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A Course Called “Meats”

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On December 15, 2016
Rick Perry is not the brightest bulb in the world. As Texas proves over and over again, a lack of intelligence is no barrier to being elected to statewide office. Perry went to school at Texas A&M. He took a course with the simple title of “Meats.” What does this mean? Are you supposed to […]

Chicken Minced Meat

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On August 16, 2016

I am soon returning to East Coast Exile, reality, and regular blogging. Until then, this. 1980's Soviet Estonian TV ad for minced chicken meat by filmmaker Harry Egipt. A vegetarian's nightmar

What’s For Dessert?

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On March 21, 2016
Forget about what’s for dinner. What’s for dessert? Horror has a face… and you must make a friend of horror. (via https://t.co/5V6P52pN5h) pic.twitter.com/4xNnsTvaX6 — 70s Dinner Party (@70s_party) March 21, 2016 The major advantage of this recipe is upsetting ProgressiveLiberal. Otherwise, it’s all down side. Also, I guess I know why Montana is not a […]

Meat Tax

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On December 13, 2015

I don’t know that a meat tax could work in reducing consumption to fight climate change, but at least it’s good to see environmentalists understanding that any such move would need to incl

Hog Drives

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On May 4, 2015

I confess I knew nothing about 19th century hog drives, which were like cattle drives except with much more independent minded animals and generally took place in Appalachia and not the Great Plains.

Government Food Guidelines

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On February 21, 2015
Nina Teicholz challenges government food guidelines as unscientific and unhealthy: It’s no surprise that longstanding nutritional guidelines are now being challenged. In 2013, government advice to reduce salt intake (which remains in the current report) was contradicted by an authoritative Institute of Medicine study. And several recent meta-analyses have cast serious doubt on whether saturated […]

Food Royalty

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On November 14, 2014

We’ve discussed the 1935 Idaho Potato Queen here in the past. But she didn’t exist in a vacuum. Food related royalty has long been a thing in the U.S. They still are too. I once attended t

A Chicken in Every Pot

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On November 6, 2014
Andrew Lawler provides an excellent history of chicken’s rise through the 20th century from minor part of the American diet to American companies feeding the world with it. The modern chicken is a technological marvel, with all the advantages and horrors that comes with it. Also, I find it a little disturbing that the average […]
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