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California Cuisine

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On January 23, 2023
Now, I happen to like sundried tomatoes and goat cheese. But they can be overused for sure and that is part of the story of California cuisine. I found this little history of the form at Eater to be really quite interesting. The author tells it by examining the 1982 show Great Chefs, showing how […]
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This ain’t surprising. What about our food system should we really trust? A study by Consumer Reports has found dangerously high levels of heavy metals in chocolate from well-known brands including Hershey’s, Theo, and Trader Joe’s. Of particular concern are levels in dark chocolate, which many people have come to believe is better for you […]

Why Turkey?

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On November 24, 2022

Since turkey sucks, we should at least ask the question of why this vastly, objectively, inferior meat on Thanksgiving. The most common answer is that it is big, but that doesn’t really answer t

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Sandwiches of the 1920s

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On November 17, 2022
A friend sent this list of sandwiches from the 1928 book Seven Hundred Sandwiches to me. Which shall we eat for lunch? Sardolive Sandwich“Mix equal parts of sardines, chopped olives and hard-boiled egg yolks and season highly with lemon juice, salt and paprika.” (p. 63) Tutti Fruitti Sandwich“1/4 cup dates, 1/4 cup raisins, 1/4 cup […]
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This story is ridiculous. In short, Cracker Barrel, a company so racist that the Department of Justice under George W. Bush had to intervene to get it to stop segregating its customers, has decided to add fake meat to the menu. The chain’s Trump-loving clientele has freaked out because somehow it matters to them that […]
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