Omnivore - Daily Hash: Quit smoking via fruit, HBCD in peanut butter, crazy Kit Kats, and more

What we're reading about what you're eating


Next time you want a cigarette, eat a banana instead. It helps, apparently.

Ever wonder why it's so hard to light peanut butter on fire? No? Well, in any event, findings of a recent study published in Environmental Health Perspectives could explain why. Researchers at the University of Texas School of Public Health found that samples of peanut butter, cold cuts, and other fatty foods all contained traces of a highly toxic flame retardant: hexabromocyclododecane (HBCD).

What do butter, beet, and bubble gum have in common? They're all Kit Kat flavors in Japan! (Nice find @Francis_Lam!)

Atlanta magazine's "Drink Up!" issue hit the stands this week and includes a great round-up of Atlanta's best watering holes, pubs, and cocktail bars.

Love it, or hate it, food blogging is ZOMG!, a thing. Foodista and Zephyr Adventures (organizers of the International Food Blogger Conference) conducted the State of Food Blogging Survey to see just how much of a thing food blogging has become.

The Vice Lolly is a popsicle in the shape of a gun, laced with holy water and absinthe. How bizzah. (bizzah as pronounced by New Zealand musical group OMC in the nineties classic, How Bizarre)