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  • Hardee’s APORKalypse Burrito and Biscuit

    03/27/2017 9:37:05 AM PDT · by Rebelbase · 21 replies ^ | 3/23/17 | Marvo
    The APORKalypse is upon us! Run…to your nearest Hardee’s if you want to experience the chain’s new APORKalypse Burrito and APORKalypse Biscuit, both of which feature three types of pork. Three? Come on, Hardee’s! There’s the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse! Why couldn’t you fit one more type of pork? Canadian bacon? Cheese made out of pig’s milk? The APORKalypse Burrito combines four ham slices, two sausage patties, bacon pieces, folded eggs, American cheese, and Swiss cheese in a warm flour tortilla. It has, brace yourselves, 1110 calories, 740 calories from fat, 82 grams of fat, 29 grams of saturated...
  • Hymn Instrumental

    03/25/2017 3:55:31 PM PDT · by Revski · 3 replies
    Revski's Youtube Ministry ^ | 3/25/2017 | Revski
    The instrumental hymns are, (There is a Fountain Filled with Blood) and the chorus, (God Be With You, Till We Meet Again), both are accompanied with lyrics.
  • 94-Year-Old Woman Has Worked at McDonald’s for 44 Years — and She Eats It Every Shift

    03/24/2017 9:45:43 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 36 replies ^ | MARCH 24, 2017 | Caitlin Keating
    94-year-old Loraine Maurer has been working at McDonald’s for 44 years and has no plans of retiring anytime soon. “If you don’t like your job, it’s a job, but I love it,” she tells PEOPLE. “The people, the clientele, that’s why I stuck with it.” Since 1973, Maurer has worked at a number of locations in Evansville, Indiana. During the winter months, everyone from her fellow McDonald’s coworkers to loyal customers have offered to pick her up and drop her off at home after her shift. “I know what goes on with them, I know some of their children. Some...
  • Brawl between 2 women at Waffle House in Auburn caught on video

    03/24/2017 9:53:46 AM PDT · by Morgana · 25 replies
    AL ^ | march 24, 2017 | Erin Edgemon |
    A brawl between two employees of a Waffle House in Auburn was captured on cell phone video on Sunday. Auburn police confirmed the fight occurred at the Waffle House located in the 1700 block of Opelika Road.
  • Weekly Cooking (and related issues) Thread

    03/24/2017 7:48:03 AM PDT · by Jamestown1630 · 140 replies
    We’ve had requests for a thread on ‘kitchen problems’, so I thought we’d do it this week. * I cleaned out my refrigerator a few days ago, and was reminded of something I used to do and must start to do again. No matter how careful you are, there are always drips and leaks, or mess from a forgotten, rotten vegetable, staining up your refrigerator – especially the little shelves on the door. A good idea is to cut craft paper – or a brown paper bag – to fit those spaces, and then just change the paper out a...
  • German Candymaker Haribo to Build Plant in Wisconsin (Gummy Bear Alert!)

    03/23/2017 2:10:15 PM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 48 replies
    Yahoooo! ^ | March 23, 2017 | Yahoooo!
    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — German candymaker Haribo, which is known for its brightly colored gummy bears and bow tie-wearing gold bear mascot, plans to build its first North American factory in southeastern Wisconsin not far from Chicago, Gov. Scott Walker announced Thursday. The facility is slated to be operational by 2020 and employ 400 people once fully up and running, Walker and economic development officials said. An exuberant Walker held up two bags of Haribo candy during a Capitol news conference, but declined to actually eat any because he said he gave up sweets for Lent. The $242 million candymaking...
  • 2017’s Fattest Cities in America

    03/23/2017 1:28:48 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 32 replies
    WalletHub ^ | March 22, 2017 | Richie Bernardo
    Americans are the fattest people in the world. By one measure, more than 70 percent of the U.S. population aged 15 and older is overweight or obese. But such a finding should come as no surprise, considering the proliferation of fast-food establishments and increasingly cheaper grocery items that have negatively altered our diets. Unfortunately, the extra pounds have inflated the costs of obesity-related medical treatment to nearly $316 billion a year and annual productivity losses due to work absenteeism to more than $8.6 billion. But certain places are more responsible than others for tipping the scale in favor of bad...
  • Beware Of Eating Grapefruit With Any Of These 32 Common Drugs

    03/20/2017 2:47:38 PM PDT · by blam · 85 replies
    BI ^ | 3-20-2017 | Dr. Matthew Thorpe, MD, PhD, Authority Nutrition
    Note: This article contains general information — not specific medical advice. Talk to your physician before changing your use of any medication. Grapefruit is a delicious citrus fruit with many health benefits. However, it can interact with some common medications, altering their effects on your body. If you're curious about the grapefruit warning on many medicines, this article will help you understand why it's there and what your options are. Here's a closer look at 32 common drugs that may have dangerous interactions with grapefruit. How does it interact with medications? How does it interact with medications? Medications are processed...
  • Waiter fired after asking customer for proof of residency

    03/19/2017 11:42:11 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 57 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 19, 2017 2:43 PM EDT
    A waiter was fired from a Southern California restaurant after asking customers to prove they had legal residency before serving them. The Los Angeles Times reports Sunday that 23-year-old Brenda Carrillo says she and a friend got the question at Saint Marc in Huntington Beach. Carrillo says the waiter later asked her sister and another friend to see their proof of residency. …
  • Auntie Fee... fried food made her an Internet sensation, suffers heart attack and dies

    03/19/2017 9:22:05 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 34 replies
    L A Times ^ | 03/19/2017 | Esmeralda Bermudez and Christine Mai-Duc
    Felicia O’Dell, 59, who won viral fame in 2014 after her son posted a four-minute clip of her cooking some dough-covered “sweet treats for the kids,” died early Friday at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, her brother June O’Dell said Saturday. In a Facebook post, O’Dell’s son Tavis Hunter wrote that “god made the decision to take my mother home,” and added that “She can finally Be happy.” ... Fee’s fame has come with no small amount of criticism. Some have called her illiterate, unsanitary and unscripted... They have said her dishes — loaded with butter, sugar and grease — will send...
  • 'Come in and try the worst meatball sandwich': Diners share hilarious restaurant signs and menus

    03/18/2017 4:41:45 PM PDT · by Morgana · 22 replies
    daily mail uk ^ | march 18, 2017 | Naomi Leach For Mailonline
    Lighthearted restaurants across the world are serving up a side of laughter. Rather than just listing their food options, comedy menu fails and hilarious restaurant signs have been keeping eagle-eyed patrons entertained while they dine. From one eatery revelling in its bad meatball sandwich review on Yelp to passive aggressive warnings of free concussion if diners dare take photos of their food, some owners like to create a memorable dialogues with their clientele. But for others it's the well-placed typo or mis-translation that is sure to raise eyebrows. Forget jerk chicken, you might be more taken with the Chicken rude...
  • Weekly Cooking (and related issues) Thread

    03/16/2017 4:00:27 PM PDT · by Jamestown1630 · 160 replies
    In recent years the pineapple has superseded peaches to become my favorite fruit – perhaps partly because it’s so much easier to find very good pineapples in my area. But getting at the fruit inside a pineapple is a real project! I’ve often been tempted to buy one of those pineapple-coring gadgets, but I always turned it down – I thought it would be hard for my small hands to use, and it seemed like the kind of ‘unitasker’ (channeling Alton Brown, here) that would take up space and hardly be used. A few weeks ago, I saw one of...
  • TIME Article Demands Brands Publicly Declare Political Loyalties

    03/16/2017 2:20:52 PM PDT · by heterosupremacist · 34 replies ^ | 03/16/2017 | Kemberley Kaye
    Consider that for taking a quiet stand against hate speech by pulling its ads from the alt-right site Breitbart, Kellogg’s is targeted with #DumpKelloggs by readers who saw the brand’s actions as an attack on their values. Target removes gender-based signage from its toy aisle, and outraged customers insist they’ll never set foot in the store again. Audi champions equal pay for women in its Super Bowl ad, and while the carmaker was applauded by some, others pilloried the brand across social media for suggesting things aren’t as they should be . And Starbucks’ stand for refugees and against the...
  • McDonald’s worker jumps out drive-through window to aid stricken cop

    03/15/2017 2:43:07 PM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 9 replies
    NY Post ^ | 15 March 2017 | Alexandra Klausner
    “I see she’s hardly breathing, and I thought that’s not normal,” Viloria told NBC4 of his decision to spring into action. Luckily, a curb stopped the car and Viloria was able to pull the officer out of her vehicle. The victim has not been publicly identified.
  • Startup to Serve Up Chicken Strips Cultivated From Cells in Lab

    03/15/2017 8:32:01 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 27 replies
    WSJ ^ | 03/15/2017 | Jacob Bunge
    And it pretty much tastes like chicken, according to people who were offered samples Tuesday in San Francisco, before a planned big reveal on Wednesday by Memphis Meats Inc. Scientists, startups and animal-welfare activists believe the new product could help to revolutionize the roughly $200 billion U.S. meat industry. Their goal: Replace billions of cattle, hogs and chickens with animal meat they say can be grown more efficiently and humanely in stainless steel bioreactor tanks. Startups including Memphis Meats and Mosa Meat, based in the Netherlands, have been pursuing the concept. They call it “clean meat,” a spin on “clean...
  • Poisonous Chinatown Herbal Tea Leaves Two Critically Ill, Could Kill Other

    03/10/2017 11:13:52 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 20 replies
    East Bay Times ^ | March 10, 2017 | Joyce Tsai
    Health officials warned the public Friday to throw away any herbal tea purchased from a Chinatown shop, after two people became critically ill after consuming the tea which was found to contained Aconite, a lethal poison. In separate incidents from February and March, a woman in her 50s and a man in his 30s became gravely ill within an hour of drinking tea made from leaves supplied by the same San Francisco herbalist. The tea leaves were purchased at the Sun Wing Wo Trading Company, located at 1105 Grant Ave. in Chinatown in San Francisco. Each person quickly became weak,...
  • Bizarre video of turkeys circling dead cat goes viral

    03/10/2017 5:37:19 PM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 60 replies
    RANDOLPH, Mass. (AP) — A bizarre scene of a group of wild turkeys walking in a circle around a dead cat was caught on video by a Massachusetts man who perhaps best described it: an attempt to give the feline its 10th life. Jonathan Davis came across the fowl play in the Boston suburb of Randolph Thursday. He posted a video on Twitter that he says was viewed a half million times by the late afternoon. The recording shows what appears to be 17 turkeys circling the cat.
  • Weekly Cooking (and related issues) Thread

    03/09/2017 4:37:45 PM PST · by Jamestown1630 · 163 replies
    For ‘foodies’ – and a lot of vegetable gardeners - one of the most welcome harbingers of warm weather and the growing season is the Asparagus. This recipe for ‘Asparagus Tart’ comes from the website of the Pioneer Woman, Ree Drummond, and it's as easy as - (actually easier than) - pie!: I think my favorite, is just Roasted Asparagus (which is also my favorite way with Brussels Sprouts, in a different season). My husband makes this often, with just olive oil, salt and pepper; but I like the addition of the Parmesan Cheese:
  • New on Your Dinner Tab: a Labor Surcharge: Rather than jack up menu prices [tr]

    03/09/2017 12:25:34 PM PST · by C19fan · 51 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | March 9, 2017 | Julie Jargon
    Restaurant diners are footing the bill for rising minimum wages. In lieu of steep menu price increases, many independent and regional chain restaurants in states including Arizona, California, Colorado and New York are adding surcharges of 3% to 4% to help offset rising labor costs. Industry analysts expect the practice to become widespread as more cities and states increase minimum wages.
  • Gluten-free diets could lead to deficiencies and cause illness

    03/09/2017 11:49:34 AM PST · by Gamecock · 32 replies
    The Australian ^ | JOHN ROSS | March 10, 2017
    As a gastroenterologist, Jason Tye-Din sees ­patients who only eat potatoes and sometimes a bit of rice. “They’re too scared to eat anything else,” he says, “because they get some sort of reaction. Sometimes it’s a real reaction but in most cases it’s because they’ve ­developed such a fear of food. They’re confused about their symptoms and their relationship to food.” Tye-Din says some patients arrive at his clinic in tears. “They come in saying, ‘I don’t know what to eat.’ They’ve got to the point where they’ve pulled so many things from their diet that it is not ­nutritious...
  • Sugar: A Bitter Aftertaste

    03/09/2017 10:56:34 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 74 replies
    Sugar is the new tobacco. It may take a dozen years for that to sink in the way nicotine and cancer did but the outcome will be sugar and diabetes. A steady drumbeat of news stories now is focusing attention on sugar’s public cost. Santa Fe Mayor Javier Gonzales’s proposal to put a 2-cent tax on sugary sodas is the latest event. It would be a wholesale tax so the buyer would not see it at the counter and because the mayor proposes the tax to fund pre-school education, it has a worthy cause. But if he really wanted a...
  • Indicators show potatoes can grow on Mars

    03/08/2017 4:06:46 PM PST · by Gamecock · 55 replies
    Phys.Org ^ | 34/8/2017
    The International Potato Center (CIP) launched a series of experiments to discover if potatoes can grow under Mars atmospheric conditions and thereby prove they are also able to grow in extreme climates on Earth. This Phase Two effort of CIP's proof of concept experiment to grow potatoes in simulated Martian conditions began on February 14, 2016 when a tuber was planted in a specially constructed CubeSat contained environment built by engineers from University of Engineering and Technology (UTEC) in Lima based upon designs and advice provided by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration in Ames Research Center (NASA ARC), California....
  • Chelsea Clinton’s Spinach Pancakes Spark a National Debate—Where Do You Stand? (pic - barf alert)

    03/08/2017 8:41:01 AM PST · by simpson96 · 88 replies
    People ^ | 3/8/2017 | Shay Spence
    Over the past month, Chelsea Clinton has undoubtedly found her voice on Twitter, crusading against the policies of President Trump at every turn. One debate she probably didn’t expect to become embroiled in, though, is the sanctity of pancakes. On Tuesday night—a.k.a. National Pancake Day, for those who don’t follow the news—the former First Daughter took to the social media platform to show off her home cooked breakfast-for-dinner. “Spinach pancakes for #NationalPancakeDay,” she captioned the photo of a stack of flapjacks resembling a carbed-up form of green smoothie. The meal was a hit with her 2-year-old daughter: “(we won’t eat...
  • Cause of death? Too much bacon

    03/08/2017 7:57:34 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 44 replies
    N Y Post ^ | 03/08/2017 | ap
    “Good” foods that were under-eaten include: nuts and seeds, seafood rich in omega-3 fats including salmon and sardines; fruits and vegetables; and whole grains. “Bad” foods or nutrients that were over-eaten include salt and salty foods; processed meats including bacon, bologna and hot dogs; red meat including steaks and hamburgers; and sugary drinks. The research is based on U.S. government data showing there were about 700,000 deaths in 2012 from heart disease, strokes and diabetes and on an analysis of national health surveys that asked participants about their eating habits. Most didn’t eat the recommended amounts of the foods studied....
  • 132 Alcohol Bottles Recovered From Car in Lahore's Garden Town Area

    03/06/2017 8:04:04 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    Dunya News ^ | 04 March,2017
    Police officers confiscated as many as 132 wine bottles from a car in Lahore’s Garden Town area. According to details, the officers stopped a car at checkpost and recovered alcohol bottles of international brand during checking. Suspect Burhan has also been taken into custody for further investigation. Earlier on Thursday, Sindh High Court (SHC) had ordered to close bars who are selling alcohol across the province and instructed the authorities to continue shutter down until the proper procedure.

    03/06/2017 12:51:19 PM PST · by heterosupremacist · 23 replies
    The Oreo sandwich cookie is made up of two chocolate disks containing a sweet cream filling and is loved by millions. Since it’s introduction, the Oreo cookie has become the best-selling cookie in the United States. The National Biscuit Company (today known as Nabisco) first developed and produced the “Oreo Biscuit” in 1912 at its Chelsea factory in New York City. Today, the block on which the factory was located is known as “Oreo Way”. •The name “Oreo” was first trademarked on March 14, 1912. •The first Oreo cookies in the United States sold for 25 cents a pound in...
  • The California Chuck E. Cheese's where TWO mass brawls broke out in a WEEK

    03/06/2017 3:27:52 AM PST · by C19fan · 9 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | March 6, 2017 | Forrest Hanson
    A Southern California Chuck E. Cheese's saw two brawls among adults this week. The establishment in Victorville, about 70 miles northeast of Los Angeles, saw one fight erupt over tickets and another over an accidental push. Customer Sharon Cabrera shot footage of the first fight, which she uploaded to Facebook and YouTube.
  • Collapse: The End of Society Simulator

    03/05/2017 8:02:24 PM PST · by Pelham · 35 replies
    Tom Clancy's The Division ^ | March 2, 2017 | BETC Paris
    This is an online video simulator "To reveal just how quickly a disease, in this case smallpox, can spread, designers have created a simulator that shows how the world could collapse in less than a month. "It imagines you are 'patient zero' and shows how the disease would spread rapidly through your locality, infecting and killing your neighbours."
  • BBC: Are Chopsticks Racist?

    03/04/2017 3:09:22 PM PST · by RayChuang88 · 36 replies
    Breitbart (referencing BBC News article) ^ | March 4, 2017 | Virginia Hale
    “Are food bloggers fuelling racist stereotypes”, asks the BBC in a headline on its news website, the article highlighting concern about “microaggressions” in food media. “Food media is predominantly generated by white people for white people, so when the subject veers toward anything outside of the Western canon, it’s not uncommon to see things generalised, exotified, or misrepresented,” Filipino-American food and travel photographer Celeste Noche told BBC Trending. “I think microaggressions in social media are reflective of food media as a whole in that appropriation,” Ms. Noche said, citing photographs of Asian dishes placed on bamboo mats or framed with...
  • The Best Clam Shacks in America

    03/04/2017 1:30:59 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 44 replies
    Coastal Living ^ | Mike Urban
    Fried clams and summer go hand in hand. Throw in some creamy chowder and crispy clam cakes, and your seafood feast is complete. Check out these 15 top clam shacks that epitomize that fine summertime tradition of golden-fried seafood enjoyed in a gloriously informal setting.The Clam Box, Ipswich, Massachusetts More: The Best Seafood Dives in Massachusetts Check it out: The Clam Box Made with hand-selected, whole-belly Ipswich clams that are expertly breaded and cooked in super-clean oil—The Clam Box’s fried clams are some of the best you’ll find anywhere in the country. Photo: Courtesy of Allen's Clam Bar Allen’s Clam...
  • Woman Hopes to Marry in Dress Made of Taco Bell Burrito Wrappers

    03/03/2017 12:22:31 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 29 replies
    ClickOrlando ^ | March 03, 2017
    Winner of Taco Bell's 'Love and Tacos' contest to marry in restaurantThe wedding of one woman's dreams will be held in a Taco Bell restaurant while she's wearing a dress made of burrito wrappers. The winner of Taco Bell's "Love and Tacos" contest gets an all-expense-paid trip to Las Vegas to get married in a chapel at the chain's flagship restaurant. The wedding venue opens to the public later this year. Diane Nguyen entered the contest with an Instagram picture of herself wearing a burrito-wrapper dress while holding a tray with her fiance in front of a Taco Bell counter....
  • Fish Suppers for the Soul: the Culinary Joys of Lent

    03/03/2017 11:45:46 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 1 replies
    Palm Beach Post ^ | Wednesday, March 1, 2017 | Liz Balmaseda
    The Lenten season and the concept of sacrifice are perennially linked. The big question leading up to Ash Wednesday, which arrived March 1 this year, is usually, “What should I give up?” But deep, spiritual decisions aside, perhaps the 40 days of Lent is a good time to contemplate its culinary rewards – particularly its fish-centric Friday tradition. Christendom’s abstinence of eating the meat of warm-blooded animals offers home cooks and seafood lovers a noble reason to consume fish in any number of preparations. Well beyond the Friday cafeteria fish sticks of my Catholic school youth, I have found soul-warming...
  • Burns victim has FISH SKIN wrapped over her wounds in new treatment

    03/03/2017 11:02:31 AM PST · by Gamecock · 14 replies
    The Sun ^ | 14th December 2016 | Janet Tappin Coelho
    BRAZILIAN doctors are using the skin of a tropical fish to treat burn victims in a pioneering new therapy that is significantly reducing the trauma suffered by survivors. It’s the first time in medical history that researchers have used the skin of an aquatic animal as a band aid to treat lesions. When a gas cooker canister exploded in an accident at Maria Ines Candido da Silva’s workplace causing second degree burns to her arms, neck and some of her face, doctors offered an alternative therapy to the conventional ointment-based one – to dress her wounds with the skin of...
  • Weekly Cooking (and related issues) Thread

    03/02/2017 2:13:26 PM PST · by Jamestown1630 · 116 replies
    I have a book entitled, 'Simply Homemade Food Gifts', from the Meredith Press. It contains many very attractive recipes for gift-giving, and ways of packaging/presenting them. I thought these Viennese Coffee Ball cookies looked good, and quick to put together: time of year I begin craving more vegetables, and one veggie recipe that we never tire of is this Gratin of Eggplant, Tomatoes and Zucchini, from the Julia and Jacques 'Cooking at Home' series: companion book to this series is especially good:
  • Climate Change 2017: Global Warming Linked To Production Of Bread, Study Reveals

    03/02/2017 5:44:22 AM PST · by blueplum · 24 replies
    IBTimes ^ | 02 March 2017 6:54am | Pranshu Rathi
    The seemingly innocuous loaf of bread you just consumed may be contributing to global warming, according to a new published Wednesday in the science journal Nature Plants. [snip] “We found in every loaf there is embodied global warming resulting from the fertilizer applied to farmers’ fields to increase their wheat harvest. This arises from the large amount of energy needed to make the fertilizer and from nitrous oxide gas released when it is degraded in the soil,” Liam Goucher, lead author of the study, said in a statement. [snip] Although the report notes that cutting down on fertilizers may be...
  • Pepsi to lay off 80 to 100 workers, citing Philadelphia tax

    03/01/2017 4:14:35 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 24 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 1, 2017 3:55 PM EST
    Pepsi says slumping sales from Philadelphia’s new sweetened-beverage tax are prompting layoffs of 80 to 100 workers at three distribution plants that serve the city. The company sent out notices Wednesday saying layoffs will occur at plants in north and south Philadelphia and in Wilmington, Delaware, The Philadelphia Inquirer reported. Dave DeCecco, spokesman for the Purchase, New York-based company that employs 423 people in the city, said the tax has cut sales by 40 percent there. …
  • Here's what McDonald's plans to do to win back 500 million lost customers

    03/01/2017 11:24:42 AM PST · by C19fan · 196 replies
    CNBC ^ | March 1, 2017 | Sarah Whitten
    McDonald's has a traffic problem and its executives know it. Now they have a plan they think will turn it around. The company lost more than 500 million customers to close competitors since 2012, Chris Kempczinski, McDonald's USA President told investors gathered in Chicago Wednesday.
  • Study claims Milford-based Subway’s chicken only contains 50 percent chicken

    02/28/2017 1:35:57 PM PST · by Puppage · 13 replies
    WTNH Television ^ | 2/28/2017
    MILFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — A new report released by a Canadian Broadcasting Corporation found that the chicken served at Subway restaurants only contain about 50 percent chicken DNA. The Subway finding was part of a larger investigation by the CBC into how much poultry is in the chicken sandwiches and wraps at several popular fast food restaurants, including Wendy’s, McDonald’s, Tim Hortons and A&W. In the tests, most of the meat from Subway’s competitors contained 85 to 90 percent chicken DNA. Subway’s results, however, were so shocking to researchers that they decided to test them again. Subway’s oven roasted chicken...
  • Are these the biggest food lies ever? Hilarious photos reveal the misleading packaging that's led

    02/28/2017 10:59:32 AM PST · by simpson96 · 49 replies
    U.K. Daily Mail ^ | 2/28/2017 | Martha Cliff
    (full article title: Are these the biggest food lies ever? Hilarious photos reveal the misleading packaging that's led to some VERY disappointed (and hungry) customers) We're all aware that fast food doesn't always live up to the glossy photos that advertise them - however, these shop-bought snacks make a sad hamburger look like haute cuisine. Imgur user SpicyFlamingCinnamonRollTigerBearOfRage shared hilarious snaps of food packaging that totally fails to reflect the snack inside. In what the user referred to as food 'lies', the photos showcase the utterly disappointing - and downright contradictory - packaging that doesn't quite tell you what's really...
  • A Man Is Suing Papa John’s for Texting Him Too Much

    02/27/2017 9:52:28 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    Nobody likes a clingy friend who constantly has to check in to see what you’re doing, especially if that clingy friend is Papa John Schnatter—or at least the Papa John’s pizza chain he started. According to TMZ, a man named Jonathan Anozie actually got so many texts from his local Papa John’s that he’s suing the company, explaining that he suffers from “significant anxiety, frustration, and annoyance.” The TMZ story says the company started texting him offers even though he never ordered pizza in the first place, and the texts continued even after he replied “STOP” to the automated messages....
  • Chicken at Subway only contains about 50 percent chicken DNA, tests show

    02/27/2017 4:07:49 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 111 replies
    KDVR ^ | February 27, 2017 | Anica Padilla
    The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation had researchers at Trent University’s Wildlife Forensic DNA Laboratory test the chicken from several fast food chains, including McDonald’s, Wendy’s, A&W, Tim Hortons and Subway. Most of the scores were between 85 and 90 percent chicken DNA. Except at Subway. The oven roasted chicken scored 53.6 percent chicken DNA and the Sweet Onion Chicken Teriyaki (chicken strips) had just 42.8 percent chicken DNA, according to the CBC Marketplace investigation. ... So what else is in the meat? According to the DNA testing, it’s soy.
  • Pizza Chain Will Only Make Pies in Africa With NYC Water

    02/27/2017 2:11:23 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 50 replies
    New York Post ^ | February 27, | David K. Li
    A New York pizza chain wouldn’t dare make pies at its new location in Africa without its secret ingredient — New York City tap water. Famous Famiglia, which is set to open a pizza parlor in Accra, the capital city of Ghana, will take the extreme step of shipping Big Apple H2O across the Atlantic Ocean just to make the dough for its pies. “I want to make this as authentic possible. I want to have the exact same pizza as in New York City,” said Dan Isaacs, co-owner with his brother Douglas of the new franchise shop scheduled to...
  • Fasting Diet May Help Regenerate a Diabetic Pancreas

    02/24/2017 1:34:51 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 50 replies
    NHS News ^ | 2/24
    "The pancreas can be triggered to regenerate itself through a type of fasting diet, say US researchers," BBC News reports. Research in mice found a low-calorie diet may help in cases of type 1 and type 2 diabetes. The pancreas is an organ that uses specialised cells known as beta cells to produce the hormone insulin, which the body uses to break down sugars in the blood (glucose). In type 1 diabetes the pancreas stops producing insulin. In type 2 diabetes either not enough insulin is produced or cells in the body fail to respond to insulin (insulin resistance). Mice...
  • Bushwick Deliveryman Dishes Up Dominican Food — and a Pro-Trump Message

    02/24/2017 11:21:33 AM PST · by Oratam · 5 replies
    DNAInfo ^ | February 24, 2017 | By Gwynne Hogan
    He'll bring pernil, platano and a pro-Trump message right to your doorstep. Jose Peralta, a deliveryman for the Bushwick Dominican restaurant Alex Luncheonette, is so into making America great again that customers in the neighborhood are calling him "The Trump Guy." He comes to work at the Knickerbocker Avenue eatery each day with his fire engine-red Trump baseball cap and a pin from the president's campaign. The battered Toyota Corolla he zips around the neighborhood in is plastered with bumper stickers for Trump and the far-right website InfoWars. "They tell me I was the only one in Brooklyn that supported...
  • How to BEAT the all-you-can-eat buffet: The expensive foods you should fill up on [tr]

    02/24/2017 6:21:24 AM PST · by C19fan · 55 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | February 24, 2017 | Natalie Corner and Imogen Blake
    If you're fed up of fad diets and the clean-eating craze, there's only one place you should go: an all-you-can-eat buffet. These restaurants allow you to enjoy multiple plates of all your favourite naughty dishes, from curry and Chinese to pizza and chips - and at a fraction of what it would cost at a normal eatery.
  • Weekly Cooking (and related issues) Thread

    02/23/2017 3:47:25 PM PST · by Jamestown1630 · 90 replies
    It’s more like May here today in Maryland, than February; and our thoughts are turning toward Spring. This King Cake that came in the Better Homes and Gardens email newsletter a few days ago is the prettiest I’ve seen. I like it because the ring is thinner than many that we see, which I think makes it very elegant. believe we’ve featured these ‘tartes soleil’ previously, but this Feta Tapenade one from Smitten Kitchen is especially pretty and the recipe looks good; easy-to-follow instructions/pictures are included: attended a function recently where I had Corn Ice Cream for the...
  • Wales Is Hosting its First Ever Alcohol-Free Beer Festival

    02/22/2017 9:02:38 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 30 replies
    Wales Online ^ | 22 FEB 2017 | MARK SMITH
    It will take place in Pembrokeshire on St David's DayWales is set to host its first alcohol-free beer festival in a bid to encourage the public to adopt a healthier relationship with booze. The free event, which will be held in Pembrokeshire on St David’s Day, promises to offer a wide range of alcohol-free and low-alcohol beers to sample. It will also be serving up free meat and vegetable curries to the sober visitors, as well as traditional Welsh cawl. Andrew Misell, from the charity Alcohol Concern , laid down a challenge to the drinks business in Wales to do...
  • UN: $4.4B needed within weeks to stop hunger 'catastrophe'

    02/22/2017 5:15:07 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 66 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 22, 2017 7:44 PM EST | Jennifer Peltz
    The United Nations needs $4.4 billion by the end of March to prevent catastrophic hunger and famine in South Sudan, Nigeria, Somalia and Yemen, yet just $90 million has been collected so far, Secretary-General António Guterres said Wednesday. With over 20 million people at risk of starvation over the next six months and famine already declared in parts of South Sudan, “we are facing a tragedy,” Guterres said. “We must avoid it becoming a catastrophe.” Convening reporters for a briefing at the U.N. headquarters, Guterres amplified concerns that U.N. officials and humanitarian groups have expressed in recent weeks about the...
  • Industry: Philadelphia soda tax killing sales, layoffs loom

    02/22/2017 3:15:11 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 30 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 22, 2017 11:00 AM EST
    Some Philadelphia supermarkets and beverage distributors say they’re gearing up for layoffs because the city’s new soda tax has cut beverage sales by 30 percent to 50 percent, worse than the city predicted. An owner of six supermarkets tells The Philadelphia Inquirer he expects to cut 300 jobs, and a soft drink distributor predicts a 20 percent workforce reduction. City officials expect business to rebound once customers get over sticker shock. …
  • MNfusion: Tullibee Chef Crowned Prince Of Pigs At Cochon555

    02/21/2017 6:48:44 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 6 replies ^ | 2/21/17 | Katie Fraser
    Where’s the beef? Well, it made way for the pork. On Sunday afternoon in downtown Minneapolis, Twin Cities foodies celebrated the pig in all of its glory at Cochon555. An event dedicated to all things pork, Cochon555 celebrates heritage pigs and sustainable farming of the animal. The competition featured five chefs, who compete head-to-head creating dishes using a whole heritage breed pig. The focus is on fine dining. Proceeds from the 14-city event go to Piggy Bank, a charity focusing on sanctuaries for heritage breed pigs and Open Access Agriculture.