Archive for December 2008

A Waste of Perfectly Good Ice Cream in '42 Ways to Kill Hitler' [video]

Inspired by the upcoming Tom Cruise film Valkyrie, National Geographic ran a program called 42 Ways to Kill Hitler (website). Mind you, the show's title is a little deceiving, because they don't actually go into all 42 attempts on Adolf Hitler's life, but only a few.
In one segment, to test a theory about one such [...]

Avant Lard: Fat by Jennifer McLagan [cookbook review]

The title of Jennifer McLagan's new cookbook pretty much says it all: Fat (buy at Amazon). A glance at the cover — a white-marbled shank of meat and that single word floating in large letters — you know exactly what you're getting into. But, as these things go, there's also that pesky subtitle, in smaller [...]

Gwyneth Paltrow Squirms at the Death of a Lobster [video]

We've said it before, and we'll say it again: Spain... on the Road Again has its moments. But at other times, there are these weird little interludes that have nothing to do with the food of Spain, and instead, are more about the celebrities themselves. So there are segments that involve Gwyneth Paltrow, who's "pretty [...]

Obesity Epidemic Hits Zoo Animals

The News & Observer reports on a recent symposium at North Carolina State University dealing with overweight zoo animals:
Gorillas in the wild live on a bulky, low-calorie diet of such things as leaves, shoots and bark, but in zoos are often fed specially formulated biscuits.
The biscuits offer nutrition, but aren't bulky and don't fill up [...]

Meatwad Reveals His Origins

Meatwad from Aqua Teen Hunger Force, in an interview with Wired, reveals his origins: Do you remember the animal(s) from which you were originally ground?
Meatwad: I've got a tough side, and a sweet side, like Mr. T. So they probably ground up some mighty beasts, like two lions and a cobra. Then something cute. A [...]

Paula Deen's Snowman Made Out of Butter [video]

Paula's Party is completely unwatchable unless you're on some serious pain medication. Luckily we were! We managed to catch the show this weekend, where she had a snowman made out of butter.
In one of the few cases of censorship on the Food Network we can imagine, guest Danny Boone (of Rescue Chef) had his words [...]

Andy Hayler Eats at all 68 of the World's Three Michelin-Starred Restaurants

The Telegraph UK reports on Andy Hayler, a British businessman-turned food critic who claims to have eaten at all 68 of the world's three Michelin-starred restaurants: "His total dining bill amounted to about £15,000, plus a similar amount on travel and accommodation as he traveled to 10 countries spread across Europe, Asia and America."

Mind-Blowing Food Safety Music Parodies

Okay, people. This is, bar none, the best thing I have ever found on the internet: Dr. Carl Winter's Food Safety Songs.
Dr. Winter is the Weird Al of the food set — he picks up popular music and rewrites the lyrics to be about e. coli, pesticides, mad cow disease, and the importance of washing [...]

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