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A delightful and delicious sleight of hand
Why not give these a go instead of Doritos? Westerners have long been in a rut where commercial snacks are concerned. Walk into any bodega and your choices are likely to be limited to dozens of flavors of potato chips in a bewildering number of sizes and shapes, or dough-based snacks that have bee ... More >>
In October, Lena Dunham signed a deal with Random House to publish Girls: The Book a memoir based on the lessons she's learned throughout her life. $3.7 million and a few months later, Gawker got its hands on the proposal for Not That Kind of Girl: Advice by Lena Dunham. As would be expected, Dunham ... More >>
The Darkness Irving Plaza Saturday, February 4 Better than: Your ironic love of hair metal. There's a sea of white people two-fisting 24 oz. Bud Lights the size of Pringles cans and dudes in collared shirts amusing each other with their cartoonish falsettos. Sure, glam rock may not be as popular ... More >>
Sometimes in the nonstop world of blogging you do something that takes a little more time, and which you're very excited about. But because of the nonstop world of blogging, and because you want to do it right, and because it takes more time to do that, the idea or scoop or interview you were so exc ... More >>
George Clooney might be well-known as the face of Nespresso, and the image of Padma Lakshmi munching away at Burger King is forever ingrained in the minds of fourteen-year-old boys. Other celebrities have endorsed food products, too...only in roles before they hit stardom. The Daily Meal has a fun ... More >>
Without driving each other crazy?
Even casual observers of this blog know of our great esteem for Das Racist, and our great excitement at the release yesterday of their latest mixtape, Sit Down, Man, featuring guests from Diplo to El-P, Boi-1da to Devo Springsteen. Samples include "People Are Strange" and "Return to Innocence ... More >>
Mississippi is the most obese state in the country for the sixth year in a row, according to the seventh annual "F as in Fat: How Obesity Threatens America's Future" report. New York tied for 36th place with Florida and Idaho. [NY Daily News] The Guggenheim Museum is seeking permission from ... More >>
One of seven flavors of Hippie Chips. Made by hippies? Eaten by hippies? What are hippies, anyway? Yesterday afternoon I stumbled on a new snack food item called Hippie Chips ($1.25). What sort of luster could hippies lend to potato chips, I wondered as I ferried a bag to the counter. Gee it ... More >>
New York City can finally claims to be a first city of coffee now that some 40 new cafes have opened in the last two years, including such serious coffee bars as Abraço in the East Village, Third Rail Coffee in the West Village, and most recently Blue Bottle Coffee in Williamsburg. [NY Times ... More >>
How many things are wrong with this picture? Last October, Duane Reade rolled out its very own line of generic food products. Labeled with such au courant buzz words as "vegan," "gluten-free," and "all natural" and wrapped in discreet black and white packaging, they signaled the drugstore cha ... More >>
Being charged with five gang land murders that could lead to the death penalty would make anybody nervous. So it's little wonder that Colombo crime family big Thomas (Tommy Shots) Gioeli has been craving a little comfort food while awaiting trial. But, as the Daily News' John Marzulli reports ... More >>
Slashfood rounds up the weirdest celebrity food commercials, including the famously botched frozen pea voice-over by Orson Welles and a cringe-worthy Pringles ad starring a young, shirtless Brad Pitt. As a rule of thumb, the best in celebrity ad weirdness can be found in those commercials filmed a ... More >>
Remember that council bill proposing that fast food places be "zoned" away from schools? Councilmember Eric Gioia was assisted in that crusade by National Action Against Obesity, which we noted at the time was also campaigning against girl scout cookies. And that's what rang a bell when we were read ... More >>