Monday, October 15, 2007

News Snack

I've never eaten at KFC so you can imagine how surprised I was to discover that they sold their legs and thighs in high heels.
Nearly naked PETA protesters snarl traffic at KFC

By one reckoning there are close to 9 billion chickens born in the United Sates per year that are destined to be food. The life span of one of these chickens is typically 43 days.

The oldest Peking Duck Restaurant in China is going public. Check this out: they already sell 3 million ducks a year! Offering by Peking-Duck Chain May Lead a Wave of China IPOs -

It's tap water or nothing for customers at fifteen Salt Lake restaurants [Source]
Salt Lake City takes on Bottled Water

Toothache flower (Spilanthes acmela) is being touted as the next big thing (yawn).
Little flower bud explodes onto food scene

This probably deserves a post of it's own, but I'm too busy to write at length about anything right now. But check this out. It's a really clever ad for relatively inexpensive kitchen gadgets that is masquerading as slide show about the super hi-tech tool of "molecular gastronomy."
See if you can find the devices that PopSci is trying to shill by associating them with very expensive instruments that no home cook would ever buy.
Kitchen Gadgets Bonanza - Photo Gallery


Jennie/Tikka said...

Now, don't get me wrong - I really like fast food, but not KFC. Years ago I gave it up after having it come right back up and out - twice, on different occassions. I stopped eating it altogether after that.

The salt levels were so high, as well as the fat - and I honestly can say its difficult to keep down at times.

Gary Allen said...

Re: Toothache Plant.

I didn't know about the flowerbuds... but the leaves of a purple cultivar of the plant --"Oleraceae" -- are sometimes used in salads (which sems a bit extreme to me), or cooked as a garnish for white rice.

The Foodist said...

Can I get two thighs to go?

..yuk yuk yuk