How to Start Your Own Dive Bar, According to Chow →
This little write-up is hilarious and off-handedly accurate-sounding, complete with a Dive Bar Name Generator! I always thought, however, that it would be as simple as selling everything and finding a hole in the wall to fix up. That’s what I really want to do. According to this my bar will be named “Bar Yard’s Glory House”. (via Chow)
Food Stamps: A Critique and GOOD Project
Philly, among other major American cities, has a problem of getting reasonably priced fresh produce to poor urban residents at a fair and equitable price. Grocery stores and fresh food markets are located few and far between the many bodegas and bars that provide processed snacks and high-calorie/low-nutritive-value goods. When I venture to the closest grocery store to my house, Cousins,...
Ralph Roberts, founder of Comcast, Turns 90 & Eats...
As you may (or may not) know, I work for Comcast Interactive Media, a subset of the cable giant Comcast here in Philly when I’m not busy cookin and bikin and eatin up a storm (which means I’m a full-timer). Today we celebrated the Ralph Roberts’ 90th birthday with a free lunch (yes, free from Comcast!), more cupcakes than I’ve ever seen in all my cupcake sprees combined,...
Top 10 Mispronounced Foodie Words
Bruschetta (broo-SKEH-tah) Gnocchi (NYOH-kee) Gyro (YEER-oh) Huitlacoche (wheet-lah-KOH-chay) Pouilly-Fuisse (poo-yee fwee-SAY) Mole (MOH-lay) Paczki (POONCH-key) Pho (fuh) Prosciutto (proh-SHOO-toe) Sake (SAH-kay) From the Chicago Tribune (via robotheartrecipes)
Obsessives: Urban Farming
This is a really interesting and informative interview with Novella Carpenter, an urban farmer in Oakland. Gardening/small-scale farming is really inspiring to me. I want to move to California. And I want to have chickens. (via Chow)
The other day my Mom sent me this article about the importance of chewing. It’s such a basic concept so essential to our very nourishment, but I forget how digestion, nutrient absorption, portion control and even weight management begins with chewing. So in celebration—or disdain—for being forced to eat my lunch at my computer and work at the same time, I give you the Chewing article from...