Love at First Bite: Dating Websites For Every Foodie

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Love at first bite?
Let's face it, the holidays are all about eating. And it can be a lonely time when family and friends are far away -- or if you're spending the season in single-mode. But it can be even lonelier when you're single and, say, gluten-free.

For all those weird dietary restrictions out there today -- from the allergy prone and paleo people, to raw vegans and vegetarians -- it makes sense that if you could pick a partner who shares your same needs (or extreme passion for dining out), things just might be a little easier.

To help you begin the search for your soul food soulmate, here's a list of some truly awesome diet-related dating sites that specifically cater to food lovers so you can start breaking bread with a potential partner.

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Vitamix on SNL: The Epitome of First World Problems (Video)

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Vitamix: The source of all first world problems.
Once upon a time, back when dinosaurs roamed the earth and cell phones did little more than make phone calls, I walked into an Apple store where a "genius" proceeded to ask me a question that's usually used by people who try to sell you flowers, pamphlets, and religions at the airport: "Would you like to see something that will change your life?"

Turns out, the guy wanted to introduce me to something called an "iPad", an expensive mix between a phone and a computer. Several years later, nearly everyone has an iPad, in addition to their phone, laptop, and (possibly) desktop. I do, too.

Expensive gadgets that one really does not need extends into the kitchen. In my own small galley, I have a seltzer maker, an espresso machine, an electric coffee grinder, a microwave with all the bells and whistles, and a plain, ordinary blender. Why no Vitamix, the blender to the stars?

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Tiny Hamster Challenges Kobayashi to an Eating Duel (Video)

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Tiny Hamster takes on champion eater Kobayashi.
The world can be a harsh place. There are bills to pay, climate change to worry about, and bosses so evil they should sprout horns and carry around pitchforks at the weekly sales meeting. That's why we need diversions on the internet to give us a few minutes of sheer joy in our rotten, miserable existences.

This is the sole reason why Tiny Hamsters Eating Tiny Burritos exists, people. And what's not to love? A tiny hamster is shown waddling to his widdle table and eating a teeny burrito with his microscopic, yet dexterous, rodent hands.

See also: Tiny Hamsters Eating Tiny Burritos Is a Thing!

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The Eight Pound $100 Burger Challenge at Cheeseburgers & More in Jupiter

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Nicole Danna
The 2-pound burger from Cheeseburgers & More in Jupiter is just the tip of the iceberg of mega burgers offered on the menu.
Food challenges are always fun. They give you bragging rights only a true, red-blooded American could be proud of, and at the very least make dining out a touch more entertaining.

As far as local food challenges go, I was shocked to discover about 25 people have managed to scarf down the mammoth 6- or 8-pound burgers at Cheeseburgers & More in Jupiter. The ridiculously, super-sized sandwich takes "whopper" to an entirely new level, with half a dozen one-pound patties stacked atop one another to form what can only become a meat-made comatose state.

See Also: The Ten Best Sandwiches in Broward County

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The Pumpkin Spice Condom Is Fake, But This Bacon Flavored Condom is Real

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Ah, pumpkin spice is in the air -- but sadly, not your bedroom.

Maybe you saw the fake photo of Durex's "newly-released" pumpkin spice condom, and got excited -- only to have your autumnal wet dreams ruined when the company made light of the doctored photo, revealing it as a hoax via Twitter.

Luckily, if you're planning on spicing things up in the bedroom -- yes, even without pumpkin spice-flavored latex -- we're willing to bet there are still plenty of fun food-flavored condoms you may not even be aware of.

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Set a Guinness World Record: PGA National Resort Hosting the Great Cupcake Challenge

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PGA National Resort & Spa is attempting to make the world's largest cupcake wedding cake.
When you think of the Guinness Book of World Records, what comes to mind? Food-related feats, maybe?

Take the world's most expensive hot dog, an 18-inch beef frank with special moose cheese that goes for a whopping $145.49 at Capitol Dog in Sacramento, California. Or Texas' Rob Williams, who holds the world record for making a bologna, cheese, and lettuce sandwich (complete with olives on a cocktail stick) in less than two minutes -- using just his feet. Or how about a feel-good record, like the world's largest pizza delivery organized by Pizzas 4 Patriots, who sent 30,000 pizzas with DHL Express to our troops in Afghanistan.

If you've ever dreamed of setting a world record -- and one that's food-related too -- this weekend's Great Cupcake Challenge might present the perfect opportunity. The PGA National Resort & Spa in Palm Beach Gardens is looking to set a record of its own and has invited the public to help make baking history as it attempts to create the world's largest cupcake wedding cake.

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National Oyster Day is Today: Five Places Get Your Bivalve Fix

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Candace West
Oysters from Wild Sea.
Today is National Oyster Day and, according to the official website, there are over 100 different varieties and over a million different ways of enjoying them.

Not only do these fruits from the sea taste delicious, they're rich in amino acids, which are vital for a healthy sex life, which may be the basis for the oysters claim as a powerful aphrodisiac.

Whether you like them fried, baked with some cheese, in a shooter, or just slurped out of the shell with a touch of hot sauce, here are some of our favorite places to enjoy our favorite bivalves.

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Sriracha Addicts, Grab Your Water: Top Three Rooster-Flavored Foods

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A. Scattergood
Most food items don't make it into the news regularly -- unless, of course, you're Twinkies and life as you've known it for half a century is about to end, then unceremoniously come back again.

Sriracha, the most beloved hot sauce across the universe, on the other hand, is constantly popping up on fans' feeds; it's burning people's sinuses and the factory has to be shut down one day; it's been pardoned by a judge the next.

The Rooster is making headlines once again. San Jose-based catering company Moveable Feast just announced its plans for an Electronic Sriracha Festival, a celebration of all things sriracha and EDM.

While we're not sure what to make of this -- is it awesome or terrible? -- we've decided to compile a list of the three best foods flavored with the best chili sauce ever known to man.

See Also: Sriracha Plant Shut Down Due to Offensive Odors

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Three Recipes to Indulge in for National Crème Brûlée Day, July 27

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Consider the noble crème brûlée; in its individual ramekin, fortressed against the world with its flambéed shell of sugary glass jealously guarding the wholesome custard from thine whetted mouth. Ah... with the stamina such a dulcet surprise would promise one could be rather steadfast in the composing of poesies in the name of such a splendid and sweet end to any meal.

My father, a gentleman of jolly disposition and good breeding, in a bout of fancy took my family to France in the summer of my sixteenth year. A Francophile byproduct of French colonialism via Lebanon, my father is a French-speaker and lover of French culture and a gourmand of imposing knowledge and exemplary tastes.

On this trip we had the pleasure of lunching at the Au Pied de Cochon brasserie in les Halles, just a short skip from the Rue du Louvre. A fantastic meal by any standards and thoroughly French; slow and multi-layered. While I've never been one for sweets or rather, for ruining such savory splendors with the vulgarity of dessert, I was becoming rather annoyed by the old man's insistence that I "make room for dessert."

See also: Six Places to Get Dairy-Free Ice Cream in South Florida for National Ice Cream Month


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Watch Redacted Tonight Show's "What a McDonald's Commercial Should Look Like" (Video)

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What's inside?
If you want to know what's in your Chicken McNuggets, you can find the ingredients online...though McDonald's doesn't make it easy for you.

The ingredients are listed on page eight of a 20 page PDF document on the company's website, making it difficult to just search for without having to hunt for the nuggets in question.

See also: McDonald's Florida Burger: Only in France

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