Meat in a Box
Okay, I’m not really sold on the whole “box subscription” service because I’ve seen so many fail, and they’re likely a ton more to fail.
But the idea of getting meat in a box, meat that is farm to table from AgLocal is pretty cool. It’s probably a great idea for a family, but not for one person. And the fact that I can’t choose what types of meats I can get is limiting and something that needs to change.
Why to Bake With a Scale - Essential Baking Tips
Everything I’m reading lately talks about throwing away most of your measuring cups and going with a scale.
So of course I bought one. And haven’t used it yet, but it’s got a cool pepper on it (jalapeño, of course) so I have to try it out sooner or later.
But been wondering how the hell to get it to zero always - tare!! - and if it’s really necessary. It’s supposed to make for better baking.
Restaurants in China Might Be Spiking Your Food with Opiates
From A History of the Chocolate-Chip Cookie : The New Yorker, about how the cookie embodied all that was perfect and escapism during the Depression and WWII.
My favorite recipe? One I found during study hall in 7th grade. Consumer Reports had an article on cookies, and created the “perfect” chocolate chip cookie recipe in their test kitchen.
Still have that recipe (25+ years later) and it still makes some of the best cookies.
So, it’s about ingenious marketing and developing life-long customers.
I really am having a hard time finding this a bad thing. I’m convinced certain brands already do this in the US. Sorta joking.
"One of the traditions of Rosh Hashanah is to try a “new fruit” for the New Year, meaning a fruit that has just come into season, or one you have never tried before."
I love the hate that Folgers gets … as people forget that most of the country just drinks coffee, doesn’t care about Starbucks/Peet’s or artisanal coffee, but just wants a cup of joe.
Also why I think Starbucks keeps missing out on opportunities with Seattle’s Best as the every man’s “higher-end” coffee.
(via Sorry Coffee Snobs, America’s Favorite Is Still Folgers - Yahoo! Finance)
$275,000 Buys a Trip to Every Three-Star Michelin Restaurant in the World
For the foodie that has everything - including a thick wallet - the trip of a lifetime at ever 3-star Michelin restaurant in the world.
Seems like it’d be an epic trip.