Thursday, September 29, 2011

I can't think of anything better than FREE COFFEE! Sure, sure you could swing by the old pot at work and refill on the same old boring cup of corporate Joe that kept you going all week long, OR you can take advantage of these amazing offers and have someone else do the brewing:

7 Eleven - Free medium cup of coffee from 7-11am

Caribou Coffee - Buy 1 Get 1 offer with this coupon

Krispy Kreme - Free 12 oz. cup of signature coffee blends

Thornton's - Free coffee or cappuccino from 6am - 2pm

Happy Sipping!

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

For one day only Yumologists across America can enjoy a FREE 3oz. portion of Cold Stone Ice Cream's Sprinkled With Wishes concoction that includes Sweet Cream ice cream, brownie bits, rainbow sprinkles and fudge drizzled on top.

Yumologists who enjoy this generous offer are asked to consider donating funds to the Make-A-Wish Foundation in exchange for the cost of their ice cream. This is a delicious way to give back to those who are less fortunate, and we salute Cold Stone Creamery and the Make-A-Wish foundation for a winning recipe full of love.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Daytime television has gone to the foodies! The Chew is a unique hybrid of cooking show meets roundtable topic discussion, focusing on fabulous recipes, industry secrets, health & wellness and entertaining tips for dinner parties. It's a whole new level of cooking show that goes deeper into the history of food, the healing powers of food and the new ways in which food is being used.

On a scale of 1-10 our Yumologists give this new talk show flavor a 9. It's got all the elements of a great cooking show but we'd like to see them break beyond the boundaries. We'd like to see some blending of food with other hot button topics like politics, art and pop-culture. If we could somehow analyze the daily headlines and relate them to food - then we'd be really impressed!

For example:
NY Times Headline: Slump Alters Jobless Map in U.S. with South Hit Hard
Foodie Translation: Southern Comfort Foods That Won't Break the Bank

NY Times Headline: Perry and Romney Set Clear Lines of Attack
Foodie Translation: Cookoff : Texas Chili v. New England Clam Chowder

Tell our Yumologists what your thoughts were on the premier episode of The Chew?

Friday, September 23, 2011

Woman on Top stars Penelope Cruz as Isabella, a talented Brazilian chef who owns a seaside restaurant with her husband, Toninho, played by Murilo Benicio. Isabella is an excellent chef and her husband's restaurant flourishes because of her creations. But while things may be going well in the kitchen, things at home are quite different. Isabella suffers from extreme motion sickness and as a result has to be the one to drive, has to take the stairs instead of the elevator and has to be on top during sex. Toninho finds Isabella's motion sickness demands emasculating, and he has an affair with a neighbor to make himself feel like a man again.

Distraught by Toninho's betrayal, Isabella travels to San Francisco and moves in with her transgendered, childhood friend Monica, played by Harold Perrineau. After several unfulfilling jobs, Isabella's neighbor, Cliff, played by Mark Feurstein, offers her a role in Passion Food, her very own TV cooking show.

Isabella soon becomes the talk of the town and many men are obsessed with her. Back in Brazil, however, Toninho's restaurant is suffering and he sets out to bring Isabella home. Isabella had asked the gods to prevent her from falling in love with Toninho again, but Toninho had created a prayer of his own, and soon Isabella is no longer able to cook. It is only after a life-threatening journey out to sea to appease the gods that Isabella's talent is returned, and Isabella and Toninho return to Brazil to revitalize their restaurant together.

Thursday, September 22, 2011


The State of Indiana has taken it upon themselves to crack down on unsanitary conditions within the food transport industry. This summer troopers along Indiana highways found numerous cases of food that was being transported to grocery stores and restaurants in unrefrigerated trucks. This means that the meats, fish, dairy products, vegetables and fruits that were packaged for delivery were in danger of being contaminated with hazardous food borne illnesses that are bred in unsafe conditions.

Even trucks with refrigeration units built into them were pulled over for not having those units turned on. When troopers inspected the cargo hold they used thermometers to determine if the truck was in danger of being contaminated. More often than not, trucks were transporting food in a cargo hold that was 65 degrees or higher. The food and drug administration requires that food be refrigerated at 40 degrees or lower in order to be protected against bacterial infection.

The FDA appreciates the steps the State of Indiana has taken to ensure sanitary food delivery, but they need the government to go further and mandate safe food transportation laws that apply nationwide. With any luck these mandates will be able to cut down on the number of contaminated food outbreaks that are happening more regularly.
We all know that certain warnings come with certain medications. You might want to get rid of that unsightly bald spot, but you'll have to consider the consequences that could follow.  Apparently the same goes for certain foods. We Yumologists tend to obliviously go about enjoying our meals without a care in the world, that is until something strange and unexpected makes us reconsider those beets we had on our salad or the asparagus we ordered with dinner.  Below is a list of certain foods and the unpleasant side-effects that they can often cause:

Beans - "Beans, beans, the magical fruit, the more you eat, the more you toot!" The jingle exists for a reason folks and beans do indeed cause flatulence. The reason? Beans house oligosaccharides sugars that can only be digested by the bacteria in our gut. When the bacteria feast on these sugars, they break them down into gases that eventually need to be released from the body the quickest way possible.

Coffee - Not only does coffee stimulate your brain but your organs as well, that's why, after your morning coffee break you may feel the sudden urge to run to the bathroom. Both Number One and Number Two can be stimulated through drinking too much coffee, especially before breakfast on an empty stomach.

Asparagus - While this green vegetable is rich in vitamins and other healthy nutrients it also houses sulfur-containing amino acids that, when broken down in your body can make your urine smell of rotten eggs. Skunks actually suffer from the same gastrointestinal problems with the food they survive off of.

Beets - Not the most popular vegetable on the menu, but certainly the most colorful, chefs will often add beets to a salad or dish to give it a splash of color. Be warned that color makes a different kind of splash after eating too many of these deep red veggies. People who eat too many beets are often surprised when their urine takes on the same color soon afterwards.

Onions - Tears of joy? Tears of sorrow? Tears of an uncontrollable enzymatic breakdown? The truth is that chopping onions makes people cry because of the enzymes that are forced to break down once the onion is cut open. These enzymes then create fumes, or a sulfur-heavy gas, that causes our eyes to tear.

Grapefruit - While the side effects of eating grapefruit may not be as obvious as some of the others listed above, they can certainly be the most hazardous. The nutrients found in grapefruit can sometimes interfere with the body's ability to properly breakdown certain prescription medications that lower blood pressure and cholesterol. When these meds are not digested and absorbed correctly they can lead to a harmful buildup of chemical waste that has not been excreted properly.

We're certainly not suggesting that you steer-clear of these typically nutritious fruits and veggies, but we do believe you should know what their hidden side effects may include.