Linksplodge 09/16/09


  • Above, [an error occurred while processing this directive] on why Honest Tea is not so honest with a mega-sized dimple on the bottom of the bottle.
  • Dave Arnold of the French Culinary Institute on anesthestetizing fish prior to killing them to improve the taste and texture: "Our assumption is that anesthesia reduces stress in fish. Stressed fish make inferior meat. Stress reduces the energy reserves in living muscles."
  • A bicyclist is indeed a funny place to advertise pizza.
  • Hot Food Porn has the casting call ad for the pilot to a new culinary-themed dating show called The Spachelor. They're seeing men who are "confident in the kitchen and just about everywhere else, and now they are looking for love."
  • That New York Times story Chewy Chicken Feet May Quash a Trade War is fascinating in that the castoffs (the feet) of the plus-sized American chickens are highly coveted in China. And the numbers are staggering: "Exports of American poultry totaled $4.34 billion last year. Of that amount, $854.3 million worth of chicken meat... was exported to China and Hong Kong... About half of the chicken parts sold to China are wings and feet, which are worth only a few cents a pound in the United States. As delicacies in China, they fetch 60 cents to 80 cents a pound."


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