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Top 10 Weird Chip Flavors

In yet another marketing strategy to increase sales, chip manufactures have been cashing in on odd flavor parings usually associated with chef creations rooted in molecular gastronomy. So for fun we picked what we thought are the 10 strangest chip … 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

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

Look Out Waiters – You’re All About To Be Replaced

Since the beginning, the ultimate goal of computers and robots has been to replace human labor with artificial automation. Actually the impetus can be traced even further back to the factory assembly line. By some estimates, seventy percent of the … Continue reading

10 Reasons NOT To Consume Energy Drinks

The family of a Brooklyn father, 33-year-old Cory Terry, has filed an $85 million wrongful death lawsuit against Red Bull. (Source) Terry died of a heart attack during a basketball game after drinking a can of the energy drink. The … Continue reading

Melt Away Depression With These 5 Good-Mood Foods

Delicious Living writers Caren Baginski and Elisa Bosley do a great job explaining how what we eat affects our mood. They point out that in 2012, antidepressants were the second most prescribed drug in the United States, and then juxtapose … Continue reading

Meet South Korea’s “Soju” – The World’s Best-Selling Alcohol

Soju is not only Korea’s most well-known and esteemed spirit, the Jinro and Lotte soju brands are the first and third top selling alcohol brands in the world! (source) In Korea, which has the world’s highest per capita alcohol consumption, … Continue reading

Why These Great Cheeses Are Unavailable in America

According to most cheese experts, there are roughly 1000 types of cheese, classified by type of milk, moisture, mold content, methods of processing, and added flavorings. But as The Daily Meal’s Editor Haley Willard points out, since many types of … Continue reading

How To Make Your Own Sriracha Hot Sauce

Sriracha sauce, a spicy Thai-style hot chili sauce is so hot the city of Irwindale, California attempted to halt production of the condiment over complaints that fumes from the makers, Fong Foods factory, leave neighbors with irritated eyes, throats and … 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

20 Kitchen Gift Ideas For The Holidays

Considering it’s that gift giving time of the year, we decided to assemble a list of gift ideas for the kitchen, because after all, during the holidays, it’s all about giving! I reviewed hundreds of items and made 20 selections. … 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

Dog Food May be More Nutritious than School Lunches

Fussy moms who worry about what Junior may be eating in the school cafeteria might be better off sending him to school with a can of dog food.  A recent investigation of the school lunch program by USA Today revealed … Continue reading

A Fantastic Father’s Day Celebration at Home

Father’s Day falls on the third Sunday of June, the time of the year where our dear Fathers, Dads and other father-figures are given honor and recognition for their hard work, dedication, and love for his family. This holiday was … Continue reading

Ultimate Guide to Celebrity Wine

A complete list of celebrity wines Continue reading

6 New Ben & Jerry’s Flavors Inspired by Book Themes

Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield grew up in Merrick, Long Island. They first met in junior high school, where they began a lasting friendship. Jerry finished college but couldn’t get into any med schools; Ben got into several colleges but … Continue reading

Study: brand-name butter contaminated with flame-retardants

The same research group that found traces of the chemical BPA (Bisphenol A) in a wide range of canned foods has discovered extremely high concentrations of a flame-retardant compound in a supermarket sample of brand-name butter. Based on some of … Continue reading

Chemicals in fast food wrappers found in human blood

One of the hottest trends of the decade is the farm-to-table movement, or the Local Food Movement. Many top chefs in restaurants across the country plan their daily menus by sourcing vegetables and meats from local farmers or farmer’s markets. … Continue reading

Top 10 Hangover Cures

It’s Sunday and you’ve got a pounding headache. You’re fatigued and dehydrated. Your stomach is upset and the bathroom is quickly becoming your best friend. You went on a drinking binge; your body is trembling. Technically, when you have a … Continue reading

Durian is Deadly – NOT!

“Smells like hell but tastes like heaven” and the popular notion that it is an aphrodisiac, the King of fruits in the Asian region that earned fame is known as Durian. Bountiful in the Southeastern part of Asia, Durian is … Continue reading

The Dangers of Buying Commercial Ground Beef

All year, we have reported on the dangers of purchasing commercial ground beef. More than 70,000 Americans are sickened each year by E. Coli infections, and most are caused by contaminated hamburger. The latest E. coli outbreak linked to ground … Continue reading

5 Best Cognacs For The Money – 10 Most Expensive

Top 10 Cognacs for the money, Most expensive cognacs Continue reading

The Hidden Dangers of Food Colorants

We are grateful to one of our readers, Brian, for bringing food dyes (scroll down for list) — specifically tartrazine, also known as “FD&C Yellow Number 5″ or “E-102″ — to our attention. Brian is one of many of the … Continue reading

New Food Product From China – Plastic Rice

In 2008, around ninety percent of the infant formula sold in the US was contaminated with Melamine from China which is linked to kidney failure. Now Chinese wholesalers have come up with a new product — plastic rice. The Weekly … Continue reading

Dirty Little Secrets Exposed- Veggie Burgers Made With Gasoline By-product

These days, taking the road less traveled in search of a diet free of chemicals and pesticides is not for the faint of heart. Even vegetarian burgers, once thought of as a healthy alternative to ground beef, is fraught with … Continue reading

Fargginay Bacon Cologne

Nope, not an April Fools Joke, Fargginay has developed a cologne that men have dreamed of throughout the ages: Bacon Cologne. The product website says that the original Eau de parfum was developed in France by a Parisian butcher that … Continue reading

Japanese Scientist Makes Edible Steaks From Human Feces

A Japanese researcher, Mitsuyuki Ikeda, who is a scientist at the Environmental Assessment Center in Okayama, has apparently masterminded the making of an imitation meat product from human feces. After Tokyo Sewage assigned Ikeda and his team the task of … Continue reading

Top 8 Foods That Will Shorten Your Life

According to a new study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, low-carbohydrate, high-protein diets composed mostly of plant-based proteins and fats were associated with lower mortality rates overall and lower cardiovascular mortality rates. The study concludes that a low-carbohydrate … Continue reading

Being in Love with Nutella

How do I love Nutella? Let me count the ways: Nutella with Melba toast in the morning, a generous slather of Nutella for a snack, a tablespoon of Nutella on pancake batter for those afternoon tea parties, and probably a … Continue reading

Why is there tertiary butylhydroquinone in McDonald’s Chicken McNuggets?

McDonald’s chicken McNuggets served in the U.S. contain tertiary butylhydroquinone (TBHQ), a petroleum-based product, and dimethylpolysiloxane, an anti-foaming agent also used in Silly Putty. Because TBHQ does not cause discoloration or change flavor or odor of the material to which … Continue reading

French School Lunches Put U.S. to Shame

I always admired the French for their culinary culture but it was not until I saw last week’s CBS News’ report on “France’s Gourmet School Lunches” that I realized just how deeply ingrained and important food is to the French. … Continue reading

Schools Impose Bans on Home Packed Lunches, Chocolate Milk, Cupcakes

Chicago’s Little Village Academy public school has banned bringing homemade lunches to school, and unless students have a medical excuse, they must eat the food served in the cafeteria. The school’s principal , Elsa Carmona, said her intention is to … Continue reading

The Perfect Mother’s Day Dinner

Mother’s Day is on May 8, and there is still time for you to think up something good for your mom. This is a special day for a special someone in your life. Truthfully, every day should be made a … Continue reading

Tropical Palate Destination: Puerto Rico

This Caribbean region is home to the most tropical and exotic cuisines which are being loved by many foodies around the world. Puerto Rico is not only gaining popularity for being in the Caribbean Sea, but also its complex tropical … Continue reading

Why is Wood Pulp In Your Ice Cream?

Jamie Oliver recently shocked Letterman when he told Dave and his audience that vanilla ice cream contains a product called castoreum that comes from beaver anal gland. Little did Dave know there’s also wood pulp in ice cream. In an … Continue reading

Celery Tested Positive For 57 Pesticides; Apples Top “Dirty Dozen” List

The Washington based Environmental Working Group (EWG), a nonprofit organization, has released the seventh edition of its Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides in Produce with updated information on 53 fruits and vegetables. EWG highlights the worst offenders with its “Dirty Dozen” … Continue reading

Virtually All We Eat is Genetically Modified

According to Monsanto company patents, 93 percent of soybeans and 80 percent of corn in the U.S. is grown from genetically modified seeds. Stephen Lendman points out that in the US alone, “over 80% of all processed foods contain [genetically … Continue reading

Cattle Feed, What They Don’t Want You to Know.

David Kirby with the Huffington Post recently mentioned being “revolted” by what he learned when researching his new book “Animal Factory”: what revolted Kirby was the discovery that cattle are fattened on chicken manure. We were revolted as well until … Continue reading

List of Companies Using Wood Pulp in Their Food Products

The food industry uses wood pulp, also known as powdered cellulose, in everything from crackers and ice creams to puddings and baked goods and gums to thicken or stabilize foods, replace fat, enhance fiber content, and to extend the shelf … Continue reading