Thursday, December 22, 2011

Olive Garden Avoids Pesto, GOP Cocktails, Guy Fieri Jewelry & More

Thursday, December 22, 2011
The Wall Street Journal has a great article by Sara Nassauerabout struggles several chain restaurants face when trying to find the balance of offering familiar versus adventurous cuisine. While gnocchi may be considered a commonplace Italian food to many, to some Olive Garden diners it is way too foreign.
Authorities Close Restaurant After Finding Rotting Bear In Fridge
Guy Fieri Jewelry Can Be Yours
Coming Soon To White Castle: Beer?
The Stiff Romney, Tea Party For Two And More GOP Cocktails
Imbibe: 5 Spiced Cocktails (And A Mocktail) For The Holidays
Looking to spice up your holiday cocktails? Imbibe's November/December issue finds the warming spices of winter in everything from baking spice-infused syrups to spirits distilled with a variety of savory spices -- here are a few favorites that are sure to liven up your seasonal festivities.
Travel & Leisure: Traditional Holiday Foods From Around The World (PHOTOS)
The same old, same old won't necessarily be available abroad, so if you're leaving home for the holidays, embrace the opportunity to savor the season as celebrated in another part of the world.
Food52: 8 New Hanukkah Classics
No Hanukkah table would be complete without the symbolic (and delicious) fried foods we all look forward to year after year.
Marcus Samuelsson: How Food Politics Can Affect Your Election Choices
Food accessibility, costs, and subsidies will come into sharp focus as Congress looks to cut at least $23 billion in subsidies in the 2012 Farm Bill. While cuts are crucial to stem the growing deficit, many will only hurt the population and can threaten the economy in the long run.
Rep. Louise Slaughter: What's in Your Christmas Ham?
Before you sit down to your holiday ham this season, think on this -- nearly half of pigs on U.S. farms carry MRSA, a "super bug" that causes all kinds of tough-to-treat infections.

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