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Kraft Confesses: “We Use Genetically Engineered Bovine Growth Hormone”

According to the Organic Consumers Association (OCA), a non-profit grassroots organization campaigning for health, and the exploration of crucial issues of food safety, industrial agriculture, and genetic engineering, Kraft has admitted to using milk from rBST and rBGH (recombinant bovine growth hormones) supplemented cow … Continue reading

10 Reasons Your Kid Should Not Drink Soda

Last year a Gallup poll revealed that 48 percent of surveyed Americans drink soft drinks on a daily basis. Seven percent of those surveyed claimed they drink four or more sodas a day. Rates of soda consumption were higher with … Continue reading

How To I.D. Genetically Modified Food at the Supermarket

Not many consumers realize that the FDA does not require genetically modified food to be labeled. That’s because the FDA has decided that you, dear consumer, don’t care if the tomato you’re eating has been cross bred with frog genes … Continue reading

Beef Grading System Determines Market Price

Blame it all on Christopher Columbus.  Legend has it that the famous explorer brought cattle with him on his second voyage to the New World in 1493.  Thus began America’s love affair with beef. Whether  your preference is filet mignon … Continue reading

Where to Celebrate Greek Orthodox Easter in NY

For those of you who don’t know it, I liked with Greeks for over 15 years. My mom married a Greek gentleman (didn’t end so well), but we ate incredibly well during that time. Easter was one of my favorite … Continue reading

Easter Meals You Can Plan

Easter is indeed a time to have some fun. It is a special occasion for many Americans. Think about Easter bunnies, Easter egg hunts, and, most importantly, the Easter meal. Now, preparing the Easter meal can be a very strenuous … Continue reading

Eggs Benedict Day

“How do you like your eggs?” While I personally enjoy the taste of soft-boiled eggs seasoned with a little rock salt, I also appreciate the artistry and flavor that comes from other egg preparations. There was one time when I … Continue reading

Caymus Vineyards

I’m sure you’re familiar with Caymus wine. Caymus is Napa royalty, known for their gorgeous reds and for the many generations of wine makers they have produced, but did you know their whites are kick ass wines? Damn right they are. I … Continue reading

Fun Easter Treats

Easter is just around the block, and since it is Easter, there would be an Easter party. Just the mention of Easter would bring back good old memories of Easter egg hunts, chocolate cakes, pies, and other sweet treats for … Continue reading

Greek Easter

I grew up Roman Catholic, but was lucky enough to have had a diverse life and learn about many other religions. When my mom married a Greek man, I was blessed to learn all about their delicious foods. One of … Continue reading

Meals to Prepare During Passover

Passover is a very important Jewish celebration. It is a time to give thanks, as the Jewish history cite this occasion as an important time of their lives. Prayers are made, passages in the Bible read, and families come together … Continue reading

12 Year-old McDonald’s Burger Shows No Sign of Decay

Our intrigue regarding the eternal shelf life of a McDonald’s hamburger began after reading of New York photographer Sally Davies’ exploits involving a Happy Meal Project: Davies purchased a Happy Meal, and perched the McDonald’s hamburger and french fries on … Continue reading

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

10 Revolting Additives You Won’t Believe Are In Your Food

The majority of our food supply is contaminated with GMO’s, pesticides, and antibiotics, but many manufactured foods are also laced with a plethora of synthetic chemicals, from food colorants that increase the risks of cancer, hyperactivity in children and allergic … Continue reading

100 Best Restaurants in The World

Every year, Elite Traveler, a luxury lifestyle magazine that calls itself “the private jet lifestyle magazine,” publishes its ranking of the world’s top 100 restaurants. The magazine’s readers have a median household income of $2.28 million, a group considered by … Continue reading

9 Ways To Save Money on Organic Food

Food prices have increased the largest since 2011, and have more than doubled the 1.4 percent increase posted last year, according to USDA data. Bacon posted the largest percentage increase, up 12 percent, followed by ground chuck, which rose 10 … Continue reading

Giant Rats Nibble on Croissants at Manhattan Dunkin’ Donuts (VIDEO)

The Gothamist first reported on giant rats [see video] scampering through baked goods at a Manhattan Dunkin’ Donuts. A 52-year-old Bronx resident, who asked to be identified as “Pjayone,” recorded the clips with his cellphone camera. (source) Pjayone then uploaded … Continue reading

Colorado Kids Raiding Parents’ Pot-Laced Brownies

In the fifties and sixties, kids raided their parents’ liquor cabinet, but in 21st century Colorado, kids are scarfing down mom and dad’s pot-laced cookies, brownies, and chocolate bars. (source) In January, Colorado permitted special stores to sell marijuana to … Continue reading

The 8 Best New Restaurants In Las Vegas

As part of the Taste Tour of Las Vegas hosted by the Harrah’s group of resorts, a few years back, FriendsEAT co-founders Antonio Evans and Blanca Valbuena dined at Jimmy Buffet’s Margaritaville. Blanca characterized Margaritaville as more of a throwback … Continue reading

Top 20 In The Fast-Food Breakfast War Competition

According to data from food research and consulting firm Technomic, McDonald’s has historically dominated the fast-food breakfast segment with $10 billion in restaurant sales for 2012. That figure accounted for nearly one-third of the $31.7 billion in breakfast sales that … Continue reading

34 Insane Baseball Stadium Foods You Can Make At Home

Spring is here and that means baseball and all that insanely delicious stadium food. According to the National Hot Dog & Sausage Council, in 1893, sausages became the standard fare at baseball parks. This tradition is believed to have been … 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

11 Types of Pig-Free Bacon That Will Blow Your Mind

America is in love with bacon which has become an irresistible obsession thanks to the Internet and progressive chefs like Heston Blumenthal, who popularized dishes such as Smoked Bacon-and-egg Ice Cream. But as The Daily Meal points out, there are … Continue reading

22 Cultural Varieties of Chicken Soup To Feed The Soul

While the Chinese consume more chicken soup than any other culture, this savory soup has long been referred to in the Ashkenazic Jewish culture as Jewish Penicillin and a sworn cure of all maladies. Some studies indicate components in chicken … Continue reading

Chef’s Recipes: Kevin Thiele’s Award-Winning Chili Recipe

Chef Kevin Thiele is a graduate of Johnson and Wales University. He started working as a line cook at Hotel Viking’s One Bellevue in 2004. His talent, hard work, and passion for cooking moved him up the kitchen ladder in … 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

The 10 Most Dangerous Foods You Can Eat

These aren’t forbidden foods, such as raw milk and horse meat, or foods that have been banned like haggis and Mirabelle Plums. These are 10 exotic food items that might look tempting, but according to Conde Nast Traveler they could … Continue reading

36 Heavenly Pastries You’ve Never Heard Of

Pastries were first created by the ancient Egyptians. The classical period of ancient Greece and Rome enjoyed pastries made with almonds, flour, honey and seeds. After the introduction of sugar in Europe, a large variety of new pastry recipes were … Continue reading

17 Exciting Ways to Devour Bacon

During the last thirty years, America’s affinity for bacon has moved from mild obsession to bacon mania, thanks in large part to the Internet and progressive chefs like Heston Blumenthal, who popularized dishes rooted in molecular gastronomy such as Smoked … Continue reading

15 Outrageously Delicious Crock Pot Recipes

Slow cookers or Crock Pots have been around since the 1970s and achieved popularity because women entering the work force could set the Crock Pot to start cooking dinner in the morning before going to work. The prolonged cooking in … Continue reading

Do You Find These 3-D Printed Foods Appealing?

Although 3-D food printing technology is still in its infancy, two consumer products are expected to launch in the second half of this year using semi-liquified food substances that squirt through a 3D printer. With the Foodini countertop food printer … Continue reading

11 Popular Fast Foods You’ll Never Have To Buy Again

Doctors and dietitians warn us incessantly about the risks in eating fast food. But in spite of all the dire admonitions, many of us continue to enjoy an occasional burger and fries for one very good reason — fast food … Continue reading

48 Brilliant Kitchen Tips To Save Money And Time

The best way to eat healthy and save money is to cook all of your food at home. Here are 48 ingenious tips that will save you loads of time and money in the kitchen, inspired by Buzzfeed. (Click ‘Next’ … Continue reading

10 Best Beer and Wine Drinking Bicycles

The European trade publication “The Drinks Business” has assembled an amusing collection of unique bicycles. While most bikes are designed for speed or rough terrain, these bicycles are devoted to the ease and convenience of transporting your favorite beer and … Continue reading

5 Ways to Shoot Food Photos Like a Pro With Your Phone

No matter where they may be, foodies who appreciate a beautifully arranged plate of food are tempted to grab their smartphone and start shooting. (source) FriendsEAT co-founder Blanca Valbuena has a natural gift for food photography and has compulsively snapped … Continue reading

The 7 Most Harmful Ingredients in Food

None of us wantonly exposes our bodies, or our children’s bodies, to the harmful chemicals in processed foods. But with more than 3,000 food additives such as preservatives, flavorings, colors and other ingredients added to US foods, it’s difficult to … Continue reading

Sample Spanish Cuisine With 17 Luscious Tapas Recipes

Spanish tapas are the equivalent of appetizers here in America. But in Spain, tapas have developed into a sophisticated cuisine in which many different tapas are sometimes combined to make a full meal. In fact, dining on tapas is a … Continue reading

The Top 38 Pizza Parlors In New York City

To suggest Scott Wiener is obsessed with pizza is an understatement. He maintains the world’s largest archive of unique pizza boxes, and his writing appears online at Serious Eats and on his blog, Scott’s Pizza Journal. He holds the Guinness … Continue reading

A Star Is Born With Lémonesse Organic Bottled Lemon Water

When dining out, or even relaxing at home, lemon water is a great alternative to soft drinks or sparkling beverages. (source) Lemons are rich in vitamins and minerals, and including the juice from lemons in your diet is an easy … Continue reading

Celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day With These 19 Delicious Recipes

In the early seventeenth century, Saint Patrick’s Day was an official Christian feast day and commemorates Saint Patrick, and the arrival of Christianity in Ireland. Saint Patrick’s Day is also a celebration of the heritage and culture of the Irish … Continue reading