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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

Food Blogger Makes $9000 a Month Eating on Camera

Every evening around 8 p.m, several thousand viewers tune in to watch one of South Korea’s most popular food bloggers eat huge quantities of food online. (source) And, boy, does she eat. On one Sunday evening last month, a journalist … Continue reading

How Smartphones Will Revolutionize The Future of Local Food

In this wonderfully cogent article, Steve Holt argues that technology — specifically mobile technology — is key to the future of the local food movement and food justice in general. (source) In support of his claim, Holt explains how Mark … Continue reading

Meet Edgar, The World’s Most Famous Pizza Deliveryman

Edgar Martirosyan arrived at the Hollywood’s Dolby Theatre thinking he was delivering pizza to a group of writers and was told to wait. (source) Edgar, who actually owns the West Hollywood Big Mama’s and Papa’s pizza location on Sunset Boulevard, … Continue reading

Lively Cookie Sales For Shrewd Girl Scout Outside Pot Clinic

After Danielle Lei, an imaginative 13-year-old Girl Scout, set up a table offering Girl Scout cookies outside a San Francisco marijuana dispensary, Danielle sold 117 boxes of cookies in only two hours. (source) Danielle, accompanied by her mother Carol, offered … Continue reading

Health Dept Shuts Down “Dumb Starbucks” Store Hoax

On the weekend a few weeks back, and seemingly out of nowhere, a parody of Starbucks opened in Los Angeles called “Dumb Starbucks.” (source) And from the outside store sign to the inside decor, the coffee shop appeared totally identical … Continue reading

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

New York City’s Water Tanks Contaminated With E. Coli

Americans have been warned for years not to drink the water when traveling to Mexico for fear of contracting “Montezuma’s Revenge,” or what’s known as “traveler’s diarrhea.” (source) According to the CDC, an estimated 10 million people, or roughly 20% … Continue reading

Flashback: Celebrity Chef Mario Batali Pays Over 5 Million for Stealing Tips

While stealing in general is indicative of a callous disregard for the dignity and sovereignty of others, theft in the workplace is particularly egregious because of the element of assumed trust, especially when an employer steals from hardworking, low paid … Continue reading

IHOP’s New Menu Tricks Customers Into Ordering More Food

Bloomberg TV recently featured a video claiming The International House of Pancakes has seen an almost 4 percent increase in same store sales since the redesign of its menu. According to Business Week’s Vennesa Wong, customers do not want or … 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

Epic Panic as Kraft Announces Velveeta Shortage

Say it isn’t so. According to Advertising Age, Kraft is running out of Velveeta, that American food-processing wonder the company boldly refers to as cheese. (source) In a Kraft statement sent to CBS MoneyWatch a few weeks ago, Kraft said … Continue reading

Deadly Pig Virus Threatens U.S. Pork Supply

Porcine epidemic diarrhea virus, or the PED virus, is currently decimating the supply of young pigs. (source) Swine veterinarians claim the virus, which appeared for the first time in the U.S. in April, causes severe diarrhea and vomiting, is fatal … Continue reading

Nestlé To Test Foods on Human Brain and Liver Cells

According to recent news reports, Nestlé, the maker of Gerber baby food, Nescafé instant coffee, Kit Kat chocolate bars and Maggi soups, will begin testing its products with stem cell research. (source) Nestlé will obtain human brain and liver cells … Continue reading

California Chefs “Fighting Mad” Over Required Glove Use

Some California chefs are steaming mad over a new law that goes into effect this year. Beginning January 2014, a new section of the California Retail Food Code will prohibit bare hand contact with ready-to-eat foods, in an effort to … Continue reading

Next Generation of Fast-Food: Burger-Flipping Robot

Last year, tens of thousands of fast-food workers rallied across 100 U.S. cities in support of a decent living wage. Workers demanded at least $15 an hour, in contrast to the hourly wage of $8.75 millions make at restaurants like … Continue reading

Anthony Bourdain To “Wow” NYC With Huge Food Market

FriendsEAT co-founder Antonio Evans notes Bourdain is a TV personality loved by anyone who isn’t an idiot and writes: “His asides and narration has painted a landscape of the world that has boldly created the new ‘food culture’.” (source) Bourdain … Continue reading

Colorado Restaurant Debuts Marijuana Food Pairing Menu

In high-end restaurants, expertise in food and wine pairing is handled by wine stewards or sommeliers, but now a new category of food paring may have emerged. (source) The future of fine dining may require sommeliers to recommend more than … Continue reading

10 Ways To Stay Safe In the Cold

Record low temperatures in many parts of the country has heightened the risk of frostbite, hypothermia, and dehydration. In extreme winter conditions, when wind chill drops temperatures below zero, frostbite can develop in as little as fifteen minutes. Body parts … Continue reading

Tips to Avoid Frostbite – And Keep The Whiskey Corked

According to meteorologist Brian Lada, a fresh blast of arctic air will deliver some of the coldest weather in 20 years to the Midwest into the start of this week. (source) Some parts of Michigan dipped to -30 below with … Continue reading

List of GMO-Free Foods

Despite mandatory GMO labeling in more than 60 countries around the world, last year, a California ballot measure that would have required labeling of genetically modified/engineered food was narrowly defeated. (source) A similar measure in Washington state was also defeated … Continue reading

5 Powerful Reasons To Stop Using Antibacterial Soap

The vast majority of liquid antibacterial soaps and a significant percentage of bars use a chemical called triclosan as an active ingredient. As Smithsonian Magazine points out, triclosan was originally used strictly in hospital settings, and was adopted by manufacturers … Continue reading

Consumer Reports Compares Fast Food Ad Photos To Reality

After receiving complaints that fast foods are visually less attractive in person than in their ads, menus, billboards, or websites, Consumer Reports sent staffers to seven fast-food chains: Burger King, Dunkin’ Donuts, McDonald’s, Quiznos, Subway, Taco Bell, and Wendy’s. (source) Staffers … 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

Super Spicy Cheetos and Other Snacks Send Kids to ER

Most everyone knows spicy chips and snack foods have virtually no nutritive value, but now doctors are reporting these super spicy snacks are causing kids and some adults to go into the ER with gastritis, an inflamed stomach lining, or … 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

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

6 Stunning CDC Revelations About Restaurant Food

Forty-eight million people become ill and 3,000 die each year in the United States because of foodborne disease outbreaks. According to a 10-year CDC Surveillance report on Foodborne Disease Outbreaks in the United States, more than half of all foodborne … Continue reading

2nd Week Of Manhattan Fraud Trial in Huge Counterfeit Wine Case

Last week, Rudy Kurniawan, who accumulated one of the world’s premier wine collections worth more than 50,000 bottles of the most celebrated Bordeaux and Burgundy wines of the last century, went on trial in Manhattan federal court. (source) Kurniawan was … Continue reading

Sriracha Distribution Halted In The Ongoing Hot Sauce Saga

Sriracha hot sauce maker Huy Fong Foods just can’t seem to get a lucky break. The California Department of Public Health has begun enforcing stricter guidelines for the company by freezing shipments for a month. (source) The California health department … 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

Dirty Secrets Of Largest U.S. Food Distributor Sysco Exposed

In a disturbing investigative report conducted by NBC News, Sysco Corporation, one of the nation’s largest food distributors, was caught illegally storing steak, chicken, pork, milk, and produce in unrefrigerated storage sheds across Northern California. Houston-based Sysco Corporation is the … 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

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

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

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

The Skim Milk Scam

In 1980, the USDA’s first dietary guidelines suggested: “If you prefer whole milk to skim milk you can reduce your intake of fat from foods other than milk.” Then in 1985, the USDA recommended a switch to low-fat dairy as … Continue reading

Amazon’s New Futuristic 30-Minute Delivery System: Drones

Amazon envisions a future where shopping at brick and mortar stores are a thing of the past, and where Amazon’s deliveries are made within 30 minutes using drones, or unmanned aerial vehicles. (source) Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos calls … Continue reading

4 Restaurant Tips On Surviving An ICE Raid

According to QSRweb.com, a website reporting on news, events, and trends in the quick-service restaurant-industry, food service and high-tech manufacturing are among the industries being targeted for illegal hiring practices. The United States Immigrations Customs Enforcement (ICE) recently launched a … Continue reading