Sunday, July 31, 2005

Reader Claims to Have Met Col. Sanders

One of our loyal readers ahd written to me to let me know that he has met in person the (now deceased, I believe) Colonel Sanders, the man behind all that is Kentucky Fried Chicken. More info to follow.

Friday, July 29, 2005

Canadian Safeway Carts Nice & Clean

Bottle Return in USA is Messy Business but not so in Canada. I’ve heard from the FatPride Times that in the US when you purchase a Safeway brand soda or similar beverage from the empty can or bottle can only be returned to a Safeway store. This causes all sorts of problems as customers will use the Safeway carts to transport the cans to the recycling area usually located in the back of the store. Remnants from the cans spill onto the plastic carts attracting dirt and crime, thusly making your trip to purchase food very unpleasant. Canada uses an organization named 'Bottle Depot' to handle the returning of beverage containers for deposit refund. The government owns some, most are private businesses however.

- Pierre Dubord aka the Jackball

Thanks To Our International Correspondants

The FatPride Times wishes to extend a big thanks to all of our international readers who have become contributers to this here blog. The FP Times now has reporters in: Greece, Canada, New Zealand, Argentina and others. Our United States posters also get props for their continuing great job of providing important food and food related info for this blog!

Thursday, July 28, 2005

Canadian Reader Endorses The Tortilla!

The FatPride Times Canadian correspondant Luger has written to endorse all the goodness that is a tortilla. Luger recommends the whole wheat version with flax seeds and no saturated fat. He also recommends filling one with tomato and cheese and just about anything. He told his local market that he will no longer eat bread, only tortillas!

Filthy Shopping Carts of Safeway Stores

The FatPride Times is calling upon all readers to visit their local safeway and look at the nastiness that is their carts. Their carts are made of a strange plastic material that seems to be a magnet for filth. Locally, the Safeway stores have the bottle/can return machines inside the stores (way in the back), which leads to people loading carts up with nasty beer & beverage containers. This in turn leads to sticky nasty carts. When im gonna put my foodstuffs in a cart, I want it to be clean. I dont think this much to ask. I personally saw the General Manager one day and made a comment to him about the problem. He told me that he had a cleaning crew coming that night to clean them (coincidence or bullshit?). The FP Times is asking all readers to speak up to management if they have this problem. Together we are strong!

Wednesday, July 27, 2005

Banquet Wine Toast at Greek Restaurant in Greece

Our Greek correspondant Dano has sent along a link to us where you can view a short video of a traditional Greek toast as it went down in a Greek restaurant. Need quicktime to see it. This is the real deal showing the tradition in the region it is followed. Greek Dinner Toast Video

Baklava - Readers Report From Turkey

One of our International readers has sent along a great picture of an assortment of Baklava for our viewing. Hasvelt tells The FatPride Times that eating baklava after foods is a custom in Turkey.

Sunday, July 24, 2005

Poppi's Anatolia - Eugene, Oregon - 5-Stars

Poppi'a Anatolia (10th & Willamette St. Eugene Oregon), As a gyros afficianado, delis and restauarants such as this are always in my scopes while traveling. Poppi's Anatolia is a landmark in Eugene, serving Greek and Mediterranian food for well over a decade.

Lunch today consisted of a Mythos bottled beer, which was a full bouquet of earthy flavors you would expect from a pale lager, and a hint at fruit after-tastes.

For an appetizer we had the saganaki(peppered Kassari cheese fried in olive oil), which I have found to be unparallelled. They won't set it ablaze in front of you, but it is the tastiest dish this side of the Pacific Ocean. Having sampled this dish in many a big city, I can say that this is the best I have ever had. For the main course, the gyros sandwich was the natural choice. The beef and lamb served here is not your average pressed product, it is sublime. The spices are so perfectly embedded in the mix that you will be left swaying a nd speechless. The tzatziki sauce is also special here, with a sharp flavor, yet cooled by the creaminess of the yogurt and cucumber blend. There is not a better meal to be had in Eugene. 5 GD stars. - Barnabus

It's called "Saucijs"

International reader Ben writes to show us one pretty nice looking sausage. "Look, this is part of my food that I ate just yesterday. It's called "saucijs" and it tastes just as delicious as it looks fat".

KFC BBQ Chicken Sandwich is a Scam

Quick note...I had a two for one coupon for these and they were the smallest most rancid thing I have gotten anywhere in a long long time. Spread the word.

Thanks for your support and well wishes!

The FatPride Times wishes to thank the 100's of readers who wrote me asking why the posts had stopped appearing. Last week did not go too well. First off, I fell going down the stairs and landed in a sitting position, serverely bruising my assbone. Then a couple of days later I did a complete faceplant when I tripped over a toolbox. I have been on the couch for a week. Of course, I ate well. Maybe better than usual as all I did was eat, watch some TV, read the paper and sleep - generally in that order. I have some contributions to post that have been sent in to me and will do that as soon as I get everything back on track. If you want to share any food stories, pictures, recipes or whatnot email to: (please notice the r at the end of fatpride as some other motherscratcher allready had it).

Friday, July 15, 2005

Arby's Coupons Conondrum (The Ali G Translation)

today at da fatpride times main offices we received a massiv flya wiv about 15 various coupons from arby's. at dis time, da fatpride times does not endorse na recommend arby's meals. oweva, some of these coupons is for real wicked deals. i am in a state of general confusion and am checkin advisement from readers.

Tuesday, July 12, 2005

Feces Shaped Pretzel on eBay From a FPT Reader

Everyday reader Stroker-Ace has contacted the FP Times to let us know of the fascinating pretzel he found inside a bag of them. He is auctioning it right now on eBay, however he is busting my balls with the 11.00 shipping fees. Heres a link to the auction and a sneak peek for you all.

The auction is here: Feces Pretzel Auction

LittleDebbie.Com - No It Is Not A Pron Site

After intensive googling I have got the skinny on these Little Debbie snack cakes that blew away the field in the snack poll. tells and shows all, and unbelievably it is not a porno site, even though Im sure someone would love to explot that URL. Heres what I learned:

In 1960, McKee Foods founder O.D. McKee was trying to come up with a catchy name for their new family-pack cartons of snack cakes. Packaging supplier Bob Mosher suggested using a family member's name. Thinking of what could be a good fit for the brand, O.D. arrived at the name of his 4-year-old granddaughter Debbie. Inspired by a photo of Debbie in play clothes and her favorite straw hat, he decided to use the name Little Debbie® and the image of her on the logo. Not until the first cartons were being printed did Debbie's parents, Ellsworth and Sharon McKee, discover that their daughter was the namesake of the new brand.

The first family-pack was produced in August of that year and consisted of the original snack cake, the Oatmeal Creme Pie. Family-packs were one of the first multiple-item baked goods available with individually wrapped products. The cost per carton was only 49 cents. By combining a quality product with outstanding value, Little Debbie® quickly became a member of America's households. After its initial introduction, more than 14 million cakes were sold within 10 months. while the Oatmeal Creme Pie was the original Little Debbie® snack cake, there were 14 different varieties by 1964 including the ever-popular Nutty Bars® Wafer Bars and Swiss Cake Roll.

Since 1960, Little Debbie® products have remained a value leader. Currently, they sell for less than other leading brands while providing quality ingredients. More than 75 varieties are available with suggested retail prices ranging from 25 cents to $2.99. Little Debbie® products are available in all 50 states, Canada and Mexico

I will try to get a box of these today and give a de-briefing here on The FatPride Times ASAP.

Monday, July 11, 2005

Who & What Are Little Debbie Snack Cakes?

There is some controversy surrounding the snack poll again. I have received over twenty emails in the few hours since the results were made public. Little Debbie Snack Cakes clearly had the most votes, but who cast them and what the hell are they? I am going to explore the web for info on these snack cakes and report back. Hopefully this will explain the votes. Even if they were all cast by the same person, would that not mean he or she thinks they are really gd good? Either way Im gonna get me some of that.

Argentina BBQ Report

Loyal FatPride Times reader and contributor Franchi from Argentina has sent this image of a meal he was preparing for his family. There is lamb, beef, bread & more. We should all strive to be more like him.

Favorite Snack Poll Results

We have a winner!
  • Lil Debbie Snack Cakes - 5
  • Doritos - 2
  • Popcorn - 2
  • Cheetos - 1
  • Klav Kalash and Crab Juice - 1
  • Assorted Nuts (cashews - peanuts) - 1
  • Krab Salad - 1
  • Chicken Wangs - 1
  • Lucerne Brand String Cheese - 1
  • Big Kahuna Burger - 1
  • Oiled Cucumber - 1
  • Fresh Morning Dew - 1
  • Cinnamon Grahm Crackers with a lay of organic peanut butter and raisin pushd into the peanut butter with milk to dip - 1
  • Other - 1

Sweet Jesus - I'm Back

After much trial and error I was able to retrieve my user info and log-in. There is much catching up to do. Right now, I must powernap after all this hoobaloo.

Friday, July 01, 2005

Snack of The Week Controversy/Conspiracy

After recieving about 100 emails from loyal FatPride Times readers concerning the Snack of The Week results, there will now be a re-do. Starting now you can comment below with your favorite snack item and they will be tallied one week from today. You DO NOT have to sign up to post - simply use the Anonymous choice.