Ketchup Cake is a Thing -Should Not Be a Thing

Just hearing the words "ketchup cake" makes a lot of us want to vomit, but Heinz ketchup thought it sounded good enough to add a recipe for it on their labels. While most people looked at it, thought "ewwww" and moved on, one insane Redditor thought "why not?"

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Of course, while he was mad enough to create the cake, even he wasn't brave enough to try it -so he invited some friends over to do it. Surprisingly, they seem to think it's alright -until the very end, when one of them actually tries the cake without the frosting.

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Daredevil Bathes In A Tub Full Of Hot Sauce

Daredevils are a dime a dozen on the internet these days, so those who choose to keep daredevilin' have to come up with more exciting and dangerous stunts to keep their internet audience tuning in.

That means people like Cemre Candar must resort to doing stunts even the guys from Jackass weren't dumb enough to do, like bathing in a tub filled with 1250 bottles of hot sauce.

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It's hard to imagine what stunt videos will look like ten years from now, but at this rate daredevils may start disemboweling or beheading themselves for the sake of viewership in the near future.

But then how will they know how many people watched their video?

-Via That's Nerdalicious


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Guy Makes An Axe Handle Out Of Gummy Bears

Gummy candy lovers can't get enough of those rubbery little treats, their vibrant colors and whimsical shapes enough to brighten up even the greyest day.

Unfortunately, we can't gobble up gummies all day long or we may become diabetic, so the best way to surround ourselves with gummy candy is to make stuff out of gummy candy.

So manly man and maker Peter Brown was asked by his Twitter followers to combine the most fun form of candy with totally macho functionality and make an axe handle out of gummy bears.

Peter made a mold from his "original" axe handle, stuffed five pounds of gummy bears in the cavity of the mold then used a clear resin to cast a durable yet delicious looking axe handle for hungry hewers.

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The History Of Mac And Cheese

Young people might be forgiven for thinking that Kraft invented macaroni and cheese. Thomas Jefferson enjoyed it on a diplomatic mission to France- so much that he championed its adoption in America. But even before that, macaroni and cheese was an old and established European dish. How far back does it go?

The Liber de Coquina, or Book of Cooking, was published around the beginning of the 1300s. That’s roughly the same time William Wallace was marauding around Britain and killing English. Liber de Coquina includes recipes for baked pasta dishes with parmesan and other cheese sauces. Basically your average mac and cheese casseroles. If you can read Latin, the cookbooks are available online. They’re a fascinating snapshot into our shared culinary past.

The development of the ubiquitous and comforting macaroni and cheese from its earliest documentation until today is chronicled at Uproxx.

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Crazy Photos From 7-Eleven's Bring Your Own Slurpee Cup Day

Slurpees are delicious. So delicious that sometimes even the biggest officially licensed Slurpee cup still isn't big enough. That's why we love 7-Eleven's once-a-year Bring Your Own Cup Day. Of course, some people don't care about quantity, they care about cup quality...

Now that's some dank Slurpee. And these are only a few of the crazy cups featured on this great list of 7-Eleven BYOCupDay pictures.


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Bagel Research Review

The following is an article from The Annals of Improbable Research, now in all-pdf form. Get a subscription now for only $25 a year!

Research studies about or on bagels
by Stephen Drew, Improbable Research staff

The Philosopher’s Bagel Question
“How Many New Yorkers Need to Like Bagels Before You Can Say ‘New Yorkers Like Bagels?’ Understanding Collective Ascription,” Todd Jones, Philosophical Forum, vol. 36, no. 3, Fall 2005, pp. 279–306, DOI:10.1111/j.1467-9191.2005.00204.x. The author, at University of Nevada at Las Vegas, explains:

Using this phrase tells people that it is the case that large numbers of New York City dwellers eat bagels regularly. The context of the conversation often lets a listener know that the speaker is telling her which group compared to others, we’ll find large numbers of Y-doers in. Now this context doesn’t explain what the percentage of Y-doers in this X group is. So such a phrase does run some risk of misleading listeners, if it is interpreted as meaning that most New Yorkers eat lots of bagels. To avoid potential misleadingness a speaker could say “New Yorkers eat a higher percentage of bagels than people in other cities—though it’s not clear that people who eat a lot of bagels are really a majority in New York.” But it is difficult and time-consuming to sift through ones knowledge and come up with this idea. And it’s awkward and time-consuming to speak this way. “New Yorkers really like to eat bagels,” is quicker and easier.

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Dad Makes Edible Food Sculptures For His Daughter With Severe Allergies

There are too many gruff, cold and closeminded dads in the world as it is, what we need now are guys willing to be warm and loving fathers and boost their kids up instead of tearing them down.

Adam Perry is one of those kinder, gentler dads who discovered his daughter could only eat plain toast with sunflower oil for breakfast due to severe food allergies- so he found a way to make a bland breakfast fun.

He started using slices of toast to make food sculptures, and what started out as simple toasty shapes soon became a food sculpture smorgasbord.

Now his daughter isn't stuck eating plain old toast in the morning, she's eating tropical islands, bread crabs, bungalows, sail boats and boom boxes, or the most meta of them all- the toaster made out of toast.

See A Toast To This Dad Who Makes Edible Sculptures For His Daughter With Food Allergies here


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Seth Rogen Terrifies Shoppers With Animatronic Food

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When you go grocery shopping, you hardly expect your food to talk back to you, but that's the whole concept behind the new Seth Rogen film Sausage Party. That is why this grocery store prank to promote the movie just makes so much sense. Of course, the reactions of the unsuspecting shoppers are what makes it so darn funny -whether they scream, talk back to the foods or just laugh.

Via That's Nerdalicious


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Scientists Identify The Least Healthy Menu Items At Chain Restaurants

Reports keep coming out that claim the food served by chain restaurants such as The Cheesecake Factory, Uno Pizzeria & Grill and Buffalo Wild Wings is really bad for our bodies.

But those reports couldn't possibly be referring to the entire menu at every restaurant, so which menu items are the worst, and how bad are they?

That's the basis of the Center for Science in the Public Interest's research into the least healthy menu items being served by chain restaurants across the country, a list so long they had to narrow it down to nine items.

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High on the Xtreme Eating List is The Cheesecake Factory's Fried Chicken & Waffles Benedict, which weighs in at 86 grams of saturated fat and 2580 calories.

Buffalo Wild Wing's Dessert Nachos aren't far behind with 2100 calories, but Uno Pizzeria & Grill's weighs in even larger with their whopping 2850 calorie Whole Hog Burger.

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Why do these lists always make me so hungry?

Read Scientists Identify the Least Healthy Foods at Chain Restaurants at mental_floss


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The First Spouse Cookie Poll

Family Circle magazine has launched their quadrennial cookie contest, in which cookie recipes from the presidential candidates’ spouses are compared. They do this every four years since 1992, the year Hillary Clinton made her infamous remark about baking cookies. It was in response to concerns about her continuing her career as a lawyer while Bill Clinton was governor of Arkansas, which could have been seen as a possible conflict of interest.  

When asked about her career in a press gaggle, Clinton responded, "You know, I suppose I could have stayed home and baked cookies and had teas, but what I decided to do was to fulfill my profession, which I entered before my husband was in public life. And I tried very, very hard to be as careful as possible, and that's all that I can tell you."

You can read about that incident and the backlash at NPR. You’ll also find the recipes in contention this year: the Clinton Family's Chocolate Chip Cookies, submitted by potential First Dude Bill Clinton, and Melania Trump's Star Cookies. You can cast your vote at the Family Circle Facebook page, by enlarging and liking the picture of your preferred cookie. -via The Week


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Are Rotisserie Chickens a Bargain?

Grocery stores are selling a lot of rotisserie chicken from their delis. You walk in and see them immediately, or smell them, all hot and spiced and cooked just right and ready to take home for dinner. Getting one already cooked saves you time in the kitchen, especially if you aren’t confident about cooking a whole chicken. And they are often the same price as the whole chickens you see at the meat counter. How can they do that? And why?

In most stores, the cooked chickens aren’t any cheaper. They just look cheaper. The per-chicken price favors the deli counter, but the per-pound price favors the refrigerator case.

A lot of chicken went into the previous sentences—14 to be exact, one rotisserie, one from the refrigerator case, from seven separate groceries in California, ranging from Costco to Whole Foods to a Middle Eastern market. After being prepared and cooked, the refrigerated chicken almost always weighs significantly more than the rotisserie option.

Our investigation into the rotisserie chicken industry reveals that it’s not as cheap as people believe. But it is a gift to the lazy and rushed.

Pricenomics breaks down the history and process of selling grocery store rotisserie chicken, and the results of their experiment, in which the staff supposedly consumed 14 baked chickens. Read the article and the results, but be warned that you may find yourself craving a hot spiced whole chicken before you finish. -via Digg

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This Is What Happens When A Fly Lands On Your Food

Flies are everywhere, and even when we don't see them they're hanging around somewhere waiting for a chance to get at our food.

They aren't exactly subtle about their intentions either, and without hestitation a fly will land on our food right when we're in the middle of chowing down, making us wonder if the food is still safe to eat.

Well, here's the thing- flies eat really gross stuff like poop, rotten meat and toxic trash, and they vomit enzymes onto their food, or our food as the case may be, before they eat it.

But that's not how flies transfer some of the over 200 types of bacteria they may be carrying around, because as this DNews video shows the nasty stuff is actually sitting on the little hairs all over their legs and body.

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The World's Weirdest Food Vending Machines

Looking for some caviar or live crabs, but don't have time to stop at the shop or just simply don't want to deal with people? Then hit the vending machine instead. That's right, these are some of only a few of the totally weird products you can buy in a vending machine these days. If you're not in the mood for expensive snacks, then how about some fresh baked pizza or a baguette? This Thrillist list even features vending machines that sell beer and sausages, so you can Octoberfest like a pro.


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Texas Cowboy Rides His Horse Into Taco Bell

What sort of grub does a cowboy get a hankering for after a hard day of ridin' at the rodeo?

Apparently in Texas cowboys go for Taco Bell, and when 19-year-old Lathan Crump rode up on his horse Hollywood and discovered the drive-thru was closed he decided to ride on in for some tacos to-go.

Lathan knew it was a bit funny to ride his horse into the restaurant, but he never expected to go viral thanks to all the pics shared by people in the restaurant and this video he posted on Instagram.

And it appears this cowboy gets to keep his white hat because Commerce PD says they won't be taking action since nobody reported the incident and the restaurant isn't pressing charges.

Maybe he could do a little rodeo ridin' in the parking lot and drum up some business for the store to make up for his horsin' around?

-Via Dallas News


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Vice Writer Tried To Live Like Gwyneth Paltrow For A Week

Lots of people dream of living the decadent life of a movie star, but those dreamers never think about the fact that many celebs have extremely strange views and eating habits.

Vice writer Michael Buchinger adores Gwyneth Paltrow, so when he bought her cookbook It's All Good he just had to see what it was like to live like Gwyneth- by suffering through her strict and strange diet.

Day one started with a glass of cabbage, ginger, mint and lemon and some almonds that had been soaking in water for six hours, which Gwyneth calls the "ideal snack".

Michael didn't agree, but later that day he and his party guests did enjoy a gluten free berry crumble with quinoa flakes from the book so he kept going with the Gwyneth way.

Day two involved Gwyneth's famous miso soup with shiitake mushrooms and bonito flakes, a soup so good she eats it for breakfast and dinner, and a few too many beers at the bar because "She also doesn't stick to her diet all the time, so my exception is totally fine!"

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Which made day three a waking nightmare, and Michael was only able to pull through by thinking about "the time Gwyneth was hiking in Arizona and thought she heard the rocks whispering the mantra, "You have the answer, you are the teacher!"

Read I Tried To Live Like Gwyneth Paltrow For A Week here


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These Stranger Things Cupcakes Are the Next Best Thing to Chocolate Pudding

Every now and again, a show comes out totally under the radar and then leaves everyone talking for weeks. Last year it was Making A Murderer and right now it's Stranger Things. Redditor youdevildog made cupcakes based on the series and the decorations and flavors are all too perfect for each character. I'm sure fans can recognize the references of Christmas lights and Eggo waffles, but you can see how all the others fit in as well on the Reddit page.

Via That's Nerdalicious


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Experiments In Induction Cooking

Induction cooking is one of the coolest forms of "modern" cooking technology, and since the cooking vessel itself is heated via magnetic induction there are no flames or hot coils, so it's also a safer way to cook.

In order to demonstrate how induction cooking works Yuppiechef cut a pan in half and cooked eggs, bacon and chocolate on it, and boiled water in the pan while it was sitting on a magazine.

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This video looks like something those product demonstrators at the county fair would show at their booth, but that doesn't make the technology any less impressive.

-Via Laughing Squid


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You'll Never Dine Alone At The Kirby Cafe

There's a little pink puffball named Kirby who literally inhales his food, and his enemies, a cute yet strange little protagonist who first captured the imagination of gamers in Kirby's Dream Land back in 1992.

Kirby is one of the biggest eaters in the world of video games, so the recent opening of a Kirby themed Cafe in Osaka makes perfect sense.

And it only makes sense for the Cafe to offer quite a spread, from yummy looking entrees to a ton of adorable desserts, since Kirby has such a big appetite.

But the little added touches are what make the Kirby Cafe so special- the little Kirby statues on the table, the delightful decor inside and out, and a party of one will never dine alone because they get to sit with Kirby's pal Waddle Dee.

-Via Nintendo Everything


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David Cross Answers Questions While Eating Brutally Spicy Chicken Wings

David Cross is a brave man, not just because he was in the Chipmunks movies but because he had the strength to talk trash about those crappy kids movies knowing it might mean no more crappy movie offers for him.

These nerves of steel also served him well on First We Feast's Hot Ones, the show where celebs are asked personal questions while being forced to eat increasingly spicy chicken wings.

But can he stay kid friendly while his mouth sizzles? F%@# NO, those wings are SPICY! (In other words, video contains NSFW language)

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It's no wonder they chose Sean Evans to host this series- he seems unfazed by the hottest sauces while David Cross starts to cry three or four bottles from the end.

-Via AV Club


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This Year's Random Thing You Have To Eat To Be Healthy

Each year a bunch of so-called health experts roll out their picks for the healthy foods we're now supposed to eat instead of last year's healthy list. And where do these so-called experts get this healthful information?

According to this comic by Uber Tool the knowledge is bestowed upon them by The Wise Old Food Man of the Mountain, who names the fruit or veggie he can charge the most for at his produce stand!

-Via Geeks Are Sexy


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Xtreme Eating 2016

You’ve seen plenty of restaurants that offer a “dare you to eat it” entree that appeals to total gastronomes, or more likely, journalists and bloggers who are willing to give free advertising to something outrageous. In addition to extreme meals that you can get for free if you finish all of it, there are more and more extreme meal combos that appear to give you a lot of bang for your buck. They might intrigue your palate, but your eyes may be bigger than your stomach, not to mention your metabolism.  

“Think you can handle this Whole Hog Burger?” asks the menu at Uno Pizzeria & Grill (129 locations). “OVER A POUND OF MEAT. Hamburger, sausage, bacon, prosciutto and pepperoni. PLUS–Four types of cheese, garlic mayo & pickles. With fries & onion rings. Extra napkins free!”

Extra calories, too! Enough to hit 2,850—more than a 24- hour supply. And don’t forget the three days’ worth of sat fat (62 grams), six-day stockpile of sodium (9,790 mg), and white-flour bun! You might as well eat four McDonald’s Quarter Pounders with Cheese and two medium fries doused with 18 packets of salt.

That’s just one of eight extreme meals you can pig out on. The Center for Science in the Public Interest compiled a list of menu offerings from restaurants that tip the scales in volume, calories, salt, or just plain overindulgence.  -via Metafilter


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Caviar (and Roe)

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It ain't just for fancy folks in top hats.

Caviar has a reputation for being hoity-toity: it’s the stuff Eustace Tilley, Queen Elizabeth, and Frasier Crane might gather around at a dinner party. But fish eggs weren’t always a delicacy, and there’s nothing inherently unapproachable about them. In fact, they used to be an everyday snack and an American export: At the turn of the 20th century, the Hudson and the Delaware were two of the biggest caviar-producing rivers in the world. As Josh Russ Tupper of New York’s iconic Russ & Daughters shop explains it, “Salted caviar was so prevalent, it was sitting on bars like peanuts.” (Like peanuts, the salt helped encourage drinkers to keep drinking.) Overfishing eventually caused domestic suppliers to run dry, tipping the balance in favor of importers across the Atlantic, which is why it got more expensive. But that’s not to say everyone can’t enjoy it. Our handy guide shows you how.

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The Strangest Food and Drink Conspiracy Theories Ever

It should go without saying that Tim Horton doesn't add nicotine to their coffee to get you addicted or that the government isn't adding fluoride to your water to control your mind. Of course, that doesn't mean people don't believe these things. 

Strangely though, some consiparcy theories are surprisingly accurate -for example, the popularity of fondue in the seventies was all a result of brilliant marketing from the Swiss Cheese Union. It sounds absurd, but it's actually well documented.

You can read up on more of these odd theories over on Thrillist


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A Burrito Stuffed With Cheetos

Taco Bell continues to experiment with fusion cuisine, meaning mashing up whatever is popular into their menu somehow. The latest entry into that process is a natural outgrowth of the relationship between Frito-Lay and Taco Bell. After the success of the Doritos Locos Tacos, they are finding new ways to add junk food to fast food. Behold, the Cheeto Burrito! It will contain meat and rice in addition to Cheetos. The new burrito will be test-marketed in Cincinnati beginning in mid-August. THe recommended price is $1, so we assume you'll need to buy several. Especially if it's after midnight and you have a raging case of the munchies. 


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Guy Busts Out A Dubstep Beat Using Only His Mouth And A McDonald's Soda

Dubstep used to be the electronic soundtrack of choice for movies and TV shows, oh, and commercials loved to slam it in our faces too.

Now you rarely hear that dubstep wub-wub-wub-wub pouring out of the world's speakers, and musicians no longer need digital equipment to do the dubstep beat up proper like.

Now they can just chill at McDonald's and create the rhythm using their mouth and a straw.

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The guy in the video is Parker Kane, and he's auditioning to become the one-man-band at his local McDonald's restaurant...nailed it!

-Via Laughing Squid


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Community Fridge Crook Discovers They've Been "Borrowing" Breast Milk

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You'd think those sneaky little crooks who steal other people's food from the community fridge at work would have learned their lesson by now, especially after reading all the revenge stories posted online.

But it appears one hungry jerk in particular never saw any of these stories, and they continued to use up a fellow employee's "coffee creamer" until this note appeared on the bottle:

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If the comments on Reddit are any indication then discovering the creamer is actually breast milk would be no big deal, but something tells me Redditors aren't the norm and most guys would be horrified by this discovery.

-Via FAILBlog


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The Bourbon Burger

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Chicken & Sons, a restaurant in Chatsworth, New South Wales, Australia, now offers the perfect breakfast burger. Their $22 Bourbon Burger has bourbon-glazed bacon, bourbon-based barbecue sauce, and a whole shot of bourbon in a cup cut into the bun. It comes with beer-battered fries that have been glazed with bourbon. I suspect that you could also order it with bourbon on the side, too.

-via That's Nerdalicious!


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Pikachurro

The Loop is a churro bakery in Westminster, California. It's noted for its long, looped churros, often covered with toppings, such as Fruity Pebbles and chocolate, and served with ice cream.

To promote the Poké Stop at their restaurant, team member Ngoc made this churro concoction shaped like Pikachu.


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McDonald's Asked People To Invent Their Own Burgers, The Internet Complied

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Corporations have been looking to the internet for help since the very beginning...and it has never worked out well for them.

Nowadays these corporations are just looking for the viral boost these epic online poll fails provide, and yet they're never really prepared for the trolling they receive.

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McDonald's New Zealand asked the internet community to use their app and invent their own burgers, and what they got was the Sad European, the Carbonator and something called Girth.

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As expected the app has been removed from the McDonald's New Zealand website, so no tasteless burger designing for you, but I'm sure another internet poll worthy of trolling to come along soon!

-Via FAILBlog


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Menus Reveal What The Different Passenger Classes Ate On The Titanic

People naturally have a morbid curiosity about the Titanic disaster, wondering about every little detail of that fateful April night in 1912, and slowly but surely virtually every detail has been revealed since.

As you may be aware there were three classes of passengers on board, and each class was treated quite differently during the voyage, but how differently is best illustrated by the three different class menus.

The First Class menu is suitably posh and pretentious, with consomme fermier instead of rice soup, egg a l'argenteuil instead of ham & eggs, and Camembert and Stilton instead of "cheese". 

And then there are the poor Third Class passengers who are stuck eating gruel, "cabin biscuits" (a name that somehow sounds hard and tasteless), and plain old boiled potatoes.

First class or third class, they were all equal in the end...

-Via CountryLiving


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