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Inmate Uses 'Festivus' to Score Better Meals

Argues 'religion' means he needs a kosher diet

(Newser) - Here’s a Festivus miracle for you: An inmate in an Orange County Jail managed to get better food for months by saying he needed it to adhere to the “religion” of Festivus. Malcolm Alarmo King is a health nut, the Orange County Register explains, who didn’t want... More »

Skip the Sausage, But Steak's OK: Docs

Processed meats linked to elevated risk of heart disease, diabetes

(Newser) - People who eat unprocessed meats are at lower risk of developing heart disease and diabetes than people who consume processed meats such as sausage, hot dogs, salami, and bacon, researchers say. Analysis of studies involving more than 1 million subjects suggests that each 50 grams, or less than 2 ounces,... More »

Veg Group to Ikea: Keep Rudolph Off Menu

(Newser) - A British vegetarian group is calling on Ikea to stop selling reindeer salami in its in-store cafes, citing cruel hunting practices, the Independent reports. In Sweden, reindeer are herded by snowmobile and helicopter then shipped hundreds of miles to slaughterhouses, which the group says causes “considerable physical and mental... More »

Cured for What Ails You

Chefs, diners can't get enough of salty beef and pork salumi

(Newser) - Move over, fancy cheese, there's a new kid in town. Cured meat—salumi is the catchall term—is the latest foodie obsession, JJ Goode writes in Details. Salumi ranges from the familiar—think salami and prosciutto—to the more obscure like bresaola, cured beef made by artisans who "rub... More »

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