The Friday Five – November 19th, 2010

19 11 2010

A weekly round up food and drink-related news stories:

1.  It’s that time of year again: the Butterball Turkey Hotline is gearing up for American Thanksgiving.  They’ve answered such queries as ‘is it ok to cook a turkey over kitty litter?’ and counseled a clueless cook who tried to roast a turkey on a cookie sheet. (Aol News)

2.  Getting married but finding that the costs are spinning out of control?  Why not save thousands and have a McWedding: McDonald’s restaurants in Hong Kong are offering wedding packages which includes a cake made out of apple pies and Happy Meal toys as favors. (msnbc)

3. If you’ve ever nursed a headache and upset stomach after a night out, you’ll be happy to hear about one chef’s creation: Hangover Pizza.(Lemondrop)

4.  The world’s oldest champagne was sampled this week and was described as having “an accent of mushrooms merged with sweet notes of honey”.  It was pulled from a shipwreck in the Baltic Sea last summer and is expected to sell for more than $70,000 a bottle. (Yahoo)

5.  If you ever been lured into making a recipe because of its promise that “you can have a meal on the table in less than half an hour!”, beware that it may actually take you much, much longer (p.s. – this is why I don’t put start-to-finish prep times on my recipes). (Slate.com)

Have a great weekend!

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