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Obama, Trudeau Have Dinner, Bromance Talk Roars to Life

Meeting to discuss tomorrow's leaders gets lots of reaction online

(Newser) - Just two guys, grabbing a bite at a Montreal eatery billed as "perfect for gin-tonic fueled evenings," chatting about how today's young people can turn into tomorrow's leaders. It's not clear if any gin was actually involved, but the two guys were none other than... More »

Trump's Dinner Companions: Nugent, Kid Rock, Palin

Ted Nugent says he met with Trump to 'make America great again'

(Newser) - President Trump assembled a motley crew (though surprisingly no members of Mötley Crüe) for dinner on Wednesday. Time reports the president was visited by a trio of famous supporters: Ted Nugent, Kid Rock, and Sarah Palin, who posed with Trump in the Oval Office and mugged in front... More »

Gourmet Dinner Party for 25 on Mount Everest? No Problem

Well, there actually were problems, but chef James Sharman and his team still pulled it off

(Newser) - For a chef who's filleted and flambéd in some of Europe's top restaurants, planning a dinner party for two dozen people shouldn't present an issue—unless that dinner party happens to be nearly 18,000 feet in the air. Outside magazine outlines the challenges faced by... More »

Clinton, Trump to Dine Together Thursday Night

No one's really sure how the Alfred E. Smith dinner/roast is going to go

(Newser) - Fact-checkers held both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump over the fire for their remarks during Wednesday night's presidential debate, but on Thursday night, the candidates will get to roast each other free of the facts, CBS New York reports. It should prove to be an interesting evening at the... More »

Dinner Party's Goal: 194 Global Meals

Couple cooks meals from all the United Nations member states

(Newser) - How to combine passions for food, friends, and global aid? A Portland couple is cooking 194 dinner-party meals that recreate food from all the United Nations member states. Laura Hadden and her husband, Jesse Friedman, started the United Noshes project about three and a half years ago when they lived... More »

Your Holiday Aphrodisiac Is ... Pumpkin Pie?

Men apparently dig the scent, say researchers

(Newser) - From the scientists-with-too-much-time-on-their-hands department: They subjected men to various scents and concluded that the smell of pumpkin pie is the one that gets them in the mood most effectively. Or in researcher-speak: "The number one odor that enhanced penile blood flow was a combination of lavender and pumpkin pie.... More »

This Thanksgiving, Say No to Green Beans

They're not seasonal, and not all that appetizing to boot

(Newser) - Green beans don’t deserve their place on the Thanksgiving menu, writes Juliet Lapidos. Holiday hosts likely include them as a concession to health in a three-pie feast, but "no matter your talents, they wind up limp or waxy-tough.” Worse, they fly in the face of what Thanksgiving... More »

Machete-Armed Mugger Steals Man's Tacos

Robber doesn't take anything else

(Newser) - A mugger stole a Chicago-area man’s tacos and nothing else on Sunday. The victim was walking back to his car carrying 16 tacos from a restaurant when he was cornered by a man in a black ski mask brandishing a machete. The mugger demanded the food but didn’t... More »

Don't Fight Reform, Obama Warns Wall St. at NYC Dinner

Still, president reminds finance industry, 'we're in this together'

(Newser) - At a fundraising dinner tonight in New York attended by (among others) the sorts of financial types who could afford the $30,400-per-couple entry fee, President Obama wagged a finger at Wall Street. “I would ask that you join us in passing what are necessary reforms,” he said... More »

Time-Starved Working Parents Eat Poorly: Study

Low-income work schedules make healthy eating difficult

(Newser) - The nature of low-income employment promotes unhealthy eating, Time reports. Over half of working parents in low-to-moderate income communities relied on dietary “coping” measures when their schedules couldn’t accommodate a full meal, according to a new Cornell University study. Those strategies included skipping breakfast or family meals, and... More »

Dinner With Sarah Palin: eBay Bids Start at $25K

Charity auctions meal with GOP star

(Newser) - For any wealthy Sarah Palin super-fans out there, this could be your chance: eBay is hosting an auction for a private dinner with the former Alaska governor and husband Todd—provided the winner passes a background check. Bidding starts at $25,000, and proceeds go to a charity that provides... More »

Obama Praises US Muslims at Ramadan Dinner

(Newser) - President Barack Obama praised the contributions of American Muslims tonight at a White House dinner to celebrate the Islamic holy month of Ramadan. Muslim community leaders, Cabinet secretaries, ambassadors and members of Congress were on hand as Obama paid tribute to "a great religion and its commitment to justice... More »

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