Friday Pieday!

Keywords: pic of the day, animals pics, pizza

 

Friday, the traditional day of pizza in my house – and millions of other homes too.  Can’t think of a better way to end the week than with a slice of brick oven pizza pie.  Though some weeks are so rough that even Dominos is perfectly fine with me, as long as a saucy cheesy slice of something is on my plate!



Some accidents are more costly than others

Keywords: Clos de Griffier Vieux, cognac, luxury, food news

 

A $77,615 bottle of Clos de Griffier Vieux cognac has been accidentally shattered by a clumsy patron at the Playboy Club in London.  The bottle, dating back to 1788, had been brought out after the customer ordered two glasses and requested to see it.  The two glasses alone cost nearly $8,000.  As the customer stood up, the bottle went flying ~ and the rest… is history.  Or was history.

 

That bottle was supposed to be used this week to set a new Guinness World Record for creating the most expensive cocktail.  Mixologist Salvatore Calabrese, who himself possesses an antique spirits collection valued at over a million dollars, was to be the one creating the drink and said this about the incident: “We all just froze, then it sunk in. I’ve been heartbroken. Not because of the value of the bottle, but because it is a piece of history that has been lost.”  Calabrese later went on to joke about the accident, Tweeting that the cognac running down his floor now makes the floor of his bar the most expensive bar floor in the world.



Malaysia Noodle Festival – TODAY ONLY

Keywords: food festival, NYC, Chelsea

 

 

Being as this food fest is only being held for one day, TODAY starting at 11:30am, we just wanted to give you a friendly reminder.  Scroll down to yesterday’s post for all the details or click Here.  Happy Noodling!



Not really… But he kinda did!

Keywords: quaker oats, pepsico, marketing, advertising, diet

 

 

Oh Heeeeey Mr Quaker Oats… Lookin’ pretty good now!!  In an attempt to push their ‘energy and healthy choices’ promotion PepsiCo {owners of the oatmeal cereal brand.. jeez those guys own everything} took off about 5 pounds from the man who has been featured on the cereal box, removing his double chin – and they’ve given him a slightly more youthful look with a haircut and broader shoulders.

 

 

Larry, yes PepsiCo named him, is putting his best self forward for the  134 year old brand – trying to make it “fresh and innovative.”  Chubby Larry was with us for decades, but it’s nice to see him taking healthier approach to life so he can stay with us for decades more.



A healthy gift from Tahiti

 

Keywords: noni juice, superfoods, healthy eating

 

Tropical cultures have known about the tremendous benefits of the Noni fruit for thousands of years… finally we’re jumping on the band wagon and acknowledging the value in this superfood – as you may have seen it featured on the Today Show this morning.  It supports the immune system {antiviral, antibacterial, antifungal, anti-inflammatory}, increases energy {improving mood & aiding with sleep disorders}, and is rich with antioxidant – which aids in slowing age-related changes..  even used as an application to burns when freshly squeezed.  As with everything, once in the hands of commercial manufacturers the effectiveness of the product heads down the crapper…. if over processed and diluted then the juice won’t do much for you.  So be careful in choosing a brand.  A down side to the juice is the taste and smell – so also manufacturers may down it in sweeteners.  I’m ok with a couple seconds of nasty flavor though if it really does provide such great health benefits.  As with many organic treatments noni juice must be taken with caution.  It has detoxing properties… which means regular use may cause your body to begin purging itself of toxins – now, yes this is a good thing… and the point of doing an actual cleanse… however a temporary increase in pimples, or bouts of diarrhea or gas are possible..  Sounds gross, but I guess it all depends what you’re going for, health wise.  Consuming plenty of water – which you should be doing anyway – helps mitigate these symptoms of detoxing, to a certain extent.    Also, never try anything without consulting your dr if you already have a health condition.



Sub in avocado wherever you can!

Keywords: avocado, healthy eating, tips

 

A sandwich can potentially be a real healthy meal, but if yours isn’t complete without a thick layer of mayonnaise or butter then you’re looking at added cholesterol and calories that pretty much negate the healthy factor. Next time, spread ripe avocado on your bread instead of mayo/butter.

 

You’ll have an abundance of flavor and less calories, cholesterol, saturated fat, and sodium. Avocados are also a good source of fiber and potassium, vitamin K, folate, B6, and more than one-third of your daily value of vitamin C.  A, avocado globe contains 160 calories and 15 grams of heart-healthy unsaturated fat.

 

Avoid over-ripe avocados when choosing them… each should be firm with a slight softness when squeezed.  And the nutrion is packed into the portion of the avocado that is right up against the skin, so be sure to scrape the skin clean before tossing it into the garbage!



Is most likely gold… in your food…

Keywords: luxury, gold, NYE


 

Gold {and all things sparkly, really}  is among the most popular New Year’s Eve party colors.  But why must it be restricted to our sequence dresses and accessories?  Let’s dress up our food too!  Well, that’s what a couple companies have done – taking frivolous luxury items to a new level.

 

Ya know what would go perfect with that $11 bottle of wine you’re serving your guests?  Cheese – but not just any cheese, Stilton cheese, infused with real edible gold leaf and cinnamon Schnapps.  Britain’s Long Clawson Dairy created the diary delicacy and it goes for nearly $100 for 2 oz {which is like 200 times what Velveeta would run you!}.

 

If wine & cheese aren’t your thing, how about lollipops for adults?  A champagne flavored lollipop with real 24k gold flecks inside? You can get a two pack for $12…. because $6 for a lollipop is so normal {sarcasm}.

 

And after serving your glitzed and glammed party guests gold cheese and gold champagne lollipops, if they don’t think you’re totally nuts then after this they will!  A Korean company, Golden Woodo, is selling gold infused peanuts.  You can wrap your hands around these nuts for about $10.50 for 6 oz.