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If These Finnish Death Metal Cough Drops Don't Fix You Right Up...

Then this bizarre TV commercial didn't do its job
Oct 22, 2014 3:00 pm

You might need a throat lozenge or two during Finland's famous endless winter, so try Zyx. This commercial is basically any commercial for Ricola cough drops, but written instead by an edgy 23-year-old at a trendy Scandinavian production company with one syllable and a cool accent. The cough drops are probably made with foraged medicinal greens, rare turquoise berries and fermented skate placenta, so pick up a box and get right back to business. 

It's Hard Out There For A Liberian Restaurant

Ongoing health scare isn't the greatest appetizer
Oct 16, 2014 2:30 pm

One Minnesota restaurant has recently made national headlines. Sadly, it's not because of the food. Well, not the quality of the food, anyway. It's the genre. Mama Ti’s, located outside Minneapolis, specializes in Liberian home cooking. Talk about bad timing.

Gird Your Bacon: Meatless Monday = Evil Brainwashing Propaganda?

Oh wait no, it's just Fox News doing Fox News
Sep 15, 2014 3:35 pm

You'll need to see this clip of Mr. Texas Agriculture Commissioner accosting the most friendly and inoffensive step man has taken towards becoming healthier and more environmentally responsible: Meatless Monday. Now we've seen tantrums thrown over tofu before...usually from picky kids.

Today In "It's About Freaking Time" News: Freezerburns Guy Walks Off

Ng quits over Kid Cuisine: "Take this mic off me."
Sep 10, 2014 10:00 am

Every celebrity, big or small, HBO or internet, frozen food enthusiast or not, has their own "okay, enough of this shit" breaking point. YouTube series Freezerburns' Gregory Ng hit bottom after attempting to review a How To Train Your Dragon 2-themed Kid Cuisine and ...just not being able to. He couldn't do it. Now, watch him not be able to do it and find out what happened.

Drink Your Superfoods: This New Book Will Show You How

Jason Manheim's book goes beyond quinoa and kale
Sep 5, 2014 8:00 am

Superfood this, superfood that – by now, we’ve all heard so much about superfoods and seen them become just another marketing tool, like “natural.” Here to restore your faith is Superfood Juices, Smoothies & Drinks, a new cookbook by Jason Manheim that focuses on superfood ingredients, which “contain an exceptional amount of nutrition per serving.” Try these two colorful and unusual superfood drink recipes from the book.

There's Hope Yet: Study Shows Junk Food Cravings Are Reversible.

Quinoa salad, greens are the new hot dogs, burgers
Sep 2, 2014 1:00 pm

Do you find yourself constantly craving what can best be described as “junk food”? You know exactly what we mean: Cupcakes, French fries, bacon, bacon, more bacon. You’re not alone here. The good news is that there’s hope on the horizon for those hoping to cease having these common cravings and it comes from a new brain scan study. Read on.

5 Busy Chefs On Staying Happy, Healthy And Relatively Gout-Free

Fitness can be a relative term for a restaurant pro
Jul 24, 2014 8:00 am

Last week we invited a crew of very busy chefs to stop by the Food Republic Test Kitchen and talk about the challenges — and ultimate successes — of staying healthy while working around serious food. How do their clothes still fit, you ask? What’s this about Brazilian jiu-jitsu? We got answers from Jamie Bissonnette, Michael Chernow, Daniel Holzman, Alex Stupak and Noah Bernamoff. 

The Gloves Come Off! California's Controversial Glove Law Has Been Repealed.

Unpopular measure went into effect this year
Jun 30, 2014 10:16 am

In a rather quick about-face, the Senate has unanimously voted to repeal the controversial law that required chefs to wear latex gloves at all times while cooking. The measure had several purported benefits, but was met with resistance by many of the state's chefs and bartenders. Details, after the jump.

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