Another week of a bizarre Bite Size news!
Look gorgeous while supporting an important cause
Although Father Ted only lasted for 3 seasons, it became a part of the Irish lexicon. Everybody loves it, and still 20 years later people will be glued to the TV watching it with a cup of tea and quoting lines. Denise Ryan has been battling advanced stage Lyme’s disease, and wants to give this disease a kick up the arse but needs the help of all Father Ted fans.
She has helped design a t-shirt of Ireland’s most famous philanderer, Pat Mustard, in the hope that it will help her raise enough money to get life saving treatment in Seattle. You can contribute to her medical expenses here and buy one of these stylish t-shirts here
Dublin Cookie Co.
So far it’s been the year of doughnut, but the humble cookie is planning on making a comeback. The Liberties on Thomas Street will be welcoming The Dublin Cookie Co. to the neighbourhood on the 5th of March. Grab a warm glass of milk and dunk some of these delicious cookie flavours of white chocolate and raspberry, sea salted caramel and toasted pecans, and even a carrot cake cookie!
Want a bit of wood with that Parmesan cheese?
Another day, another food business cutting corners to save a buck! Wal-Mart is facing a lawsuit where they’ve been accused of selling “100% grated Parmesan cheese” which actually contained 10% wood pulp. Although, its competitors have also been caught doing the same practice, but with lower amounts of wood.
A Wal-Mart spokesperson said “We take this matter very seriously and will review the allegations”, so brace yourself for a Wal-Mart PR release that claims they could find no traces of wood in their cheese products!
Everybody loves coffee, everybody some people like mushrooms, the team at Urban Farm have come up with a way for people to grow their own oyster mushrooms at home with left over coffee grounds. You may not have known, but coffee grounds are fantastic for growing mushrooms due to their vast amount of essential minerals. With thousands of kilos of ground coffee being thrown out each week, this new idea will also help reduce methane gases from when the coffee and caffeine break down.
Although, please don’t talk about the terroir of your gourmet mushrooms and how you are getting tastes of coffee when you’re frying them for friends!
Bialetti coffee funeral
We have to admit, Renato Bialetti went out in style. The Italian coffee tycoon, who made a worldwide success out of his father’s invention the Moka coffee maker, had his ashes put into a giant Moka pot. It’s got us thinking about how we’d like to leave this world….