Monthly Archives: April 2013

“HYDE PARK, N.Y. — About 90 students at the Culinary Institute of America walked out of classes Tuesday to protest what they called a weakening enforcement of educational standards, including a requirement that applicants have experience in a professional kitchen.” Read More:

Reading: “Students Protest at Culinary Institute”

This is a dish my mother made fairly often. I’ve been listening to Lynn Rossetto Kapser’s The Splendid Table lately and I find her advice to be pretty sound and her conversations with guests are always interesting. She has some advice on her website regarding “How to Spot a Good […]


“Sure, we all know alcohol has fueled plenty a writing session. William Faulkner — who once said, “civilization begins with distillation” — was known to have kept a bottle by his side while he typed away throughout his writing career.” Read More:

Reading: “From Vine To Pen: When Your Drink Is In ...

“Las Vegas, NV – January 7, 2013 – HAPILABS, a company aimed at helping individuals in the 21st century take control of their HAPIness, health and fitness through applications and mobile connected devices, today introduced the HAPIfork at CES, the annual Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.” Read More:

Reading: “HAPILABS introduces HAPIfork (and spoon) smart utensils, brings metrics ...

“The strong savoury flavour that makes everything from spag bol to Marmite so hard to resist may serve a vital evolutionary purpose. We could even use it to fight malnutrition. Pass the parmesan I am often flabbergasted when I think about how humans came to develop such complex culinary skills.” […]

Reading: “Life and style”

“A new London restaurant, Dishoom Shoreditch, is inviting their customers to submit their own stories and memories, which will be baked onto their dinner plates. The idea was modeled on the old Irani cafes of Bombay, where food and stories are shared around the table.” Read More:

Reading: “A Lot on Your Plate”

“It’s hard for me to think of spring without thinking of honeybees and all the spring flowers they make possible. We have a beekeeper on our team (Amy), so Max and I have been learning more about them over the past few years.” Read More:

Reading: “Bee’s Wrap”

“Jane Austen’s Emma Woodhouse is perhaps the most flawed of all of Austen’s female protagonists. Even though she is beautiful and witty and smart, many Austen fanatics dislike her, calling her jealous and self-centered, snobbish, obstinate, insensitive.” Read More:

Reading: “The Emma Woodhouse Ham Project”

“Yesterday, members of Ukrainian feminist group Femen staged protests across Europe calling for a “topless jihad” in support of Tunisian activist Amina Tyler. Meanwhile Pennsylvania-based brewing company Sly Fox is doing something also called “topless” but involving fewer militant arrests.” Read More:

Reading: “Topless Beer Can Revolution”

“I have not posted an article on this blog for ages. A number of demanding TV and museum projects have conspired to make me so busy that I have had no time to add anything in the past couple of months.” Read More:

Reading: “Eating Egypt”

“Don’t throw out those used coffee grounds: Your plants need ’em. Composting is a low-maintenance way to minimize personal kitchen waste, create cheap, nutrient-rich fertilizer, and contribute to the health and productivity of a personal or community garden.” Read More:

Reading: “Why You Should Compost Your Coffee Grounds”

“As most readers of Edible Geography will know, smell makes up to ninety percent of what we perceive as flavour, primarily through a process known as retronasal olfaction, in which odour molecules travel from the mouth to the nose via the throat as we eat.” Read More:

Reading: “Bloody Nose”