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  • Why It Matters What President Trump Eats (One of the silliest articles you'll read this month)

    02/26/2017 1:01:14 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | February 21, 2017 | Joseph Erbentraut
    It appears that one of the most visible achievements of Michelle Obama’s legacy as first lady will live on in the Trump White House: her garden. First lady Melania Trump announced last week that she would preserve the White House vegetable garden planted in 2009. It came as a surprise to many nutrition advocates and food policy experts, who had expressed fears that Michelle Obama’s garden and the health and nutrition initiatives it symbolized could be endangered under the Trump administration. Some advocates, including Michael Jacobson, president of the Center for Science in the Public Interest, are lauding the new...
  • WEEKLY GARDEN THREAD FEBRUARY 24, 2017

    02/24/2017 5:10:36 PM PST · by greeneyes · 92 replies
    freerepublic | 2/24/2017 | greeenyes
    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...
  • Popeyes sold to Burger King parent for $1.8 billion

    02/22/2017 12:52:34 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    The Atlanta Business Journal ^ | February 21, 2017 | Jacques Couret
    Love that Chicken from... Ontario? Restaurant Brands International Inc. (NYSE: QSR) will buy Atlanta-based Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen Inc. (NASDAQ: PLKI) for $1.8 billion. Popeyes shareholders will get $79 in cash a share at closing -- a premium of 27 percent based on Popeyes’ 30-trading day Volume Weighted Average Price as of Feb. 10. The deal, expected to close by early April 2017, brings the New Orleans spicy chicken brand to the Ontario, Canada-based company that owns Burger King and Tim Hortons. Popeyes will continue to be managed independently in the United States. RBI plans to continue developing the brand at...
  • WEEKLY GARDEN THREAD FEBRUARY 17, 2017

    02/17/2017 6:03:17 PM PST · by greeneyes · 104 replies
    freerepublic | 2/17/2017 | 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...
  • 20 Million People Worldwide May Starve In The Next 6 Months

    02/16/2017 4:10:22 AM PST · by blam · 41 replies
    BI - Reuters ^ | 2-16-2017 | Tom Miles
    GENEVA (Reuters) - More than 20 million people - greater than the population of Romania or Florida - risk dying from starvation within six months in four separate famines, U.N. World Food Programme chief economist Arif Husain says. Wars in Yemen, northeastern Nigeria and South Sudan have devastated households and driven up prices, while a drought in east Africa has ruined the agricultural economy. "In my not quite 15 years with the World Food Programme, this is the first time that we are literally talking about famine in four different parts of the world at the same time," he told...
  • German grocery chain Lidl known for its rock bottom prices opens prototype store in Virginia [tr]

    02/15/2017 11:04:00 AM PST · by C19fan · 39 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | February 15, 2017 | Staff
    The no-frills supermarket chain Lidl which has forced competitors to lower their prices in each of the European markets the company has entered is opening its first wave of stores in the U.S. this summer, months ahead of schedule. The German chain has plans to open up to 100 stores along the East Coast within a year.
  • Hungry Venezuelans killing flamingos and anteaters for food, biologists say

    02/11/2017 2:39:40 PM PST · by Zakeet · 49 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | February 10, 2017 | Gustavo Ocando
    Biology student Luis Sibira stumbled across the first set of gory remains last November: eight pink flamingos, their breasts and torsos sliced out, leaving their heads, spindly legs and vivid feathers scattered across the marshy ground at Las Peonias Lagoon in western Venezuela. [Snip] There are other signs that food shortages have led to the slaughtering of animals not generally considered meat: giant anteaters, for one. The university investigators - biologists and biology students - say they have kept records to show that dozens of the slow-moving creatures, classified as "vulnerable" by the International Union for Conservation of Nature, also...
  • WEEKLY GARDEN THREAD FEB. 2/10/2017

    02/10/2017 2:10:25 PM PST · by greeneyes · 138 replies
    freerepublic | 2/10/2017 | greeenyes
    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...
  • Sicily’s Superior Cannoli: A Guide for Connoisseurs—and Skeptics

    02/08/2017 12:57:48 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    Wall Streetv Journal ^ | Charlotte Druckman
    On a trip to Sicily, birthplace of the Italian sweet, a recent cannoli-convert learns what separates the mediocre from the mouth-watering, and where to find the bestSOMEWHERE ON the coastal road between the Sicilian towns of Marzamemi and Siracusa, from behind the wheel, our guide pointed out the giant reeds growing above the Ionian sea. “Those are the canna they used to make the cannoli with,” Salvatore Coppola explained. From the back seat of the car, in unison, my mother and I made the same face, the one where we purse our lips together while curling the upper halves....
  • Are We Finally Accepting the Scientific Consensus on GMOs?

    02/06/2017 5:38:26 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    Townhall ^ | 02/06/2017 | Andrew Wilford
    Despite the overwhelming scientific consensus that genetically modified foods are safe for human consumption, Americans are generally distrustful of all types of GMOs. An ABC poll from last year found that more than half of Americans believe that GMO foods are unsafe. However, the relative lack of outrage over the forthcoming release of “non-browning” genetically modified apples could mean public perception of GMOs may be changing. This would be an important step towards reducing food waste, fighting global malnutrition, and helping the environment.If American public opinion is finally turning against anti-GMO rhetoric, it is about time. There is no scientific...
  • Food justice meets Black Lives Matter

    02/06/2017 4:08:03 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The Fresno State Collegian ^ | February 6, 2017 | Marina McElwee
    Anthropology professor Dvera Saxton introduces the film ‘Soul Food Junkies’ on Feb. 3 in the Henry Madden Library Think about your favorite food. Why is it so special? Are there memories attached to that meal? Is there a tradition associated with it that makes it so special? The Food Justice Series at Fresno State is taking a closer look at food culture and encouraging students to think about their food beyond calories and nutrition. This year’s Food Justice Series kicked off with a screening of the documentary “Soul Food Junkies” on Feb. 3 in the library. The film tells the...
  • WEEKLY GARDEN THREAD FEB. 3/2017

    02/03/2017 4:29:50 PM PST · by greeneyes · 57 replies
    freerepublic | 2/3/2017 | greeeyes
    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...
  • The Weekly Cooking (and related issues) Thread 2/3/17

    02/02/2017 8:14:29 PM PST · by CottonBall · 99 replies
    2/2/17 | Cottonball
    Today’s recipes are Italian soups! This is in honor of my Nonna (Italian grandmother), who strangely enough, couldn’t cook anything except soup. Her soups were out of this world good. Unfortunately, I never watched her make one to learn her secret. I know she didn’t make her own stock, so that wasn’t the key. She was rather a lazy cook, so I’m guessing it had to do with some Italian ingredients that we can’t get here, or I don’t know about. So these recipes are ones I’ve found and probably modified to suit my tastes. Sorry for the lack of...
  • Why a ganjapreneur dreams of building a 100-story skyscraper to feed city dwellers

    01/29/2017 3:29:27 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The Cannabist ^ | January 24, 2017 | Jennifer Kaplan, Bloomberg News
    According to ganjapreneur Rick Byrd, the future of farming is tall, dirtless and local. Byrd’s vision of skyscraper farms to feed city dwellers begins with a much different kind of crop: marijuana. The 45-year-old is chief executive officer and founder of Pure Agrobusiness Inc., a company that sells equipment to grow legal cannabis, a market worth $6 billion in 2016 and expected to reach $50 billion by 2026, according to Cowen & Co. Because cannabis has higher profit margins than food, and pot is mostly grown inside, Byrd said he hopes the innovations perfected by PureAgro, with the help of...
  • Preparing Salt Pork - 18th Century Cooking Series S1E5

    01/28/2017 4:12:37 PM PST · by ak267 · 38 replies
    YouTube ^ | 11-21-2011 | Jas. Townsend and Son, Inc.
    Salt pork was a very popular meat in the 18th century. In this video we explain how to prepare you own.
  • WEEKLY GARDEN THREAD JANUARY 27, 2017

    01/27/2017 4:18:20 PM PST · by greeneyes · 56 replies
    freerepublic | 1/27/2017 | greeeyes
    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...
  • "COMMON SENSE" PART 2 Addressed To The Inhabitants Of 2017 America

    01/23/2017 8:32:19 PM PST · by greeneyes · 10 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 1/23/2017 | Tyler Durden
    In Part One of this article I explored Thomas Paine’s critical role in the creation of our nation. His Common Sense pamphlets inspired the common people to uncommon acts of courage and heroic feats of valor; leading to the great experiment we call the United States of America. Paine, Franklin and the other Founding Fathers produced a republic, if we could keep it....snip If you are blind to the parallels with our current position in this Fourth Turning, you are either wallowing in willful ignorance or you are a functionary within the debased establishment. One of Paine’s main themes was...
  • WEEKLY GARDEN THREAD JAN. 22, 2017

    01/22/2017 8:57:01 PM PST · by greeneyes · 109 replies
    freerepublic | Jan 22, 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 - January 22, 2017

    01/21/2017 10:04:48 PM PST · by CottonBall · 118 replies
    01/22/17 | Cottonball
    Hello fellow cooks! This is Cottonball, your 2nd substitute thread poster for Jamestown1630, along with Yaelle. I decided to indulge in one of my favorite hobbies for this week’s foodie thread - I LOVE making bread. Just like growing plants, making bread for me is an act of love and creation – the little yeasties making the flour and water into something magical always excites me and gives me a feeling of accomplishment. Seeing the dough rise and take shape is like giving birth (without the pain or medical staff). I wasn’t always able to make edible bread – I...
  • Jamie Oliver Asks Trump To Keep Michelle Obama’s Vegetable Garden At The White House

    01/18/2017 6:12:05 PM PST · by drewh · 129 replies
    Entertainment Tonight Canada ^ | 4 hours ago | Cat Williams
    Jamie Oliver is urging U.S. President-elect Donald Trump to take a greater stand for better food. While speaking at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland on Wednesday, the 41-year-old celebrity chef expressed his concern for the fate of First Lady Michelle Obama’s beloved White House vegetable garden once Trump takes term on Friday. “There’s a symbolic visual,” Oliver said during the discussion. “If you cut down that garden then you’re cutting down hope. And he ain’t going to do that, whether he believes in it or not.” “I think when you know the basics of growing and cooking, I...
  • Save-A-Lot Carves Niche Serving Communities That Publix And Others Overlook

    01/16/2017 5:17:34 AM PST · by Iron Munro · 70 replies
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | Jan 16, 2017 | Justine Griffin
    Betty Duffey has a half-dozen several grocery stores vying for her business near her neighborhood in southern Pinellas County. Publix Supermarkets is 2.5 miles down the road and she'll pass by a Winn-Dixie and a Walmart Neighborhood Market on the way there. Two miles in the other direction is an Aldi and a Walmart Supercenter. But Duffey, 63, does most of her grocery shopping at Save-A-Lot. It's the closest grocery store to her house, but it's also the cheapest. "I'm on disability and really have to watch how I spend my money," Duffey said. "At Publix, I'd spend $200 a...
  • In the Shopping Cart of a Food Stamp Household: Lots of Soda

    01/15/2017 7:12:22 AM PST · by Drew68 · 183 replies
    New York Times ^ | Jan 13, 2017 | Anahad O'Connor
    What do households on food stamps buy at the grocery store? The answer was largely a mystery until now. The United States Department of Agriculture, which oversees the $74 billion food stamp program called SNAP, has published a detailed report that provides a glimpse into the shopping cart of the typical household that receives food stamps. The findings show that the No. 1 purchases by SNAP households are soft drinks, which accounted for 5 percent of the dollars they spent on food. The category of ‘sweetened beverages,’ which includes fruit juices, energy drinks and sweetened teas, accounted for almost 10...
  • 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...
  • WEEKLY GARDEN THREAD JAN 13, 2017

    01/13/2017 2:27:15 PM PST · by greeneyes · 95 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...
  • 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...
  • Thieves fetch 36,000 lbs of dog food; investigators hungry for leads

    01/11/2017 2:23:55 PM PST · by LouieFisk · 24 replies
    WOWT-TV News ^ | Jan 11, 2017 | Mike McKnight
    La Vista Police spotted a semi with an empty trailer in an industrial area on Monday. It had been stolen from a Bellevue trucking firm lot. Investigators have determined about 36,000 pounds of Blue Buffalo dog food worth about $120,000 had been stolen from the trailer.
  • 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...
  • Manhattan culinary staple China Fun shutters, blaming government over-regulation(!)

    01/08/2017 7:11:07 AM PST · by rktman · 28 replies
    nydailynews.com ^ | 1/8/2017 | Larry McShane
    For 25 years, China Fun was renowned for its peerless soup dumplings and piquant General Tso’s chicken. What left a bad taste in the mouths of its owners and loyal patrons was the restaurant’s sudden Jan. 3 closing, blamed by management on suffocating government demands. “The climate for small businesses like ours in New York have become such that it’s difficult to justify taking risks and running — nevermind starting — a legitimate mom-and-pop business,” read a letter posted by the owners in the restaurant’s front door. “The state and municipal governments, with their punishing rules and regulations, seems to...
  • 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...
  • WEEKLY GARDEN THREAD JANUARY 6, 2016

    01/06/2017 4:14:00 PM PST · by greeneyes · 57 replies
    freerepublic | January 6, 2016 | greeeyes
    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...
  • Massive Recall Of Cat Food Underway

    01/05/2017 6:53:32 AM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 47 replies
    IBT via Yahoo ^ | 1/14/17 | Bruce Wright
    Multiple cat food companies have voluntarily recalled dozens of their products over concerns the pets could get sick from eating them. Certain cans of cat fold from 9Lives, EverPet and Special Kitty did not have the proper amount of thiamine, which is also known as Vitamin B1, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, which announced the recall Tuesday. The products affected were all distributed for retail between Dec. 20 and Tuesday. A full list of the canned cat food recalled follows below:
  • Gaza Agriculture on Brink of Collapse

    10/23/2016 12:40:50 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 23 replies
    Al Monitor ^ | 1p/22
    h small manufacturing plants in the Gaza Strip shutting down one after the other and the bigger ones barely holding on against impossible odds, agriculture there is next in line for a resounding crash. Unlike other manufacturing sectors, the farmers’ economic downfall will have immediate and dire consequences for residents of the Gaza Strip. Even now, the UN’s Relief and Works Agency regularly supplies more than half the residents with sacks of flour, rice, sugar and oil. Fruits and vegetables grown locally make up an important part of their meager diets. The slow ruin of Gaza’s agricultural sector began about...
  • Restaurants respond to wage hike with dining surcharge

    01/02/2017 6:57:54 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 92 replies
    The San Diego Tribune ^ | January 1, 2017 | Lori Weisberg
    The next time you wander into Sammy’s Wood-Fired Pizza for a burrata and pesto pie, indulge in a shrimp-filled bucket at Rockin’ Baja Lobster, or decide to splurge on beef tenderloin at George’s at the Cove, don’t be surprised to see an added charge when your check arrives. Girding for the second minimum wage hike in six months and the fourth in 2-˝ years, many of San Diego’s full-service restaurants are introducing for the first time an average surcharge of 3 percent of the meal’s cost to help cover increased labor expenses that some operators say amount to hundreds of...
  • The Weird Reason You Should Eat More Soup

    01/02/2017 11:24:04 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 53 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | December 15, 2016 | Cynthia Sass, Health.com
    By now, you’ve likely heard of juicing. But what about “souping”? Essentially, instead of downing green juice all day long, this cleanse involves sipping on soup. In my opinion, souping is a better option than stricter cleanses. That said, you certainly don’t need to limit your entire diet to liquid meals in order to take advantage of soup’s health and weight loss benefits. Here, why and how to incorporate some healthful soup into your diet. A study published in the journal Appetite found that when people ate a low-calorie soup (about 130 calories for women and 170 for men) before...
  • 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.
  • The contented cow: why foodies will pay top dollar for ethical beef

    01/01/2017 4:02:47 PM PST · by Mariner · 61 replies
    DPA International ^ | December 23rd, 2016 | Anne-Sophie Galli
    (dpa) - There was once a Hereford cow that ate "100 per cent grass" in the green, green meadows of Ireland. Its demise was painless. Its meat was dry-aged for three weeks to give it lots of flavour. You can also check every detail of its history by using a smartphone to scan the QR codes affixed to its package at the newly opened Meat Market store, a top-tier meat emporium in Hamburg, Germany. And it's eye-poppingly expensive. "Lots of people have had enough with the mistreatment of livestock and scandals in the meat industry, like when horsemeat is passed...
  • WEEKLY GARDEN THREAD DECEMBER 30, 2016

    12/30/2016 2:21:51 PM PST · by greeneyes · 59 replies
    freerepublic | 12/30/2016 | 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...
  • DC restaurant won't put Trump in presidential mural (Owned by Palestinian family)

    12/29/2016 3:38:23 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 29, 2016 | Nikita Vladimirov
    Mama Ayesha’s restaurant Washington, D.C.'s Adams Morgan neighborhood does not plan on painting president-elect Donald Trump into its presidential mural, the Washingtonian reported on Thursday. “Our official position is that it is not in the budget,” Amir Abu-El-Hawa, a member of the family that owns the restaurant, told the publication. The mural features the founder of the restaurant, "Mama" Ayesha Abraham, standing alongside 11 presidents, from Dwight D. Eisenhower to Barack Obama. “She was the American dream. For a Muslim and Arab woman immigrant from Palestine to come here on her own and build this business, is a remarkable legacy,”...
  • The C-Free Diet: If we didn't have California, what would we eat?

    12/24/2016 12:15:54 PM PST · by EveningStar · 213 replies
    Slate ^ | July 10, 2013 | Brian Palmer
    Food scientists at Cornell University have produced a strain of broccoli that thrives in hot environments, which may make it possible for states with stiflingly hot summers to grow the vegetable. California, where cool coastal fog is perfect for growing standard broccoli, currently produces more than 90 percent of the broccoli grown in the United States. If California were to disappear, what would the American diet be like? Expensive and grainy. California produces a sizable majority of many American fruits, vegetables, and nuts: 99 percent of artichokes, 99 percent of walnuts, 97 percent of kiwis, 97 percent of plums, 95...
  • WEEKLY GARDEN THREAD DECEMBER 23, 2016

    12/23/2016 4:17:30 PM PST · by greeneyes · 46 replies
    freerepublic | 12/23/2016 | 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...
  • Eating Half the Crust of a Loaf of Bread

    12/21/2016 8:16:16 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 13 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/21/16 | Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh
    If you don’t fight to preserve your country, if you don’t stop listening to the brainwashing from schools and the MSM, how long is it going to be, young know-it-alls, before these “refugees” colonize you and your “social justice” narrative? I can sleep better at night now that the specter of global communism has temporarily dissipated from our America with the election and confirmation by the Electoral College of our 45th president, Donald J. Trump. One cannot imagine my temporary relief and inner peace, not having to hear Hillary’s hectoring voice, giving us lectures on social justice, equality, racism, bigotry,...
  • Watergate Salad (Holiday DESSERT - VANITY)

    12/19/2016 4:22:19 PM PST · by SaveFerris · 81 replies
    me ^ | December 19, 2016 | me
    3 (THREE) Boxes Pistachio Pudding (3.5 oz approx. - often 3.4) 1 can Crushed Pineapple (20 oz. approx.) 3/4-1 cup milk (I prefer whole milk) 2 bags Pecan pieces (or about 4 oz) 1 bag Mini Marshmallows (I like the colored / flavored ones yellow/green/pink/orange) 2 tubs Cool-Whip or similar whipped topping In a large cake mixing bowl, 1) Empty the whole can of Pineapple AND juice 2) put in 2 (TWO) of the contents of Pistachio Pudding 3) put in the milk 4) put in the pecan pieces 5) (optional) - put in about 1/2 can of fruit cocktail...
  • WEEKLY GARDEN THREAD DECEMBER 16, 2016

    12/16/2016 7:55:14 PM PST · by greeneyes · 128 replies
    fr | 12/16/2016 | 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...
  • Asia digs deep to upgrade its agriculture

    12/11/2016 11:36:10 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    Financial Times ^ | December 11, 2016 | Tadanori Yoshida, Nikkei senior staff writer
    Consider it a wake-up call from nature. Asian crops were devastated by a severe drought this year, highlighting the urgent need to stabilise farm output and brace for the consequences of climate change. And with the region's population projected to continue growing over the long term, this is no easy task. The good news is that answers are starting to emerge. Agribusinesses are harnessing information technology. Organic farms and so-called plant factories are becoming hothouses for innovation. International investors are keen to water the seeds. This week, we head out into the fields — and some cutting-edge facilities — to...
  • WEEKLY GARDEN THREAD DECEMBER 9, 2016

    12/09/2016 7:58:30 PM PST · by greeneyes · 59 replies
    freerepublic | 12/09/2016 | 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...
  • Frankengrain

    12/07/2016 8:28:25 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 56 replies
    Wheat Belly Blog ^ | September 11, 2016 | Dr. William Davis
    Here’s an excerpt from the Wheat Belly Cookbook about modern high-yield, semi-dwarf wheat, what I call the “Frankengrain” because of the extensive and bizarre changes introduced into this grass by geneticists and agribusiness. (Even though a cookbook, I tried to make the Wheat Belly Cookbook a standalone book that discusses the background on why and how the Wheat Belly lifestyle yields such unexpected and extravagant health and weight loss successes. For this reason, the first 90 pages of the cookbook reiterate many of the Wheat Belly basic concepts.)From the Wheat Belly Cookbook: Wheat encapsulates a fundamental dilemma of our technological...
  • ‘Trump Fish’ restaurant opens in Iraqi Kurdistan

    12/06/2016 4:20:45 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The New York Post ^ | December 6, 2016 | Bob Fredericks
    Donald Trump may be a McDonald’s man – but the owners of a new restaurant in Iraqi Kurdistan hope his famous name will help boost sales of seafood. “Trump Fish” recently opened in the city of Duhok, the local Duhok Post reported. The restaurant uses a cartoon version Trump’s face as a logo — though his hair and eyebrows are a bright yellow rather than the burnt orange the president-elect favors. “Trump Fish” reportedly serves up grilled carp at $10.50 a plate that are caught from a nearby lake. During the campaign, Trump won fans among the Kurdish populations of...
  • Gunman Opens Fire in Pizzeria Over fake News Story

    12/05/2016 7:32:58 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 53 replies
    New York Post ^ | December 5, 2016
    A man who said he was investigating a conspiracy theory about Hillary Clinton running a child sex ring out of a pizza place fired an assault rifle inside the Washington, DC, restaurant on Sunday, injuring no one, police and news reports said. Metropolitan Police Department spokeswoman Aquita Brown said police received a call Sunday afternoon about a male with a weapon on Connecticut Avenue, in an affluent neighborhood of the nation’s capital. Edgar Maddison Welch, 28, of Salisbury, North Carolina, walked in the front door of Comet Ping Pong and pointed a firearm in the direction of a restaurant employee,...