Tag Archives: food

Barilla Doesn’t Want Gay Customers

The Italy-based Barilla pasta company has made it clear that they don’t want gay customers. Guido Barilla, whose firm has almost half the Italian pasta market and a quarter of that in the US, told Italy’s La Zanzara radio show last night: “I would never do an advert with a homosexual family…if the gays don’t like it they can go …

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PETA: Chicken Causes Small Penises

PETA wrote to the organizers of this weekend’s National Chicken Wing Festival in Buffalo, New York: Dear Mr. Cerza: You may remember hearing from us a few years back, when we requested that you cancel the wing-eating competitions at the National Buffalo Wing Festival because of the cruelty inherent in poultry production. I’m reaching out again to ask you at …

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It’s National Donut Day

My celebration has already begun.

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Quote Of The Day – KS Sen. Jeff Melcher

“It seems to me we are encouraging the behavior of purchasing food and discouraging the behavior of purchasing anything else.” – GOP Kansas state Sen. Jeff Melcher, speaking in opposition to a bill that would reduce the sales tax on groceries. According to Melcher, lower taxes on food is a form of social engineering that will only cause people to …

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Twinkies To Return By Summer

Hostess Brands announced yesterday that they will return from bankruptcy and resume production by summer.  The company shut down last year during a union strike that became emblematic of corporate greed. “We expect to be making and selling in July,” Michael Cramer, executive vice president of Hostess Brands LLC, told NBC News. “Probably the later half of the month before …

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The Iron Lady Of Soft-Serve

The Atlantic mentions today that before she became a politician, Margaret Thatcher was part of a team that developed soft-serve ice cream. While Thatcher’s exact contribution to the effort remains, in a way that would foreshadow her future political career, a matter of controversy, her team ultimately succeeded. And the work resulted, ultimately, in the swirly stuff we know today …

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Gay Marriage Easter Bunnies

From Gayle’s Chocolates.  (Via JMG reader John)

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Alligator Is A Lent-Approved Fish

The Archbishop of New Orleans has ruled that it’s OK for Catholics to eat alligator during Lent. Because it’s a fish.  Via NPR: Catholics abstain from eating meat on Fridays during the time between Ash Wednesday and Easter, but seafood is allowed. Three years ago, when Jim Piculas was trying to settle a debate among his friends about whether gator …

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UK: Supermarket Chain Confirms “100% Horsemeat” In Products Labeled Beef

The Germany-based supermarket chain Aldi yesterday confirmed that some “beef” products recently pulled from shelves in Britain actually contained as much as 100% horsemeat. Horsemeat has also been found in beef-labeled products in several other British chains. The Guardian reports: The Metropolitan police said in a statement it was not carrying out a criminal investigation. “Although we have met with …

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VSauce On The Five-Second Rule

From one of YouTube’s most popular educational channels, here’s a wonky explanation of why the five-second rule doesn’t necessarily work.

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Food Trucks Head For NYC [UPDATED]

Food relief is coming to Manhattan and other parts of NYC still without power.  Gothamist has the early details: Red Cross Communications Officer Michael de Vulpillieres emails us to say that 35 emergency response vehicles “stocked with food, snacks, water and clean up supplies” are headed to the city, and will fan out to serve communities affected by Sandy. “We …

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NYC Food Relief Info

Occupy Wall Street activists have established several drop-off points for folks wishing to get food into the blackout zones across New York City.  More information is being posted on the Facebook page Occupy Sandy Relief NYC.  Food and money can also be donated to Food Bank NYC, whose warehouse on Hunt’s Point was flooded during the storm. Cash donations can …

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You’ve Got Sam Kass

Another from AOL’s “You’ve Got” series. Because hello.

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The Diabetes-Alzheimer’s Connection

An interesting item from the New York Times food blogger. Diabetes causes complications too numerous to mention, but they include heart disease, which remains our No. 1 killer. And when the cells in your brain become insulin-resistant, you start to lose memory and become disoriented. You even might lose aspects of your personality. In short, it appears, you develop Alzheimer’s. …

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The Popinator

“The one thing that never changes is how people get it in their mouths.” This is an invention by Popcorn Indiana.(Tipped by JMG reader Blair)

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RNC Attendees Wail About Food Prices

Attendees at the Republican convention are shocked about the food prices and have taken their outrage to Twitter. Obviously none of them have dined in an airport. I expect we’ll see similar prices in Charlotte.

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They’re Farmers And They Grow It

Over 3.2M YouTube views already.

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Kraft Issues Statement On Rainbow Oreo

“We are excited to illustrate what is making history today in a fun and playful way. Kraft Foods has a proud history of celebrating diversity and inclusiveness. We feel the OREO ad is a fun reflection of our values. There has been a lot of buzz about the image, and it shows how relevant OREO is to people even after …

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It’s National Donut Day

Bloomberg wants your Big Gulp but he didn’t mind issuing a proclamation recognizing today as National Donut Day.

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NYC Vs Philly

Is everybody buying this? Via Gothamist.

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