Unsportsmanlike Conduct at the Concession Stand

A detailed ESPN report on food safety at professional sports venues finds frequent instances of unpalatable practices in stadium kitchens.

Sip a Slushie, Run Longer

Heat can dampen your endurance. Drink a slushie to cool your body down before you exercise, and you just might be able to stay at it longer.


March Madness: Dessert Edition

Place your bets in the tournament of cake vs. pie. Who will make the final four?


Canada's Post-Game Beer Bash Frowned Upon

The gold medal-winning Canadian women's hockey team is being scrutinized for its beer, champagne, and cigar-laden celebration on ice.


Eat Like Apolo

Speed skater Apolo Ohno's daily calorie intake can rise as high as 8,000 calories in a day during his heaviest training.


Braise it Like Beckham

Superstar soccer player David Beckham says he's going to cooking school: "I've joined a culinary school and I'm on a course that entails 120 hours of lessons and cooking."


food rac·ism

Taco costume2food rac·ism (noun): An expression of racial prejudice that uses a stereotypical food item to make an insulting or disparaging remark or innuendo.

In an opinion column published on CNN's website, Ruben Navarrette Jr. noted the use of the term food racism on a conservative radio program in regards to a controversial statement (see video below) made by an ESPN broadcaster about Colombian NASCAR driver Juan Pablo Montoya:

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Batter Up: Hungry Girl at Yankee Stadium

In a guest post for the New York Times Bats blog, "Hungry Girl" Lisa Lillien rates the food at the new Yankee Stadium.


Brian Boitano, Food Network Star?

The Food Network has just announced its fall lineup of shows. Several new programs are on tap, including this jaw-dropper, "What Would Brian Boitano Make," premiering in August 2009:

Boitano "Everyone knows Brian Boitano won an Olympic gold medal in figure skating. What they don’t know: Brian is an accomplished cook who loves to entertain! In this new series, Brian takes viewers on a reality cooking adventure as he creates amazing food for a new event in each episode. Funny, knowledgeable and irresistible, Brian brings himself and so much more to What Would Brian Boitano Make?"

Oddly enough, Boitano was the subject of a similarly titled South Park song: "What Would Brian Boitano Do":


Fruit for Your Feet


Have you ever seen a pair of Adidas more, well, fresh than these?

With the Consortium Watermelon Forum Mid shoe, Adidas has taken the design of its iconic 1980s basketball shoes and given them a melon-y makeover featuring garish green uppers, stripes that mimic those of a watermelon rind, and a red lining interspersed with pits (sorry, they don't come in seedless).

If you want to get seasonal, there's also a low-top "pumpkin" version that would fit your fall wardrobe. Personally, I'm holding out for the Alice Waters-sponsored heirloom tomato edition (made from sustainable materials, of course). $110 at MODA3.