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  • Win "Found in Translation" – A Book About International Food Products Like "Plopp" and "Bra"

    By:Mike Singer The 33-billion-dollar translation industry plays a major roll in the food business. But some product names don\’t always translate well to appeal to a global market. That\’s why candies like the Czech \”Plopp\”, Belgian \”Big Nuts\”, Japanese \”Creamy Ball\” or Bra (a Swedish yogurt) would never be huge sellers in the United States. International experts on translation and interpreting Nataly Kelly and Jost Zetzsche have gone behind the scenes of the food industry and beyond to uncover the profound effect translation has on our everyday lives. The answers…

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  • The Most Popular Birthday Food From Around the World

    By:Cooking Channel Who doesn\’t love celebrating their birthday? In the States we\’re used to cake, but did you know that in Nepal they celebrate with a little rice and yogurt that they smear on your forehead for good luck? In Honduras they still eat cake, but a birthday celebration would not be complete without arroz con pollo (pictured above) on the table. Aarti Sequeira unwraps the most popular number one dishes from around the world on Cooking Channel\’s new series Taste in Translation, premiering tonight at 9pm ET. Not only…

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  • The Technology Now Exists to Make Burger Selfies

    By:Lawrence Bonk Ever since the first smartphone-produced selfie landed on Instagram, the world has cried out for the technology to do the same thing, only on a hamburger. The world is finally getting its wish. Looking at your face is one thing, but looking at your face illustrated in mayo is another thing entirely. Hellmann\’s, who you may remember from being the biggest mayonnaise manufacturer in the world, recently commissioned the production of  3D printer that handles bona-fide burger selfies. It prints the mayo mugs right on the beef patties….

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  • Thirsty Thursday: Spice it up with the 5-Spice on Ice Cocktail

    By:Kelsey Vala Related To: Holiday Thanksgiving The holiday season evokes longings for warm spices, whether in pumpkin pie or hot mulled cider. Turn your attention to a unique way to get your spice fix: Alie and Georgia\’s 5-Spice on Ice cocktail uses a blend of freshly crushed cloves, cinnamon, star anise, fennel and Sichuan peppercorns infused in a simple syrup. The cocktail also gets a kick of intricate flavors from spiced rum, Angostura bitters and a muddled kumquat. Finally the cocktail is topped with a splash of fernet, an aromatic…

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  • The Turducken Burger

    By:Lawrence Bonk There is just something special that happens when meats join up with other meats to create a multi-meat food item. Is there anything more magical than the bacon-wrapped shrimp or meatloaf stuffed with another kind of meatloaf? The leader of these animal amalgams is no doubt the turducken. Don\’t look now, because now this turkey-duck-chicken hybrid comes on a burger. California burger chain Slater\’s 50/50, who are no stranger to this blog, are back with the Turducken Burger. This multi-meat monstrosity contains a chicken and turkey patty and,…

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  • This Cake Combines Every Dessert Into One Decadent Treat

    By:Lawrence Bonk Related To: Holiday Thanksgiving One of the great struggles of existence is trying to decide what dessert to shove down your gaping maw. Apple pie sure is good, but so is chocolate cake and, oh, what about pumpkin pie? Life is hard! However, does it have to be? One bakery decided to just put every dessert in one big cake. Three Brothers Bakery in Texas have just unveiled their take on the Turducken, the Pumpecapple Piecake. This beastly baked good contains layers of apple pie, pumpkin pie, chocolate cake…

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  • The Scoop: Bacon Bars and Hazelnut Hiatuses

    By:Camilla Brandfield-Harvey From a hazelnut hiatus to an all-bacon bar, here\’s a boiled down list of this week\’s headlines: Nut So Fast: Despite recent rumors of a looming Nutella shortage, manufacturers say the meager hazelnut harvest in Turkey won\’t affect their output. Red, Blue or Bacon: Social media analysts found that a state\’s bacon or kale preference corresponds with its political leanings. Hot Off the Panini Press: The Chicago Tribune reported that nonprofit e.a.t. will convert unused news stands into health food kiosks in four Chicago locations. For the Love of Bacon: Canadians may just love bacon…

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  • Wines That Pair Best With Burgers

    By:Rupa Bhattacharya One of the best-kept secrets of burgers is how well wine works as an accompaniment. Sure, you’re used to firing up the grill with a beer in hand, but a few well-chosen wines might just change your mind. Here are 3 wines to consider when you\’re serving backyard burgers:

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  • Thirsty Thursday: Sgroppino

    By:Kelsey Vala Related To: Spring It’s more than just alliteration; it’s a statement, a proclamation that Thursdays are when the weekend should really start. Kicking it off right is the key, and what better way than with a cocktail that not only takes the edge off, but tastes good too. A hard thing to disagree with, we know. Drink up, get down and go to sleep happy. If you’re on the hunt for this weekend\’s warm-weather cocktail, look no further than the Sgroppino, a fizzy lemon wake-up call from winter….

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  • Wine Made From Marijuana is an Actual Thing

    By:Lawrence Bonk That\’s right. Weed wine is an actual thing. Creating this hallmark of human achievement doesn\’t seem too complicated. Wine makers must first soak the illegal drug in Everclear to extract the THC. Then the drugged-out liquid is added to the early stages of fermentation. This makes for an extremely potent product, with an ABV (alcohol by volume) percentage raising as high as 12%. It doesn\’t, however, make you stoned. This college dorm-endorsed brew is illegal, so you won\’t be seeing it on the shelves of your local liquor…

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