Two countries in Eurasia have decent Mexican food, apparently…

Armenia and Albania:

Hash browns recalled due to golf ball pieces


MATTHEWS, N.C. — A food company is recalling frozen hash browns from stores in nine states because the potatoes may have pieces of golf balls in them.

McCain Foods USA’s recall notice said the golf balls apparently were “inadvertently harvested” along with the potatoes and chopped up. They say the pieces could be a choking hazard, but no injuries have been reported.

The company is recalling two-pound bags of Harris Teeter Brand Frozen Southern Style Hash Browns in North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, District of Columbia, Delaware, Florida, Georgia and Maryland.

It is also recalling Roundy’s Brand Frozen Southern Style Hash Browns from Marianos, Metro Market, and Pick ‘n Save stores in Illinois and Wisconsin.

The hash browns being recalled have the production code B170119 on the back of the bag.

Southern Style Hash Browns. Now with 100% more golf ball pieces! 😉

Putting the ‘colon’ back in ‘colonialism’…

Crickets on campus: Winnipeg chef to add insects to university menu

Win, win, Winnipeg!

A Winnipeg university is taking sustainable eating to a new level by planning a campus menu with crickets and mealworms.


For the past few months, Kramer has been experimenting with recipes — coming up with ways to use cricket flour, whole crickets and mealworms in dishes students will actually buy and enjoy.


Kramer usually explains it like this: roasted crickets taste like sunflower seeds — so whatever you’d eat sunflower seeds on or in, crickets are an option.

“If you’re going to eat a flatbread for instance, why not eat one that has seven grams of protein per ounce?” he said.

Mealworms are a bit tougher for people to stomach — they give a tiny “pop” like a pumpkin seed and taste a bit more like a mushroom. Kramer is looking at making high-protein dashi with them — a clear, Japanese broth

Student Goes on Insect Diet for a Whole Month

Hey, it’s cheap! 🙂

an American student recently went a 30-day bug fest! Throughout  the month of February, Alabama student Camren Brantley-Rios ate insect-laced meals three times a day.

The 21-year-old, who documented his bug-eating experience on a blog called ‘30 Days of Bugs’, believes that traditional meats such as pork and beef are unsustainable as sources of protein. He considers insects to be the diet of the future, so he’s experimenting with creepy crawly ingredients to make delicious dishes.

There was a time when Camren himself was repulsed by the idea of consuming insects. But now that he’s actually done it, he says it hasn’t been too difficult to get used to. “I’m mainly sticking to three species,” he said. “Mealworms, waxworms and crickets. Those are definitely the bulk of my diet. But I’m trying here and there to incorporate things a little bit more exotic.”