Friday food news roundup
Sheila Lukins, who, as an owner of the Silver Palate food shop and an author of four Silver Palate cookbooks, helped usher in the new American cooking of the 1980s, died on Sunday at age 66, at home in Manhattan.The cause was brain cancer, diagnosed three months ago, said her daughter Annabel Lukins Stelling.
Leggo my Eggo! Several batches of Eggo waffles and cinnamon rolls are being voluntarily recalled, after inspectors detected bacteria at a Georgia plant.Inspectors found traces of the bacteria Listeria monocytogenes in a sample of Eggo buttermilk waffles manufactured at a Kellogg’s plant in Atlanta, according to the Georgia Department of Agriculture. The discovery was made during a routine inspection of the plant, officials said, and before the waffles had been shipped out to supermarkets.
Fred DeNegri was grilling in his backyard when he cracked open a can of Diet Pepsi, took a thirsty gulp and immediately started gagging. The flavor of his Pepsi was rank and the texture was thick like slime. He immediately took it to a sink and shook out the contents until something resembling "pink linguini" slid out, followed by "dark stuff," said Fred's wife, Amy DeNegri.Despite persistent shaking, a heavy object remained inside the can. Completely disgusted, the DeNegris immediately called poison control and the FDA, and the can was taken in for lab testing to identify the source of the sludgy mess.
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