"Salt rising bread
is, when at it's best, as if a delicately reared, unsweetened plain cake had had an affair with a Pont l'Eveque cheese."
There's even a mystery
to go along with your (cheese-flavored) bread.
Cooking with Cum.
It's been a long time since I've been to a site that rendered me (almost) speechless.
is a place for people who want to share their love for Robert's American Gourmet brand Booty Snacks
! Some celebrity admirers include Alan Cummings
(from K Records
), and Ben Folds
. (All links SFW)
is a new product on the US market. It is classified as a flavoring, despite being 60 proof, and doesn't require any kind of license or special handling for purchase. You can apparently use it as a flavoring for many different recipes. I'm not sure if it will actually get you tipsy since the page mentions that it is "denatured". (courtesy of the Vice Squad
Time for Rice
The fact and figures
. It appears there is no connection to Iraq
. Well, I still like Rice anyway. How 'bout you?
Hangover Heaven By The Sea:
In 1969, Canadian Montenegran Walter Chell
invented the Caesar Cocktail
as the perfect reflection of (and introduction to) Italian food, by mixing tomato juice, clam juice and oregano with Brazilian lime juice and Russian vodka. Canada, Montenegro, Italy, Russia, Brazil, California: is this the perfect multi-ethnic hangover-buster or what? [More inside.
After reading that beef has been recalled
from my local grocery store, I spent some time reading Mad Cow USA
a book written back in 1997 but not widely published because of fears of repercussions under the Texas food disparagement act. AlterNet has an article
written by one of the book's authors summarizing some of the key points of the book. Some claim that only ground beef is infected, while others claim that's bull
has a lot of good information on the topic, and it seems the powers that be are going to blame Canada
Here are some ideas
for Thanksgiving dinner, though not a circumstance I'd like to participate in.
If ever there was a time to say Grace before dining, this certainly is one of those times.
Pumpkin pie anyone?
Five second rule?
There is no five second rule.
Oklahoma's state senator has made a prolific move for all of humanity
He wants to require Oklahoma barbacue restaurants to offer napkins. Yes, seriously.
No confirmation if he was paid off by the napkin lobby.
Ice-T to promote ice cream
I wonder if they'll have an Ice Tea flavor.
Even the food industry is concerned when medicinally-modified crops spread their genes to food crops. How can accidental or intentional
contamination be stopped?
Is even the USDA's power to quarantine and destroy
the Wornick Corporation
with the DoD Combat Feeding Program
, it has been
a mainstay of the US Army since it replaced C-Rations
in the 1980s. In recent years,
the menu has been evolving
. (whither Omelet w/ Ham?)
Still interested? Read the taste tests
and shop for MREs
Also check out the other products coming soon
to a battlefield near you (hmmm...
Shelf Stable Pocket Sandwiches
have you heard of quorn?
say it's great, others
aren't so sure.
does anyone have personal experience with this type
of food, and if so, what's your take? the next big thing or the new olestra
Fingertip found in a Japanese Rice Ball.
In other news, the feds are thinking about investigating rumors about dead bodies being stored inside the biggest ball of twine in Minnesota
would you do
? (more inside)
Food Drops Found To Do Little Good
"The Bush administration's much publicized food ration airdrop in northern Afghanistan - hailed by the Pentagon as a way to feed starving residents while winning their loyalty - achieved neither goal in many targeted areas, military experts, aid workers, and a report by retired US special forces officers now conclude." Problems included spoiled food, greedy Afghanis and poor planning. US military claims success. Maybe we should just stick with the guns and skip the butter.
As much as I love the taste of Ben & Jerry's this has got to stop.
I'm sure this new flavor tastes terrific, but B&J have got to quit naming flavors after such lame bands. As an alternative, I suggest Kiss Krunch: Rasberry Whirl Ice Cream with little chocolate tongues. Fire away with yours...
fights back for the Koreans. Eat them, just kill them humanely. Please.
Tonight is Silvesterabend,
the last night of the year. While some feel that champagne and huge, rollicking parties are in order, others feel that quieter times with family and friends
are the way to go. Of course, you must also have your pork
for good luck (my mother always asks to make sure I have) and a little Bleigiessen
, or fortune telling by pouring molten lead into a liquid, for entertainment. Personally I think champagne tastes like ass so I'll be drinking bottled Gluhwein
from my friend's winery
I always knew that the proper supply chain management ebusiness plan
could free me from the hell that is cleaning those pesky pig intestines.
A major advance in genetically modified foods.
Developed with government funding, and intended eventually to be given away to farmers, there has been a major success in the use of salt water to irrigate crops. They've developed a tomato which grows fine in salt water or on salty soil. Thousands of lives will be saved in parts of the world where fresh water for irrigation is scarce, including up to one third of the arable land in India where salt has been accumulating. Interestingly, these tomatoes are so good at what they do that they remove salt from the soil, improving it. The genetic modification which was done to these tomatoes should be possible with many other crops, including especially rice (on which major effort in Egypt is underway now).
"People can eat Godzilla and become energetic and powerful. It's got dreams mixed in with fun," Takara spokeswoman Yoko Watanabe said Tuesday.
Do I even need to comment? They've chopped up Godzilla and they're eating him. Where's Greenpeace when you need them? (Of course, maybe it's the pseudo-Godzilla from the recent American picture...I'd feel less bad about that.)
Spam is killing Micronesians
. The kind in a can. Spam, not Micronesians. (via Arts & Letters
Hey this marshmallow is a little chewier than I like...eeeeuuuwww!!
Girl finds large garden slug in her Rice Krispy Treat...complete with requisite gross-out pic!
Every reason I never eat at those deli salad bars, wrapped into one arrest ... and hey, there might be copycat crimes at other delis in the area! Ewwwww.
Mathowie needs our help...
seems he can't figure out how to speed up his morning toast. Certainly someone here can point him towards breakfast enlightenment...
"GMO free" labelling set to become illegal in the US?
"The U.S. regulatory system is a model around the world because it is grounded in science, not superstition or uninformed emotion." So says the president of a biotech lobby group. Ahem.
Concerned About Frankenfood?
Ralph Nader has some ideas.
Enjoy what may be your last royalty-free Christmas dinner...
Opinion solicitation: is either extreme right here? Is there a compromise solution that will satisfy both sides? Where do the rest of us (i.e., the food consumers) fit in to this?
Crunch all you want! We'll give you food poisoning!
"The corn has not been approved for human consumption..!" Run for your lives! The nation and the world faces a crisis today as Cheetos
supplies drop to critical lows, and the competition among snack foods is fierce
! The nation is suffering a Cheetos crunch! This has got to be one of the funniest melodramatic pieces ever to come out of the DeMoN
. Just pretend Dan Rather is reading the copy to you. Or better yet, Walter Cronkite.
Did you get enough to eat this Thanksgiving? If not maybe next year you should
try a Turducken
Its a dinner inside a dinner. A chicken stuffed in a duck stuffed in a turkey!
loved his. Scarey
yet strangely appealing.
Ancient Recipes: Foods of Bible Times
will be broadcast on the Food Network
at 9:00 P.M. ET on Sunday, Nov. 26. For the longest time I was under the impression that the only food items mentioned in the Bible are fish
, bread, wine
and heavenly manna
(which you can now buy on the internet
). Then there are those peddling Pulse
as bible food
. Maybe it's time to change dietary habits.
Another corporation shoving dioxin-contaminated food down the throats of unsuspecting consumers. In this case, more than 2200 times the amount allowed to be in a refinery's waste water.
Obviously, Ben and Jerry's must be stopped.
Tipping at McDonalds
*this* is what a private citizen does? This entire "spontaneous" stop seems awfully contrived to produce warm fuzzies on the part of the public. I mean, how often does one of us 'normal' folk leave a twenty dollar tip or go behind the counter for pictures at a fast food place?
have been here for a while. It's when reality
starts to look a little too much like parody
when I get scared. At least they have their demographic
How much would you pay
for a giant donut? Don't answer yet. What if that donut were not 7, not 9, but 14" in diameter? Now how much would you pay? $10? $20? $25? Best Donut Man
of New York will deliver a giant 14" donut to your doorstep for a mere $43.95 (which includes overnight delivery)! Now if only I could find someone to deliver a garbage can size cup of coffee and some throwrug sized napkins, I'd be totally set.
The Ultimate Bad Candy Website
is not the most high-end in production design but the stories of these two guys eating everything under the sun provided me with a a good 15 minutes of joy.
Although this is dated,
it is still interesting. The long-story-short is someone left some spam out on a plate to see if would ever decompose. This person also left out other items for comparison. Check out the archived experiments for past projects and notes.