Articles Archive for April 2009
Spam in a can, win. Tuna in a can, win. Soup in a can, win. Hamburger in a can, fail. Whole chicken in a can, epic fail. There are foods that belong in a can, and then once in a while, a product comes along that makes us question, WTF?
Well, let’s start out with the Cheeseburger in a Can.
This product was making the blog waves early last year, and the folks at AVClub.com managed to get their hands on one from Ebay. A few initial reactions before the taste testers …
I don’t know when this bacon revolution started, and it seems to be gaining momentum. Is bacon the new juggernaut of meats? Well, if you’re the person who can’t live without bacon, then here’s a product that you can use to baconize pretty much anything.
Introducing Squeez Bacon.
Vilhelm Lillefläsk’s Squeez Bacon® is fully cooked 100% bacon. Due to the patented electro-mechanical process by which Squeez Bacon® is rendered, it requires no preservatives or other additives. Each serving is as healthy as real bacon, and equivalent to 4 premium slices of …
Well, New York has succeeded in banning trans fats, in making restaurants post calories on menus, and now, maybe in limiting the amount of salt used in food.
New York takes lead in setting salt limits
City confers with restaurants, food makers
By STEPHANIE NANO
NEW YORK — First, it was a ban on artery-clogging trans fats. Then calories were posted on menus. Now the New York City health department is taking on salt.
City officials are meeting with food makers and restaurants to discuss reducing the amount of salt in common foods …
Are dried fruits just as good as fresh fruits? From WHFoods.com
The answer is simple. When you dry fruits, you lose more than just water. You also lose nutrients. For example, when it comes to berries, much of their uniqueness is derived from their phytonutrients. Flavonoids like peonidin, petunidin, malvidin, and many others found in berries are susceptible to damage from heat, light, oxygen, and time-since-harvest. While some drying processes are harsher than others, no drying process can leave the phytonutrient content of these berries significantly unchanged.
Since fruits lose water …
Well folks, McDonald’s is at it again. After failed attempts with the Arch Deluxe and the McLean, the world’s number one restaurant chain is banking on the 1/3lb Angus burger. The new burger is slated for national release this August and will sell for $3.99, which I believe is an acceptable price for Angus beef.
McDonald’s will still be using electric grill-top fryers to cook the burgers, so you can count out on that char-broiled taste.
I read this article on Tipnut and I had to give it a try. You know what, it actually works. I used lemons and my fridge smells nice and fresh when I open it.
Here’s a neat tip sent in by Paulina for one of the most natural and easiest to make air fresheners I’ve come across yet…
I picked this tip up from a local newspaper some years ago and I’ve been using it ever since, I just love the smell of oranges:
Cut an orange in half and remove the pulp;
Anyone with a grill can prepare a sizzling cut of restaurant quality
Wednesday, April 22, 2009 2:56 AM
By Robin Davis
THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH
A steak dinner costs upward of $75 at some of the upscale steakhouses in town.
For a fraction of the price, why not treat yourself to the same meal at home?
“The big thing is to start with something good and prepare it right,” said John Williams, owner of Weiland’s Gourmet Market in the Clintonville neighborhood.
Buying a high-quality steak is key, but finding the best cut isn’t always easy. Cuts from …
Amino acids search turns up ethyl formate
Updated: Wednesday, 22 Apr 2009, 9:51 AM CDT
Published : Wednesday, 22 Apr 2009, 9:33 AM CDT
By FRANK CARNEVALE, Special Contributor
BONN, Germany – Scientists searching space for evidence of amino acids, the molecules that are basic to life, found instead a substance called ethyl formate, a chemical responsible for the flavor of raspberries.
According to The Guardian scientists from the Max Planck Institute for Radio Astronomy found the raspberry-related substance after sifting through radiation signals coming from the Milky Way galaxy.
“It does happen to give …
Genius ideas often come out of nowhere, and there’s nothing to write it down on except for a napkin. Colin O’Dowd has taken this notion to mind and has come up with the Graphkin. Now you can jot down your designs and ideas, and draw them out to scale! I know, it’s not that exciting, but a neat idea none-the-less.
2ply recycled paper napkins
330 x 330mm
12 per pack
Great ideas start here