Japanese Cookbook Shows You How to Cook With Condoms

By Mark Solomons

I am speechless.

Guess we’ve been using them wrong this whole time.

All photos: Kotaku

All photos: Kotaku

Bacon flavored condoms are one thing, but rubber-wrapped sushi is something else entirely. To promote safe sex, Japanese manga writer Kyosuke Kagami has co-created a recipe book called Condom Meals I Want to Make for You.

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According to Kotaku, the e-book aims to show how durable condoms are by using them to make 11 simple dishes including “Condom Cookies,” “Condom Escargot Cooked with Butter,” and “Condom Meat Stuffing” (although you probably already know how to make that one—zing!).

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This cookbook raises a lot of questions, both practical (you’re supposed to remove the prophylactic before you eat the food, right? Cause they’re still on the plate in all the photos) and existential (just, why?).

condoms4 312x500 Japanese Cookbook Shows You How to Cook With CondomsTo answer the second question, apparently Japanese men are the third-worst in the world at using rubbers. While we’re not sure this left-field promotional tool is going to lower STD and unwanted pregnancy rates, honestly we’ve seen worse safe-sex campaigns.

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Photo: Snopes.com

 

“BEER LATTE”!!!!! YES “BEER LATTE”!!!!

by Mark Solomons

Okay so you like your cup of java in the morning, afternoon & on the way home.  What about that pint of dark stout beer at the time.  Sounds good to me but that’s a lot of liquid.  Unless you combine them together in one drink at Starbucks.  That’s right Starbucks is testing “Dark Barrel Latte” .  A latte with stout flavoured syrup.  Here is an article for you to read too prove it.  All I can say is hurry up with the testing and give me some.  Please.

 

Photos: Twitter/@FiveByFiveUK, Reddit/so_oakland, Wikimedia

According to posters on this Reddit threadColumbus, OH is ground zero for Starbucks Dark Barrel Latte testing. The DBL, Starbucks’ latest latte venture, is made with a flavored syrup that reportedly tastes like dark stout beer (e.g. Guinness), according to The Irish Independent.

Fans of both coffee and stout already know how well the two go together. However, it’s been more about coffee-flavored stouts than stout-flavored coffees up to this point.

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Photo: Twitter/@MonicaDillow

Buzzfeed writer Ryan Kincaid recently tried the Dark Barrel Latte and said, “It does taste remarkably like stout.”

SQUID INK PASTA WITH BAY SCALLOPS (HOME)

SQUID INK PASTA & BAY SCALLOPS

SQUID INK PASTA & BAY SCALLOPS

Seafood night at home found me using fresh squid ink pasta tonight.  I topped it off with sauteed bay scallops & shrimp in an olive oil based sauce made with Renee’s Parmesan Caesar Vinaigrette.  Also within the sauce was cherry tomatoes, chopped hot peppers, thinly sliced asparagus & shallots.  I then topped it all off with some crumbled feta for a different touch.

SPAGHETTI GUITARA IN MUSTARD CREAM SAUCE (HOME)

2014-09-18 19.22.09              It’s has been be a little while since I have posted anything about what I cooked for our dinner as I have been busy getting the menu & B.O.H systems ready for our new restaurant.  New menu photos for the restaurant will be posted in the next few weeks.  Until then here is what we had for dinner tonight.

 

Tonight I made a mustard cream sauce by combining 35% cream & grain mustard with a touch of Whisky.  Mixed within are thinly sliced mushrooms, black olives & turkey bacon then finished off at the end with sweet peas & fresh chopped parsley.  The pasta I used is Spaghetti Guitara that is freshly made from “Queen’s Pasta”, a great pasta company in Toronto, Ontario that makes over 100 different fresh pastas.

Black Pepper Recalled for Salmonella Risk

 

Gel Spice Company Inc., of Bayonne, NJ, has issued a voluntary recall notice for 16,443 cases of Fresh Finds Ground Black Pepper in 3.53-oz. plastic jars because it has the possibility to be contaminated with Salmonella.

The product was distributed nationwide via Big Lots Retail Stores Inc., with the exception of Alaska and Hawaii. The recall was issued as the result of sampling by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), which revealed that the finished products contained the bacteria.

There are 16,443 cases of the recalled product sold in 3.53-oz. (100 g) plastic jars with Best By Dates of 6/30/17, 7/01/17, 7/02/17, 7/22/17 and 7/23/17, with the Fresh Finds brand label with UPC Code 4 11010 98290 1 is sold exclusively at Big Lots Retail Stores Inc. The Best By dates are printed on the neck of the bottle above the label.

There have been no reported illnesses related to this product to date.

Anyone who has the recalled product should dispose of it. No other size container or best-by dates of Fresh Finds Ground Black Pepper are affected by this recall.

For more information, contact the company at (718) 702-1532 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. EDT Monday through Friday.

Salmonella bacteria can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (e.g., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis.

Food Recall Warning – McCain brand Onion Rings may be unsafe due to glass

Recall date: September 12, 2014

Reason for recall: Extraneous Material

Hazard classification: Class 2
Company / Firm: McCain Foods (Canada)
Distribution: National

Extent of the distribution: Retail

 

Recall details

Ottawa, September 12, 2014 – McCain Foods (Canada) is voluntarily recalling McCain brand Onion Rings from the marketplace due to possible glass contamination. Consumers should not consume the recalled product described below.

Recalled products

Brand Name Common Name Size Code(s) on Product UPC Additional Info
McCain Onion Rings 397 g Lot Code beginning with V40728 and a Best Before Date of October 28, 2015 0 55773 00089 4 Also included in this recall are all packages where the Lot Code and Best Before Date are not visible

What you should do

Background

This recall was triggered by the company. McCain Foods (Canada) is voluntarily recalling the potentially affected product from the marketplace.

The CFIA is verifying that industry is removing recalled product from the marketplace.

Illnesses

There have been no reported injuries associated with the consumption of these products.

More information

McCain Foods (Canada): 1-888-530-4333

For more information, consumers and industry can contact the CFIA by filling out the online feedback form.

Food Recall Warning – products recalled due to Salmonella

Food Recall Warning – Premier brand and Konrad’s.ca

brand spice products recalled due to Salmonella

 

Recall date: September 11, 2014

Reason for recall: Microbiological – Salmonella

Hazard classification: Class 2

Company / Firm: Premier Ingredients

Distribution: Nova Scotia, Ontario, Quebec
Extent of the distribution: Retail

 

Recall details

Ottawa, September 11, 2014 – Premier Ingredients is recalling Premier brand and Konrads.ca brand spice products from the marketplace due to possible Salmonella contamination. Consumers should not consume the recalled products described below.

Recalled products

Brand Name Common Name Size Code(s) on Product UPC
Premier Herbs Italian Seasoning 250 g All Best Before dates from March 18, 2016 to September 9, 2016, inclusive None
Premier Herbs Italian Seasoning 500 g All Best Before dates from March 18, 2016 to September 9, 2016, inclusive None
Premier Herbs Italian Seasoning 1 kg All Best Before dates from March 18, 2016 to September 9, 2016, inclusive None
Premier Herbs Italian Seasoning 2.5 kg All Best Before dates from March 18, 2016 to September 9, 2016, inclusive None
Premier Herbs Fine Provencal 75 g All Best Before dates from March 18, 2016 to September 9, 2016, inclusive 8 76112 00751 6
Premier Herbs Fine Provencal 90 g All Best Before dates from March 18, 2016 to September 9, 2016, inclusive 8 76112 00751 6
Premier Herbs Fine Provencal 500 g All Best Before dates from March 18, 2016 to September 9, 2016, inclusive None
Premier Herbs Fine Provencal 2.5 kg All Best Before dates from March 18, 2016 to September 9, 2016, inclusive None
Premier Herbs Fine Provencal 10 kg All Best Before dates from March 18, 2016 to September 9, 2016, inclusive None
Premier Oregano 65 g All Best Before dates from March 18, 2016 to September 9, 2016, inclusive 8 76112 00710 3
Premier Oregano 100 g All Best Before dates from March 18, 2016 to September 9, 2016, inclusive 8 76112 00710 3
Premier Oregano 500 g All Best Before dates from March 18, 2016 to September 9, 2016, inclusive None
Premier Oregano Rubbed 1.1 kg All Best Before dates from March 18, 2016 to September 9, 2016, inclusive None
Konrads.ca Oregano Rubbed 2.5 kg All Best Before dates from March 2016 to August 2016, inclusive None
Konrads.ca Oregano 500 g All Best Before dates from March 2016 to August 2016, inclusive None
Konrads.ca Italian Herb 500 g All Best Before dates from March 2016 to August 2016, inclusive None
Konrads.ca Herbs Fine Provencal 500 g All Best Before dates from March 2016 to August 2016, inclusive None

What you should do

Check to see if you have recalled products in your home. Recalled products should be thrown out or returned to the store where they were purchased.

Food contaminated with Salmonella may not look or smell spoiled but can still make you sick. Young children, pregnant women, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems may contract serious and sometimes deadly infections. Healthy people may experience short-term symptoms such as fever, headache, vomiting, nausea, abdominal cramps and diarrhea. Long-term complications may include severe arthritis.

Background

This recall was triggered by Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) test results. The CFIA is conducting a food safety investigation, which may lead to the recall of other products. If other high-risk products are recalled, the CFIA will notify the public through updated Food Recall Warnings.

The CFIA is verifying that industry is removing recalled products from the marketplace.

Illnesses

There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of these products.

More information

For more information, consumers and industry can contact the CFIA by filling out the online feedback form.