food: February 2012 Archives

275x250.jpg Mums spend 260 unnecessary hours slaving over a hot stove because of fussy kids, new national research has revealed.

The typical British mother wastes is said to notch up the extra hours every year by cooking up to three different meals every night.

Over half the nation’s under-pressure mums claim their time is wasted cooking different meals and different times for their fussy families.

Daughters have been pinpointed as the biggest ‘fussy’ culprits, with 35% of the UK claiming they are the pickiest of eaters and most likely to demand different food for dinner than their brothers and parents.

Some households are now cooking up to three different dishes every evening in a bid to please everyone’s taste buds. As well as fussy eaters, partners working late scores highly in the reasons why so many hours are being wasted.

275x250.jpg Some people complain about the cost of drinks in coffee shops, but not Logan Warren -- he recently ordered the most expensive Starbucks drink possible.

Armed with a Starbucks Rewards card entitling him to a "free birthday drink", the computer technician from Nacogdoches, Texas, decided to see what was the most pricey drink one of the barista could prepare for him.

Looking around online, the most expensive he could find was $14 (£8.80) and Logan knew he could do better, especially as there was no fine print or price limit on the offer.

So after consulting with the baristas for half an hour, the result was a $23.60 (£14.95) Java Chip Frappuccino in a Trenta cup with 16 shots of espresso and syrups, shots and powders.

Speaking of the drink, 22-year-old Logan told NewsLite: "We started with the most expensive base drink--a java chip frappuccino, and added 16 shots of espresso, along with a myriad of powders and fruits.

275x250.jpg Chocolate, oysters and Champagne are all foods typically associated with Valentines Day -- bull testicles… not so much.

But that hasn't stopped a chef from creating a testicle-filled pie which he claims will act as an aphrodisiac this Valentines Day.

The aptly named 'Cock and Bull Pie' from artisan ready meal firm Charlie Bigham’s contains only ingredients selected for their aphrodisiac and arousing qualities.

As such the £7.99 pie -- available exclusively from Ocado -- features ‘Mama Juana’ liquor and Ginseng alongside the bulls’ testicles.

Rich in testosterone, the potent properties of bull’s testicles have long been used in India where lovers swear by their power to increase sexual vigour. But will you have the balls to try it this Valentine’s Day?

275x250.jpg There's something satisfying about a glass of beer with a pizza, but for a couple in the US it was too much hassle, so they combined the two -- meet the pizza-flavoured beer.

Tom and Athena Seefurth from St Charles, Illinois came up with the odd brew five years ago and since then their Mamma Mia! Pizza Beer has become a success in the US.

And now the uniquely flavoured beer -- which has tomatoes, basil, oregano and garlic added during the brewing process -- is on its way to the UK
 
Creator Tom Seefurth said: "It tastes like normal beer when it's on your tongue. But when you swallow you get an aftertaste of pizza topping.

275x250.jpg A letter from a three-and-a-half-year-old girl who wanted to know why Tiger Bread was called that when it looks more like a giraffe has seen the product renamed.

Little Lily Robinson had initially written to Sainsbury's after being confused by the product in her mother's shopping basket and offering a new name for it.

And after customer service man Chris King (aged 27 1/3) replied saying "renaming tiger bread giraffe bread is a brilliant idea" the exchange went viral online.

Now, after a Facebook campaign the supermarket has announced it is officially renaming the loaf. Well done Lily!




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