I am completely flabbergasted at this Jetsons-meets-Chickienobs notion that one day in the not-so-distant future we’ll most likely have the ability to push a button on a kitchen device and be delivered a steak or burger. It’s called “bioprinting,” and people are actually working to figure out ways to let us have our cows and eat them too. Check it out.
A recent almond study that showed that they have 20% fewer calories than thought, which begs the question . . . what’s up with calories? Are they estimates, abstractions, or even accurate? Here’s all the scoop for you – how they’re measured, what they represent, and why numbers vary. Plus, a very good video from a filmmaker who learned that some of his favorite foods have more calories than labeled.
This morning I decided to play Book Spine Poetry but handicap myself by choosing only food fiction or food fact books. There’s a collection spilling around the kitchen; I thought it would be easy. But turns out a shelf of titles starting with “The” and ending in “Cookbook” is a bit limiting, and try as I might I couldn’t figure out how to put “The Widow Cliquot” together with “A Goose In Toulouse” and “The Nasty Bits” without cheating. Check it out – here’s what I came up with.
For reasons of self-preservation, I don’t get angry with the content of most news reports. I generally accept that, despite best intentions and the presence of good in this world, there will always be greed, evil, and just plain stupidity. But a plastic-wrapped banana – seriously? What’s going on here?
Anthony Bourdain, Padma Lakshmi, and Susan Orlean all agree that “The Hundred-Foot Journey” is an excellent novel, and they’re right, I might have missed it, though, keep reading to find out why.
Photographer Carl Kleiner’s clever photographs depicting ingredients in Ikea’s new cookbook are very, very, very cool. To check them out: