The Daily Dish: September 9, 2015
Welcome to The Daily Meal’s Daily Dish, where we highlight what’s hot and trending in the world of all things food and drink.
Today’s first course?
Are homemade energy drinks dangerous? After two teenagers died this year after consuming too much powdered caffeine, the FDA wrote five of its producers, warning of its potentially deadly consequences. Powdered caffeine is sold to be mixed with water to make homemade energy drinks, but according to the FDA, one teaspoon of pure powdered caffeine equals 28 cups of coffee, and could result in death.
Remember the movie Lord of War, where Nicolas Cage portrayed the Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout? Well, Bout is serving a 25-year sentence for smuggling arms, but is in the news not for guns, but for making… kombucha? Yes, the fermented tea associated with hippies and hipsters that’s believed to alleviate gastrointestinal distress. Bout brewed and treated inmates with kombucha, but because it contains trace alcohol, he’s forbidden from making more.
In celebrity chef news, Iron Chef Alex Guarnaschelli plans to open a beach-themed restaurant in Miami. Guarnaschelli’s first South Beach restaurant, the Nautilus Cabana Club, will have a beach atmosphere, and explore her vegetarian side, but she said, “the hamburger and cupcake will hold steady as their own food groups.”
Lastly, NASA is getting closer sending a human to Mars, but there’s no reason to not have fun in the meantime. Ballantine’s, a liquor company, designed a glass to enable astronauts to drink whiskey in zero-gravity. How? Science. But essentially, us getting tipsy in space is tied to a futuristic adult sippy cup.
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