Ferrero apologized for accidentally sounding like neo-Nazis
Ads for Ferrero's white chocolate Küsschen were pulled for inadvertently looking like they were filmed at a white-supremacist rally.
It's election season in Germany, and Italian candy brand Ferrero decided to celebrate with an election-themed TV ad that inadvertently made its candy and the citizens of Germany sound like white supremacists.
In the ads, a talking chocolate box speaks at a political rally before supporters who carry signs that read, "Yes White Can!" Everyone shouts triumphantly when a poster unfurls on the stage reading, "Germany Votes White!"
According to the Telegraph, Ferrero was trying to promote its white chocolate Küsschen, or little kisses, which had previously been a limited-edition candy. But somehow the advertising team at Ferrero and M&C Saatchi managed to create a cartoon version of the propaganda for Germany's far-right NPD party. When the ads aired, they were met with shock and outrage.
"I hope the advertisers behind this dumb campaign get a chocolate kiss stuck in their throats, and there aren't any Nazis around to dislodge it," one commenter said on the brand's Facebook page.
Ferrero has yanked the campaign and issued a statement clarifying that they really were just talking about the chocolate.
"It is important for us to clearly stress that we are strictly against any form of xenophobia, right-extremism or racism," Ferrero said in a statement. "All of our assertions were purely about white chocolate — and without xenophobic intent. We regret that the commercial was misunderstood and the product messaging was otherwise construed."
Long Island Woman Who Fled Nazi Germany Struggling To Get Documentation For REAL ID
PLAINVIEW, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — The rush is on to get REAL ID drivers licenses, which will be required to board an airplane after Oct. 1.
But one Long Island woman told CBS2’s Carolyn Gusoff on Tuesday the new requirements for the REAL ID are onerous and inhumane. Her parents are holocaust survivors and she doesn’t have required records.
For most, gathering the documents needed for the new license is hassle free, like a birth certificate, Social Security card and passport.
But for Laura Siegelman of Plainview, original documents with her name are impossible to find.
“My father was in Auschwitz and my mother managed to survive by fleeing from town to town,” Siegelman said.
Her parents were lucky to escape Nazi Germany with their lives.
“That was my life. That’s where I was born,” Siegelman said.
She was brought to the United States in 1948 as a toddler, issued a green card, and then teachers Americanized her name.
“From Laja to Laura. It was always Laura after that, documented right down the line,” Siegelman said.
Documents enabled her to work, to vote, to drive, and to become an American citizen. But now, post 9/11, the Department of Motor Vehicles says her original green card is not good enough.
“Oh no, this is too told. So my green card is old. Well, I’m old,”
Her German birth certificate?
“She said, ‘This is in German. It doesn’t mean anything to me,'” Siegelman said. “I’ve been negated, erased.”
The Department of Homeland Security told Gusoff, “Those in the U.S. lawfully are able to get a REAL ID, although they may need to get certain documents updated or replaced.”
Siegelman isn’t the only only one who fled under dire circumstances and doesn’t have documents soon needed to fly. Assemblyman Charles Lavine is pressing for changes.
“People who don’t fit the cookie-cutter approach to having identification and names, so that they can be able to get the licenses that are going to be required. This is critically important,” Lavine said.
Those impacted can contact their elected officials. Laura Siegelman may apply for a new green card, or get a lawyer, with no guarantee of success.
“It’s very costly and the odds are they won’t accept our documents and they won’t allow an appeal if they reject us and won’t return our money,” Richard Siegelman said.
“I feel insulted, illegitimate suddenly,” Laura Siegelman added.
Shes asking for an in-person appeal process for Americans who can’t pull out documents from the ashes of war.
Travelers without a REAL ID can still use their passport to fly. Laura Siegelman never needed a passport and and now the requirements mirror those of a REAL ID.
“We worked directly with Ms. Siegelman, including putting her in contact with the federal authorities to obtain the federal documentation she needs to help her resolve this as we do any customers encountering difficulties meeting the onerous requirements of the federal REAL ID law.”
- SWEET DOUGH:
- 2 cups warm water
- 2 (.25-ounce) packages active dry yeast
- 1/2 cup milk
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 1/4 cup margarine, softened
- 2 eggs
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 8 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 cup shortening
- 1 pound ground beef
- 1 pound German sausage-casings removed
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 medium onion, finely chopped
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 3 tablespoons salt
- 1 1/2 teaspoons lemon pepper
- 2 tablespoons prepared mustard
- 1 head cabbage, shredded (not diced or chopped!)
- 1 cup water
- 1/2 cup melted butter
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UN Votes Calls US Decision On Jerusalem ‘Null And Void’
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — The United Nations General Assembly has rejected President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.
The General Assembly has voted in favor of a resolution condemning the new policy on Friday. Members voted 128 to 9 to declare the U.S. declaration as “null and void.”
The resolution is a rejection of the president’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and his decision to move the U.S. embassy there. It states that any decision to change the status of Jerusalem is null and void, has no legal effect, and that it must be rescinded. It also calls on member countries not to set up diplomatic missions in Jerusalem.
As CBS2’s Dick Brennan reported, Trump&rsquos decision has received harsh criticism — even from U.S. allies.
While the vote is largely symbolic, staunch allies also voted against the U.S., including Britain, France, Germany, and Japan.
Trump ignored questions about the UN vote as he left the White House to visit soldiers at Walter Reade Medical Center.
&ldquoWe just said we are going to wish those a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. We are going to visit the bravest people in the world, so that&rsquos it,&rdquo Trump said.
But the U.S. Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley made it perfectly clear that the matter is not negotiable.
&ldquoThe United States will remember this day in which it was singled out for attack in the General Assembly for the very act of exercising our right as a sovereign nation,&rdquo she said.
Before the vote, representatives from across the Middle East made their case in favor of the resolution.
“This decision is an outrageous assault to all universal values,” Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said.
Haley threatened to pull U.S. financial aid to countries that support the resolution.
“We will remember it when we are called upon to once again make the world’s largest contribution to the United Nations and we will remember it when so many countries come calling on us as they so often do to pay even more and use our influence for their benefit,” Haley said.
Cavusoglu said “such an attitude is not acceptable. This is bullying and this chamber will not accept that.”
Haley’s remarks echoed Trump who spoke about the resolution Wednesday.
“For all of these nations that take our money and then they vote against us at the security council, or they vote against us, potentially, at the assembly, they take hundreds of millions of dollars, and even billions of dollars, and then they vote against us,” Trump said. “Well, we’re watching those votes. Let them vote against us. We’ll save a lot. We don’t care.”
White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said it is a fair threat.
&ldquoI think it’s appropriate for the president to put America first and focus on the safety and security of Americans,&rdquo Sanders said. &ldquoThat’s his job.&rdquo
The only countries to side with the United States by voting no were Guatemala, Honduras, Togo, the Marshall Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia, Nauru and Palau. Australia and Canada abstained.
Israel denounced the UN vote, calling it preposterous and insisting that Jerusalem is and always will be Israel’s capital.
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STEP-BY-STEP INSTRUCTIONS AND PICTURES
TO MAKE THE CRUST
To do that, I like to remove the outer ring and cover the bottom with parchment paper I then fold the excess paper back under the plate and, while holding it in place with one hand, put the ring back in its position with the other hand. Finally, I bring the excess paper back from under the pan without cutting it off. This method not only prevents the cake from sticking to the pan, but it also contains any eventual leakage.
And now, for some actual food making…
Combine the graham cracker crumbs, slightly crushed Rice Krispies cereal, chopped hazelnuts and sugar together in a large mixing bowl.
Then, in another, smaller bowl, combine the butter and N utella and place them in the microwave for 30 to 45 seconds mix them with a whisk until they are well combined and pour this dreamy mixture over the reserved dry ingredients.
Mix with a wooden spoon or rubber spatula until all the ingredients are evenly combined.
Next, press the mixture firmly at the bottom and about 3/4 of the way up the side of the prepared pan.
For this particular cake, I decided that I wanted my crust to have a very clean top edge. While this is entirely optional, if you also wanted to go for the clean edge look, all you need to do is flatten the top with the tip of your fingers while supporting the side with your other hand.
I wish I could’ve taken a picture to demonstrate that, but I was kind of short one hand…
Since we’re not going to blind bake this crust. you can just set it aside for now.
TO MAKE THE N UTELLA CHEESECAKE FILLING
Preheat your oven to 350°F and bring about 4 cups of water to the boil you’ll be using it later to make a “double-boiler” for your cake.
Before you get started with beating the cream cheese and all, it may be a good idea to prep all the ingredients you’ll be needing, first.
Start by melting a half cup of finely chopped semi-sweet chocolate, weigh/measure a cup and a half of N utella (yes, I know that’s a lot, but we want that cake to taste reeeeeaally good, don’t we?), crack 5 eggs into a little bowl and then measure 3 tablespoons of corn starch.
Next, combine 3 packages of cream cheese, 1 cup of sour cream, 3/4 cup of granulated sugar, 1/3 cup of whipping cream and one tablespoon of vanilla extract directly into the bowl of your food processor.
Process until smooth and creamy and completely lump free, which should take about 3 minutes. Of course, you’ll want to stop the motor and scrape the bowl once or twice during the process, to make sure that every last bit gets mixed in.
Now add the eggs, all at once, and resume processing until they are well combined.
You could also throw them down the feeding tube while the motor was running that way, you wouldn’t even need to stop the motor and remove the lid!
Once the eggs have been well incorporated, stop the motor, scrape the bottom and sides of the bowl really well, add the corn starch and then resume beating until it gets well incorporated this shouldn’t take more than 30 seconds.
Time to add the N utella and melted chocolate. YUMMERS!
Give that filling a final spin, for about 30 seconds this time again, just until the newly added deliciousness gets blended in.
Now grab your prepared pan and place it over a large piece of aluminum foil (you could even use 2 layers of foil if that made you feel safer), and then fold the foil over the pan so its exterior is completely covered this will prevent any water from getting into the pan.
Then, place this rig onto a broiler pan.
Pour the N utella cheesecake batter over the prepared crust…
… and then spread it evenly and all the way to the edge.
Next, delicately pour enough boiling water into the broiler pan so it goes up about 3/4 of the way up the side of said broiler pan.
Delicately place that entire rig onto the middle rack of your oven and bake your cake for 25 minutes at 350°F. Then, decrease the oven temperature to 250°F and continue baking your cake for a further 75 minutes.
When your cheesecake is fully baked, turn off the oven and crack the door open about an inch. Leave the cake in the oven, undisturbed, for about 1 hour, or until it’s cool enough to be handled with your bare hands, and then slide it out of the oven to finish cooling.
Once it’s completely cooled, run a thin spatula or knife around the rim and refrigerate your cake, uncovered, for at least 6 hours but preferably overnight.
TO MAKE THE N UTELLA HAZELNUT GANACHE
Once your cake is completely chilled, take it out of the fridge but don’t remove it from the pan just yet.
Combine the finely chopped semi-sweet chocolate, N utella , whipping cream and butter in a fairly large, microwave-safe bowl.
Heat this in the microwave for 1 minute, then allow the mixture to rest for 1 full minute and then stir delicately for 1 full minute.
At this point, there should still be lumps in your ganache, so you’re gonna want to repeat this entire process one more time.
After the second pass of heating, resting and stirring for one full minute each, your ganache should be completely smooth and lusciously combined.
However, IF there were still a few lumps remaining, repeat the process once again but for no longer than 20 seconds this time continue doing that until the ganache is fully smooth and silky.
Now you’ll want to reserve about 1 cup of that ganache into a small bowl and place it in the refrigerator to set. Y ou’ll want to leave it in there until it has the consistency of thick, fudgy frosting, which should take about 3 hours. Stir your ganache from time to time to check for consistency.
Pictured above is what your reserved ganache will look like after spending about 3 hours in the fridge.
But we’re not gonna wait until that ganache is fully set to continue working on our cake..
While that ganache is chilling, add the chopped hazelnuts to the remaining ganache that’s left in the first bowl
Stir until the nuts are well incorporated
Immediately pour that ganache over the chilled cake and spread it evenly all the way to the edge.
Send your cake to the fridge until the top is fully set – which it should be way before the reserved ganache is ready to use, but hey… they’ll keep each other company.
And yeah, this time we need to wait… it’s only 3 little hours, though. They’ll be over before you know it.
When your ganache is ready to use and the top of your cake is fully set, carefully remove the ring from around the cheesecake but leave the cake on the parchment paper.
Put the now fudgy N utella ganache in a pastry bag bag equipped with a medium open star tip and pipe 12 generous swirls around the top of the cake and 1 right in the center.
Place a Ferrero Rocher on top of each swirl.
If you want to (and if you have a little bit of that fudgy ganache left after piping the swirls) , prepare a piping cone out of parchment paper and then melt a few tablespoons of the leftover ganache in the microwave — it will only take 3-4 seconds.
Pour the melted ganache into your parchment paper cone and then drizzle a little bit of that melted ganache over each Ferrero Rocher.
Note that you could also use a squeeze bottle instead of the parchment paper cone, but squeeze bottles don’t really work quite so well when dealing with such small quantities.
Place your now finished N utella Cheesecake onto a cake plate and then send it back to the refrigerator until you’re just about ready to serve it.
Like all cheesecakes, this one needs to be kept in refrigerated but I strongly suggest that you take it out of the fridge about an hour prior to serving it. It’ll be SO MUCH silkier and creamier. And you’ll be able to appreciate its flavor to its full potential.
Until you get to make your own, though, it is my pleasure to present you with the next best thing: you get to pretend like this slice was yours, and it was actually YOUR fork digging in…
Galaxy started it’s chocolate enterprise in 1986 from the same makers of the Mars chocolate brand. Galaxy chocolate is made with fresh milk and intense, dark cocoa but is magically entwined with delicious and sweet fruit flavors. It’s hard to resist. The first time I saw Galaxy chocolate, I would not take my eyes off of the sweet chocolate until it touched my taste buds. It is an irresistible chocolate brand of the highest quality.
Loin chops and T-bones are best when cut thick, at least 1″, when wet brined for about an hour, then gently cooked with a little smoke, and flavored with herbs and/or a sauce. This is one of the rare occasions where I prefer a wet brine because a bit of water is drawn into the meat and this cut needs all the water it can get. Thin chops are easy to overcook and there is less room for error. You can ask your butcher to cut them thicker than those on display if you wish. Most butchers are happy to do this for you at no extra charge.
To make sure you get it right, I recommend you cook low and slow with indirect heat at about 225°F. Low and slow is especially important for shoulder chops which have a lot more connective tissue.
Shoot for meat that is 135 to 140°F in the thickest part. Make sure you don’t overshoot the target by using a good digital thermometer. You may see a little pale pink in the meat, but don’t worry about trichinosis. Trich is extinct in USDA inspected pork. When there is a hint of pink, it is at its peak tenderness and juiciness. Resist the temptation to cook pork chops over high heat. We like to sear beef steaks, but dark colored pork is not as flavorful as dark colored beef, so don’t worry if you don’t get the outside brown. It is far more important to get the insides right.
To knock them outta the park, add smoke. To knock them outta the state, top them with caramelized onions. For more on how to add smoke, read my article on the Science of Wood. To knock them outta the state, top them with caramelized onions.
LEADING OFF: Yanks' outbreak, Miley chases Vander Meer
The virus-stricken Yankees are set to open a series in Baltimore a day after revealing shortstop Gleyber Torres tested positive for the coronavirus despite being fully vaccinated and having previously had COVID-19.
Torres is among eight so-called breakthrough positives among the Yankees — people who tested positive despite being fully vaccinated.
“Certainly unexpected,” Yankees manager Aaron Boone said of Torres. “Obviously everyone, Major League Baseball, that’s in charge of testing is looking into that. The variants that could be out there if that is the case.”
The Yankees also have three coaches and four traveling staffers who have tested positive. Boone said all eight are asymptomatic but continue to test positive.
The Yankees said the team is undergoing additional testing and contact tracing, with the assistance of the baseball commissioner’s office and its medical experts. The New York State Department of Health is advising the team.
The San Diego Padres are also dealing with an outbreak after Fernando Tatis Jr. and Wil Myers tested positive this week, with Eric Hosmer, Jurickson Profar and Jorge Mateo also going on the IL for contact tracing. The club is set to host St. Louis after getting Thursday off.
Wade Miley starts for the Reds at Coors Field in his first mound appearance since pitching the season's fourth no-hitter last week.
Cincinnati shuffled its rotation this week to get the left-hander an extra day of rest after he threw 114 pitches while no-hitting Cleveland last Friday. Johnny Vander Meer, another Reds lefty, in 1938 is the only big leaguer to throw no-hitters in consecutive outings.
Miley (4-2, 2.00) is set to face Rockies right-hander Germán Márquez (1-4, 5.49).
Braves outfielder Ronald Acuña Jr. will avoid the injured list after leaving Thursday’s game against the Toronto Blue Jays with a left ankle injury. X-rays on Acuña’s ankle were negative. Manager Brian Snitker said Acuña is day to day.
Acuña led off the game with his majors-leading 12th homer but suffered the injury when trying to beat out a grounder to third base in the seventh.
“Those are scary moments for players, especially when they’ve got the torque and force he’s running with,” Snitker said.
The reeling Royals get two chances to halt their long losing streak when they play a doubleheader in Chicago against the White Sox. Kansas City has dropped 11 straight, its longest skid since a 12-game slide in 2012.
Brad Keller (2-4, 7.31 ERA) starts the opener for KC against Lucas Giolito (2-3, 4.54).
Salvador Pérez and the Royals just got done playing Detroit, which had the worst record in baseball until sweeping Kansas City. Now they face the top team in the majors — Chicago (22-13) has won six in a row.
It was the Royals who led the big leagues at 16-9 on May 1, but they've since plunged to four games under .500.
Pitchers are hitting batters and throwing more wild pitches than at any time since 1900, according to baseball-reference.com — most dangerous at a time when velocities are also on the rise.
The number of batters hit by a pitch, along with wild pitches, have steadily increased over the past decade. Teams are getting hit at a rate of 0.47 times per game in 2021, which is up from 0.32 in 2011. Wild pitches have increased to 0.40 from 0.32 over the same span.
“We’ve brought guys up in a velocity world,” Marlins manager Don Mattingly said. “We gotta throw harder, you gotta get more spin rate, guys are trying to get more all the time. When you do that, you’re sacrificing the accuracy of what you’re doing.”
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