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Food and Drink

March 02, 2015

"If anything I exult in the quantity of decisions."

Amen, James Lileks, Amen.

I know where everything is. I have never felt overwhelmed by the quantity of decisions I am required to make, because I have in my head a set of standards: price, quality, how the excesses in this item will be offset by the virtues in this other one, and so on. If anything I exult in the quantity of decisions. To live in a land with 17 types of canned corn! 

March 01, 2015

"The Best Diner In Every State"

From Business Insider:

Diners are an American tradition, and everyone thinks his or her hometown's greasy spoon is the best.

For this list, we scoured Yelp reviews, local newspapers, and culinary awards to find the most popular and beloved diner in every state. We defined diner as a restaurant whose primary purpose is serving breakfast, and awarded bonus points to dives open 24-7.

February 23, 2015

"Low-fat diet advice was based on undercooked science"

"Damning report says the 1977 Dietary Goals for the United States should never have been introduced." So who do I sue? See also "We should never have told people to stop eating fat".

And see also "The glorious return of the egg: Why Uncle Sam is a horrible nutritionist".

And James Delingpole makes the important connection to climate change: "So Butter is Good For You. Just Like Global Warming, Then."

February 21, 2015

"Cheaper American Alternatives To 4 Legendary European Cheeses"

"Cheaper," other things equal, is good.

February 20, 2015

"Here's What Every Trendy Restaurant Menu Looks Like"

They got it.

February 19, 2015

"Alex Stupak’s Midnight Snack"

My younger daughter is a fan of tacos al pastor.

But then, said Stupak, “you get some review from some Web site trying to produce clickbait saying, ‘Well this is close to the real deal of al pastor tacos.’ Really? You’re from Long Island, dude. I’m pretty sure I’m a fucking expert.”

February 15, 2015

"Can you build up a tolerance to ice cream?"

Sadly, the answer seems to be "yes".

February 12, 2015

"Hippie No More: Meet the New Breed of Health-Conscious Food"

Even NYC hipsters can appreciate good, healthy food.

In these juice-cleansed, kale-strewn, gluten-free times, “health food” has shrugged off its musty, bulk-aisle image and gone seriously slick. 

February 11, 2015

"Food crazes past, present and future"

Ah kale, we hardly knew ye.

February 01, 2015

"Hard Cider Is Having A Moment"

My wife's a fan.

Every company and industry dreams of bagging the kind of growth rates that could make such pie-in-the-sky talk possible. The basic principles of math make it easy at first. If you sell 10 widgets in your first week of existence and 50 in Week 2, you can invent all kinds of billionaire fantasies — all bound to happen in a matter of months if you keep growing that fast.

Right now, there’s a product growing at an astronomical rate. In the past three years, its market share has surged more than fivefold.

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