500-Pound 'Hog Log' for Baconfest and More News

In today's Media Mix, meatballs return to IKEA, plus a 173-year-old beer to be reproduced

The Daily Meal brings you the biggest news from the food world.

Presidential Food Taster Myth: A former White House chef claims that there isn't a "presidential food taster" to check for poisoned foods, but there are other methods for security. [Washingtonian]

500-Pound Hog Log: In honor of Baconfest, a St. Louis chef has created a 500-pound hog log, which involves 100 pounds of bacon woven around 300 pounds of Italian sausage stuffed wtih another 100 pounds of bacon. Perfect. [St. Louis Post-Dispatch]

Chef Kills Sister for Insurance: In a gruesome story, a chef is accused of killing his sister for insurance money, pickling her head, and dumping it in a public toilet. [NYDN]

IKEA Meatballs Back on the Shelf: Post horsemeat scandal, IKEA plans to have their meatballs back on the shelf of European stores by mid-April. [Eater]

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Oldest Beer Reproduction: A Stallhagen brewery is planning on reproducing a beer discovered in a sunken schooner, dated back to the 1840s. [Visit Åland]