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