Category Archives: Food. Sort of.

Turin’s becoming a vegetable city. Should your town, as well?


The new mayor of Turin, Chiara Appendino, is vowing to promote vegetarian and vegan diets. I am not a vegan, though I was for a while in my early 30s.

Check out the map above. ‘Muricans sure like their meat.

The end of the world, Part 1

znys7ui8stuqimy2vn5pMike the Heathen sends this, a news story about Mac N’ Cheetos, a Burger King confection that is  deep-fried macaroni and cheese sticks with Cheetos breading. From that link:

To put it in old, worn-out meme terms, they heard you liked cheese, so they put cheese in their cheese. Also macaroni. Whatever.

Personally, I’d rather lick a truck tire, but I know that one woman’s truck tire is another woman’s idea of heaven.

When food theft isn’t a crime

imagesItaly’s highest appeals court has ruled that if you’re hungry and homeless, stealing food isn’t a crime.

One court watcher said the decision to dismiss the case of a man who took some sausage and cheese from a grocery store seemed to rest on…

an Italian legal doctrine: “Ad impossibilia nemo tenetur.”

The term is Latin for “No one is expected to do the impossible.

TrusTED says: Let’s bring fatty crap back to ‘Murica’s lunchrooms

maxresdefaultBecause I couldn’t find the channel changer, I watched Ted Cruz (stop what you’re doing, and go here now) tell a screaming Indianapolis rally that when his wife, Heidi, is First Lady, there’ll be French fries back in school lunchrooms. This is not the first time he’s said such a thing.

He said “French,” not “freedom,” so I’m a little worried about that, but won’t you rest easier knowing we will once again put fatty crap onto the bodies of tomorrow’s leaders?

Honest to God, this is the stupidest campaign I’ve ever witnessed. As an aside, watch Ted glance over at Carly falling off the stage. What a guy:

In which we express our sadness over Bacon’s evil nature

baconYou knew it already, right? But here’s the latest on what ingesting Bacon (and hot dogs and other processed meats) can do to you.

Let’s play the factory farm game!

farm-playset-hed-2015In honor of World Food Day (that’s today, and thanks, Cynical, for the reminder), let’s play Factory Farm!

It’s new (kind of)! It’s gross! It’s thought-provoking! And it comes with real, live, fake-block-animals!

Americans on SNAP don’t eat well

2012-06-17_18-06-30_69Check out what, according to the Washington Post’s Wonkblog, poor people eat, as opposed to the rest of us. You’ll notice the information comes from  the UConn Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity.

The study says:

…food stamp program participants, though they might be managing to muster as many calories as everyone else, are putting food on their plates that is substantially less healthy than even the current, uninspiring American standard.