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  • The first fully vegan supermarket chain just went bankrupt [Veganz, Germany]

    01/16/2017 5:18:25 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 32 replies ^ | 16 January 2017 17:20 CET+01:00
    The first entirely vegan supermarket chain has filed for bankruptcy due to a lack of demand, according to reports on Monday. The chain Veganz, which shuns animal products, will close at least four of its nine of its branches after announcing its bankruptcy in December, Lebensmittelzeitung reported. Jan Bredack, the founder of the chain, told the paper: “The model of the vegan supermarket outstripped itself, because of the growing supply of vegan produce.” …
  • Study finds association between eating HOT PEPPERS and DECREASED MORTALITY

    01/16/2017 2:33:16 PM PST · by Tilted Irish Kilt · 91 replies ^ | 1/13/17 | N/A
    Like spicy food? If so, you might live longer, say researchers at the Larner College of Medicine at the University of Vermont, who found that consumption of hot red chili peppers is associated with a 13 percent reduction in total mortality - primarily in deaths due to heart disease or stroke—in a large prospective study. Going back for centuries, peppers and spices have been thought to be beneficial in the treatment of diseases, but only one other study—conducted in China and published in 2015 - has previously examined chili pepper consumption and its association with mortality. This new study corroborates...
  • When You Eat This Bacon-Wrapped Burrito, an Angel Gets its Wings

    01/15/2017 5:44:41 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 25 replies
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | Jan 14, 2017 | Andi Berlin
    There was a bit of confusion when the tinfoil husk was peeled away, revealing two pucks of what appeared to be seared pork product. People were looking up from their tables, wondering what this was all about, what's going on over there. One guy even asked. "It's the bacon-wrapped burrito," I replied. My tablemates were quick to clarify: "You can get any of the burritos wrapped in bacon, for $1.50." (They failed to mention the Philly Cheese add-on, but that one is still shrouded in mystery.) Nobody knew about it yet, because this option is pretty new. I just found...
  • “Pizza Business Has Always Been Called a Disaster Business,” OK Pizza RestS. Prepare for Weather

    01/15/2017 5:31:59 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    “Pizza business has always been called a disaster business,” Oklahoma pizza restaurants prepare for winter weatherResidents across the metro aren't the only ones preparing for the upcoming winter weather. Pizza delivery restaurants are also gearing up for the icy forecast this weekend. As temperatures grow colder, business at local pizza joints heats up. When inclement weather strikes local pizzerias are likely to see double the calls. Friday, a metro Papa Murphy’s had to close its doors for about an hour. A sign posted on the door said the store was temporarily closed until new dough could be made due to...
  • Skateboard Pizza Delivery Gets Around Gridlock

    01/15/2017 1:42:22 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | January 14, 2017 | Sal Pizzaro
    Snow, rain, heat and gloom of night may not deter a postal carrier, but Highway 17 mudslides and Los Gatos traffic proved to be no match for Pizza My Heart delivery dude Daniel Javier Christjansen. Quenneville-Brown and her 11-year-old son, Blaze, were on their way home to the Santa Cruz Mountains and got caught in gridlock in Los Gatos after mudslides Wednesday partially closed Highway 17. After three hours barely moving, she and her son were very hungry – and did I mention that Laura’s nine months pregnant, too? “I never thought in a million years it would take 5½...
  • Fish and Chirps? Crickets Make Leap in Demand as a Protein

    01/14/2017 5:05:41 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 32 replies
    NBC DFW ^ | Jan 13, 2017
    At Tomorrow's Harvest farm, you won't find acres of land on which animals graze, or rows of corn, or bales of hay. Just stacks of boxes in a basement and the summery song of thousands of chirping crickets. It's one of a growing number of operations raising crickets for human consumption that these farmers say is more ecologically sound than meat but acknowledge is sure to bug some people out. Once consumers get beyond the ick factor, they say, there are a lot of benefits to consuming bugs.
  • Dozens of Dogs Rescued From Illegal Meat Trade in Thailand

    01/14/2017 3:55:33 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    NBC San Diego ^ | Jan 13, 2017 | Jaspreet Kaur and Omari Fleming
    Dozens of dogs greeted visitors at a local brewery Friday after they were rescued from an illegal meat trade in Thailand. The event, called Suds for Soi Dogs was held at Mission Brewery featuring 17 of 30 dogs recently rescued and brought to the United States. It was a fundraiser to raise money by El Cajon-based The Barking Lot and the Soi Dog Foundation to help care for the dogs and rescue others. Another 1,200 dogs are still at a shelter in Thailand. It costs $250 to bring each dog to the U.S., which doesn't include the cost associated with...
  • Fun Fact: That Drawer Underneath Your Stove Isn't for Storage

    01/14/2017 2:24:48 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 89 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | January 13, 2017 | Travel + Leisure staff
    Perhaps, like me, you use that drawer located underneath your stove for storing pans, cookie sheets, and muffin tins. Unfortunately, we've all been doing it wrong, according to the good people who manufacture stoves. While it does serve as a great spot for all of your back-up cooking tools, it's actually meant to be a warming drawer. You may notice a message printed on the inside of the drawer or in some sort of owner's manual that says something like this: "The warming drawer is designed to keep hot foods at serving temperature. Always start with hot food. Cold or...
  • Deadly Mushrooms: Santa Cruz Protocol Is Becoming Known Internationally

    01/13/2017 10:05:06 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 21 replies
    Santa Cruz Sentinel ^ | 01/13/17 | Jondi Gumz
    Three hours after Dr. Todd Mitchell’s Dec. 3 flight from Beijing landed in San Francisco, a call demanded his immediate attention. Mitchell, 59, had spent two-and-a-half weeks in China, which has the most mushroom poisoning deaths in the world, sharing the treatment method he developed at Dominican Hospital. The call concerned a Santa Rosa hospital patient believed to have eaten deadly mushrooms. Principal investigator of an amatoxin mushroom poisoning clinical trial that has treated nearly 100 patients across North America in the past 10 years, Mitchell arranged for the patient’s overnight transfer to Dominican Hospital. This patient was the first...

    01/13/2017 2:27:15 PM PST · by greeneyes · 94 replies
    fr | 12/13/2017 | greeneyes
    The Weekly Gardening Thread is a weekly gathering of folks that love soil, seeds and plants of all kinds. From complete newbies that are looking to start that first potted plant, to gardeners with some acreage, to Master Gardener level and beyond, we would love to hear from you. This thread is non-political, although you will find that most here are conservative folks. No matter what, you won’t be flamed and the only dumb question is the one that isn’t asked. It is impossible to hijack the Weekly Gardening Thread. Planting, Harvest to Table(recipes)preserving, good living - there is no...
  • Weekly Cooking Thread - Friday the 13th of January version 2017

    01/13/2017 9:49:12 AM PST · by Yaelle · 110 replies
    All of us ^ | 01/13/17 | Substitute in da house
    Good morning, happy Friday the 13th. Cotton Ball and I are the substitute cooking leaders for our dear Jamestown1630, who is nursing someone close to her back to health. May he be having a uptick in health this weekend, JT! Anyway, no creepy morbid Friday the 13th recipes for me. But in my area (Southern California) we've had chilly weather and rain, for us quite delightful. So I'm thinking warm, homey slow cooker meals today. But as you know, we here are open to EVERYTHING food and food related. Today I'm going to make a white bean chili recipe in...
  • Fish and chirps? Crickets make leap in demand as a protein

    01/13/2017 8:28:22 AM PST · by Red Badger · 61 replies
    WILLISTON, Vt. (AP) -- At Tomorrow's Harvest farm, you won't find acres of land on which animals graze, or rows of corn, or bales of hay. Just stacks of boxes in a basement and the summery song of thousands of chirping crickets. It's one of a growing number of operations raising crickets for human consumption that these farmers say is more ecologically sound than meat but acknowledge is sure to bug some people out. Once consumers get beyond the ick factor, they say, there are a lot of benefits to consuming bugs. "We don't need everybody to eat insects," said...
  • In-N-Out's Reclusive 34-Year-Old Heiress Reveals Shocking Details About Her Family and Relationships

    01/12/2017 5:12:34 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 43 replies
    San Fracisco Chronicle ^ | Wednesday, January 11, 2017 | Hayley Peterson
    he famously reclusive 34-year-old heiress to In-N-Out's fortune has offered rare insight into her personal life in a new video. Lynsi Snyder, the billionaire president of the California-based burger chain and granddaughter of its founders, discusses her four marriages, the death of her father, and her past drug use in the 10-minute video, which was posted Wednesday to the website She said her father, Guy Snyder, battled drug addiction and was in and out of rehab facilities from the time she was five years old. He later had an affair, and her parents divorced when she was 12. "It...
  • Make Mine a Darth Vader Burger! The Weirdest Edible Movie Tie-Ins

    01/12/2017 4:40:18 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    Guardian ^ | 1/12
    A Harry Potter-themed restaurant has opened in Brooklyn, following a grand tradition that includes the gut-busting Hobbit breakfast, Deadpool cocktails and a naked Daniel Craig ice lollyThe Harry Potter books and movies were always a little food and drink obsessed. Trawl through the kitschier corners of the web and you’ll find recipes for alcoholic butterbeer, polyjuice potion jelly shots and even a biscuit based on Ron Weasley’s jumper. More than five years after the release of the final Potter movie, fans’ passion for wizarding-related nosh also continues to inspire new eateries: this week has seen the opening of a Boy...
  • Amsterdam Is Opening an All-Avocado Restauran

    01/12/2017 4:25:03 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 31 replies
    Metro (U.K) ^ | Ellen Scott
    We hoped that perhaps the overwhelming avocado obsession, the food trend that creeps in at every corner and refuses to budge from our brunch menus, might die in 2016. But clearly that’s not the case. While avocado bars and cafes have been popping up around New York for a while, they haven’t really made it over to the UK – other than one entirely avocado brunch popup. But the power of the avocado is creeping closer. Amsterdam is getting a snazzy all-avocado café called The Avocado Show. Created by foodie friends Julien Zaal, Ron Simpson, and Jaimie van Heije, The...
  • Today Only, Get a Gold Caviar Pizza for Just $20

    01/11/2017 4:17:45 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    TimeOut ^ | 1/11
    Remember that $2,000 gold-and-caviar pizza at Industry Kitchen in FiDi? Good news—you can now get a similarly ritzy pie for only $20 at Ribalta in Greenwich Village. Chef Pasquale Cozzolino tricks out his version, called Oro Nero, with buffalo mozzarella, caviar, a runny egg, white-truffle gold dust and winter black truffles. The specialty pie is only available today, so get it while it's cheap.
  • Man shoots at wife after she eats his grilled cheese sandwich

    01/10/2017 1:13:27 PM PST · by PROCON · 108 replies ^ | Jan. 10, 2017
    DUNDALK, Maryland (AP/Meredith) - A man who got upset when his wife took a bite of his grilled cheese sandwich opened fire inside his home and sparked an hours-long standoff with police, according to authorities. Baltimore County police worked to diffuse the bizarre situation Sunday night. During the standoff, a woman and three teenagers ran outside the home and told officers a man started shooting through the basement floor after he found out someone ate a piece of his sandwich, WBAL-TV
  • How NYC’s Pasta King Lost 137 Pounds

    01/10/2017 11:04:42 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 26 replies
    New York Post ^ | January 11, 2017 | Dana Schuster
    Michael White, the Michelin-starred chef behind acclaimed Italian restaurants such as Marea and Ai Fiori, has dropped 137 pounds over the past five years — but he’s still enjoying the pasta that made him famous. In 2010, the 6-foot-4-inch chef noticed his body was aching. He was uncomfortable, his feet hurt and he lacked energy. He stepped on the scale and was shocked by the number he saw: 374 — 100 pounds more than he weighed as a football player at Rock Valley College in Illinois.
  • Taco Bell Bets Big on China, Unveiling First of 1,000 Locations to Come

    01/10/2017 8:14:01 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 27 replies
    Eater ^ | Dana Hatic | Dana Hatic
    Will it fare better than McDonald’s has?Taco Bell has entered a brave new world: China. The Doritos Locos taco inventor just unveiled a new store in in Shanghai and plans to have 1,000 restaurants operating in the country by 2022, according to the Wall Street Journal. This new push is a leap of faith for Yum China, which also oversees the KFC and Pizza Hut brands in the country. Yum previously operated a handful of concepts in China under the name Taco Bell Grande, but all closed by 2008. The menu at this new Taco Bell is different from the...
  • Man Assaults Girlfriend With Taco

    01/10/2017 8:04:49 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 43 replies
    The Daily Times ^ | Tuesday, January 10, 2017
    A Maryville man was arrested Friday after he reportedly attacked his girlfriend with a taco for having a profile on an online dating site. Steven Erwin Stokes, 47, Ridgeview Road, Maryville, was arrested by Blount County Sheriff’s Office deputies on charges of domestic assault, aggravated domestic assault, failure to appear to address a misdemeanor charge and contempt of court. He was being held in lieu of bonds totaling $7,000 pending hearings at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday and 9 a.m. Thursday in Blount County General Sessions Court. Deputies responded to the situation around 9 p.m. on Friday, after Stokes’ girlfriend, a 46-year-old...
  • Shower Beer Lets You Chug While You Scrub

    01/10/2017 6:58:51 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 21 replies
    CNET ^ | January 10, 2017 | Amanda Kooser
    A beer designed specifically for shower use aims to keep its cool in hot conditions by downsizing the bottle.It never occurred to me to drink beer in the shower until the moment I heard about Shower Beer, a brew designed to keep you company while you wash your hair and shave your armpits. Apparently, I've been missing out. Shower Beer from PangPang Brewery in Sweden is a strong pale ale bottled in a dainty 6-ounce (177-milliliter) bottle. It comes in a several-sips serving size so it has a better chance of staying chilled through the quaffing process, even if you're...
  • Fast Food Restaurant Announces Name Change as Spaniards Can’t Pronounce 'Burger King' Properly

    01/10/2017 6:39:58 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 32 replies
    Burger King released a statement on Tuesday announcing plans to change its name to ‘Burguer King’ in Spain after suffering “years of mispronunciation”. The fast-food chain explained that it had decided "to turn the situation around and be the ones to make the change" “In this way, at long last, the name of the brand will be written as it is pronounced.” “The brand has decided to “castellanize” its name to get closer to the consumers in the Spanish market…From now on Burger will be written with an added ‘u’; Burguer,” the statement send out on Tuesday morning explained. Of...
  • Raised for meat in South Korea, dogs head for new homes in U.S.

    01/10/2017 7:19:12 AM PST · by C19fan · 36 replies
    Reuters ^ | January 10, 2017 | Nataly Pak
    You're OK, you're OK," Lola Webber, a campaign manager with the Humane Society International (HSI), whispers to a lab-mix puppy, cradling her in a jacket as dozens of dogs bark in nearby cages. The puppy is moved from a rusty cage on a dog-meat farm in South Korea to a plastic crate, given the name Demi, and placed in a truck where she begins the long journey to a shelter in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to be put up for adoption.
  • A Pizza Worker Rang a Gran to Call Her an 'Ugly *****' After She Left a One-Star Review Online

    01/09/2017 9:00:05 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    Wales Online ^ | 9 JAN 2017
    The conversation was caught on videoA pizza shop worker rang a gran to call her an “ugly *****” after she left a one-star review on Facebook . The staff member, who has not been named, telephoned the grandmother at home to rant at her after she posted the review. Her family videoed the conversation in which the pizza worker is heard ranting: “You ****ing ugly *****. I’m here 24-7. “It’s easy to talk on ****ing Facebook, next time you want to say something come down here and ****ing say it, ok?” The manager of the shop, The Square Pizza Company...
  • The best sandwiches in America

    01/09/2017 12:39:51 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 203 replies
    New York Post ^ | January 9, 2017 | By Lauren Rothman
    When it comes to snacking, meal times and everything in between, there’s one thing Americans can all agree on: the sandwich is king. Whether these stacked-bread behemoths are served up at the best breakfast restaurants in America, the best BBQ restaurants in America or are some of the secret menu items across America, we can’t get enough bacon-egg-and-cheeses, beef briskets, Italian subs, classic pastrami on rye bread or spicy pork banh mi. So, the next time the craving strikes, hit up these spots to indulge in some of the best sandwiches in America. 1. Pastrami at Katz’s Delicatessen in New...
  • Why chickens are twice as big today as they were 60 years ago

    01/08/2017 10:37:13 AM PST · by Trump20162020 · 112 replies
    MarketWatch ^ | January 7, 2017 | Evie Liu
    American families are getting smaller and yet chickens are getting larger. As we begin 2017, Americans can look back at 2016 as yet another year with record-high chicken consumption—an average of 89.6 pounds per person. That’s more than three times as much as our grandparents ate. Chickens we eat today are twice as big as they were 60 years ago. In 1955, the average weight of chickens sold on market was 3.07 pounds, while the number for the first half of 2016 was 6.18 pounds, according to National Chicken Council, a nonprofit trade organization based in Washington, D.C.
  • Cayenne Pepper: King Of The Herbs

    01/08/2017 12:12:52 AM PST · by Sontagged · 99 replies
    Your Cayenne Pepper Guide ^ | 2010 | Glenn Reschke
    If cayenne pepper (Capsicum annuum) is not the king of medicinal herbs, it is certainly a prince among them due to the incredible health benefits it gives. It may have been presumptuous for me to have first coined it "king of herbs" but I feel it is just that -- for there is no other medicinal herb or spice that can do what it can. If you have heard about Capsicum or are interested in its benefits, you've come to the right place. Bold to say yes, but I stand by it. For I am the one who conducted the...
  • Weekly Cooking (and related issues)Thread

    01/07/2017 3:58:11 PM PST · by Jamestown1630 · 153 replies
    Dear Cooking-Thread Friends; A very dear relative of mine has become quite ill, and I will be caring for him for the foreseeable future. I expect that things will be turned a little ‘upside-down’ here for a while, and I won’t be able to continue the weekly posting of this thread. I will resume when I am able, but in the meantime we can just continue this thread. I will check in when I can. Alternatively, if anyone would like to take up the thread in the interim, the ping list is on my profile page. My current patient is...
  • Woman Threatens Brother With Dagger for Eating Dumplings

    01/07/2017 3:20:24 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 56 replies
    A 36-year-old Florida woman faces an aggravated assault charge after police say she threatened her brother with a dagger for eating Polish dumplings at their mother's home. The Palm Beach Post reports the siblings started arguing late Tuesday after Mandy Rounds' brother ate the plate of dumplings, also known as pierogis. The fight spilled outside the Jupiter home. A police report says Rounds threatened to cut the dumplings out of her brother's stomach before stabbing the large dagger
  • 'Pizza Nazi' Cut Hole in Wall of Former Restaurant to Take Oven, DA Says

    01/07/2017 1:35:08 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    DNI Info ^ | January 6, 2017 | Katie Honan and Nicole Bode
    This pizza war is heating up. The self-described "Pizza Nazi" who was busted last summer for growing pot in his backyard — and telling police it was lemon verbena and catnip — was arrested in December after he cut a hole in the wall of his former restaurant to take its pizza oven, officials said. Whitney Aycock, 43, and a friend cut a window out of a wall of the former Whit's End Pizza on Rockaway Beach Boulevard near Beach 97th Street on Nov. 1, 2016, police said. The pair then loaded the eatery's massive Stefano Ferrara Neopolitan-style oven on...
  • It's Conquered Xavier University, Now Pizza ATM Is Ready to Take the Continent

    01/07/2017 1:29:57 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    WCPO ^ | Jan 6, 2017 | Bob Driehaus
    Xavier University has been the only place in North America since August where pilgrims could journey for a slice of Pizza ATM pizza. But the gospel of artisanal pizza served hot out of a machine is about to spread across the continent. Colleges and businesses in 20 states and Canada have expressed interest in buying their own Pizza ATM, and the first few successors to XU's may ship in January, according to Alec Verlin, Pizza ATM's product representative. "We purposely pushed back (distribution) for everybody," he said. "We were not prepared that volume of inquiries." Pizza ATM cools its burners...
  • Taco Bell Employees Help Deputy Take Down Suspect

    01/07/2017 12:52:28 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    KFOR ^ | JANUARY 6, 2017 | Sarah Stewart
    Grady County Deputy Jim Peek had no idea the fight that was coming when he pulled over a vehicle into the Chickasha Taco Bell parking lot. He made the traffic stop because the license plate was unreadable, covered with mud. Peek spoke with the driver and passenger and then noticed a man in the back seat. “He was fidgeting around so I asked him to step out and when he stepped out that’s when everything went off,” said Deputy Peek. The man tried to run but Peek grabbed him and took him to the ground. “I was able to take...
  • Katie Couric, news anchor, becomes Katie Couric, cooking show host

    01/07/2017 9:48:21 AM PST · by simpson96 · 26 replies
    Market Watch ^ | 1/7/2017 | Kristiano Ang
    On a blind date with private-equity executive John Molner in early 2012, her future husband ordered a soft-shell crab appetizer and pork belly entree. “I thought ‘wow, this guy eats with gusto,” recalls Yahoo’s global news anchor, 60. “That’s my kind of man.” (That night, Couric accidentally ordered a $500 bottle of wine because she was trying to impress her husband-to-be.) Food, you see, is her thing — she admits she’s “always been slightly neurotic” about it — which may explain why the Yahoo YHOO, -0.27% anchor, who reportedly earns $10 million annually, is waiving her fee for “Full Plate...
  • Could your rice be made out of PLASTIC? Shocking footage of 'an underground food factory' sparks fe

    01/06/2017 6:35:28 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 52 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 9 November 2016 | Tracy You and Julian Luk
    Could your rice be made out of PLASTIC? Shocking footage of 'an underground food factory' sparks fears of fake grains Video shows a worker producing white granules out of plastic Many people in China claimed the man was making fake rice Fears of toxic grains have spread on Chinese social media However, other claimed the final product was for industrial use By Tracy You and Julian Luk For Mailonline Published: 18:29 GMT, 9 November 2016 | Updated: 08:21 GMT, 10 November 2016 A video of workers feeding plastic into a machine to produce white, rice-like granules has sparked fears on...
  • Here’s a Bluefin Tuna That Just Sold for $632,000

    01/06/2017 10:42:09 AM PST · by DUMBGRUNT · 45 replies
    grubstreet ^ | 5 Jan 2017 | Chris Crowley
    New year, new bluefin tuna selling for an outrageously high price in Japan. A single 466-pound tuna was sold for $632,000 during the annual auction that kicks off the year at Tokyo’s Tsukiji fish market.
  • Squirrels Stealing Chocolate Bars Driving Toronto Store Owner Nuts

    01/05/2017 8:34:42 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 82 replies
    Toronto Star ^ | Thu., Jan. 5, 2017
    Video shows one rodent waiting for coast to be all clear before pouncing on candy and scurrying away. A group of squirrels is driving the owners of one Toronto convenience store nuts, after the rodents have been caught on video stealing chocolate bars from their east-end shop. “I always see them sneaking outside the door, looking in my store, and even right at me!” said Paul Kim, owner of Luke’s Grocery near Gerrard St. E. and Logan Ave. “They come in and take Crunchies, Crispy Crunch, Wonderbar . . . ” And those who are really bold “try to take...
  • New Recommendations Advise Feeding Toddlers Peanut Butter to Avoid Future Allergies

    01/05/2017 3:58:22 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 28 replies
    <p>Peanut allergies are a big problem for many kids and their families, but new guidelines published could help protect high-risk tots and other youngsters, too, from developing the dangerous food allergy.</p> <p>Feeding infants peanut butter when they are as young as four to six months old might prevent them from developing peanut allergies, according to research released from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.</p>
  • Chillies could help beat cancer as research finds capsaicin destroys diseased cells

    01/03/2017 7:16:57 AM PST · by Red Badger · 20 replies ^ | Updated12:24, 3 JAN 2017 | ByAntonia Paget
    Chillies could help fight breast cancer after scientists revealed the spicy ingredient causes diseased cells to self destruct. Capsaicin, the active component that gives chillies their trademark kick, can switch on specialised channels surrounding cancer cells causing them to die. Other cancers including colon, bone and pancreatic could also be killed off by the compound. However, capsaicin isn't effective if it's eaten, inhaled or injected, and researchers think it will only be effective as a pill attached to another drug that targets cancer cells. Scientists from Ruhr-University in Bochum, Germany, treated human samples of breast cancer cells with the hot...
  • Hot Pepper Compound Inhibits Growth of Breast Cancer Cells

    01/02/2017 9:15:05 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    Capsaicin, a compound found in peppers of the genus Capsicum, inhibits the growth of breast cancer cells, according to a team of researchers in Germany.The team’s experiments were carried out with the SUM149PT cell culture, a model system for a particularly aggressive type of breast cancer, i.e. the triple-negative type. In the cultivated cells, the researchers detected a number of typical olfactory receptors. “One receptor occurred very frequently; it is usually found in the fifth cranial nerve. It belongs to the so-called transient receptor potential channels and is named TRPV1 (transient receptor potential vanilloid receptor),” they explained. “That receptor is...
  • The Chinese Burger Designed By Asia's "Best Female Chef" (Give Me Muh Bao Alert)

    01/02/2017 10:05:39 AM PST · by goldstategop · 37 replies
    BBC News ^ | 02/02/2017 | Helier Cheung
    The humble steamed bun is taking Hong Kong's culinary scene by storm - and scooping up awards along the way. May Chow, the owner of restaurant Little Bao, has just been voted Asia's best female chef by a panel of over 300 experts. The 32-year-old's restaurant serves what she calls Chinese burgers: steamed white buns filled with braised pork belly, fried chicken or fish. And there are even burgers for dessert, in the form of fried buns sandwiched with ice cream.
  • Weekly Cooking (and related issues) Thread

    12/31/2016 9:46:56 AM PST · by Jamestown1630 · 67 replies
    My favorite YouTuber, Dale Calder, posted a video today about Hogmanay, which is the Scots word for the last day of the year. He showed how to make ‘Tablet’, a fudge-like treat that is traditional for this day and very easy to make. Here is a link to his video, where he also tells some New Year memories from his boyhood in Canada; and also one to Wild-Eyed Southern Celt’s recipe, which includes a link to making a whiskey-flavored tablet:************************************* I think it was Freeper Boatbums who posted a nice recipe for Zucchini Pie last week, and reminded me...
  • Poitín now legal to drink in Ireland as first license given [Poteen, moonshine]

    12/30/2016 5:08:46 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 754 replies
    Irish Central ^ | December 30, 2016 05:36 AM | IrishCentral Staff
    After generations of his family spent their lives as outlaws for making the infamous Irish poitín, Pádraic Ó Griallais has finally been able to carry out the family business in the open just under a decade after the spirit was outlawed. Taking a career break from his job as a high school teacher to establish a new business based on his old family recipe, Ó Griallais is free to produce and sell the highly alcoholic spirit as he pleases without the interference of the Gardaí [Irish police], who hounded the previous poitín distillers in his family with raids to put...
  • LSU football players scarf down 4,000 chicken wings ahead of bowl game

    12/29/2016 4:27:06 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 26 replies
    Campus Sports ^ | 12-27-16 | Josh Sanchez
    The LSU football team is in Orlando, Florida ahead of its Citrus Bowl matchup with Louisville at Camping World Stadium. To prepare for the big game, the Tigers got to enjoy a feast courtesy of the bowl game’s sponsor, Buffalo Wild Wings. And a feast it certainly was. According to The Advocate’s Ross Dellenger, a manager from the local wing spot said LSU players scarfed down a whopping 4,000 wings
  • THE SAVAGE NATION!!!!!! (week of 12-26-16)

    12/26/2016 12:48:19 PM PST · by dynachrome · 36 replies ^ | 12-26-16 | Dr. Michael Savage
  • FPÖ calls for ban on ritual slaughter of animals [Austria]

    12/26/2016 10:53:33 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 3 replies | 23 December 2016 09:26 CET+01:00
  • California man fights DUI charge for driving under influence of caffeine

    12/26/2016 8:28:41 AM PST · by tired&retired · 30 replies
    Guardian ^ | December 24, 2016 | Julia Carrie Wong
    Attorney for Joseph Schawb, charged with driving under the influence of a drug when his blood test showed only caffeine, calls the charge unheard of. After being pulled over on 5 August 2015, Schwab was charged by the Solano County district attorney with misdemeanor driving under the influence of a drug. Almost 18 months later, Schwab is preparing to go to trial. The only evidence the DA has provided of his intoxication is a blood test showing the presence of caffeine. Shcwab was driving home from work when he was pulled over by an agent from the California department of...
  • Chris Pratt of "Guardians of the Galaxy" Weighed Over 300 Pounds Recently??- PICS

    12/26/2016 8:26:33 AM PST · by brucedickinson · 20 replies
    Various ^ | 12-26-2016 | Self
    I was sitting around after a huge Christmas feast last night for Christmas, worrying I should hit the gym, and I saw a pic of Chris Pratt, the actor from Jurassic World and Guardians of the Galaxy as a huge tubby. It really gives the motivation to take care of yourself. What a dramatic change.
  • Celebrate Christmas Like a Sicilian With Sweet Treat Torrone

    12/25/2016 11:58:12 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    Kansas City Star ^ | DECEMBER 21, 2016 | JASPER J. MIRABILE JR
    "Torrone qui, ottenere il vostro mandorle e miele caramelle fresca fatta qui!” It’s a phrase I often heard at the Capo Market in Palermo, Sicily. “Torrone here, get your fresh-made almond and honey candy here!" Ahhh … Simple, rectangular, nougat candy prepared with almonds, egg whites, cane sugar and honey, the official candy of Sicily and very popular during the holidays. I remember a few years back, when touring Sicily with our Slow Food Kansas City convivium, stopping in the small town of Erice and visiting the famous candy and pastry home of Maria Grammatico, where I enjoyed perhaps some...
  • Trumpocalypse? Suddenly Liberals Are The Ones Stockpiling Food, Guns And Emergency Supplies

    12/24/2016 6:23:51 PM PST · by Windflier · 34 replies
    The Daily Sheeple ^ | 23 December 2016 | Michael Snyder
    Now that the shoe is on the other foot, many liberals all over America have suddenly become extremely interested in prepping. Fearing that a Trump presidency could rapidly evolve into a “Trumpocalypse”, a significant number of leftists are now stockpiling food, guns and emergency supplies. In fact, even though many had expected a sharp drop in gun sales following Trump’s victory, what actually happened is that fear of what is coming under Trump pushed background checks for gun sales to an all-time record high on Black Friday. The election of Donald Trump has awakened the left to a degree that...
  • Weekly Cooking (and related issues) Thread

    12/22/2016 7:00:44 AM PST · by Jamestown1630 · 96 replies
    Every year at Christmas my mother-in-law sends us a big box of cookies. I think she makes the best chocolate chip cookies I've had, but this year I tried the Raisin Jumbos, which were really excellent. She makes most of her cookies with butter, but uses Crisco for this one; and she doesn't add nuts, which I think would be 'gilding the lily': JUMBO RAISIN COOKIES Preheat oven to 375 degrees.   1 c. water 1 c. shortening 3 eggs, beaten 1 c. nuts (optional) 1 1/2 tsp. cinnamon 2 tsp. salt 1/2 tsp. allspice 2 c. raisins 2 c....