Remember waaayyyy back to a few weeks ago when a bunch of Florida parents banded together in an attempt to bar a peanut-allergic first grader from attending school?
Now her father is speaking out about miscommunication and threats from people who've claimed they may try to deliberately trigger her attacks.
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About the same time dandelions and bluebells start to bloom, so do the first cries of "zOMG ramps!" in the culinary world.
Spring has sprung, and for Every Day with Rachael Ray editor-in-chief Liz Vaccariello - whose new issue hits newsstands April 12 - that means in the kitchen too.
Spring Eats Cooks Can’t Wait to Get Their Hands On: Liz Vaccariello
A 15-month-old was hospitalized after a behind-the-bar mix-up at a Michigan Applebee's restaurant that left the toddler sipping alcohol instead of apple juice.
Police were called to the Madison Heights restaurant on Friday evening after the parents of Dominic Wilson Jr. noticed their son acting strange during a family dinner.
"He was saying 'hi' and 'bye' to the walls," said Wilson's mother, Taylor Dill-Reese, 18. "He laid his head down like he was sleepy then woke up and got really hyper."
I sniff my food. I'm a food sniffer. I assume I'm not the only one out there, but since I don't tend to notice other folks with their faces all up in their scungilli bowl the second it hits the table, I'll assume (as I often do) that this behavior is out of the ordinary.
Fans of the TV show M*A*S*H may recall that much was made of surgeon Hawkeye Pierce's tendency to smell the contents of his tray before taking a bite. Seeing as the Korean War-era mess hall rations were generally portrayed as grim, at best, this seems like a largely preventative measure.
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Q: Can you really get mercury poisoning from eating too much sushi?
A: Believe it or not, you can. Mercury – a toxic heavy metal that can cause neurological problems – exists in high levels in such sushi staples as tuna (bluefin is one of the worst), mackerel, yellowtail, swordfish, and sea bass. (Other fish can contain a lot of mercury if they swim in polluted waters.)
So if you're eating sushi, particularly these bad-news varieties of it, more than six times a week, you could be getting too much mercury, as actor Jeremy Piven claimed he was.
Read more at What the Yuck: Mercury poisoning from sushi?
While you're frying up some eggs and bacon, we're cooking up something else: a way to celebrate today's food holiday and the most delicious finds on TV.
Psst! We've got the 411: April 11 is Cheese Fondue Day.
It's time to dig out that mod red fondue set from the attic - over there by the Van McCoy & The Soul City Symphony record - and get to dunking.
Once you've got your vat of molten cheese sufficiently bubbling, set out bite-sized chunks of baguette, apple slices or even sausage to spear and dip.
Melted cheese and bread for dinner? Don't mind if we fondue.
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