April 19, 2010

Gourmet Copy Recipe

1 Chef Recreates KFC Double Down at Home

Many Americans tried KFC's shocking Double Down sandwich last week, the sandwich that replaces bread with fried chicken. But chef/writer/television personality James Kenji Lopez-Alt went a step further and tried to create a gourmet version of the sandwich in his home test kitchen. To his credit Lopez-Alt complimented KFC's chicken and actually made the original look good in his before-and-after photographs at Serious Eats. Among his improvements were an overnight buttermilk soak for the chicken cutlets. thick-cut applewood-smoked bacon, and grated pepper Jack cheese. Although Lopez-Alt wrote, "Never in my life did I ever expect to ingest something called "The Colonel's Special Sauce," he managed to make his own version with mayo, ketchup, fresh garlic, paprika, and Frank's Red Hot sauce.

More at Serious Eats | Posted 7 years ago by Mark

Previously: 10 Sandwiches with More Calories Than the Double Down, Taste-Testing KFC's Double Down, The Grossest Fast Food Concepts

Tags: Double Down, KFC Double Down, Copy Recipe, James Kenji Lopez-Alt, SeriousEats

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Familiarity Breeds Contempt

2 The More Diet Food You Eat, the Less You Like It

The more people eat the diet versions of foods, the less they like them, according to research published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. The study involved 36 adults who were given a regular or diet version of spaghetti Bolognese for lunch five days in a row. Each day they were asked to rate how much they liked it. The regular meal had 567 calories, while the diet version had 374. On the first day, eaters in both groups liked the food similarly, but as the week went on satisfaction with the diet meal dropped an average of 30 percent. People who ate the full-calorie version liked it at the same level throughout the experiment. Researchers said it's possible that a dislike for diet foods as they become familiar could explain why it's so hard to stick to a diet.

More at Sidney Morning Herald | Posted 7 years ago by Sarah E. White

Tags: Diet Food, Spaghetti, Food Studies, Diet Research, American Journal of Clinical Nutrition

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Adult Candy? Not Quite

3 Smokeless Tobacco Products Tempt Kids

Brand new smokeless tobacco products that look like breath mints and breath-freshening strips have begun to enter the market and with flavors that include mint and cinnamon, researchers are seeing a rising number of tobacco poisoning cases in children who have ingested the products. Camel Orbs, a form of tobacco filled mints and Camel Strips, a dissolving tongue strip are not only easy to ingest, they feature scents and flavors that kids have come to know from popular products such as tic tac mints and Listerine strips. Tobacco poisoning has traditionally occurred when children have eaten actual cigarettes or smokeless tobacco (chew), now RJ Reynolds has made the process of tobacco poisoning easier than ever before. It should be noted, the products are said to be in child safe casing.

More at CNN Health | Posted 7 years ago by James Johnson

Previously: Study Links Smoking with Lower IQ Scores

Tags: Smoking, Smokeless Tobacco, Tobacco Mints, Camel Orbs, Children Smoking, Second Hand Smoke

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Which to Choose? Safer or Better

4 Two Good Choices to Prevent Breast Cancer

Older women at higher risk for breast cancer now have two good drug options but they'll have to weigh the trade-offs. The longtime favorite, Tamoxifen, is more effective and longer lasting, but a new drug, Evista,is safer. Tamoxifen cuts the chances of developing more serious forms of breast cancer in half, but with a higher risk of uterine cancer. Evista cuts the cancer risk by 38 percent, with fewer uterine problems or other serious side effects. Results from a recent study show that uterine cancer developed in 65 tamoxifen users but in only 37 women on Evista. The study also showed that twice as many women on tamoxifen had abnormal uterine growths that led to hysterectomies. Blood clots and cataracts were also more common with tamoxifen than they were with Evista.

More at Yahoo News | Posted 7 years ago by Marty Shaw

Tags: Breast Cancer, Tamoxifen, Evista

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Bigger Isn't Always Better

5 Fast Food May Finally Be Getting Smaller

Fast food restaurants may be finally hearing the message that super-sized portions are too much for many Americans. Several chains are now offering options to satisfy consumer cravings in a smaller package. McDonalds began offering the popular taste of a Big Mac in a new smaller snack wrap size in some locations. Quizno’s sandwich shops also offer wrap sandwich snackers. In July, Dairy Queen plans to introduce a seven-ounce Mini Blizzard based on customer request for a smaller size. Recently Burger King introduced the BK Burger Shot, a line of mini-burgers, however, it now appears to have been discontinued. Hopefully the trend will continue to other restaurants, and customers will agree that size, smaller in this case, does matter.

More at CNN | Posted 7 years ago by Denise Reynolds

Previously: 10 Sandwiches with More Calories Than the Double Down, The Grossest Fast Food Concepts

Tags: Fast Food, Portion Sizes, Nutrition

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