The Guinness World Record of the biggest lasagne has been broken last week in Poland. An Italian restaurant in Krakow has created a gigantic meat feast to celebrate the Italian soccer team, headquartered nearby during the Euro Soccer Championship.
The competition is strong for the official title in the Guinness Book of World’s Records. Vancouver’s DougieDog with its $100 Cognac-infused Kobe-beef hot dog has lost the crown to Sacramento’s Capitol Dog.
The main ingredients of this 18 in. delicacy include: moose cheese from Sweden, focaccia bread, and a 3/4 pound all-beef frank. Some of the toppings are New Hampshire bacon, Dijon mustard, dried cranberries, and white truffle butter.
A consortium of 300 plant geneticists from 14 countries has spent the last nine years decoding the tomato genome in the hope of breeding better ones. Their results were finally published online Wednesday in the journal Nature.
The most amazing thing is that the tomato turns out to possess about 32,000 genes, some 7,000 more than a human being… According to the authors, this does not mean that tomatoes are more sophisticated than us, but that they have chosen a different way for managing their cells. Humans make heavy use of a technique called alternative splicing, which allows the components of each gene to be assembled in many different ways, so that one gene can produce many products.
The World Beer Cup, also known as “The Olympics of Beer Competition”, is a major international beer competition that is held every two years in the U.S. The 2012 edition was held on May 5th in San Diego.
There were 799 breweries and brewpubs entered from 54 countries, and 284 awards handed out in 95 categories.
Altogether, the U.S. was the leader with 208 medals, but Canada did very well, in particular the Montreal-based Les Brasseurs Sans Gluten, who snagged all 3 medals in the gluten-free category.
I am not sure whether or not “The Golden Opulence Sundae” served at Serendipity 3 in New-York is truly the most expensive sundae in the world, but I am pretty sure I will never spend $1,000 just to try it out! Having said that, the restaurant has stated that it does sell, at the rate of approximately one per month.
It was created to celebrate the eatery’s 50th anniversary in 2005 and was listed soon after in the Guinness Book of World’s Records as the most expensive sundae in the world.
The answer is NO! A study released last week by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) found that healthy food actually costs less than junk food. Then, why do consumers have the opposite perception?
To mark the 250th anniversary of the world’s most famous takeaway food, last Sunday, the British town of Sandwich, staged a dramatic re-enactment of the moment when the town’s earl “invented” the sandwich.
As the legend says, in 1762, the Fourth Earl of Sandwich, John Montagu — a rapacious card-player — was on a winning streak during a heated match. He asked his valet to serve him a slice of beef between two toasted pieces of bread so that he could carry on gaming uninterrupted.