I've had every alcohol referenced in this article but have never tried camel's milk to deal with the resultant consequences. -Brian
This is a thoughtful post about how the majority of food writing that gets published is done by people living in a culture bubble. I thought this quote was funny:
I thought the word was out by now that black people, just like everyone else, cook and eat all year long.
It made me think about what I could do to engage with food-related content outside my culture bubble. – Calvin
I need to try making this. Well really I need Calvin to decide to try making this in my presence. -Brian
Can I get a "vindaloo visa" to travel to the UK to eat sweet, sweet, delicious vindaloo? -Brian
Portuguese donuts are basically why my family keeps visiting Portugal every other year. -Brian
This article is dense, but packs lots of info into a short number of words. I thought the stats were surprising and enlightening. The author specifically deals with what he calls "nutritional inequality", and he's suggesting that the reason that the poor and low-income people in the US are so unhealthy is not just because they don't have access to healthy food. The problem seems to be that the folks living at or below the poverty line don't have good food habits (probably stemming from a lack of nutritional education). Building more grocery stores won't fix this issue, like most people seem to think. – Calvin
You're going to need to save this article somewhere. Maybe even print it out and put it on your wine fridge. I learned about two new wines: GSM and Grüner Veltliner (that one sounds like a character in a Wes Anderson movie). I hope this inspires you to grab a couple pizzas and a couple bottles this weekend. –Calvin
Here's the long read on sandwiches you didn't know your life was missing. I'll just give you this little umm bite: -Brian
In the sandwich department, he commissioned new prototypes every week, and devised an ultimately impractical scheme to bake baguettes in west London each morning and deliver them, still crusty, to stores around the capital.
I had no idea that the food critic scene and related counter-espionage err counter-epicurinage (?!) was more intense than 4 out of the 5 latest Bond movies. -Brian