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Check Out This Guy Playing Music With Fruit And Vegetables
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Here’s a guy playing music with fruits and vegetables. Okay, there are some keyboards and other gadgetry involved, but still… [via Make]

Sausage Recalled by Smithfield Packing

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has announced that the Smithfield Packing Company is recalling around 38,000 pounds of pork sausage. In a statement, the FSIS said that the meat could contain “small pieces of …

Seafood Mislabeled 33% of the Time in the U.S., Shows Study

A new study by ocean conservation group Oceana has shown that one-third of the seafood sold in the U.S. could be mislabeled. Many of the mislabeled sea food products were a different type of fish than what was put on …

Michelle Obama To Do a Healthy Eating Google+ Hangout on March 4th Michelle Obama To Do a Healthy Eating Google+ Hangout on March 4th
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First Lady Michelle Obama is bringing her healthy-eating and fitness message to Google+. Google has just announced that the FLOTUS will be the next member of the White House team to host a Google+ Hangout, cleverly dubbed as “Fireside Hangouts.” …

Watch Astronaut Chris Hadfield Make a Space Sandwich

Here’s Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield giving us a tour of his space kitchen and showing off his zero-gravity culinary prowess. When you’re done with this, make sure you catch his recent reddit AMA. It’s out of this world! (I’ll show …

Burger King Twitter Hack: No Schadenfreude from McDonald’s End Burger King Twitter Hack: No Schadenfreude from McDonald’s End

If you run the Twitter account for a major international business, take this as a cautionary tale. It’s been a pretty bad day for whoever is in charge of fast-food chain Burger King’s Twitter account. Earlier this afternoon, the account …

Horse Meat in School Meals Found in the U.K.

The U.K.‘s Food Standards Agency (FSA) today revealed that horse meat was found during the DNA testing of beef products. The beef products tested would have been found in school and restaurant meals. The DNA testing, so far, covers 2,501 …

Groupon CEO Andrew Mason Is Pissed Off About Mayo Groupon CEO Andrew Mason Is Pissed Off About Mayo

Groupon CEO Andrew Mason is not very happy with the state of sandwich shops. More specifically, he’s not very happy about their mayonaise policies. The quirky executive took to Twitter today to rant about the issue (hat tip to Forbes). …

Taco Bell’s Cool Ranch Doritos Locos Tacos Coming March 7th, Announced with a Vine Taco Bell’s Cool Ranch Doritos Locos Tacos Coming March 7th, Announced with a Vine

Taco Bell, one of the best companies around in terms of social media presence, has just announced the official launch date of their new Cool Ranch Doritos Locos Tacos on Twitter, with a Vine video. We already knew that the …

You Should Be Drinking Your IPAs Out of This Glass

If you’re a beer-lover who thinks that it’s important to drink certain styles of beer in certain styles of glasses, this new product from two major American breweries may interest you. Purveyors of tasty brews Dogfish Head Brewery and Sierra …

Foodspotting Joins OpenTable in $10M Deal, Will Continue to Operate on Standalone Basis Foodspotting Joins OpenTable in $10M Deal, Will Continue to Operate on Standalone Basis

Restaurant reservation powerhouse OpenTable have just announced their intent to acquire food photography-based recommendation app Foodspotting. According to a release, the deal will be for $10 million OpenTable and Foodspotting have been partners for some time already – OpenTable reservations …

It’s My Food and I’ll Instagram It If I Want to: A Defense of Amateur Food Photography It’s My Food and I’ll Instagram It If I Want to: A Defense of Amateur Food Photography
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Apart from posting a copious amount of baby photos on Facebook (nobody cares and your kid isn’t even that cute anyway), and going overboard with the politically-charged rhetoric (nobody cares and your opinion is stupid anyway), there’s not really a …

Epic Meal Time Kidnaps Jamie Oliver, Prepares 60,000 Calorie Fish Sandwich
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Jamie Oliver, the British chef known for his love of celery and other healthy (possibly calorie-neutral) foods, is probably the last person you’d expect to see on the hit YouTube series Epic Meal Time. All I’m saying is that the …

I Would Not Use This Anti-Loneliness Ramen Bowl, But It’s Still Pretty Neat I Would Not Use This Anti-Loneliness Ramen Bowl, But It’s Still Pretty Neat

I’m probably never going to buy this new anti-loneliness ramen bowl. It’s not because I don’t like ramen. I love ramen. I really, really love ramen. It’s also not because I’m not lonely at times. Who isn’t? It’s also not …

Yelp Now Displays Health Inspection Scores for Restaurants in Participating Cities Yelp Now Displays Health Inspection Scores for Restaurants in Participating Cities
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Yelp has partnered with the local governments in San Francisco and New York to put health inspection scores on the pages of the cities’ restaurants. It’s part of a bigger open data initiative, however, that Yelp hopes will enable other …

Google Adds New Photo Sharing Options For Google+ Local Google Adds New Photo Sharing Options For Google+ Local

Google announced the launch of a new Google+ Local feature in a Google+ post last night. Now, when you upload a picture of a place or of food you ordered at a restaurant, you can easily share it with friends, …

McDonald’s Chicken Wings Test Expands, Twitter Obviously Reacts
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It stands to reason that by now, you’ve heard that McDonald’s has chicken wings at some locations (they’re called “Mighty Wings”). You may or may not have heard that they’re now offering them in more locations. According to the Associated …

Pinterest Acquires Pinterest-Like Recipe Site Punchfork Pinterest Acquires Pinterest-Like Recipe Site Punchfork

Pinterest has just announced that they have acquired the Pinterest-like recipe startup Punchfork for an undisclosed amount. Punchfork was first launched two years ago, with the mission of “helping home cooks discover new, high quality recipes and share them with …

E-Cookbook Compiles Techie Recipes for Charity E-Cookbook Compiles Techie Recipes for Charity
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If you’ve ever wondered what figures in the tech community are eating? Want to donate to charity? Well, with a purchase of a new ebook called “The Startup Chef” you can fulfill both of those desires. Published and showcased via …

Restaurant Plays Peeing Patrons Their Negative Yelp Reviews

Online reviews have been pissing off restauranteurs for many years now, and Yelp is one of the biggest offenders. I feel their pain – I mean, some woman gets in a fight with her boyfriend and then has one cold …

Adam Roberts (The Amateur Gourmet) Talks @ Google [Video]

Adam Roberts, creator of the award-winning blog The Amateur Gourmet, recently gave an @Google talk. Google posted the speech in its entirety to YouTube in one of the latest in its Authors@Google series. Other recent talks in the series include: …