Monthly Archives: March 2013

March Viral Videos

The world demands the inverse of Pepsi Clear: Brown Sprite!

Kobayashi eats a pizza in one minute. It takes me eight days (“a slice of pizza for breakfast a day keeps the doctor well-paid”, I believe the saying goes.)

Free range bread has to be healthier than factory-produced bread, right?

Crown crust pizza in Canada proves that crazy pizza dishes aren’t excluded from North America.

Dominos likes you. They thought you should know that.

What is truly healthier, butter or margarine?

CBS News took a look into the world of the Jiro who dreams of sushi.

Dominos Pizza (a trend this month, apparently) awkwardly promotes Japanese digital superstar, Hatsune Miku.

Dominos Pizza also, awkwardly, promotes pizza in Taiwan.

And finally, they go to the moon.

“Blackanese” is an intriguing culinary fusion.

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MSNBC covers the “Soda Ban” heatedly, but donuts completely throw the discussion off.

This is the life of a burger.

Dabbawallas deliver more impressively than your local take-out guy.

An Oreo gun? YES.

Sticks of eggs? Maybe?

Triple Double Challenge? Definitely.

Who knew “They’re after me Lucky Charms!” would become a musical sensation?

Noted libertarian Ron Swanson has a longstanding history with food.

Coca-Cola Launching "Fruitwater" In April

There’s Smartwater, Vitaminwater, and now Fruitwater, but it doesn’t seem to be an April Fool’s Day joke.

Coca-Cola has announced plans to release a carbonated, zero-calorie, fruit flavored line of beverages under their Glaceau brand entitled “Fruitwater”, which will pair off with Smartwater (distilled water with electrolytes) and Vitaminwater (water with vitamins) as their “healthier” brand.

Glaceau previously produced a line of drinks called Fruitwater, with nine flavors on the market as late as August 2008. The flavors were

  • Dragonfruit
  • Grape
  • Kiwi-Strawberry
  • Lemonade
  • Lime
  • Mango Lemon
  • Orange
  • Peach
  • Pomegranate
  • Raspberry-Apple

Fruitwater will be sweetened by sucralose (better known as Splenda), and while it will not actually contain any fruit juice, it will include B vitamins, magnesium, and zinc, Huffington Post reports. The relaunched brand will come in a special contoured 16.9oz bottle, ranging from $1 to $1.25. The only flavor of the original brand that will return is Kiwi-Strawberry (now reversed into Strawberry Kiwi), joined by Black Raspberry, Orange Mango, Lemon Lime, and Watermelon Punch.

Vitaminwater has come under a bit of fire under the health concerns of the drink, saying the title is misleading, given the sugar content of the drink. Still, soft drinks sales have been softer in recent years due to a concern for health, economy, and alternative, non-cola drinks.

Will you pour yourself a glass of Fruitwater in April, or will you stick with regular fruit and regular water?

How To Use A Trivet

What Are We Talking About?

What is a trivet? You might have heard the word before, but have no real idea what it is. At the same time, you might have seen some devices and just called them “pot stands” or such. A trivet is traditionally metal (but can be found in wood, ceramic, silicone, and more materials), and effectively elevates a hot dish.

Who Should Do This?

If you want to put a hot dish on the kitchen table or counter-top for everyone to dish out, or to clear room from the stovetop, this item is for people who don’t want heat or water damage on their surface.

How Do I Use A Trivet?

  • If you’re using it to protect a table, countertop, or the like, simply just place the trivet on the surface, followed by placing the dish on top of it.
  • If you’re cooking with the trivet, place the trivet above the heat source and cook away.


  • … use the wrong material in the wrong situation. If you’re cooking over fire, you’ll primarily want a metal or ceramic dish.

Be Careful…

  • … and make sure the surface is level. Most trivets are three-pronged to find a balance on uneven surfaces, but since you are elevating a hot dish, you’ll want to ensure it won’t fall if knocked or bumped.

Definitely try…

  • … steaming. Trivets can, in a large pot, raise the dish above the water line, keeping it from being submerged. With a lid on a pot, this allows the dish to steam.
  • … using a silicon trivet in unique ways. Grab pans out of the oven, or use it to twist off stubborn lids. If you’re mixing stuff by hand, a silicon trivet will help keep the bowl in place.
  • … keeping food warm with a trivet. Place a small candle under the dish and it’ll supply some heat.