In the mid-1980s, Ariane Daguin, then working at a charcuterie purveyor, went to upstate New York to sign a contract with a farm that would allow the market to begin carrying American-raised foie gras. The trip fell apart, and her bosses opted out of making the deal. And at that moment, the Gascony ... More >>
The feds see no evil as a belligerent strongman seeks control of America's food supply
The week before last, Obama phoned in his first debate performance against Romney, and rightbloggers were ecstatic that the challenger had "schooled" and "humiliated" the President. "If last night's debate was a boxing match," one of the brethren gloated, "a referee would have had to stop the fight. ... More >>
"Batmanning" joins planking, horsemaning, and stocking as the newest silly trend that will irritate everyone. It looks especially dangerous, though. What if they fall on their heads?
Purdue ads will now feature not only chairman Jim Purdue, but 10 or so employees, and will take a more earnest approach toward chicken. [NY Times] A number of casual Indian restaurants are cropping up around the country, including Café Spice in New York. [Nation's Restaurant News] Experts ... More >>
The latest addition to the ever-growing list of food recalls: frozen mice. MiceDirect, which provides mice as snake food for pet owners, is recalling millions of frozen mice due to potential salmonella poisoning. [NY Times] Katie Holmes is flying in her favorite cupcakes, made by Todd Englis ... More >>
It's Monday morning. Here's what you should know: • Stephen Hawking warns us not to become friends with aliens, because "they very likely wouldn't be the cuddly, ET types we hope for." Noted.
"With the power of our scandalous bodies combined, we should surely produce an earthquake," reads McCreight's Facebook invitation to the first ever "Boobquake" today. The purpose and sole activity of the day is for as many women as possible to dress immodestly in whatever way they choose, be it low ... More >>
In what is turning into a wine is good for you/wine is bad for you type of story, a new Canadian study says that living in an area with more fast food chains and convenience stores than supermarkets and grocers can lead to obesity. The study was released just days after another study from Purdue cla ... More >>
While the overall rate of people with colon cancer has gone down over the years, more people under the age of 50 are being diagnosed, especially in the 20-29-year-old range. The prevalence of fast-food is a possible culprit. [US News & World Report] USA Today takes a look at the Five Guys burger ch ... More >>
Each year at graduation time, we often wonder if anything has changed about the ancient commencement rituals, besides the substitution of one Clinton for another and, of course, sexting. One thing that seems to be passing is the college yearbook: the Chicago Tribune says Purdue and Loyola are among ... More >>
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