Archive for February 2009

Mark Bittman on Becoming a 'Lessmeatarian'

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On the interview circuit in promotion of his new book Food Matters, Mark Bittman gives Library Journal explains the change of his carnivorous ways, shifting more towards a vegetarian diet, or what he calls "lessmeatarian":
Someone just reminded me that I said ten years ago, "If pigs were raised in prison, I wouldn't care [...]

New Massachusetts Law Helps Allergy Sufferers Help Themselves

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Katherine Mangu-Ward cross-posts to Crispy on the Outside and Hit & Run about a Massachusetts law that requires all restaurateurs to include a note on their menus telling customers to inform their servers if they have any food allergies. As if that's not stupid enough...
There’s also a voluntary program where restaurants can create [...]

David Lebovitz Makes Ketchup Macarons

After seeing the recipe for ketchup macarons (with cornichons) in Pierre Hermé's cookbook Macarons, David Lebovitz went ahead and made them: "If you think that sounds odd, if you think about it, tomatoes are a fruit and ketchup is really a spiced and sweetened paste made from them."
His conclusion? "The taste wasn't bad and I [...]

Betsey Johnson's Kitchen-Themed Fashion Show

Models at the Betsey Johnson show, via GoaG
Fashion designer Betsey Johnson is known for her over-the-top presentations during Fashion Week, and this year was no exception. The title was "Betsey Crocker's Recipes for Dressing," and the presentation stuck to the theme: lollipop-eating models lounged around a set decorated like the primmest, most proper 1950s kitchen, [...]

Surprise! Trader Joe's Owned by German Mega-Retailer Aldi

Photograph by Aaron Q
Stephen J. Dubner writes on the Freakonomics blog that the world is divided into three types of people:
1. Those who have never been to a Trader Joe’s, and perhaps have never heard of it.
2. Those who love Trader Joe’s more than they love their own families.
3. Those who love Trader Joe’s more [...]

Get a Job: Become a Wafels & Dinges Truck Waffle Chef

Photograph by danielleking
Earlier this week we posted that the Van Leeuwen Artisan Ice Cream Truck was hiring, but if ice cream isn't your thing, this could be a really fun job, too: Wafels & Dinges is looking for a truck driver / waffle chef in New York City:
We are looking for a shift manager for [...]

This Is Spinal Tap Cheese Rolling Trailer [video]

After we posted the video of the speeding wheels of cheese on the Amazing Race, a tipster reminded us of the trailer to This Is Spinal Tap, featuring a cheese festival in Denmark that holds an event: cross-country cheese rolling, "requiring years of experience to handle these 100 pound wheels of Edam."
We loved the line [...]

Ordering Dessert Isn't an Indulgence [rants]

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Sadie over at Jezebel is really tired of restaurant servers pretending to conspire with her about ordering dessert:
Trying to "tempt" me or winkingly insinuate that there's something naughty about getting a piece of cake or generally carrying on as though we're somehow putting something over on someone by having a sweet is offensive. [...]

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