Saturday, December 30, 2006

Christmas Dinner?
Count on:
Jack in The Box

Dateline: December 25th, 8pm
Scenario: Need Foodstuffs Bad
Problem: Everything is Closed
Solution: Jack in The Box

Mr.Box, are hats are off to you for staying open 365 - 24/7 days a year.

Monday, December 25, 2006

Fatburger "Fat Club" Card

Fatburger is the type of establishment that is hard to describe with words, one should have the experience of visiting one of their locations. Pictured above is a "Fat Club" card from a few years back that the housekeeping staff here at the FP Test Kitchens found behind a file cabinet.

Sunday, December 24, 2006

Just in Time for the Holidays
Honeybaked Ham Introduces
New Deep Glazed Ham

"We know everyone loves our crunchy sweet glaze and that some people even fight over the highly-prized end cuts," says Richard Gore, Vice President, HoneyBaked Ham California. "So for years we have been working to find a way to bring that delicious glaze to every slice of our hams. Just in time for our 50th anniversary, we have achieved this culinary and technological feat with our HoneyBaked's Deep Glazed Ham."

Plus it is spiraled cut.

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Fat Pride Pioneer
Marvin Grosswirth
Ancient Scrolls Author

Lawrence, our new staff member in our research department began his 'probationary' period here with some fantastic history on 'Fat Pride'. In 1972, this man authored "Fat pride: A survival handbook". While we found this book for sale online and have allready ordered a copy, it is still a mystery to us. We are unsure of what we find in this book and if perhaps we have found the 'Grandfather' of this phrase.
We will be doing a follow-up post shortly.

Homemade Enchiladas
Extreme Close-up Image

The staff here has been debating our imaging practices and have been experimenting with different angles, lighting and camera settings. Above we have what was a truly excellent cheese enchilada with onions on top. It was taken with the close-up camera settings. We think this may help to better share the goodness of our 'Foodstuff of The Week' posts. Your input is much needed please.

Sunday, December 17, 2006

Oscar Meyer Brand
Ready to Serve Bacon

The fine folks at Oscar Meyer have broken out with these boxes of pre-cooked bacon and the quality is very nice. You can mack them like potato chips out of the tray or heat them and serve with whatever you might imagine. FPT Test Kitchen's "Foodstuff of The Week".

Thursday, December 14, 2006

Stouffer's Microwave
Panini Sandwiches

These are good. Nuff said - get on one.

Saturday, December 09, 2006

Support Our Friends
Mini Banners O' Plenty

The staff here decided to pay tribute to some of our favorite foodstuff sites by making mini-linkers for them as you see above. They will now all be in a nice row at the bottom of every paghe of The Fat Pride Times.

Please Help Promote
The Fat Pride Times

Add A Mini Button
To Your Webpage

Our recent Board of Directors meeting concluded with an idea of offering a mini-banner link image that maybe our supporters would put on their websites. We also would like to start a campaign for like-minded websites to also offer a same-size linker image for their sites. Should work in a quid-pro-quo manner, we all put up the link tabs for any site that does the same for yours. This is common on the web for niche groups and the buttons look nice stacked in a strip. Please save the demo logo above and link it to us here in your html. Together we are strong. Anyone needing help with coding/html/image making just leave a comment or send along an email for help.

Monday, December 04, 2006

Reader Shares New Kitchen
Photos and Story
Nice Eating Arena

Wow, what a job! My Dad and I finished the entire kitchen floor in 5
days time, finished Sunday night at 9 pm! It looks totally awesome!
As you will see from the before and after pictures. The linoleum they
put in the trailer was pure crap, like everything else in this mobile
home. It wasnt even glued to the floor and it tore like tissue paper.

The floor underneath was in good shape, wasnt rotted out like I
assumed it was, it was just bending where there was no floor support
underneath it, but the hardibacker board I put down fixed that. Then
all the tile, and it turned out great, considering this was my first
attempt! Only a couple minor flaws that few people would really

Anyone wanting to put down tile, man, go for it! I would love
to help! It was truly a great adventure to me, and I got a great
sense of accomplishment from it. And I would tell anyone who wants
to try laying tile, to do it! It was hard work, but very fun!

All comments welcome!

Mike Rodriguez

Sunday, December 03, 2006

Thanksgiving Sandwich
Step by Step Assembly

Our Las Vegas Correspondant has sent along pictures and instructions on how to make one mighty turkey sandwich. Respect.

Ingredients needed: Hoagie Rolls, Turkey, Cranberry Sauce, Stuffing & Mayonnaise

First I cut the hoagie roll in half, and scrape out the excess bread from the top piece. Then spread stuffing in the dug out top piece of bread. Then add a nice layer of cranberry sauce on top of the stuffing. Then add turkey on top of that. Spread the Mayo on the bottom piece of bread. Cut in half and you are done.

Nuff Said.

Friday, November 24, 2006

Flashback Post:
Jackball's Turkey Dinner
Thanksgiving Tribute

We did not receive any new photos of reader's birds, so we are time-travelling back to last year when our long time contributor Jackball sent us his Thanksgiving bird photos in 2005. These pictures speak for themselves and the brand - Butterball is top shelf quality always.

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Pop Secret Cheese Popcorn
Bold New Moves
Eat It 24 Hours Later

Down here 50 miles below the Earth's surface in the FP test kitchens we have made an amzing discovery of note. This only works with the cheese flavor popcorn bags, but pop it up and then just let it sit fro 24 hours at room temperature. What you get is the cheesey butter sauce all congealed on the popped kernals - this allows for maximum flavor to savor. Above photo was taken with camera inside the actual bag to showcase the flavor paste on the bag sides.

Monday, November 20, 2006

3:00 AM Last Resort:
The Don Miguel "Chimi"

The above wrapper housed what in our opinion should only be purchased and consumed as a last resort. Examples being: it is 3 am and not a good idea to drive so you have to walk to the closest store where this is the closest thing to real food available that does not require any cooking. Warning: this item tends to fall apart and all over your lap. Careful if you do eat one of these.

Thursday, November 16, 2006

Jay Leno Speaks On
Salads & Vegetables

Jay Leno the longtime host of The Tonight Show on NBC recently gave some very candid remarks regarding his daily diet and his personal eating history to the media. The staff here at The Fat Pride Times respects his honesty in revealing his eating habits when so many others in his position would not. Leno claims he has not had a vegetable since 1969. Respect.

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

KFC Taps New Market:
Aliens & Astronauts

Colonel Sanders has gone deep space. Kentucky Fried Chicken has launched a media blitz featuring a 87,500 square-foot image of Colonel Sanders that is visible from outer space in the Nevada desert. The President of KFC said "If there are extraterrestrials in outer space, KFC wants to become their restaurant of choice". That's a bold statement.

Monday, November 13, 2006

Foodstuffs Legal Forum:
What's a Sandwich?
Post Your Opinion

Important legal issues in the world of foodstuffs coming out of Massachusetts, USA. Is a burrito a sandwich? That was the question debated in the courtroom as 2 competing restaurants argued their takes. The issue arose as a Mexican food restaurant seeked to lease space in a local shopping mall in Boston. This mall allready had a sandwich shop and their lease had a clause that disallowed any other sandwich shop from becoming a tenant of this shopping mall. Expert testimony was given by many including Cambridge Chef Chris Schlesinger who said: "I know of no chef or culinary historian who would call a burrito a sandwich. Indeed, the notion would be absurd to any credible chef or culinary historian.". The judge's decision came down to the tortilla v. bread argument and the dictionary definitions of both names.

Superior Court Judge Jeffrey Locke said in his written decision: "A sandwich is not commonly understood to include burritos, tacos and quesadillas, which are typically made with a single tortilla and stuffed with a choice filling of meat, rice, and beans".

Will there be an appeal? It is not known as of yet. We encourage readers to post their takes on this using the easy/no registration needed "comment" link below.

Saturday, November 11, 2006

Fact or Fiction?
8,000 Calorie Burgers Being
Served in Arizona Cafe

The Fat Pride Times has gotten word that an establishment in Arizona called The Heart Attack Grill is serving four patty/four cheese slices/four bacon strips and more burgers. We have been unable to verify this as of yet, but there is a link below with some more info and a photo of said burger. 8,000 Calorie Burger Report

Friday, November 10, 2006

Deep Cover Report In:
Best Western Breakfast Bar
"Beyond Continental"
Part 2 - Conclusion

On the corner end we found fruit(apples only this day) and breads (wheat bread slices, 3 types each of muffins and bagels). A clean toaster was ready to go, with butter and cream cheese near by.

On the "hot" end of the bar, we found steamer trays filled with sausage and scarmbled eggs, aside a "make your own waffle" iron.

SUMMARY- the opportunity to have a good substantial breakfast was very clear. Choices were adequate, and conditions were clean and pleasant. This FPT staff member enjoyed the meal very much. 5 stars.

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Deep Cover Report In:
Best Western Breakfast Bar
"Beyond Continental"
Part One

Undisclosed location. FPT correspondent was embedded to prepare the following outstanding fieldwork report.

Kitchen was found to be clean and sanitary, with hand washing stations and multiple sinks.

Refridgerator #1(of 2) was is short supply, but it was late in the week, just before re-supply. There are legends of large freezers in the north wing, filled to the hilt with the bags of sausage and eggs seen here.

Overview of dining area and prepared breakfast bar. We found the fat-chef statue to be creepy, to say the least. However, his pronounced belly was a comforting sign of hearty goodness.

The first items offered were juice and coffee. Area was clean and well stocked, with Minute Maid apple juice, and orange juice. Dispensers were wiped down and clear
of any sticky mess.

Yogurt and cereal were the next offerings, along with hot tea, cocoa, and oatmeal. 3 types of dry cereal were ready to be dispensed.


Monday, November 06, 2006

Two Bad Pumpkins

Halloween night in Aurora, Colorado:
Two "chubby" young ladies with their faces painted white attacked and robbed multiple younger victims of their Halloween candy bags. The Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office is on the case and asks anyone with information to please come forward. The Fat Pride Times hopes these two bad pumpkins are brought to justice.

The Board of Directors
Decision on the 2005
Reader Meal Photo Contest

The Fat Pride Times Board of Directors has handed down a decision regarding the 2005 Readers Photo Contest. The Board found probable cause to believe someone or someones voted under different names and therefore we cannot declare a true winner.

Instead, everybody wins and we are building a sperate webpage that will showcase every photo from 2005 that was submitted. Stay tuned for the link.

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Complaints of Possible
Voting Fraud In The 2005
Reader Meal Photo Tally

We have received various complaints from reputable readers that there may have been some unfair voting behavior in the 2005 Best Reader Food Photo Contest that closed last night.

We are bringing in our people to investigate the votes cast and will have more information in the following days regarding this disturbing issue. Respect to all those who sent in photos over the year.

Website For The:
Council on Size & Weight Discrimination

Bertranndo, the Fat Pride Times graveyard shift staff member, is a fine and respected man around here and he proved it once again with a nice website find we were unaware of: "The Council on Size & Weight Discrimination". Bertranndo can always be counted on for finding news that we can all use. This organization is out of New York and up front they tell you what they stand for: "The Council on Size & Weight Discrimination is a not-for-profit group which works to change people's attitudes about weight. We act as consumer advocates for larger people, especially in the areas of medical treatment, job discrimination, and media images." (quote from their official site). The site is loaded with loads of useful information and they are fighting the good fight since 2000. Respect. Here is their basic organizational info from their webpage: Council on Size & Weight Discrimination, Inc. A not-for-profit advocacy organization working to end discrimination against people who are heavier than average. PO Box 305 Mt. Marion, NY 12456 Phone: 845-679-1209 Fax: 845-679-1206 Email: Website: Council on Size & Weight Discrimination

Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Do Not Be A Chump
Give Out Full Size Candy Bars
Show Your Pride

The staff would like to encourage all of our readers to please be generous this Halloween and give out full size candy bars - none of those so-called 'fun-size' little ones. Show your pride.


Monday, October 23, 2006

Reader Meal Photos
Submission Contest 2005
Voting Is Open

The staff here has finally established the list of finalists for the best submitted photo of a meal prepared by a reader of the Fat Pride Times for 2005. It was hard to choose, that is why we are voting in October not January. However below are a fine class of meals and we encouraging all to vote by using the comments link - you dont have to create an account or anything - simple stuff. Votes will be tallied by a staff member and posted at the start of November.

Bill Manweh - American Chili Cheese Dog Platter

Franchi - Argentina BBQ

Bruss - UK Monster Cake

Barnabus - Oregon Surf & Turf

Darkstar - USA Smokin' Beef Brisket

Jackball Canadian Cuisine - Salmon & Rice

Please show respect for all of these fine dishes by voting with a comment for your pick for best of 2005. Also respect for the many other fine submissions we received during the year.