Category Archives: Food & Drink

Your Virgin Olive Oil is a Slut: Mislabeling Meat, Fish, Honey, Olive Oil, Wasabi and Kobe Beef

So in Europe they’re discovering grocery store goods and cafeteria meals containing horsemeat instead of beef. Hey, that’s why school kids call it mystery meat, amirite? But horsemeat for meat isn’t the only thing being adulterated. It’s just the most … Continue reading

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Foreign Cheese: Threat or Menace?

This is why we can’t have nice cheese: U.S. Limits Imported Cheese to Third of a Pound per American: I searched a bit and discovered http://www.usitc.gov/publications/docs/tata/hts/bychapter/1210C04.pdf, which gives the import quotas for cheese by country. It turns out the annual aggregate … Continue reading

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Some NYC Restaurants Banning Customers from Taking Food Pictures

 CBS News – Some New York City Restaurants Ban Food Photography By Customers This is a tough one. In general, I’m okay with businesses restricting what customers can do. This isn’t the government, it’s a business, it’s private property, and the … Continue reading

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Internet, You Have a New Weirdest Thing

Later: see update below White Power Milk. Milk that’s been gargled by white women for white supremacist germpahobes for the sake of purity. At first I was like “Do they realize the connotations of ‘white power?’” And then I read … Continue reading

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Made Butter for the First Time

I made butter for the first time last night. I was amazed how easy it was. Added about 12 ounces of whole cream to the minibowl of a KitchenAid 7 cup food processor and ran it for about 8 minutes. … Continue reading

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Brined Turkey

Sean suggested brining the Thanksgiving turkeys. After blegging for advice on Facebook we tried that this year using Alton Brown’s recipe. They were delicious. My wife said it was the best her oven-roasted turkeys had ever tasted. On Facebook Melody … Continue reading

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Word of the Day – Spatchcock

From my friend Art on Facebook: “Spatchcock (verb) – to go all kinds of medieval on a turkey.” That’s about the long and short of it. Details from Alton Brown here. I’m taking Sean’s advice and brining the turkeys this … Continue reading

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Infra-red (Oil-less) Turkey Fryer

Here’s my post from 2010, which turned out to be surprisingly popular. An infrared turkey is hands down tastier and moister than an oven-roasted bird and the drippings make incredible gravy. I still think a deep-fried turkey tastes the best. … Continue reading

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Asking the important questions

Why don’t we drink pig’s milk? Via jwz, who wants to know why if we eat goat cheese we can’t eat monkey butter (possibly NSFW, believe it or not).

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Big Article on Knoxville Tiki Blogger Swanky

MetroPulse – Knoxville’s Tiki Torchbearer: Tim “Swanky” Glazner – Welcome to the Hapa Haole Hideawaythe best bar in town you’ve probably never been to. It’s just one part of Swanky’s dream to make America fall in love with tiki again. … Continue reading

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Prince’s Hot Chicken in Nashville

I took a pal’s advice and tried Prince’s hot chicken on the Nashville trip. Good stuff. It’s coated in cayenne pepper and lard, breaded, fried, and served on a slice of white bread with hamburger pickles. We had the mild … Continue reading

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Asheville Hippies vs. Broad Ripple Hippies. Asheville Hippies Represent.

Took the family to Biltmore House for Father’s Day. Our friend Terri suggested Asheville Pizza and Brewing Company on Merrimon, which is a movie house and brewery that’s kid friendly with games for the little ones. The waitress saved the … Continue reading

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Amazon Reviews You Can Use: Elizabeth Warren’s “Pow Wow Chow”

So, yeah, little controversy over Elizabeth Warren’s claims to be Native American. And now it turns out she plagiarized her contributions to a book of Native American recipes: The recipes from “Elizabeth Warren Cherokee” include a crab dish with … Continue reading

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Small Victories in the War on Foods Poor People Eat

Reason – Do Poor People Ignore the Government’s Dietary Advice Because They Can’t Afford Healthy Food?: Although price matters, a diet that complies with the government’s guidelines is readily affordablea fact that even the eager food nanny Mark Bittman recognizes. … Continue reading

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CSI: Burgertown

A few weeks ago I was searching for ideas for a timelapse video project I could do with the kids. Browsing YouTube we found this video of a McDonalds hamburger that looks unchanged after six months of sitting on a … Continue reading

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