Friday, April 22, 2011

Cabury Egg Crash Test

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Yes, I agree. This may definitely be the reason we haven't found a cure yet for cancer. (Makes sense, don't over-think it.)

Anyway, those busy scientists at the University of Nottingham in England are at it again and just in time for Easter, they're using their scientific gadgetry to conduct various "crash tests" of Cadbury creme eggs. (Yeah, I know.)

These two videos capture physicists and chemists celebrating Easter, as only they can (basically, they are the only people who have the shiny expensive equipment necessary for a proper Easter celebration).

In this first video, the physicists have dusted off their big, scary equipment to show us how they "test" the biomechanics of creme eggs. HAPPY EASTER!

Friday, April 15, 2011

Erica Out, Food In

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Jeez, could anyone really imagine a daytime world in which Susan Lucci a.k.a Erica Kane and a fictional town called Pine Valley no longer existed?? Well, looks like soon we'll certainly have to get used to it.


Seems the ABC television network will lower the curtain on two phenomenally famous daytime soaps, "All My Children" and "One Life to Live" in September 2011 and January 2012, respectively. In its place, two new daytime food-and-lifestyle show called The Chew and The Revolution aim to emulate the formula and success of ABC's The View.


The Chew will feature a rotating cast of hosts, including chef Mario Batali, restaurateur Michael Symon and nutrition expert Daphne Oz. The Revolution will feature a "dream team" of lifestyle consultants including fashion guru Tim Gunn, celebrity trainer Harley Pasternak and "American Idol" alum Kimberley Locke.


And needless to say, as much as I hate to see Erica Kane, her long list of former husbands, and the occasional long-lost son or daughter who seem to pop up from out of nowhere, leave the daytime screen (and the Soap Net channel at night), I'm happy to see two promising food-oriented shows take its place.


So after 40 illustrious years in ABC's daytime lineup, rest in piece, Erica Kane. We'll miss you, girlfriend.

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Catch a glimpse here of Susan Lucci promoting her book, titled: All My Life: A Memior

Friday, April 01, 2011

2011 James Beard Foundation Awards

Photobucket It’s that time of year again. Along with the nail-biting countdown to May and the annual James Beard Foundation Awards.

The semifinalists for the Restaurant and Chef Awards have been announced, and judges from across the country will take a look at the list below and vote to narrow it down to a final list of deserving nominees. Meanwhile, check it out to see if perhaps your favorite chefs and restaurants have at least made it to the longlist.

2011 James Beard Foundation Awards Restaurant and Chef Award Semifinalists


See the entire list here