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Category Archives: Food

Corporations Playing Nice

I’m really not surprised, because Sam Adams has always been a class act. Via The Accidental Hedonist.

Iron Chef! Battle:…!

PETA co-founder on Colbert tonight. No link yet, but I’ll try to remember to update. Anyway, to the question of what to do with her body when she eventually dies, she basically says “cook me if you have to to get folks’ attention.” [Sorry, Dad. Offer a less awkward alternative and I'll edit.] Here’s mine:
Use [...]


Cross-posted as a comment at The Accidental Hedonist in response to a “I’ll show you mine…” article. (Merged a link into the body and corrected some mispelings.)
Food, commercials, game in that order. Plenty of beer, but that’s just home.
The Superbowl means full-production chili, at least for this one day of the year. The hot chili–if [...]

Spinach: Natural Selection at Work

Natural Selection Foods LLC, the world’s largest producer of organic produce, has been linked to the infected greens, prompting a recall of 34 brands. Those brands include the company’s own labels and those of other companies that had contracts with Natural Selection, based in San Juan Bautista, California, to produce or package its spinach.
Emphasis added. [...]

Cooking for Engineers

One for Dad. Cooking for Engineers has been out there for a while. It’s an extremely methodical approach to working with food, including timing of each step, equipment needed (and documentation of how to use it), etc. Even an engineer can bake a chocolate cake from scratch.
My one complaint is that I noticed the guy [...]


Woohoo! Now I can bitch about the state of our food safety programs with some authority. :-)

“Organic” Foods

Nice summary of the organic food controversy.

Many within the organic community are losing faith in the Organic Trade Association because it has become more interested in profits than standards and has become corrupted by big business representatives who sit on its board.

Wal-Mart sells soy milk, which says plenty.

For example:
One new rule allows cows raised on [...]

Historic Cookbooks

Feeding America: The Historic American Cookbook Project has tons of old cookbooks online in both transcript and page image form. From the Manual for Army Cooks (1896), comes this tip for making sure your baking oven is at the right temperature:
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An easy method to test the heat of an oven. — If the [...]

Ofenfrische Schweinehaxen

During our family vacation this year, Suzette and I went to dinner at a quiet German restaurant in downtown Helen, Georgia. We'd already eaten German earlier in the week, so I was feeling a little bit adventurous and wasn't quite sure what to order.
All the menu choices were nicely translated and described: wiener schnitzel was [...]

Thanksgiving Planning

I know I'm being greedy. Except for the ham, I'm really pretty content to do it all myself. :-)

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