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Entries by Rachel Tepper from 11/2012

USDA Has Quietly Axed 60 Percent Of Foreign Meat Inspections Since 2008

Posted 11.01.2012 | Huffington Post

Sending U.S. Department of Agriculture officials overseas to inspect meat and poultry plants whose products are destined for American consumers has lo...

Plastic Fragments In Frozen Chicken Enchilada Spark 11,400-Pound Recall (Mealbreakers)

Posted 11.01.2012 | Huffington Post

Mealbreaker (n.): a nasty, non-edible surprise found in food while it is being eaten; often lawsuit-provoking, sometimes fabricated, always disgusting...

World's Largest Sponge Cake Contender Baked By Austria Town Of Seiersberg (PHOTOS)

Posted 11.01.2012 | Huffington Post

Gadzooks, that's a lot of dessert! Pastry chefs in the Austrian town of Seiersberg spent three whole days baking the biggest sponge cake we've ever se...

KFC Philippines Unveils Mac & Cheese Bites

Posted 11.01.2012 | Huffington Post

Every now and then we drop in on the web sites of our favorite overseas fast food chains, and today's perusal of KFC Philippines yielded one of our fa...

Tall Horse Wine Ads Lampoon Snooty Wine Industry (VIDEOS)

Posted 11.01.2012 | Huffington Post

We've got to hand it Tall Horse wines, which recently released a few hilarious ads poking fun at the wine industry. It takes guts to laugh at yourself...

Chipotle To Serve Craft Beer In 15 Chicago Locations

Posted 11.02.2012 | Huffington Post

Burrito chain Chipotle is about to earn even more indie cred as several locations begin adding craft beer to their drinks lineups. The burrito chai...

Arby's Continues To Attack Subway Over Freshness Claims In Extended Ad (VIDEO)

Posted 11.02.2012 | Huffington Post

Arby's continues to pummel Subway in its ongoing ad campaign aimed at debunking the latter's “Eat Fresh” tagline claim. A few days ago, Arby's ...

Sugar Tarantula: Cecilia Chalmers, Cake Decorator, Creates Extremely Realistic Edible Dessert (PHOTOS)

Posted 11.02.2012 | Huffington Post

Someone call Andrew Zimmern, we've found the party favors for his next shindig. For the rest of us squeamish folk, a creative cake decorator in the...

KFC China's Smiling Meatball Dish Is Happy To See You (PHOTO)

Posted 11.02.2012 | Huffington Post

Just because it's Friday and it's been a rough week for many of us, here's (what we're 99 percent sure is) a smiling meatball courtesy of KFC China. N...

Food Books Get Retitled By Dan Wilbur's 'Better Book Titles' Project (PHOTOS)

Posted 11.05.2012 | Huffington Post

Let's face it, book titles can be confusing. Certainly, life would be easier (and more hilarious) if they described exactly what the books were about....

Salad-Making Robot Gives Us a Creepy View Of the Future (VIDEO)

Posted 11.05.2012 | Huffington Post

If ever you wanted a dead-eyed robot wielding a knife to be your next personal chef, you're in luck. The Korean Institute of Science and Technology re...

Emeril Lagasse On 'Treme': Anthony Bourdain Presents 'Darker, Sadder' Version Of Chef

Posted 11.05.2012 | Huffington Post

Emeril Lagasse's cameo on Sunday night's installment of New Orleans drama "Treme" showed a darker, more time-worn side to the seasoned celebrity chef ...

'David's Pizza Commercial' Is Creepy, Funny And So Much More (VIDEO)

Posted 11.05.2012 | Huffington Post

To finish out what we hope wasn't a too-stressful Monday, we present something called "David's Pizza Commercial," which pretty much killed any desire ...

Restaurants Help Out Post-Sandy With Benefits, Specials And Volunteer Work

Posted 11.06.2012 | Huffington Post

As hard-hit areas of New York City and other places up and down the East coast begin to piece themselves back together in the wake of Hurricane Sandy,...

Bacon Mobius Strip: Shapeways 3D Printers Creates 'Bacon' In Fantastical Shape (VIDEO)

Posted 11.06.2012 | Huffington Post

Thanks to the imaginative folks at Shapeways 3D printers, weird-shaped bacon is now a thing. The company recently dreamed up a slice of bacon formed i...

Starbucks Appeals To Regional Tastes With Tweaks To Decor And Offerings

Posted 11.06.2012 | Huffington Post

As Starbucks eyes expansion in international markets with increasingly keen interest -- it plans to accelerate growth abroad in 2013 -- the chain is b...

Ferran Adria Makes Pepsi Soda Can Debut (PHOTO)

Posted 11.06.2012 | Huffington Post

Well, here's the fruit of iconic Spanish chef Ferran Adrià's partnership with PepsiCo. Behold! A Pepsi can with Adrià's face plastered on the side. ...

'Binders Full Of Burgers' By Lisa Rienermann and Anna Lena Schiller Shows Election Data In Fast Food Form (PHOTOS)

Posted 11.07.2012 | Huffington Post

The election is finally over! But before we all go on a collective politics cleanse, let's take a moment to reflect on Obama and Romney's campaigns -...

2013 Will Be The 'Year Of The Bun,' Says 'Burger Business'

Posted 11.07.2012 | Huffington Post

Surprisingly, none of the food/restaurant prognosticators this year is forecasting the collapse of the better-burger bubble. Instead we read that peop...

Microwave Vending Machine From EatWave Vending Serves Up A Complete Meal

Posted 11.07.2012 | Huffington Post

Who needs restaurants or heck, even cooking utensils with inventions like this? A company called EatWave Vending has created a vending machine that ac...

Edible Deodorant, Deo Perfume Candy, Promises To Make You Smell Like Roses

Posted 11.07.2012 | Huffington Post

The next time you're rifling through your leftover Halloween candy, consider this: What if eating sweets could actually make you smell sweet, too? ...

'Oncle Sam' Popcorn Machine Pops Each Kernel Individually (VIDEO)

Posted 11.07.2012 | Huffington Post

Don't you hate when your bag of popcorn pops too quickly? Oh wait, that never happens. Instead of creating something that makes life easier, studen...

Musical Lunch Box, Soundwich, Pairs Songs With Sandwiches

Posted 11.07.2012 | Huffington Post

Sure, we loved lunch boxes and music boxes when we were kids. But new musical lunch boxes from a Portugese sandwich company have us scratching our hea...

Taco Bell Announces New Dessert Line, XXL Steak Nachos

Posted 11.07.2012 | Huffington Post

This year has been a big one for Taco Bell. It unveiled its new Cantina menu and announced a design overhaul. On Thursday, Taco Bell launches an entir...

Anthony Bourdain And Eric Ripert's Chocolate Bar, Good & Evil, To Debut Friday

Posted 11.08.2012 | Huffington Post

If you haven't heard, the whirling dervish that is Anthony Bourdain has partnered with chef Eric Ripert and chocolatier Christopher Curtin on a chocol...