Food In The News: Is Organic Cane Sugar a Health Food And Other Burning Questions

Since When Is Cane Sugar A Health Food? Zak sent me a link to an extremely interesting NY Times article where I learned that since consumers have decided that high fructose corn syrup is the devil that has caused rampant obesity in the United States (and yes, it may be -one- factor among -many- involved […]

The Foodie-in-Chief and The First Locavore?

These are my new titles for our President and First Lady, and I think they are probably apropos, in addition to being cute. I find it fascinating how everyone wants to know everything about the Obamas–what they wear, where they send their kids to school, and what they eat, all being included in the exuberant […]

Update: Emeril Sends A New Set of Pans to the Lady in Elyria

Thanks to Dan, I caught wind of this update to yesterday’s story about the lady who defended herself against would-be robbers with her favorite saucepan. Her biggest regret about the incident was that the police were forced to take her favorite saucepan away as it was material evidence. It seems that her sorrow will be […]

In the Hands of a Master, a Saucepan Can Be Deadly…

Yes, it is true–anything can be a weapon, including a saucepan. And while it is true that the lady pictured here, 70-year-old Ellen Basinski of Elyria, Ohio, did use her favorite anodized aluminum Emeril Lagasse saucepan to defend herself and her home from four would-be burglars yesterday, she did not actually kill any of them […]

Maggots, Mushrooms and Malarky

Last week, two different people sent me a link to this New York Times Op-Ed piece: “The Maggots in Your Mushrooms”. With a title like that, of course I had to read the thing, but after I did, I ended up shrugging my shoulders and saying, “So what?” Which is definitely not the reaction that […]

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