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Monthly Archives: February 2012

Infographic: We Love Ramen

Who doesn’t love ramen? If you’ve tried it once, you will crave it for life. It is delicious, nutritious and inexpensive! This Ramen infographic will satisfy your hungry thoughts. Enjoy! Source: Hack College

“Sweaty” Trout

The problem with translating from Spanish into English is that somethings just make no sense. Trucha sudada is a Colombian dish from the Cundinamarca & Boyaca areas of the country. I was born in Cundinamarca but did not live there … Continue reading

Household Water Bills May Triple

According to a recent U.S. government report, America spends roughly 2 percent of GDP on infrastructure, about half what it did 50 years ago. Europe spends around 5 percent and China 9 percent. Reuters claims the United States has fallen … Continue reading

Review Dahlicious Lassi

I recently received samples of Dahlicious Lassis. For those of you that are not familiar with lassis, they are Indian yogurt based drinks. Sometimes they are made with yogurt, water and spices. Fruits can also be incorporated. I receive a lot … Continue reading

Lawmaker: Girl Scouts, Cookie Sales Linked to Communism & Homosexuality

According to freshman Rep. Bob Morris, an Indiana Republican representing Fort Wayne, Girl Scouts and the cookies they sell, promote communism, lesbianism and subvert traditional American family values. In a letter Morris wrote to Republican House colleagues obtained by the … Continue reading

Sexism Rampant in The Restaurant Industry

WNET’s John Farley comments on the still pervasive inequity in and around restaurant industry kitchens. “It’s an incredibly male dominated culture,” said Saru Jayaraman, co-founder of the labor advocacy group, Restaurant and Opportunities Center, and the former executive director of … Continue reading

FriendsEAT Favorite Blogger of the Week: MoniQue Shaldjian

Every week, we will be highlighting some of the most interesting and active members of our community on Facebook, Twitter and Google Plus to help foodies get to know their fellow foodies. This week’s FriendsEAT’s Favorite is MoniQue Shaldjian, Chef, … Continue reading

Homemade Mayonnaise Recipe

I adore mayonnaise. I hardly ever eat it because of its health (and waistline) implications. When I do it is a treat and I make a ritual out of it. Basically, this means I make my own. It’s actually quite … Continue reading

Bars Use Facial Recognition Software To Track Patrons

Some businesses in Central Florida plan to use facial recognition technology to increase sales. Billboards manufactured by Immersive Labs targets ads to match a subject’s age and demographic. Immersive Labs claims to provide adaptive advertising technology designed to optimize content … Continue reading

Earn Money Eating Astronaut Food For NASA

Researchers at Cornell and University of Hawaii are accepting applications for qualified individuals to participate in a four month simulated trip to Mars. The social media news website Mashable explains that Cornell University and University of Hawaii-Manoa researchers want six … Continue reading

10 Food Myths Dispelled Infographic

Here are 10 Food Myths debunked.   #9 is definitely telling to people who are afraid of alcohol.

What Foodies Do

There have been lots of memes out there recently…so we figured we should chime in. These are a few things foodies do and think they do. CLICK THE PICTURE TO MAKE IT BIGGER Embed this image on your site! Via: … Continue reading

Review Azuri Cafe Midtown West

If you are looking for the best shawarma in NYC, Azuri Cafe may be it. I’ve been to this Hell’s Kitchen joint three times and each time it has been wonderful. Here’s the lowdown. Super tiny (I think there are … Continue reading

Louisiana Oyster Market “Destroyed”

According to Louisiana oysterman Terrance M. Shelley, the 2010 BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico has destroyed the oyster market in Louisiana, as well as the quality of any remaining oysters. Shelley, whose family has 18,000 acres of … Continue reading

Homaro Cantu’s Laptop Thief

I spend a lot of time online. It’s been a bit more entertaining recently thanks to entrepeneur and Moto Chef Homaro Cantu. It has been more fun due to Cantu’s tech savvy and the latest inductee to the Darwin Awards. Cantu … Continue reading

Review Basil Brick Oven Pizza Astoria

I am constantly in the search for amazing pizza. Totonno’s in Coney Island ruled my heart for years. I still love Totonno’s, but on my last visit the crust was not as perfect as I remember. Could be a one … Continue reading

Business Starved Restaurants Train Staff to Read Customer Body Language

NPD Group, a market research firm, predicts the number of people going to restaurants is expected to grow by less than 1% through 2019, slower than population growth. The Wall Street Journal’s Sarah Nassauer claims restaurants are working to make … Continue reading

Fiorini Review NYC

Susan Rike invited me and a few other food writers to sample the food at Fiorini. The restaurant has been around since 2006 and is the creation of Restaurateur-Chef Lello Arpaia. This is one of those classic NYC restaurants. The … Continue reading

Demand Walmart Reject Monsanto’s Genetically Engineered Sweet Corn

The USDA recently approved Monsanto’s genetically engineered Bt sweet corn which will be sold on the ear in the produce section of grocery stores. This is the agri-giant’s first GMO corn product made available directly to consumers. Natural News claims … Continue reading

Heston Blumenthal May Cook First Test Tube Hamburger This Year

Mark Post, professor of physiology at Maastricht University in the Netherlands, has been growing small strips of muscle tissue from a pig’s stem cells to make test-tube meat. Speaking at the American Academy for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) annual … Continue reading

Arsenic 6-12 Times Over Limit Found in Infant Formula, Cereal Bars

In a paper published online in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives, researchers found significant concentrations of arsenic in two infant formulas that contain organic brown rice syrup used as a main ingredient for a sweetener. Arsenic was also found in … Continue reading

Margarita Day Deal at Oficina Latina

In a city where one drink can cost you $16, it is a good thing we have food and drink themed holidays. This Margarita Day (Wednesday, February 22), Oficina Latina in Nolita will be offering a $16 3-Margarita deal. You … Continue reading

Madison Avenue Bombards Kids With Candy and Fast Food Ads

Writing for Natural Society, Mike Barrett reminds readers children in America spend approximately 44.5 hours per week watching television and are exposed to up to 3,055 ads per year. Around 50 percent of the ads are for candy, snacks, sugary … Continue reading

Consumers Flock to Off Brands as Name-Brand Food Prices Skyrocket

Consumer demand for more expensive brand-name food products has plummeted as cash-strapped consumers flock to cheaper off brand items in droves to save money. Consumer Edge Research analyst Rob Dickerson claims General Mills has raised prices by 8.1% over the … Continue reading

Vai Restaurant Review New York

Susan Rike invited me and a few other food writers to eat at Vai. It is the brainchild of Vincent Chirico (who is tall, dark and handsome) and the newest addition to New York City’s Upper West Side. The restaurant … Continue reading

Brazilian Carnival in NYC

My obsession with Brasil began in college when I interned for a Latin American art history professor at Princeton. I fell in love with the culture, music, film, art and of course; the food if Brasil. I’ve been to Brasil, … Continue reading

Organic Food From Europe To Hit US Grocery Aisles in June

The U.S. and European Union have announced a reciprocity of organic standards. Whatever is considered organic in the U.S. will now also be recognized as organic in Europe, and vice versa. Kathleen Merrigan, deputy secretary at the U.S. Department of … Continue reading

Chef Claude Godard’s Crepe Mamie Jeanne Recipe

Recipe on the bottom. I had the honor of meeting Chef Claude Godard recently. Outside of being an incredibly nice person, he’s also a killer Chef. This Burgundian Chef was born into a family of chefs which included his grandfather, Gaston … Continue reading

National Margarita Day Deal Alert and Recipe

Recipe Follows: National Margarita Day takes place on Wednesday, February 22. They’ve decided to celebrate with us with 1/2 priced pitchers of their signature Ginger Margarita ($24 instead of $48). If you can’t make it to Spice Market, make them at … Continue reading

FriendsEAT February Meetup at Jeanne and Gaston

Each month we select a restaurant in NY for our dining meetup. This month we have selected Jeanne and Gaston, a brand new Modern French Bistro in the West Village. I selected Jeanne and Gaston for many reasons: Chef Claude … Continue reading

NYC Mardi Gras Celebrations

Fat Tuesday may be the ultimate food holiday. Mardi gras is French for Fat Tuesday. It is celebrated the Tuesday before Ash Wednesday as the last day of indulgence before the ritual fast of lent. This means food, lots of it. While Mardi … Continue reading

E. Coli Contaminated Chickens Linked to Urinary Tract Infections

According to a report in the March issue of Emerging Infectious Diseases, a publication of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, bacteria causing urinary tract infections may come from E. coli contaminated chickens. As many as 85 percent … Continue reading

Heart Attack Grill Customer Has Heart Attack While Eating There

Fox 5 Vegas has posted an amateur video showing a man suffering a heart attack while dining at Heart Attack Grill in Las Vegas. What was he eating, you ask? He was eating a Triple Bypass burger (thankfully it was … Continue reading

BPA Found in Beech-Nut and Gerber Baby Food

Tests in the state of Maine have found bisphenol-A, or BPA in 11 of 12 samples of baby food, according to the Bangor Daily News. A coalition of health and environmental groups in Maine plan to petition state regulators, and … Continue reading

McDonald’s Finally Dumps Pig Crates (11 Yrs After Chipotle Grill)

McDonald’s is finally phasing out pig crates, and requiring its pork suppliers to dump gestation pens — but it took the company 11 years after Chipotle required its pork suppliers to raise pigs outside or in large cages. Gestation cages … Continue reading

Sushi Samba’s Carnaval Cocktail

I love when restaurants and chefs share recipes with us. This time, Sushi Samba shared their special Carnaval Cocktail recipe. You can get it at both locations for $12…but if you’re not in NYC, you can try it at home. … Continue reading

5 Memes for Valentines Day

The love for food breaks boundaries. Here are a few food inspired Valentine’s just for you. (Click “Next” to see 5 Memes for Valentines Day)

French Court Finds Monsanto Guilty of Chemical Poisoning

In a judgment that could strongly influence other health claims against pesticides, a French court has found Monsanto guilty of chemical poisoning of a French farmer. Grain grower Paul Francois, 47, says he suffered neurological problems including memory loss, headaches … Continue reading

Obama Admin Awards $50K Grant to Potato Chip Co

First lady Michelle Obama has been very active these days promoting good nutrition and healthy meals. She recently sweet-talked Jay Leno into snacking on apples and pizza made with eggplant, green peppers and zucchini on the “Tonight Show”. She praised … Continue reading