Is yogurt worth arguing over?
What makes Hellmann’s “real” mayonnaise real?
You have to break some eggs to make an omelet. And according to a lawsuit from the maker of Hellmann's, the same goes for mayonnaise.
The food company Unilever is suing a California company that uses the word "Mayo" in its sandwich spread name. Unilever says that federal reg...
- Posted on November 14, 2014
Would you eat chocolate-covered bugs?
The menu includes crickets and wax worms on toothpick skewers for dipping in a fountain of melted chocolate. It also includes "tarsal toffee" made with bug legs and mealworms, and fudge infused with crickets and marshmallows.
What looked like a Halloween trick was actually a...
- Posted on October 18, 2014
Would you wait in a line all night for a hot dog?
Chicago's hippest hot dog stand helped turn the lowly sausage into a culinary superstar. Customers even could order hot dogs stuffed with exotic ingredients. Like rattlesnake.
So when the owner announced the gourmet shop was closing, everyone expected hot dog fans to line u...
- Posted on October 7, 2014
Burger King Japan's latest meal is the new black
The first Kuro, or black, burger had a signature black bun and sauce. Last year's edition, the Kuro Ninja, added a slice of (non-black) bacon to the signature black components. Now Burger King Japan is going black on black.
The fast-food chain has added black cheese and deep...
- Posted on September 23, 2014
Tour a big city – one pizza at a time!
Chicago is famous for its deep-dish pizza. But tourists wouldn't know that the locals more often eat a thinner-crust, tavern-style pie topped with homemade Italian sausage and cut into squares, not slices. Not unless they went on a pizza tour.
Chicago is one of a handful of ...
- Posted on September 19, 2014
Could you eat a 100-foot-long bratwurst?
About 50 people volunteered this week to carefully grill a 100-foot bratwurst - without burning or breaking it. And this was just for practice.
Belleville, Illinois, is about to celebrate its 200th anniversary. During the festivities, volunteers will attempt to grill a brat...
- Posted on September 12, 2014
School’s favorite cookie banned from cafeteria
A favorite, and locally famous, cafeteria treat is off the menu forever in one northeast Ohio school system because of new federal nutritional guidelines.
The government's edict to provide healthier foods and cut fats and cholesterol will put an end to the sale of the Elyria...
- Posted on August 26, 2014
Does the 5-second rule really work?
The 5-second rule states that food dropped on the floor for less than 5 seconds is still safe to eat. But to really answer the question, we need to ask another – how lucky do you feel?
It can take less than 5 seconds for 150 to 8,000 bacteria like Salmonella to hop a ride...
- Posted on May 16, 2014
“Do you want seasoning with your fries?”
McDonald's says it plans to start testing seasoned french fries. Testing will begin at select U.S. locations starting Friday.
The world's biggest hamburger chain says the test of its "Shakin' Flavor Fries" will take place at restaurants in northern California and St. Louis. ...
- Posted on May 15, 2014
Is yogurt worth arguing over?
The New York Senate's debate about declaring yogurt the state's official snack was intended to teach a fourth-grade class about government. But it became a lesson on legislative silliness from David Lettermen and Jon Stewart.
The Senate spent 45 minutes this week debating th...
- Posted on May 11, 2014