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10 Things you should never microwave

The microwave is a magical place. Frozen dinners, hot water, and leftovers all become ready in mere minutes. Every year they save us countless hours of cooking and put that time back into our busy lives. Microwaves were probably even the first way you learned to feed yourself warm food as a kid. But just because microwave ovens are ubiquitous in homes, doesn’t mean they can’t be dangerous. From leaching heavy metals into foods to starting fires, there are a number of things that just can’t be microwaved. Here are a few you should look out for: MEAT If you forgot to defrost your chicken thighs in the fridge the night before, it can be tempting to toss them in the microwave for a while to speed up the process. But this simple step could actually be exposing you to harmful bacteria. Microwaves aren’t great at distributing heat, so thinner edges on your cut of…

25 Celebrities who shares names with food

Nearly 15 years ago, Gwyneth Paltrow made headlines when she named her newborn daughter Apple. But she’s not the only celebrity that has the culinary world to thank for inspiration. Many celebrities have intentionally turned to food monikers when naming their children, while others have inherited a hunger-inducing last name. Whether it’s fruits, meats, spices, or grains, here are a handful of celebrities that share a name with food. https://www.instagram.com/p/BoRz6dXlRXT/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link 1. Apple Martin The daughter of Gwyneth Paltrow and British singer/musician Chris Martin, Apple was born May 14, 2004 in the midst of a flurry of tabloids reporting her unusual name. 2. Kevin Bacon A famous American actor with a lengthy list of roles and accolades including A Few Good Men, Apollo 13, and Footloose. Bacon inherited his crave-worthy last name from his father, Edmund Norwood Bacon, a respected architect in Philadelphia. 3. Brandy Norwood Known simply as Brandy, this…

9 Anthony Bourdain quotes on food and eating

Celebrity chef, travel writer, television host, and advocate Anthony Bourdain has died at age 61, but we will aways have his quotes to remember him by. His insight and wisdom encouraged us to climb out of our shells and explore the world, its food, and its cultures whenever possible. He was as much an award-winning wordsmith as he was a teacher, an explorer, and a foul-mouthed comedian. Below is a small collection of Bourdain’s thoughts on food, cooking and living life. On eating adventurously I’ve long believe that good food, good eating, is all about risk. Whether we’re talking about unpasteurized Stilton, raw oysters or working for organized crime ‘associates,’ food, for me, has always been an adventure.” On vegetarians To me, life without veal stock, pork fat, sausage, organ meat, demi-glace, or even stinky cheese is a life not worth living.” On living life If I’m an advocate for anything, it’s to move.…

Summer Pool Floats for Food Lovers

Show off your love affair with your favorite foods both in and out of the water this summer. All food floats below are currently available on Amazon Prime, so you can have your sweet inflatable treat delivered within 2 days and get the party started! Huge Pink Donut What’s more fun than sprinkles? Giant Pretzel Room for three foodie friends! Watermelon Slice Raft Refreshingly cool looking. Giant Pizza Slice Buy 8 to make the whole pie! Giant Popcorn Much more fun that picking kernels out of your teeth. Ice Pop For a patriotic summer. GUMBALL MACHINE Taking it retro. Popsicle The ultimate summer food. Taco It’s always time for tacos. Ice Cream Sandwich Another summer staple both in and out of the pool. Bacon and Eggs No food list is complete without bacon — even an inflatable one. Pineapple I’m partial to…