Lobster Roll Out

Move aside Big Macs, quarter pounders, and McChickens! A popular item from McDonald’s is back on the menu! It’s something that will appeal to many because of the rave reviews it’s gotten, how low cal it is, and the fact that it doesn’t come around as often as it should.

I’m talking about the Lobster Roll. According to Eater, It’s back on the menu at McDonald’s. But, I wouldn’t get too excited. You won’t be able to pick up this bad boy for lunch or dinner unless you live in New England. This marks an exciting time in the life of New Englanders. Every time summer rolls around, McDonald’s many requests to bring back the popular menu item. So here it is. It can be a bit pricey. One of these will cost you 8 dollars which is more expensive than almost all over menu items. It’s easy to see why. The roll is stuffed with premium North Atlantic lobster.

According to Brian Bonar, the lobster roll has mayonaise and a toasted bun so the calorie count on it is a little surprising. This sandwich only has 290 calories, making it one of the most low calorie options on the menu. It looks and sounds delicious, but it makes those of us who don’t live in New England a little sad. Just because other states aren’t as known for their fish, doesn’t mean that they should be deprived from the option of this tasty treat.

In Rich Qatar, One Restaurant Lets Poor Eat for Free

Qatar is booming industrialized country where many of it’s citizens have plenty of money, but it still has its fair share of poor and destitute people. One restaurant, in the capital of Doha, allows poor people to eat for free. The restaurant, which is popular with the many migrant workers who come to the capital seeking work, allows people who are hungry and have no money to simply order food and not pay for it.

Shadab Khan and his brother Nishab are owners of a small restaurant named Zaiqa which serves simple food, such as fish curry, egg roast, and Palak Paneer and at relatively inexpensive prices. Susan McGalla said that while the brothers try to encourage people who can not afford to pay for a meal to still order a full meal, they say that only 2 or 3 people take them up on their offer every day, mostly out of pride. They hope to open a new restaurant soon, and keep a refrigerator out back stocked with food so that people do not have to know that they are taking food without paying.

The brothers noticed that people did not have enough money to eat, when they say people coming in and ordering a packet of bread and water for a meal. They wanted to help these people, so Nishab, the younger brother, suggested putting up a sign in the window offering a free meal to anyone who needs one.

Big Gay Ice Cream

On www.eater.com you are always sure to get the latest in food news and find out the who, what, where, and when of food but, who new about a Big Gay year book of ice cream. The crazy creative minds behind Big Gay Ice Cream Douglas Quint and Bryan Petroff take on a new twist with there Year Book style cookbook . Using the year book theme to compare ice cream to high school says Handy on the subject. 

The year book style breaks down ice cream making into a four year process. From store bought style being your freshman year to I did it all myself , heck yea I’m a senior. With it’s 80’s style yearbook theme and creative ideas and step by step learning the ropes style this cookbook is sure to be a huge hit.
What could be better than a four year concept cookbook, aka year book of ice cream that will make you the “prom queen or king” of your next back yard bbq or ice cream social . Lets here it for Big Gay Ice Cream and yet another creative idea from these guys.

Dr. Daniel Amen – “Food” for Better Thought

Over the past few years, a debate has been brewing about the negative aspects of taking anti-depressants, anti-psychotics and other “psych” medications over an extended period of time. As part of the debate, prominent figures such as Dr. Daniel Amen have been promoting the use of holistic and nutritional methods of dealing with psychological conditions.

Dr. Daniel Amen is a world-renowned American psychiatrist and bestselling author who specializes in brain disorders. He was born, raised and educated in Southern California. He received much of his initial general psychiatry training at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center and Tripler Army Medical Center in Honolulu, Hawaii. He has also written many books related to nutrition and the brain and serves as CEO for the Amen Clinics.

Through his years of study and practice, Dr. Daniel Amen has arrived at the conclusion that a balanced, healthy diet is the key to proper brain function. As he describes it, there are certain foods and food groups that provide the body and brain with “bliss-enhancing nutrients.” By following certain food regimens, many people can actively participate in maintaining good psychiatric function without the use of drugs. Among the disorders or conditions he typically targets are depression and Alzheimer.

Dr. Daniel Amen is often the first to admit that eating healthy tends to get expensive due in large part to the costs associated with organic foods. However, he also mentions that fast-food and cheaper foods don’t provide the right nutritional value and in the end, brain health suffers. Over the long haul, people might spend more fighting psychological disorders than they would eating expensive organic ingredients.

Some of the foods that Dr. Daniel Amen openly promotes for feeling good include lean proteins, sugar-free dark chocolate, walnuts, saffron and raw spinach. He considers all these foods to be useful in helping to elevate mood, control pain, improve brain function and control the release of important hormones.

The real value in Dr. Daniel Amen’s message is his common sense approach. Along with food group recommendations, he also promotes ways to increase digestive efficiency and body-cleansing. He’s a big advocate for increasing the intake of water to help keep the body flushed of toxins. He also advocates for the intake of proteins and antioxidants.

It is important to note that Dr. Daniel Amen and other doctors who promote nutrition as a means for healing are starting to grab more attention. The rising costs of psych meds and mental healthcare are prompting people all over the world to seek alternatives for better brain function.

Eater.com’s Edible Holiday Gift Guide

Eater.com has compiled a list of great gifts that you can purchase for a friend or family member who is a food enthusiast. The list includes condiments that were made famous at certain restaurants, as well as delicious desserts that will make the holiday season even more enjoyable.

Culty cookies are on the list of tasty gifts for this Christmas. The treats are popular in NYC and Dave Morin says they are his wife Brit’s favorite. Flavors include peppermint cornflake and cornflake marshmallow chocolate chip.

Butcher & the Boar, which is quite popular in Minneapolis, also offers foodie gifts that you and your loved ones will enjoy. Sausages like the hot links or cheddarwurst are available to give as gifts, and the savory gifts can also be presented with an assortment of wines and cheeses.

There are a number of other restaurants that offer mail-order gifts as well. These include Mandoo Dumplings and Hell’s Kitchen doughnut and bread pudding.

Becoming Instantly Classy With The Antique Wine Company

So I wanted to show off, but I don’t really know anything about wine.  That’s why I went to the biggest merchant I could find, and that turned out to be AWC.  I researched them on Facebook, and they seemed pretty legit, and I ended up being very happy with the purchase to be honest.

Wine has been described as the nectar of the gods. It is a sought after beverage to have before, during, and after dinners, and from what you see on AWC’s Twitter, there are a ton of different things out there to try. It is used in celebrations of love and happiness. It is used to impress a number of discerning clients and bosses alike. Regardless of why you love wine, there is no doubt that there is a deep passion in those who produce the best of wines. The Antique Wine Company is a fine example of this passion and drive to obtain the highest quality of wines.

Educational Opportunities
This wine merchant company was founded in 1982. They offer a number of services at their location in the center of Marylebone, London. This spectacular location is perfect for the enthusiasts that attend the AWC Wine Academy. These courses will help those interested in joining the hospitality area by providing courses that are developed by the Wine and Spirit Education Trust (WSET). These courses are completed in a modern technological setting with tried and tested excellence and traditions.

These courses offer practical every day information regarding the wine industry. These classes will ease the worries of the wine connoisseur at the restaurant table when they are staring at the wine list. They will teach you how to pair wines with food effortlessly and to be confident while doing it. These courses are perfect for anyone looking to further their knowledge and love of fine wines, and you know that you’re being taught by true experts.

Costs and Benefits
For those who attend this prestigious establishment, there are costs. The debts incurred for this education include fees to cover WSET course materials, WSET exam fees, WSET tuition, use of WSET equipment, and the tastings. These fees also cover the cost of the mock papers and course materials sent prior to attending the school.

Private Events
At the Antique Wine Company they offer their facilities to corporations and private parties for wine tasting and entertaining. There are a number of corporate packages that will wow your clients and employees alike. The complete video/audio will allow for the most eye catching presentations and productions. The custom-made tasting tables are an extra added element of class and sophistication to display the co-branded tasting sheets and materials. The event can be formulated to fit a theme or can involve a competitive edge.

The food that is served during these events can be either hot or cold depending on the desire of the client. They offer a variety of choices including cheese pairings, canapés pairings, and full three-course meals that are prepared by a professional chef on site.

When the booking is involving more of the business aspects of the wine tasting, they have services for speakers and sommelier services. These special events can be booked either for day or night time gatherings, and oftentimes people check in to them, they’re such well respected events.

For the larger corporations, there are packages that the organizer can choose from including such things as:

  • Hot food
  • Sommelier services
  • Welcome Champagne
  • Full support
  • Tasting booklets tailored to your company with your logo

Plus they offer a host of great careers for those that are just interested in getting in on the business side of wine, or would like to make their passion their career. When it comes to great taste and fine wine, the Antique Wine Company is the perfect place to learn and show off your knowledge of the grape.