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  • Love Avocados? Well, They're Running Out

    10/23/2016 1:01:20 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 1 replies
    NBC San Diego ^ | Oct 22, 2016 | Candice Nguyen and Jaspreet Kaur
    The import of avocados from Mexico to the U.S. has decreased by more than half this month, according to the San Diego County Farm Bureau If you love avocados, you might want to head to your nearest grocery store and grab some before they run out—and this time, the wait might be longer than a few days. NBC 7 confirmed with the San Diego County Farm Bureau on Friday that there is a massive shortage of avocados in the county and nationwide caused by labor strikes in Mexico. Growers and pickers in Mexico are having what officials called a “slow...
  • Turmeric Produces ‘Remarkable’ Recovery in Alzheimer’s Patients

    10/22/2016 5:32:19 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 52 replies
    The Epoch Times ^ | October 13, 2016 | Sayer Ji
    A diagnosis of AlzheimerÂ’s, sadly, has become almost like a rite of passage in so-called developed countries. AlzheimerÂ’s is considered the most common form of dementia, which is defined as a serious loss of cognitive function beyond what is expected from normal aging in previously unimpaired persons. A 2006 study estimated that 26 million people throughout the world suffer from this condition, and that by 2050, the prevalence will quadruple, by which time one in 85 people worldwide will be afflicted with the disease. Given the global extent of the problem, interest is growing in safe and effective preventive and...
  • Driver Smashes into Santa Clara Fire Hydrant, Lands Car Inside Pizza Parlor

    10/22/2016 5:08:50 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    A car collision early Saturday in Santa Clara sent a powerful stream of water shooting several feet into the air. The crash occurred shortly after 1 a.m. when a driver plowed into a fire hydrant before eventually landing the vehicle inside Stuft Pizza located near the intersection of Homestead and Woodhams Roads, officials said. Firefighters spent roughly 30 minutes shutting off the water, officials said. The driver of the vehicle fled the scene on foot before being apprehended near his home several blocks away, officials said. No one was injured and the Santa Clara Police Department is currently investigating the...
  • Man Sues Over Arrest After Cops Mistook Doughnut Glaze for Meth

    10/22/2016 4:46:39 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 21 replies
    NBC Miami ^ | Oct 21, 2016
    A Florida man arrested last year after police mistook doughnut glaze in his car for meth is suing the city of Orlando and a drug-testing kit company. The Orlando Sentinel reports Daniel Rushing filed a lawsuit last week, claiming negligence by the city and the kit's manufacturer. Rushing was arrested on drug charges last December when Orlando police officers spotted four tiny flakes of glaze on his floorboard and thought they were pieces of crystal methamphetamine. Rushing told officers it was likely sugar from Krispy Kreme doughnuts he'd eaten, but two roadside drug tests were positive for the illegal substance....
  • Study: 2 Diet Drinks a Day Could Double Risk of Diabetes

    10/22/2016 12:30:00 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 39 replies
    Statesman ^ | Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016 | Bob D'Angelo
    Drinking two servings of carbonated soda — even the diet kind — could double the risk of diabetes, according to a Swedish study. Research by the Karolinska Institute on 2,800 adults found that those who consumed at least two 6½ ounce servings of soft drinks daily were 2.4 times as likely to suffer from a form of type 2 diabetes. Many sodas are sold in 12-ounce cans, meaning that one and a half cans would be enough to double the risk. According to the study, people who drank a liter of soda saw their chances of suffering from diabetes increase...
  • Doctors: Ghost pepper burger caused hole in man's esophagus

    10/21/2016 8:13:09 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 18 replies
    upi ^ | Oct. 20, 2016 | Ben Hooper
    SAN FRANCISCO, - A team of San Francisco-area doctors detailed the case of a 47-year-old man whose attempt at eating ghost peppers caused a rupture in his esophagus. The Journal of Emergency Medicine case report, authored by Dr. Craig Smollin and his team, said the man was participating in an eating contest at a San Francisco restaurant when he wolfed down a hamburger topped with ghost peppers, which have more than twice the heat of habanero peppers. "To our knowledge, no significant adverse effects of ghost pepper ingestion have been reported," the case report's abstract states. The man suffered severe...

    10/19/2016 11:50:17 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    OCTOBER 17, 2016 | David Sax
    THE REAL SOYLENT SICKNESS (New Yorker is link only)
  • Ghost pepper burns hole in man's esophagus

    10/19/2016 7:41:10 AM PDT · by dware · 46 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 10.19.2016 | Ben Guarino
    A ghost pepper's heat is described in terms normally reserved for carpet bombings. Its heat is measured at 1 million units on the Scoville scale, a per-mass measure of capsaicin - the chemical compound that imbues peppers with heat - that until recently was a world record. Peppers that pass the 1 million mark are called superhot; as a rule they are reddish and puckered, as though one of Satan's internal organs had prolapsed. To daredevil eaters of a certain stripe, the superhot peppers exist only to challenge. When consumed, ghost peppers and other superhots provoke extreme reactions. "Your body...
  • Obama: 'We saved the best for last' at final state dinner

    10/19/2016 4:30:50 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 38 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 19, 2016 5:26 AM EDT | Darlene Superville
    “Bittersweet” was the word of the night, the one often used to describe President Barack Obama’s final State Dinner. “We saved the best for last,” he said Tuesday as he welcomed Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi and his wife, Agnese Landini, to the White House. He wasn’t joking. The final gala meant everything was big or bigger, from the personality of the guest chef (Mario Batali) who collaborated on the menu to the size of the white tent (huge) on the South Lawn where the soirée was held, to the guest list (nearly 400 people). […] Obama has held 13...
  • The Bella of the Ball! Michelle Obama pulls out all the stops for final state dinner

    10/18/2016 6:09:14 PM PDT · by traumer · 140 replies
    President Obama and first lady Michelle welcomed the Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi and his wife to the White House on Tuesday The Renzis are the guests of honor at tonight's state dinner - the final one of the Obama administration The arrival ceremony marked the beginning of a daylong visit that will be capped with a glitzy state dinner catered by celebrity chef Mario Batali Singer Gwen Stefani will also perform at the star-studded event Michelle Obama dazzled the crowd at her final state dinner as first lady, in a floor-length rose gold chainmail gown. It was a 'bittersweet...
  • Police Called When 40 Kids Try Bhut Jolokia Peppers

    10/18/2016 9:32:42 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    While I took up a few fun food challenges, both in school and in my fresh produce career, I can say that none of those foods ended in someone having to call 9-1-1. Not the case for a class full of Ohio junior high schoolers. Last Friday, Sept. 2nd, about 40 kids ranging from age 11 to 14 were treated by medics after ingesting “suspected ghost peppers” at school, according to a Dayton Daily News report, five of which had to go to the hospital. The culprit? A food challenge to ingest one of the hottest peppers in the world....
  • Ghostpepper Puts Hole in Man’s Esophagus

    10/17/2016 10:14:38 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 52 replies
    KFOR ^ | OCTOBER 17, 2016
    The ghost pepper is one of the world’s hottest peppers, with a Scoville rating of more than a million. So it might follow that you shouldn’t ingest it in more than tiny quantities. And yet, the Journal of Emergency Medicine reports on the unusual case of a man who tore a hole in his esophagus after eating an incredibly hot ghost pepper. The 47-year-old American ate a burger topped with a “ghost pepper puree” as part of an eating contest. YouTube is rife with video of people eating these things, so you can probably guess how this one went: The...
  • Weekly Cooking Thread - Special Low Carb Edition

    10/17/2016 3:49:54 PM PDT · by Jamestown1630 · 140 replies
    Last week, the Better Homes and Gardens email newsletter had some great pumpkin decorating ideas; I liked this one using mini-lights: You could also do this using 'Funkins', the carve-able artificial pumpkins, for a more permanent decoration: http://funkins.comIf you're somewhat artistically inclined, BHG also has a stencil for carving a pumpkin to represent your favorite Presidential candidate: do have to sign up, to get the stencil.) ________________________________________________ We've had a request to do a 'Low Carb' cooking thread, and I thought we'd start it early on this busy week. One of my favorite - and easiest - lunches to...
  • Philly cheesesteak stand owner removes 'speak English' sign [Geno's]

    10/13/2016 7:50:44 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 43 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 13, 2016 6:23 PM EDT
    A landmark Philly cheesesteak stand has removed a sign posted a decade ago that told customers to order only in English. Geno’s Steaks in south Philadelphia made headlines in 2006 over a small sign posted at the shop stating, “This is AMERICA: WHEN ORDERING ‘SPEAK ENGLISH.’” …
  • Promising News For Children With Peanut Allergies

    10/12/2016 9:03:01 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 20 replies
    NBC DFW ^ | 10/12 | Bianca Castro
    New research shows children, some as young as nine-months-old, with peanut allergies can successfully become desensitized to nuts by eating small doses of peanut protein. To reduce the risk of life-threatening allergic reactions, researchers at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine have been studying the use of oral immunotherapy to reduce sensitivity to peanut proteins. The published a new report that found the therapy to be 81 percent effective in preschool-aged children. Only a handful of oral immunotherapy programs exist in Texas. Medical City Dallas has been running its current program for eight years with high success, according...
  • Weekly Cooking (and related issues) Thread

    10/12/2016 4:00:34 PM PDT · by Jamestown1630 · 82 replies
    I don't like dishes that are strongly-flavored with fennel - we once made a slow-cooked pulled-pork recipe that was ruined for me by the fennel seed flavoring. So it surprised me that I really do like fennel root itself, when it's roasted with other vegetables. The picture above is of Ina Garten's Roasted Winter Vegetables; after we made it the first time, we did it again using carrots, parsnips, potatoes and - Fennel! We really liked it, a very warming Autumn-Winter side dish. Here is the original recipe, and you can switch out veggies as you like: an aside,...
  • McDonald’s advises customers to dunk their fries in milkshake

    10/12/2016 10:19:06 AM PDT · by C19fan · 30 replies
    UK Telegraph ^ | October 10, 2016 | Adam Boult
    Blame Heston Blumenthal for turning every munchies-stricken yahoo in the world into a pioneering experimental foodie. Or blame the gourmet burger fad, threatening McDonald’s long-held position as global burger overlords, and forcing them to come up with ever-more elaborate ways to stand out from the competition. Last week, the never-knowingly-controversial McDonald’s UK Facebook page prompted howls of outrage when they asked followers to answer this question: which flavour milkshake would you prefer to dunk your fries in?
  • Wall Street Journal: Only One in Five Millennials Has Ever Eaten a Big Mac

    10/12/2016 7:52:49 AM PDT · by C19fan · 110 replies
    Breitbart ^ | October 11, 2016 | Katherine Rodriguez
    The death knell has tolled for the Big Mac. Only one in five millennials, aged 18 to 34, has ever tried or knows what a Big Mac tastes like, according to The Wall Street Journal.
  • A Chef and a Farmer Unite to Keep “Garbage Pork” Off Menus

    10/11/2016 9:48:03 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    Washington City Paper ^ | OCT 7, 2016 | LAURA HAYES
    Kyle Bailey is Andrew Crush's pro-bono pig broker.Sgt. Major is a big player. The enormous pig with proportionally enormous balls is the male hog responsible for fathering the majority of the pigs at Spring House Farm in Lovettsville, Virginia. The property, run by farmer Andrew “Boss Hog” Crush, spans 400 acres in Loudoun County’s wine country. Goats, rabbits, chickens, cattle, and honeybees are also integral to the operation, but Spring House Farm is a true pig paradise. Pigs there are raised on pasture land feeding on grubs, grass, and supplemental feed until they reach 100 pounds. “When they’re big enough...
  • Swedes up in arms over EU Christmas glögg 'ban'

    10/11/2016 9:36:02 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 28 replies ^ | 11 Oct 2016 15:33 GMT+02:00 | Lee Roden
    There are few things more precious to Swedes than their traditional drinking habits, and a new EU-wide rule change affecting one of their favorite Christmas drinks has some of the normally tranquil Scandinavians up in arms. A yuletide tradition in Sweden since the 1800s, glögg (a variation of mulled wine) is consumed at parties and gatherings throughout the Christmas period, and is often strengthened with additional spirits to give it an extra kick. But now, some drinks previously labeled as glögg will no longer be allowed to carry that name, with revised EU legislation on the labeling of aromatized wine...
  • Heavy chocolate consumption may be linked to heart health, study suggests

    10/11/2016 7:08:04 PM PDT · by Pete from Shawnee Mission · 66 replies
    BMJ-British Medical Journal ^ | August 30, 2011 | BMJ-British Medical Journal
    High levels of chocolate consumption might be associated with a one third reduction in the risk of developing heart disease, suggests a study published online in the British Medical Journal.... The findings confirm results of existing studies that generally agree on a potential beneficial link between chocolate consumption and heart health. However, the authors stress that further studies are needed to test whether chocolate actually causes this reduction or if it can be explained by some other unmeasured (confounding) factor.... They analysed the results of seven studies, involving over 100,000 participants with and without existing heart disease. For each study,...
  • Fish-Shaped Ice Cream Cones from Japan Sell Out in Berkeley

    10/11/2016 3:05:03 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 2 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | 10/11 | Raquel Maria Dillon
    They're from Japan: Ice Cream Cones Shaped Like Fish Summer may be over but surely there's room for one last ice cream fad, right? The latest craze in ice cream is "taiyaki" cones shaped like fish and made out of a kind of sweet pancake batter. Lovers of soft-serve eat from the cone fish's mouth. Most afternoons, Uji Time Desserts in Berkeley has a line out the door of customers waiting for one of these cute cones and the soft-serve ice cream with traditional Japanese flavors. The fish cones were so popular for the shop's first couple of months that...
  • The meat paradox

    10/11/2016 2:52:46 PM PDT · by JimSEA · 107 replies
    Science Daily ^ | 10/11/2016 | University of Oslo
    When we eat beef, chicken wings, hot dogs or spaghetti bolognese, we do it in denial. Already by referring to what we eat as "beef" instead of "cow," we have created a distance between our food and an animal with abilities to think and feel. The meat paradox "The presentation of meat by the industry influences our willingness to eat it. Our appetite is affected both by what we call the dish we eat and how the meat is presented to us," says Jonas R. Kunst, a postdoctoral fellow at the Institute of Psychology, University of Oslo. Kunst and his...
  • Scammers Use Dead Squirrels to Target Elderly Church Victims

    Farmers Branch police are warning residents about a strange scam targeting elderly men and women that involves dead squirrels. The "squirrel scam" involves two men who are dressed as roofers knocking on a victim's door and saying they saw a squirrel run down their pipes. For a couple hundred dollars, they say, they will remove it. But when they come back, police said, the squirrel the men show the homeowner is already dead – and has been for a long time. All of the victims targeted so far seem to be parishioners at Royal Haven Baptist Church on Valley View...
  • Nestlé recalls Drumstick ice cream cones after listeria test

    10/10/2016 5:24:24 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 16 replies
    CNN ^ | 10/10/2016 | Madison Park
    The company got positive test results for Listeria on its equipment located on a production line at its facility in Bakersfield, California, according to a company statement. The voluntary recall includes the Drumstick Club 16 count Variety Pack and the 24 count Vanilla Pack, which were made between August 31 and September 17. The affected product identification codes are available on the FDA site. Nestlé said it detected the problem through its internal testing, but that the products were inadvertently shipped to stores due to an error "logging receipt of the test result."
  • Italian night

    10/09/2016 3:42:43 PM PDT · by #1CTYankee · 52 replies
    Freerepublic ^ | 10/09/2016 | #1Ctyankee
    The date has been set, our 6th Annual Italian Night will be Saturday, January 21, 2017! Homemade Chicken Parmesean, garlic bread, pasta, salad and homemade cannolis! Italian music and wine!!! The cost will be 12.00 for adults and 8.00 and for children.The venue is the Colebrook Ct. senior center. One of our chefs (Valeria) is a 2nd generation immigrant from Italy, Her Uncle John Gotty would come over on Sundays for dinner. Funny stuff Her cousins Vicky and John Jr. came over and she always called her Vicky, she instead on being called Victoria, Vale has other ideas.
  • Health Officials: Refried beans may have made over 100 Mighty Taco customers sick

    10/08/2016 11:02:25 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 9 replies
    The Erie County Health Department says Friday it's working with the state and Niagara County health officials to investigate reports of nausea and vomiting among customers of one of the fast-food chain's 11 Erie County locations. As of Friday afternoon, the county had heard from 104 people who'd eaten the restaurant's refried beans between Sept. 27 and Oct. 6.
  • Take a Stab at Natto (and Its Curious-Tasting Health Benefits)

    10/07/2016 4:33:15 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 24 replies
    Care2 ^ | October 6, 2016 | Becky Striepe
    Natto has a pretty bad reputation for its taste and texture, but there’s no denying the health benefits of this fermented soy food. 4 Health Benefits of Natto Natto is a traditional Japanese dish made from fermented soybeans. It has many of the benefits you’d get from eating other fermented foods, like sauerkraut or miso. The good bacteria in these foods promote gut health and offer many other health benefits. Natto gets special attention when it comes to health benefits because of its particular mix of enzymes and vitamins. Below are four studies highlighting some of natto’s unique properties. 1....
  • Vegan Mom Accused of Feeding Baby Only Nuts and Berries

    10/07/2016 11:20:37 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 46 replies
    CBS News ^ | October 7, 2016
    The family of a Pennsylvania woman who allegedly starved her 11-month-old son says she practices an extreme form of veganism and fed her baby only small amounts of nuts and berries, reports CBS Pittsburgh. Elizabeth Hawk, 33, is charged with endangering the welfare of a child after investigators say she allegedly failed to give her 11-month-old son sufficient food. In an interview with CBS Pittsburgh, Hawk’s sister-in-law said she had been concerned about her nephew, who appeared to have developed physical limitations and other troubling health issues. “He had a severe rash,” said Brandy Hawk. “It was his motor skills;...
  • Gun-free Waffle House location robbed twice in 3 weeks

    10/07/2016 6:05:03 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 16 replies
    Guns ^ | 10/04/16
    The chain of late-night hash brown and egg joints has long held a “no guns” policy but that hasn’t stopped a Georgia location from being repeatedly robbed at gunpoint. Headquartered in Norcross, Georgia, the breakfast chain has some 2,100 locations in 25 states, primarily in the South, but robbers have targeted a restaurant in the Newnan area twice in the last month. As reported by The Newnan-Times Herald, the McCollum-Sharpsburg location in Coweta County was targeted by two armed men around 11:20 p.m. Sunday night. While no customers were in the cafe, Troy Foles with the Coweta County Sheriff’s Office...
  • New Mexicans on the Fence About Newly Invented Tortilla Toaster

    10/06/2016 1:19:17 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 98 replies
    KRQE ^ | October 6, 2016 | Marissa Lucero
    There are very few places in the country where tortillas are as important as they are in New Mexico. Now a Chicago company thinks it has an invention everyone will love. It’s a first-of-its kind toaster made just for tortillas. But when it comes to homemade tortillas, Irene Dominguez, will tell you there’s nothing like a fresh one straight from the grill. Jay Guthrie, with Duran Central Pharmacy, said for the last 30 years every morning batch of tortillas gets started with Dominguez, and customers agree. “They’d never be as good as Duran’s homemade tortillas,” Sharon Johnson said. The start-up...
  • Canadian Taco Bell to Convert to Airbnb for One Night

    10/06/2016 8:37:14 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    UPI ^ | Oct. 6, 2016 | Daniel Uria
    A Taco Bell location in Canada is offering fast-food enthusiasts the chance to spend a night inside the restaurant. As part of the "Taco Bell Canada's SteakCation" contest one winner and their three friends will have the opportunity to stay in an Ontario Taco Bell location which will be converted into an Airbnb for the release of the new "Steak Doubledilla." "Our Taco Bell location in Chatham, Ontario will be outfitted with two sets of bunk beds, some comfy chairs, and a big screen TV," the Airbnb listing states. In addition to a feast of Steak Doubledillas the listing promises...
  • Weekly Cooking (and related issues) Thread

    10/05/2016 4:46:42 PM PDT · by Jamestown1630 · 133 replies
    I have a young friend at work who is a wonderful baker, and dreams of having his own bakery someday. He lost his Mom to cancer several years ago, and often reminisces about her and things they did together. One of his favorite memories is of the two of them making this Ina Garten recipe for Pumpkin Roulade, and it has become one of his specialties: co-worker has recently retired, and we are having a party for him at the end of the month. Whenever we had parties and I asked Nate what he wanted me to make, he...
  • Michelle Obama sets her garden in stone

    10/05/2016 4:19:40 PM PDT · by PROCON · 85 replies ^ | Oct. 5, 2016 | HELENA BOTTEMILLER EVICH
    First lady Michelle Obama is making sure that whoever inhabits the White House next doesn’t rip out her iconic vegetable garden — at least not without a big fuss. Obama Wednesday afternoon unveiled a much bigger version of the garden that uses cement, stone and steel to make it a more permanent fixture on the South Lawn. The updates are seen not just as preserving Obama’s garden — recognized globally as a symbol of local food — but also as a way to dissuade, say, a President Donald Trump from scrapping it the way Ronald Reagan tore out Jimmy...
  • Pizzeria Owner Dares Customers to Eat a Calzone the Size of a New Born

    10/04/2016 8:31:37 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 29 replies
    Daily Star ^ | 27th September 2016 | Jeff Farrell
    A RESTAURANT boss is daring punters to wolf down his 5,000- calorie pizza which weighs the same as a small baby.The folded pizza – known as a calzone – contains 4lb of minced beef, potatoes, courgettes, peppers, cheese and sauce. It is then wrapped in another 1lb of thick pizza dough. Over 4,000 people have accepted the challenge but only 75 have polished off the dish in one sitting and claimed the £13.95 meal for free. But bosses of Italian restaurant Amalia warned off anyone thinking it was a handy way to dine out for nothing. “My first advice would...
  • Truck Hauling Cookie Dough Catches Fire (Indianapolis)

    INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – The southbound lanes of Interstate 465 near Fall Creek Road are back open after a semi-trailer carrying 29,000 pounds of cookie dough caught on fire Tuesday morning. The southbound lanes reopened around 2 p.m. They had been closed since 3:30 a.m. Indiana State Police said the truck driver is fine. They said the driver unhooked the trailer and got the truck away just in time. INDOT said the bridge inspection passed at southbound Shadeland and I-465. There is no structural damage to the bridge. Slick residue from the cookie dough was left behind after the crash. Causing...
  • Taco Lovers Rejoice: National Taco Day Lands on Taco Tuesday

    10/04/2016 1:01:25 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 37 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Brendan Weber
    The routine "Taco Tuesday" just jumped up a notch. As it happens every year, Oct. 4 is firmly penciled in as National Taco Day. What makes this annual celebration ever tastier this go around is that it just happens to fall on the day of the week famously referred to as "Taco Tuesday." Whether you plan to satisfy your cravings at a beloved taco truck or dine-in at the neighborhood taqueria, a few establishments will be celebrating with you. On the Border Mexican Grill & Cantina is offering its spread of mini tacos for a price of just two quarters,...
  • Family Bakery Bullied by Militant LGBT Mob Closes

    10/04/2016 11:48:12 AM PDT · by PROCON · 30 replies ^ | Sep. 30, 2016 | Todd Starnes
    In 2013 - a small family bakery in Northwestern Oregon refused to make a cake for a lesbian wedding. The owners of Sweet Cakes by Melissa had no idea that their decision to follow the teachings of their Christian faith would lead to a multi-year legal battle. It’s a battle still being waged. Aaron and Melissa Klein were eventually punished by the state of Oregon -- fined $135 thousand dollars for refusing to participate in the lesbian wedding event. It was the price they had to pay for refusing to violate their conscience. They also made the painful decision...
  • At Mountain View's Zume Pizza, Robots Help Make the Pie

    10/03/2016 3:53:55 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 24 replies
    Zume Pizza in Mountain View says it's the only restaurant in the world to have robots making its pizzas. It's the "next generation" in technology. But the CEO says there's no need to fear. "Robots won't be taking away jobs - instead these robots are just being used for squirting and spreading marinara sauce. Zume restaurant still has people who toss the dough and add toppings to the pizza.
  • What’s Juicing the Market for Weird Fruit? Rosh Hashana, Obviously

    10/03/2016 9:25:52 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 8 replies
    WSJ ^ | 2 Oct 2016 | SOPHIA HOLLANDER
    Families bombard grocery stores seeking new exotics to try; soursop or monstera Aviva Brandsdorfer, 33, said her children generally embraced the new fruits, except the wild-haired rambutans, which frightened them. “My kids refused to eat it,” she said, “because it looked like it was very dangerous.” Zeke Kreitner, produce manager at Seasons Kosher grocery, a New York-area chain, said he figures, “If I’ve never seen it, then maybe they’ve never seen it.” This year’s offerings include soursop, a spiky green fruit with a fleshy white interior, $10 a pound. His first thought when he opened the box: “It looks weird.”...
  • Eggs, scrambled and otherwise

    10/02/2016 6:17:28 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 74 replies
    Popsugar (Multiple links in body of thread) | October 2, 2016
    I'm really not much of a cook at all. I don't have the patience or the concentration. It's therefore no surprise that I would fall back on cooking eggs - fried, boiled, or poached. When I fry the eggs, I prefer to use bacon grease, but butter works just fine. So does olive oil if I'm in a healthy mood. I recently ran across a scrambled eggs recipe that used Worcestershire sauce: You Never Knew You Needed Scrambled Eggs With Worcestershire Sauce I tried it and I liked it. The link led me to a couple other links: This Is...
  • Local Rescued South Korean ‘dog meat dogs’ find temporary home in Maryland

    10/02/2016 7:44:07 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 7 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 30 Sept 2016 | Justin Wm. Moyer
    The dogs were recently rescued from an unlicensed backyard dog-meat farm in Jeonju, South Korea — a city that draws tourists to its historic buildings, sports activities and food culture ranked among UNESCO’s Creative Cities for Gastronomy. A poll conducted by Gallup Korea last year showed almost two-thirds of Koreans under the age of 20 said they seldom eat dog meat.
  • Man behind the beloved 'Oscar Mayer Wiener Song' dies at 87

    10/02/2016 5:29:49 AM PDT · by Mr_Moonlight · 25 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 30 2016 | Fox News
    The man who got generations of hot dog lovers humming along to the Oscar Mayer Wiener song has died. According to an obituary posted online by a northern Illinois funeral home, Richard Trentlage died on Sept. 21 at age 87. His daughter Linda Bruun confirmed to the New York Times that the cause of death was congestive heart failure. Millions of Americans grew up humming along to Trentlage’s catchy tune: “Oh, I wish I were an Oscar Mayer wiener, that is what I’d truly like to be, ’cause if I were an Oscar Mayer wiener, everyone would be in love...
  • Animal Rights Activist Speaks Out After Being Tackled by SF Giants Left Fielder Angel Pagan

    10/02/2016 12:10:26 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 29 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Oct 1, 2016 | Rhea Mahbubani
    Giants left fielder Angel Pagan body-slammed an animal rights activist clutching white paper flowers, who ran onto the field into the outfield grass at AT&T Park during the fourth inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday night. The tackle, caught on camera, went viral. On Saturday, Wayne Hsiung, who landed in a heap beneath Pagan, said he is member of a Berkeley-based group called Direct Action Everywhere. Hsiung said he rushed the field in an attempt to bring attention to animal violence allegedly perpetrated by Farmer John, the company that supplies Dodger Dogs — the famous hot dogs served...
  • Eat at the McDonald’s of the Philippines that People Wait in 8-Hour Long Lines to Try

    10/01/2016 11:22:21 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 9/30 | Hayley Peterson
    What it’s like to eat at the McDonald’s of the Philippines that people wait in 8-hour long lines to try The biggest fast-food chain in the Philippines is expanding in the US. Jollibee, known for its "Chickenjoy" fried chicken, sweet spaghetti, and halo-halo iced desserts, is about to open its second location in the Midwest and will soon expand into Florida and New York City. The company is mapping out an expansion to other "key cities" soon as well "where there is a good density of Filipinos," Jollibee North America President Jose Maria Minana told Business Insider. Jollibee currently has...
  • Foie Gras Hamburgers Being Added to the Menu at Japanese Fast Food Chain

    10/01/2016 8:11:04 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    RocketNews24 ^ | 9/27 | Casey Baseel
    ”And would you like duck liver on your burger today?” Japanese hamburger chain Freshness Burger has a reputation as a pretty classy place, so much so that some would argue it’s more a café that simply lacks table service and offers take-out, as opposed to something so base as a fast food restaurant. In keeping with that comparatively upscale image, Freshness Burger is about to release a foie gras burger. Priced at 1,000 yen (US$9.70), you could call it either a premium hamburger or a budget-priced foie gras entree. The patty is the standard quarter-pound (113-gram) slab of meat used...
  • Man Claims a Racial Slur Was Printed on His Receipt at Miami Beach Eatery

    10/01/2016 7:15:55 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 34 replies
    NBC Miami ^ | Oct 1, 2016
    A South Florida man is suing the owner of a popular restaurant chain after he claims a racial slur was printed twice on his receipt at a Miami Beach eatery. The man, Frantz Leger, who is black, says he ate at Los Perros on Alton Road on July 2 and when he received his receipt, a racial slur printed on it, not once, but twice — in the order number and table number sections. According to the complaint, Leger claims the restaurant told him their system must have auto-corrected his name to the racial slur. But, the suit alleges that...
  • Carnegie Deli will Close at End of 2016

    09/30/2016 9:25:53 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 57 replies
    New York Post ^ | September 30, 201 | Steve Cuozzo
    The Carnegie Deli, a New York institution since 1937, will soon serve its last “Woody Allen.” The iconic home to gigantic Jewish-style sandwiches — like the 4-inch-high, pastrami-and-corned beef “Woody” on rye — will close its doors forever on Dec. 31, The Post has learned. Restaurant owner Marian Harper Levine tearfully broke the news to 60 heartbroken employees on Friday morning.
  • Deer tries to settle the score with driver who hit it

    09/29/2016 5:16:09 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 26 replies
    (CNN) - Guess deer don't believe in letting bygones be bygones. A New Jersey woman was driving down a road, when -- bam! -- she hit a deer that had crossed her path. The deer took off -- or so she thought. As the driver, Ellen Snyder, opened the door to check out the damage to her SUV, the deer suddenly charged back across the road towards her vehicle, pinning her inside.
  • Weekly Cooking (and related issues) Thread

    09/28/2016 8:29:58 AM PDT · by Jamestown1630 · 73 replies
    One of the most interesting food writers I’ve encountered, and an American Treasure, is John Thorne, who for many years produced a snail-mail newsletter called ‘Simple Cooking’. The newsletter doesn’t seem to be produced anymore, but fortunately we have the many books that he and his wife Matt Lewis have published. These are just delightful books to read, even if you aren’t going to cook any of the recipes in them:"I remember that one of Thorne’s newsletters contained a recipe for ‘Puffed Wild Rice’, which was suggested as a snack, a topping for salad, or even an addition to...