Spaghetti Crop Forcast

In 1957, the BBC ran what is considered by many to be one of the greatest April Fools jokes of all times - a report on the Swiss spaghetti harvest.  Back in those days, many people weren't familiar with pasta, and knew nothing about how it was made. According to the Museum of Hoaxes, "Huge numbers of viewers were taken … [Read more...]

Starbucks Listens to Customer Requests


[Note: This an April Fools story from Starbucks] SEATTLE, April 1, 2010 –Starbucks announced today the introduction of two new beverage sizes in stores in the U. S. and Canada this Fall. The announcement follows a year of research and direct customer feedback through requesting even more … [Read more...]

Food News For Early April 2010


[Note: This is a mix of April Fools stories and real news. The real stories are at the top of the page, phony stories have their titles crossed out] IS YOUR SUSHI SUSTAINABLE? "Fish2Fork 'names and shames' restaurants." From The Washington Post, "Name and shame. That's the goal of a new Web site that rates U.S. … [Read more...]

Goodnight Portland

Please note: This was an April Fool's joke! It's no secret to many of you that I have had considerable health problems over the years. I'm sure you have noticed that the frequency of posts has slowed considerably. While I was blaming the lack of reviews on the poor economy and the corresponding drop in donations, … [Read more...]

La Campana – My 1996 April Fools Day Spoof

  [There are a lot of people new to this site, who may have missed this review when I first published it back in 1996. I Be sure to read the comments below - priceless!] Driving west on Burnside, one can’t help but notice the warm glow of the sign in the distance. La Campana beckons from a block away. “Come … [Read more...]