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Tuesday, March 28, 2006

More Gefilte Fish

Gefilte Fish Sales to Soar Worldwide this Passover
(Kosher Today) New York- The bird flu panic in Israel has already caused a drop in poultry sales, but the beneficiary this Passover will be gefilte fish, according to Gidon Regev of M. Prop & Son. Regev says that sales of gefilte fish have already risen 15%. M. Prop & Son is the Israeli distributor of Manischewitz products. Regev predicts that Israelis will eat 450 tons of gefilte fish patties at the Passover Seder, amounting to 4.2 million patties. He said the increase in sales was because much of the public would prefer eating fish at the Seder, rather than poultry, due to fears about bird flu."

Sunday, March 12, 2006

The Simpsons

A Real Life Simpsons Intro

Thursday, March 09, 2006

Free Coffee

From Slashfood:
On Wednesday, March 15th, Starbucks will host a nation-wide coffee break. At stores across America, from 10am to noon, Starbucks baristas will be giving out free tall cups of freshly brewed coffee. There will also be coffee-experts on hand to answer questions about the coffee itself or the brewing process, as well as any questions about brewing at home or the specialty drinks on the menu. For reference, the 'tall' cup size is 12-ounces and the drink served will be black coffee, not lattes, though the condiment bar will be available for those who take cream and sugar.

Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Fluffernutter Kerfuffle

From the WSJ Evening Wrap:
Nearly 90 years ago, World War I veterans H. Allen Durkee and Fred L. Mower returned from the Western Front and bought the secret formula for Marshmallow Fluff. Today, the Massachusetts company they founded, Durkee-Mower, is going to the trenches again, this time in a fight with Williams-Sonoma. The company has sued the upscale kitchenware retailer, accusing it of improperly using the name 'Fluffernutter' to describe a marshmallow/peanut butter/chocolate treat it sells through its Web site and catalog. Durkee-Mower claims Fluffernutter is its own registered trademark and is seeking unspecified damages. 'Williams-Sonoma has no right to trade on our hard-earned reputation with their so-called Fluffernutter confection,' the company said in a release.