The budding romance between Australian Scott Jones and Canadian Alexandra Thomas blossomed last week when a picture of them making out in the middle of the Vancouver riots became an instant classic. The pair gave an interview on the Today show this morning, following a segment comparing their smooch to iconic kisses like the World War II V-day kiss between a nurse and sailor, or the more recent balcony embrace between Prince William and bride Kate Middleton. Scott says he planted one on his girlfriend of six months hoping to calm her down. Get the full story in the interview below, and then tell me if you think the kiss stacks up with other famous make outs.
We may be months into Fall TV, but we haven't seen the last of the premieres just yet! Tonight ushers in season two of the action heavy series Human Target. Mark Valley returns as Christopher Chance, the elusive central character who works as part bodyguard, part P.I., alongside his buddies Guerrero (Jackie Earle Hayley) and Winston (Chi McBride). But it won't be just a boys' club this year: we're finally getting some females in the mix with the addition of Ilsa Pucci (Indira Varma) and Ames (Janet Montgomery). I recently visited the cast in Vancouver, where the actors reveal what lies ahead. Watch for the scoop!
Poutine is all the rage these days, and so is pizza. Put them together, and what do you end up with? Why, poutine pizza, of course. In what may be the pinnacle of drunk munchies food, Brado Pizza in Vancouver, British Columbia, is serving a thin crust, topped with french fries, melted cheese curds, and a thick, beef-tinged brown sauce. While I've never tried poutine before, the calorically massive combo of curds, fries, and gravy doesn't intimidate me — and I love a good pie. I say bring it on! What say you?
This week, I set out in search of dishes that would commemorate the Vancouver Games. Besides some Montréal items like poutine, I wasn't having much luck with Canadian-born dishes. Then I stumbled upon a specialty known as the Nanaimo bar. The no-bake chocolate square was born out of the domestic housewifery of the 1950s.
One legend recounts a home cook from Nanaimo, Vancouver Island's second largest city, entering her chocolate squares in a magazine contest and naming them after her hometown. Another story is that homemaker Mabel Jenkins entered her recipe to a fundraising cookbook, and it soon spread like wildfire around the local communities.
Regardless of how it came to be, this extremely fudgy and chocolately no-bake dessert is considered British Columbia's favorite native treat. For a triumphant Northern dessert that really hits the sweet spot, read more.
When the Vancouver Games commence next Friday, Coca-Cola is aiming for its own gold medal of sorts: its first zero-waste, carbon-neutral Olympics sponsorship. The beverage giant hopes to take sustainable event planning to a new level with drink bottles made from 30 percent plant-based materials, delivered by hybrid cars and electric carts to cafés decked out in furniture that's made from pine-beetle-salvaged wood.
Staff uniforms and welcome bags will be made out of recycled bottles, coolers will be equipped with clean technology, and the company is purchasing carbon offsets to compensate for air travel and on-site transportation. I got my first glimpse into event sustainability at last year's SF Chefs. Food. Wine., but doing so at Olympic proportions takes another level of commitment entirely. I hope other food and beverage sponsors take note. Are you surprised by Coca-Cola's commitment to sustainability?
I think Jennifer Garner tops my list of celebs I admire. She just seems to be really, really into being a mother and not so much into being a celeb. Regardless, we're all curious what she does to stay looking so darn cute.
People got the scoop recently on her skin, her shape and her comfort foods... to read all about it and see her hanging with Violet (who is so adorable by the way), then read more