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Gigabiting

Gigabiting
Location
Philadelphia, US
Birthday
September 28
Bio
Having fulfilled one of my life's ambitions by starting a food blog, I have turned my attention to another- figuring out how to make a living with the blog. . you can visit me at www.gigabiting.com

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Better than a Winston CVap oven and a set of Misono knives; comic books and graphic novels are shaping up as the hot chef accessory of the season. Martha Stewart’s got one. So does, Anthony Bourdain, Iron Chef Chris Cosentino, [...]

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(Rosie from The Jetsons; WA-7 from Dex’s Diner, Star Wars II Attack of the Clones; robot Woody Allen from Sleeper; Mr. Waiter concept design) Where are our kitchen robots? From Isaac Asimov to The Stepford Wives, there’s been the fantasy of [...]

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AUGUST 13, 2012 12:46PM

Paul Ryan: Definitely Not a Foodie…

    …but yes, he did drive the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile. As always, here at Gigabiting, we look at our world through the lens of food. Mitt Romney’s announcement of Paul Ryan as his running mate posed a bit of [...]

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AUGUST 9, 2012 4:37PM

Rich or Thin? Pick One

  How did rich and fat become rich and thin? We tend to forget that this has not always been so. Richer, thinner, smarter. What if you could change one thing about yourself. Which would you choose? A recent Harris Poll [...]

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  Do you tip a straight 15%? Do you bump it up to 20% or more for really good service? Not to worry; you should be in the clear. If you are rude, if you are demanding, if you totally [...]

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JULY 31, 2012 12:29PM

Hot Tea on a Hot Day: Friend or Foe?

  It’s hot out there. How about a nice cold drink? You hear the clink of ice cubes in a tall glass, see the beads of sweat condensing on the outside, and you just know you’re in for some serious [...]

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    It seems like everyone is on Yelp. And by everyone we mean the uninformed, the unqualified, and the perpetrators of unchecked spelling and grammar. Yelp struck a blow for democracy. The user-submitted reviews—60 million and counting—turned us all [...]

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JULY 27, 2012 2:17PM

How Big is Your Cupholder?

  Car radios have come and gone. Ditto for pop-out lighters and GPS systems. But cup holders are forever. Yes kids, cars really used to come without cup holders. As indispensable as they’ve become, it’s hard to believe that manufacturers [...]

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We used to know where we stood with our frozen drinks: A milkshake was a stand-in for an ice cream dessert when you didn’t feel like a cone. Smoothies were a nutritious meal replacement for the health and fitness crowd. [...]

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  Is Gatorade just, as the British press put it, lolly water? Every 8-year old with a soccer ball knows that you have to stay hydrated. They hear it from parents and gym teachers, coaches and pediatricians. They’re taught to [...]

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JULY 20, 2012 12:44PM

5 Brain Foods That Really Work

  We’re having a national senior moment. Baby boomers, those born between 1946 and 1964, are a demographic time bomb. Making up nearly one-third of the population, they’ve reached the age of memory loss, slowed reflexes, and synaptic glitches. That’s [...]

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   Hamburger America, the film, the book, the blog, the photo gallery, the app We’re not just a hamburger nation; we’re a bigger and a better hamburger nation than we were just a few short years ago. We have burger [...]

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  The elite athlete is a finely-tuned machine. It starts with good genes. There are years of training and conditioning. Coaching and facilities are top-notch. And of course nutrition, which fuels the energy and stamina needed to achieve peak performance, [...]

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  A Reddit user posed the question: What is the one menu option at your employment that you would recommend people never eat? In the first 24 hours, more than 6,000 restaurant workers responded. They warned us of vegetarian items [...]

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 Look at all the things you can do with Kool-Aid: You can make lip gloss It takes just a little Vaseline, a little honey, and enough Kool-Aid to get the right shade.   Clean a toilet Lemon and orange flavors [...]

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JULY 11, 2012 12:25PM

Can She Bake a Cherry Pie?

  Not this year, Billy Boy, Billy Boy. Three-fourths of the nation’s tart cherries—the kind baked into pies and cooked into jam—come from Michigan, and the latest report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture forecasts that virtually all of Michigan’s [...]

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JULY 10, 2012 10:26AM

How to Eat Roadkill

  Should we eat roadkill? In theory, it’s an excellent exercise in ethics, environmentalism, and self-reliance. Why leave it to rot when you can take it home and cook it for dinner? According to PETA, roadkill is a better choice [...]

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  The vaguely mimosa-like Mountain Dew A.M. Some rules really aren’t made to be broken. Like the one about eating a healthy breakfast. It’s not like it’s one of the Geneva Conventions, but this is important stuff none the less. [...]

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No joke, the trio was there to remove a curse. Holy water was sprinkled, the four corners received a Buddhist blessing, and a mezuzah was installed in the doorway. The new tenant, New York Burger Company, wasn’t taking any chances; [...]

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  The Facebook ‘like’ button is perhaps the most valuable technological innovation of the last few decades. It’s the keys to the kingdom, the feature that turns social networks into something more than the sum of its users, the revenue [...]

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  Tea is the most popular beverage on the planet. But not in the U.S. where it’s way down the list behind soda, coffee, beer, and milk. Industry experts still point to the Boston Tea Party to explain this cultural [...]

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  Mock, faux, vegan, fake That hunk of seitan isn’t getting you to pass on a ribeye anytime soon. Let’s face it, meat substitutes are no substitute for meat. So why are Twitter cofounders Biz Stone and Evan Williams, guys [...]

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JUNE 20, 2012 1:25PM

Funny, you don’t look Jewish…

image via Kosher Ham   Why is it that nearly half of all the food in American supermarkets is kosher-certified? There are roughly 6.5 million Jews in the U.S., just about 2% of the population. Maybe a million of them [...]

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  It seems contradictory, but it’s true. The smartest kids are the ones who grow up to consume more alcohol, more frequently. They are more likely than less intelligent individuals to drink to get drunk and to engage in binge [...]

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  Britain’s Christopher Travis still eats for free, but now it’s on the taxpayers’ 5 pence. The serial dine-and-dasher has a record 86 convictions, plus innumerable arrests that went unprosecuted—13 of those in just the last two years. Stiffing a [...]

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