If you want a hot dog, why don't you just eat a hot dog? [See More Annals of Absurdity: Rats for Dinner: Don't Worry, They're Gourmet | Open A Watermelon Using Rubber Bands] Nobody, it seems, is happy with how things taste or what they look like anymore. Here are two cases in point. From Herr's - ... More >>
Browsing through Asian grocery and convenient stores is never a bore. During my six week trip to China and Taiwan, I became obsessed with documenting interesting flavored snacks. Some were palatable (green tea flavoring, for example, is nothing new). Others were just plain weird. Fatty pork chips a ... More >>
On a trip to Baltimore last week, I stumbled on a Nepalese grocery in the northern reaches of the city that had an attractive display of Lay's potato chips -- but these weren't just any Lay's potato chips. This assortment was from India, where Lay's is aggressively invading the snack food mar ... More >>
Even when it doesn't love us
Popchips and other snack food brands, such as Flat Earth baked veggie crisps, Stacy's pita chips, and Terra Chips, are peddling "junkless" junk food with slogans like "Love. Without the handles," and "Regret. Nothing." Even traditional brands are trying to get in on the act, like Lay's potato chips ... More >>
Last Sunday's Simpsons episode poked fun at not one but two food issues. Faced with bad press, Krusty launches a vegetarian burger, the "Mother Nature," which turns out to be made with tainted barley from Ogdenville.
White supremacists from across the country gather in New Jersey and New York for barbecue and culture.