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Joe Satran
Joe reports on food and culture as a staff writer for The Huffington Post. He was an English major at Yale and has worked at DETAILS magazine, for the Huffington Post Blog Team and at the Yale Sustainable Food Project. In college, he started Yale's biggest campus blog, The Bullblog. He lives in Los Angeles.

Entries by Joe Satran

Why Ben & Jerry's Will Never Put Bacon In Its Ice Cream

(48) Comments | Posted May 29, 2015 | 7:00 AM

A few years back, graphic designer Jon Defreest made waves online for mocking up a fake flavor of Ben & Jerry's ice cream inspired by "Parks and Recreation" character Ron Swanson's love of breakfast foods. It was called "All The Bacon And Eggs You Have" and...

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McDonald's Pins Its Turnaround Hopes On Toasted Buns

(0) Comments | Posted May 28, 2015 | 7:22 PM

In the perilous jungle that is the fast food world, McDonald's has long been king, with a reach and clout far exceeding even its strongest rivals. But this lion, this silverback gorilla, is wounded and losing blood fast: its sales and profits have plummeted as consumers flock toward...

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This Video Will Make You Think Twice About What's In Your Bottle Of Bourbon

(0) Comments | Posted May 28, 2015 | 6:40 PM

When you buy a bottle of bourbon, you're buying 750 mL of an intoxicating, delicious liquid. But you're also buying a story. It's a story that stretches back to the dawn of America, a tale of backwoods ingenuity and grit producing one of the finest liquors ever to grace the...

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Estudo descobre que camarão congelado é nojento demais

(2) Comments | Posted May 28, 2015 | 5:46 PM

Passe longe do coquetel de camarão. Repetimos, passe bem longe do coquetel de camarão. Quer dizer, só se ele for feito com camarão congelado.

Por quê? A Consumer Reports acaba de publicar um detalhado estudo sobre a segurança alimentar dos camarões congelados e descobriu alguns resultados aterradores.

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Meat Giant Hormel To Gobble Up Slightly Smaller Meat Giant Applegate Farms

(5) Comments | Posted May 28, 2015 | 12:02 PM

Hormel Foods announced plans this week to acquire natural meat producer Applegate Farms for $775 million. The move will allow Hormel, best known for making the mysterious cured meat product known as Spam, to tap into rapidly growing consumer demand for healthier, more environmentally conscious foods.


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Your Margarita Could Get A Lot Cheaper, Thanks To A Proposed Liquor Tax Bill

(76) Comments | Posted May 28, 2015 | 11:15 AM

Tired of paying $14 for just one lousy cocktail?

Then you might like the bill that Representatives Todd Young (R-Ind.) and John Yarmuth (D-Ken.) introduced to the House this week.

In the Distillery Innovation and Excise Tax Reform Act of 2015, they propose to slash federal...

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Gwyneth Paltrow And Tracy Anderson Set To Release Food Line, Selling Juices And ... Frosting Shots?

(5) Comments | Posted May 27, 2015 | 12:43 PM

Gwyneth Paltrow wants to get into your kitchen.

This isn't exactly breaking news, of course. Ever since the Oscar-winning actress reinvented herself as a healthy lifestyle guru, authoring two quotable cookbooks and launching the lifestyle website Goop, she's been trying to insinuate herself into the...

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Millennials Hate Beer, MorganStanley Report Finds

(25) Comments | Posted May 27, 2015 | 11:59 AM

Macro-brews are in dire straits. Anheuser-Busch and MillerCoors have been reporting precipitous sales declines for years as consumers have switched away from beer brands like Budweiser, Bud Light and Miller Light toward craft beer, wine and spirits.

Some analysts have blamed the recession's impact on...

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A 'Global Prosecco Shortage' Isn't Happening, Italian Wine Producer Says

(12) Comments | Posted May 22, 2015 | 6:53 PM

It's been a very scary week for prosecco fans.

On Wednesday, Robert Cremonese, an executive at prosecco producer Bisol, told Drinks Business that bad weather in several Italian wine-growing regions may have caused prosecco production to drop enough to spark a "global prosecco shortage." Since then, news...

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Bacon Prices Plummet After Hitting All-Time High

(462) Comments | Posted May 22, 2015 | 2:37 PM

Bacon prices rose consistently for nearly five years, reaching an all-time high of $6.11 a pound in June 2014. But now they've finally started to drop.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics' latest Consumer Price Index report, released Friday morning, showed that the price of a...

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Real Cuban Rum Could Soon Return To America

(7) Comments | Posted May 22, 2015 | 11:06 AM

The lifting of the United States' embargo on Cuban imports, which many expect to occur within the next two years, could be great news for American fans of drinks like the mojito.

For the past 53 years, Americans have been unable to get their hands on Cuban rum....

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Here's Why You Shouldn't Make Frozen Margaritas With Fresh Lime Juice

(152) Comments | Posted May 21, 2015 | 4:00 PM

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I'm going to let you in on a little secret: You don't need to use fresh lime juice when you make frozen margaritas.

If you've always heard that you should only ever use freshly squeezed juice in cocktails, this probably sounds like blasphemy....

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11 Party Mistakes That Almost Every Host Makes

(7) Comments | Posted May 20, 2015 | 6:20 PM

Maybe it's your birthday. Maybe your godson is graduating from college. Maybe it's a Saturday night and your name is Emily Gilmore. Maybe it's a Thursday night and you're the Entertainment Chair of your fraternity. But for whatever reason, you're throwing a party. The invitations have gone out, and you've...

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Here Are GIFs Of All The Times Alicia And Kalinda Drank Together On 'The Good Wife'

(0) Comments | Posted May 19, 2015 | 6:08 PM

Warning: This post contains spoilers from the first six seasons of "The Good Wife," up to and including the season 6 finale.

When the sixth season of "The Good Wife" came to a close on May 10, it marked the end of one of TV's most powerful, complicated relationships: Kalicia....

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These Are The Best Restaurants In America, According To A Group Of Hardcore Gourmets

(27) Comments | Posted May 19, 2015 | 4:08 PM

What's the best restaurant in America?

Is it The French Laundry in Yountville, California? Or Le Bernardin in New York? Maybe Joel Robuchon at the Mansion in Las Vegas?

Not according to the elite corps of gourmets who vote on

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This Gorgeous Video Reveals How Mozzarella Is Made By Hand

(0) Comments | Posted May 18, 2015 | 4:51 PM

Mozzarella is the most popular cheese in the United States; USDA data show that the average American eats 11.5 pounds of the stuff every year, mostly atop pizzas.

The ubiquity of mozzarella can sometimes blind us to its beauty, so it's good, sometimes, to have a reminder....

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CDC Report Shows Vibrio, A Deadly Type Of Food Poisoning, Is On The Rise

(13) Comments | Posted May 16, 2015 | 9:24 AM

The Centers For Disease Control and Prevention issued a new report on food safety this week that had a little good news, and quite a bit of bad news, for American consumers.

The report, which is based on data collected by the CDC's FoodNet program, compared food...

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Art Collector Robert Ellsworth Left His Two Favorite Waitresses $50,000 In His Will

(35) Comments | Posted May 15, 2015 | 5:38 PM

For many years, according to the New York Post, wealthy art collector Robert Ellsworth ate almost every meal at Donohue's Steak House on the city' Upper East Side; his go-to order was a grilled cheese with bacon. In that time, he developed a friendly rapport with many of...

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Taco Bell Could Soon Start Serving Alcohol

(964) Comments | Posted May 15, 2015 | 1:24 PM

Alcohol has never been hard to find at Taco Bell, at least during the Mexican fast food chain's signature Fourthmeal period late at night. It courses through patrons' veins!

Soon, though, one Taco Bell in Chicago could make the presence of alcohol official by putting it on the menu....

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I Thought I Would Always Hate Beer. Here's How I Came To Love It.

(434) Comments | Posted May 14, 2015 | 5:42 PM

I love beer. I love its flavor, its texture, its ease and its ability to complement all types of food. I love stouts, I love sours, I love IPAs. I love drinking beer at home and I love drinking beer at bars. I love discovering exciting new beers and I...

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