Archive for ‘Food’

September 6, 2011

Coffee Jerks

by Vince


TDW sums this mash-up well:

Coffee commercials from the 50s seem to share a running theme: They all should have ended with “then make it your damn self.”

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August 28, 2011

Mental Health Break

by Vince

Buzzfeed captions this video made entirely out of food:

More specifically, cookies, chocolate and all other types of baked goods (yum). This music video, created by Mexican singing duo Jesse & Joy and set to their song “Chocolate”, is extra sweet and well worth the 30 days it took them to film it.

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July 1, 2011

Baking

by Vince
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June 16, 2011

Whole Foods Parking Lot

by Vince

Keeping it real.

June 4, 2011

Picture of the Day II

by Vince

Pictured: Colonel Sanders and Alice Cooper

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May 31, 2011

Picture of the Day III

by Vince

GOOD magazine has a slideshow of pictures depicting America’s relationship with food.

May 31, 2011

Picture of the Day

by Vince

Pictured: Afghan poppy farmer, Zareen (left) stands in his poppy field with son Azim, 8, in Faizabad, Badakshan, Afghanistan, on May 25, 2011. Local authorities in Badakshan use a tractor to destroy cabbage size poppy plants at their early stages as to lessen the burden on the farmer. According to the United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime (UNODC) the cultivation of poppies in the Badakshan region has more than doubled this season. Opium production in Afghanistan has been on the rise since U.S. occupation started in 2001, and more land is now used for opium in Afghanistan than for coca cultivation in Latin America. In 2007, 92% of the opiates on the world market originated in Afghanistan, reportedly amounting to an export value of about $4 billion, with a quarter being earned by opium farmers and the rest going to district officials, insurgents, warlords, and drug traffickers. (Paula Bronstein/Getty Images)

May 24, 2011

Food News: Packing Lunch is Banned & Global Food Shortages

by Vince


Let’s start with the first interesting story: A Chicago school has banned packing lunches in hopes of having kids eat school lunch (which they label as more healthy). I wonder how legal this is, but I do know that schools give dozens of choices to eat and may be better in some (not all) cases for kids. (PicturedNPR – it comes from a slideshow of school foods from around the world)

Also, foreign countries are now buying land in Africa to grow crops for themselves.

May 22, 2011

25,000th Big Mac Consumed By One Man

by Vince
May 21, 2011

Cinema’s Best Sandwiches

by Vince
May 17, 2011

Breakfast Interrupted

by Vince

For tomorrow morning:

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May 17, 2011

Food Waste vs. Food Loss

by Vince

For those of you who care:

And in case you didn’t know the difference between the two:

It makes an important distinction between food loss and food waste. Food losses (the blue portion of the bar) tend to occur due to crumbling infrastructure, harvesting technology, or poorly designed packaging, whereas food waste (the red portion) results from restaurants and people like you and me throwing edible, slightly malformed fruits and vegetables into the trash.

H/T: TDD

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March 20, 2011

A Very Lazy Sunday Morning

by Vince

On my agenda:

  • Wake up at 9:30am (4 hours later than I do Monday through Friday). Check.
  • Eat cold pizza and drink milk for breakfast. Check.
  • Catch up on world events for an hour and a half on my laptop. Check.
  • Hope to go out back and let off a few shells from my shotgun (Don’t worry, I am not in York. I am in the remote woods.)

It’s been a glorious morning. My body is exhausted from the grind of teaching and P90X. My body also is begging me to stretch and do Yoga.

Here is some of what I am thinking about this morning:

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February 18, 2011

Why all the chaos?

by Vince

Think over why the revolutions have occured in Tunisia, Egypt, and now the showdown in Wisconsin? Much of it shoots back to the economy, food prices, budgets, salaries, pensions, government transparency, and human rights.

While that may be a motley crue of triggers that aren’t homogenous to the naked eye, it may be a scary warning for what more may come from our current state of being.

February 14, 2011

Poverty, Justice, Compassion, and our Politicians

by Vince

Dan at FIPL exposes the truly draconian measures in our proposed budget:

  • Chopping $1.3 billion from community health centers, which provide primary care for 20 million low- and middle-income Americans. This cut would take away health centers’ ability to serve 11 million people. By way of comparison, the tax cuts passed in December give individuals with annual incomes of over $1 million an average tax cut of $100,000.
  • Completely eliminating funding for Title X ($327 million), which ensures access to contraception for women who would otherwise not be able to afford it. Not only will this very likely result in massive increases in unintended pregnancies, that increase is very likely to lead to an increase in abortions, which the Republican party ostensibly opposes. By way of comparison, the estate tax cuts for multimillion-dollar inheritances passed in December will cost $23 billion.

This truly shows where too many of our leaders hearts are at. It unfortunately reflects many of the stereotypes our nation unreflectively digests. Think about these:

We take away the dirty Planned Parenthood and we will not only save money but be a more pro-life, Christian nation! We cut out community health and nutritional assistance to use that money in “better” places/ways. We give the breaks to our rich because they create our jobs (shown to be a sham here, here, and here). Anything else i’m missing?

February 3, 2011

Creepy Ad of the Day

by Vince
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January 20, 2011

Starbucks and Our Stomachs

by Vince

I have never ordered anything from Starbucks above a tall. The new Trenta would make our stomachs explode (or burst), would it not?

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January 13, 2011

Map of the Day

by Vince

Click here for the enlarged version. Also, maps of American states and their most representative movies and TV shows.

H/T: TDW

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January 12, 2011

Ancient Chinese Method for Relaxing a Chicken

by Vince

A little creepy? Quite funny.

H/T: TDW

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January 9, 2011

Eagles Helmet Cake

by Vince

If you are near the Philly area, go to this Italian market that I highly recommend.