If you've been to a seafood restaurant or market, you probably saw a tank full of live lobsters, waiting to be eaten. Some places even let you pick out the lobsters you want to eat. But why are lobsters boiled alive and not other animals like pigs or chickens? The answer may surprise you, and it's more than just about the taste.
Monday, May 14th 2018 (12:00am)
The stars were brightly shining in Durham, North Carolina, when three women obsessed with Jell-O mounted a pop-up museum exhibition of molded foods. Your grandmama's green "congealed salad" was one thing - but you've never seen the likes of these creations from chefs, home cooks, and one punk-rock bass player.
According to Nancy Zucker, director of the Duke Center for Eating Disorders, in a sample of 2,600 adults who identified themselves as picky eaters, 75 percent reported that the pattern started in childhood.
On a recent afternoon, an Oscar Mayer representative sent me an email alerting me to a new innovation in the hot dog-eating space: putting peanut butter on hot dogs. The rep claimed it was a growing trend. I was shocked and confused, but mostly disappointed in myself for not having heard of the practice sooner. A quick search on Twitter proved that the peanut butter-topped hot dog was, in fact, a thing.
Monday, Feb 12th 2018 (12:00am)
The B-52s brought you a Rock Lobster. Now they are introducing Love Shack Shakes. The quirky new wave band out of Athens, Georgia, has teamed up with Shake Shack to create a strawberry blonde milkshake topped with whipped cream and glitter sprinkles, according to their Facebook and Twitter accounts.
Thursday, Feb 1st 2018 (12:00am) | Thanks: jedi clampett
We have all heard by now about the Tide Pods Challenge and how toxic this viral nonsense has become. Well, here is a donut shop in North Carolina that has crafted oilycakes that look like the detergent packets.
Tuesday, Jan 23rd 2018 (3:19pm)
John Gilchrist, the child actor best-known as Mikey from Life cereal's most notable commercial, was tossing around a baseball in 1979 when his mom got a bizarre phone call from a stranger in tears.
"I'm so sorry to hear about your son!" the woman wailed.
"What do you mean?" Gilchrist's mother shot back. "He's at the park -- he just came home from school."
Tuesday, Dec 26th 2017 (12:00am)
In the cold-war craze of the 50's, the government was faced with many survival decisions, including just what to feed all the huddled masses in their underground bunkers and shelters. After much study, they hit upon bulgur wheat, a key ingredient in middle-Eastern cuisine and an especially hardy and common grain. From that, 20 billion pounds of all-purpose survival crackers came into being.
You've probably heard the warning every year since you were a kid: Don't eat those little silver balls on your Christmas cookies, because they’re "poisonous." Those small round decorations are officially called silver dragées - dragée being the general term for a tiny confectionery coated in hard sugar - and they've been haunting the Food and Drug Administration for over a century.
Tuesday, Dec 12th 2017 (12:00am)
I hate to say it but this fake burger actually tastes like meat. Not at all like the frozen soy protein isolate. It smells, tastes, and yes... bleeds just like a real beef hamburger.
It was a little dry, but I've been a carnivore for years and you really could have fooled me.
Friday, Nov 10th 2017 (12:00am)
F. Nephi Grigg had an unbeatable scheme. Nephi and his brother Golden had travelled 2,883 miles from the tiny Oregon border town where they ran their frozen potato company to the white sparkling sands of Miami Beach. In his bag he had carried 15 pounds of his new creation all the way from Oregon, and he wanted them cooked and served. The golden potatoes had been cut into bite-sized pieces and fried, and they were a hit. Tater Tots were born.
You love cotton candy. No, no really love cotton candy. You cannot wait until the carnival comes to town. You're just jonesing for some cotton candy.
Make your own. Simple home construction videos.
Basic: Cardboard box, jar lid, soda can, wooden dowel, and some tools.
Add a power drill: You can skip after seeing the first 15 seconds.
Repurposing a blender: More power tools.
And your own DIY job: This seems the most polished of the bunch.
Jell-O or gelatin salads were often called congealed salads at Southern tables and were fixtures at big Sunday suppers. Atlanta chef Linton Hopkins, an eighth-generation Georgian, recalls their importance during his own childhood. Hopkins created a modern version of his childhood salad using Coca-Cola as a sweetener along with fresh mayonnaise, pickled horseradish and Vidalia onions.
Thursday, Aug 10th 2017 (12:01am) | Thanks: birdy
For his latest personal food challenge, San Jose, California-based professional competitive eater Matt "Megatoad" Stonie tests how quickly he can eat 203 chocolate chip Chips Ahoy cookies and drink one gallon of milk, which totals a whopping 12,800 calories.
Saturday, Jul 29th 2017 (1:29am)
Starting August 7, fans everywhere can have their own Taco Bell wedding, which they can walk in and order right off the Las Vegas Cantina menu. Ringing in at $600, the wedding package is complete with a ceremony performed by an ordained officiant, a private reception area for up to 15 guests, custom merchandise for the bride and groom, Taco Bell branded champagne flutes, a Taco 12 Pack, a Cinnabon Delights cake and, last but certainly not least, a sauce packet bouquet.
Friday, Jun 30th 2017 (12:00am)
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