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Marijuana Soda – A Different Kind of High

If you’re looking for a refreshing alternative to that soda in the grocery shelf, then you don’t have to wait any longer. Barring the passing of a law or a natural disaster, then a new line of soda is ready … Continue reading

In Vitro Meat From Celebrity Tissue – Who Would You Eat?

If any of this is true, celebrity worship has now reached a bizarre level of cannibalism. A company called BiteLabs claims they plan to grow meat from celebrity tissue samples and use it to make artisanal salami. [see video] The … Continue reading

8 Easy April Fool’s Day Pranks To Pull On Your Foodie Friends

Today is the only day of the year when you take full caution when turning into a corner, paranoid that one of your family or friends has planned to pull a prank on you. It’s the day of the year … Continue reading

14 Restaurant Workers Reveal the One Item You Should Never Order

In a previous article we featured warnings from restaurant employees on what items on the menu to absolutely avoid gleaned from Reddit. (source) After a recent similar question was posed on Reddit — “Fast food workers of Reddit, what should … Continue reading

Game of Thrones Season 4 Trailer and Fun Drinking Games

HBO has recently released the third trailer of the upcoming Season 4 of the Game of Thrones Series. We’ve waited a long time for its return, and the latest sneak preview will surely make you even more giddy in excitement! … Continue reading

Americans React to Australian Snack Foods

The BuzzFeed team in Australia sent their colleagues in America some of their country’s iconic snacks. (source) The guys from the US made a smart move when they decided to taste test the Australian snacks in front of the camera. … Continue reading

20 Hilariously Honest Food Brand Slogans

Graphic designer Clif Dickens poked fun at our favorite food brands and rewrote their slogans to reflect what consumers really think of them! McDonald’s You know you won’t find yourself at a McDonald’s Drive-Thru if you have more than $4, … Continue reading

A Tribute to New York City Food — ‘Empire Plates of Mine’

New York is a melting pot city of different cultures and cuisines from around the world. An evidence of this is the city’s myriad of food selections ready at your disposal. In New York, one day you’ll find yourself, “…eating Persian food … Continue reading

Top 10 Recent Ambitious Food Heists

As we reported earlier, the trial involving one of the world’s premier counterfeit wine collections consisting of some of the most celebrated wines of the last century is in its 2nd week in a Manhattan federal court. Meanwhile, French police … Continue reading

World Famous Critic: “Scotch Now Outclassed By American Bourbon”

Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible is the world’s leading whiskey guide. Each edition contains roughly 4,500 detailed, professionally analysed tasting notes on the world’s leading and lesser known whiskies. According to Murray, one of the world’s leading whiskey critics, Scotch malt … Continue reading

Woman Claims Daily Water Drinking Took 10 Years Off Her Face

When it comes to our health and vitality, rarely do we consider how important a role water plays in nourishing our bodies with its life sustaining attributes. (source) Water hydrates tissues, carries nutrients to cells, purges toxins from our vital … Continue reading

Phillips Distilling Co. Launches Sriracha-Flavored Vodka

Sriracha Hot Chili Sauce, a spicy Thai-style hot sauce produced by Huy Fong Foods in Irwindale, California, is used on everything by hot sauce lovers, and has been America’s most famous sriracha since the 1980s, rivaling soy sauce as the … Continue reading

How Molecular Gastronomy Inventor Views The Future of Food

Transforming chemicals into food is nothing new for French chemist Hervé This, the co-founder of molecular gastronomy. (Source) Molecular and Physical Gastronomy was adopted by Hungarian physicist Nicholas Kurti and This, who held workshops in Erice, Italy where professional chefs … Continue reading

Thousands of Dolphins Slaughtered for Bait To Make Shark Fin Soup

Shark fin soup is considered a delicacy in many Asian cultures, and even though the soup is flavorless with a slithery texture, dining on shark fin soup is considered a status symbol. (Source) The soup, brewed from dried shark fins, … Continue reading

China’s Latest Food Scandal – Murder and Deadly Cooking Oil

From farmed fish raised on human waste, arsenic in frozen calamari, to the sale of plastic rice, and spontaneously exploding watermelons tainted with growth accelerator, China is endlessly plagued by horrific food scandals.  (Source) The latest Chinese food scandal involves … Continue reading

Munching On Popcorn Makes Movie Goers Immune To Advertising

Brand names associated with advertisements are made indelible in our brains when our lips and tongue automatically simulate the pronunciation of a new name when first hearing it.  (Source) Every time we re-encounter the name, we subconsciously practice its pronunciation. … Continue reading

Chef Reveals the Truth in Multi-million Super Yachts

Reddit has become a successful social news and entertainment website, catering to over 400 million unique visitors every month. It’s so popular, even the President of the United States, Barack Obama has posted his own AMA (Ask Me Anything) on … Continue reading

New Short Film “The Scarecrow” Seeks to Bring Real Food Back to People

Chipotle is a fast food restaurant chain committed to serving only responsibly raised beef, pork and chicken free of antibiotics and fed an additive-free, vegetarian diet. Chipotle prides itself on using high quality ingredients only from local family farms, and … Continue reading

Lab-Grown Meat: Is It Doomed To Fail?

Despite good intentions, lab grown “in vitro” meat does not taste or have the texture of real meat. Continue reading

Ultimate Guide to Celebrity Wine

A complete list of celebrity wines Continue reading

Lawmakers Panic Over Sale of Smithfield Farms To China

The acquisition of Smithfield Foods, America’s largest pork producer and processor, by Shuanghui International, a Chinese company, has lawmakers on Capitol Hill very nervous. If the $7.1 billion sale is completed, it would be among the largest Chinese acquisitions of … Continue reading

New Cheerios Ad Arouses Disturbing Racist Reactions

Cheerio’s Advertisement of Mixed Race Familie Raises Racism Issues in the US Continue reading

Is Food Safety Behind Chinese Purchase Of US Pork Producer?

Smithfield Foods can be traced to 1936, when Joseph W. Luter, Sr. and his son, Joseph W. Luter, Jr., opened the Smithfield Packing Company in Smithfield, Virginia. But last week, a Chinese company bid $4.7 billion to take over Smithfield Foods. … Continue reading

Why You Pay So Much for Your Burger

According to a recent USA Today report, the price of ground beef has climbed from $1.29 per pound to a record-breaking $3.51 in the last three decades. The continuing drought in the Midwest has dwindled herds to levels not seen … Continue reading

Hundreds of Meat Cuts Renamed Under New System

The pork and beef industries are renaming more than 350 cuts of meat in order to lure more consumers to outdoor grills this summer. According to the USDA, the supply of pork and beef hit a record high for the … Continue reading

Kitchen Super Star

Kitchen Super Star is a Tamil Television cooking show.  It’s described as Top Chef with Tamil Celebrities.  The celebs include Ilavarasan, Priya, Nethran, Pooja, Sparna, Sandhya, Arthi, Siva, Nisha, Preetha, J. Lalitha Aravind and famous Tamil actor Suresh.   I know you’re freaking … Continue reading

Why Doritos are Edible Crack

In what proved to be his final interview, Doritos inventor Arch West told Maxim Magazine’s Gavin Edwards about an idea he had for a product that came to him almost 50 years ago, and eventually led to Doritos sales of … Continue reading

Chefs Please Stop the Harlem Shake

The madness has come upon us.  Following the heels of the “gangnam style” comes the new craze, the Harlem Shake.    It has infected our minds and body.  But alas there is a light at the end of the tunnel. … Continue reading

USDA Threatens to Layoff All Meat Inspectors

USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack has threatened to furlough all U.S. meat inspectors for two weeks because of automatic spending cuts scheduled for March 1. The federal agency has said it would give at least 30 days’ notice to employees. And … Continue reading

Food Movies List

With the Oscars coming up on Sunday, we thought it would be a good idea to look back as some of best food movies from the last 25 years.   This is by far not a complete list of food … Continue reading

Parody Website Mocks Guy Fieri’s NYC Restaurant With Bogus Menu

Guy Fieri’s food empire recently expanded with the opening of his new Times Square restaurant, “Guy’s American Kitchen And Bar.” But Fieri, the well-known face on the Food Network as the host of “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives,” a U.S. travelogue … Continue reading

In Hip Bushwick, Brooklyn, A Naked Waitress is Blasé

Bushwick, Brooklyn was once dubbed the beer capital of the Northeast. In the mid 1800′s, a majority of the immigrants in Bushwick were German, so by 1890, Bushwick established a brewery industry, including 14 breweries operating in a 14-block area … Continue reading

Top 5 Food Crimes of 2012

After careful review, we assembled five of the most bizarre food related crimes of 2012. The nature of the crimes range from amusing embarrassment to macabre tales we thought only Stephen King could summons from his wickedly lively imagination. 5) … Continue reading

FriendsEat 2012 Best Food Blogger Winners

We’ve tallied up the results of each category to find out who you, the FriendsEAT community, feel are the best food bloggers in the world. Thank you for voting and for showing all those bloggers just how much you care. … Continue reading

Oprah Plans Start of Organic Food Business

According to filings for the US Patent and Trademark Organization, several applications for “Oprah’s Organics” were filed late last month for, among other items, organic salad dressings and frozen vegetables, soups, beverages and snack dips. Oprah will be making products … Continue reading

Hurricane Sandy’s Effect on Restaurants, Food Suppliers

After Hurricane Sandy hammered the East Coast and merged into another huge weather system, the violent storm continued its westerly path inland killing well over 60 people in the United States. News reports indicate power outages now stand at more … 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

“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

Campbell Hypes Special-Edition Andy Warhol Soup

In a desperate bid to boost fledgling soup purchases after years of declining sales, Campbell Soup Company, the world’s biggest soup maker, plans to introduce special-edition cans of its condensed tomato soup bearing labels reminiscent of Andy Warhol’s soup paintings. … Continue reading

Beverly Hills Brownie Company: A Touch of Decadence Delivered to Your Home

When Beverly Hills Brownie Company owner, Bobbie Greenfield, says her brownies are unlike any others, Bobbie is right. I can assure you, low-down sin never tasted so good. Greenfield’s brownies are an unrivaled class act. Her brownies are baked fresh … Continue reading