Tag Archives: extremefoods

Country's food police recall various types of instant noodles for being too spicy

The Danish Veterinary and Food Administration announced the recall of three types of South Korean spicy instant noodle products because the capsaicin, or chili pepper extract level is so high it could pose a health hazard. Seoul-based Samyang Foods — considered one of the South Korea’s largest companies — makes the noodles which are sold around the world. The Danish …

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Mushroom-infused 'microdosing' chocolate bars are sending people to the hospital, prompting investigation: FDA

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning consumers about a mushroom-infused chocolate bar that has reportedly sent some people to the hospital. The FDA released an advisory message about Diamond Shruumz “microdosing” chocolate bars on June 7. The chocolate bars contain a “proprietary nootropics blend” that is said to give a “relaxed euphoric experience without psilocybin,” according to its …

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Smoking hot: 5 of America's most extreme BBQ rigs, from battle tanks to jet airlines

David Klose is America’s bell cow of extreme barbecue rigs. The founder of BBQ Pits by Klose in Houston, Texas has custom-built many of the world’s biggest, most beautiful and most ambitious smokers. Among them are a motorcycle sidecar that could barbecue ribs at 100 miles per hour, a giant beer bottle smoker, and a stunning rig designed to look …

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Annual cheese rolling race attracts thousands to England's Cooper’s Hill

Dairy-loving daredevils threw caution to the wind Monday for one of Britain’s most extreme annual events: cheese rolling. Cheered by several thousand spectators, scores of reckless racers chased 7-pound wheels of Double Gloucester cheese down the near-vertical Cooper’s Hill, near Gloucester in southwest England. The first racer to finish behind the fast-rolling cheese in each race gets to keep it. …

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Michelin-starred chef to bring food and fine dining to new heights: in space

A Michelin-starred chef is set to bring a new meaning to “elevating” a dish in 2025 — by serving a meal on the edge of space. Rasmus Munk, 33, of Denmark, has partnered with the Florida-based space tourism startup Space Perspective and will bring fine dining to a place it has never been before: 100,000 feet above sea level. Munk …

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'Shock flavors': Why one company makes mac & cheese and pizza ice cream

Van Leeuwen Ice Cream usually draws customers with gourmet takes on classics like vanilla and pistachio. But occasionally, the parlor chain and manufacturer headquartered in New York slips in what it calls a “shock flavor,” like Hidden Valley Ranch or pizza. Kraft Heinz approached New York-based artisanal ice cream maker Van Leeuwen a few years ago about macaroni and cheese-flavored …

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Crawfish, gumbo and cicadas? New Orleans serves up array of insect-based treats

As the nation prepares for trillions of red-eyed bugs known as periodical cicadas to emerge, it’s worth noting that they’re not just annoying, noisy pests — if prepared properly, they can also be tasty to eat. Blocks away from such French Quarter fine-dining stalwarts as Antoine’s and Brennan’s, the Audubon Insectarium in New Orleans has long served up an array …

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Little Miss BBQ is the boss: Phoenix hotspot serves world-class 'cue with southwestern style

There’s a little secret at Little Miss BBQ, the Phoenix, Arizona eatery that’s generated long lines and rave reviews since it began serving pecan- and oak-smoked beef, pork and poultry 10 years ago. The not-so-secret is a sandwich called El Jefe, or “The Boss” in Spanish. The dish demands devotion from anyone who dares to take on the job of …

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