Derek Thomas

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  • 5 years ago | Food in the Media

    Want to eat healthier, feel better and live longer? A million suggestions are out there on how to do just that, but a good place to start might be processed foods. As in, not eating them. Doritos, M&M's, Oscar Mayer wieners, McDonald's french frie...

  • 6 years ago | Cheap Eats

    TV dinners have come a long way since Swanson's Hungry Man. Have you taken a look in your grocer's freezer section lately? Salisbury steak is so comforting, yet so yesterday. Here are five frozen dinners that just might freak you out. 1. Chunil Fo...

  • 6 years ago | Events

    Last weekend's Japanese Food Festival at the Torrance Cultural Arts Center served up more than just food, though there was plenty of that too. Among the festivities: awaodori and yosakoi dance performances, samurai sword dramatics, a traditional J...

  • 6 years ago | Fast Food

    While America may be known around the world as a fast food paradise, there are actually some menu items you can't get stateside. Here are our Top 5 oddities from abroad. 1. McDonald's Spaghetti and Fried Chicken (Philippines) Fried chicken with a ...

  • 6 years ago | Last Night

    Tweeps took over Hollywood & Highland's Kodak Theater for the 140 Character Conference, the second edition of Jeff Pulver's global Twitter initiative (first in New York, next in London) that explores the effects of the real-time web on business, m...

  • 6 years ago | Fast Food

    In a typically outrageous Japanese promotional campaign, Burger King Japan is offering a Godzilla-sized, seven-patty Whopper for seven days only to celebrate the release of Microsoft's Windows 7 operating system. While you won't find the Windows 7...