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The Edible Masters: Egg Salad and Pimento Cheese Sandwiches

April 8, 2015

Yes, it's still the 1950s at The Masters golf tournament in Augusta, GA. The prices are bizarrely low for the traditional egg salad and pimento cheese sandwiches. New fare to some, old standards to those who were cogent back in the day.

(Via SBNation.)

Happy New Year of the Goat/Sheep!

February 18, 2015

Food as Fuel: El Capitan

January 15, 2015

The magnificent climb of El Capitan, just realized by Tommy Caldwell, pictured, with dinner, and Keith Jorgeson, was fueled, at least in part, by what appears to be spuds/carrots/broccoli...? No account we have read of this  almost three week effort has described what they ate, and how. We posted the question on Jorgeson's Facebook page.

Photo: Keith Jorgeson/AP

An End to Low Fat in 2015?

January 8, 2015

Grant Petersen's book succinctly demolishes the 30,40,50 year old "healthy eating" notions of high carb, low fat in the US, based on his own life, as well as science, suggests brief vigorous exercise for fitness, and implores us to enjoy ourselves doing other activities, whether skiing, running, biking or swimming. Or.....

Happy New Year!

December 31, 2014

Foodish and "In" in 2015?

December 29, 2014

Kalette? A new veg for 2015?

Here's what NPR thinks will be trendy next year.

Resolved for 2015?

December 28, 2014

For 2015: "Resolve to try one new food each week for a year—or an unfamiliar preparation of an already-known food."

It's a book, a challenge, and a tossing  down of the gauntlet for kids.

Read more here.

Santa On the Move!

December 24, 2014

Dept. of Figgy Pudding

December 22, 2014

You know you want to make this, right? A 16th c. English dish, figgy pud has its fans, indeed.

"You probably remember it from the old Christmas song. Figgy pudding is a spicecake-like souffle made with figs and walnuts. It is moist, delicious, and easy to make."

Recipe here!

Photo via Silversmith's.

Two Food-ish Museums Make Finals

December 12, 2014

Each year the European Museum of the Year forum nominates candidates to be in the running for the top award, the next in 2015.

This year, two of 42 nominees fit into our own category of food and drink. The Vinseum, of Vilafranca, Spain, province of Barcelona, is one. The second is Wind Starke ( Force) 10, in Cuxhaven, Germany, right on the North Sea. The latter addresses commercial fishing, the former, the wines of Catalonia.

More on Vinmuseum here.

Wind Starke 10, here.


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