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  • Chili Time!

    04/21/2018 5:25:18 AM PDT · by SandRat · 10 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Ted Fichtl.
    World-class chili cook offs are coming to Sierra Vista and surrounding areas. There are some great venues, outstanding events and opportunities to sample the best chili in the world while supporting charity fundraising for local groups in need. There are six upcoming local cookoffs, sanctioned by the Chili Appreciation Society International (CASI) and hosted by Sierra Vista’s very own High Desert Pod, a CASI-authorized member organization. CASI is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to raising money for local charities. To learn more about CASI, go to High Desert Pod has been raising money for local charities since the late...
  • Brussels Sprouts: The Unexpected Culinary Swan

    04/20/2018 8:33:07 PM PDT · by SamAdams76 · 72 replies
    Some kind of "Brussels sprouts" website ^ | It was some time ago | Dani Lind (Girl, I suppose)
    All my life I’ve had a thing for the underdog. Be it the passed over toy as a little girl or the loser boyfriend as a teenager, I guess I took the ugly duckling fairy tale to heart. Now in my adulthood, I have taken the poor, rejected, locally grown vegetables under my wing—the underutilized, the newly-trendy, the formerly beloved fallen out of modern favor, or the just plain weird. In the case of Brussels sprouts, they are a vegetable all too often cooked very wrong and, hence, tend to carry a bad rap. Who wouldn’t hate Brussels sprouts if...
  • CDC warns people to avoid ‘all types of romaine lettuce’ amid E. coli outbreak

    04/20/2018 6:45:14 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 31 replies
    NY Post ^ | April 20, 2018 | Paulina Dedaj, Fox News
    Following an E. coli outbreak in 16 states, officials are expanding their warning, advising people to avoid buying “all types of romaine lettuce” grown in Arizona.
  • Waffle House armed robbery suspect hospitalized with gunshot wounds: NOPD

    04/20/2018 4:07:24 PM PDT · by BBell · 26 replies ^ | 4/20/18 | Hanna Krueger
    New Orleans police have arrested one suspect in connection with the armed robbery at the Waffle House on Elysian Fields Avenue on Thursday night (April 19). Ernest Thomas was arrested on one count of armed robbery and one count of attempted armed robbery, but remains in the hospital as he recovers from gunshot wounds, NOPD said. Around 10:19 p.m. Thursday, Thomas and another man with semiautomatic handguns entered the Waffle House in the 2900 block of Elysian Fields Avenue, police said. The other man jumped the counter and demanded money from the cashier, while also taking $8 from a costumer,...
  • Philadelphia Starbucks worker says manager was racist [truncated]

    04/20/2018 11:33:35 AM PDT · by NohSpinZone · 36 replies
    The Grio ^ | 4/19/18 | Kia Morgan-Smith
    Former Starbucks manager Holly Hylton, who called the cops and got two law abiding Black men arrested inside the coffee shop, is being called out by a former employee who says that Hylton’s a controlling racist who targeted and demoted Black employees, reports the Daily Mail. Ieshaa Cash says last year Hylton was hired on as a manager at the 18th and Spruce Starbucks in Philadelphia and employees warned her that her new boss was “controlling, aggressive, and emotional.” That Starbucks location is under fire because that is where two Black men were arrested while sitting and waiting for a...
  • Germany: Truck tips over, floods field with fish

    04/20/2018 9:45:10 AM PDT · by bgill · 19 replies
    mysa ^ | Apr. 20, 2018 | Stefan Sauer/
    A tractor-trailer tried to take a turn and toppled over, tipping its entire load of fish onto a German farmer's field. Police says some 20 metric tons (22 tons) of sprat spilled out of the truck in Friday's accident in the northeastern state of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania. German news agency dpa quoted a police spokesman saying: "The fish bar is open."
  • 'River of curry' is flowing through Bradford - and the source has finally been discovered

    04/19/2018 9:29:25 AM PDT · by Rebelbase · 28 replies
    UK Mirror ^ | 4/17/18 | Samantha Yule
    Bradford has more than 200 Asian restaurants and the yellow-stained river is an unfortunate side effectBritain's six-time 'Curry Capital' is in a bit of a pickle after its rivers were stained BRIGHT YELLOW in a plumbing mishap. The popular Indian dish has been flowing straight into the underground river through Bradford, in West Yorkshire. It turns out that thanks to the city's ancient plumbing system, curry houses had no idea that their washing up water was finding its way into the River Aire. The system means age-old buildings often dump their waste into its subterranean becks.One of the major culprits...
  • Bill Murray and brothers open 'Caddyshack'-themed restaurant near Chicago

    04/19/2018 5:39:18 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 29 replies
    Fox News ^ | 4/18/2018 | Madeline Farber
    Good news, ‘Caddyshack’ lovers: Actor Bill Murray and his brothers recently opened a restaurant that’s themed after the 1980 hit film. The Murray brothers -- Bill, Joel, Johnny, Ed, Andy and Brian -- officially opened the restaurant on Tuesday, which is located in the Crowne Plaza Hotel on River Road in Rosemont, according to WGN. The restaurant's motto? “Eat, Drink and be Murray.” "The fact that it is called Caddyshack means it has something to do with golf," the actor said at a press conference at the restaurant's unveiling, according to the Chicago Tribune. “That feeling of casual fun, I...
  • Americans waste 150,000 tons of food per day: study

    04/19/2018 5:18:36 AM PDT · by BBell · 61 replies
    Americans waste nearly 150,000 tons of food per day, amounting to about one pound (422 grams) per person, and fruits and vegetables are mostly what gets tossed, said a study Wednesday. The amount of land used annually to grow food that ends up in the garbage in the United States is 30 million acres, or seven percent of total US cropland. Some 4.2 trillion gallons of irrigation water gets wasted, too, said the report in the journal PLOS ONE. Fruits and vegetables made up 39 percent of total food waste, followed by dairy (17 percent), meat (14 percent) and grains...
  • Can You Outrun a Bad Diet? Experts Share Their Nutrition Advice for Runners

    04/18/2018 8:01:54 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 42 replies
    Runner's World ^ | April 17, 2018 | Daniel Kunitz
    You hit the fast food drive-through a couple times a week, and your grocery cart is regularly filled with cookies, packaged doughnuts, ice cream, chips (and dip). But you’re thin. You run—a lot—and you’re not gaining any weight, so all’s good, right? Well, not exactly. Put down the chocolate cupcake and hear us out. While runners do tend to be much healthier than the general population, with lower rates of diabetes and heart disease, that’s largely due to a healthy diet rather than running regularly, says Sara Mahoney, Ph.D., chair of the department of exercise science at Bellarmine University. In...
  • A plea for solidarity with people who don't order stuff at Starbucks

    04/18/2018 8:50:59 AM PDT · by C19fan · 50 replies
    PJ Media ^ | April 18, 2018 | David Goldman aka Spengler
    What the late Lionel Trilling used to call the liberal imagination was captured by the plight of two black men who went to a Philadelphia Starbucks and didn't order anything. 8,000 Starbucks stores closed yesterday for sensitivity training and the conscience of an anguished world pulsated with guilt and grief over the arrest of the two men, whose only offense was to stand there. The two men were exactly right: The right thing to do in Starbucks is not to order anything, because the coffee is disgusting. Starbucks' response, to be sure, was incommensurate with the problem: Rather than subject...
  • 71-year-old hits pregnant woman at Macon Cheddar's, police say. The video goes viral

    04/16/2018 7:06:41 PM PDT · by Blue House Sue · 33 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 4/16/18 | LAURA CORLEY
    A confrontation over a parking space at a Macon restaurant escalated into an all-out brawl that ended in the arrest of a 71-year-old woman, according to a Bibb County sheriff deputy’s report. Cellphone footage of the incident Saturday night shows a scene of people lunging and slapping each other inside the Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen. Before deputies arrested Judy James Tucker, she told them that the incident “started over a parking spot” and it was “because she was white and it was a race issue,” the deputy’s write-up said.
  • Monthly Cooking Update

    04/15/2018 1:38:21 PM PDT · by Jamestown1630 · 197 replies
    Dear Cooking Friends; Since I changed my weekly cooking thread to a monthly one, I've received several private emails from folks who are disappointed at this change. It's very gratifying to me that the thread has been so popular and that so many have enjoyed engaging it. As I mentioned in March, my life is going to be rather consumed with a couple of unusual projects over the coming Summer. I have felt that my free time wouldn't be predictable enough to give the thread the care that I tried to give it over the past several years. However, if...
  • Is Heinz’s new “mayochup” just innovation gone wrong?

    04/13/2018 2:34:27 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 79 replies ^ | 04/13/2018 | Staff
    [Photo: courtesy of Kraft Heinz] _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ As if our nation weren’t polarized enough, a new condiment is threatening to divide us even further: On Wednesday, Heinz announced potential plans to bring “mayochup” into the world. It’s half ketchup, half mayonnaise, and if you ask some people, 100% wrong. The food-processing company announced Thursday it’s contemplating selling the new product, provided it garners enough interest. It launched a public poll on Twitter, asking Americans to make the hard decision for them: “Want #mayochup in stores? 500,000 votes for yes and we’ll release it to you saucy Americans.” The reaction is mixed....
  • Tarantula burger special sold at North Carolina restaurant has legs.

    04/13/2018 12:34:57 PM PDT · by carriage_hill · 41 replies
    Fox News ^ | 4/13/2018 | By Jennifer Earl | Fox News
    Hungry customers began calling Bull City Burger and Brewery in Durham, North Carolina, last month in search of their famous tarantula burgers. The restaurant has been serving the eight-legged dish for the past three years in honor of exotic meat month -- and this year would be no different, though the establishment pushed the date back a month.
  • Why archaeologists are arguing about sweet potatoes

    04/13/2018 9:30:13 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 75 replies ^ | 04/13/2018 | Staff
    A Japanese variety of sweet potato Pixabay _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ At some point, sweet potatoes crossed the Pacific. This much we know. As for the rest—How? When? Why?—we’re just not sure. Or, to be more clear, some people are sure they’re sure, and others disagree. Sweet potatoes have been at the center of a massive archaeological debate for many decades now, and a new paper in Current Biology has only stoked the flames. It uses genetic data from sweet potatoes and their relatives to establish a phylogenetic tree of their evolution, thereby demonstrating that the tubers existed in Polynesia before humans lived...
  • In-N-Out Takes Aussie Burger Chain To Court

    04/12/2018 11:05:05 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 61 replies
    In-N-Out is taking Australian burger chain “Down N’ Out” to federal court, claiming the business is mimicking its offerings and misleading customers hungry for American-style burgers. The Sydney Morning Herald reports the famous California burger chain first took Hashtag Burgers to court last October. Hashtag Burgers has two Down N’ Out restaurants in Sydney and in a northwest city called Ryde. In-N-Out alleges the Australian chain is seeking to “mimic or model” its business and has similar offerings, including a “secret” menu, according to the Herald.
  • Woman sues Italian restaurant after lasagna ‘explodes’

    04/12/2018 4:40:17 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 37 replies
    New York Post ^ | 4/11/2018 | David K. Li
    An Illinois woman is suing an Italian restaurant, claiming an order of lasagna left her with “mental anguish” when it exploded with “piping hot” marinara sauce and burned her as she dug into it. Theresa Thomas filed suit in Cook County Circuit Court, seeking $50,000 from Osteria Ottimo Ristorante in the suburb of Orland Park, the Chicago Tribune reported. The alleged marinara blow-up happened when Thomas and her husband were having lunch at the restaurant on Dec. 7 of this past year. “(Thomas) placed her left hand in her lap, picked up a fork with her right hand and touched...
  • Specific bacteria in the small intestine are crucial for fat absorption

    04/11/2018 1:59:51 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 27 replies ^ | 04/11/2018 | University of Chicago Medical Center
    The small intestine, where most vitamins and other micronutrients are digested and absorbed. Credit: Wikimedia Commons ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Although the vast majority of research on the gut microbiome has focused on bacteria in the large intestine, a new study—one of a few to concentrate on microbes in the upper gastrointestinal tract—shows how the typical calorie-dense western diet can induce expansion of microbes that promote the digestion and absorption of high-fat foods. Several studies have shown that these bacteria can multiply within 24 to 48 hours in the small bowel in response to consumption of high-fat foods. The findings from this...
  • Man charged with domestic violence for allegedly attacking woman with pizza

    04/10/2018 7:45:48 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 36 replies
    ABC11 ^ | 4/6/2018
    OHIO -- An Ohio man has been arrested after police said he attacked a woman with a pizza pie. According to a police report, Kenneth Evans, 24, was arrested just before midnight Tuesday after Brookfield Township police were called to a home in Masury - southeast of Cleveland - in reference to a domestic violence call. When officers arrived, they saw tires in the street and could hear yelling from inside of the residence. Then, officers tried to enter but Evans slammed the door shut. He then announced that he was a police officer and "pushed the door open," ABC...