Bits and pieces: Google recipe search, military mess halls and other food news from the web, 2.28.11

 

  • Military mess halls provide hearty, down-home meals for the men and women serving our country. Unfortunately, many of the food options are unhealthy and can do more harm to our troops than good. (Slate)
  • Under the “Can’t Make These Things Up” file, a British ice cream parlor is offering breast milk ice cream. It’s called “Baby Gaga.” (Reuters)
  • Ale-8-One, a Kentucky-brewed soft drink, will offer a caffeine-free version of the beverage. I was introduced to this drink when I covered news in Winchester, Ky., where Ale-8 is based. I’m not a fan, but lots of folks are. (Courier-Journal)