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Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss! 10 Seussian Recipes to Celebrate

Sarah Buchanan 7 comments

What better way to celebrate the life of beloved children's book author and illustrator, Dr. Seuss (née Theodor Seuss Geisel) than with a stack of his books and plate full of Seussian reading snacks? Taken straight from the beloved rhymes of our youth, here are 10 Seuss-centric dishes to celebrate his birthday today. More

Gluten-Free Tuesday: Funfetti Cupcakes

Serious Eats Elizabeth Barbone 8 comments

A few months ago, someone asked me to make a gluten-free version of Pillsbury's Funfetti cake. This was a bit of a problem. At its heart, Funfetti cake's just a sprinkle-studded white cake. And white cake's always been a bit of a nemesis of mine. More

Ed Levine's Serious Diet, Week 156: Do Birthday Week Pounds Count?

Ed Levine's Serious Diet Ed Levine 17 comments

Of course they do. My birthday was yesterday, and even before I partook in the fried chicken and banana cream pie lunch that the SE'rs had waiting for me at SEHQ after I came back from a meeting, I knew I was in serious trouble. So even though I am going to feel profound embarrassment and downright shame, I will get on the scale this morning. More

Happy Paula Deen Day!

Erin Zimmer 30 comments

Big discovery this morning: it's Paula Deen's 64th birthday. In honor of our favorite butter-loving Southern belle (born Paula Hiers), we've declared it Paula Deen Day. So be sure to wish your friends a Happy PDD! We'll take this opportunity to spotlight some of our favorite Paula creations. Try to integrate them into your diet today if you feel so celebratory. More

Serious Eats Is Four Years Old: Happy Birthday to Us!

Ed Levine 80 comments

Serious Eats turns four years old today. How cool is that? Who would have thunk it. Four years ago, we launched Serious Eats hoping that serious eaters—people passionate about food—would gravitate to a site that made them feel welcome. A site where they could chew the fat with like-minded folks, about anything going on in the food culture. More

Video: Birthday Cat Is Not Amused

Erin Zimmer 4 comments

You may have seen the birthday cat meme earlier this week. A very unimpressed-looking, smooshed-face cat (in a red tie!) is being serenaded "Happy Birthday" by some cute-sounding kids. But the cat so doesn't want to be there. I was saving this video gem for our Animals Eating Friday feature, and then realized—oh, how perfect! Our own AHT editor/beautiful photo-taking/manatee-loving Robyn's birthday is on Friday! But Robyn doesn't look unamused right now—she looks pretty chuffed. She's also not in a red tie. More

October 13, 2009: Slice's Six-Year Anniversary

Slice Slice Dude 15 comments

A birthday pizza from New York Pizza Suprema. [Photograph: Adam Kuban] Hola, everybody. It's me, Slice Dude. Well, guess what? This blog is six years old today! Yup, that's right. On this day in 2003, at 12:36 p.m., Slice made its crusty, saucy, cheesy debut. As far as mascottin' round these here parts, I wasn't even a ball of dough then! But Adam's been at this the whole time. And I think all this pizza-blogging has made him a little crazy. I mean, look, he made me wear this stupid hat, then he spanked me six times (what's that... More

Happy 50th, Morrissey

Slice Adam Kuban 1 comment

As a morose teenager, I found no small comfort in the music of The Smiths and the lyrics of their frontman, Morrissey. I'm a little less mopey now but still love listening to those early Smiths records—if not so much solo Mozzer. Anyway, happy birthday, Morrissey. What's this have to do with pizza? Not much, but here, peep this.... More

Happy Birthday, Joey Ramone

Slice Adam Kuban Post a comment

Jeffrey Ross Hyman, aka Joey Ramone, would have been 58 years old today. Happy birthday, Joey! A trip down memory lane: Joey Ramone and pizza.... More

Deal of the Day: Bohemian Hall & Beer Garden

New York Erin Zimmer 1 comment

Whyleaveastoria.com is turning one and Rizzo's Pizza is turning 50, which means a joint birthday party involving free beer (three kegs worth) and pizza at Bohemian Hall & Beer Garden in Astoria. Partytime is between 7 and 10 p.m., but... More

Resto Celebrates Second Birthday with Berkshire Pig Roast in La Caja China

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Even though I love meat and Belgian beer I'm somewhat ashamed to admit that I've never been to Resto. I decided to atone for this sin of omission by attending its second birthday party pig roast on Saturday. I... More

Barbie Cake in Australia Celebrates the Doll's 50th Anniversary

Erin Zimmer 1 comment

telegraph.co.uk Happy 50th, Barbie. The Telegraph reports that a 2.1 meter tall cake, the biggest Barbie cake in history, was displayed on the First Fleet Steps of the Botanic Gardens in Sydney, Australia. That should feed all her friends and coworkers, as she's been a pediatrician, Air Force jet pilot, sign-language teacher, McDonald's cashier, Malibu beach bum, plastic corvette driver, and many other noble professions. Related Barbie's Celebrity Chef Moment: 'I Can Be TV Chef Playset' Photo of the Day: Ox Tongue Angel Barbie Creative Photos of Dolls and Food From Boopsiedaisy... More

Quote of the Day

Erin Zimmer 1 comment

"I would not like them here or there. I would not like them anywhere. I do not like green eggs and ham. I do not like them, Sam I Am." —Theodore Geisel, or Dr. Seuss, who would have been 105 today... More

Who Should Pay at a Birthday Dinner?

Erin Zimmer 70 comments

At a woman's recent birthday dinner, as reported by CNN, "the bill for the birthday girl and her seven guests came to a whopping $3,450, which someone suggested splitting evenly. That worked out to $500 per person, plus tip." One guest refused. How do you usually handle these situations? More

Photo(s) of the Day: Happy Birthday, Robyn!

Erin Zimmer 28 comments

Since one photo cannot summarize the breadth of serious eating this woman can perform, we had to pick four. ¡Feliz cumpleaños, Robyn! And special thanks to Mrs. Lee for birthing you! We must also thank your friends from Norway who sent that Rick Astley lookalike today from the Peppy Grams singing telegram service. To quote Rick: we're never gonna give you up, Boppy.... More

Happy 50th Birthday, Sushi Conveyer Belt

Erin Zimmer Post a comment

Photograph from mstephens7 on Flickr 1958 was a big year. A fourteen-year old Bobby Fischer won the U.S. Chess championships, NASA was created and the very first sushi conveyor belt scooted around a restaurant! It all started in April of 1958 when a mobile stream of plates carrying tuna belly fat and salmon first rotated inside Mawaru Genroku Sushi restaurant in Osaka, Japan. Creator Yoshiaki Shiraishi called it "kuru kuru sushi," which adorably translates to "sushi-go-around" in Japanese, and eventually decided that 8 centimeters per second was the ideal speed—slow enough for safe arrivals, but also fast enough to keep up with voracious appetites. Shiraishi also invented a robotic sushi model, where robots carry the raw fish, but it didn't... More

From the Mailbag: How I Spent My 25th Birthday

A Hamburger Today Lauren Krueger Post a comment

Dear Lauren/AHT, Wanted to let you know, to celebrate my quarter-century, I had a quarter-pounder. Ha! —(Your Brother) Max Dear Max, That's a lot better than renting a car just because you can. Happy birthday! Sin-sear-ly, AHT (and your sister)... More

Birthdays

Adam Kuban 1 comment

The U.S. Flag: In 1777, Old Glory was adopted by Congress as the flag of the United States. In 1916, President Woodrow Wilson declared June 14 Flag Day. In 2006, Martha Stewart whips up this American Flag Tart (right), perfect for the vexillologist in your life. Raspberries, blueberries, and crème fraîche create the familiar design of Old Glory. Junior Walker: Born in 1931, died in 1995. As the leader of Motown's Junior Walker and the All Stars composed the song "Home Cookin'," which takes a woefully unenlightened view of domestic relationships. Laurie Colwin: Born in 1944, died in 1992. Many of the food-minded folks out there will recognize Colwin as the author of Home Cooking and More Home Cooking as... More

Birthdays

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Malcolm McDowell: Born in 1943. Probably best known for his turn in A Clockwork Orange, McDowell's early jobs included serving drinks in his parents' pub and a stint as a coffee salesman. Ally Sheedy: Born in 1962. Her Breakfast Club character, Allison Reynolds, whipped up a Cap'n Crunch–and–Pixie Stix sandwich during Saturday detention.... More

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