Jani, a hindu man
in western India, claims not to have taken in any food or water for 70 years. He has been under 24 hour surveillance since April 22 by a hospital team. This video
goes into a little more detail.
posted by mdn
on Apr 29, 2010 -
Eating local, organic foods may not be the best option
. The vast majority of greenhouse gas emissions
stem from food production, not transportation, and production inputs for organic food are typically higher. Third world countries that have a food system that is organic and local by default are suffering from lack of infrastructure and investment in basic production technologies that could improve nutrition for millions of people. [more inside]
posted by stinker
on Apr 28, 2010 -
Suddenly everything you eat or drink tastes horribly bitter and metallic, with the bitterness persisting at the back of your tongue after each swallow. The symptom recedes somewhat after a few meals but still persists after days. What's wrong with you?
Brain tumor? Liver failure? First check if you ate pine nuts a few days ago - if so, you've probably just got pine mouth
. [more inside]
posted by dfan
on Apr 20, 2010 -
While US citizens know the Döner under its Greek name "gyros", Canadians refer to it as donair
. And in its country of birth, Germany, it is much more than late night drunk fodder: it is breakfast, lunch and solid dinner rollled into one. "The döner kebab trade may be worth 2.5 billion euros in Germany, but before last weekend, Germany's favorite fast food had never been honored with its own convention", reports Der Spiegel. " The star of the show? A remote-controlled döner robot." [more inside]
posted by Omnomnom
on Mar 31, 2010 -
Mid-Level Seats at your average NBA game: $40 ea.
Eight Watery Beers: $60.
Hot Dog: $4.
Cheerleader Snack? Om Nom Nom
posted by xorry
on Feb 13, 2010 -
is the place to be if you like your cake porn with a beautiful twist of bruised melancholy.
posted by Jofus
on Feb 10, 2010 -
have become ubiquitous around the world. Everywhere you go, you are more likely than not going to see them being sold at stores, food carts and roadside stands. [more inside]
posted by reenum
on Feb 1, 2010 -
Interested in making the Best Fried Chicken Ever? You'd start with a brine, perhaps the one Thomas Keller
uses, which has lemon, honey, herbs and peppercorns. Harlem's master chicken fryer Charles Gabriel
prefers a dry brine and the legendary Edna Lewis
would have you brine the chicken a second time in buttermilk. [more inside]
posted by AceRock
on Jan 19, 2010 -