In which we highlight the past week in food, either at home or abroad.

  • “While some products like Spermies, Seagull Poo and Camel Balls are intentional, most are simple casualties of translation, like Ghana's Pee Cola and Japan's Homo Sausage.” Top Ten Rude Food Names.
  • “According to a Sept. 29th Fox News report that did not include any mad, frothing commentary from Glenn Beck, a fresh batch of Census data reveals that 10.3 percent of all American households are using food stamps.” Food Stamp Use Bigger Than Bacon Chocolate.
  • “You will also find rows, sometimes boxes in the aisle waiting to be unpacked, even crates if you're lucky, of mystifyingly inexpensive Nutella, that Italian chocolate-hazelnut spread that is, depending on your lifestyle choices, either a great kids' snack food, a terrific filling for handmade crêpes, or a perfectly reasonable substitute for sex or methamphetamines.” Best Place to Buy Nutella: Super King Market.
  • “Leftover. Two four letter words back-to-back, which is exactly how many feel about them.” A Lesson in Leftovers: Chicken Salad Sandwiches.
  • “Your Tim Burton joke here _______.” Your Berkshire Pig Update, Part 2: McCall's Gets a 2nd Berkshire Pig.
  • “You're either watching Terence Winter and Martin Scorsese's new HBO series Boardwalk Empire, or getting your late night thrills from the pages of The Sugar King of Havana: The Rise and Fall of Julio Lobo, Cuba's Last Tycoon by John Paul Rathbone or The Coke Machine: The Dirty Truth Behind The World's Favorite Soft Drink by Michael Blanding, two recently released non-fiction food titles.” The Sugar King of Havana and The Coke Machine: Two New Non-Fiction Titles To Curb Your Afternoon Vending Machine Runs.
  • “In restaurant musical chairs, as in life and in the CBS show Survivor, there are those who seem to know how to play the game inherently.” Restaurant Musical Chairs, Mexican Edition: Frida's Tacos in, Santito's Tortas out.
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