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  • Brawl between 2 women at Waffle House in Auburn caught on video

    03/24/2017 9:53:46 AM PDT · by Morgana · 24 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.
  • 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...
  • Trump plans to scrap school meals programme that has fed 40 million of world's poorest children

    03/21/2017 7:23:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 63 replies
    The Independent | March 21, 2017 | Caitlin Dewey
    Link only due to copyright issues: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/donald-trump-school-meals-programme-feed-40-million-children-world-poorest-places-mcgovern-dole-food-a7641101.html
  • '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 GARDEN THREAD

    03/17/2017 9:18:45 PM PDT · by greeneyes · 41 replies
    freerepublic | 3/17/2017 | 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...
  • ‘MasterChef Junior’: Inside Michelle Obama and Julie Bowen’s Episode [No FOX Network Tonight!]

    03/16/2017 9:33:24 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 14 replies
    Variety ^ | 3/15/17 | Dani Levy
    Gordon Ramsay and Michelle Obama and Julie Bowen and whoever else might be on our show can really have that great influence in American homes, real American homes, real American families,” said Robin Ashbrook, executive producer of “MasterChef Junior.” “That’s a bigger prize to me than anything Nielsen can offer up.”
  • Startup Serves Up Chicken Produced From Cells in Lab

    03/15/2017 2:55:32 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 23 replies
    WSJ ^ | Updated March 15, 2017 8:43 a.m. ET | By Jacob Bunge
    ‘Clean meat’ developers say it avoids towering costs of feeding, caring for livestock; Tyson Foods takes note A Bay Area food-technology startup says it has created the world’s first chicken strips grown from self-reproducing cells without so much as ruffling a feather. And the product pretty much tastes like chicken, according to people who were offered samples Tuesday in San Francisco, before Memphis Meats Inc.’s formal unveiling on Wednesday. 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...
  • Say Hello to Finger-Lickin’ Lab-Grown Chicken

    03/15/2017 11:32:11 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    The MIT Technology Review ^ | March 15, 2017 | Jamie Condliffe
    Fried chicken will never be guilt-free. But you may soon be able to remove at least part of the remorse the next time you chow down—because it might not have required a single bird to be harmed. Memphis Meats is one of a cadre of startups racing to create meat that doesn’t involve killing any animals. The firm's approach to what it calls “clean meat” is to culture animal cells in the lab, feed them nutrients until they grow into pieces large enough to cook and eat. The company has already grown beef (as have others). Last year, it made...
  • Military-grade tech to monitor eggplants rather than explosives (Indoor farming)

    03/11/2017 3:07:52 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    The Standard Examiner ^ | March 11, 2017 | Gwen Ackerman, Bloomberg
    <p>On a rooftop in the Jewish-Arab Tel Aviv neighborhood of Jaffa, a former military technologist and an ex-journalist sit in a transparent bio-dome where their robot is busy learning how to grow food.</p> <p>Flux IoT’s Eddy, a robot measuring less than a foot tall and resembling a life buoy, is built with military-grade sensors and armed with image-processing technology.</p>
  • WEEKLY GARDEN THREAD MARCH 10, 2017

    03/10/2017 4:48:06 PM PST · by greeneyes · 47 replies
    freerepublic | 3/10/2017 | 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...
  • Eight Futuristic Foods You'll Be Eating in 30 Years

    03/10/2017 4:19:25 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 61 replies
    Gizmodo ^ | January 2, 2017 | Ryan F. Mandelbaum
    We ate some weird s**t in 2016. A person born in the year 1000 AD definitely wouldn’t comprehend a Dorito. He certainly wouldn’t understand why kids love the taste of Cinnamon Toast Crunch, and if you showed him a Twinkie, he’d probably burn you at the stake. But the way things are headed, our food is bound to get a lot weirder. Scientific research doesn’t just bring us more convenient and cheaper food options, but the hope of overcoming sustainability issues, too. The meat industry plays a huge role in climate change—around 10 percent of America’s total greenhouse gas emissions...
  • 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...
  • WEEKLY GARDEN THREAD MARCH 3, 2017

    03/03/2017 7:29:22 PM PST · by greeneyes · 83 replies
    freerepublic | 3/3/2017 | 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...
  • 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.
  • Revealed: exported EU animals subject to abuse and illegal conditions

    03/01/2017 9:54:03 AM PST · by Cronos · 20 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 1 Mar 2017 | Luke Dale Harris
    ..Dozens of undercover videos and photographs obtained by the Guardian show live cattle and sheep from EU countries being beaten, shocked with electric prods, held for days in overcrowded pens and covered head to toe in faeces as they are transported from Europe to their final destinations in Turkey and the Middle East in conditions that breach European law. At their destination, at least some of the animals are slaughtered in appalling conditions. The footage shows cattle and sheep from France, Romania and Lithuania kicking and flailing violently as their throats are crudely cut or sawed at repeatedly, often in...
  • DNA Test Shows Subway’s Oven-Roasted Chicken Is Only 50 Percent Chicken

    02/28/2017 7:07:32 AM PST · by Red Badger · 102 replies
    losangeles.cbslocal.com ^ | February 27, 2017 11:24 PM | Staff
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — If you think that chicken sandwich you ordered at Subway did not fully taste like fowl, you may have been right. According to a Canadian study, a DNA test showed only half of Subway’s oven-roasted patty is made with real chicken. Subway was among five fast-food restaurants, whose chicken the Canadian Broadcast Corporation had tested. The results showed the Oven Roasted Chicken patties averaged 53.6 percent chicken DNA while the Sweet Onion Chicken Teriyaki strips came in at 42.8 percent. The sandwich chain refuted the results of the DNA test in a released statement: “SUBWAY Canada...
  • Trump's “Skinny” Budget Would Increase Hunger, Poverty

    02/27/2017 2:36:18 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 59 replies
    Business Wire ^ | February 27, 2017 | Chris Ford, Bread for the World
    Bread for the World warned that the current FY 2018 budget outline drafted by President Donald J. Trump would worsen hunger and poverty in the U.S. and abroad. The cuts to domestic social safety net programs and foreign aid are aimed to boost the Pentagon’s budget by 10 percent. “President Trump is proposing slashing programs that help hungry and poor people,” said Rev. David Beckmann, president of Bread for the World. “These programs include nutrition assistance in the U.S. and aid to poor and hungry people around the world. This comes when 20 million people are at risk of famine...
  • Leaked Audio: Trump Cares About Food Safety But Only If the Food Is Foreign

    02/27/2017 11:37:24 PM PST · by Pinkbell · 14 replies
    Gizmodo ^ | February 27, 2017 | Brendan O'Connor
    President Donald Trump intends to intensify enforcement of food safety regulations as a cudgel in international trade negotiations, according to leaked recordings of a what appears to be a phone conversation between Trump and Wilbur Ross, his nominee for Commerce Secretary. During the conversation, which was recorded in December, the then-president-elect also advocated a 10 percent across-the-board tariff on all foreign imports, an issue on which his administration has adopted numerous different positions and which Speaker Paul Ryan has flatly rejected. The proposals came during an apparent phone conversation that was captured on video and provided to Gizmodo via SecureDrop,...
  • 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 · 33 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 · 108 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...