Sorry Chris, but this is going to be another "how cool is living in SF" post. The other day I was walking around and found a little trailer selling some incredible crepes. I talked with the folks there briefly, and they let me know that San Francisco has a great tradition of "street food" and […]
. . . I'm usually thinking about me eating the rest of the take-out at one in the morning straight out of the refrigerator. But apparently Thai food is even more destabalizing than that. Thailand's prime minister was forced to resign along with his Cabinet on Tuesday after a court ruled that he had violated […]
Via BoingBoing: Swedish cooking magazine means to tell readers to add two pinches of nutmeg; instead tells them to add 20 nutmeg nuts, which is a lot. Too much nutmeg makes you delirious, apparently. I think I've experienced that myself. Though it might have been the spiked eggnog upon which the nutmeg was sprinkled.
Via Professor Bainbridge, I see that a committee of the Los Angeles City Council has recommended banning new fast food restaurants in a 32-square-mile section of the city on the grounds that the people who live there are too damn fat.
One of Michelle Malkin's favorite themes about Barack Obama is that he's an elitist, because he does things like mention arugula. Real Americans eat iceberg lettuce, preferably smothered with some sort or orange cheese. A more rational pundit might have noted that Obama's arugula-and-Whole-Foods reference in Iowa was too subtle if it was a joke […]
When you get married, don't elope. Don't do it before a major holiday either. We did this, and while it seemed right at the time because we were young radicals, in the end I regret that the experience wasn't shared with our families, who've been good to both of us. But if you must, one […]
One bag of dried pinto beans cooked two days earlier as part of a larger batch (most delivered to sick relative last night, spiced without salt). – two bucks. One kielbasa, purchased at farmer's market – four bucks. Two cups rice – one buck or less. One onion, one tomato, purchased at same farmer's market […]
Via Lifehacker, three internet beer rating web sites. I was amazed by how many of the worst beers in the world I had tried, mostly at parties. I want to try an Angel's Share.
Via khomotso, an inhabitant of our forums, I found this new cocktail blog. I'm enjoying more cocktails, and experiments with same, since my wife bought me a shaker and some decent glasses. The blog looks like fun, and goes on my watch list — the reference in the title alone sells it.
A college friend sent me this marvelous tour of Oxford's pubs, making me feel warm, nostalgic, thirsty, and old all at the same time. The article beautifully captures the diverse atmospheres of the different watering holes scattered across the venerable city. I have fond memories of trying them all, and of drinking in not just […]