By marfdrat on January 4, 2013
European scientists say they have found further evidence that how you serve food and drink matters hugely in the perception of taste.
Researchers at the Polytechnic University of Valencia and the University of Oxford recruited 57 volunteers and asked them to taste hot chocolate served in plastic cups with four different colours — white, cream, red and orange with white on the inside.
Nanny-State Nightmare: Idiot California Woman Who Thought Nutella was “Health Food” Sues Company for False Advertising…
By marfdrat on May 1, 2012
And wins a $3.5 million settlement.
This latest example of the U.S. legal system run wild comes to us from California where two mothers filed suit against Ferrero USA, Inc., the maker of Nutella — a spreadable, chocolate-flavored hazelnut product. ABC News reports that one of the plaintiffs — Athena Hohenberg of San Diego — sued the company because she was confused into thinking that Nutella is a health food, and she was “was shocked to learn” that Nutella “was the next best thing to a candy bar.”
By marfdrat on April 20, 2012
(via Free Republic)
By marfdrat on February 5, 2012
I’m glad I polished off my bacon sandwich before I read this.
According to a study in Michigan, bacon is an effective way to treat nasal hemorrhaging. You don’t get the benefit of the marvelous taste and smell, but hey – you can’t have everything.
By marfdrat on July 26, 2011
That’s the opinion offered by Mark Bittman, who writes an op-ed column in the New York Times. A former food writer, Bittman figures he’s earned his chops as an elite, and is ready to tell the rest of us how we ought to be eating (Michelle Obama, anyone?). Bittman reckons that the best way to get us knuckle-dragging, benighted flyover people to eat “correctly” is to tax “bad” foods, and (who woulda thunk it) subsidize “good” foods.
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By marfdrat on May 3, 2011
I wrote a piece last week about the rising price of gasoline, and the entirely predictable responses to it from the media and the Obama (*DfOaLG) administration. In that post, I wrote this:
Posted in Eco-Bullsh*t, Economics & Politics | Tagged agw, Climate, corn, e-85, energy policy, Ethanol, food, gasoline, global warming, green economy, green energy, subsidies, subsidized food burning, taxpayer funding | Leave a response
By marfdrat on January 15, 2011
I like spicy food, and hot sauce. I’ve tried “Rooster Sauce”; it’s hot. Here’s a Book with 50 recipes
By marfdrat on November 25, 2010
We had a great dinner today with extended family on my Mom’s side. We have a lot to be thankful for. There was, as always, a superb feast prepared by my Uncle Randy: smoked ducks (he starts smoking them at 4 AM), a traditional roasted turkey, a fried turkey, spiral-sliced ham, and all the trimmings. I’m vegging on the couch now, in a post-meal.
By marfdrat on November 11, 2010
This guy buys sandwiches around New York City, cuts them in half, and scans them. Today’s scan: Italian Sausage. See more at Scanwiches
By marfdrat on June 10, 2010
There’s a lot of good stuff over at ReasonTV. Here’s Joel Kotkin being interviewed about his optimistic view of America’s future. It’s an encouraging outlook, especially if you think things are looking a little bleak right now.