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Back in the day, I could run a turn on 10:1 by myself. 10:1 is the meat used in a McDonald’s hamburger and cheeseburger, so named because there are ten beef patties to a pound. To cook a McDonald’s cheeseburger back in the day, you laid up to 12 patties on the grill and seared…

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It’s not often that you discover a brand new food that is both surprising and spectacular and doesn’t include an ingredient that I’ve never heard of before. But behold, the bacon lollipop, available at Turning Point in Manalapan, New Jersey.

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These hideous monstrosity – if you can believe it – are cashews. They grow on the end of the cashew apple. Bizarre. Right? Cashew apples are sweet and tangy. Brazilians squeeze them for juice, and Indians ferment the juice into an alcohol. But most of the apples are discarded because they are too delicate to…

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I’m a person with a slightly limited palate. I don’t like green, leafy vegetables. I despise mayonnaise and tartar sauce and pickles and relish. I’m not a fan of Indian or Thai and Chinese, though I can probably find something to eat on the menu if pressed. I think sushi is ridiculous. People are fond…

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Here’s how I know that the Kit Kat is a terrible candy bar: It’s not because it’s cheap chocolate poured over a tasteless wafer bar. It’s not because it’s dry and crumbly. It’s not because eating a Kit Kat makes you thirsty. It’s not even because it tastes like despair. No, it’s none of those things.…

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Elysha and I went to dinner on Saturday night with friends. I ordered a Diet Coke. When it arrived, it was adorned with an unrequested wedge of lemon but no straw. When I asked for a straw, I was informed by our server that the restaurant had eliminated straws in an effort to be more…

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Thanksgiving is upon us. A day of food, family, and friends. A day of giving thanks for all our good fortune.   And with it, the prospect of strife at the dinner table. Democrats vs. RepublicansRex Sox fans vs. Yankees fans Carnivores vs. vegansBeatles vs. StonesCat people vs. dog peopleMouth breathers vs. nose breathers These feuds can sometimes ruin an…

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I don’t like it when people of import are forgotten by history. William Dawes, for example, made the exact same ride as Paul Revere on that fateful night. Took the same risks and accomplished the same goal, but because William Wadsworth Longfellow failed to mention Dawes in his famous poem, Americans do not know his…

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Bad news for all you non-teetotalers: There’s no amount of liquor, wine or beer that is safe for your overall health, according to a new analysis of 2016 global alcohol consumption and disease risk. Alcohol was the leading risk factor for disease and premature death in men and women between the ages of 15 and…

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I’m allergic to mustard. When I eat mustard, my skin becomes inflamed, I get sick to my stomach, and enter the early stages of anaphylactic shock.  I’ve been in anaphylactic shock thanks to my bee allergy before, so I’m a bit of an expert on the matter.  Thankfully, I’ve never experienced anything close to anaphylactic…

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