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  • Chef reveals trick to make perfect scrambled eggs using surprising ingredient

    01/25/2021 8:56:57 AM PST · by mylife · 129 replies
    metro ^ | 1/25/2021
    Scrambled eggs might be a simple dish but it can be surprisingly hard to get right. Everyone wants a fluffy texture and to avoid the eggs going too rubbery. And one chef says the key is his secret ingredient – mayonnaise. Food scientist Alton Brown says the condiment gives the dish a creamier and more delicious texture.
  • Weekly Garden Thread - January 23-29, 2021

    01/23/2021 7:09:12 AM PST · by Diana in Wisconsin · 97 replies
    January 23, 2021 | Diana in Wisconsin/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. If you have specific question about a plant/problem you are having, please remember to state the Growing Zone where you are located. This thread is a non-political respite. 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...
  • Weekly Garden Thread - January 23-29, 2021

    01/23/2021 7:08:47 AM PST · by Diana in Wisconsin
    January 23, 2021 | Diana in Wisconsin/Greeneyes
    The pods, which are made from wood and steel, were put in parks and other places, a spokesman for the city said. To shield the homeless from the wind and cold, the beds have been equipped with thermal insulation. They are also big enough for use by two individuals. There are no cameras, and when they are in use, sensors are triggered. Those behind the project, amid some delays, announced that they had eventually been rolled out just as the weather began to take a turn for the worse.
  • National Popcorn Day – January 19, 2021

    01/19/2021 11:32:50 AM PST · by mylife · 17 replies
    nationaltoday ^ | 1/19/2021
    Join us on January 19 as we celebrate National Popcorn Day! Buttered, salted, kettled, drizzled with caramel, popcorn is one of those snacks perfect anytime, anywhere. It’s great on the go, in the theater, or in your living room! Just be prepared to dig some of it out of your teeth. NATIONAL POPCORN DAY 2021 DEALS There are always some great deals knocking around on National Popcorn Day. We’ve done some research and compiled a summary of what’s available below. Showcase Cinemas Showcase Cinemas is offering free popcorn to ticket holders and private screening attendees at all of its open...
  • China Imports Of Corn, Wheat Hit Record High Amid Soaring Food Prices

    01/19/2021 6:36:59 AM PST · by blam · 7 replies
    Nation & State ^ | 1-19-2021 | Tyler Durden
    On the same day that China published a much stronger than expected (if largely laughable as we first noted and Michael Pettis subsequently confirmed) GDP print, making China the only major economy to grow in the “year of covid”, China customs data showed that grains imports soared to record highs in 2020 after tight domestic corn supplies pushed prices to multi-year peaks, driving demand for cheaper imports. China, the world’s top agricultural market, bought a record 11.3 million tonnes of imported corn last year, according to General Administration of Customs data, exceeding the annual quota – which was set at...
  • China’s Food Prices Skyrocket as Coronavirus Outbreak Spreads to More Regions

    01/18/2021 6:52:12 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | 01/18/2021 | Nicole Hao
    Chinese authorities locked down more cities on Jan. 18 in an effort to curb the spread of the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus. Several others were upgraded from medium- to high-risk for virus spread—meaning residents were required to take nucleic acid tests for COVID-19, the disease caused by the virus.Meanwhile, food prices have skyrocketed, especially in cities under lockdown. Prices were at least 50 percent higher than in cities not under strict quarantine policies.Tight Control On Jan. 18, Xinle city in Hebei Province announced that all supermarkets, grocery stores, and shops must close. Residents wouldn’t be allowed to leave their...
  • Bidens load food boxes in Philadelphia on MLK Day

    01/18/2021 10:37:41 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 46 replies
    thehill ^ | 01/18/2021 | Morgan Chalfant
    Biden's minimum wage push faces uphill battle with GOP President-elect Joe Biden and incoming first lady Jill Biden volunteered at a hunger relief organization in Philadelphia on Monday to mark Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The Bidens helped pack food boxes at Philabundance, the largest hunger relief organization in Philadelphia, as part of a national day of service two days before Biden will be sworn in as the next president.
  • The best street food around the world

    01/18/2021 8:16:37 AM PST · by mylife · 40 replies
    metro ^ | 1/18/2021 | tamara hinson
    One of the best things about travelling the globe is trying amazing world cuisine – and there’s nothing better than hot, fresh street food. And the good news is that even if we’re not able to travel at the moment due to Covid-19 restrictions, we can still feel like we’re away from home by taking inspiration from our adventures’ best dishes. From the food markets of São Paulo to enjoying stroopwafel on a dutch canal, here are some of the best culinary experiences the world has to offer.
  • Nestlé Recalls 762,000 Pounds of Pepperoni Hot Pockets

    01/16/2021 9:27:03 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 50 replies
    News4Jx ^ | January 16, 2021
    Nestlé Prepared Foods is recalling more than 762,000 pounds of pepperoni Hot Pockets, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service said. The frozen stuffed sandwiches — shipped to retail stores nationwide — are being recalled because they “may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically pieces of glass and hard plastic,” the USDA said Friday. The problem was discovered when the company received four consumer complaints of extraneous material in pepperoni Hot Pockets, the department said. The company has received one report of a “minor oral injury” associated with consumption of the product, the USDA said.
  • Rumor has it: a run on Walmart (vanity)

    01/16/2021 6:26:48 PM PST · by null and void · 249 replies
    An insider, private communication | 1/16/21 | nully
    A usually reliable source informs me that the Walmarts in the area are doing land office business. Something like 50% more than normal, with one store having over double expected. I don't know of any specific news that would drive this, perhaps the smelly Walmart shoppers are prepping for a long Dark Winter?
  • Weekly Garden Thread - January 16-22, 2021

    01/16/2021 7:12:09 AM PST · by Diana in Wisconsin · 136 replies
    January 16, 2021 | Diana in Wisconsin/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. If you have specific question about a plant/problem you are having, please remember to state the Growing Zone where you are located. This thread is a non-political respite. 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...
  • Taco Bell is bringing back potatoes

    01/15/2021 7:21:48 AM PST · by mylife · 44 replies
    cnn ^ | 1/14/2021 | Danielle Wiener-Bronner
    Taco Bell knows you're upset about losing potatoes. It's sorry it hurt you. And it's bringing them back. Last year, Taco Bell cut a number of items from its menu, including two dishes that featured its seasoned potato bites: Cheesy Fiesta Potatoes and the Spicy Potato Soft Taco. Those two items will be back in restaurants on March 11, the chain announced on Thursday. Rumors of potatoes getting axed started to swirl last summer after a Reddit user, identified as a verified employee, said potatoes were leaving the menu. Taco Bell soon confirmed the news, leading to a stream of...
  • Pizza is the world’s most popular takeaway dish, report finds

    01/15/2021 2:42:18 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    New York Post ^ | January 14, 2021 | Cortney Moore
    Globally, the Italian dish was found to be the most popular Google search among online users who looked up takeout options in 2020, according to a report from British insurance comparison company MoneyBeach. The report analyzed Google search data in 109 countries, and “pizza takeaway” was the top food-related query people entered throughout 44 nations. Pizza was a top takeout search in its home country of Italy as well as Barbados, Argentina, Morocco and India, among many others. Chinese food was the second most popular search term, with 29 countries, including the U.S., Mexico, Australia, the U.K. and of course...
  • Overcoming the 'Yuck Factor': Yellow Grub Becomes EU's First Insect Food

    01/13/2021 11:03:14 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    AsiaOne ^ | 1/13
    Mealworms may soon find their into Europe’s pasta bowls and dinner dishes, after becoming the first insect approved in the region as a human food. Wednesday’s (Jan 13) decision by the European Food Safety Agency (EFSA) paves the way for the yellow grubs to be used whole and dried in curries and other recipes and as a flour to make biscuits, pasta and bread. Despite their name, mealworms are beetle larvae rather than worms and are already used in Europe as a pet food ingredient. Rich in protein, fat and fibre, they are likely to be the first of many...
  • Weekly Garden Thread - January 9-15, 2021

    01/09/2021 6:55:59 AM PST · by Diana in Wisconsin · 111 replies
    January 9, 2021 | Diana in Wisconsin/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. If you have specific question about a plant/problem you are having, please remember to state the Growing Zone where you are located. This thread is a non-political respite. 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...
  • Weekly Garden Thread - January 2-8, 2021

    01/02/2021 6:43:19 AM PST · by Diana in Wisconsin · 95 replies
    January 2, 2021 | Diana in Wisconsin/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. If you have specific question about a plant/problem you are having, please remember to state the Growing Zone where you are located. This thread is a non-political respite. 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...
  • Laine's Letters: Food Insurance

    12/31/2020 9:11:26 AM PST · by Diana in Wisconsin · 45 replies
    Bluebird Blog ^ | December 20, 2020 | Laine
    Dear Sisters, We have car insurance in case we get into a car accident. We have life insurance should something happen to us and our daughter needs to be taken care of. We have house insurance should we have a fire or storm and need to rebuild. We have health insurance should we need to be hospitalized or see a doctor. But another insurance that is a necessity for us is food insurance. We have food insurance in case of sickness, unemployment, or a tough season. Both of my grandmothers always had food insurance living in N.H. with the threat...
  • Boar's Head Cheese No Longer Melts and Customers Are Not Happy.

    12/29/2020 11:06:36 AM PST · by mylife · 138 replies
    wpdh ^ | 12/21/2020 | a. boris
    If you recently bought some American cheese and noticed something wrong, you're not alone. I'm a big Boar's Head fan. Almost every day I have their Ovengold Turkey for lunch. And when it comes to cheese, nothing beats their mild provolone or white American. Recently, however, I was disappointed to find out that there's something different about the American cheese I purchased, and I'm not alone. Last week, my wife was making her signature scrambled eggs and cheese using Boar's Head whole milk white American cheese when we noticed something strange. Parts of the cheese weren't' melting. No matter how...
  • What's On The Menu In Ancient Pompeii? Duck, Goat, Snail, Researchers Say

    12/29/2020 9:09:41 AM PST · by Red Badger · 31 replies
    NPR ^ | December 27, 20207:37 PM ET | Reese Oxner Twitter
    A fast-food eatery — or thermopolium — discovered at Pompeii has been completely excavated, helping to reveal some top dishes of the ancient Roman city. The site is about 18 miles southeast of Naples, Italy. Luigi Spina/Archaeological Park of Pompeii ================================================================== Ever wonder what a 2,000-year-old fast-food restaurant might look like? Well, new photos from researchers might give you an idea. Archaeologists said on Saturday they excavated a complete thermopolium — a Roman food counter — in the ancient city of Pompeii. Researchers are analyzing the findings to create a more complete picture of the daily life — and diet...
  • Unhealthy snacks to be banned from checkouts at supermarkets in England

    12/28/2020 11:01:40 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 31 replies
    theguardian.com ^ | 28 Dec 2020 | Peter Walker
    Supermarkets in England are to be barred from displaying unhealthy food and drinks at checkouts or using them in buy one, get one free offers, as part of a proposed government crackdown on obesity. The planned restrictions were praised by health campaigners as a “bold first step” in Downing Street’s promised campaign against obesity. The checkout restrictions will apply to other sales-boosting locations such as the entrances to stores or at the end of aisles. Similar rules will apply for websites, banning sales links to unhealthy foods on places such as homepages, or at checkout or payment pages. Restaurants will...