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The Grillwalker Is Big Business In Berlin

Posted in Food & Drink, International, Videos with tags , , , , , , , on September 28, 2009 by TheDiversePurse

Grillwalker

The New York Times reports of a popular new service taking the streets of Berlin by storm – The Grillwalker; a portable cooking system that grills up sausages for consumers on-the-go. It’s a trendy invention that no doubt catches the eyes of potential customers especially since they’re found roaming commuter heavy sites like train stations. I personally couldn’t carry 44lbs of propane tank, metal grill, sausages, bread, and condiments.

(Image courtesy of Flickr user mac42)

CLICK HERE TO SEE THE GRILLWALKERS VIDEO AT NYT

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Pro-Marijuana Show Hits The Airwaves With Positive Reception

Posted in Entertainment, Fitness & Health, Food & Drink, Movies, Television with tags , , , , , , , , , , on September 16, 2009 by TheDiversePurse

medicalmarijuanaThe NY Times has an article about a new local show in the L.A. area called Cannabis Planet where viewers can learn about history, cultivation, legal issues, and even cooking with marijuana.

Despite being taken off the air by one television station, the shows executive producer Brad Lane has received only positive attention and more revenue from advertisers since Cannabis Planet found a new home with another station.

“ ‘We’re trying to show the legitimacy of this plant,’ Lane stated.

“Marijuana use has been depicted in the media for decades, though its presence has waxed and waned over the decades, from Cheech & Chong’s comedy albums and films in the late 1970s and early ’80s through more recent pot-centric efforts like Dave Chappelle’s ‘Half-Baked’ and Seth Rogan’s ‘Pineapple Express.’ On television, though, it has rarely risen above the level of a plot device or punch line — until recently.”

(Image courtesy of Flickr user tharms5)

CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL NY TIMES ARTICLE

CLICK HERE FOR CANNABIS PLANET’S WEBSITE

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Festival Gets Creative With Flags Made Of Food

Posted in Arts & Crafts, Food & Drink, International with tags , , , , , , , on September 8, 2009 by TheDiversePurse

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The Sydney International Food Festival takes place next month and as part of their media campaign they have released an array of photographs showcasing international flags made of food that is indigneous to that particular part of the world. For example in the picture above fresh basil, al dente pasta, and ripe cherry tomatoes are used to look like the Italian flag.

It’s a very cute and creative way to represent the food festival and the World Chef Showcase that will be spotlighted in Sydney as well. (via Huffington Post)

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Flashback Friday! (C&H Sugar Commercial)

Posted in Entertainment, Flashback Fridays!, Food & Drink, Music, Spot The Poly, Television, Videos with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 4, 2009 by TheDiversePurse

C&HHere’s a commercial for C & H Sugar that originally aired in the 1950’s, but re-ran in the mid-ninties. The song is pretty catchy and that little girl doing the hula is the cutest.

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Great Depression Cooking With Clara

Posted in Food & Drink, How-to, Videos with tags , , , , , , on February 24, 2009 by TheDiversePurse

91 year old Clara Cannucciari shows people going through hard times now how she and her family survived during the Great Depression of the late 1920’s/early 1930’s.

All of her recipes are easy to make and are made with basics ingredients that’ll fill an empty stomach, provide nutrition, and are tasty too. They mainly consist of rice, beans, pasta, and potatoes which were (and still are) inexpensive. Her recipes don’t include much meat as it was harder to come by in those days and quite expensive. (Via DListed)

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Five Small Steps To Losing Weight

Posted in Fitness & Health, Food & Drink with tags , , , , , on January 2, 2009 by TheDiversePurse

It’s a new year and at the top of many people’s resolution list is to lose weight. But the problem with that is, many make this goal yet lose momentum if immediate results aren’t seen.

Instead of trying to lose weight in one fell swoop it’s better to make small changes in your lifestyle. Once you incorporate some of the tips through the link below, they’ll become second nature as brushing your teeth and you’ll start to see noticeable changes in your appearance. With the addition of moderate exercise the results will be even better!

Remember to start off with little goals, say losing 2 lbs or giving up potato chips, and give yourself a time frame to make it happen. These small changes will have a huge impact overall. So good luck and stay positive! Link! (via CNN)

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Andrew Zimmern Tastes Hawaii

Posted in Entertainment, Food & Drink, Television, Travel, Videos with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 29, 2008 by TheDiversePurse

I caught the episode of Bizarre Foods last night where Andrew Zimmern visited Hawai’i. I really didn’t know what to expect since I’d previously viewed fellow chef Anthony Bourdain’s No Reservations show where he visited the islands as well. I was left a little disappointed with Bourdain’s tour.

On Bourdain’s show, which I like as well, he didn’t eat any Native Hawaiian foods nor did he have a Native Hawaiian on his show. He did have locals, however, but as most should know that oftentimes doesn’t mean the same thing. The locals, comprising of Chinese, Japanese, and Filipinos, mostly showed Bourdain local favorites (including spam masubi, chicken long rice, and some newer Pan-Asian dishes) that were introduced to Hawai’I after the mass influx of foreigners and World War II happened. It was an enjoyable show overall, but I felt it didn’t give a real perspective on Hawaiian culture that Bourdain often showcases in other episodes from his travels around the world.

However, I was pleasantly surprised when I tuned in to Andrew Zimmern’s Bizarre Foods. Not only did he sample the post World War II recipes of Hawai’I (which he didn’t care for), he also had *gasp* actual Hawaiian/Polynesians on the show! Zimmern was invited to a luau, hosted by a Hawaiian/Maori/Caucasian/Asian family where he tried traditional favorites such as kalua pig, he’e, and poi. (His faced turned into a disgusted grimace when he ate the poi though. I was laughingly perplexed as this guy will voraciously eat lamb testicles with a side of jizz yet can’t stand stuff made from a taro root. :-)). He also went on a wild boar hunt where they skinned the animal and ate the internal organs before they spoiled. Unsurprisingly, he gobbled those right up! Then he went to the island of Moloka’I where he munched on fresh ‘opihi with some laid back locals.

As you can probably guess, I prefered Zimmern’s Hawai’I show to Bourdain’s as I think it gave the viewer a more well-rounded perspective of the foods and cultures there. As Native Hawaiians are a minority in their own lands, I’m glad Zimmern (or his producers) decided to not forget us and showcase some of the more exotic fare that might not show up at a typical touristy luau.

Below is a clip of Zimmern about to bust-one eating all that ono-licious food.

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