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Monthly Archives: September 2012

Cooking Tips of the Week

I hope you enjoyed our last week’s Cooking Tips For this week, here’s our great tips: Pecan pie is popularly served at holiday meals and is also considered a specialty of Southern America cuisine. Lentils are added to sauteed onions, … Continue reading

Le Taste of France NYC to Benefit Action Against Hunger

Francophiles rejoice. On September 29 & 30, 2012, Le Taste of France will take place at Hudson River Park’s Pier 54. Why you should attend…lots of fabulous French Chefs have gotten together to benefit Action Against Hunger. Chefs from both … Continue reading

Brusselicious Sculptures

2012 is Brusselicious year in Brussels. They describe it as “a year or more to (re) discover the gourmet delights of the capital of Europe.  Events, demos chefs, mouth places not to the products created for the occasion.” Brusselicious was … Continue reading

NSFW – You Too Can Have Boob Sweat Booze for 100€

I’m still kinda confused. I thought today was September 28, not April 1. First there was Froot Loops flavored vodka. Now there’s Boob Booze. Turns our a “German spirits company” had the ingenious ridiculous idea to filter liquor on playmate’s boobs. Yup. … Continue reading

The Best Bacon Dishes in the USA (Infographic)

I know everyone enjoyed our very own Bacon Infographic which is full of fun and interesting facts. America’s love for bacon will never tarnish we even find ways to upgrade the taste of Bacon to make it more interesting. And … Continue reading

Bruce Willis May Have Lost His Taste For Vodka

In 2009, Bruce Willis began endorsing Sobieski, a Polish brand of vodka [see vodka recipes] owned by French liquor company Belvédère. Willis appeared in dozens of television commercials and at promotional parties. He also appeared in newspaper ads and was … Continue reading

7-Eleven Driving NY City Mom-And-Pops To Extinction

In the 1990s, New York City was invaded by corporate chain store behemoths like the Gap and Starbucks, then came Dunkin’ Donuts and Subway sandwich shops. Now it’s 7-Eleven stores, the world’s largest convenience retailer. Manhattan now has at least … Continue reading

Restaurant Bugenvila, Food with a View in Cavtat

Dubrovnik is a beautiful old city. Sadly it is plagued by your typical cruise tourist. Those that scamper through the city, taking pictures and not really enjoying it. Instead of Dubrovnik, may I suggest Cavtat. It is only a few … Continue reading

Hangover Cures that Work Around the World (Infographic)

A wild last night can be great fun but the aftermath the day after is certainly not. To be in the hurt locker is the last thing one needs after the euphoria of a wild night. Hangover cures that work … Continue reading

Is The Predicted World Shortage of Bacon Real?

According to Britain’s National Pig Association, a world shortage of pork and bacon next year is now unavoidable. But as Slate points out, is the claim of a bacon shortage by a pork trade association really a reliable prediction, or … Continue reading

Froot Loops Vodka?

I never thought I would see the day. I cringed when bubble gum vodka came out. The latest atrocity from Three Olives is “Loopy“…hmm, I wonder what this refers to. I’m seriously surprised that there has been no uproar from … Continue reading

Otto Restaurant Dubrovnik Croatia

On my recent trip to King’s Landing…errr…Dubrovnik, I was seriously disappointed. I expected a lovely, quiet, old town. Idiot me did not know that Dubrovnik was a landing spot for CRAPPY EVIL CRUISE SHIPS. This, combined with Game of Thrones … Continue reading

Why Lunch Matters (Infographic)

It’s more than just choosing whole wheat over white or water over soda. School lunches matter — in this country and around the world. It means less hunger, more education for girls, few school absences, and healthier kids the world … Continue reading

“The ‘Deen’ of Profanity”

You don’t have to possess integrity, or even tell the truth, to make millions from TV, books, and endorsement deals as an aficionado of food and drink. Because despite deliberately deceiving millions of fans and The Food Network by pimping … Continue reading

Chocolate Affects Brain Similar to Opium

The findings of a University of Michigan researcher, Dr Alexandra DiFeliceantonio, published in the US journal Current Biology, suggests chocolate has an effect on the brain similar to opium. The findings are based on experiments with rats. In the study, … Continue reading

Houston Chefs Serve Up Eco-Friendly “Trash” Fish

Andrew Knowlton, reastaurant and fish editor for Bon Appetit, explains that the main commercial fish in the Gulf are snapper, grouper, and codfish, but there are thousands of other species in the same water that end up on the same … Continue reading

Kornat Restaurant a Welcome Meal in Zadar

As a fan of A Song of Ice and Fire, I have been looking forward to my Croatia trip for a long (long time). We decided to start our adventure in Zadar, a city on the Dalmatian coast, right in … Continue reading

Candy, You Drive Me Bananas (Infographics)

Problems about weight control? Eat candies! Did you know that there is a scientific claim that eating a certain amount of glucose can boost metabolism that in turn actually makes you lose weight. Scientific research aside, a tiny chocolate bar, … Continue reading

Regis Returns to TV in Rachael Ray’s Kitchen

Daytime talk show king, Regis Philbin, 81, who has broken the Guinness World Record for the Most Hours on U.S. Television, will be semi co-hosting on 30 Minute Meal fame Rachael Ray’s kitchen. “I tried to make a distinct point … Continue reading

California Chef Slow-Cooks Wife For 4 Days

David Veins, a 49-year-old chef and owner of Thyme Contemporary Café in Lomita, California, a little town south of Torrance and east of the Palos Verdes Peninsular, confessed to police that he slow-cooked his wife, Dawn Viens, for four days … Continue reading

Food Quotes of the Week

Ben and Jerry’s Cannoli Ice Cream

I’m freaking out right now. I am in Brussels and I just found out that Ben & Jerry’s has come out with Cannoli Ice Cream. Not only did I miss the Feast of San Gennaro, now I may miss this … Continue reading

Smartphone Foodies (Infographic)

Now, with the trending iPhone 5, I can almost see everybody using smartphones. But are a “Smartphone Foodie”? As a foodie, it is a necessity for you to do these things: Search for appealing restaurants, view food and drink menu, … Continue reading

The Fork

Although the precise eating methods of historical cultures are rarely discussed, the fork was a pivotal addition to dining. Before the fork came along, most diners ate with their fingers and a knife. The fork emerged as an eating utensil … Continue reading

Chemical in Teflon Linked to Heart Disease

Some years ago I read that fumes emitted from non-stick cookware can be deadly to a pet bird, so I got rid of all my non-stick pans. I should have realized then that the toxic fumes could also be harmful … Continue reading

Grab Some Moules at In’t Spinnekopke

When I first arrived in Brussels, my host Goran said one of the best places for mussels in Brussels was In’ Spinnekopke. The restaurant kept coming up on all my restaurant searches, so I decided to go. The restaurant is … Continue reading

The Unhappy Meal: How Fast Food is Making You Depressed (Infographic)

Does anybody here know the meaning of a “Happy Meal”? Well, nowadays with a fast food restaurant making its way as the official restaurant of the 2012 Olympics, I doubt that you don’t know what a happy meal is. Here’s … Continue reading

4 Tips for Dining in Brussels, Belgium

Brussels is an incredible food city. Sure you can enjoy Moules Frites, Belgian Waffles, and Belgian Chocolates, but the city is quite diverse in its cuisines. There are Basque, Chinese, Moroccan, even Ethiopian restaurants all over town. It seems that … Continue reading

17 Things You Didn’t Know About Coffee (Infographic)

Here’s an infographic entitled, “17 Things You Didn’t Know About Coffee”. Seriously, what are the things that we don’t know about coffee? We know that a nice cup of Jo is a perfect morning start, we know that it is … Continue reading

Stock Up on Barolo Wine While You Can

Barolo is a red wine produced in the northern Italian region of Piedmont — the region of northwestern Italy. It is made from the Nebbiolo grape and is often described as one of Italy’s greatest wines. If you’re a fan … Continue reading

Martha Stewart, Emeril Lagasse Sued For Fraudulent Line of Chinese Knives

Two food celebrity giants who have both already amassed riches beyond belief from the media empires they’ve built, and the millions they’ve received in celebrity endorsements, demonstrate once again that greed has no bounds. With some people, the more wealth … Continue reading

Le Kasbah Rocks

The best thing about dining in Brussels is the amount of diversity that can be found there. It seems that whatever you’re in the mood for, you can get it. When my plans to try out Viva M’Boma (and eat lots … Continue reading

Struggling Pink Slime Maker Sues ABC News

In response to public outrage, including an online petition demanding the USDA remove Pink Slime from the school lunch program, Pink Slime producer Beef Products, Inc. was forced to shut down three of its four plants after consumers engaged in … Continue reading

Cakes Throughout U.S. History (Infographic)

My mom used to bake cakes and she would call me out to help her. So you’d be expecting I’m good at baking like my mom. So I wish! I don’t know why up until now I still can’t bake … Continue reading

Whole Foods Endorses GMO Labeling

In the past year, 36 bills in 19 US states have been introduced, including California, where voters will vote on a GMO labeling ballot initiative. Whole Foods Market has endorsed California’s initiative Proposition 37, that would require the labeling of … Continue reading

Oktoberfest NYC 2012

You don’t need to go to Germany to enjoy Oktoberfest. Sure, it would be nice, but even if you can afford the flight, the Euro’s exchange rate would destroy your wallet. I say stay in town, grab some friends, and drink … Continue reading

Are Bananas As Bad For You As Cookies? (Infographic)

Here’s one funny match-up. Banana versus Cookies, which one should you grab to satisfy your hunger? A bold and controversial claim suggests that eating bananas is as effective as eating cookies or French fries when it comes to hunger satisfaction. … Continue reading

Magic Kingdom To Now Serve Beer and Wine

When the new Be Our Guest restaurant opens in November as part of the Fantasyland expansion at The Magic Kingdom, a Disney executive said beer and wine will be on the menu. The sales will be restricted to dinnertime hours … Continue reading

Love With Food

Love With Food provides a subscription-based online gourmet snacks delivery service that sends monthly boxes of gourmet treats to users. From their website: “Every month, Love With Food Box members will receive a curated box of unique, hard-to-find tasty bites … Continue reading

Switch: Once You’ve Tasted Their Food, You Won’t Ever Switch

I knew food in Brussels was supposed to be good, but I did not expect it to be superb. Each place we chose got better and better. One of our dining selections was Switch, near St. Catherine’s Square. We arrived … Continue reading