Arrogant? Me? Well, on the topic of cooking shellfish — in particular shrimp and lobster — why yes, I am. But not without good reason. I think I do a rather good job of it, mostly as a result of screwing it up often enough that I have a large sample Continue reading “Perfect Boiled Shrimp”
Norman Borlaug, the man who saved more human lives than anyone else in history, has died at age 95. Borlaug was the Father of the Green Revolution, the dramatic improvement in agricultural productivity that swept the globe in the 1960s. For spearheading this achievement, he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1970.
I was going to write a long rant about how stupendously stupid, reactionary, unthinking, troglodytic (is that a word?), and embarrassingly moronic all of those granola eaters are who are incensed that the CEO of Whole Foods had the temerity Continue reading “Whole Foods, Health Care, And The Morons Who Threaten Boycotts”
Perhaps it is a bit over the top, but a 40 course meal to celebrate a significant event in one’s life isn’t an outrageous affront to my sensibilities. Would I do it? No, I think that after a dozen courses and a few hours the food becomes an afterthought. I don’t think that I have the fortitude — intestinal, emotional or intellectual — to take seriously that much of a meal. I have spent four hours at a dinner table, but the company was the highlight, with the food a delightful addition to a wonderful evening.
“The 2007 Glazebrook Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc displays a pungent gooseberry and cat’s pee nose, well-balanced and harmonious but without the breeding of the Pinot Gris or the Viognier.”
88 Points – Neal Martin – Wine Advocate
There seems to be a disconnect between this reviewer’s taste buds Continue reading “Cat’s Pee Nose”
My lovely wife spent some time in Asia on business a few months ago and discovered that her aversion to most Asian cuisines was based not on their inherent qualities, but on the absolute crap that most Asian restaurants in the United States dish out Continue reading “Choi Sum”
Well, to be accurate, bacon has been found to ease hangovers. But really, that is almost the same thing. Just don’t use the Brit’s recipe. That looks nauseating. Go to McDonalds and order a Bacon-Egg-And-Cheese Biscuit.
…mostly because she is a moron when it comes to things other than free-range broccoli grown by New Age hippies on communal land expropriated from THE MAN. But if you don’t think that I am scrupulously impartial, just take a look at this article in National Review Online.* The skewering is wonderful.
More seriously, I think she does this country a disservice by being so stunningly ignorant of the basic laws of economics, and the reality of the world outside of North Berkeley.
*Will, thanks for the link!