The Friday Five – January 21st, 2011

21 01 2011

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

1.  Good news for people who don’t like foods that are bitter: there is now a pill that blocks bitter flavours.  Campari, here I come! (Salon)

2.  We’ve always been told to eat our fruits and vegetables for good health but you may want to take heed of these 21 Deadly Dishes. Of course, not many people consume 11 lbs. of rhubarb leaves or an entire nutmeg in one sitting… (The Daily Meal)

3.  Savannah’s favourite celebrity chef, Paula Deen, recently celebrated her 64th birthday. To honour Paula, you can enjoy some of her creations such as Deep-Fried Butter Balls, Bacon Wrapped Fried Mac ‘n’ Cheese and Bacon Donut Egg Brunch Burgers (yes, they are real recipes).  I think I feel a little sick, y’all. (Serious Eats, Food Network)

4.  Scotch drinkers can now get their favourite tipple to go with Scotch Whisky in a Can. I can only imagine how rowdy some Scottish football fans could get – there are 8 shots of liquor per can. (Eater)

5.  A bar in Massachusetts is experimenting with allowing customers to text servers to speed up service.  Do we really need to be encouraged to do more texting at the table than we’re already doing? (

Have a great weekend!

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