Posts tagged ‘Food’

August 28, 2011

Mental Health Break

by Vince Giordano

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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May 31, 2011

Picture of the Day III

by Vince Giordano

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

May 24, 2011

Food News: Packing Lunch is Banned & Global Food Shortages

by Vince Giordano

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 21, 2011

Cinema’s Best Sandwiches

by Vince Giordano
May 17, 2011

Breakfast Interrupted

by Vince Giordano

For tomorrow morning:

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May 17, 2011

Food Waste vs. Food Loss

by Vince Giordano

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.


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November 11, 2010

Uncited Screed of the Day

by Vince Giordano

Enjoy this tasty treat by the grossly overweight Rush Limbaugh.

October 13, 2010

Paula Dean Made Creepy

by Vince Giordano


September 17, 2010

Autumn Brings Back Soup

by Vince Giordano

Today was the first day in months that I was able to have warm soup for lunch. It was a nice healthy can of ham and bean soup. This can alone was

able to fill me up on this cool day. There are not many other foods out there that are reasonably good for you, fill you up, and warm up your entire body. Bring on the cool days with the sweaters, long sleeve shirts, and falling leaves.

On that note, today provided coffee as well for a warm-me-up. Add to that this Marcus Borg book and I am set.

Send me an e-mail of your favorite thoughts on this upcoming season of fall / autumn in poem form, a few sentences, a picture, or any other form of expression. I can find a place to post it up here. Email it to – subject: autumn/fall.

September 4, 2010

Change in Pace

by Vince Giordano

MJ and I have moved in to our loft. It is a different pace of life than I have ever been use to. We are sharing a log cabin in the woods with some family.

This week, I was able to take separate hours sitting around a campfire burning cardboard/wood and raking leaves.

If I hadn’t spent my time around a campfire or cleaning up the leaves, I would of been inside on the computer feeding franticness to my mind.

It is a change in epiphanies, too. Usually, I would think of having epiphanies while reading but my mind wanders to new places while watching a campfire or tending to the grounds. Even reading three books to my little niece is a change in pace that I am grateful for. This new living situations has us basically without TV which leads to more reading. Thank goodness I enjoy reading.

So MJ and I sit here at the Green Goddess coffee shop waking up to some strong coffee. We are in the 215 for a long weekend and soaking up some quite time at the moment.

I have some exciting news blog related. Another friend of mine, Charles Myers, is joining up to blog here. I see Charles as brilliant and I am blown away by how much knowledge he fills in his brain. Look for some of his work here and also check his personal blog here.

Today is bbq day for us. The smells, family swooping in, and last bits of summer are here all the while passing by. Let’s enjoy what we have this weekend.

August 22, 2010

Edible Guns

by Vince Giordano

Today and Tomorrow describes:

In 2009 they did a new edition of their Freeze! project but made the guns edible by using coke, licorice, cherry and food coloring.

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July 28, 2010

Rethinking Stadium Food: An Interactive Guide

by Vince Giordano

Outside the Lines at ESPN presented a report on all 107 stadiums used by the NFL, NHL, NBA, and MLB. What did they find?

ESPN’s “Outside the Lines” reviewed health department inspection reports for food and beverage outlets at all 107 North American arenas and stadiums that were home to Major League Baseball, National Football League, National Hockey League and National Basketball Association teams in 2009. At 30 of the venues (28 percent), more than half of the concession stands or restaurants had been cited for at least one “critical” or “major” health violation. Such violations pose a risk for foodborne illnesses that can make someone sick, or, in extreme cases, become fatal.

At Tropicana Field — home of the Tampa Bay Rays — every one of the stadium’s 47 food and drink outlets inspected incurred a critical violation during inspections within the past year, according to Florida inspection reports. Violations include food residue in a cooler, toxic chemicals stored too close to food preparation areas, “slime” in the ice machines and thermometers not readily visible to measure the temperature of hot foods.

The interactive guide reveals that all of Florida’s stadiums have  had infractions against them. However:

Other industry representatives said that inspection reports can exaggerate threats, pointing out that minor lapses in a rule — such as a temperature gauge not being properly calibrated or a precooked hot dog a few degrees cooler than it should be — can result in a critical violation that really doesn’t pose a risk to consumers.

If you are somewhat cheap like me and do not prefer $7 hot dogs, this doesn’t bother you much. But this raises the philosophical question of whether or not most people want to know about this. Do you just want to go to the new Cowboys stadium for a football game and eat your hotdog in peace? Or do you care that your hotdog may of been heated at a 71 degree level, nearly half of the 135 degree base that it should be held at?

In the end, I feel that the food at the stadiums, other than maybe some peanuts or a $5 bottle of water, hold little nutritional value and are a risk in and of themselves. Now knowing that there may be mice droppings in food prep areas of slime build up in frozen drink machines makes me even more want to pack some food of my own or watch the game on TV.

July 4, 2010

Interactive Regional Food

by Vince Giordano

National Geographic has a website for it!