"McDonalds' McRib and its cult-like following are back. Thank goodness the "disconcerting" sandwich is only returning for a limited time only, says Meredith Melnick at TIME. Because if you knew about all the unpronounceable ingredients packed into the McRib, you might think twice about wolfing down the sauce-drenched pork concoction. Think you can stomach what's inside? "
Get the gory details Via The Week
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"Esslack was developed together with a small food factory, which supplies high-quality fine pastry shops with food coloring. In a new application in the can, the different ways in the kitchen brings. For example, a chrome trout. Or gold-plated asparagus tips."
Visit The Deli Garage for more, in German...
Via Laughing Squid
You know the guy, Otsi, the 5000 year-old mummy found in the Italian Alps back in 1991? Well now we know that the fellow ate wild goat, plus some wheat grains--in fact the ancestor to today's wheat grains--before being shot in the back with a stone arrow. He ate a hearty meal, at least 1/2 pound of food, apparently. And what he ate perfectly described his era--a combo of hunted food and gathered food, possibly even cultivated food.
Isn't archaeology/anthropology grand?
Six men in a "Basement" in Russia for 520 days straight are testing out a long (!!) flight to Mars.
".... The voyagers were sealed off from terrestrial life, each one allotted a private bunk room just 32 feet square and access to a common living room, a small gym, a greenhouse, and two minuscule lavatories. The crew’s food storage room is almost as big as their living quarters, and when they entered isolation on June 3, 2010, it contained every single calorie they would consume as they soared through “space,” then spent nine days on “Mars” (in this case a small pit of red sand) before returning and exiting a year and a half later."
Food required for a crew of 6: 29,200 pounds.
But what did they eat??????
Alabama farmers are facing a labor crisis because of the state's new immigration law as both legal and undocumented migrant workers have fled the state since the strict new rules went into effect last month.
So far, piecemeal efforts to match the unemployed or work release inmates to farm jobs are not panning out, and farmers are asking state lawmakers to do something before the spring planting season.
Via The NYT
"....surviving on rice and pasta his guards scrounged from the emptied civilian houses (Gaddafi) moved between every few days. And---"A chef who was traveling with the group was also hurt, so everyone started cooking...."
Puzzlingly against all Muslim tradition, Gaddafi's remains are on display for all and sundry in what has variously been described as a "meat-locker" and a "vegetable storage room." Either way, the guy is toast.
Artist Ron English likes to mess with folks. His "cereals" carry varying messages about the sugary, artificially enhanced, rubbishy products he satirizes--and he actually places them in a supermarket--in this case, Ralph's, Venice Beach, CA.( Take a close look.)
Apparently if you find one of his creations and return it to him, he will sign it for you.
More about Ron English here.
1. The food industry is a big fat monopoly. Agribusiness is concentrated to a point that would make a Wall Street master of the universe blush. Vast globe-spanning corporations, many of them US-based, dominate the industry.
"The bulk of corn and soy grown by US farmers ends up feeding animals in vast factories, and here, too, the consolidation is dramatic: Three companies now process more than 70 percent of all beef, and just four firms slaughter and pack upwards of 58 percent of all pork and chicken."
Just look at these slices, people---and absorb that they are made largely from organic ingredients, from local ingredients, and fired up swiftly--slices with goat cheese, caramelized onions, and adamame; pesto-infused cheese with tomatoes; shaved salami and sausage with....And so on.
The restaurant is Jules Thin Crust Pizza, named for one of the owner's kids, and the one we hit is in Wrightstown, PA . There are two other PA Jules', plus one in CA. The ambiance is "bring your kids!"
So don't come looking for romance....just crispy goodness.
“There’s no shrimp,” explained Grant Bundy, 38. The dock should smell like a place where 10,000 pounds of shrimp a day are bought off the boats. Not this year. In all of September, Bundy’s Seafood bought around 41,000 pounds.
The fish burrito I ate at this funky joint in Portland, Maine was so perfect, and so hugely generous in size, that I took half back to where I was staying, and happily ate it cold, two days later, as I drove from Maine down to a town on the Hudson River.
But right then and there, in Silly's, my nephew and I shared a divine chocolate cake slice--triple layer, people!--and barely managed to save a two inch portion for those back on the farm. Notice the way they serve the Java: pression. Impressively fresh.
Silly's has a jazzy, retro interior, and serves up drinking water in wine bottles. Fab.
Yesterday afternoon, and this morning ( in drenching rain,) comprised "harvest day," at Summit Springs Farm, Maine. The greens have been washed, and everything else sorted and bagged or binned. The beets are beginning to look weary, having fought off bugs and rot all summer, the spuds are hearty, the greens luxurious, the kohlrabi--why do so few people eat these?--gorgeous but a tad scarred. Ah, the peppers, fab! Multi tomatoes, squash, eggplant....The CSA-ers will pick up their shares at the farm from 3 to 7 pm today, and a few from other locations, methinks.
Growing and harvesting food is haaaaard, to quote a past president known for his penchant for days off, and so each time you eat, thank a farmer! ( And buy locally....)