Flickr/Jo NaylorYou know the expression, "death by chocolate." Well, actual food fatalities go much further. And while accidental food poisoning is no joke, you figure that every way you could possibly go, people have gone. Indeed, there have been bizarre food and drink related deaths throughout history - some involving pretty famous people. Here's a list of strange food deaths.
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King Adolf Frederick of Sweden
You've heard the expression "too much of a good thing." Well, King Adolf Frederick is supposedly "remembered by Swedish school children as the king who ate himself to death. He died on Feb. 12, 1771, after having consumed a meal consisting of lobster, caviar, sauerkraut, kippers and champagne, which was topped off with 14 servings of his favorite dessert, semla, served in a bowl of hot milk.''
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Edgar Allan Poe
There are several theories as to this writer's death in 1849 - rabies
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Flickr/Jo NaylorYou know the expression, "death by chocolate." Well, actual food fatalities go much further. And while accidental food poisoning is no joke, you figure that every way you could possibly go, people have gone. Indeed, there have been bizarre food and drink related deaths throughout history - some involving pretty famous people. Here's a list of strange food deaths.Read More »from Crazy Deaths by Food Throughout History
Tyler SullivanSteak lovers rejoice! We've collected 6 of the most delicious steak recipes around for you to enjoy. -The Daily MealRead More »from 6 Mouthwatering Steak Recipes
Pepper Steak with Spinach and Beans
This fast dinner recipe is ready in less than 20 minutes, involves minimal preparation, and doesn't compromise on flavor or the idea of what dinner should be.
For the steak:
2 tablespoons freshly ground black pepper
1 tablespoon salt
Two 8-ounce steaks
1/2 tablespoon olive oil
For the spinach and beans:
1/2 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon garlic powder
1 tablespoon complete seasoning
1 15-ounce can cannellini beans
5 ounces spinach
For the steak:
In a bowl, mix the pepper and salt. Coat the sides of each piece of steak in the pepper and salt mixture, making sure to cover the surface of the sides.
In a medium-sized frying pan, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat. Cook the steaks, covered, for about 5 minutes on each side for medium.
For the spinach and beans:
In a medium-sized saucepan, heat
Rich Sugg/ Kansas City StarFor John French, every day is a struggle. The musician, better known by his stage name Jay Jay French, is the founding guitarist of rock band Twisted Sister as well as its manager, and he's on a crusade to make sure that no business co-opts his band's name without his permission. And just when one issue gets resolved, another crops up.Read More »from Twisted Sister Fights Back Against Name Thieves
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Most recently, French has been dealing with a coffee shop owner in Kansas City who decided to name her business "Twisted Sisters." According to the Kansas City Star, the coffee shop's owners, Sandi Russell (right) and sister Nancy Hansen, weren't familiar with the band's name and didn't realize that they were stepping on anyone's toes until they received a cease-and-desist letter in the mail from French's attorney.
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French isn't buying that story, though. "We had a good idea and people try to steal it," he told The Daily Meal in an exclusive interview.
CNNJust when we thought we've seen and heard it all-Krispy Kreme battles Dunkin Donuts' Glazed Breakfast Sandwich by introducing the Krispy Kreme Sloppy Joe!Read More »from The Krispy Kreme Donut Sloppy Joe
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National Donut Day, this past Friday, seems to have brought out the best, and well, maybe the worst, in the country's leading donut providers-desperate to shock and plump loyal consumers everywhere.
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With the arrival of Dunkin Donuts' new Glazed Donut Breakfast Sandwich on Friday, it seems as though the sugary goodness rival, Krispy Kreme, has outdone DD and so, in the form of a sloppy joe!
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The Krispy Kreme Sloppy Joe, a deep-fried, beef-based, cheddar-cheese creation, served on two halves of glazed donut, was sold at Chicken Charlie's (California's "deep-fry king") at the San Diego County Fair on Saturday. At this point in time, it's unclear
Ali RosenThese 6 amazing muffin recipes from The Daily Meal are sure to be a hit!Read More »from 6 Delicious Muffin Recipes
Roasted Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins Recipe (Pictured to the left):
-3 large bananas, unpeeled
-1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
-2/3 cup sugar
-1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
-1/4 teaspoon salt
-1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
-1/4 cup whole milk
-1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
-1/2-3/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or aluminum foil. Place the unpeeled bananas on the baking sheet and bake for 15 minutes (the peels will turn dark and there may be some liquid that leaks out). Remove the bananas from the oven and let cool. Reduce the temperature to 350 degrees.
In a large bowl, mix together the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt.
Once cool, peel the roasted bananas and mash. In a medium-sized bowl, mix together 1 cup mashed bananas, egg, butter, milk, and vanilla and stir until combined. Add the
ThinkStockPhoto"The Mediterranean Diet", a diet consisting mostly of fish, vegetables, fruits, nuts, and olive oil has quickly taken center-stage as an effective lifestyle to prevent some chronic diseases and help prevent strokes and heart attacks. However, in the Nordic region, many countries are unable to adapt this healthful lifestyle because many products used in the diet, such as olive oil, are not readily available.Read More »from New Nordic Diet Has Significant Health Benefits
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Nutritionist researchers in this region have begun to develop an alternative to the "Mediterranean Diet" that uses many of the same concepts but relies heavily on local produce. The new "Nordic Diet" uses rapeseed oil, also known as canola oil, and bilberries, a berry related to blueberries. The diet also includes whole grains, root vegetables, and fish.
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To test the effectiveness of this new lifestyle, participants with metabolic syndrome,
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thinkStockPhotosBPA (Bisphenol-A) is a chemical used in almost every type of food packaging to extend shelf life, make the product more durable, and withstand extreme temperatures. But it's also been linked to plenty of health concerns, the newest concerns for pregnant women in particular. In addition to the functionality of BPA, it is also linked to increase risks of cancer, heart disease, and reproductive abnormalities.Read More »from New Studies Show Harmful Effects of BPA on Pregnant Women
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The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (RCOG) released a paper this week advising pregnant women to avoid BPA when possible. "Pregnant women should reduce the use of foods and beverages in cans and plastic containers to minimize exposure to chemicals including BPA as part of a safety-first approach," the RCOG said in statement.
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The RCOG also said in the statement that fresh foods generally contain fewer, if any, non-food chemicals than
WikimediaFor many a daily coffee is their boost to get through the day, but that medium drip just might save your life.Read More »from Can Coffee Help You Live Longer?
People may preach about the dangers of caffeine, but a new study by the New England Journal of Medicine found that drinking coffee could have health benefits.
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The study, which began in 1995, took a sampling of 400,000 volunteers ages 50-71 that had no major diseases at the start of the study. By 2008, 50,000 of the participants had passed away. However, research found that those men who reported drinking two or three cups of coffee per day were 10 percent less likely to have died than those who didn't drink coffee and women drinking the same amount were 13 percent less likely to have passed away, according to The New York Times.
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Besides possibly living longer, caffeine may be able to help prevent Alzheimer's. A 2012 study by the University of South Florida tested the
EquallyWedDavid Barton, a conservative activist as well as a former evangelical pastor from Texas, gave a recent sermon with an extra caffeine jolt within it.Read More »from Are Starbucks Drinkers ‘Anti-Christian’?
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"Starbucks is pouring all this money into destroying traditional marriage," Barton remarked in a video clip of the sermon. Barton continued the speech by asking, "If you know that when buying a cup… five, 10, 15 cents is going to be used to defeat marriage, can you do that? The answer is 'no.'"
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In January of last year, the global chain Starbucks, founded in Seattle in 1970, was one of many corporations which supported Washington state's same sex marriage bill. CEO Howard Schultz continued to express Starbucks' support for same-sex equality earlier this year at the March 2013 annual shareholder meeting, emphasizing at the meeting that "we want to embrace diversity of all kinds."
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- The Daily Meal | Shine Food – Mon, Jun 10, 2013 3:09 PM EDT
blu_pineappl3A late-night breakfast at McDonald's may soon be available across the nation. According to the Chicago Tribune, the chain restaurant has introduced After Midnight, a test menu that offers value items from the breakfast and regular menus.Read More »from New McDonald’s After Midnight Menu Offers Breakfast and Lunch
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The menu is limited to selection of products from the breakfast and lunch menu, according to Burger Business. From 12 A.M. to 4 A.M., customers can order lunch items, such as fries, Chicken McNuggets, and Big Mac, with breakfast items such as hash browns, hot cakes, and Egg White Delight. McCafe drinks and desserts are also available.
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The new menu is now available in Delaware, Bryan and College Station, Texas, Rockford, Illinois, and in northern Indiana. McDonald's would be the first fast-food chain to introduce a late-night breakfast and lunch menu if they decided to launch it nationwide.
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