Articles Archive for May 2009
I’m late with this post. Well, not late, more like I forgot.
Dates :: May 16 – May 17, 2009
Time :: 9:30AM – 6:30PM
Admission :: Free. Location: Ninth Avenue, between 37th and 57th Streets
Description :: Taste what Hell’s Kitchen is cooking at this annual food festival, where restaurants and outdoor vendors serve up food to suit every taste. The 20-block gastronomic extravaganza features cuisine from Greece, Brazil, Italy, Morocco, Senegal, Ukraine, Thailand and everywhere in between, with music and dancing to match.
By Roland Buerk
BBC News, Tokyo
The Japanese are eating more meat than seafood, according to a new report from the government.
Figures show that in 2006, for the first time, the Japanese preferred meat over sushi. And in 2007 their appetite for meat increased even further.
The study said that changing lifestyles were responsible, with parents finding meat dishes quicker to prepare.
The government suggests supermarkets hold fish cookery demonstrations to help protect the seafood industry.
Despite these recent trends, people in Japan still eat more fish than those in any other major industrialised nation. …
BACKGROUND: If you’re looking to slim down, there are plenty of foods out there to halt your diet success. Some of the worst to consume include:
1. Cheese fries: According to the book Eat This, Not That, an order of Aussie cheese fries with Ranch dressing from Outback Steakhouse contains 2,900 calories and 182 grams of fat. It’s on the Men’s Health “20 worst foods” list. The authors say this order is equivalent to eating 14 Krispy Kreme doughnuts before your dinner arrives.
2. Fried desserts: Fried desserts are another “worst” …
I was watching Everyday Italian and noticed that Giada was no longer using the Global Chef’s Knife anymore. In it’s place was the Shun Ken Onion Chef’s Knife. For those unfamiliar with Shun, it is recognized as one of the sharpest and top knife brands. Here’s a bit of detail on how the knives are constructed.
The wavy pattern on our blades is called a Damascus look; what gives it that pattern are 16 layers of SUS410 High Carbon Stainless Steel pounded to 3/1000th of an inch and then “clad” …
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Here’s an oldie but a goodie. It’s simple, nutritious, and tasty.
3 cups of frozen broccoli florets
3 garlic cloves
1.5 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
dash of salt
pinch of pepper
Chop the garlic into evenly sliced chips. This lets them brown evenly.
Heat up the pan on low heat and add the olive oil. Once the oil is hot, add in the garlic. Cook until the half of the garlic starts to brown. Remove from heat and let the garlic cook until the color turns golden. If the garlic turns dark brown, it’s overcooked …
Posted: 05/14/2009 08:46:02 AM PDT
Updated: 05/14/2009 08:46:03 AM PDT
Rising U.S. sales of acai, a purple Amazon berry promoted as a “superfood” on Oprah Winfrey’s Web site, are depriving Brazilian jungle dwellers of a protein-rich nutrient they’ve relied on for generations.
U.S. consumers are turning a “a typical poor people’s food into something like a delicacy,” said Oscar Nogueira, who specializes in the fruit at Embrapa, Brazil’s agricultural research company.
Spending on acai-based products by Americans seeking to lose weight, gain energy or slow aging doubled to $104 million last year, …
More than ever, pork needs your help. The fear of a H1N1 swine flu pandemic has caused a decreased consumption of pork. Despite the fact that the virus can’t be transmitted from eating pork, people aren’t taking chances. Well, let me tell you this, if you don’t eat park, the swine flu wins!
Yeah, that’s not too convincing, but how about this tidbit? According to the new book Fat by Jennifer McLagan, 45% of bacon fat is monounsaturated, meaning it aids in lowering bad cholesterol levels. What’s more, the fat is …
Before you read this post, go ahead and list out what you think are the top ten most common ingredients in fast food. Here’s my list, in no particular order. Beef, chicken, bread, ketchup, mustard, lettuce, tomatoes, onions, mayo, and salt.
Based on the list from HowStuffWorks.com, only 2 of the items I listed matched those listed on the website. The findings might surprise you.
10. Citric Acid – used as a preservative
9. High-fructose Corn Syrup – a cheap sweetener
8. Caramel Color – a color additive
7. Salt – makes the food tasty
Salt, once a form of currency and touted as a contributing factor in the development of civilization, might cause the end of today’s civilization. The Center of Science in the Public Interest released a new report today warning about the unsafe levels of sodium in chain restaurant meals, and the numbers are staggering.
We all go out to eat, whether it be taking a break from cooking at home, or just going out to enjoy with others, seldom do we think about what goes into the ingredients in the food …
The release of Bakon, the bacon flavored vodka, doesn’t surprise me. What’s surprising is, what took so long? For most of us in the states, this item is going to be hard to come by. Limited quantities are available in only four states so far. Who are the lucky states? Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and Montana. Production expansion will be based on demand, and I hope demand is far exceeding supply. We need this stuff in the East Coast!
Bakon Vodka is a superior quality potato vodka with a savory bacon flavor. …