Morning Grind

Morning Grind: April 25, 2013

By on April 25, 2013 8:00am EST

Our daily morning roundup of food-related fare from around the web.

Ben Affleck, an actor who’s won an Academy Award for pretty much everything but acting, is joining the Live Below The Line challenge, which aims to raise awareness about global poverty. As a part of the challenge, Affleck and other participants will only be allowed to spend $1.50 a day on food and drink from April 29 to May 3.

Go ahead with your bad self, Affleck!


Anthony Bourdain is firing back at FOX News after they accused the star of CNN’s new show, Parts Unknown, of being hired to “boost ratings” and described him as a “potty-mouthed chef.”

I’ll just be over here, choking on my laughter.


To help introduce the new in-flight flirtation device, Virgin owner and mega-rich person Sir Richard Branson posted an instructional video on YouTube called Sir Richard Branson’s Guide To Getting Lucky. In the video, Branson explains how the new system is a convenient and cost effective way for passengers to try to get some while flying. “I’m not a betting man,” Branson says, “but I’d say your chance of deplaning with a plus-one are at least 50%.” Watch and learn.

Cannot unsee! Cannot unsee!


This fourteen-year-old burger was first purchased by Utah resident David Whipple in 1999, who let the hamburger sit around for a month as part of an experiment in deterioration. When the classic burger failed to decompose, Whipple stuck it in his coat pocket and forgot about it . . .

The sad part about this is my complete lack of surprise.




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