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So I agreed to sample some cookies I had never heard of; GIMMEE JIMMYS.
A huge 2# tin arrived last night at 5pm. Visions of Chocolate Chip and decadent brownies danced in my head!
I opened the tin! and there they were! NOT.
Instead, I saw Oatmeal Raisin cookies (probably my least favorite cookie on Earth!) and pretty Chocolate Rugelach. (Rugelach, other spellings: rugelakh, rugulach, rugalach, ruggalach, rogelach, rugalah, rugulah, rugala, is a Jewish pastry of Ashkenazic origin. Traditional rugelach are made in the form of a crescent by rolling a triangle of dough around a filling.)
So I grabbed a rugelach first, since it had chocolate in it. DELICIOUS. Soft, fresh, perfect balance in flavors.
So I thought what the heck, let me try one of these oatmeal raisin cookies. I took a small bit at first….it was sweet and chewy, and pretty darn good. I took a second bigger bite. Wow! I told my partner, who also does not like oatmeal raisin to try one. He did. AND WOW WOW! He agreed, this was one of the BEST COOKIES we had ever had. Over the next 3 hours, I hate to admit, we finished off ALL of the oatmeal raisin cookies and half of the regelach, at which point I demanded we freeze the rest, so that we would stop eating the entire tin.
Come to find out, in 1983, Gimmee Jimmy’s Cookies opened its doors, making spectacular home baked cookies available to the public in simple cookie tins. The founder, Jimmy Libman, was a dedicated businessman, deaf from birth, but never handicapped by the physical obstacles he faced. Jimmy delivered a great product, and word of his great-tasting cookies soon spread through his loyal and satisfied customers.
A few years ago, Jimmy stepped back from the center of the arena and left the responsibility of producing Gimmee Jimmy’s Cookies in the hands of a small team of successors. Today, it is the mission of the talented team to make sure that Gimmee Jimmy’s Cookies no longer remain a secret. “We share our love of cookies, cakes and all things delicious with tens of thousands of sweet-toothed customers, and enjoy bringing the experience of freshly-baked, carefully sourced, expertly crafted baked goods to cookie lovers worldwide.
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At Graham Norton , An audience member has baked a life-size Christian Grey cake.
Guests Jamie Dornan has a taste of his abs! The cake took a team of 4 of 2.5 weeks to make. It is going to London for man international cake competition.
Those poor One Million Moms…they boycott every company who does a gay friendly commercial! They are are going to have no cars to drive, no clothes to wear and nothing to eat! HA!
For nearly 90 years, Honey Maid has been a wholesome part of snack time, and today the brand launches its latest integrated marketing campaign that celebrates a continued commitment to making nutritious products for every wholesome family. With the new “This is Wholesome” campaign, Honey Maid recognizes that while the makeup and the day-to-day lives of families have evolved, the wholesome family connections remain the same.
It is no secret that the traditional American family has changed; today, in the U.S., there are nearly 20 million single parent households1, 11.6 million Hispanic family households2 and one in 12 married couples in the U.S. are interracial3. The new Honey Maid integrated marketing campaign highlights the ways in which the family dynamic has transformed over time, paralleling it with Honey Maid. Just like the Honey Maid products have evolved, Honey Maid believes that no matter how things change, what makes us wholesome endures.
Among the real-life stories featured in the campaign include Joey, a punk-rock musician and his wife Terry, who bond while cooking with their daughter, Moxie; when mom is done tutoring and dad gets home from touring the world with his band, all three enjoy one of their favorite family treats, graham crackers with a thin layer of icing. Another family is that of Jason and Tim, who are raising their two sons in a same-sex household and love playing board games and enjoying a night relaxing together on their family heirloom swing. A third, RJ, is a single father who is featured with his son Travie, who make every Friday “Sweet Friday” with a movie and ‘Cracker Stackers.’
Each family in the campaign embodies an evolving family dynamic and demonstrates those special family connections that align well with the Honey Maid brand attributes.
TAKE THAT One Million Moms!
For fans of Top Chef, this new show featuring the best pastry chefs from around the country competing against each other is as natural as putting chocolate and creative chefs together.
Team Gay seems includes, not one, not two, but three out pastry chefs: Zac Young, Yigit Pura and Tim Nugent.
We are in LOVE with YIGIT!
29-year-old Yigit Pura (pronounced “Yeet”) is originally from Ankara, Turkey, but now lives in San Francisco. A pastry chef for ten years, Purga was a fan of the original Top Chef, which he calls “therapy for chefs,” but had no plans on being on TC: JD. But when he was visiting a friend in New York City, the show contacted him and Pura began a process he calls a “wild rollercoaster” ride. But he says that “…was a very small preparation for the wild rollercoaster ride that was the show.”
AFTER ELTON reveals Pura is currently single (and looking!) he did have a boyfriend during the show, a topic that apparently came up during filming, something that made him happy. “I do a lot of queer activism in New York with HRC and American Equality,” says Pura . “I felt it [Just Desserts] was a very natural platform for America to see that gay men can be as natural as anyone else, and they can be talented and ambitious and polite, and one’s sexuality has nothing to do with the person that they are.
Asked about the attitude of savory chefs toward pastry chefs, Pura says his experiences have been good and bad, and ultimately depends on the personality of those involved. But he does allow that “… most savory chefs do tend to think that pastry chefs are these dainty, cute little things that play with flour, you know? And eat chocolate all day. What they don’t understand is that it has a lot more planning and science and knowledge that goes into it. A pastry chef is usually very compulsive and detail-oriented.”
Pura is quite handsome and fit! Something he says he maintains even though he eats “absurd quantities of sugar” by exercising a lot, including biking 115 miles a week. WOW!
Read More at AFTER ELTON
UPDATE – Nov. 17th, 2010-
YIGIT WINS TOP CHEF JUST DESSERTS!!!
mechanically separated meat,
or Advanced Meat Recovery (AMR).
Fooducate says, “Someone figured out in the 1960s that meat processors can eek out a few more percent of profit from chickens, turkeys, pigs, and cows by scraping the bones 100% clean of meat. This is done by machines, not humans, by passing bones leftover after the initial cutting through a high pressure sieve. The paste you see in the picture above is the result.”
Because it’s crawling with bacteria, it will be washed with ammonia… Then, because it tastes gross, it will be reflavored artificially. Then, because it is weirdly pink, it will be dyed with artificial color.
This photo IS NOT from McDonalds however. McDonald’s famous McNuggets no longer do contain “mechanically separated poultry as defined by the federal government. The USDA now requires foods with mechanically separated poultry to be labeled as containing “mechanically separated chicken or turkey” in their ingredients lists.
we were invited to the
new Chambord Vodka launch party!
The party took place at EPIC restaurant downtown CHICAGO on their rooftop terrace area. Chambord, the world-renowned black raspberry liqueur, introduces a groundbreaking new taste experience in Chambord Flavored Vodka.
The exquisite taste of Chambord Flavored Vodka is the result of fine ingredients and a delicate process that forms a perfect balance of premium quality French vodka and extraordinary black raspberry flavor.
Chambord Flavored Vodka delivers the floral aromatics of the hibiscus flower with notes of vanilla, white chocolate and the distinctive flavor of the original Chambord Black Raspberry Liqueur, delivering a unique and satisfying taste experience when enjoyed straight or in a wide variety of cocktails.
They sampled a delicious Fleur De Lis ™, made with 2 oz Chambord Flavored Vodka,
3/4 oz Chambord Liqueur, 2 oz Lemonade, 1 oz Cranberry Juice. DELICIOUS!
They also served delicious food accented with the rich raspberry Chambord liqueur! There are LOTS of things you can do with Chambord !
DID YOU KNOW?
According to legend, in 1685 King Louis XIV visited Château Chambord, where he enjoyed a marvelous liqueur made from wild raspberries. This liqueur inspired the spirit that today is known as Chambord Liqueur Royale de France. The rich heritage of the Liqueur Royale is now celebrated in the reintroduction of Chambord, the world-renowned black raspberry liqueur for the modern mixologist.
Check it out Chambord and Chambord Vodka !
And watch for a Chambord party in your city!
I don’t know how many gay people eat at McDonalds but McDonald’s France has released a new gay ad campaign entitled “Come As You Are” which promotes McDonald’s being a place where people can feel free to be themselves.
The ad shows a young gay man eating in a McDonald’s with his father, who doesn’t know his son is gay.
The ad opens with a closeted young boy talking on the phone with his lover and looking longingly at their class picture. After telling his lover “I miss you too,” he quickly hangs up when his father returns with their order.
He then says to his son, “Too bad your class is all boys … you could get all the girls.” The boy wryly smiles to himself, and the advertisement slogan appears on the screen.
Fox News’ A-HOLE Bill O’Reilly mocked the ad during a segment on his show, asking if the company had an “Al-Qaeda ad?”
Rodney Croome, spokesperson for the Australian Coalition for Equality, told the Sydney Morning Herald that the ad was “a refreshingly realistic depiction of a young man who’s in a same-sex relationship, who isn’t angst-ridden and who is in control of his life even as he faces the question all young gay people face: ‘When do I tell my dad?'”
McDonald’s brand director in France says the ad simply looks at how French society is today.
“We’re very comfortable with the topic of homosexuality, there is obviously no problem with homosexuality in France today,” Nathalie Legarlantezec told Yagg.com.
PS – This DOES NOT mean McDonalds become “gay-friendly” or is rolling out the red carpet for the LGBT community!
Last July, the Hamburger Giant signed on with the National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC) as a diverse supplier in their LGBT vendor certification program. But what does that mean? Just last week Chief Operating Officer Don Thompson announced it in an interview with The Chicago Tribune. “At McDonald’s, there are core values we stand for and the world is getting much closer. So we have a lot of conversations. We’re going to make some mistakes at times. (We talk) about things that may have an implication in one part of the world and may be the cultural norm in another part of the world. And those are things that, yes, we’re going to learn from. But, you’re right, that commercial won’t show in the United States.”
The NGLCC is now distancing themselves from the Hamburger Giant:
We strongly believe that McDonald’s plan to distance itself from LGBT and other diverse business segments, coupled with the release of the French TV ad, is ill advised and counter to the spirit of good business and sound ethics. We sincerely hope that McDonald’s will reconsider its position and that the company will again show its support for LGBT people, our families and our businesses — not just where it is politically expedient, but around the globe.
Barring a significant change in policy on the part of McDonald’s, please consider this letter as official notice that the NGLCC will not accept future support or membership by McDonald’s or any of its subsidiaries. Additionally, please note that we will answer any questions about this communication, the past relationship between our organizations or any other questions by members of the NGLCC, the media or other interested parties with nothing less than factual and accurate information based on our communications and experiences with McDonald’s and its representatives.
With just hours away from Memorial Day Weekend, I look in the mirror and ask myself, “Is my body REALLY ready for the beach season this year?” – The answer is NO. And there really isn’t much time left to do anything about it! If I am lucky, I may feel comfortable to take off my shirt and don a Speedo in time for Gay Pride!
But seriously, eating out is THE WORST. Why don’t they publish a Nutritional Value for items on the menu? It should be a law.
DID YOU KNOW WHAT YOU WERE REALLY EATING?
The Cheesecake Factory’s Pasta Carbonara with Chicken
(2,500 calories, 85g saturated fat)
California Pizza Kitchen Tostada Pizza with Grilled Steak
(1,680 calories, 32g saturated fat)
Outback Steakhouse New Zealand Rack of Lamb with
garlic mashed potatoes and fresh vegetables
(1,820 calories 80g saturated fat)
California Pizza Kitchen’s Pesto Cream Penne
(1,350 calories, 49g saturated fat)
All this and more useful information comes from Men’s Health editor Dave Zinczenko and his food swapping book Eat This Not That! 2010: The No-Diet Weight Loss Solution .
Even what you DRINK, will make you FAT!
The Starbucks White Hot Chocolate with whipped cream,
with 520 calories, 16g of fat and 75g of sugar
makes it on to the list as the worst hot chocolate.
MORE BAD DRINKS
So what is a gay man to do?
Get informed before you put that next big bite in your mouth!
Eat This Not That! 2010: The No-Diet Weight Loss Solution
Eat This Not That! Supermarket Survival Guide: The No-Diet Weight Loss Solution
Eat This, Not That! Thousands of Simple Food Swaps that Can Save You 10, 20, 30 Pounds–or More!
When I see meat in the counters at the supermarket, I don’t give much thought to how it got there. I don’t think most people do. I bet if videos were shown above the meat cases, more of us would be vegetarian!
Honorary PETA director Bea Arthur had no intention of letting a little thing like, say, death stop her from speaking out against cruelty to animals. The Golden Girl is taking on the Golden Arches’ chicken abuse in a full-page PETA ad in Thursday’s Chicago Tribune—(McDonalds is headquarted in the Chicago area) paid for by Bea herself through a gift in her will.
PETA members dressed in black will also held a spirited protest outside a downtown Chicago McDonald’s to mark the ad’s debut and the one-year anniversary of beautiful Bea’s passing.
McDonalds BRUTALLY kills chickens. Even their own internal animal welfare advisors have asked them to stop this practice. But CEO JIM SKINNER refuses.
Will Bea’s plea from beyond the grave inspire McDonald’s to lessen the hellish suffering of the chickens who are killed for its restaurants? Please join Bea and PETA by taking action and urging McDonald’s to demand that its suppliers switch to a less cruel slaughter method called controlled-atmosphere killing. If Bea’s eternal activism has inspired you, please also consider joining PETA’s Augustus Club (which Bea helped launch) to ensure that your efforts to help animals live on long after you’ve gone!