Category Archives: Food & Drink

Cilantro haters unite!

Cilantro haters unite! About 15 hundred years ago, people started thinking it was cute to add loathsome cilantro to my favorite cuisines: Indian, Thai, Indonesian, and Mexican. For years, I’ve been hoping that reports would come out announcing that cilantro … Continue reading

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Splitting hares: Pets or meat?

Splitting hares: Pets or meat? Save the bunny, there is no other animal in western culture that we regard as pet, pest and protein in almost equal measure Tony Atherton | The Ottawa Citizen Have some sympathy for Peter Cottontail … Continue reading

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Non-Dairy Whipped Topping? That was Rich.

Non-Dairy Whipped Topping?  That was Rich. Robert Rich, inventor of frozen non-dairy topping, died on February 15th, aged 92 As sales presentations go, the one Robert Rich gave in Long Island, New York, in the summer of 1945 was one … Continue reading

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100 year old Corn Flakes

Kellogg’s Corn Flakes turns 100 years old in 2006. 100 years ago, the Kellogg brothers changed the way North Americans and the world ate breakfast. From the Kellogg’s web site: “In 1906, W.K. Kellogg entered the cereal business, as American eating … Continue reading

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No Snickers, It’s Healthy Chocolate

No Snickers, It’s Healthy Chocolate Seen at Doggy Style: Mars Inc., the company that makes Milky Way, M&M’s, and Whiskas cat food, is about to launch heart healthy chocolate. Called CocoaVia, the dark chocolate is high in flavanols, an antioxidant … Continue reading

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Eat a Seal, Please.

Apparently, that 130 year old French bombshell Bardot has nothing better to do again, and has rejoined her vocal displeasure at the annual seal hunt off the coast of Newfoundland. This means it’s time for my usual response — a counter-protest … Continue reading

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Toasting Toast

Toasting Toast Apparently, it’s the 100th anniversary of the invention of the electric toaster this month. I found the following article at the Grain Foods Foundation (via Dr. Toast’s Amazing  World of Toast).   DENVER, CO – It’s the world’s … Continue reading

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HOW TO make a PC out of gingerbread

HOW TO make a PC out of gingerbread This Swedish website has step-by-step photo-illustrated instructions for building a detailed, accurate model of a PC motherboard out of gingerbread, gumdrops, and the like. It’s amazingly detailed — separate gingerbread RAM, heat-sink, … Continue reading

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Salmon-flavored soda, anyone?

Salmon-flavored soda, anyone? Jones Soda adds a Pacific Northwest twist to its Thanksgiving flavors, and it smells fishy. CNN/Reuters For beverage connoisseurs tired of turkey-and-gravy or green-beans-and-casserole-flavored sodas, there’s a new choice being offered this year by specialty U.S. soda … Continue reading

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San Francisco in Jell-o

San Francisco in Jell-o   Posted Thu Nov 3rd, 2005

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Watermelons = Dinosaur Eggs

When (for some strange reason) watermelons are packaged as dinosaur eggs, they suddenly become twice as appealing. Cheaper by the dozen? Yum! Link (via Bubblegum Fink) See also: Prehistoric Oatmeal atQuaker Oats.     Posted Thu Sep 8th,  2005

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Krispy Kreme down to a half-dozen stores in Canada

CBC News The lineups and the media buzz are gone, and so are most of its stores. Krispy Kreme, which entered Canada with a bang, has shriveled to a half-dozen doughnut stores. KremeKo Inc., which has exclusive franchise in every … Continue reading

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Inventor of TV Dinner dies at 83

First TV dinners drew hate mail from husbands   PHOENIX, Arizona (AP) — Gerry Thomas, who changed the way Americans eat — for better or worse — with his invention of the TV Dinner during the baby boom years, has … Continue reading

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Tattooed Fruit Is Coming

Run for the hills!   Laser coding could mean the end of those tiny stubborn stickers that have to be picked, scraped or yanked off produce. A pear is just a pear, except when it is also a laser-coded information … Continue reading

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