February 17th, 2011 - Gerald "Gerry" Pugliese
Roseanne started out as a housewife, went on to become a standup comic, got her own a sitcom, starred in movies, sang arguably the worst rendition of The Star-Spangled Banner ever, became Roseanne Arnold, then back to Roseanne Barr, hosted her own talk show, and now, she grows nuts in Hawaii.
It’s an unlikely next step for the former loudmouth comedian, but Roseanne’s new life with her family on a 5,000 tree macadamia nut farm will be filmed for a 16 episode reality TV show on Lifetime.
Read More:Watch Roseanne Grow Macadamia Nuts On Her New Reality TV Show
December 1st, 2010 - Gerald "Gerry" Pugliese
Sushi is in trouble. Tuna is on pace to become an endangered species. Conservationists claim Bluefin tuna stocks in the eastern Atlantic and the Mediterranean have dropped 60% between 1997 and 2007.
So environmental advocates have been asking the European Union to impose strict limits on fishing, but after intense negotiations the EU has abandoned a plan to put stricter fishing quotas on Bluefin tuna.
Read More:European Union Bails on Saving the Bluefin Tuna
November 24th, 2010 - Gerald "Gerry" Pugliese
If you’re looking for a food role model, Michael Pollan is a good choice. He’s not a “diet guru” trying to hawk miracle pills, nor is he a celebrity personal training. Michael is a journalist and he’s been writing about food and nutrition for a long time, so the guy knows a lot about diet, minus all the snake oil selling.
And now, the author of four New York Times bestsellers, most notably the Omnivore’s Dilemma in 2006, is looking for your nuggets of food wisdom or advice for the next edition of his book Food Rules. You can email him.
Read More:Michael Pollan Wants Your “Food Rules”
July 8th, 2010 - Gerald "Gerry" Pugliese
In the United States, Asian carp is an invasive species, i.e. not native. And when you abruptly introduce a foreign species – either plant or animal – into a existing ecosystem it usually wreaks havoc.
And the Asian carp is doing just that.
The fish is thriving in places like Kentucky and Illinois, so fishermen looking to catch catfish end up snagging more carp than catfish, which wouldn’t be a problem if it was easy to sell.
Asian carp’s reputation as a foreign invader is a turnoff to consumers.
So Kentucky State University has a brilliant – or totally idiotic – idea. Last night, Stephen Colbert reported that researchers from the university want to rename Asian carp, changing it to “Kentucky Tuna.” They hope the name change will be the public relations bump Asian carp needs.
I’m still cracking up over “Street Veal” and “Sink Lobster” – freaking hilarious!
If you’re wondering why a potentially destructive species was brought to the U.S. in the first place, it was done with good intentions…I guess. Carp were introduced in order to clean up algae in catfish ponds. Carp are bottom feeders.
And actually it’s because carp eat the junk at the bottom of ponds that might be their saving grace, not the silly name change; consuming algae means “Kentucky Tuna” is low in mercury and a good source of omega-3 fatty acids.
Image credit: Colbert Nation
Read More:Asian Carp Gets a New Name, “Kentucky Tuna”