager as he made his getaway. Police arrested Morris at a nearby bowling alley. It is unclear if he will face any charges...
  • Candle Company Creates Hills Snack Bar Scent, Entire Mid-Atlantic Freaks Out

    04/21/2016 4:39:35 AM PDT · by Gennie · 10 replies
    Consumerist ^ | April 14, 2016 | Laura Northrup
    If you lived in parts of the Mid-Atlantic, South, or Midwest in the ’80s or ’90s, you were probably familiar with the discount department store chain Hills. (If you aren’t from that area, when you read this story, substitute your favorite now-defunct local or regional department or discount store for Hills.) This week, a local YouTube channel and a candle company teamed up to create a scented candle, and created a frenzy. Hills stores had snack bars in the lobby, which were nothing unique: popcorn, fossilized hot dogs, soda, and Icees were all available. The stores also had housewares, clothes,...
  • Police: Man claiming to be from the future steals food from Arby's (Could it be?)

    04/20/2016 5:39:47 PM PDT · by ghosthost · 61 replies
    Fox News ^ | 4-18-2016 | Austin Prickitt
    The Arby's manager told police Anderson jumped on the front counter and demanded food. The man then jumped off the counter and allegedly grabbed the manager and forced her towards a wall. The manager told police the man then grabbed a hand full of bacon and chicken and walked out of the business. "He was possibly under the influence of some sort of narcotic or intoxicant or suffering from some type of break with reality. He did mention that he is from four years in the future and that is how people will get food during that period of time,"...
  • Trout Falling From The Sky

    04/20/2016 9:53:08 AM PDT · by blueunicorn6 · 31 replies
    Parks not Lot Philosophy | 4/20/2016 | blueunicorn6
    I was walking across the parking lot at the grocery store when I noticed two of the employees having a discussion by one of the traffic islands. I don't know why they call them traffic islands. You really can't take a good vacation on one. I tried once. I put up my lawn chair and grabbed a beer out of the cooler. The policeman told me that only Hobos and girls car wash employees could camp out on traffic islands. I didn't have a beard and wasn't wearing a bikini top, so he ran me off. I'll leave you to...
  • The Simplest Health Habit You Should Start Today

    04/20/2016 6:05:40 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 21 replies
    Christian Broadcasting Network ^ | April 19, 2016 | Lorie Johnson
    Not many substances are as widely studied as tea. Now, the verdict is in. The bottom line: if you're not drinking tea on a regular basis, it might be a habit worth starting. That's because when it comes to your health, tea packs a powerful punch. Combined studies examining literally hundreds of thousands of tea drinkers led a vast array of scientists to conclude that a consistent dose of tea is good for the body. Most of the research was conducted in Asian countries, on people drinking hot, green tea. The amount mattered. Usually people only experienced health benefits if...
  • McDonald’s to test all-you-can-eat fries

    04/19/2016 1:35:53 PM PDT · by don-o · 45 replies
    AP via WJHL-TV ^ | April 19, 2016
    ST. JOSEPH, MO (WJHL) – One of the most popular menu items at a well-known fast food restaurant is undergoing a test of sorts. McDonald’s is about to test a new business model in Saint Joseph, Missouri – with a new twist: All-you-can-eat fries.
  • Pass the butter: The experts were all wrong

    04/19/2016 6:39:12 AM PDT · by rickmichaels · 90 replies
    Globe and Mail ^ | April 19, 2016 | Margaret Wente
    When I was a kid, the milkman came right to our back door. He brought us bright glass bottles of rich whole milk and thick sweet cream. We drank a lot of milk. Nobody had heard of skim. On weekends my dad cooked up breakfasts of eggs fried in butter, piles of bacon, delicious German sausages. For dinner, we had big chunks of fatty meat every night. That was in the 1950s. Nobody was fat, except for one lone girl at school who everybody picked on. Most kids ate like horses and were skinny as rakes. Then the experts came...
  • PepsiCo CEO: We're reducing our reliance on colas for sales

    04/18/2016 7:56:57 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 18, 2016 10:40 AM EDT
    PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi said Monday the company is reshaping its product lineup to better reflect the growing interest in healthy eating and noted it has reduced its reliance on colas for sales. The maker of Frito-Lay snacks, Mountain Dew, Naked juices and Quaker Oats now gets less than 25 percent of its global sales from soda, Nooyi said. And she said just 12 percent of global sales comes from its namesake soda. Representatives for PepsiCo were unable to provide how those figures have changed in recent the years.The remarks underscore PepsiCo’s recent shift in tone as the world’s biggest...
  • Robots, lasers, poison: the high-tech bid to cull wild cats in the outback

    04/18/2016 12:16:04 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 19 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 4-18-16
    A trial of ‘grooming traps’ is aiming to eradicate one of the biggest threats to Australian wildlife – feral felines. Robotic killers that detect feral cats, spray their fur with poison and rely on them to essentially lick themselves to death have been deployed in the Australian desert for the first time. Australian night parrot legend lives on but bird remains as elusive as ever Read more Feral cats are one of the biggest threats to many of Australia’s endangered species, killing millions of animals every day throughout the country – and controlling them has proved difficult. It took John...
  • Grappa – Italy’s Favorite Digestif

    04/17/2016 8:24:19 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 29 replies
    The most famous, and most popular, after dinner drink in Northeastern Italy is grappa. We introduce it in many ways to our guests on our walking tours and private cycling adventures – served as a digestivo, to aid in the digestion of a wonderful meal, or added to espresso as a caffe corretto, an ammazzacaffe, where a few ounces of grappa are served after you finish your espresso, or a resentin (little rinser), where you rinse out your espresso cup with a few drops of grappa. However you choose to enjoy it, you will find a vast variety of grappa...
  • Home Made Pastrami

    04/16/2016 12:17:24 PM PDT · by Mariner · 38 replies
    My Fetid Mind | April 16th, 2016 | Mariner
    First, don't be intimidated, because it's easy! Easy Method:1 4-5lb Corned Beef Brisket from the market in the Cryo bag1/4 cup black pepper corns1/4 cup Coriander Seeds2 Tbsp Mustard Seed1 Tbsp Garlic PowderDirections:1. Unwrap brisket, rinse and soak in large pan of fresh cold water for 1 hour2. Combine all seeds and pepper corns into a coffee grinder and grind courseAdd to little bowl with other ingredients and stir. That's your rub.3. Remove brisket, dry thoroughly and cover in the rub. Let sit in fridge for 1-2 hours...dry4. Start you smoker during this time. Smoke at 250deg (I use mesquite,...
  • British Muslim to Bake Queen’s birthday Cake

    04/16/2016 10:14:33 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 65 replies
    Al Arabiya ^ | Saturday, 16 April 2016
    A young British Muslim best known for winning a popular baking show has said she will bake the official cake for the queen’s 90th birthday. Nadiya Hussain, whose parents are from Bangladesh, said that she would be making an orange drizzle cake and orange curd and orange buttercream. “When I told the kids [that I was making a cake for the Queen,] the boys were great at keeping it a secret,” Hussain said on the TV show Loose Women, where she is a panelist. The 31-year-old added that the cake would be “very citrusy.” “I was like, yep, yep, I’m...
  • 17 Health Benefits of Cayenne Pepper

    04/16/2016 3:12:28 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 113 replies
    globalhealingcenter.com ^ | Dr. Edward Group DC, NP, DACBN, DCBCN, DABFM
    Many societies, especially those of the Americas and China, have a history of using cayenne pepper therapeutically. A powerful compound with many uses, cayenne pepper is currently gaining buzz for cleansing and detoxifying regimes such as the Master Cleanse, which uses the spice to stimulate circulation and neutralize acidity. Cayenne pepper has been used for a variety of ailments including heartburn, delirium, tremors, gout, paralysis, fever, dyspepsia, flatulence, sore throat, atonic dyspepsia, hemorrhoids, menorrhagia in women, nausea, tonsillitis, scarlet fever and diphtheria. 1. Anti-Irritant Properties Cayenne has the ability to ease upset stomach, ulcers, sore throats, spasmodic and irritating coughs,...
  • Salmon May Be Pricy In Stores This Summer

    04/15/2016 4:53:38 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 10 replies
    CBS SAN FRANCISCO ^ | 15 APRIL 2016 | AP
    <p>FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Salmon caught off the Pacific Coast may be harder to find in stores this summer and cost more with tight restrictions imposed on fishermen who anticipate pulling fewer of the prized catch into their boats, officials said Friday.</p>
  • Hitler Couldn't Defeat Churchill, But Champagne Nearly Did

    04/15/2016 9:37:09 AM PDT · by PatrickJames · 48 replies
    NPR ^ | 4/1/16 | NINA MARTYRIS
    Stories of Churchill's special relationship with alcohol are legendary. Eleanor Roosevelt, who was his host at the White House during World War II, was astonished "that anyone could smoke so much and drink so much and keep perfectly well." ... Churchill drank several brands of champagne such as Giesler, Moet et Chandon, and Pommery, but Pol Roger was his clear favorite. Every year on Churchill's birthday, the charming and shrewd Odette Pol Roger sent him a case of champagne. (His other great friend, Soviet leader Joseph Stalin, sent him caviar — until they fell out over Churchill's Iron Curtain speech.)
  • Weekly Cooking (and related issues) Thread

    04/14/2016 3:24:45 PM PDT · by Jamestown1630 · 148 replies
    Long before we had 'The Pioneer Woman', we had a Pioneer Lady: Jane Watson Hopping, who published many cookbooks featuring old-fashioned recipes and reminiscences of country life. Last weekend, while Liz was posting those beautiful, fresh, Spring-like salads, we were having weather that was very bitter for April - biting winds, low temps, and even some snow. At the thrift store I found Hopping's book, 'The Pioneer Lady's Hearty Winter Cookbook', and it seemed perfect for the strange April day that we were experiencing. The book is full of recipes; but remarkable for how the recipes are framed by old...
  • Woman Lost 9 Days in Arizona Forest Saved After Writing ‘Help’ in Sticks

    04/14/2016 11:03:28 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 38 replies
    National Post ^ | April 13, 2016
    A woman lost in an Arizona forest for nine days survived by drinking pond water, eating plants and spelling out “help” on the ground with sticks, authorities said Tuesday. The sign helped lead rescuers to Ann Rodgers, 72, in the White Mountains of eastern Arizona earlier this month, the state Department of Public Safety said. Rodgers declined to comment when reached by The Associated Press. However, Rodgers told a Tucson TV station on Tuesday that she had food and water in her car but ran out after several days and turned to survival mode.
  • Chef prepared curry after wiping bottom with his bare hands 'for cultural reasons'

    04/13/2016 2:39:37 PM PDT · by ghosthost · 36 replies
    Mirror UK ^ | 4-13-2016 | Kim Sutton
    A curry house chef prepared food after wiping his bottom with his hands - because he doesn't use toilet paper for 'cultural reasons', a court heard . Mahbub Chowdhury, 46, had an empty bottle in his kitchen which inspectors discovered was covered in fecal matter. He said he filled the bottle with water from the kitchen taps and used it to clean his bottom after visiting the toilet - and did not use paper for cultural reasons. Chowdhury then prepared dishes including meat and fish curries at his Yeahya Flavour of Asia in Swindon, Wilts. He pleaded guilty to 10...
  • There's a massive 'crab swarm' off the coast of Panama

    04/12/2016 3:32:27 PM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 50 replies
    mashable.com ^ | 12Apr 2016 | Brian Ries
    "As we slowly moved down to the bottom of the seafloor, all of the sudden we saw these things," Pineda said. "At first, we thought they were biogenic rocks or structures. Once we saw them moving—swarming like insects—we couldn't believe it." The crabs are Pleuroncodes planipes, or tuna crabs, and are usually found around Baja California. The Panamanian coast is a long way from home. "No one had ever found this species that far south," Pineda said. "To find a species at the extreme of their range and to be so abundant is very unusual."
  • State warns county not to ask legal status of WIC recipients

    04/11/2016 2:58:12 PM PDT · by lacrew · 16 replies
    WIBW ^ | April 11, 2016 | Greg Palmer
    WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Sedgwick County commissioners are being warned by the state not to ask participants in the federal Women, Infants and Children program about their citizenship. The Wichita Eagle reports the Kansas Department of Health and Environment says asking about immigration status before the state changes eligibility requirements could result in termination of the county's contract to operate WIC.
  • Police: Runaway Goat Sought 'Caffeine Fix' at Starbucks

    04/11/2016 12:49:39 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 20 replies
    UPI ^ | April 11, 2016 | Ben Hooper
    Police in California said a call about an unusual loiterer at a Starbucks cafe led to the wayward pet goat being reunited with her family. The Rohnert Park Police Department said the town's emergency dispatcher received calls early Sunday about a loose goat wandering around Wolf Den Plaza and further calls soon revealed the animal had walked right into the plaza's Starbucks cafe. The on-duty sergeant responded about 5:12 a.m. and found the goat enjoying a nice meal of cardboard boxes inside the Starbucks. "The goat apparently needed a caffeine fix," police said in a Facebook post. A second post...
  • The most popular food in every state

    04/11/2016 8:43:42 AM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 62 replies
    WTOP News (Washington DC) ^ | 11 April 2016 | WTOP News (Washington DC)
    Despite peaking in popularity in the early 2000s, low-carb diets remain a staple of the fitness and nutrition industry. However, these diets have not abated America’s love of carbohydrates. The health of the country hurts because of it — obesity rates are still rising — but the data show that the country’s most popular foods continue to be the most carbohydrate-laden. From pizza to sandwiches and baked goods, we can’t get enough. Using the most recent 2014 estimates from the American Community Survey and Dun and Bradstreet, the experts at FindTheHome discovered the most popular food in every state....