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  • How Just 8 Flavors Have Defined American Cuisine

    12/06/2016 10:33:08 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 280 replies
    NPR ^ | 12/6 | Alan Yu
    Sarah Lohman has made everything from colonial-era cocktails to cakes with black pepper to stewed moose face. She is a historical gastronomist, which means she re-creates historical recipes to connect with the past. That moose-face recipe dates back to the 19th century, and it wasn't easy. She recalls spending hours trying to butcher the moose from Alaska in her kitchen in Queens, New York. She tried scalding the face in hot water to remove the fur, but it didn't quite work and her apartment stunk of wet moose. But "at the end of the day, people showed up and ate...
  • College Food Pantry

    12/06/2016 4:50:07 PM PST · by Macoozie · 21 replies
    CNN/MONEY ^ | December 6, 2016: 10:11 AM ET | Katie Lobosco
    Montclair State University's food pantry is tucked away down a maze of hallways in the student center. Like the hunger problem on campus itself, the pantry is not quite out in the open.
  • Weekly Cooking (and related issues) Thread

    12/06/2016 3:21:02 PM PST · by Jamestown1630 · 66 replies
    One of the prettiest of the holiday specials for television done by Jacques Pepin is his Hanukkah Celebration video. Everything he made for the meal was visually beautiful and different. I especially liked the Frozen Souffle, and the Chicken-Pistachio Mousse covered in aspic above, which is a lot easier to do than it appears: A great tool for making holiday treats are these irons; the flower shaped ones make cookies, but the shell-like ones are great for making little cases to stuff with savory or sweet fillings. The shapes are made by dipping the iron in batter, and then...
  • Middle-Market Woes Inspire Starbucks’s Bet on Luxury Coffee [$12 cup of joe]

    12/06/2016 10:56:33 AM PST · by C19fan · 53 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | December 5, 2016 | Julie Jargon
    About 25 years ago, Starbucks Corp. decided to become a public company on the bold idea that customers across the country would pay more than $1 for a cup of coffee. Now, Starbucks is betting people will pay as much as $1 an ounce. Howard Schultz, who built Starbucks into a global brand with more than 25,000 shops, said last week that he was planning to step down as chief executive to work on a project within Starbucks to build high-end coffee shops charging as much as $12 for 12 ounces of coffee.
  • Nearly Half of America’s Overweight People Don’t Realize They’re Overweight

    12/05/2016 7:59:49 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 34 replies
    As you prepare to pack on your holiday pounds this winter, consider this: According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more Americans than ever are overweight. But according to some new Gallup data, far fewer of us actually think we're overweight. In recent years, the gap between how fat we think we are and how fat we are is wider than it's ever been. The chart above tells the story. In 1990 (not that long ago, all things considered), about 56 percent of Americans qualified as obese or overweight, according to the CDC. Back then, we were pretty...
  • Pizza-Pulling Reindeer Didn’t Work Out for Domino’s (Watch)

    12/05/2016 7:44:13 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    Think it would be cool to get your pizza delivered by an actual reindeer? You’re not alone. In fact, Domino’s recently tried to make this very thing happen in Japan. For the holiday season, the pizza chain announced that it would have reindeer pulling sleds with pizza deliveries on them. Then customers could track their pizzas by GPS just like with regular deliveries. However, the idea didn’t exactly work out. As it turns out, it’s much more difficult to train reindeer than those old Christmas stories make it out to be. Or maybe they only listen to Santa. Either way,...
  • A look at the global eel trade reveals widespread fraud

    12/05/2016 3:40:15 PM PST · by Lorianne · 27 replies
    Asia Review ^ | 03 December 2016 | TOMIO SHIDA
    TOKYO -- The glass eel trade is coming under international scrutiny. Already, cultured eels account for more than 99% of the world's supplies. But the farming of these eels is totally reliant on elvers born in the wild. Although techniques to create artificial breeders to allow for the full cultivation of eels have been established, commercial production, as in the case of tuna, remains impossible. A big problem is that much of the glass eel trade essentially takes place in the dark. In Japan, the Fisheries Agency calculates the volume of the country's eel catches by subtracting the amount of...
  • Bright Idea: Delectable Corn Fungus

    12/03/2016 5:36:39 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    Maclean's ^ | November 21, 2016
    A delicious novelty food with an ugly name Sharon OosthoekGreat minds do not think alike, and that’s why universities and colleges are the mother of inventions. Click here for the rest of our Bright Ideas series. Click here for the rest of our Campus Food series.Barry Saville: Trent UniversityBarry Saville has spent much of his career figuring out how to stop fungi from infecting food crops. But for the past three years, the Trent University professor has been deliberately infecting corn with a fungus that produces large, whitish-grey kernels he believes have potential as a niche product for market farmers....
  • Slave To The Microwave

    12/03/2016 1:38:44 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 34 replies
    Youtube ^ | 11/29/16
    Once again I thank you for your guidance, not just with health, but with everything in life, including ways to help heal people. Microwaves are something I haven't used in years and I haven't even owned on in around 7 years, I do not miss it, I can wait a few extra minutes to heat up whatever I need to aswell as  
  • Chef Who Invented General Tso’s Chicken Dies at 98

    12/02/2016 11:25:36 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 25 replies
    New York Post ^ | December 2, 2016 | Yaron Steinbuch
    Chef Peng Chang-kuei, who cooked up the recipe for General Tso’s Chicken, a perennial favorite Chinese dish in the US, has died of pneumonia at age 98. The chef, who also founded the Hunan-style chain Peng’s Garden Hunan Restaurant, invented the sweet and slightly spicy, deep-fried staple that became a favorite in American-style Chinese eateries across the country. The dish — believed to be named after Tso Tsung-tang, a Qing dynasty general – was introduced to the US by way of the Big Apple in the early 1970s as an example of Hunan cooking.
  • General Tso's Chicken Creator Dies at 98

    12/02/2016 5:23:03 PM PST · by iowamark · 28 replies
    NBC News ^ | Dec. 2, 2016 | Stephany Bai
    The chef behind one of America's most popular Chinese food dishes has died. Chef Peng Chang-kuei was 98 when he died on Nov. 30 from pneumonia, according to the Epoch Times. Peng first made General Tso's chicken in the 1950s, when he was working as a chef for the Taiwanese government, according to Taiwan Business Topics. When U.S. Navy Admiral Arthur W. Radford visited Taiwan in 1954 to lead a summit of high-ranking government officials, Peng decided to expand on the usual banquet menu. One of his innovations, a breaded and stir-fried chicken dish in a sweet and spicy sauce,...
  • Drinking too much water is dangerous, warn doctors after woman, 59, is admitted to hospital after…

    12/02/2016 9:00:19 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 46 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 02:53 EST, 2 December 2016 | Ben Spencer
    Telling people to “drink plenty of fluids” when unwell could be dangerous, doctors have warned. Experts at King’s College Hospital in south London questioned the recommendation after treating a 59-year-old woman who drank so much water that she became gravely ill. The woman, who is not named, overdosed on water after developing symptoms of a urinary tract infection. She recalled being told by a doctor previously to drink lots of water — half a pint every 30 minutes — though she said she thought in this case, she had consumed more to “flush out her system”. The woman was admitted...
  • 22 Things You Didn’t Know About Chili Peppers

    12/02/2016 8:24:41 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 90 replies ^ | Shawn Donnelly
    1. Chili peppers help you burn more calories by raising the body’s core temperature during digestion. What’s more, they trigger a reaction in your gut that tells your nervous system to produce more brown fat, a healthy fat that expends calories. 2. They also reduce appetite by forcing you to drink more water to cool off, and by distracting your mind, making you forget that you’re hungry. 3. Chili peppers release feel-good endorphins and dopamine, because your brain interprets the burn from hot peppers as pain, which can ultimately result in a sense of euphoria similar to a “runner’s high.”...
  • Inventor of General Tso's Chicken dies in Taipei at age 98

    12/02/2016 7:30:28 AM PST · by Buckeye McFrog · 40 replies
    Taiwan News ^ | 12/2/2016 | Keoni Everington
    Chef Peng Chang-kuei (彭長貴), the founder of the famous Hunan-style restaurant chain Peng's Garden Hunan Restaurant (彭園湘菜館) and inventor of the world famous Chinese dish General Tso's Chicken, died on Nov. 30 at the age of 98 from Pneumonia. A native of Changsha, Hunan Province, Peng began training at the age of 13 under the tutelage of the famous Hunan chef Cao Jing-chen (曹藎臣), who was the family chef of Tan Yan-kai (譚延闓), the prime minister of the Nationalist government from 1926 to 1928. After WWII, he was put in charge of running Nationalist government banquets, and in 1949 he...
  • 'Fight For $15' Minimum Wage, McDonald's Unveils Job-Replacing Self-Service Kiosks Nationwide

    12/01/2016 5:42:58 PM PST · by ATOMIC_PUNK · 29 replies ^ | NOV 29, 2016 @ 01:37 PM | Ed Rensi
    As the labor union-backed Fight for $15 begins yet another nationwide strike on November 29, I have a simple message for the protest organizers and the reporters covering them: I told you so. It brings me no joy to write these words. The push for a $15 starter wage has negatively impacted the career prospects of employees who were just getting started in the workforce while extinguishing the businesses that employed them. I wish it were not so. But it’s important to document these consequences, lest policymakers elsewhere decide that the $15 movement is worth embracing.
  • Syrian teen kicked off Berlin tram for food, not headscarf

    12/01/2016 10:07:28 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 8 replies ^ | 01 Dec 2016 17:35 GMT+01:00
    On Wednesday a Syrian teenager reported she had been kicked off Berlin public transport for wearing a headscarf. It now appears that was a misunderstanding. The 14-year-old had told authorities that the bus driver had refused to leave the tram stop, instead announcing over the loudspeaker that he would not drive anyone wearing a headscarf. […] But the Berlin Transport Company (BVG) say that after reviewing video footage, they believe that the driver asked her to leave the tram because she was eating a Döner kebab, something which is against their regulations, the Berliner Morgenpost reports. …
  • Nestle Says It Has Found A Sweet New Way To Cut Sugar From Its Chocolate

    12/01/2016 8:56:29 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 33 replies
    Fortune ^ | December 1, 2016
    Researchers at Nestle said they have found a new way to drastically cut sugar content in chocolate by up to 40%. Nestle told Bloomberg that the process involves altering the structure of the sugar. Exactly how this works remains strictly secret, the company is still waiting to patent the process. But Nestle’s Chief Technology Officer, Stefan Catsicas, that essentially it creates “hollow” sugar crystals, which dissolve quickly in the mouth.
  • McDonald's will install self-serve kiosks at locations nationwide

    12/01/2016 8:25:27 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 49 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/30/2016 | Rick Moran
    In light of several cities passing $15 an hour minimum wage laws, McDonald's will install self-serve kiosks at many locations around the country. Wendy's has already gone the automated ordering route and othe fast food outlets are seriously considering it. Supporters of the $15 hourly wage claim that few jobs will be lost as  result of automation. They say the self serve kiosks will make workers more efficient in dealing with the ordering process. That may be true (as explained here). But the near doubling of the minimum wage in most cities will be done incrementally, ostensibly to soften...
  • Nordic Food Lab wants you to eat blood, insects, brains and faeces to save the world

    11/30/2016 4:11:12 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 43 replies
    Insects, blood and faeces may not sound particularly appetising, but they are among the produce we should consider eating if we want our food to be sustainable and healthy, according to a team of chefs and scientists in Denmark. ... “We try to work with every type of produce. Insects, blood, jelly fish, fermented products that sometimes smell and develop mould, and the products look rotten,” explains Roberto Flore, Head of Culinary Research and Development at the lab. “It’s about giving people more confidence with different produce and reconnecting with process of producing food." ... Currently, researchers are working on...
  • Weekly Cooking (and related issues) Thread

    11/29/2016 4:18:07 PM PST · by Jamestown1630 · 241 replies
    Our Thanksgiving turkey turned out picture-perfect this year, thanks to my husband’s careful and devoted ministrations. I wouldn't want anything but the 'whole bird beautifulness' for Thanksgiving; but for other occasions you may want to try a boneless, stuffed turkey ‘loaf’. We happened to find a video by Chef John of ‘Food Wishes’, where he shows how to debone a turkey: you’d like to try first with something easier, try with a chicken; the process is practically the same, and a search on ‘deboning a chicken', will bring up lots of videos, including Jacques Pepin’s, whose videos are always...
  • McDonald's testing the use of fresh beef in some burgers

    11/29/2016 9:45:53 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 41 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 29, 2016 12:20 PM EST
    McDonald’s is testing the use of fresh, never frozen beef for its Quarter Pounder hamburgers. The fast food giant says the tests are being carried out in 75 of its restaurants in the Tulsa, Oklahoma-area. It says Quarter Pounders in the restaurants will be made with fresh beef that’s cooked when ordered. …
  • $100 Golden Donut Coming to South Florida

    11/29/2016 1:35:03 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    NBC Miami ^ | Nov 28, 2016 | Teresa Joseph
    South Floridians with expensive taste can now indulge in a pricey piece of pastry that became a viral internet sensation earlier this year. The golden donut, created by the owners of the Manila Social Club in New York City, is a spectacle to anyone with a sweet tooth. But, you'll need a lot of dough to sink your teeth into the $100 delicacy. The lavish doughnut is handmade with Ube, a naturally purple sweet yam, and Cristal champagne. It's adorned with Cristal icing, 24 karat pure gold dust and 24 karat pure gold leaf. The pastry is exclusively sold at...
  • A Japanese theme park thought it was a good idea to freeze 5,000 dead fish in a skating rink

    11/28/2016 8:23:34 PM PST · by DUMBGRUNT · 35 replies
    washington post ^ | 28 Nov 2016 | Amy B Wang
    An amusement park in southwestern Japan has closed its ice-skating rink after public outrage over the rink's key feature: 5,000 dead fish frozen into the ice itself.... “We had intended to give the feel of the ocean to this ice skating rink, with the image of fish swimming in the ocean,” Space World general manager Toshimi Takeda told the newspaper. “And we intended to make visitors have fun and learn more about fish.”... “We sincerely apologize to everyone who was upset by the 'Ice Aquarium,' " the theme park tweeted.
  • ‘I felt eternal hell’: These crabs can lift 60 pounds, and put a hurting on a hand

    11/28/2016 1:43:02 PM PST · by DUMBGRUNT · 56 replies
    the new ^ | 28 Nov 2016 | BEN GUARINO
    The truth is coconut crabs are immense - up to 18 inches long and 9 pounds - and their oddities do not end with bodily superlatives... In practice, however, Oka’s research was a brief sojourn into the world of arthropod-inflicted pain. Crab pincers snagged the fleshy part of his palm during the study. Twice. “When I was pinched, I couldn’t do anything until they unfastened their claws,” Oka said. “Although it was a few minutes, I felt eternal hell.” Despite the threat of a few minutes of hellish pain, Oka and his colleagues remained undeterred. “We are going to continue...
  • Astronauts of the Future Will Feast on Calorific Bars

    11/25/2016 4:36:09 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 20 replies
    nbc ^ | Alyssa Newcomb
    Astronauts will be traveling inside NASA's Orion spacecraft. Since they won't be able to receive additional cargo deliveries or dispose of trash, they'll have to take only what they can carry. That means a calorie-laden breakfast bar may be the perfect choice for saving room. "When you have 700 to 900 calories of something, it's going to have some mass regardless of what shape it's in, so we've taken a look at how to get some mass savings by reducing how we're packaging and stowing what the crew would eat for breakfast for early Orion flights with crew," Jessica Vos,...
  • 6 pies, lots of meat on Obama family Thanksgiving menu

    11/25/2016 8:46:12 AM PST · by simpson96 · 40 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 11/24/2016 | Staff
    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- President Barack Obama and his family are spending Thanksgiving with friends, family, turkey and touchdowns, as he puts it, and reflecting "on what truly binds us as Americans." He says the country has just emerged from "a noisy, passionate and sometimes divisive campaign season." But he says in his weekly radio address that the holiday "reminds us that no matter our differences, we are still one people, part of something bigger than ourselves." The White House says Obama made nine telephone calls to service members who are on deployment. The Obamas' menu begins with a large list...
  • 'Who the **** has tomatoes and beans for breakfast?’ US foodies are NOT impressed with English dine

    11/24/2016 6:17:09 PM PST · by Cecily · 100 replies
    Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | November 23, 2016 | Imogen Blake
    There are some things the British do very well, and breakfast is one of them. But one English diner has proved that the UK is not always able to recreate morning meals from other countries to quite the same standard. A photo of a so-called 'American' breakfast at a roadside restaurant somewhere in England has gone viral for not remotely resembling what Americans eat in the morning. The picture, posted on Reddit by JeffSergeant, outraged Americans for pairing items in a traditional English fry-up with pancakes and waffles.
  • How To Roast A Turkey With A Jet Truck

    11/24/2016 8:47:42 AM PST · by COBOL2Java · 8 replies
    Jalopnik ^ | 23 November 2016 | Stef Schrader
    If your relatives insist on having the traditional turkey dinner, skip the cheesy deep-fryer and don’t bother trying to be cute by wrapping bird parts around your puny road car’s exhaust. What you need is a jet truck.
  • Stuffing or dressing for Thanksgiving?

    AUBURN, Alabama — Thanksgiving is a time where friends and family gather together to give thanks, enjoy one another’s company and share a good meal. It takes a village to bring these great holiday meals together, and the thought of overwhelming amounts of leftovers keeps everyone motivated to prepare. Two main dishes found at most Thanksgiving meals are stuffing or dressing. Here is the inside scoop on what defines these two dishes. Difference between the two “The major difference between the two dishes is that stuffing is popular in the north and dressing is popular in the south,” said Darlene...
  • Should Eating Live Octopus Be Made Illegal?

    11/22/2016 9:33:29 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 72 replies
    Metro (U.K) ^ | Monday 21 Nov 2016 | Lisa Bowman
    Eating live animals has been around for years, and is still extremely popular in countries like Korea. People might claim that it’s a delicacy but to be honest, wanting to consume a creature that’s squirming with pain on your plate is a bit sadistic, no? That’s not to mention the fact that its tentacles can latch onto your throat and choke you. Just sayin’. Animal activists PETA agree, and their latest investigation focuses on the barbaric practice. Investigators visited restaurants in Los Angeles in September of this year and filmed chefs pinning down live octopuses and ripping off their limbs....
  • Eat cheese, live longer

    11/22/2016 2:21:42 PM PST · by Red Badger · 97 replies
    NY Post ^ | November 21, 2016 | 3:08pm | By Christian Gollayan
    A recent study published in the journal Nature Medicine reported that eating cheese — specifically the aged kind containing the compound spermidine, as found in blue cheese — was linked to a longer life in mammals when tested on mice. “The mice do not only live longer when we supplement spermidine to the drinking water, but they are also healthier in terms of cardiac function,” Frank Madeo, co-author of the study and a professor at the University of Graz in Austria, told Medical Daily.
  • Could You Eat This 8,000 Calorie Sandwich Stuffed With Kebab Meat?

    11/21/2016 5:22:53 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 25 replies
    Metro (U.K) ^ | Saturday 19 Nov 2016 | Will Grice
    Dubbed Britain’s most fattening sandwich, this whopping 8,000 calorie sarnie isn’t for the faint hearted. The huge meal has four times the recommended number of calories for women, and over three times the amount of calories recommended for a man. Based on Middlesbrough’s local cuisine – parmo – the £13.95 parmo kebab is made up of two huge parmos (breaded chicken covered in melted cheese, for the uninitiated) and is filled with kebab meat. Diners have to sign a form to say they won’t sue in the event of a heart attack, and the restaurant promise to drive diners showing...
  • North Korea broadcasts 'coded message to sleeper agents' on radio, sparking fears of an attack

    11/21/2016 3:31:06 PM PST · by traumer · 14 replies
    North Korea has broadcast a 'coded message' to sleeper agents on state radio - sparking fears of an imminent attack. The announcement was made as part of a cryptic broadcast and analysts believe it is a 'book cipher' for agents in foreign countries. The radio announcer said: '(I'm giving) chemistry review work to No 21 expedition agents,' before continuing with the numbers, which spies can decode using a reference book.
  • Iconic Franchises—Then and Now

    11/21/2016 5:41:13 AM PST · by SES1066 · 7 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 11/20/16 | Elizabeth Garone
    Every iconic franchise began somewhere. Every one started with a single store opening its doors to a public that had never heard of it and didn’t know what to expect. These entrepreneurs had no idea what they were launching—and no inkling that their concept would take the world by storm. What did these original outlets look like? What do they look like now? Some of the world’s biggest chains have preserved their first stores so customers can get a look.
  • Salmonella outbreak at Alabama wedding sickens 77 guests

    11/18/2016 6:17:00 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 24 replies
    foxnews ^ | 11/18/2016
    Assistant State Health Officer Dr. Karen Landers told news outlets on Thursday that the Alabama Department of Public Health has suspended the caterer’s permit because of the outbreak at the Saturday wedding, which was attended by about 150 people. Officials did not immediately release specific details about the wedding, the caterer that prepared the meal, or exactly what food caused people to fall ill with salmonella gastroenteritis.
  • Starbucks Customer Yells at Employees, Claims Discrimination Because of Trump Support

    11/17/2016 7:13:28 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 32 replies
    NBC Miami ^ | Nov 17, 2016
    A heated confrontation between a South Florida Starbucks customer and several employees is drawing national attention – and showing the continuing tension across the country since the election of Donald Trump. The viral video taken from the coffee shop across from the University of Miami campus on U.S. 1 in Coral Gables shows David Sanguesa arguing with a barista behind the counter, calling her "trash" and saying "Trump, Trump. You lost" while demanding his money back before again calling her "garbage" and "plain trash." A different employee confronted Sanguesa, who claimed he was discriminated against because he is white and...
  • 5 Unexpected Ingredients That Will Give Your Gravy a Kick

    11/17/2016 6:17:47 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 86 replies
    Tasting Table ^ | 11/17/16 | ANDREW BUI
    Bland gravy doesn't have to be a thing this ThanksgivingIIf on Thanksgiving you find yourself with a pot of bland gravy, try something a little different instead of simply reaching for more salt. Add umami-rich ingredients to punch up your gravy. We know umami brings “savoriness” to your tongue, but what exactly makes a food umami rich? The answer is a food high in glutamates (a type of amino acid), which are responsible for the rich, addictive taste found in cured meats, aged cheeses, fish and other foods we associate with umami. We aren’t suggesting you add a piece of...
  • Weekly Cooking (and related issues) Thread

    11/17/2016 4:35:04 PM PST · by Jamestown1630 · 243 replies
    Especially at this time of year, I’m a fan of ‘finger food’ that can be made ahead, frozen, and ready in just minutes in the event of impromptu visitors. Nothing fits this bill better than the Gougere, a light savory ‘puff’ of cheesy pastry that goes wonderfully with cocktails and freezes very well. There are many variations on the Gougere, but this one is basic and classic: Last Thanksgiving, I took the advice of Freeper ‘boatbums’, and we dry-brined our turkey for the first time; it really was the best turkey we’ve had, even though we made the mistake...
  • Superintendent Defends Staff Over Overcooked School Burger

    11/17/2016 12:31:04 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    A Pennsylvania school district superintendent is defending his food service staff over a photo of an overcooked school cafeteria hamburger that was posted onlineA Pennsylvania school district superintendent is defending his food service staff over a photo of an overcooked school cafeteria hamburger that was posted online. A student at DuBois Area High School posted the picture on the town's regional Facebook page to show people what a friend was served at school on Monday.
  • McDonald’s Has a Nutella Burger That Oozes Chocolate 41

    11/17/2016 12:22:36 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    The Verge ^ | Nov 14, 2016 | Vlad Savov
    Do not be alarmed, your burger is designed to ooze like thatAs I watch a sandwich secrete sweet goop, I am reminded of a website I love. The fun (but crudely named) This is why you’re fat used to collate the most outrageous food combinations that humans splice together. McDonald’s latest dessert, available only in Italy, is called the Sweety con Nutella, and has the shape and soft buns of a regular burger, but instead of a uniform slab of beef in the middle, it has a big gooey center of Nutella hazelnut and cocoa spread. This carb-heavy feast would...
  • When Trump Went to 21 Club for a Burger, I Sat at the Next Table

    11/17/2016 12:13:57 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    11/16 | Brian Chappatta
    When Trump Went to 21 Club for a Burger, I Sat at the Next Table(Bloomberg can't be excerpted.
  • Trump’s $36 Burger, FryGuysNYC Announces Itself to the East Village, and More Intel

    11/17/2016 12:09:37 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    Eater ^ | Nov 17, 2016 | Greg Morabito
    -The heavy security and frequent protests outside of Donald Trump’s shiny Fifth Avenue citadel are affecting businesses on Fifth Avenue near 57th Street. Joey Allaham, the owner of The Prime Grill and Pizza da Solo, tells the Post that business has dropped by 50 percent since last week, when security started blocking off access to his building at 7:30 p.m. The restaurateur explains: "I started yelling and screaming at the police because our customers turn away when they can’t get into the building. I’m sure people have it in their minds to avoid this area." Last Saturday, David Chang’s Ma...
  • Grandma’s accidental Thanksgiving invite to wrong teen goes viral

    11/17/2016 10:49:59 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 31 replies
    KFOR ^ | NOVEMBER 17, 2016
    What began as a wrong text from an Arizona grandmother to a 17-year-old ended in a heartwarming story. Wanda Dench thought she was texting her grandson when she sent out details about Thanksgiving dinner, KSAZ reports But instead, 17-year-old high school senior Jamal Hinton got the random message while in class. Jamal texted back asking who it was, and Dench responded with: "It's your grandma." Jamal asked for her picture "just to double check." Dench responded with a photo of herself. Jamal then sent her a photo of himself to establish that they were not related. But he figured he'd...
  • Tasmanian Devil Milk Kills Several Deadly Superbugs That Are Resistant to Existing Drugs

    11/16/2016 9:53:18 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 43 replies
    A whole new way to fight antibiotic resistance.Scientists have discovered that Tasmanian devil milk contains an arsenal of antimicrobial compounds that can kill some of the most deadly bacterial and fungal infections known to science - including golden staph. Tasmanian devils were found to produce six different types of these antimicrobial compounds - humans produce just one - and scientists were able to successfully synthesise them in the lab to test their effectiveness against a number of drug-resistant bacterial and fungal pathogens. When tested against 25 different bacterial and six fungal strains, the six varieties of antimicrobial compounds were found...
  • Served hot, a Donald Trump dosa

    11/16/2016 9:03:02 PM PST · by ameribbean expat · 7 replies
    You cannot miss out on the Donald Trump connection at Suprabaa — a huge poster of the President-elect stares at you when you enter. Inside, I look around, and every table has a leaflet proudly announcing the special dosa that the restaurant has been offering for the past few days. “Oru white dosa, master,” shouts the attendant, as I order myself a Trump. A predominantly-white dosa, with a generous inside coating of Thousand Island Dressing (used mostly for salads) and chilli flakes, this dish is served hot and is accompanied by sambar, four types of chutney and butter. Once I...
  • Police: Ohio Woman Solicits Undercover Officer For Cash and Nachos

    11/16/2016 1:29:50 PM PST · by Morgana · 54 replies
    wowk ^ | November 16, 2016 | wowk
    BEAVER TOWNSHIP, OH - A suspected prostitute from St. Clairsville is behind bars after an undercover sting by police in Ohio. Police say Crystal Hotlosz, 36, of St. Clairsville agreed to meet an undercover officer after posting an advertisement for sex services on Youngstown’s Backpage website. She allegedly agreed to meet for a sex act for the price of $50 and nachos.
  • Monsanto Is Scrambling To Bury This Breaking Story

    11/16/2016 11:08:47 AM PST · by B4Ranch · 199 replies
    I am frankly shocked this information is not making front page news right now. Monsanto will do anything to bury this story… and as of right now, it’s working. Not a single mainstream media outlet has covered this appalling new report that shows millions of people being poisoned by a chemical that does not belong in our food. This chemical is ending up in processed foods like Cheerios, Ritz Crackers, and Oreos and being consumed by humans across the world. The health of millions of people is on the line and this news must go mainstream! That’s why I’m calling on every single one of you...
  • Fast-food fan Trump could remake healthy school lunches

    11/15/2016 9:43:14 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 34 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 15, 2016 3:48 PM EST | Mary Clare Jalonick
    Will Donald Trump remake school lunches into his fast-food favorites of burgers and fried chicken when he’s president? Children grumbling about healthier school meal rules championed by first lady Michelle Obama may have reason to cheer Trump’s election as the billionaire businessman is a proud patron of Kentucky Fried Chicken and McDonald’s while promising to curb federal regulations. The Obama administration has made healthier, safer and better labeled food a priority in the last eight years, significantly raising the profile of food policy and sometimes drawing the ire of Republicans, farmers and the food industry. The first lady made reducing...
  • Trump Backers Vow to Boycott Pepsi Over Remarks CEO Never Made

    11/15/2016 8:58:10 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 69 replies
    New York Post ^ | November 15, 2016 | Jackie Salo
    Donald Trump supporters are calling for a boycott of PepsiCo over fabricated comments circulating the Internet from the CEO. Angry supporters have flooded Twitter alleging the PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi told them, “We don’t want your business” — remarks that she never made. But Nooyi did make clear that her employees were upset about Trump’s win while at an appearance on Thursday at the New York Times DealBook conference.
  • Mystery Woman Delivering Pizzas With Missing Slices to Strangers’ Homes

    11/15/2016 12:24:53 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 38 replies
    KFOR ^ | NOVEMBER 15, 2016
    olice in one Missouri town aren't sure to make of it - a woman dropping off Domino's pizzas to at least two homes around 3 p.m. Sunday. She doesn't appear to be a Domino's employee. “It was creepy, really creepy,” said one of the women who got a pizza. As she came up the carport after work Sunday night, there it was: A Domino’s pizza on a chair near the back patio. “Oh yeah, when I opened it up there was a piece missing out of it,” the woman said. When she looked at her home surveillance camera footage, the...