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California Is Leading The Charge In Getting Monsanto’s ‘RoundUp’ Out of Our Crops

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If you’re anybody but Monsanto, you’ll be happy to hear this news.

For the first time ever, glyphosate, the key ingredient in Monsanto’s signature herbicide RoundUp, will likely be required to carry a warning label that lists it as a potential carcinogen in the state of California. It’s a huge blow against the agricultural giant, as agricultural companies and farms across California will begin to reduce or eliminate their usage of the weed killer altogether, similar to what has begun to happen in Europe already. That decline in usage could spread across the United States as a result, significantly cutting the market of one of the world’s most notorious toxins.

This label requirement is likely to occur following the final ruling of a judge in a lawsuit filed by Monsanto against the state of California after the state announced its intent to add glyphosate to its list of chemicals known to cause cancer under Proposition 65 in 2015. The preliminary ruling, which ruled in favor of the state being able to list the chemical, was released recently by the ruling judge.

Monsanto filed the lawsuit in the first place because the company felt that California’s listing of glyphosate under Prop 65 was unconstitutional since it was based on findings founded by a respected international agency (International Agency for Research on Cancer, or the IARC) that glyphosate is a “probable carcinogen.” By relying on an international body, Monsanto argues that California is “delegating its authority to an unelected body not accountable to the United States.”

However, the European Commission utilized the same report to reject a renewal of Monsanto’s license to use Roundup on crops in the EU, and may phase the herbicide out entirely within the next 18 months.

Glyphosate, of course, is the main ingredient of RoundUp, which Monsanto uses to spray all of its crops to kill weeds. It’s also well-known that glyphosate has many toxic effects in animals and humans. Considering Monsanto owns roughly 90 percent of the world’s soybean seed and supplies a ton of other agricultural products, chances are that you’ve probably consumed something sprayed by RoundUp recently.

By labeling RoundUp as a potential carcinogen, it could influence agricultural companies that use the herbicide to shift away from it, removing a possible cancer-causing agent from California’s food supply. California is the chief producer of over 66 different crops and accounts for about eleven percent of the nation’s agricultural supply, so removing glyphosate from those crops would be HUGE for the safety of our food supply.

This is a great first step by one of the nation’s leaders in agriculture, and it hopefully sets a precedent that the rest of the country will follow. It’ll be great to see glyphosate removed from our global food supply.

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13 Mouthwatering California Burgers And Where To Find Them

To feed your burger addiction with fresh and fully loaded content, we’ve created a list to out-stack any creative customized combo you’ve dreamed up. We’re lookin’ for the burger that’s so fresh you’ve gotten to know the back story of the ranch it grew up on. You’ve built up your vocabulary through ingredients from all of the burgers you’ve tried. The burgers are getting wetter, cheesier, taller, and sexier. Does your burger ooze with yolk? Did your toppings make it into an aioli? We’ve raised the standard and pretty much any burger that’s going into your mouth better have a story to tell. So slap some butter on those buns and let’s get toasty. We’re not shy of crazy — are you?

CITIZEN KITCHEN | FULLERTON, CA

Located inside The Hotel Fullerton, Citizen Kitchen’s menu is the brainchild of Chef Zach Geerson, where focus is seasonal ingredients in a modern and innovative fashion. The new Barcelona Burger, whose patty is made of Geerson’s four-way burger blend, is topped with seafood paella, duck confit, pimenton aioli, frisée, almonds, and sherry vinaigrette. You better believe we are not holding back on this one! Be bold. You can always sleep off your food coma at the hotel… and then come back for a night-cap with a cocktail. Rusty Nail anyone? This cocktail features Pig’s Nose and Drambuie, garnished with a lemon twist. Cheers!

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Citizen Kitchen’s Barcelona Burger | Photo courtesy of Chef Zach Geerson

PIG PEN DELICACY | SANTA ANA, CA

As if you needed another reason to love bacon, Pig Pen Delicacy’s sophisticated and modern interpretations of bacon and pork favorites have us obsessing over their new Maple Bacon Jam Burger, featuring bacon jam, Havarti cheese, chive aioli and fried onion strings over the top of an all-beef patty. What’s on the menu for dessert? That’s right, you guessed it — bacon! You have to order a side of candied bacon for the ride home, as this oven-baked bacon with brown sugar and spices adds to that mic drop moment.

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Pig Pen Delicacy’s Maple Bacon Jam Burger | Photo courtesy of @misoo_hungry via Instagram

THE WHARF | GARDEN GROVE, CA

The Caj-sian fare at The Wharf, situated in historic Downtown Garden Grove, takes America’s favorite sammie and kicks things into serious overdrive. These guys are not afraid to do things differently with a keen eye to detail and a palate for the finer ingredients of their reimagined Vietnamese cuisine. A classic burger is transformed here with cajun shrimp grilled to perfection to crown a pork belly (yes, pork belly) patty, while it’s all doused in a healthy helping of melted cheddar cheese for modern surf-and-turf action.

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The Wharf’s Surf n Turf Burger | Photo courtesy of 100eats

SLATERS 50/50 | ORANGE COUNTY & SAN DIEGO, CA

At Slater’s they are reinventing the idea of what it means to play with your food. If you like over-the-top, in-your-face burgers that are loaded with flavor (AKA bacon) then Slater’s may already be showing up in your Waze app as your home location. Just when you thought their magical 50/50 burger couldn’t get any better, they reinvented your standards. Hey! It’s just in their nature. The re-formulated burger is thicker, juicier, and just as sexy as it was before. Build your own jaw-dropping burger by using this patty as your canvas. Whether it turns out to be a Pollock or a Manet, sandwich it with a toasted-to-perfection brioche bun and the critics will be satisfied.

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Slaters 50/50’s Jalapeno Popper Burger | Photo courtesy of Slater’s 50/50 via Instagram

VACA | COSTA MESA, CA

If you work by South Coast Plaza then you might as well call Vaca the employee break room, because everyone ends up here when they’re clocked out. You’re the type of person that really digs superior tasting meats and that’s why you keep coming back here, or it could be those Spanish cocktails you can’t get enough of. Well now you have yet another reason to come back here — the burger. The twist on this tradition comes from the hands of celebrity chef, Amar Santana. The Hamburguesa features a grilled prime beef patty and crispy Spanish chorizo on a fluffy brioche bun with smoked paprika aioli and overnight tomatoes. And if you feel like taking this burger to the next level, accept the option to add Spanish cabrales bleu cheese or Spanish manchego cheese.

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Vaca’s Hamburguesa | Photo courtesy of Travel Costa Mesa

HOPDODDY | THE TUSTIN MARKET PLACE | TUSTIN, CA

Thoughtfully crafted, well proportioned burgers made with the freshest available, all-natural ingredients is what you get at Hopdoddy. And lucky us, they just opened a new location at The Tustin Market. Their beef comes from those happy, humanely raised cows. You know, the ones that are never, ever given growth hormones or antibiotics! Not feeling the beef? They also offer bison, lamb, chicken, turkey, sushi-grade tuna, and a black bean-corn patty. If you’re the type of person that can fall in love with an aioli so much that you just want to rub it all over your face and put it in your hair, then the Primetime Burger is for you. This beauty features grass-fed beef, Brie cheese, arugula, caramelized onions, that truffle aioli that makes you act strange because you love it so much, steak sauce and beefsteak tomato. The overall flavor profile of this burger is very rich but it won’t leave you feeling weighed down with regret. You can attribute this to the thoughtfully crafted proportions of the burger.

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Hopdoddy’s Primetime Burger | Photo courtesy of Hopdoddy via Facebook

25 DEGREES | HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA

In case you were ever wondering the precise temperature difference between a raw and well-done hamburger, it’s 25 degrees. Where the burgers are as fancy as the decor, this burger bar offers chic sophistication, on and off the plate. This is the kind of place where you come for the burger and you stay for the atmosphere. With the amount of different ingredient options available in this house, your imagination (and your wallet) is your only limitation. Just a teaser of what we’re talking about, their cheese selections include the benedictine, creamy smoked mozzarella, tart and creamy crescenza, and a blue veined prelibato gorgonzola that has us melting in our seats. If you start to feel like you’re drowning in options, just opt for the Number 5 “Truffle Style” featuring mushroom, truffle oil, dijon aioli, arugula, caramelized onion, and smoked mozzarella. You’ll thank us later. Seriously, this truffle addiction will be hard to kick.

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25 degrees’ Number 1 Burger | Photo courtesy of @likefoodla via Instagram

FRITZI DTLA | LOS ANGELES, CA

Located in the historic Arts District in Los Angeles, the industrial-chic restaurant, Fritzi, has Chef Neal Fraser serving up his other-worldly, artisanal nosh, including his Fritzi Burger. Chef Fraser’s burger features a nine-hour sous-vide Nueskie’s bacon-beef blend patty, topped with creamy fontina fondue, crisp iceberg lettuce, calabrese relish, and thousand island, which is then served with your choice of fries, tots or potato waffle. Pair with Arts District Brewing Co. beer for the ultimate ticket to burger nirvana. This spot screams fancy in your mouth all while promoting a casual no dress-code vibe. The best part, you get that transcendental moment for your tastebuds without the hefty price tag.

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Fritzi’s Fritzi Burger with their 9 hours sous-vide patty | Photo courtesy of @misscutiefoodie via Instagram

PETIT TROIS | LOS ANGELES, CA

Chef Ludo Lefebvre reinvents your interpretation of the double cheeseburger, inspired by the cheeseburger at Au Cheval in Chicago. The Big Mec at Petit Trois features two 4-ounce beastly, prime beef patties that are flooded with bordelaise sauce and topped with American cheese and garlic aioli. This savory, delicious masterpiece that they call a burger doesn’t have us missing lettuce and tomato in the slightest. Rumor has it, there may even be foie gras in that sauce, and we couldn’t be more delighted. Not that this burger needs directions, but we do suggest cutting it in half, eating it until it falls apart in your hands, and then just putting your face in the plate.

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Petit Trois’ Big Mec | Photo courtesy of Eddie @hungryinla via Instagram

LOVE & SALT | MANHATTAN BEACH, CA

You might not expect this Italian-inspired restaurant with a California soul to offer a burger, but they do. You’d think this was the best kept secret in LA, but let’s be honest, a burger this good doesn’t stay hush-hush for long. This now famous burger that was intended to be on the DL (hence the Downlow Burger name) features wagyu beef, caramelized onions, aged cheddar, house pickles, rosemary parmesan, and tomato aioli. This is the kind of burger you could fall in love with, as it hugs you in all the right places.

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Love and Salt’s Downlow Burger | Photo courtesy of Eddie @hungryinla via Instagram

THE STANDING ROOM | REDONDO BEACH, CA

The next time you’re in Redondo Beach and you’re headed to the liquor store for some beer and Lotto tickets, you might stumble upon a very tiny counter where some of the best burgers in LA are served. Enter with no regrets, or on a cheat day, because you’re about to have one of the best fancy-gastropub-meets-Asian-influenced burgers touch your lips. Whether you decide on the Cash Burger served with shishito pepper, bacon, cheddar, American cheese, onion ring, Korean aioli, and hoisin bbq sauce… or the Hapa Burger, featuring spring mix, onion, scallion, sesame leaf tossed in spicy vinaigrette, fried egg, gouchu Q and Korean aioli, you are guaranteed an absolute flavor bomb.

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The Standing Room’s Cash Burger | Photo courtesy of The Standing Room

HAWKINS HOUSE OF BURGERS | LOS ANGELES, CA

You could go into cardiac arrest just by looking at this burger. The Whipper Burger features two generously portioned Angus beef patties, ooey gooey cheese, pastrami, a hot link, and your classic burger produce to balance this beast of a burger out. By no means should you think that this burger is compensating with size, because not one ingredient is unnecessary, each being full of flavor and contributing to texture and structure. Just a heads up, the burgers do take about 20 minutes to make since they are made-to-order. You can tell that person behind the grill is persnickety about the details, and we couldn’t be more excited to reap the benefits.

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Hawkins House of Burgers’ Whipper Burger | Photo courtesy of @thebestfoodperiod via Instagram

JACK IN THE BOX | VARIOUS LOCATIONS

Jack’s new Brew House Bacon Burger is making fast-food sexy, and not in a Carl’s Jr. kind of way. This beauty features 1/4 lb signature beef patty, topped with authentic porter ale cheese sauce, tasty grilled onions, and hickory smoked bacon – all on a toasted artisan potato bun. Follow that up with an order of their crispy garlic herb French fries, or those curly fries that you’ve become so loyal to, and you might think you were at an actual brewhouse. Then you realize you’re actually in a drive-thru and last-minute impulsively add the Oreo shake, because at this point you’re all in and committed to this fourth meal moment.

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Jack in the Box’s Brewhouse Burger | Photo courtesy of @dailyfoodfeed via Instagram

All photos courtesy of 100eats or source cited.

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10 Crucial Poke Spots Fueling The Poke Hype

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Cubed Poke, located at Union Market Tustin | photo courtesy of 100eats

It’s definitely no secret that we are in the midst of a #pokexplosion. But fear not; this is a good thing. The more poke spots that open, the more opportunities you have to stuff your face with delicious, fresh fish. Here are some of the best spots whippin’ up killer poke… as well as other unique and tasty things, too.

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Hawaiian style Poke bowls and creative Musubis at Cubed | photo courtesy of 100eats

Cubed Poke || Orange County, CA

Cubed rocks a big menu full of house creations, like the Yuzu Kisu Bowl (with fresh salmon, yuzu dressing, mango salsa, masago, edamame and chopped green onions over shredded cabbage) or the the PCH (with ponzu-marinated tuna, mango salsa, corn, green onions, and sesame seeds over hand-cut taro chips). But they don’t just rock because of their Hawaiian style Poke bowls. They’ve also got a variety of specialty musubis (like egg, bacon, & cheese as well as chicken tonkatsu with pickled radish). Wash whatever you may choose down with one of their authentic Hawaiian sodas or iced-tea. Basically what we’re saying is that you need to be there right this very minute.

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Ceviche and Poke bowls at MAR, located within 4th Street Market | photo courtesy of Anne Watson Photography

MAR || Santa Ana, CA

If you’re sick of always having to get your poke on top of boring old white rice, don’t worry, MAR has you covered. Feel free to skip the white rice and pop your fish on top of a zucchini noodles & carrot base. And go ahead and grab a couple dozen side snacks while you’re there – like their fresh ceviche, a coconut shrimp taco, or even a surf ‘n turf quesadilla. OH yeah, and did we mention the Poke Fries? Fresh meets fried food in perfect harmony. Doesn’t get much better than that.

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MAR’s Poke Fries at 4th Street Market | photo courtesy of Foodbeast

Poke-Ria || Santa Ana, CA

You know when you’re in Chipotle and you’re like, “This is great, but where’s all the raw fish?” Well, it’s at Poke-Ria, which is a build-your-own-poke-bowl bar. You’ll feel the Chipotle vibes when you load up your fish with tasty sides like roasted Peruvian corn and yuzu spray. Not feeling the standard poke vibe? Don’t you fret; they’ve got ceviche as well.

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Build Your Own Poke Bowl at PokiNometry, Anaheim | photo courtesy of PokiNometry

PokiNometry || Anaheim, CA

Okay okay okay, you’re watching your carbs, whatever. At PokiNometry, you’ve got more than just rice to cradle your fish. Feel free to stick your poke on a base of chips or a wrap. There isn’t a soul that’s gone wrong with a delicious poke wrap, especially when you have fish options like octopus and scallops. If only I had studied PokiNometry in school.

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Wiki Poki in Los Angeles | photo courtesy of Wiki Poki

Wiki Poki || Los Angeles, CA

The poke craze in California has gotten so nuts that you’ll find a ton of spots charging an arm and a leg – because, ya know, people will pay it. It’s nice to know that Wiki Poki has our backs with some of the cheapest poke you can find, and without a single shred of quality sacrifice. Build yourself a multi-fish bowl full of as many toppings you can, and don’t even worry about it; it’s all under ten bucks. And $2 musubi? Yes, please.

Sweetfin Poké || Santa Monica, CA

It’s hard to argue that any poke place in Los Angeles could possibly top Sweetfin. Everything is nutso-out-of-this-world quality, from the fish (tuna, salmon, albacore, and snapper) right down to the bases (bamboo rice, kelp noodle/cucumber slaw, and citrus kale). Mix and match your perfect bowl, then definitely grab a side of their furikake popcorn, and wash it down with a glass of their many house-infused iced teas.

Ono Seafood || Honolulu, HI

Ain’t no poke you ever had that melts in your mouth the way the poke at Ono Seafood does. This family-owned spot has been crushing it island-style for years now. Their spicy ahi will rock your world (in a good way). Their shoyu is heaven, and if tuna isn’t your jam, plunge your face into a bowl of their octopus poke. You’ll be glad you did.

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Fresh Poke at South Maui Fish Co., Maui | photo courtesy of Wilder Shaw

South Maui Fish Co. || Maui, HI

We all know Hawaii is poke haven. If you find yourself on Maui, you’ll want to take a trip to the South Maui Fish Company – AKA a little cart near the beach. The fish is so fresh that whatever you eat was probably swimming around that morning. Make sure you order yourself a side of their coconut slaw to add that extra island kick. Aloha indeed.

Wisefish Poke || New York City, NY

Wisefish is the brainchild of two friends whose love of poke gave birth to this laid back little shop in Chelsea. Their build-your-own-bowl system will hook you up with all kinds of goodies (like sea beans and the most picturesque masago you’ve ever laid eyes on). You can also pop your bad-boy of a creation right on top a base of zucchini noodles if you’re not feeling like rice. And be sure to grab a side snack of their house crab salad or seaweed salad. Wisefish is a wise choice.

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Sam Choy’s Poke to the Max Musubi, Seattle | photo courtesy of Sam Choy’s

Sam Choy’s Poke to the Max || Seattle, WA

Sure, Sam Choy’s poke truck will have you crying tears of happiness when you bite into their super authentic Hawaiian poke, but go ahead and take a gander at his “Reconstructed Musubi” – glazed spam, scrambled egg frittata, furikake, and rice wrapped in roasted seaweed and finished with creamy aioli, scallions, eel sauce, and sesame seeds. Not a spam lover? No problem, you can get down on their very banh mi-esque “Shrimp Love Boat Sandwich”, with panko-breaded popcorn shrimp, slaw, house-pickled veggies, spicy aioli drizzle, and cilantro on a Vietnamese baguette. Or just order everything on the menu. Why not?

Written by: Wilder Shaw | 100eats

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Gratuitous Food Porn: Thanksgivukkah Edition

Eat up, guys. The next Thanksgivukkah (the happy occasion when Thanksgiving and Hanukkah happen to fall on the same day) isn’t for another 70,000 years. Besides, let’s be real, the turkey – stuffing – mashed potatoes combo gets a little old after the 20th (or, you know, 60th) year in a row. This year, swap the tried and trues for latke pumpkin pies, turkey sufganiyots, and challah stuffing in what could be the most inspired culinary mash-up to come out of 2013 (sorry cronut). Happy Thanksgivukkah everybody! L’chaim!

*Warning: not everything on this list is guaranteed kosher.

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Jewish Manhattan

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Recipe: 12 Bottle Bar

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The Pilgrim Cocktail

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Recipe: The Spirit

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Manischewitz Sangria

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Recipe: Smithsonian Mag

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Brussels Sprout Latkes with Balsamic Dijon Sour Cream

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Recipe: My Name is Yeh

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Bourbon Coffee-Braised Brisket with Cranberry Sauce

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Recipe: What Jew Wanna Eat

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Thanksgivukkah Sandwich

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PicThx Mendocino Farms

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Pumpkin Mandelbrot

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Recipe: Gluten Free Canteen

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Chestnut Hummus with Pita Chips

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Recipe: KCET

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Horseradish Mashed Potatoes

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Recipe: Buzzfeed

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Pastrami Brussels Sprouts

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Recipe: Buzzfeed

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Roasted Green Beans with Fresh Cranberries and Dukkah

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Recipe: May I Have That Recipe

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The Thanksgivukkah Double Down

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Recipe: Food 52

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Latke-Crusted Turkey Stuffing Fritter with Liquid Cranberry Core and Turkey Schmaltz Gravy

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Recipe: Serious Eats

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Pumpkin Challah

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Recipe: The Shiksa

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Challah Stuffing with Turkey Sausage, Leeks, and Cherries

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Recipe: Little Ferraro Kitchen

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Thanksgivukkah Dog

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PicThx Dog Haus

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Spiced Sweet Potato Gelt with Orange Honey Sour Cream Sauce

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Recipe: Elephant Eats

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Turkey and Cranberry Sufganiyot

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Sweet Potato Kugel

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Recipe: Buzzfeed

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Latke Pumpkin Pie

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Recipe: My Name is Yeh

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Sweet Potato Latkes with Cranberry Apple Sauce

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Recipe: KCET

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Pumpkin Pie Sufganiyot

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Recipe: Couldn’t Be Parve

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Sweet Potato Latkes with Brown Sugar Syrup and Cayenne Candied Pecans

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Recipe: The Shiksa

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Pumpkin Meringues

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Recipe: Gluten Free Canteen

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Potato Apple Latke Bites

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Recipe: Gluten Free Canteen

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Pecan Pie Lace Cookies with Raspberry Filling

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Recipe: Busy in Brooklyn

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Chocolate Cranberry Cake with Gelt Glaze

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Recipe: What Jew Wanna Eat

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Manischewitz Marshmallows

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Recipe: Cupcake Project

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Pecan Pie Rugelach

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10 Things You Probably Didn’t Know (And Probably Didn’t Want to Know) About PBR

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Are you dying to know what other things Frederick Pabst (the once-owner of Pabst Brewing Company) named after himself over the years? Do you have a burning obsession with weird retro beer commercials? During Prohibition, the Pabst company had to diversify into cheese-making just to stay afloat – did that information just make you gasp in delight and run immediately to tell your neighbor? If you answered yes to any of those questions, sorry honey, but you’re a weirdo. Although, you might also appreciate this list of 10 things you didn’t know about PBR, courtesy of Thrillist.

Go on you crazy cheap-beer-trivia loving freaks. Go on.

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1. PBR’s original owners were super narcissistic: OG owner Jacob Best named it Best and Company. Then his son Phillip called it Phillip Best Company. Finally Phillip’s son-in-law Frederick Pabst stuck us with a name uncomfortably reminiscent of a pap smear. Thanks, guy.

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2. Pabst also had a neat Gatsby-esque resort with “rentable row boats, outdoor movies, tons of beer, and a Ferris wheel.” He also owned a theatre in Milwaukee.

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3. That cheese I mentioned earlier that the company made during Prohibition? Yeah, they called that ish “Pabst-ett,” because apparently the better euphonies of language were completely lost on them.

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4. They also sponsored boxing matches back in the day, for reasons.

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5. 2009’s World’s Ugliest Dog was a boxer mix named “Pabst” for his “bitter beer face.”

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6. There’s a genre of music called “PBR&B” that’s actually described as a subgenre of R&B, presumably includes folks like Frank Ocean and Macklemore and is sadly not some kind of beer-infused sandwich.

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7. And finally, facts seven through ten aren’t really facts, but hilariously awkward ‘80s commercials. Yes really. No, we don’t know why.

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Head over (or don’t) to Thrillist for the rest!

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Gratuitous Food Porn: 4/20 Edition

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Yes boys and girls, brownies are officially amateur. If you decided not to ring in the year’s chillest holiday with everyone else at Coachella, at least revel in knowing you actually have access to a kitchen and can whip up any of these bad boys whenever you damn well please. Well, after this hit. Maybe.

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1. Stuffed Stoned Jalapeno Poppers

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Elise McDonough, author of The Official High Times Cannabis Cookbook, describes this all-in-one appetizer perfectly: “The peanut butter tempers the heat of the peppers, and the herb gets you high – what more can you ask for from something this easy to make?” Nothing, Elise. Absolutely nothing.

Recipe: High Times

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2. Cannabis Mac and Cheese

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Not actually a recipe, all the photos featured here by Lew Robertson were commissioned by the fellows behind Deep Green for its 2nd annual Earth Day celebration last year. They probably didn’t even try them, since the disclaimer on their page reads “These images and recipes are to educate and entertain, we do not in any way condone the use of prohibited substances.” Riiiiiiiggghttttt.

Picthx: Lew Robertson

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3. Strawberry Weed Muffins

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The “weediness” of the weed and the tart sweetness of the strawberries makes this combination sound absolutely heavenly.

Recipe: Weed Scene

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4. Sweet and Tangy Bar-B-Cannabis Sauce

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Dip, dip, pass.

Recipe: High Times

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5. Cannabis Butter

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The secret to all baked baking, or for drizzling on popcorn, sneaking into the movies and tricking yourself into thinking Scary Movie 5 is actually funny.

Recipe: High Times

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6. Aunt Sandy’s Lemon Bars

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Sometimes couchlock can feel a little like scissor lock and all you want is someone to hold your hand and promise everything will be okay. While we can’t do that, and would probably laugh at you if you asked us to, hopefully these lemon bars are enough to remind you of mommy.

Recipe: Aunt Sandy’s

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7. Baked Marijuana French Toast

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Wake and bake and bake. Yummm.

Recipe: Good and Baked

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8. Cannabis Infused Chocolate Covered Strawberries

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Awesome for the same reason the strawberry weed muffins were awesome. True Life: if you find someone who’s down to split these on the first date, you’ve got yourself a reefer keeper.

Recipe: Cannabis Cheri

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9. Cannabis Quesadillas

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Leave it to the fellas at Culinary Cannabis to think up probably the easiest recipe on this list. I’d recommend prepping these beforehand and watching them turn in the microwave whenever you’re good and ready.

Recipe: Culinary Cannabis 

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10. Strawberry Banana Marijuana Pancake

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Too much strawberry you say? Sorry I can’t hear you over the sound of how bomb these look.

Recipe: Stupid Dope

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11. Cheetos-Fried Chicken

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Pair with Hot-Cheetos Crusted Mozzarella Sticks. Trust us.

Recipe: High Times

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12. Cannabis Caramel Crunch Bars

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It’d be hard enough to move after eating these even without the cannabis, but try to eat them somewhere comfortable. You’ll be stuck there for a good longggg whileeee.

Recipe: Good and Baked

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13. Cannabis Infused Espresso Gelato

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I’ve never tried, but I can imagine the combination of coffee and weed can make for a particularly harrowing experience. But don’t take my word for it. I don’t know anything, really. Just leave me alone.

Recipe: Cannabis Cheri

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14. Chocolate Thai Nutella Bacon Croissant w/Kief

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Do I really need to say anything else?

Recipe: TGKR

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15. Jalapeno Ganja Muffins

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Another fun one to watch while it finishes baking, the spice should pair nicely with the sweetness of the cornbread before melting into the earthiness of the cannabutter.

Recipe: Hemp Beach

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16. Marijuana Pizza

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Yeah, there’s no way they didn’t eat these things afterward. (*see no. 2)

Picthx Lew Robertson

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17. Munchies Funnel Cake

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AKA the secret to having the best time at the fair, ever. Follow up with a giant Maple Bacon Donut, because giant Maple Bacon Donut.

Recipe: Our Weed

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18. Cannabis Infused Chicken and Cashew Sandwich

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Admittedly, this one is probably much too complicated for my dwindling attention span, but at least it looks nice.

Recipe: Cannabis Cheri 

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19. Dank Cheese Straws

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Dude, what if everything is cheese straws.

Recipe: Hail Mary Jane

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20. Jack Herer Hemp Cookies

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And more cookies to round out the list, literally. Happy 4/20 y’all!

Recipe: Eat Drink Better 

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Top Foodie April Fools’ Day Pranks We Desperately Wish Were Real

Yesterday, Taco Bell announced the return of its Beefy Crunch Burrito this May, much to the excitement and outrage of many a Facebook fan, who threatened not only to stop eating at Taco Bell if the news turned out to be fake, but also to burn down their local location or kill someone with a lightsaber. With social media teams’ obsessions with cranking out prank stories all day, it’s easy to understand everyone’s hesitation. We totally get it. And on that note, here’s a list of the day’s best pranks that mercilessly got our hopes up:

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1. Bacon Scope Mouthwash

This is one prank that never should have happened. First off, the story broke last Thursday, arguably outside the accepted parameters of April Fool’s Day prankage. Second, promising users the delicious taste of bacon with absolutely none of the heart attack should be a crime punishable by law. So not cool.

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2. Pizza-Flavored Tic Tacs

 

Again, million dollar idea alert. When was the last time we had a new tic-tac flavor anyhow?

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 3. Redbox Lunches

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Okay, in hindsight, buying DVD-shaped deli meat that has been sitting in a giant red box without proper refrigeration was probably a bad idea anyway. But how amazing would it be to not have to wander through the frigid deli meat section every time you just want a movie and snacks? Seriously.

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4. Cheeseburger Sharpies

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Sharpie got in on the game by announcing a line of “Cheeseburger”-inspired markers, including colors like “catsup red,” “cheddar orange,” “buns beige” and “beefy brown.” The only thing that could have made these non-existent food-inspired writing utensils better? If they were scented too.

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5. The Nokia Microwave

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Meet the microwave that would never, ever break! Your move, zombie apocalypse.

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6. “Shower” Patch Kids Body Wash

Seemingly designed specifically for our Publisher, this 2-in-1 Sour Patch Kid-inspired body wash lets you smell and taste like the adorable candy children and is also 100% edible. Wow Satan, think you could be more heartless?

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7. Mad Men Bars to Open at Airports Across the Country

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Admittedly, a bar that lets you pass out at the airport and equips you with a shock collar to ensure you don’t miss your flight could never actually be real. But it’s nice to dream.

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8. Wynn Las Vegas To Open Wholesale Bottle Service Nightclub

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It’s called KRKLND and it’s like Costco for lushes. Costco. For. Lushes (i.e., us). GAHDFACKINGDAMN.

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And finally, the one we wish never, ever comes true:

1. Dude Foods Switching to Health Food

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He brought us Chicken and Waffle Wings and the Bacon Weave Grilled Cheese and without him, I probably wouldn’t have a clue what to eat for dinner.

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Hopefully, this whole dumb day has died down by now and everything will go back to normal and somewhere, some ideation team will look back and wonder why they didn’t think of any of these sooner. Christmas is only 9 months away, guys. Get on it.

H/T + PicThx Buzzfeed, Mashable, Ad Weekly, Eater