This is the eight installment of "Eat This List" - a regularly recurring list of things chefs, farmers, writers, musicians, politicians and other smart people think you ought to know about. Today's contributor is hip hop star Jean Grae. Stay apprised of her many goings-on at JeanGrae.com and on Twitter @jeangreasy.
If you’re like me, you’re single.
Also, a bunch of other things, but that’s probably not best to get into right now.
So here you are. Standing outside the window of a fancy restaurant watching your ex have dinner with someone...NOT YOU.
It’s raining. The lighting inside of the restaurant is warm, amber, romantic. The tables are filled with couples whose torsos stretch gently over the candlelit tables in effort to be closer to each other, as they speak in hushed, soft tones.
You can hear them smile through the window.
You pull your trench coat tighter around your sweats and thin hoodie.
Is...? Oh no. Your ex pulls out a tiny jewelry box and starts to get out of his chair. His date gasps, brings her hand to her heart.
Ashton Kutcher might think twice before trying method acting again.
While preparing to play Steve Jobs in Joshua Michael Stern’s biopic, “Jobs,” the actor said he adopted the late Apple co-founder’s fruit-only diet.
Kate Krader (@kkrader on Twitter) is Food & Wine's restaurant editor. When she tells us where to find our culinary heart's desire, we listen up.
It seems there’s some suspect candy going around this Halloween season. I don’t mean fake or counterfeit candy bars, where the names would be just barely misspelled, like Reeze’s Peanut Butter Cups or Buttterfingers. (They would be sold next to the bags embossed with names like Chanal and Burbery.) I’m speaking instead of the new, healthier candy, made without corn syrup, GMOs and artificial colors and flavors.
I’m super impressed with these efforts, but I also have big love for the classic, bad-for-you candy. So, I can’t help but admire the celebrities who are huge candy lovers too.
And now, if you see Ryan Gosling or Justin Bieber trick-or-treating in your 'hood, you’re prepared.
"Balls, bumholes, penises. I haven't eaten all those things, but I've eaten most," says Chef Jamie Oliver.
Dunno about you, but this tongue we're biting over here is DELICIOUS. More offal recipes here.
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Ah, the 90s. It was the age of innocence – and Fruit Gushers.
It was the decade that brought us "Happy Happy Joy Joy," a painstaking interest in Cory and Topanga's relationship, Shaq's impeccable acting skills in "Kazaam!" and Tamagotchis.
It also brought us Hanson: the then long-haired trio of brothers who belted out their sweet, sweet harmonies to teens and tweens around the nation.
And now it seems they’re taking one such harmony, 1997's infectious "MMMBop," to the beer aisle – with the launch of “MMMHop.”
After all, what better way to relive the decade that was “all that and a bag of chips” than at a bar - especially since Hanson’s original fan base is of legal drinking age now.
Celebrities have been frequenting restaurants for a while now—the Algonquin Round Table was in full effect in the 1920s. So we won’t pretend it's news to see a famous person sitting in a dining room. But it’s quite amazing to see how far some restaurants go these days to protect their more recognizable guests.
Here’s Ken Friedman, co-owner of such NYC celeb hang-outs as the Spotted Pig and the Breslin, sounding like Brad Pitt in Fight Club. “The first rule at my restaurants is don’t talk about who’s eating at my restaurants.”
Here are some other rules we've seen NYC restaurants employ.
Remember waaaaay back earlier this week when wacky buddy comedians Donald Trump and Sarah Palin
The Donald had something to say in response. We're as shocked (SHOCKED!) as you are.
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Potential presidential hopeful Sarah Palin brought her "One Nation" bus tour to Manhattan on Tuesday, splitting a pizza at Famous Famiglia with Donald Trump, who recently opted not to launch a bid for the Republican nomination.
iReporter rpcstudio was walking to the subway Tuesday when he saw a crowd gathered outside the pizza restaurant and captured this photo of Donald Trump and Sarah Palin. 'One woman shouted "I can see Alaska from here," as Palin exited. Another man began to chant "OBAMA, OBAMA."'
The party reportedly shared both cheese and pepperoni-topped pies, but documentation does not indicate that any member opted for another of the chain's specialties - a ham and pineapple-topped "Hawaiian Delight."
We chatted with Real Housewife and Skinnygirl Margarita mogul Bethenny Frankel her favorite food city and the "scam" she claims is making Americans poor and fat.
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