Score one for the ladies … I think? The venerable Nathan’s hot dog eating contest, held each year on the 4th of July, is now adding a women’s-only division. Women only comprise two of the world’s top 10 competitive eaters. The Major League Eating organization — yes, that actually exists — thinks the ladies should have to compete against each other at the annual International Hot Dog Eating Contest at Nathan’s Famous on Coney Island, not the eight other men. “Serena Williams didn’t have to beat Roger Federer to win the Wimbledon title, and we don’t think Sonya Thomas (‘The Black Widow’) should have to beat Joey Chestnut,” said Richard Shea, the MLE’s president. Sure, why not? Hooray for feminism! We’ve broken the ketchup ceiling! We can take on anything! [NY Post] Keep reading »
Is your sex drive sluggish? Maybe you should lay off all the peanut butter and jelly sandwiches on Wonder Bread. A very enlightening article about sex drive killers points to white bread as a possible culprit:
“Foods such as white bread release the sugar more quickly than their wholegrain counterparts — and too much sugar is associated with energy slumps, which mean you won’t have the energy for sex.”
Wait. Does anyone past the age of 10 eat white bread? Just wondering. If it’s not the white bread weighing down your libido, it may be all that tonic water you’re drinking. [Daily Mail UK] Keep reading »
I’m glad that Yelp has finally recognized the hipsters as a category of people that need to eat. Now you can find out if a restaurant or bar is known for its “hipster” ambience. But you’d better act quickly, as once an establishment earns a “hipster” rating, all the actual hipsters stop going there. Maybe Yelp should make a “used to be hipster” option. I went to Yelp and looked up all of my favorite restaurants. I was delighted to discover that I’ve been dining “hipster” and didn’t even know it. How ironic of me. [Buzzfeed] Keep reading »
“I used to vomit after meals. It’s not something I’m proud of. But, I tell you what, a lot of people came up to me telling me how great I looked and I’d be on the cover of every magazine. I thought I looked good and it was great to be able to try on clothes and feel a million dollars. But I wasn’t happy, I really wasn’t. I would love to be the skinniest minniest person in the world but I can’t do that without being unhappy — I like food. I’m a pop star, not a model. Don’t make me feel s**t for not being really skinny and having an eating disorder.”
—Lily Allen opened up on her forthcoming British docu-reality show, “Lily Allen: Rags To Riches” that she used to have an unhealthy relationship with food. I knew there had to be something more to that song, “Everything’s Just Wonderful,” where she sings, “I wanna be able to eat spaghetti Bolognese / And not feel bad about it for days and days and days.” I’m glad you’re recovering, Lily! [Daily Mail UK] Keep reading »
Lady Gaga is not too happy about The Icecreamists newest flavor in their London ice cream parlor. It’s called Baby Gaga and it’s made from human breast milk. The milk is given by volunteers, who are registered blood donors, and then is pasteurized and mixed with vanilla pods and lemon zest. The flavor costs a whopping $23 per cup and debuted two weeks ago, with women in Lady Gaga-esque get-ups scooping it into martini glasses and topping it with liquid nitrogen and a teething biscuit. British inspectors almost instantly banned sale of the flavor and seized the first batch to make sure it met health standards.
But that hasn’t stopped Lady Gaga’s ire over the situation. Keep reading »
We’re psyched for spring for a number of reasons; warm weather brings bare legs, iced coffee, peonies, and, perhaps most importantly, the desire to fire up the grill. (Though we live in New York City, we purposefully collect a few friends with backyards and/or roof decks for such things.) A simple burger may be acceptable to serve at a barbecue, but we’d rather, to quote Emeril Lagasse, take things up a notch by stuffing our burgers with cheese, mushrooms, and other yumminess. Too bad every time we’ve tried it’s been a horrible mess. Not anymore! Williams-Sonoma’s Stuffed Hamburger Press makes the whole process neat and simple. Now can they come up with a way to stuff hot dogs please?
God, I HATE when I get coffee crotch. Wasabi nose is a bitch too. I will be more careful. Food can be very, very dangerous. [Pleated Jeans] Keep reading »
Hmmm. My sweet tooth is howling. What should I have for dessert? There’s two tasty options that I just can’t choose between. I could jet to London for some Baby Gaga, human breast milk ice cream. Yes, lactating women actually donate breast milk to the ice cream parlor. Don’t worry, it’s screened for safety. Sounds creamy and delish! But what about this deep fried Nutella nugget that looks like poop? Crunchy and chocolatey. Tough call. I think I pick the Nutella nugget. So what if it looks like doody? I can’t get down with eating another woman’s titty juice. Your turn! If you had to pick one, which would it be? [BBC, Dlisted]
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