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Food Friday: Next-Level Pizza in Bed

Everyone eats pizza in bed, but do they eat pizza in bed efficiently? That was the question that Boston Pizza had when they set out to make a pizza box specifically engineered for that very purpose. Now I won't have stains on my sheets I...

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Meme Monday - A.I. That Sounds and Acts Like your mother?

With A.I. getting increasingly smarter and more human-like it's only a matter of time before it's acting  like your parents.

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Food Friday - Lobsters: Tasty Sea Bugs!

Lobster is a prized seafood dish around the world and was once considered a luxury that only the rich could afford.

That's funny, since lobsters are bottom-feeding ocean cleaners! That does not change the fact that it is a delicious seafood treat for many.

Recently, Switzerland passed a law banning the boiling of live lobsters. But, no matter how you cook them, be sure to...

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Trendy Tuesday - Fun With a Side of Burnt

One could only imagine the hijinks a person could get into with their very own flamethrower. It's both funny and scary.

Well wonder no more, since now there is a slew of videos all over the Internet of people using The Boring Company's Not A Flamethrower.

Most seem to be just having some innocent fun with burning marshmallows and other food items to a tasty burnt...

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Meme Monday - Graduation

As almost everyone is aware, school is out for the summer, which means a new class of fresh graduates are ready to join the work force.

I can remember thinking in high school that time went too slow and summer would take forever to come, but now I look at the date and wonder where the year went and how I can't believe how long its been since my graduation.

I now find myself...

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Food Friday - It's an Avocado, No, it's Ice Cream... actually It's both,

When you look at an avocado, do you think of ice cream? Well, the chefs at Selfridges in London do. So much so that they made Avolato, which is a vegan gelato made with avocado.

They make the Avolato and put it in a real avocado shell, and serve it in a bamboo boat with a bamboo spoon so that it is a sustainable...

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Where Wednesday - Arrrrrrrrr Me Matey

Ever wonder what it's like to be a pirate? Well, wonder no more come and enjoy Pirates Day 2018 this Sunday, June 10th from 11am-4pm in Ventura Harbor in Ventura, California. Click here for more info.

Come and enjoy Various family-friendly pirate activities, entertainment, food and drink, and all around pirate...

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Trendy Tuesday - Gaming On Your Phone?

It sounds like something impossible to pull off with most games requiring lots of ram and high quality graphics cards

It seems that a few companies have decided to break through that stereotype and make phones powerful enough to run games normally reserved for PC's and gaming consoles.

One such company is the computer...

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Meme Monday - BBQ Anyone?

With summer here, it's time to dust off those grills and break out the coals and propane.  I don't know about you, but I am super excited to have my first hot dog of the summer.

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Hacked Routers

On Friday May 25th, it was found that a Russian hacker group known as Sofacy, A.P.T. 28 and Fancy Bear has hacked more than 500,000 routers in 54 countries, and has infected them with malware that...

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Where Wednesday - Travel in Place and Time. All In One Weekend?

California and Greece in the same place while living in the Stone Age?

I know what you are thinking: How is that possible? So I present to you the San Luis Obispo Greek Festival (https://www.greekfestivalslo.com).  The festival starts June 2nd 2018 from 11am-7pm and ends June 3rd 2018 from 11am-4pm. It will include Greek music,...

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Trendy Tuesday - MMMM Cockroach Milk. Wait! What?

The newest health trend is people are trying cockroach milk.  Yes, you read that right!  Cockroach milk.

Some experts say a rare milk crystal produced by cockroaches may contain four times as much protein as cow's milk and is packed with essential amino acids.

The rare milk crystals are only produced by the Pacific Beetle...

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Food Friday - Monkey Brain Anyone?

Monkey Brain Roll, what comes to mind when you hear that? For me, it conjures a vision of something exotic and daring that someone would dare you to try, but at Wokcano, an Asian restaurant and bar with eleven locations throughout Southern California the reality is quite the opposite. Monkey Brain Roll is a delicious masterpiece made with imagination and ingenuity.

The masterpiece...

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Tech Thursday - Robots Talking to Robots?

It would seem we are close to human sounding AI with the acquisition of Semantic Machines by Microsoft. The acquisition will give Microsoft's AI Cortana and Azure Bot Service a more conversational human voice.

I can imagine it now two AI's will be talking to each other unaware that they are talking to another AI, almost fully automating human interactions...

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Where Wednesday - Events to Spend a Weekend On

If you like to make the most of your weekends this blog is for you, we will be highlighting fun events around the US to spend a weekend at.

This week we are highlighting the 26th anual New Orleans Wine & Food Experience where you can enjoy many food, wine, and entertainment options, starting today 5/23/18 to 5/27/18 Tickets are...

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Well That Was Unexpected

Everyone who has been to the beach will tell you seagulls can be a big pain in the side, from stealing food, to being noisy, and I'm sure most can even say they have chased a few away from thier food.

This however brings new meaning to being a pain in the side as you can see this poor unfortunate man has an unexpected and expensive run in with a seagull that leaves him...

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Trendy Tuesday - What Frequency Do You Hear In?

Every now and then, something takes the internet by storm causing friendly but heated arguments (I speak from experience the dress was gold and white LOL) that become sensations overnight.

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Meme Monday

We all have those Mondays where you debate whether to get up or not, but then you realize you  need the money. 

So you reluctantly get up, get some coffee, and join the rest of the flock in traffic.

We have all been there, so here is just a little comedy to make your Monday just a little better.

Just remember: Friday will be here in no time, and it will be...

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Jackfruit the "jack" of all trades of the fruit world

Some have called the jackfruit a "miracle" due to it versitality and its ablity to grow in warm climates, some would even say its the jack of all fruits. It's also a good source of protein, potassium, calcium, and iron.

Jackfruit can be enjoyed raw, or cooked, the raw form when ripe has a sutle banana taste, and many people use the cooked form as a...

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Brows and Branding Equals 3 Billion Dollars

Makeup artists will tell you that your eyebrows frame your face, and for me that frame (my eyebrows) could make Chewbacca jealous. With the same idea, branding can frame people’s perceptions of your product or service. Anastasia Beverly Hills is a makeup brand that shows how powerful branding can be. 

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Google Assistant - If only it could walk

Google Assistant is on its way to becoming perhaps my favorite AI pal. The Assistant is part of Google phones and home speakers. The company announced improvements for their Assistant. Soon it’ll be able to continue conversations, order your "usual" from your favorite  restaurant, and make phone calls for you.

The newest improvement will make the Assistant more natural to...

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Is it a Bird? Is it a Plane? No, it’s just my Uber

Imagine a world where you could completely avoid traffic. If your long commute to work could be cut in half, there’s no limit to what you could do with the time saved. Uber is taking a step towards making this a reality with their new flying service.

Uber announced at their Elevate Summit yesterday that they're working on an...

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Where's My Food?

It happens to almost everyone, it feels like the waiter forgot to bring your food. Now you're waiting angrily and glaring at other people's food as your stomach growls.  Waiting for your server or someone to stop at your table. Wondering was my dish that hard to make?

The serving and kitchen staff are supposed to operate as a team. Their goal it to make sure that each customer...

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What if You Could Have a Conversation with Your Dog?

Have you ever wondered what thoughts are running through your dog’s mind while they’re watching TV? What if they could actually respond to your conversation? Technology is on the way that’ll let you translate your pet's language.

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Stop Touching Me! (Meme Monday)

I'm not touching you! Good. Keep your hands to yourself when preparing or handling food. 

It is important to learn to not touch areas of...

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What if Blue Apron Could Cook For You!

Companies like Blue Apron and Hello Fresh deliver all the ingredients you need to make the perfect meal. The only problem? You still have to find the time to wash, cut, and prepare it all. What if you could have your meal prepared and cooked by the time you get back from class or work? That’s the future of robots and cooking.

Stephen Robinson built a cake-baking robot that can...

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Your Thoughts Can Talk

Ever wondered whether mind reading robots would ever become a reality? After years of research MIT Media Lab researchers have...

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Brunch To-Go

Sidecar Doughnuts in Santa Monica, CA has created the ultimate brunch item: an eggs benedict doughnut. The doughnut looks deceivingly sweet on the outside, but it’s bursting with a fresh poached egg on the inside. It'll definitely get your morning cracking. 

There are no holes in this doughnut. The dough is cut out and wrapped around a poached egg and ham....

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Traveling? April 2018 Food Festivals

Traveling can be hectic. TSA's take it out/put it back, flight delays, and not being able to buy anything due to the airline baggage fees, with the exception of Southwest (2 bags free!),  has allowed me to join the "Loathe Airports" group. But since traveling is a must and I'm a foodie, I psych myself up by finding food festivals at my destinations. For this multi-destination trip, I...

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Meme Monday

  • Cross contamination is when contaminants are transferred from unwashed hands, food surface, or equipment to another food or surface.
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America's Oldest Mall vs. Amazon

You think 2-day shipping is fast? How about a trip downstairs to get almost anything you want. Arcade Providence, a Rhode Island indoor mall built in 1828, transformed its top 2 floors into micro-apartments. After being bought and sold numerous times, the recent owner decided to replace the abandoned shops with apartments. 

These 48 micro-apartments range from 225 to 775 square...

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Fortnite Frenzy

The newest video game obsession has arrived. Don’t worry, even if your video game experience is limited to Mario Kart you’re bound to hear about Fortnite: Battle Royale. The game is making almost $2 million a day from iPhone players.  How much of the daily $ 2...

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Dilly Dilly Don’t

Golf tournaments have all kinds of etiquette. You should stay silent,  stand still, and don't try to speak to the players. Golf tournaments also ban phones and bulky bags/backpacks. The Masters Golf Tournament is one of the four major professional golf...

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Meme Monday

  • When testing the temperature of food with a thermometer, insert the clean probe into the thickest part of the food, which is usually the center, up to the dimple
  • To test the temperature of a casserole or the contents of a pot or chafing dish, always insert the thermometer into the center of the dish, again being careful not to touch the bottom or sides of the...

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The Name's Bond, Fish Bond

Have you ever wanted to see what’s at the bottom of the ocean? Researchers from MIT are getting closer to discovering the depths of the deep blue sea.

MIT Researchers from their Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab created a robot fish that can tell us what’s really going on down there. The name’s Bond, Fish Bond… actually, the fish is named SoFi....

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Meme Monday

Whole or ground poultry, stuffed meats, fish, and pasta and foods cooked in a microwave should be heated to 165 degrees Fahrenheit for a minimum of 15 seconds. 

  • When testing the temperature of food with a thermometer, insert the clean probe into the thickest part of the food, which is usually the center, up to the dimple

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Meme Monday

  • Identify allergies, let your server know!
  • Some establishments ask customers if anyone in their party has any food allergens.
    • In some health jurisdictions (like Rhode Island) it’s the customer’s obligation to inform the establishment if there is a food issue.
  •  Providing an allergen-friendly meal is important to everyone...

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Don't Have Any Green to Wear? How About a Green Dessert.

St. Patrick’s Day is this Saturday and you better get prepared! No worries, if you’re not wearing green you can pick up one of these green treats to avoid getting pinched.

McDonald’s most popular St.Paddy’s day item is their Shamrock Shake. The shake is made of vanilla soft serve blended with minty Shamrock Shake syrup and topped with whip cream.

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Real Life Avatars? Your Job Just Got More Interesting

Virtual reality and augmented reality are the two of the biggest tech features of the past few years. Phones and other devices have the ability to let us experience new worlds,  improve our own, or even get pulled down the Internet rabbit hole. Now, XPrize is hosting a competition to create a functional robotic avatar by 2021. Think of it as a robot controlled wirelessly.

The...

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Meme Monday

  • Store meat and poultry store at an internal temperature of 41°F (5°C). Fresh fish should be stored in crushed ice at a temperature range of 41°F (5°C)or lower and kept drained.
  • Refrigerated food needs to be kept at a product temperature at or below 41°F (5°C). To achieve this temperature, the refrigerator itself needs to be at 41F or...

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The Robot Bicyclist - You'll Never Have to Ride Alone Again!

Have you ever wanted to go out on a bike ride but felt lonely? Now you can bring a little robot friend with you! This seems like something out of the future, but Masahiko Yamaguchi made this technology possible. 

The Primer v2 robot can reach a speed of up to 6 mph on its miniature fixed gear. The robot maintains its balance through steering and breaking, just like a human.

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The Oscar for Best Dish Goes to...

The Oscars are the biggest award show of the season. It includes the best movies, the biggest celebrities, and it’s only fitting to serve them luxurious food. Celebrity chef Wolfgang Puck served over 60 decadent dishes last night at the Dolby Ballroom.

Like any fancy food, the dish arrives elegantly plated and prepared with ingredients my...

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Johnnie Meet Jane, a Match Made in a Brewery!!

Take a look ladies, there's a new whiskey in town. Diageo’s Johnnie Walker Black Label Whiskey will feature The Jane Walker Edition. The new 

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Meme Monday

  • Large quantities of food can be cooled at room temperature.
  • Food is typically prepared in the Temperature Danger Zone,...

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New Peanut Allergy Treatment?

For years, parents with children who have a peanut allergy have avoided foods with peanuts altogether.  Peanut allergies are leading cause of death in food allergic reactions in the United States. A new drug developed by Aimmune Therapeutics could make a...

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Robot Ski Tournament

The PyeongChang Winter Olympics have been going on for the past 2 weeks. The events surrounding the games have included new technology like drones, virtual reality, and robots.

Tech companies and University students competed in a Robot Skiing Competition at the Welli Hilli Ski Resort in Hoenseong (an hour away from the Winter games).

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Your Roses Could Last Longer than Your Relationship

It's Valentine’s Day! That means you’ve got your significant other's present wrapped  and the dozen of  fresh roses ready. What? No? Haven't bought anything yet?  No worries, impress them with more than just roses that will be thrown out in a week with Venus Et...

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Half Shell Whole Heart - Oysters, Romance, and Valentine's Day

Valentine’s Day is this Wednesday. That means you’ve probably planned a dinner with your friends, family, or significant other. There are the classic romantic food choices like risotto and seared steak. How about adding my favorite dish to the menu, oysters.

Oysters are known as an aphrodisiac, a food, drink, or drug that stimulates sexual desire.

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The "Texas Monthly" Whiskey Affair 2018

Do you like Whiskey? If you’re in Houston, Texas like I am this week there’s an event for you! Texas Monthly’s 2018 Whiskey Affair is taking place on Thursday, February 8 from 6 pm-10 pm.

The event offers over 50 whiskey tastings and several restaurants...

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MSU School of Hospitality Business "Destination Auction"

Michigan State University’s School of Hospitality Business is hosting it’s annual Destination Auction on Saturday, February 10, 2018. The proceeds benefit the Students and Alumni Association of the School of Hospitality Business, Broad Business Pavilion, and two local charities: Junior League of Lansing and Capital...

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Meme Monday

  • Food that is prepared at a food establishment and transported to another location must be sealed in plastic.
  • For products that are removed from their original packaging, bulk items such as flour, beans, and rice, should be stored in containers or storage bins that are durable, leak proof, and have the ability to be sealed or covered.

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Super Blue Blood Moon

If you live in California and were asleep around 5 a.m., like I was, you probably didn’t notice the moon. Don’t worry, you can scroll through social media all day today and see the same 10 blurry photos just like my co-worker's.

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Meme Monday

Cross contact is when allergens are transferred to another food item accidentally.

Remember to:

  • Wash hands, change gloves.
  • Use designated utensils and equipment.
  • Make sure your food is stored and served properly, no damages or spills.
  • Serve the Allergen Friendly® meal separately.

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Could This Flamethrower Cut Your Cooking Time in Half?

Technology has evolved over the years and the Internet has made it easier to buy new inventions. You can get a robot vacuum, a speaker that talks back to you or a flamethrower at the click of a button.

Elon Musk, the CEO behind Tesla cars, has another big invention up his sleeve. Musk’s construction company “The Boring Company” is selling their own

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Mighty Mac n' Cheese

Macaroni and Cheese is a delicious comfort food. It’s a quick and easy food anyone can make. The restaurant Elbows Mac N Cheese takes a spin on the American classic dish. They have 2 restaurant locations in Cerritos and La Brea, California. 

Their restaurant serves gourmet Mac N Cheese along with melts, pizzas...

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Meme Monday

Proper hygiene is an important part of food safety because it prevents foodborne illnesses. Foodborne illnesses are a significant threat to the reputation and financial success of a food operation. Two or more unrelated people having the same symptoms after eating the same food is the first indication of a foodborne illness outbreak. The state and/or local regulatory authority should then...

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Tech Thursday: High Tech Body Board

Imagine going to bed the night before planning to go surfing; but, you get to the beach early morning and the tide is too high or low. Instead, you can used a high-tech body board and enjoy yourself, no waves needed.

 You can use the Kymera Body Board, a motorized body board that can survive about 2 hours on a single charge. The Body Board...

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Know Your Sushi!

What better way to enjoy sushi than eating sustainable fish? Sustainable fish is fish caught or farmed in ways that consider the long-term well-being of the species and the oceans. In this day and age, with so many environmental hazards and pollution all around us, it is extremely important to not only research where our fish is coming from, but also to focus on the importance of preserving...

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Tech Thursday: Your Own Robot Printer

I’m sure everyone’s been in the situation where they forgot to print something they needed. Anytime you forget, it seems to be impossible to find a printer in time. Now, you can take your own personal printer with you...

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Food Friday: Crazy Candy Canes

The holidays are finally here. It’s time to enjoy some of your favorite treats: hot chocolate, freshly baked cookies, and candy canes. But why buy standard peppermint candy canes when you could try something a little more interesting?

Archie McPhee is a novelty store that’s selling crazy candy cane flavors. You can try savory flavors like...

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Tech Thursday: Bitcoin is Booming

Money is just paper with value. We trade it for things we need (or usually don’t need). These paper bills and metal coins can dictate lot about our lives. There’s money we can see, our coins and bills, and then there’s “invisible” money, like Bitcoin. You can pay for things while avoiding paper cuts and germs.

Bitcoin, one of the many crypto-currencies,...

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Food Fridays: Advent Calendars for the Big Kids

Imagine getting a little gift everyday up until Christmas. Advent calendars get you excited for the holidays with a little something to enjoy each day. They’re most popular in Europe and filled with toys, chocolate, beauty products, and more for the whole family.

You can sip and nibble your way to Christmas day! These adult versions of advent calendars give you a daily surprise...

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Tech Thursdays: A Gameshow in Your Pocket

I’m sure we’ve all watched a gameshow in frustration, thinking we could do way better than the actual contestant. We’d sit there and imagine all the things we could buy with the cash prize. HQ Live Trivia gives you the opportunity to compete in a trivia game and win actual cash.

The app let’s you compete in live competitions twice a day with a chance to win up...

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Food Friday: Suck on your Green Thumb

The most revolutionary lollipop used to have a tootsie roll or bubble gum when you finish it. Amborella Organics Lollipops have plant seeds in the stick that you can use to grow different herbs and flowers when you’re finished licking. You can save the environment and enjoy candy at the same time, who wouldn’t want that?

The...

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Tech Thursdays: The Perfect Drink Cannon

Sometimes at parties there’s one person who ends up getting chained to the cooler and handing out drinks. But it’s 2017; our coolers should give us drinks, not the other way around. This Cooler Cannon can fire a can of beer or soda at you when you’re thirsty.

The cannon works the same way a t-shirt cannon would. You can use the remote or download the Cooler Cannon app...

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Food Fridays: The Fanciest Frittata

Imagine waking up in the morning and trying to decide what to eat for breakfast. Nothing in your fridge looks good or feels fancy enough. The solution? Try Norma's $2,000 frittata.

Norma's is a restaurant in Manhattan's Le Parker Meridian hotel. Their "Zillon Dollar Lobster Frittata" is made with 10 ounces of Sevurga caviar, an entire lobster, 6 eggs, cream, chives, lobster sauce, and...

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Allergen Plan Specialist Training

After developing an allergen plan the laststep for an operation wanting to become an Allergen Friendly operation is training an Allergen Plan Specialist. Tap Series’ Allergen Plan Specialist program is designed to help you understand the role of an allergen plan specialist and provide the information needed to make safe and informed decisions or recommendations to staff and the...

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Tech Thursdays: This Smart Clock Wants to Make You More of a Morning Person

Mornings are hard for most people. If you're a morning person I hope you know how jealous I am of you. But, it doesn't have to be so bad; a cool alarm clock like The Divoom Timebox can make it better.

The Divoom Timebox is a smart Bluetooth clock that displays animated art you can design. You can select or create your own pixel art, using the Divoom app, which you can assign to any...

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Food Fridays: Turn Up the Heat with This Flamin' Hot Turkey

Imagine how excited you are when you arrive at your relative's house for Thanksgiving dinner. You sit at the table, start chatting with family and then someone brings out a bright red turkey!

Reynold's Kitchen introduced the Flamin' Hot Cheeto Turkey, one of their three "flavor blasted" turkeys made...

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Allergen Plan Development Training

After learning allergen awareness the next step for an operation wanting to become an Allergen Friendly operation is the development of a plan. Tap Series’ Allergen Plan Development program provides management with a step-by-step guide following the customer from entering the establishment to leaving with their leftovers....

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Tech Thursdays: A Drone at the Tip of Your Fingers

Imagine you could lay on the couch and move something into a different room at the tip of your fingers. The Aura Drone gives you telekinetic superpowers and lets you become the controller. Maneuver the drone through hallways and around people. 

The drone is controlled by your hand gestures using its GestureBotics glove. With the glove, you...

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Food Fridays: How Much Nugget is Too Much Nugget? The Limit Does Not Exist

If you’ve ever finished your pack of chicken nuggets and wanted more, the giant “Nugzilla” from Rub Smokehouse & Bar is for you! The Owners, Sean Singer and Luke Billingham, admit they’re obsessed with chicken nuggets. You know what they say, if you love something make it bigger.  

The United Kingdom based barbecue restaurant serves a 3-pound chicken...

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Tech Thursdays: Animoji Karaoke

2017 is the year karaoke became cool again, first Carpool Karaoke and now Animoji karaoke! People are using the Apple iPhone X’s Animoji feature to make videos of them lip-singing songs, turning it into a meme. 

The Apple iPhone X was released last week and the Internet went crazy over it. One unique feature on the new phone was Animojis, emojis that animate based on your...

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Allergen Awareness Training

On average, 1 in every 25 customers will have a food allergy. Providing an allergen-friendly meal is important to everyone on food service staffs, from people taking reservations over the phone to the suppliers and chefs. Providing an allergen and gluten-friendly dining experience will bring loyal customers back time and time again.

Tap Series’ Allergen Awareness course teaches...

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Food Fridays: Taste the Rainbow, Literally

Get ready for the ultimate SUGAR rush. A NYC restaurant created a rainbow dessert pizza that’s sure to make you feel like a little kid.

Industry Kitchen’s Pop Candy Land pizza is made with a rainbow sugar-cookie crust, cream cheese frosting, pop rocks, and topped off with cotton candy.

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Tech Thursdays: Amazon Wants to Drop-Off Packages Inside Your House

One of the worst feelings is waiting all week for a package to arrive and missing it. Amazon Key is a new service that lets couriers unlock your door to drop-off deliveries. You can watch the delivery live, or later, from your smartphone using the Amazon Cloud Camera.

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Food Fridays: Bite the (Beef Jerky) Bullet.

Nowadays there’s a tool for every task in the kitchen, big or small. For example, if you want beef jerky you can make it at home in three steps: READY, AIM, FIRE! 

LEM’s Jerky Gun is an easy-to-use product that shoots out flat or round jerky sticks. Just load the barrel with up to ¾ pounds of lean seasoned meat. After drying your meat in the oven for about 2...

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Tech Thursdays: Facebook introduces Spooktacular Halloween features

Halloween is on Tuesday and we can’t wait for the candy, creative costumes and scary movies! Facebook is getting into the Halloween spirit with its own tricks and treats this week.

According to Mashable, Facebook will start sending notifications to people about...

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Food Fridays: Hey, there's a Burger in my Donut!

Combinations of sweet and salty foods have been a common theme among viral food. From simply dipping your fries in a milkshake to burger inside a donut!

Maxwell’s Bar & Grill in Covent Garden, London has gone viral with their Bacon Donut Burger. Anthony Knight, their Marketing Manager, says they’ve had it on their menu since Sept. 28 and have sold over 1,300. It took...

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Tech Thursdays: Samsung is bringing The Force to your living room

Samsung is launching a limited-edition Star Wars themed Powerbot VR7000M vacuum cleaner. You can finally have your own droid sidekick around the house!

These vacuums use The Force (and nine smart sensors) to map out the shape of your room and avoid obstacles. You can practice your Jedi skills by controlling the vacuum with the smartphone app or with voice...

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Food Fridays: Oozefest, Santa Ana’s Cheesy Food Festival

Imagine getting to eat all the mac and cheese, grilled cheese, and pizza you want. There’s a food festival for that… Foodbeast’s Oozefest!

Oozefest offers a variety of over 20+ savory and sweet cheesy menu items and all you can drink craft-beer. You can find creations like a rainbow grilled cheese, spaghetti & meatball pizza, and a bucket of nacho...

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Food Fridays: Pumpkin, Spice and Everything Nice

The leaves are falling, you take a sip of your pumpkin spice latte and everything feels right. October is here which means that Fall, Halloween, and pumpkin spice flavored foods are everywhere.

Starbucks sells their famous pumpkin spice latte every year around this time and stores release pumpkin flavored cookies, chocolates, drinks, cereals, spreads and more! According to

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Tech Thursdays: Google Ear Buds Translate over 40 Languages

Imagine traveling to China and having your own translator available at your fingertips. Google created Google Pixel Buds, wireless earbuds paired with the Google Pixel phone, that helps translate over 40 languages.

 All you need is a Google Pixel phone and Pixel Buds. According to

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Voice Powered Ring - Make calls Like a Spy

Voice Powered Ring - Make calls Like a Spy

The Apple Watch never got my attention but being a James Bond superfan, the Orii ring has. This ring lets you send and read text messages instantaneously without taking out your phone just by wearing the ring and touching your ear.

I like the look and the ability to customize notifications makes it more appealing. At an...

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Lunch Time Hazard

Do you have a community kitchen at work? Do you have Food Allergies? If you said yes to both of these you may want to consider a few things before using the community kitchen. It’s something most people don’t even take a second to think about but it is not something you should take lightly, food allergies are a very serious and cross contamination can occur in any community eating...

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Have a Heart Ranch Vegan BBQ

This last Saturday I had the privilege to attend the Have a Heart Ranch Vegan BBQ. My first thought when walking into this ranch was its beauty. The landscape was perfectly manicured and the animals appeared well taken care of and content. With all this I was distracted by the scent of the delicious food being made.

There were a few choices of vegan cuisine. I started with the food...

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Best Fried Chicken in the South

Have you ever had fried chicken only to be disappointed with the lack of flavor? I know I have. It seems like these days it is very hard to find good fried chicken that leaves you wanting more or thinking about it hours later. I’m talking about the fried chicken that injects a juicy flavorful explosion directly into your taste buds. Here’s a fried chicken bucket list I recently...

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