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Beautiful Maps of Countries Made Out of Real Food - My Modern Metropolis - http://www.mymodernmet.com/profile...
Beautiful Maps of Countries Made Out of Real Food - My Modern Metropolis
Beautiful Maps of Countries Made Out of Real Food - My Modern Metropolis
Beautiful Maps of Countries Made Out of Real Food - My Modern Metropolis
Can you spot your country? In this striking new series, New Zealand-based artist Henry Hargreaves worked with New York-based stylist Caitlin Levin to create gorgeous maps all made out of food. Make that real food. Originally inspired by a passion for travel, the two decided to take the food each country is best known for - spices for India, tomatoes for Italy, kiwi for New Zealand - and arrange them in a way that's beautifully pleasant to the eye (and perhaps stomach). As Henry tells us, "These maps show how food has traveled the globe - transforming and becoming a part of the cultural identity of that place. Who doesn't know the saying 'throw some shrimp on the barbie' and not think of Australia? Who goes to France without eating bread and cheese? And who makes a Brazilian caipirinha without a fistful of limes? "These maps are a playful representation of our interpretation of food from around the world, painstakingly created with real unadulterated food. This project speaks to the... more... - CarlC from Bookmarklet
The map of Australia made me smile. - CarlC
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While it is unclear when and where yogurt was developed, fermented dairy products were probably consumed for thousands and thousands of years, ever since the beginning of the domestication of cows. One of the first records of yogurt consumption comes from the Middle East during the times of the Conqueror Genghis Khan in the 13th century, whose...
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Today's late and 'healthy' lunch....brought to you by the DD folks
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Bun! - CarlC from Android
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The kibbutznik-turned-entrepreneur who serves kubbeh to New Yorkers - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper - http://www.haaretz.com/weekend...
The kibbutznik-turned-entrepreneur who serves kubbeh to New Yorkers - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
Visitors to the restaurant sit around a common tables and eat the semolina dumplings stuffed with seasoned meat or vegetables served in a variety of flavorful broths‏. - CarlC from Bookmarklet
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Car has been towed to a convenient mechanic shop and now that I'm finally back in a warm home, I will be making a Disaronno & Tea .... DISARONNO –Tea & coffee cocktails and shots for all occasions - http://www.disaronno.com/en...
Car has been towed to a convenient mechanic shop and now that I'm finally back in a warm home, I will be making a Disaronno & Tea .... DISARONNO –Tea & coffee cocktails and shots for all occasions
Car has been towed to a convenient mechanic shop and now that I'm finally back in a warm home, I will be making a Disaronno & Tea .... DISARONNO –Tea & coffee cocktails and shots for all occasions
"DISARONNO & TEA A wickedly tempting winter warmer Combine piping hot tea with the smooth sweetness of DISARONNO, for a treat that's bound to ward off the winter blues. Top with whipped cream. 1½ parts DISARONNO 6 parts Hot tea Whipped cream METHOD Pour all ingredients into a mazagran glass, top with whipped cream." - CarlC from Bookmarklet
Will substitute the black tea version for a caffeine-free roiboos version - CarlC
I may have replaced the whipped cream with a little bit of ice cream. May have. - CarlC
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BBC News - History's weirdest fad diets - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news...
BBC News - History's weirdest fad diets
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A government minister is the latest to warn people of the dangers of fad diets, but people have been following them for centuries. Why? As early as the Greeks and Romans people have been dieting. But while it was largely about health and fitness back then, it's the Victorians who really kick started the fad diet. "The Greek word diatia, from which our word diet derives, described a whole way of life," says Louise Foxcroft, a historian and author of Calories and Corsets: A History of Dieting Over 2,000 Years. "Dieting back then was about all-round mental and physical health. People really got a taste for fad dieting in the 19th Century. It is during this time that things tip over into dieting more for aesthetic reasons and the diet industry explodes." So what are the weirdest and unhealthiest fad diets from history? At the turn of the 20th Century the American, Horace Fletcher, decided a lot of chewing and spitting was the way to lose weight. Fletcherism, as it was called, promoted... more... - CarlC from Bookmarklet
"The diet also meant only defecating once every two weeks and it was nearly odourless, described by Fletcher as smelling like 'warm biscuits'," she says. "Fletcher carried a sample of his own faeces around with him to illustrate this wonder." Not for the squeamish, in the early 1900s the tapeworm diet started to be advertised, says Foxcroft. Many years later the opera singer Maria... more... - CarlC
"It was advertised as speeding up the metabolism, much like amphetamines do," says Foxcroft. While the amount of arsenic in the pills was small, it was still extremely dangerous. Often dieters would take more than the recommended dose of the pills thinking they would lose more weight, risking arsenic poisoning . Also, arsenic was occasionally not advertised as an ingredient meaning... more... - CarlC
Romantics were restricting themselves to vinegar and rice to get Byron's fashionably thin and pale look. "Our young ladies live all their growing girlhood in semi-starvation," wrote one critic at the time. During this time eating patterns became more prescriptive, with set dining styles, says Gray. "This also caused people to worry about their size. Queen Victoria was terrified of putting on weight." - CarlC
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Grapefruit and Drugs Often Don't Mix - NYTimes.com - http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2012...
Grapefruit and Drugs Often Don't Mix - NYTimes.com
The patient didn’t overdose on medication. She overdosed on grapefruit juice. The 42-year-old was barely responding when her husband brought her to the emergency room. Her heart rate was slowing, and her blood pressure was falling. Doctors had to insert a breathing tube, and then a pacemaker, to revive her. They were mystified: The patient’s husband said she suffered from migraines and was taking a blood pressure drug called verapamil to help prevent the headaches. But blood tests showed she had an alarming amount of the drug in her system, five times the safe level. Did she overdose? Was she trying to commit suicide? It was only after she recovered that doctors were able to piece the story together. “The culprit was grapefruit juice,” said Dr. Unni Pillai, a nephrologist in St. Louis, Mo., who treated the woman several years ago and later published a case report. “She loved grapefruit juice, and she had such a bad migraine, with nausea and vomiting, that she could not tolerate... more... - CarlC from Bookmarklet
For 43 of the 85 drugs now on the list, consumption with grapefruit can be life-threatening, Dr. Bailey said. - CarlC
But Dr. Grande also noted that the patient had other risk factors and the circumstances were unusual. “The reason we published it as a case report was because it was so uncommon,” she said. “We need to be careful not to exaggerate this.” Some drugs that have a narrow “therapeutic range” — where having a bit too much or too little can have serious consequences — require vigilance with... more... - CarlC
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Global Table Adventure | Recipe: Creamy Sweet Corn Drink (Atol de elote) - http://globaltableadventure.com/2011...
Global Table Adventure | Recipe: Creamy Sweet Corn Drink (Atol de elote)
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Serves 3: In El Salvador, Atol is made with fresh corn kernels, milk, cinnamon, and sugar. My version is simplified for the home cook – but if you have the time, and if it is in season, cut the corn straight off the cob. Do it while listening to Salvadoran music, just because. Ingredients --- * 1 lb frozen corn, thawed; * 2 cups milk; * 1 cinnamon stick; * 1/4-1/2 cup sugar; * extra milk, as needed; * ground cinnamon for garnish. Method --- Add golden nuggets of goodness to a medium pot. Balance a cinnamon stick on top. - CarlC from Bookmarklet
Carolina says the secret of making a good beverage is making certain that the corn to be used is immature sweet corn (before it hardens). - CarlC
It's so goooood, esther - CarlC
We have this in Panama! We call it chicheme - Shevonne
Cool, Shevonne. Is it the same type of recipe? - CarlC
Practically. - Shevonne
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Best Kentucky Derby pecan pie recipe - Providence Food | Examiner.com - http://www.examiner.com/article...
Best Kentucky Derby pecan pie recipe - Providence Food | Examiner.com
LAST MINUTE RECIPE for Kentucky Derby Chocolate Pecan Pie has toasted pecans or walnuts, bourbon, classic pecan pie filling with brown sugar and butter, and gourmet chocolate chips in a flaky pie crust. The Kentucky Derby Chocolate Pecan Pie can be whipped up in no time, making this is great last minute race recipe. The pie freezes well, so consider making two and freeze one for later! This recipe is very similar to my Chocolate Pecan Pie Recipe without the bourbon. - CarlC from Bookmarklet
It's been several years since I made a KD pecan pie, but I'm now in the mood to make one for our office holiday party. - CarlC
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Mint Chocolate Chip Ice-Cream Pie Recipe from Betty Crocker - http://www.bettycrocker.com/recipes...
Mint Chocolate Chip Ice-Cream Pie Recipe from Betty Crocker
INGREDIENTS: 2 pints mint chocolate chip ice cream, slightly softened; 1 package (6 ounces) ready-to-use chocolate-flavored pie crust; 1 1/4 cups crushed chocolate-covered mint cookies; 1 cup chocolate fudge topping - CarlC from Bookmarklet
STEP 1 - Spread 1 pint of the ice cream in pie crust. Sprinkle 1 cup of the crushed cookies over ice cream. Cover and freeze 1 hour. STEP 2 Spread remaining pint of ice cream over cookies. Cover and freeze about 3 hours or until firm. STEP 3 Let stand at room temperature about 10 minutes before cutting. Serve with fudge topping; sprinkle with remaining cookies. Cover and freeze any remaining pie. - CarlC
I've made this dessert before. It's something easy to create. No hassle, no worry, type of dessert I can bring for Thanksgiving & most folks find very enjoyable, too. - CarlC
I hear you. I'm thinking about my list of ingredients for stuff to pick up for the upcoming holiday and actually taking a BIG bite of this pie (since I haven't made it in several years) - CarlC
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McRib contains same chemical in yoga mats | azfamily.com Phoenix - http://www.azfamily.com/home...
McRib contains same chemical in yoga mats | azfamily.com Phoenix
You know that old anti-smoking joke that kissing a smoker is like licking an ashtray? It turns out, wrapping your lips around a McDonald’s McRib is somewhat like eating a yoga mat. Time Magazine’s Healthland blog reports that among the McRib’s 70 ingredients are azodicarbonamide, ammonium sulfate and polysorbate 80. While the amounts are very small, the blog notes that azodicarbonamide, “a flour-bleaching agent that is most commonly used in the manufacture of foamed plastics like in gym mats and the soles of shoes, is found in the McRib bun.” The blog says azodicarbonamide is banned in Europe and Australia as a food additive. Read more at Time’s Healthland Blog. USDA defends 'pink slime,' calls filler safe - CarlC from Bookmarklet
Another reason why I don't eat the McRib. - CarlC
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