Foodchive for January, 2010
Under a new law against animal abuse in China, individuals in caught eating either cat or dog meat could face a fine of 5,000 yuan (approximately $735) or up to 15 days in prison. Businesses involved in the practice could be fined up to 500,000 yuan (or $7,325), according to the Times Online.
The draft going to Parliament in April would be first law against animal abuse by a new, increasingly animal-loving Chinese society that no longer has the taste for canine and feline meat.
Dog meat appeared in Chinese cuisine as early as the third century B.C. and is long believed to provide warmth to those who eat it. Restaurants offering dog — or “fragrant meat” as it’s often poetically referred to — appear throughout the entire nation. Its “warming” property makes it particularly popular in winter stews and the frigid northeastern region of China.
Cat meat, however, is primarily consumed by the people of the southern Guangdong province. Cat is not as popular because of an old superstition that the feline will come back at night to retaliate.
Waking up to a vengeful minx? No thanks. We’ll leave the tail-wagging eating to Andrew Zimmern and Anthony Bourdain.
Crap is a delicious type of food. Especially spread on toast.
Foodenator Labs, Inc, recently got their sticky fingers on an upcoming breakthrough snack from Nabisco. Code named “Ass Kickers” – the product is standard Cheez-Its infused with fresh cracked black pepper – a blend of Malabar and Tellicherry peppercorns. The spokesperson we talked to explains, “the beauty of the snack is not the pepper-cheese combination, its the salt-pepper combo that brings people back to their basic spice desire.”
Our food scientists were so excited about the new release that they came up with their own recipe. See below..
Place crackers on a plate or cutting board. Add pepper.
In honor of Sara Palin’s new post as a Fox News correspondant, the staff at foodenator has decided to post her favorite cookie recipe. When Sara isn’t out shooting these big clumsy animals to mount on her wall, she is at home baking moose dropping cookies for her children.
2 sticks of butter
3/4 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup white sugar
1 tsp vanilla
2 cups flour
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
3 cups oatmeal
1 cup choped walnuts
2 cups chocolate chips
Mix all together, drop by 1/4 cup portions on a greased cookie sheet. Bake at 325 degrees for 20 minutes
Yah check out this pictorial Chocolate Fix! Lindt Lindor truffle time!
Exquisitely creamy chocolate and artistic mastery combined in this Lindor Truffle with an irresistibly smooth center guaranteed to melt the heart of every chocolate sucker. The perfect way to chow down when you want a choco taco! Watch the eating progress
With the inception of 2010, many people have jumped on the eat healthy and exercise bandwagon of New Years resolutions. Eating healthy doesn’t have to be a negative experience and often there are ways a person can integrate healthy food into their normal diets. For instance, the Morningstar Farms brand makes Veggie Bacon strips which are actually created using soy beans. This is a great substitute for bacon bits on your salad. Simply follow the directions to cook the veggie bacon in the microwave and then crumble the strips onto a salad and enjoy!
Using soy products has many health benefits and no longer means that you have to sacrifice the taste of the food just to have a healthier lifestyle. Experts believe soy products can help to ward off certain types of cancer such as breast and prostate when consumed starting at an early age. It has also been proven to reduce the risk of coronary heart disease and lower cholesterol. Soy based products contains vitamins, minerals, fiber and protein and it comes in a variety of foods that kids like, such as chocolate soy milk, frozen pizza, taco “meat” and “chicken” nuggets.
Leftover spaghetti sauce and meatballs from the weekend but not in the mood for more pasta? Try this tasty recipe for a meatball bagel sandwich.
Leftover Sauce and Meatballs
Choice of cheese
Choice of bagel
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. First, toast the bagel and spread with butter. Next, sprinkle a little garlic powder over the surface of the bagel. Take the sauce and meatballs and heat in the microwave for about 1 minute. Cut the meatballs into thin slices and layer on 1 half of the bagel. Next top with the sauce on the same half of the bagel. For the other side of the bagel, layer with your favorite kind of cheese. I have used string cheese, an Italian blend or just Parmesan. Place the bagel halves face up on the cookie sheet and toast in the oven for about 10 minutes, until the cheese and sauce is bubbly.
This dish goes great with soup or a salad!