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Over the 4th of July weekend a new record was set. The world's largest commercially available hamburger was made at the Alameda County Fair in California. The hamburger weighed 777 pounds. Officials from the Guinness Book of Records were at the event to verify the record was broken. The previous record holder was Canada with a burger weighing in at 590 pounds.
According to SF Eater , it took a crew of 10 men 13 hours of preparation and cooking to prepare the burger. After the meat was cooked it had to be moved by a fork lift onto the bun. The hamburger was cut up and bites of it were sold for 99 cents each and proceeds went to the Alameda County Food Bank.
The Burger Stats:
- 110 pound bun
- Buckets of ketchup and mayonnaise
- 13 pounds of lettuce
- 20 …
To know or not to know. That is the question. Calories. We all know the food we eat at restaurants has them. However, now more restaurants are being required to post the calorie amounts on their menus. Will this change the eating habits of consumers?
The FDA (Food and Drug Administration) will release national rules later this year that will require chains with 20 or more stores to post calorie counts for all items. The Los Angeles Times recently reported that some consumers are changing eating habits due to the calorie postings. One customer interviewed said she would not return to a restaurant in fear of not having any options that were low enough in calories for her. This reaction worries restaurateurs and has some reworking their menus …Read more >
I scream; You scream; We all scream for ice cream.
But the Boston Globe reports that the price of the dessert is increasing and we all might soon be screaming foul.
A single scoop now costs over $4 at Toscanini’s, a famous ice cream shop in Cambridge Massachusetts, a $.40 price increase since March. What is causing the price of the beloved scoop to go up?
To understand why it costs more it is important to look at the market for some of the ingredients. Ice cream is made up of milk, cream, sugar, and flavoring. The price of dairy is on the rise due to an increase in demand and cost of production. The amount of milk being exported from the United States has increased from about four percent ten years ago to fourteen percent now. Not only is the…Read more >