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Monthly Archives: May 2012

Favorite Blogger of the Week: Michelle Levine

Each 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 Michelle Levine, the … Continue reading

Zutto: Amen for Ramen!

You’re jonesing for ramen so you hit up the place around the corner where a huge bowl costs you $6. You’ve finished up the whole bowl. Suddenly you’re feeling bloated (MSG). Then, 20 minutes later, you’re starving and thirsty. THE … Continue reading

An Unbalanced Diet: Competitive Eating (Infographic)

Joey Chestnut, 68 hot dogs in 10 minutes. How exactly did he do that?! Takeru Kobayashi eat more hot dogs than I do in 1 year, how did he fit all of those hot dogs inside his body when the guy is … Continue reading

Anthony Bourdain Makes Reservations With CNN

No Reservations host Anthony Bourdain is leaving the show, which he has hosted on the Travel Channel since 2005, to host a new weekend food and travel program on CNN. The announcement was made this week by CNN Worldwide Executive … Continue reading

Casellula: A Perfect Spot in NYC

I am always in a search for fabulous places to get food. I would like to thank Lindsay (The Lunch Belle) for pointing me towards Casellula where we recently met up. What a lovely place. It has everything I love: … Continue reading

Fallout: Radioactive Bluefin Tuna Hits US Shores

Bluefin tuna contaminated with radioactivity from Japan’s crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant have traveled 6,000 miles to US shores. A study in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences indicates the tuna showed elevated levels of radioactive cesium … Continue reading

The Benefits of Fish Oil (Infographic)

We’ve already known fish as a good source of protein, vitamins and minerals. Now fish oil does not only offers you that, it has some other good benefits that you may not have known. Knowing all of this still there are few … Continue reading

Deadly Teen Drinking Games

College drinking games such as Edward 40 Hands, Beer Pong, Quarters, Dead Man Walk, and Truth or Dare, are some of the games popular with students, where hard liquor is increasingly replacing beer in these games. “Kids easily drink seven … Continue reading

Interview with Karen Symington Muendell

Karen Symmington Muendell is someone I truly enjoy knowing. She is a private Chef, caterer, and menu consultant. She also acts, writes, and directs for community and other local theater. As if that was not enough, Karen has recently embarked … Continue reading

LiquiGlide Solves First World Ketchup Problems

Thanks to an invention by MIT doctoral candidate Dave Smith and his team of mechanical engineers and nanotechnology researchers, there will be no more pounding on the bottom of ketchup containers, and a lot less wasted food. Smith’s invention is … Continue reading

Why Coffee & Tea Are Amazing for You (Infographic)

Preparing your cup of coffee is really a good way to wake yourself up. The goodness of coffee or tea brings happiness and productivity to many of us. Some may say they can’t go on their day without a dose of caffeine in their system. It’s … Continue reading

Heirloom vs. Supermarket Tomatoes: Which Tastes Better

According to a recent study published online in “Current Biology”, there’s a reason why ripe, homegrown tomatoes taste so much better than the insipid supermarket variety. University of Florida researchers examined chemical profiles of 278 tomato samples representing 152 heirloom … Continue reading

Pounds & Ounces: A Good Reason to Gain Them

Pounds & Ounces has taken over the Chelsea home of the Viceroy. I recently paid the restaurant a visit on a late night. The place was teeming with excitement. There were beautiful people everywhere, music blasting (which can be both … Continue reading

Massachusetts School Bake Sale Ban Enacted & Lifted

Earlier this month, state health officials in Massachusetts approved a school bake sale ban ostensibly designed to combat youth obesity. The ban, scheduled to become effective in August, prohibited the sale of sweets in schools during the school day and … Continue reading

Good Carbs vs. Bad Carbs (Infographic)

I’m pretty sure that I had this Carbohydrates thingy during my Organic Chemistry subject, I’m almost forgetting it. Phew. Anyway, yes good and bad carbohydrates certainly does exist. Essentially, a good carb (mostly the foods that has lost of fiber) … Continue reading

Man Serves Rocky Mountain Oysters, His Own!

CalorieLab.com, a website offering health, nutritional and fitness news, featured a bizarre story this month about a self-described asexual in Tokyo who cooked and served his own genitals at a banquet. Mao Sugiyama, an illustrator by occupation, desires to be … Continue reading

Wine Quote of the Week

Here’s our wine quote for this week. “Wine is inspiring and adds greatly to the joy of living.” – Napoleon “Drinking good wine with good food in good company is one of life’s most civilized pleasures.” – Michael Broadbent “Food … Continue reading

The Truth About Pasta (Infographic)

I have considered pasta as my most favorable food, well almost universally love. Even its made of pure carb and considered not the healthiest food, still its inescapable. This Infographic we have today details the consumption of pasta, the creation of … Continue reading

There’s Plenty of Fish in the Sea

Brad Plumer with the Washington Post reports on the incredible decimation of the world’s fish populations, and features stunning information from Daniel Pauly, a professor of fisheries at the University of British Columbia, who sums up the situation as “Aquacalypse … Continue reading

How to Pick the Right Proteins to Eat

[Open Image in New Tab to View Larger] [Open Image in New Tab to View Larger] Let’s face it. The weather is quickly warming up and I know I’m starting to worry about bathing suit season. Sure, I count calories … Continue reading

Grills Gone Wild (Infographic)

At first read I have thought it’s misspelled… but it certainly is about grills, not girls. But as much as men love girls, they also loves grills. Grills have actually gone wild, I mean that literally. Grills cause roughly 8, 000 houses on fire. But … Continue reading

SceneTap: Helping Creepy Men Stalk Women Everywhere

A new smartphone app called SceneTap uses facial detection technology via cameras placed strategically in bars and nightclubs to determine crowd size, average customer age and male-to-female ratio. There’s just one problem: the patrons being scanned don’t know they’re being … Continue reading

Interview with Personal Chef Alex Tishman of Big City Chefs

Whenever people think of Chefs, they automatically think of those Cheflebrities on the Food Network: Bobby Flay, Giada De Laurentiis, Mario Batali. What they are missing out on are the amazing chefs who work in the Personal Chef field. This … Continue reading

How to Use Math to Lose Weight

Kevin Hall, a mathematical physiologist, and Carson C. Chow, an M.I.T.-trained mathematician and physicist, developed a mathematical model that could predict how body composition changes in response to food intake. Hall and Chow, an investigator at the National Institute of … Continue reading

How Long Does Food Last? (Infographic)

This infographic we have today is quite simple but really useful in a way.  Now you may wondered how long the food in your pantry and freezer lasts. Then check out this handy infographic from All You for reference.

The Fuss Over Foie Gras

Nearly eight years after a bill enacting a foie gras ban was signed, California is set to impose the nation’s first statewide ban on foie gras this July. Despite the ban, chefs are still actively campaigning against a foie gras … Continue reading

Hill Cafe: Worth The Trip To Brooklyn

I was recently invited to try out Hill Cafe (a French restaurant) in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn.  I took this invitation as an excuse to leave the island and catch up with an old friend, Cigall of Mazelmoments. Getting to the … Continue reading

Domino’s Pizza and Texas Farm Bureau Advocate Animal Cruelty

Domino’s Pizza shareholders recently rejected a proposal put forth by the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) for the pizza company to study ending the use of pork from suppliers who confine pregnant pigs in small gestation stalls (6.6 … Continue reading

What’s Behind the Food Photography Trend? (Infographic)

There are two main reasons why I’m on Facebook or Twitter, to connect with the people and to share my photos with them. From travels to hang outs, and from food and to coffee - I always take a photo of it and share … Continue reading

High Fructose Corn Syrup Makes You Stupid

A new study conducted by researchers at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) revealed that a steady diet of high fructose corn syrup slows the brain, and impairs memory and learning. The study also showed how omega-3 fatty acids … Continue reading

Could a Fat Tax Really Battle Obesity?

A new study published in the British Medical Journal suggests adding a high tax on unhealthy food and beverages may diminish the rising rates of obesity. According to the study, a 20 percent tax placed on sugar-sweetened drinks could drop … Continue reading

Soda’s Evil Twin: The Dangers Of Fruit Drinks (Infographic)

Instead of grabbing the can of coke, you reached for the pineapple juice drink because you decided to live healthier. But the question is, are you living the smartest way? According to this Infographic fruit drinks are not healthy and … Continue reading

Pizzeria Uno’s Pizza Skins: A Whole Day’s Calories

According to an 18-month study conducted by the Rand Corporation, 96% of main entrees sold at top U.S. chain eateries exceed the daily limits for calories, sodium, fat and saturated fat recommended by the USDA. “If you’re eating out tonight, … Continue reading

Millesime’s $1.25 1904 Meal

You probably heard about the $1.25 deal that Millesime offered for the inauguration of their 29th Street entrance. When I arrived, the line went around the corner. The NY Times broke the news on Wednesday night for this Thursday event, … Continue reading

Cooking Tips of the Week

Here are some good tips for your cooking this weekend. Cooking Tip #1: Preserve the nutrients and colors in veggies. Cook them quickly by steaming or stir-frying. Cooking Tip #2: Asparagus should be served warm or at room temperature as refrigeration dulls … Continue reading

Review Indie Food and Wine

I am one happy woman. Great restaurants keep sprouting up on the Upper West Side. I’ll be busy writing about them all weekend long so that you can visit them and keep them in business for my tummy’s benefit. The … Continue reading

The Rise Of The Social Food Truck (Infographic)

They’re the hottest restaurants & they’re mobile. Yes, I’m talking about Food Trucks! Most of the chefs nowadays can’t be seen inside the kitchen, but in the food trucks delivering some of the most scrumptious, affordable and delightfully fun food. … Continue reading

Love Bacon? It’s in the Genes

According to a new study, a specific gene is responsible for how a compound in pork smells to humans. The gene determines whether pork smells like ammonia, urine and sweat, or more like vanilla. The compound, androstenone, is similar to … Continue reading

Money & The Food Industry (Infographic)

It’d be an understatement to say America loves food. The food industry is one of the most lucrative in the country and the big wigs of fast food chains are raking in the doe, while their foot soldiers run the … Continue reading

Wendy’s Adds Poutine to their Routine

Slumping sales at fast-food restaurants has pressured hamburger chains to continuously reinvent themselves to secure their market share and bolster sales. Since McDonald’s maintains a distant lead in first place, competition is fierce for the nation’s 2nd spot. Wendy’s recently … Continue reading