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  • Exclusive: London Hospital Canteen Only Serves Halal Meat

    09/21/2017 5:40:12 AM PDT · by C19fan · 24 replies
    Breitbart ^ | September 21, 2017 | Liam Deacon
    Visitors to the canteen of a major London hospital have been left with no choice but to eat halal food, a decision apparently taken despite the Muslim population of the local area being a small minority. Recent menu options at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Woolwich, South East London, have included “halal shepherd’s pie” and “halal jerk chicken legs”.
  • Weekly Cooking (and related issues) Thread

    09/20/2017 3:27:59 PM PDT · by Jamestown1630 · 42 replies
    I had two dishes in a restaurant recently that I enjoyed so much I came home right away and looked for recipes. The first was a salad of mixed greens with orange, walnut and Gorgonzola, very like this one: http://allrecipes.com/recipe/72876/orange-walnut-gorgonzola-and-mixed-greens-salad-with-fresh-citrus-vinaigrette/However, the dressing was a ‘maple-walnut’ one, of which I found many versions; this one from the website ‘A Salad for All Seasons’ looked closest: MAPLE WALNUT VINAIGRETTE Serves: 1 CUP ½ cup of extra virgin olive oil ¼ cup of walnut oil 2 Tablespoons of pure maple syrup 3 Tablespoons of apple cider vinegar 1 teaspoon of Dijon mustard 2 Tablespoons...
  • National Cheeseburger Day.

    09/18/2017 10:13:45 AM PDT · by SandRat · 38 replies
    Monday, September 18, is National Cheeseburger Day.
  • Annual beer festival is scrapped in Malaysia following complaints by Islamist groups [tr]

    09/18/2017 10:00:55 AM PDT · by C19fan · 19 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | September 18, 2017 | Julian Robinson
    A beer festival held every year in Malaysia has been scrapped following complaints by Islamist groups who called it 'western' and 'un-Islamic', it has emerged. The event, called 'Better Beer Festival 2017', had been planned for the first weekend in the country's capital Kuala Lumpur. But an application by organisers was rejected amid warnings it would turn the city into 'the biggest centre of vice in Asia'.
  • Thousands of airport geese slaughtered, donated to food pantries in past four years

    09/17/2017 6:46:29 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 37 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | Sept. 16, 2017 | James Fanelli
    It’s tarmac-to-table dining. The Canada Geese that plague the city’s airports may have a bullseye on their backs but they’ve been a bounty for food banks in the past four years, the Daily News has learned. The federal agency in charge of trapping the geese to prevent bird strikes on airplanes in New York has quietly donated thousands of the captured fowl to slaughterhouses for human consumption. Those processing plants give them to food pantries.
  • Louisville business introduces luxury ice to bourbon industry

    09/17/2017 6:03:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    WDRB-TV ^ | September 17, 2017 | Gina Glaros
    MIDDLETOWN, Ky. (WDRB) -- It's the newest take on the bourbon experience: luxury ice. The chilly business venture is barely a year old, but several big name distillers are already taking notice. It's Kentucky's proudest beverage. The flavor, the aroma and the way we enjoy our bourbon is a science. That's why the folks at Kentucky Straight Ice say what we put into the glass with it should be too. "You're getting ice that melts three to four times slower than your standard ice cube," says Rich Finck, President of Kentucky Straight Ice. This allows consumers to enjoy bourbon longer...
  • Drink Coffee, Live Longer

    09/17/2017 1:08:03 AM PDT · by McGruff · 60 replies
    AARP ^ | July 11, 2017 | Austin O'Connor
    A pair of new studies show drinking more coffee offers life-extending benefits. Good news (in a venti cup!) for those who love coffee: Two new studies show that drinking more java could help you live a longer life. The health effects of drinking coffee have been a point of debate over the years, with some studies showing negative effects and others positive. These just-released studies should calm the jitters for those who rely on their daily jolt — or jolts — of caffeine to get through the day. The first study, conducted by researchers from the International Agency for Research...
  • Poor diet is a factor in one in five deaths, global disease study reveals

    09/15/2017 10:39:33 PM PDT · by fireman15 · 50 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 09/14/2017 | Sarah Boseley
    Study compiling data from every country finds people are living longer but millions are eating wrong foods for their health. Poor diet is a factor in one in five deaths around the world, according to the most comprehensive study ever carried out on the subject. Millions of people are eating the wrong sorts of food for good health. Eating a diet that is low in whole grains, fruit, nuts and seeds and fish oils and high in salt raises the risk of an early death, according to the huge and ongoing study Global Burden of Disease. The study, based at...
  • U.S. appeals court upholds California ban on foie gras, made by force-feeding ducks and geese

    09/15/2017 11:49:25 AM PDT · by C19fan · 32 replies
    LA Times ^ | September 15, 2017 | Maura Dolan
    A federal appeals court on Friday upheld a California law that bans the sale of foie gras made by the force-feeding of ducks and geese. A three-judge panel of the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, overturning a district judge’s injunction against the law, said California is free to enforce it.
  • Mother's fury as placard-waving vegan activists FILM her shopping in the meat aisle at [tr]

    09/15/2017 4:50:38 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 49 replies
    U.K. Daily Mail ^ | 9/15/2017 | Sebastian Murphy-Bates
    (fill article title: Mother's fury as placard-waving vegan activists FILM her shopping in the meat aisle at Sainsbury's and 'intimidate' her nine-year-old daughter into declaring she's vegetarian) A mother was left fuming after 12 'scary' vegan activists 'intimidated' her four children during a protest in a supermarket meat aisle. Louise Kirby, from Bolton, Greater Manchester, said placard-waving protesters scared nine-year-old daughter Sophie so much that she suddenly declared herself a vegetarian in the Sainsbury's. The Bolton Chicken Save activists stood silently with placards in front of meat fridges, frightening the mother-of-four as they uploaded a video of the family shopping...
  • Venezuela's 'Plan Rabbit' encounters 'cultural problem'

    09/14/2017 4:42:06 AM PDT · by C19fan · 13 replies
    BBC ^ | September 14, 2017 | Staff
    Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro has devised a "rabbit plan" to counter the economic war he says is being waged against his government by "imperialist forces". The president urged crisis-hit Venezuelans to breed rabbits and eat them as a source of animal protein. Venezuela is facing record levels of child malnutrition amid persistent food shortages. An opposition politician said the plan was "a bad joke".
  • Record 73.3% of School Lunches Served in FY16 Were Free or Reduced Price

    09/12/2017 8:34:43 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 24 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | September 12, 2017 | 10:57 AM EDT | Susan Jones
    Of the 5,052,222,946 school lunches served in Fiscal Year 2016, 73.3 percent of them — the highest percentage on record — were either free or reduced price meals, according to data posted on September 8, 2017 by the Agriculture Department’s Food and Nutrition Service. Free lunches comprised two-thirds (66.6 percent) of all lunches served in that school year; and reduced-price lunches comprised 6.7 percent. Students paid full price for the remaining 26.7 percent in Fiscal 2016, the latest year for which data is available. (FY 2016 covers the 12-month period beginning in Oct. 2015 and running through Sept. 2016. It...
  • Weekly Cooking (and related issues) Thread

    09/12/2017 4:00:59 PM PDT · by Jamestown1630 · 135 replies
    The Harvesters, Pieter Bruegel the Elder I’ve been trying to find something new to do with pork, and this recipe from ‘Caprial’s Bistro Style Cuisine’ looked just right for Fall: Pork Tenderloin with Apple Chutney (serves 4) For the Apple Chutney: 2 tsps. Olive Oil 1 Red Onion, julienned 2 cloves Garlic, chopped ½ C. Apple Cider 1 T. Brown Sugar 2 T. Sherry Vinegar 3 Granny Smith Apples, peeled, cored and sliced 2 tsps. Chopped Fresh Thyme 1 tsp. Chopped Fresh Marjoram 1 tsp. Crushed Green Peppercorns Salt 1 Pork Tenderloin, about 2 lbs. 2 tsps. Dried Thyme Salt...
  • Is McDonald’s New Sweet Corn Cone Good?

    09/11/2017 11:58:45 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 29 replies
    8Days ^ | 08 SEP 2017 | YIP JIEYING
    We put it to the lick test.McDonald’s Nasi Lemak Burger is back with a couple of new sidekicks, like some rather dull potato wedges - and this rather interesting Sweet Corn Cone ($1). It tastes like the fast food chain's well-loved vanilla soft serve ice cream perfumed with a subtle corn flavour. It’s reminiscent of the old-school slab version between wafer biscuits you get from the ice cream cart uncle, but softer, creamier and smoother. It would’ve been even yummier if it were studded with crunchy corn kernels. Still, it’s pretty refreshing in this current hot weather. Worth trying, we...
  • Farmers will have to fence off cattle from streams and rivers by 2021 [Ireland]

    09/11/2017 3:17:22 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    BreakingNews.ie ^ | 09/11/2017 09:20:59 | Seán McCárthaigh
    Farmers will have to fence off cattle to prevent them accessing rivers and streams as part of new measures to improve water quality. A review by two government departments of a program to ensure Ireland complies with the EU Nitrates Directive has recommended that farmers on more intensively stocked farms must take measures to prevent contact between cattle and water sources on their land from January 1, 2021. The review of the Nitrates Action program by the Department of Agriculture and the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government said the deadline would give farmers the chance to plan fencing...
  • Gabrielle Deydier: What it’s Like to Be Fat in France

    09/10/2017 8:35:59 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 84 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Sunday 10 September 2017 | Stefanie Marsh
    Gabrielle Deydier’s book about being obese has ignited her native France. She tells Stefanie Marsh how her life has been a battle against ‘grossophobia’, discrimination and verbal abuse – until nowIn August 2015, 37-year-old Gabrielle Deydier went for a job interview which she passed with flying colours. The job was for a position as a teaching assistant at a Parisian special needs school and the interview panel, including the school’s headmaster, had been so impressed with Gabrielle that they even told her they were worried in case she left for a better-paid job. There had been only one uncomfortable moment:...
  • Taste for Vegemite Dictated by DNA

    09/09/2017 7:22:23 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 55 replies
    Sky News ^ | Saturday, 9 September 2017
    A study has revealed people's like or dislike for Vegemite is in their DNA. Whether people love or hate the yeast-based spread is reportedly down to their parents, according to a new study by DNAFit - one of the UK's top genetic research centres - who have discovered your genes determine whether or not you enjoy the opinion-dividing snack. DNAFit asked 260 adults to taste a 2g serving of Marmite, the British equivalent of Vegemite, before filling out a questionnaire noting their reaction to it, and after analysing the DNA of each participant, researchers discovered the make up of 15...
  • FIRST NEW TYPE OF CHOCOLATE DISCOVERED IN 80 YEARS IS NATURALLY PINK (Ruby Chocolate)

    09/09/2017 6:38:41 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 25 replies
    Nerdist ^ | SEPTEMBER 8, 2017 | MICHAEL WALSH
    Scientists are our best bet for saving the world from our own destructive habits, but we also need their help in making it a world worth saving. Fortunately, some brave men and women in lab coats (and aprons) have done just that, because they recently discovered the first new kind of chocolate in 80 years. Ruby is only the fourth type of chocolate ever found, and despite what you might think from its appearance, it isn’t made with any food dye or berries. That’s right, the newest sweet is naturally pink. In a press release from the chocolate company Barry...
  • Here’s why Chili’s slashing its menu by 40% is a good thing

    09/08/2017 12:20:14 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 67 replies
    marketwatch.com ^ | Sept 8, 2017 1:24 p.m. ET | Tonya Garcia
    Chili’s, a restaurant chain that’s part of Brinker International Inc. EAT, +3.68% , said Friday that on Sept. 18, menus nationwide will be reduced to 75 items, down from 125 appetizers, entrees, cocktails and more, the total reached in January. The chain launched in 1975 with a 25-item menu that included burgers, beer and margaritas. The new, reduced menu will give the chain the room to focus on its core menu of burgers, ribs and fajitas, the company said. “Over the years, like many bar and grill chains, Chili’s chased consumer trends, expanded the menu and tried to be all...
  • The sand trap: Demand outpaces caution—and knowledge [We're running out of it]

    09/07/2017 11:18:35 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 36 replies
    phys.org ^ | 09-07-2017 | Provided by: Michigan State University
    Sand, spanning miles of beaches, carpeting vast oceans and deserts, is a visual metaphor for limitless resources. Yet researchers in this week's journal Science seize another metaphor - sand in an hourglass, marking time running out. Sand is the literal foundation of urban development across the globe, a key ingredient of concrete, asphalt, glass, and electronics. It is cheap and easily extracted. Scientists in the United States and Germany say that easy access has bred a careless understanding of the true global costs of sand mining and consumption. Sand mining across the world is being linked to coastal erosion, habitat...