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Food and Drink

May 23, 2015

"How To Grow Your Own Tomatoes, Anywhere"

I agree with the author about the poor state of mass-produced supermarket tomatoes--heirloom tomatoes are better but quite pricey--so this might be worth trying

This isn’t about sustainability or going off-grid or striking back at The Man. This is about wanting a goddamn BLT and knowing, just knowing, that every tomato at the grocery store, no matter how shiny and heavy and beautifully red, is going to be a mealy, watery, flavorless piece of crap.

May 21, 2015

"7 of the biggest ‘facts’ about unhealthy food that actually aren’t true"

Including "Aspartame causes cancer, or, at the very least, is definitely bad for us" and six others.

"The Secret To The Perfect Grilled Cheese Is Mildly Horrifying"

I'm a fan of grilled cheese and I wouldn't have guessed.

May 18, 2015

Lily's dark chocolate bars

I heartily endorse these. They're not excessively sweet, but they're sweet enough. 320 calories per 3-ounce bar and 26 grams of fiber per bar.

And there is a nice story behind the name.

May 08, 2015

"The Foods That Cool Your Mouth After Eating Something Spicy"

Substitute milk or yogurt for water.

Related: "The science behind why people love spicy food".

May 07, 2015

"Funny about food"

Debra Saunders has some funny observations about restaurant menus in San Francisco.

In San Francisco, there are more words for lettuce than there are Republicans.

April 28, 2015

"Why Breweries Are So Rare in the American South"

Yet another example of "Baptists and Bootleggers," this time with actual Baptists.

Link courtesy of Ted C.

April 25, 2015

"22 Ways To Turn Basically Every Food Into Pizza"

I'm ready.

April 23, 2015

"Are Portlanders Anti-Science?"

The author thinks so.

But at least they have delicious-sounding jian bing (Chinese street crepes).

April 16, 2015

"The Top 100 Highest Grossing Restaurants In America"

I've been to two of the 100.

Given the prices I assume most of the rest charge, I'm not really interested in visiting the others.

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