There’s something deliciously odd about buying groceries in the same place where you can also pick up a flat-screen TV and a $5,000 diamond ring.
Even more intriguing is the magnetic pull that Costco – the chain of warehouse clubs - seems to have on shoppers, if my local store in suburban Atlanta is any indication. On most days, it’s filled to wall-to-wall with bargain hunters stocking up on the giant portions of food that wholesalers are famous for.
Buying in bulk is big.
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Apparently, there's a big freaking wedding happening in two weeks between a young chap and lady in love. Oh, and one of them just happens to be the future King of England - no big deal.
As more eyes (and "Harry hunters") turn their attention across the pond for the impending royal nuptials, Anglomania is in full swing - including at the table.
Robert Aikens is the executive chef at The Dandelion in Philadelphia. Aikens also just happens to hail from England, where afternoon tea is steeped in tradition.
Five Reasons to Enjoy Afternoon Tea: Robert Aikens
Brandon Ancil is a digital content producer for CNN.com
Artisan cheese - it’s not as scary as you may have thought.
“It’s blue, it’s green, it’s furry, and it might smell funny. That’s what people think when they don’t know about artisan cheese.” Says Liz Thorpe VP of Murray’s Cheese in New York and author of ‘The Cheese Chronicles. “But artisan cheeses, which by definition are hand-crafted in small-production, are made in every type of cheese style.”
Nathan Arnold, a cheese maker from Tennessee, knows people can be intimidated by artisan cheese, but he says they'll end up liking it.
“It tastes like our farm. It’s got hints of the open air and grass from around the Cumberland Plateau where we live.”
Sink your teeth into today's top stories from around the globe.
First, there was the image of the Virgin Mary on a grilled cheese sandwich. Then there was Jesus' face on a pancake. Then there was the Elvis Presley potato chip. Now Kate Middleton's likeness has been spotted on a jelly bean.
According to the London's Daily Telegraph, a couple from Somerset, England discovered the yellow and red speckled mango-flavored treat in jar from a place called The Jelly Bean Factory.
Read the rest of "Kate Middleton's face on a jelly bean?" on The Royal Wedding: Unveiled Blog.
Almost half of the meat and poultry sold at U.S. supermarkets and grocery stores contains a type of bacteria that is potentially harmful to humans, a new study estimates.
Researchers tested 136 packages of chicken, turkey, pork, and ground beef purchased at 26 grocery stores in five cities around the country, and found that 47 percent contained Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus), a common cause of infection in people.
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.
Hot diggity hog! April 15 is National Glazed Spiral Ham Day.
For a mighty swine party, try out managing editor Kat's Cheerwine Ham recipe after the jump.
Hogs and kisses, y'all!
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