On Wednesday, November 10th, Eatocracy is hosting its inaugural Secret Supper in Atlanta, Georgia, centered around the topic of how chefs' increasingly close collaboration with farmers figures into the preservation and evolution of Southern cooking. Take your place at the (virtual) table, by joining in the conversation and cooking along at home.
But first, let's see how well you know your Southern food.
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So class, we've recently become versed in how to tick off the chef, deal with drunk party guests and overcome booze-induced suffering. Today's lesson? How not to send yourself into self-inflicted Prohibition by being a general pain in the gluteus maximus toward the barkeep.
Our visiting educators are Alie Ward and Georgia Hardstark - the comedic vixen mixologists behind the virally infamous McNuggetini. The dynamic duo took a break from shaking (and stirring) up the cocktail world with their new web series, Drinks with Alie & Georgia on Food2.com, to offer up their tips on ensuring the bartender doesn't spit in your Sour Appletini.
Five Tips on Not Pissing Off Your Bartender: Alie and Georgia
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Our pals at CNN Health share some pretty informative and shocking stuff with us on a regular basis - odd diseases, distressing things that happen to skin, things that end up, um, places they oughtn't. Still, perhaps the most surprising stat we've ever seen from them came across the transom yesterday in a story called, Study: Fast food marketing up, food still unhealthy.
That's...a lot. As we mentioned earlier today, a case is being made in San Francisco for banning Happy Meals outright - in their current form - as a part of a "food justice movement." But with such a large percentage of parents reportedly relying on fast food restaurants for at least some of their kids' sustenance, will this mean that consumers just up-size to adult size fare for the small fry?
Happy Meals could become a thing of the past in San Francisco after a vote by the city's leaders Tuesday.
San Francisco's board of supervisors is expected to formally approve a ban on most of McDonald's Happy Meals in current form during a meeting Tuesday.
The move to turn Happy Meals into healthy meals was proposed because some in the northern California city felt that McDonald's offers toys to entice kids to buy meals that don't meet nutritional criteria.
The board already approved the ban during a preliminary vote last week.
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