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  Post-Boxing Dim Sum

A good reward for a big workout.



The sad part about this is that it wouldn't have been a problem in Canada. The criminal charges part. I know a few people who have eaten brownies and gone a little nuts.

YouTube - Great 911 phone call

  Cobb Salad


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Company potluck today. Guess what I'm bringing?

... and shortening your lifespan.

There are many things to consider here. Some are out to "get their money's worth" by ingesting the most amount of the costliest items. Others would like to sample small amounts of dozens of different dishes. While still others may want to eat as much of their favorite item as they can possibly do in one sitting.


My philosophy lies somewhere in the middle of all of this. I try to allot a large portion of my meal to high cost items, while sampling things that look tasty and also making sure that I get to those items that I know and love. This can be tricky to do though, especially at very large buffets or one that you're not too familiar with. Using the prescribed techniques you will soon find yourself more capable of meeting this objective.

The All-Inclusive All-You-Can-Eat Buffet Guide « Eating The Road

  Mummy Jerky


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Amazing what a pound of ground turkey and a malformed cookie cutter can do on a lazy Sunday.

These are the remains of Emperor Nimbala and family, rulers of Zuben Five over 29 million years ago.

However, they're not teriyaki-style.

  Creepy Halloween food

A Thai bakery which specializes in bread that looks like human body parts. (shudder)

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Imagine running up to the bakery around the corner and coming across bread shaped like body parts. Sound yummy? Artist Kittiwat Unarrom creates just that; gruesome works of art out of bread.

Thailand is really crazy for human meat - AsianTown.NET

According to this one author, it's in a skillet, over medium heat. With butter.

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Okay, so here's the Ducasse method of making a rib steak, as interpreted by me. This is a 45-minute process, assuming you start with a steak that has been allowed to come up to room temperature or that at least has been out of the refrigerator long enough to take the chill off it. The method starts with a skillet -- in my case cast-iron but any good skillet works fine as does a pot like a rondeau -- heated to a medium heat. The steak is started on its edge. The reason for this is twofold: first, it renders the fat so you're able to cook the steak in beef fat (this echoes Ducasse's principles of flavor reinforcement, which are nearly universal in his cooking); second, it creates an appetizing appearance on the edges.

The Best Way to Cook a Thick Steak - eG Forums

  Lunch at TJ's


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A BLT and a cup of coffee. TJ's Coffee Shop and Lunch Bar.

  Dim Sum


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Breakfast. It's a good thing. Going to King Tin until Cameron House re-opens.

  Insane Sandwiches

Some look delicious. Others, well ...

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If I ever get married (again), this will be on the top of the cake.

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12 Funniest Wedding Cake Toppers - Oddee.com

  Pho Shizzle


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Yes, there is a restaurant in Cambridge that has this name.

Does this merlot make you horny, baby?

Researchers concluded that levels of sexual desire were higher in women who were moderate drinkers of red wine than in their counterparts who preferred other alcoholic drinks, or were teetotal.

One theory put forward by the team of Italian doctors who carried out the study is that chemical compounds found in red wine may improve sexual functioning by increasing blood flow to key areas of the body.

Red wine increases women's sexual desire - Telegraph

  Bangers


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Mash to follow.

  How to Make Kool Aid Wine

Bleaaah! Just in case you end up in prison.

There should be a fine layer of dead yeast and such lying on the bottom of the bottle. This stuff isn't poisonous, but it tastes awful and is known to give you bad gas.

Yeasty-beasties cloud the wine, taste bad and can give you diarrhea. Aesthetics count. It is difficult to be proud of cloudy wine but a crystal clear 14% wine is something to be proud of, regardless of how you did it or how cheap it tastes!

Add the two packages of Kool Aid powder to the wine in the new bottle, cap the bottle, then shake it for a few seconds to mix it thoroughly. Try tasting a bit, it will probably be awful. Don't dump it out, it will get way better! Adding some more sugar here may improve the flavor a bit, but it really needs to age a little while longer.

How to Make Kool Aid Wine: 12 steps - wikiHow

  SOS BBQ


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OMG, LOL! They have fantastic pulled pork and brisket here. It's just north of Waterloo, on highway 15 (Lobsinger Line). Try the Brunswick stew as well.

Update: Location on Google Maps

  KW Ribfest


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â.¦ and beer show. If someone reads this, and is in town today, please come by and help me use up some of these beer tokens. I bought waaay too many.

  Frakkin' Toasters

I'm looking at getting a new toaster sometime. Mine just leaves a big toast-sized burn mark on both sides of the toast.

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The toaster has a Centurion's face on its side complete with a red LED light that moves side-to-side, just like a Centurion's eye. It also has two different plates on the slots now: one burning the Cylon image, the other burning the phrase "FRAK OFF." I like to think that the hostility is directed at the Darth Vader toaster. It makes the toast extra crunchy.

Oddly enough, this new Cylon toaster is supposedly produced for the San Diego Comic-Con and only 2000 units are available, yet you won't be able to buy it at Comic-Con (though it will make appearances at the Con as a display). If you want one, you have to purchase it at the NBC-Universal online store and they'll ship it to you in September. Be aware, though, that this kind of BSG goodness will set you back $90. If you do choose to get it, I hope you'd still have money left to buy the Complete Series Bluray.

Frakkin' Toasters, They're Everywhere

Neat article on homebrewing from Imbibe magazine. I've got the print version of it, and I'm sorely tempted to turn the studio into a Drew Carrey-esque microbrewery.

Working out of the basement in his two-story home in Bolingbrook, Illinois, Formanek is one of America's most-decorated amateur beer makers. He's a seven-time Midwest Home Brewer of the Year, and he's won 23 American Homebrewers Association medals--his crisp, effervescent pilsner, strong Scotch ale and potent Russian imperial stout all won silver in 2008's AHA competition. "You can't win them all," says Formanek, whose secret is pushing styles to their extreme, without creating extreme beers. "When I brew an American ale, it will be hoppier. If I brew a Scottish ale, it will be maltier. I accentuate characteristics, while still creating a drinkable beer."

Vision Quest: Homebrewers Living the Dream - Imbibe Magazine


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