'swine flu' on Serious Eats

Video: 'Carter 'N Sons BBQ' on SNL

Swine flu will make you sick, but swine fever will just make you crave Carter 'N Sons pulled pork. Don't confuse them: swine flu = BAD; swine fever = NOT A DISEASE, just an unfortunate name for a now confusing ad campaign. Watch the video after the jump.... More

What's On Your Quarantine Food Wish List?

While the worst of this month’s swine flu hysteria seems to have passed, authorities in some areas are still exercising extreme caution. After a visitor to the Wanchai Metropark hotel in Hong Kong tested positive for the virus, the Hong Kong health department—still reeling from the SARS epidemic six years ago—decided to hold the hotel’s three hundred other guests for a seven-day quarantine. Finding the hotel food options growing stale, guests have started exploring their delivery food alternatives. And while some are relying on Pizza Hut, the Wall Street Journal reports, “French guests have taken it up a notch: Their consulate has arranged for French dishes like poulet à la moutarde to be brought in.” Oh, the French—always providing for... More

Unofficial 'Support Pork Week'

You cannot get swine flu from eating pork. Repeat: You cannot get swine flu from eating pork. But paranoid shoppers are still cutting back on their pig consumption. So Indrani Sen at the New York Times Diner’s Journal blog declared an unofficial "Support Pork Week" to dispel any lingering fears. Bacon, prosciutto, sausage, pulled pork—eat away.... More

Send a Pro-Eating Pig Card

As a big someecards.com fan, I was excited to finally find a food-related one to share. Go back to the bacon-wrapped pork chops diet, people. Related: Swine Flu: Can You Still Eat Pork? All Signs Point to Yes... More

Swine Flu: Can You Still Eat Pork? All Signs Point to Yes

This little piggy ... is safe to eat. If reports about swine flu and goverments banning pork imports are making you think twice about eating that bacon, don't worry: the World Health Organization (WHO) says swine flu isn't passed through meat and that it is safe to eat pork products. The flu strain in question, H1N1 influenza A virus, is named after swine because it originated in pigs and used to have little effect on humans, but because of recent mutations it has become more harmful to humans, says BBC News.... More

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