Tag Archives: food

Open Thread Thursday

What’s delicious? Share your personal specialties and recipes.

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Meat Beat Manifesto

Via the USDA’s Food Environment Atlas. Lots more maps at the link.

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LGA Reading Material

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Study Claims Americans Waste 40% Of The Food That They Purchase

A new study that measures the amount of the American food supply and what is actually eaten claims that we throw out 40% of the food we purchase. U.S. residents are wasting food like never before. While many Americans feast on turkey and all the fixings today, a new study finds food waste per person has shot up 50 percent …

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Shocking Report Shows That Buttery Food And Soda Is Fattening

According to the Center for Science in the Nanny State, everybody should stop eating movie popcorn immediately. CBS reports on a study by the Center for Science and Public Interest that analyzed nutritional makeup of movie popcorn; the results are eye-opening. Consuming a medium size popcorn and soda is the equivalent of eating three Quarter Pounders from McDonald’s, along with …

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Shepard Smith: The Donut Burger Is A Sign Of Apocalypse

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Donut Burger Comes To New England

This 1500-calorie Krispy Kreme + cheeseburger item was a huge hit this weekend at a state fair in Massachusetts. Popularized by celebrity chef Paula Deen, the Craz-E-Burger is also known as The Luther, for the late Luther Vandross, who some credit with inventing it. Krispy Kremes and cheeseburgers are two of my favorite things in the world, but even I …

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It’s International Bacon Day

How will you celebrate?

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The Vendy Awards Like Gay Ice Cream

NYC’s Big Gay Ice Cream Truck, which I mentioned here in June, is up for a Vendy Award, an honor granted to the best of Gotham’s street vendors. “Doug’s soft serve is anything but vanilla. Big Gay Ice Cream Truck has a unique and always-changing menu of toppings like curried coconut, wasabi pea dust, trix, sea salt and extra virgin …

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Today In Frivolous Lawsuits

A man has filed suit against Denny’s because he shocked, SHOCKED, that the Meat Lover’s Scramble (which features two eggs with chopped bacon, diced ham, crumbled sausage, Cheddar cheese, plus two bacon strips, two sausage links, hash browns, and two pancakes) has 5,690 milligrams of sodium. Nick Benedetto, 48, says he has eaten at Denny’s for years and now has …

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E Coli: Nestle Recalls Cookie Dough Items

Nestle has ordered a recall of all its Toll House cookie dough products after some customers contracted E. coli from eating the raw dough. In a statement, the FDA said there have been 66 reports of illness across 28 states since March. About 25 people have been hospitalized, but no one has died. E. coli is a potentially deadly bacterium …

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The Big Gay Ice Cream Truck

New to Gotham, the Big Gay Ice Cream Truck. Via Serious Eats: Rainbow sprinkles might mean something a little different on a soft serve cone from The Big Gay Ice Cream Truck. Doug Quint, a New York-based bassoonist who just finished coursework for his musical arts doctorate at CUNY, is rolling out his playful new mobile dessert business as soon …

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NYC: Bye Bye Balducci’s

Gotham’s foodies are crying in their $40/lb goat cheese over the news that both of NYC’s fancy-schmancy Balducci’s are closing. Balducci’s, the storied high-end grocery chain that first opened in Greenwich Village 63 years ago, is closing its two Manhattan locations at the end of the month. Balducci’s is probably best remembered by New Yorkers for its store on Sixth …

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Meal O’Bama

A street-meat vendor named Mohammed has opened a new Herald Square location celebrating a wee slice of the heritage of our Irish-Kenyan-Hawaiian-Indonesian-NotAmerican president. Is chicken shawarma an Irish dish? MidtownLunch wonders how long it will before Fox News crows: “Muslim Street Vendors Support Obama!”

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Morning View – Shake Shack

I posted a Morning View of Madison Square Park’s Shake Shack a couple of years ago, but today’s is just to show that Gothamites are willing to stand in a one to three hour line for their Shack burgers, even when it’s 40 degrees outside. (You can check the status of the line on their live cam.) Next month Shake …

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Scanwiches

If you work in downtown Manhattan, you might enjoy Scanwiches, a site devoted to scanned photos of sandwiches made by the various lunchtime eateries below Houston Street. The above photo there is captioned “Parisi Bakery: Salami, Cheddar, Lettuce, Roasted Red Pepper, Oil and Vinegar on a seeded roll.” (Via Jen Chung @ Gothamist)

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The Bacontarian

Continuing my rash of bacon-related posts: Mystery Science Theater 3000 host Mike Nelson is halfway through his pledge to eat nothing but bacon for the month of February. Here’s how he announced the stunt on January 31st: For the entire month of February, 2009, I, Michael J. Nelson will eat nothing but bacon. Nothing, my friends, but bacon. Why? Because …

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Deliciously Gross Food

Unrelated to today’s open thread, you may want to check out This Is Why You’re Fat for photos of “deliciously gross food.” Yeah, I can see myself trying this Krispy Kreme sloppy joe.

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The Bacon Explosion

The hottest Super Bowl recipe on the internet: the Bacon Explosion. For a nation seeking unity, a recipe has swept the Internet that seems to unite conservatives and liberals, gun owners and foodies, carnivores and … well, not vegetarians and health fanatics. Certainly not the vegetarians and health fanatics. This recipe is the Bacon Explosion, modestly called by its inventors …

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Ladies & Gentlemen…Baconnaise

Sadly, there must not be real bacon in it, because it’s kosher.

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