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Photographs of food, revisited

I have argued against photographs of food, but the temptation to take them and upload them to Facebook sometimes overwhelms my reason.   It seems like the done thing, and who I am I not to do the done thing?  (Stupid question.)  A few weeks ago I learned my lesson again, receiving some very negative “comments” on my pictures of some of the very best food I have ever eaten.   Read the rest of this entry »


Enchiladas in Albuquerque

The food of New Mexico has the basic structure of any number of American culinary imports: it’s like regular food, but cheesier, saucier, messier.   Read the rest of this entry »

Weak (i.e. inconsistent) sauce

Two of Taco Bell’s current ad campaigns imply an unacceptably inconsistent ethical worldview.  In the spot for the new “Loaded Grillers,” a kind of neo-Stirnerian egoism is celebrated, with the übermench depicted as a smug, cardigan-clad hipster: Read the rest of this entry »

Sauce for grilled chicken

Cider vinegar, bourbon, maple syrup, maple vinegar, honey, brown sugar, olive oil, tomato paste, dried chili peppers, chopped onion, cloves of garlic, black pepper, mustard seed, coriander seed, cayenne pepper, turmeric, paprika, salt.

Gastronomic racial slurs

Recently, English footballer Rio Ferdinand got in hot water for enjoying an enemy’s being called a “choc ice,” i.e. black on the outside but white on the inside, like a Klondike barRead the rest of this entry »

Mushy burrito

Do you remember the McDLT?  This was a burger, immortalized in song by George Constanza, that came in an outrageous double-chambered box, twice the size of a normal fast-food burger box, designed to “keep the hot side hot and the cool side cool.”  There were a lot of problems with it.  As one astute commenter at YouTube notes, “why wouldnt they put these fucking cheese on the hot side?!?”  Read the rest of this entry »

Sublime eggs

From elsewhere, two wonderful pictures of and recipes for ostrich eggs Read the rest of this entry »