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  • White, Black or... Spicy? Cafe in China Whips Up Chilli Coffee, Says it Sells 300 Cups a Day

    02/20/2024 3:59:26 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    AsiaOne ^ | FEBRUARY 20, 2024 | Ashwini Balan
    If you can't handle spice, you might want to skip this new coffee craze in China. A coffee shop in China has a bizarre beverage on its menu — chilli coffee. Jiangxi's Spicy Chilli Latte, a spice-infused coffee, was launched by Jingshi Coffee, a coffee chain in Jiangxi province, eastern China last December, South China Morning Post reported. A clip posted by Chinese video platform Pear Video on Weibo, showed a Jingshi Coffee employee adding sliced peppers and some hot pepper powder in a cup of iced latte before serving it. According to local media, the popular beverage costs about...
  • The Choco Taco Is Making Its Comeback This Summer

    02/20/2024 2:46:08 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    Food & Wine ^ | February 20, 2024 | Jelisa Castrodale
    Summer 2024 can't come soon enough.It’s not an exaggeration to say that humanity had to endure one of the darkest days in modern history in the summer of 2022 when the ice cream overlords at Klondike announced that they would be discontinuing the iconic Choco Taco. “Over the past two years, we have experienced an unprecedented spike in demand across our portfolio and have had to make very tough decisions to ensure availability of our full portfolio nationwide,” a Klondike representative told Food & Wine at the time, adding that discontinuing “a beloved item” was a “necessary but unfortunate part”...
  • The Man Who Flew More Than 300 Miles For One Last Bite of This Bay Area Cake

    02/20/2024 2:13:11 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 34 replies
    SFgaye ^ | Feb 20, 2024 | Jessica Yadegaran
    The sale of a 39-year-old Los Gatos bakery sent one devoted customer into a frenzyLast week, out of complete desperation, Mike Metz of Los Angeles hopped a flight to the Bay Area for a slice of his favorite maple pound cake. And his wife’s must-have s’mores bar. Last week, out of complete desperation, Mike Metz of Los Angeles hopped a flight to the Bay Area for a slice of his favorite maple pound cake. And his wife’s must-have s’mores bar. Without so much as a second thought, the TV writer and father of two booked a hotel, flew into San...
  • Termites as human foods—A comprehensive review

    02/20/2024 11:21:59 AM PST · by DallasBiff · 24 replies
    Comprehensive Reviews in Food Science and Food Safety ^ | 6/22/23 | Shahida Anusha Siddiqui, Ito Fernando, Yuniar Rizky Saraswati, Teguh Rahayu, Iskandar Azmy Harahap,
    Abstract Global food production is anticipated to rise along with the growth of the global population. As a result, creative solutions must be devised to ensure that everyone has access to nutritious, affordable, and safe food. Consequently, including insects in diets has the potential to improve global food and nutrition security. This paper aims to share recent findings by covering edible termites as the main aspect, from their consumption record until consumer acceptance. A total of 53 termite species are reported as edible ones and distributed in 6 biogeographic realms. Generally, termites have a nutrient composition that is suitable for...
  • ‘FAFO’: Trump-Supporting Truckers Vow to Boycott NYC After Excessive Civil Fraud Ruling

    02/20/2024 6:16:07 AM PST · by MtnClimber · 28 replies
    American Greatness ^ | 19 Feb, 2023 | Debra Heine
    Trump-supporting truck drivers are reportedly boycotting New York City after a Manhattan judge ordered former President Donald Trump to pay $355 million because of his business practices. Friday’s decision follows a New York jury’s decision last month to award left-wing writer E. Jean Carroll $83.3 million in damages in her defamation suit against Trump. The two decisions have outraged conservatives, including many truckers. Chicago Ray, a trucker with over 244,000 followers on X, said on Friday that he was hearing that truckers were planning to boycott deliveries to the Big Apple starting on Monday. “I don’t know how far across...
  • Boston's migrant shelter luxury: State pays $16 for breakfast, $17 for lunch and $31 for dinner as they live in hotels for free after entering the US illegally

    02/20/2024 2:40:54 AM PST · by Libloather · 54 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 2/19/24 | Keith Griffith, Sophie Mann
    New documents show the rising public cost of sheltering migrants in Massachusetts, as the state grapples with a strain on its emergency shelter system. The state has 17 contracts totaling $116 million to house migrant families through June, including a no-bid $10 million contract for a company providing meals, CBS News Boston reported, citing documents obtained by the outlet. In some cases, the state is paying hotels $64 per person each day for meals, including $16 for breakfast, $17 for lunch and $31 for dinner. Last August, Massachusetts Governor Maura T. Healey declared a state of emergency, saying the state...
  • Raccoons Swipe Florida Woman's DoorDash Taco Order From Her Porch

    02/19/2024 6:25:28 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 15, 2024 | Stepheny Price
    The masked bandits gobbled up all of the woman's tacos except the tortillasA Florida woman was startled to find that her late night DoorDash order had been stolen by a group of masked thieves, but they weren't human bandits, but instead a pack of raccoons. Around 2:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Caterina Sevares told Fox 35 she had just jumped out of the shower and went to open the front door of her West Palm Beach apartment expecting to find her DoorDash order from Talkin' Tacos, but what she got instead was a shocking meeting with a pack of raccoons who...
  • Cleaner 'Sacked for Eating Leftover Sandwich Left Out in Law Firm's Kitchen'

    02/19/2024 12:37:24 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 77 replies
    MIRROR (U.K.) ^ | 19 FEB 2024 | John Siddle, Susie Beever
    Single mum Gabriela Rodriguez was sacked from her £13 an hour job with Total Clean after eating a tuna sandwich left over from an event at Devonshires solicitors in LondonA single mum working as a cleaner at a top London law firm was sacked after eating a leftover tuna sandwich from the kitchen. Gabriela Rodriguez swiped the £1.50 snack left on a platter in the offices for Devonshire solicitors. The impulsive decision led to the 39-year-old being accused of theft by the contracted company she worked for, ultimately terminating her employment which she relied on to support her 10-year-old...
  • A map of where to expect cicadas in 2024 and which broods will hit Illinois

    02/19/2024 10:37:50 AM PST · by DUMBGRUNT · 10 replies
    NBC Chicago ^ | FEB 2024 | nbc%
    The dual explosion of cicadas, which hasn't been seen for centuries, will hit much of the state, but in one portion, an overlap of the two major broods is possible Illinois will see a unique situation when two massive broods of cicadas emerge across the U.S. this year, but where will the biggest emergence be seen? The rare occurrence, which could bring billions of cicadas to the surface, last happened 221 years ago.
  • Waitress Gets $10,000 Tip on a $32 Bill, But One Week Later Gets a Nasty Surprise ( Employer fired her)

    02/19/2024 7:34:39 AM PST · by Candor7 · 53 replies
    The Western Journal ^ | 17th February 2024 | staff
    The dark cloud of a good deed hangs over a Michigan restaurant, because days after it made the news over a massive tip left by a customer, the server who received the tip was fired.The saga began on Feb. 5, when a man had $32.43 worth of breakfast at the Mason Jar Café in Benton Harbor, Michigan. He left a $10,000 tip, according to the Detroit Free Press.
  • Truck rolls over, spilling 10K gallons of milk on an Auburn highway

    02/18/2024 7:09:23 PM PST · by Red Badger · 21 replies ^ | February 17, 2024 at 11:22 pm | Staff
    All 10,000 gallons of milk in the truck spilled into the roadway, along with diesel fuel from the truck, according to the Auburn Fire Department A tanker truck full of milk has rolled over in Auburn, Massachusetts, causing major traffic delays. The crash occurred on Route 12 westbound at Interstate 90, the Massachusetts Department of Transportation said. The ramp from Route 12 to I-90/I-290 was closed. All 10,000 gallons of milk in the truck spilled into the roadway, along with diesel fuel from the truck, according to the Auburn Fire Department. Drivers are urged to seek alternate routes.
  • When beer goes to waste at the brewpub........

    02/18/2024 7:04:21 PM PST · by Red Badger · 12 replies
    Twitter - X - / CitizenFreePress ^ | 3:06 PM · Feb 18, 2024 | Staff
    Oh, the humanity!!!!!!............... VIDEO AT LINK!.........................
  • Texas man shot, killed after stealing BBQ pit from owner: authorities

    02/18/2024 6:24:19 PM PST · by Libloather · 93 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2/18/24 | Greg Wehner
    A Harris County, Texas homeowner shot and killed a man after he allegedly stole a BBQ pit from his home early Sunday morning, according to officials. Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said in a social media post early Sunday that deputies responded to the 15000 block of Ralston Road near Kentington Oak Drive after reports that a man had been shot and was confirmed dead. A preliminary investigation revealed the dead man allegedly attempted to steal the shooter’s BBQ pit from his home. After discovering his grill had been stolen, the homeowner left his home and chased down the suspect...
  • Spicy New Yorkers say Detroit-style pizza will ‘never’ top city in battle for nation’s best

    02/18/2024 2:16:00 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    New York Post ^ | Feb. 18, 2024 | Georgett Roberts, Desheania Andrews , Jack Morphet, Alex Oliveira
    Hold the pepperoni and red pepper, this pie is spicy enough — and comes with topped with extra beef. As Detroit-style pizza gains popularity across the country hardened New Yorkers are balking at the incursion on their thin-crusted foldable slices – even as one local pie-slinger told The Post the thick-crusted Detroit style is “very trendy right now” even in the Big Apple. “Who was a part of that? Not real New Yorkers!” Brooklynite Roberto, 36, said of declaring Detroit-style new king. “Who wants to bite down on a pile of dough? No way,” he railed The Post outside of...
  • New York City Has the Nation's Most Expensive Pizza—Here's How Your city Stacks Up

    02/18/2024 11:54:50 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 66 replies
    NBC New York ^ | February 17, 2024 | Nicolas Vegas
    By Nicolas Vega,CNBC • Published February 17, 2024 • Updated on February 17, 2024 at 11:17 am New York City has long been known for two things: being expensive and its pizza. Now, it's known for its expensive pizza. The five boroughs are officially home to the priciest pizza in the nation, according to new research from Clever Real Estate. A large cheese pizza in the Big Apple will cost you $28.60 on average, according to the research. That's nearly double what a plain pie will run you in Richmond, Virginia, the home of the country's cheapest pizza, where the...
  • Raccoons steal Florida woman's DoorDash tacos

    02/17/2024 10:36:59 PM PST · by Red Badger · 23 replies
    UPI ^ | FEB. 15, 2024 / 5:19 PM | By Ben Hooper
    VIDEO AT LINK.......................... Feb. 15 (UPI) -- A Florida woman took out her phone and started recording when a trio of masked bandits stole her DoorDash taco order from in front of her door. Caterina Sevares said she opened the front door of her West Palm Beach apartment to retrieve her DoorDash order from Talkin' Tacos, but she instead came face to face with three raccoons who were enjoying her late-night meal. "My jaw dropped," Sevares told WOFL-TV. Sevardes took out her phone and recorded video of the scene, which she posted to TikTok. "Once they started hissing, I shut...
  • Rewriting History: Groundbreaking New Research Reveals That Early Human Diets Were Primarily Plant-Based

    02/17/2024 4:53:28 PM PST · by Red Badger · 68 replies
    Scitech Daily ^ | FEBRUARY 17, 2024 | By UNIVERSITY OF WYOMING
    Recent research challenges the traditional view of early human diets in the Andes, suggesting a shift from “hunter-gatherers” to “gatherer-hunters.” The study, analyzing remains from the Wilamaya Patjxa and Soro Mik’aya Patjxa sites in Peru, reveals an 80 percent plant-based and 20 percent meat diet among early Andeans. This finding, based on isotope chemistry and statistical modeling, contradicts previous beliefs and influences current perceptions of diets such as the Paleodiet. It also indicates a need to reassess archaeological frameworks globally. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ The commonly used term “hunter-gatherers” for describing early humans should be revised to “gatherer-hunters” in the context of the...
  • DNA From Beethoven's Hair Reveals Surprise Some 200 Years Later

    02/17/2024 4:41:56 PM PST · by Red Badger · 51 replies
    Science Alert ^ | 18 February 2024 | MIKE MCRAE
    A portrait of Beethoven painted in 1820 by Karl Joseph Stieler. (Karl Joseph Stieler/PD) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ One stormy Monday in March, 1827, the German composer Ludwig van Beethoven passed away after a protracted illness. Bedridden since the previous Christmas, he was attacked by jaundice, his limbs and abdomen swollen, each breath a struggle. As his associates went about the task of sorting through personal belongings, they uncovered a document Beethoven had written a quarter of a century earlier – a will beseeching his brothers make details of his condition known to the public. Today it is no secret that one of...
  • How Super Bowl Beer Ads Lost Their Way

    02/17/2024 3:50:46 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 36 replies
    Vinepar ^ | FEBRUARY 9, 2024 | Danielle Grinberg
    It’s bad form for a columnist to bang on about how things are worse now than they used to be. Small doses are fine, sure. But follow the impulse for cultural revanchism too far and one day — boom! — you’re a reactionary clown whining about how kids these days aren’t learning home economics or marrying Republicans, or whatever. That said, when it comes to the United States’ brewing industry, comparing the way things are to The Way Things Were is a tried-and-true method for assessing beer’s rapidly shifting place in the national zeitgeist. And Super Bowl beer ads were...
  • People in this remote valley live to 100—they follow 5 distinct diet and lifestyle habits for longevity

    02/17/2024 2:50:49 PM PST · by Red Badger · 38 replies
    CNBC ^ | Feb 17 20249:47 AM EST | Samantha Shea
    A Wakhi woman and her yak in Avgarch Village, one of the oldest settlements of Hunza Valley that’s only accessible by foot. Photo: Samantha Shea ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ In a little-known mountainous area called Hunza Valley, located far north of Pakistan, people seem to defy all medical odds. It is primarily home to the Burusho and Wakhi people, who for centuries have survived and thrived in remote villages — with minimal amenities and rudimentary health facilities. Studies have found that the average life expectancy here is around 100 years. My husband was born and raised here, and is from the Burusho indigenous...