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Food and Drink

December 13, 2014

"The secret of New York City’s mythic bagel-making water"

Apparently, it's all about the calcium and magnesium.

December 06, 2014

"You’re Doing It Wrong: Puttanesca Sauce"

Just so you know:

The name is often said to have originated with old-timey courtesans, who ostensibly favored it because it was quick enough to make in between appointments, or because it smelled so good while cooking that it lured clients in from the street. But on further consideration, neither of these origin stories seems particularly plausible—I mean, sex workers aren’t the only people who appreciate quick, aromatic meals.

November 28, 2014

"Which is Worse: Eating Pizza That's Been Left Out or Dropped on the Floor?"

Short answer: both expose you to lots of bacteria.

November 26, 2014

"Undeniable Proof That Flamin’ Hot Cheetos Is The Only Snack That Matters"

I read this and I just had to buy a bag. (They are awfully good.)

November 25, 2014

"Looks Like The Medical Establishment Was Wrong About Fat"

Really wrong.

Establishment: so sorry if anybody got hurt. Suckers!

See also "The Last Anti-Fat Crusaders".

November 20, 2014

"Defining Powerhouse Fruits and Vegetables: A Nutrient Density Approach"

From the CDC.

Unsurprising but good to have confirmed: romaine is better for you than iceberg lettuce.

But watercress . . . watercress is a power food. 

October 19, 2014

"The 33 Best Pizza Shops in America, 2014"

With very appetizing pictures of the pizzas.

October 09, 2014

"All The Comments on Every Recipe Blog"

I haven't read many recipes online, but I've read a few and this is pitch-perfect and very funny.

September 28, 2014

"The Truffle Oil Shuffle"

You've probably heard how a lot of extra virgin olive oil is a scam. It turns out so's "truffle oil". 

September 23, 2014

"What NYC Restaurant Menus Looked Like 100 Years Ago Vs. Today"

Very interesting. One noticable thing: there were a lot more vegetables on the menu in those days.

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