Sunday, January 28, 2007

New Jersey State Officials:
Limit Your Squirrel Meals

The Ringwood area of New Jersey that is home to a toxic dump has sent warning letters to its residents advised them that children should not eat squirrel more than once a month, pregnant women should limit their intake to twice a month, and adults should not eat squirrel more than twice a week. The Department of Health and Senior Services and The State Department of Environmental Protection both collaborated on issuing the warning, the first of its kind.

Saturday, January 27, 2007

Reader Recommends: Famous Dave's Ribs & Sauces

One of our regular visitors sent us the photo above of excellent looking bbq pork ribs from Famous Dave's Legendary Pit Bar-B-Que restaurant. While no one on the staff here has tried Famous Dave's food or products, this reader has proven his good taste before so we are happy to feature these ribs on the FPT blog. Famous Dave's does much more than ribs, they offer catering, spices, sauces and more. They have a great website which is linked below.

Famous Dave's Website

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Always Read The
Foodstuffs Fine Print

As part of our ongoing informational campaign on labeling/mis-labeling on food items we have an example to share with you. See those nice big cookies on the front of the bag above? Well as the fine print tells us "Cookies Shown Larger Than Actual Size". This product gets credit for saying it straight out, often the fine print uses vague style terms like "may have".

The staff here is always looking for examples to post here and we also welcome submissions to share with our readers.

Monday, January 22, 2007

Meal of The Week:
Jerk Chicken Over Rice
With Pickled Ginger

Spicy jerk chicken served over steamed white rice, topped with pickled ginger. Time-consuming to prepare it correctly and the pickled ginger is priced way too high, however this is a top-tier Fat Pride Times meal.

Saturday, January 20, 2007

Debate Post:
20 - 30% of U.S. Dogs
Are Currently Overweight

Post Your Take Priders!

Of the app. 62 million dogs in the US, 5% are classified as obese and up to 30% as overweight. The staff here pulled an all-nighter crunching the info and perusing the scientific journals and we feel that people can be idiots and the literature backs this up. Dogs do not understand that there is more food avaiable 24 hours a day almost anywhere in the USA - they will generally quaff all food put in front of them (especially people food) as they do not seem to have the foresight that the 'hunt' is simply running to 7-11 or whatever. Owning a dog is a true responsibility and just because you sit on your ever-widening can chomping salty snacks all day - this is not proper behavior for your dog. Even the largest of us can take the pooch out to the park and throw him a ball to retrieve. Perhaps there are some truly 'Fat Prider' dogs out there, but please do not 'force' a dog to live for food. It is just wrong. Disagree? Use the comment link below and have your say.

Friday, January 19, 2007

"To me, peanut butter is
the breakfast of champions!"
Greg Louganis, Olympic Diver

Most everyone here at the FPT test kitchens agrees that peanut butter is a great thing. There really is not much to debate about. However, a reader sent in a link to the mother of all peanut butter sites and we wanted to share it with you alls.

Monday, January 15, 2007

Do Lobsters & Crawfish
Scream When You Drop
Then In Boiling Water?

The main staff here at the FPT underground test kitchen spent the past entire weekend arguing/debating if lobsters and crawdads/crawfish do let out a high-pitched noise when they are dropped into a pot of boiling water. Our resident web search staff member was away on hiatus so we did not find much to go on via the web. However, we are now putting this question at the top of our worksheets and hope to have some solid information shortly.

Saturday, January 13, 2007

Oregon People Are Overfeeding
Their Pets And That Is
Just Plain Wrong

We have gotten late word in tonight via ABC News and Local Oregon media of two stories that we find disturbing. One is of a lady who was reunited with her huge fat cat that she layed mounds of chow on all day long. What happened? It takes off for six months - running from this nut probably - but couldnt lose the weight and got stuck in a doggie-door at a residence that it was casing for chow. This cat's head was reportedly the size of a basketball. This is not right. We do not think he chose the path of the fat pride, rather he was raised that way. Meaning this cat never has the chance to decide to become a big eater, he was molded into one. This lady should not be allowed to keep this cat. We are outraged the Humane Society gave it back to her.

The other story is of two brothers in the UK who overfed a dog to the point it could not get around even. A Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals inspector is quaoted as saying "The dog was so grossly overweight it could barely walk to the point where it could take 5 or 6 paces before collapsing on the floor". In this case the UK RSPCSA took the dog away from the men last march and it has lost 49 pounds. We have the same issue with this as above. Not right people.

Friday, January 12, 2007

Royal Instant Pudding
3 for 99 cents
Tastes As Nice As Price

Simple Vanilla instant pudding from Royal brand. They are 3 for 99 cents or 39 cents each - says so on the box, we like that here at the FPT. We also like this pudding and gladly endorse it as our foodstuff of the week.

Friday, January 05, 2007

Totino's Pizza Discovered Re-Frozen
Too Late to Return
Results: Enchilada Casserole

As pictured above, this foodstuff was a total letdown. There is nothinh worse than a re-frozen pizza. They dont bake right, they dont taste right - and Totino's will be hearing about this.

After the disapointment set in, we decided to make up some enchilada casserole style dish. Came out great. Used corn tortillas, cheese, beans, enchilada sauce and red onions.

Monday, January 01, 2007

They Call It:
'The Pizza Colossus'

One of our associates in Las Vegas has sent in a photo of a legendary pizza from the Vegas area. Above you see the Colossus size pizza - this one is cheese only, imagine this beast with some toppings on it. This pie is so big that it has cross-cut square pieces in the middle areas. It comes to you measuring in at 30" in diameter for the price of 21.63