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Hired Guns Creative: Baba Yaga Absinthe.

A guaranteed conversation-starter, surely.

02/17/15 • 11:40 AM • ArtsConsumptionDesignFood • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

SF New Mexican: Flying Star Cafe closes in Santa Fe, Bernalillo.

She said the higher minimum wage in Santa Fe is not a factor in the closing; the lack of foot traffic around the Railyard and the still-sluggish Santa Fe economy is.” The Railyard has not performed as promised. With Flying Star gone, how long will REI last? Will the Railyard return to abandoned hulks, once again?

Further, everyone keeps talking about how “#NewMexicoTrue” is revitalizing Santa Fe. I beg to differ. The campaign is bringing more people in aggregate - that is a success, certainly - but not the right demographic. Social media is not the best spot to engage the affluent tourists that Santa Fe requires. Gallery and store owners are not impressed. Lots and lots of foot traffic, uninspiring sales for the amount of people passing through. You need big spenders, not cheap-tchotchke-buying tourists who gawp at all the expensive artwork, take selfies, leave naught but footprints and a bit of wrapper from a bargain burrito.

It’s a terrible thing when you see a fine art gallery selling postcards, keychains and gag gifts to help pay the rent. $5.00 purchases next to $50,000 artworks. Just terrible. But ya gotta do what ya gotta do.

01/30/15 • 03:28 PM • EconomicsFoodGeneralSanta Fe Local • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

KRQE: Santa Fe diner named one of the best in the nation.

The Pantry.

01/28/15 • 01:26 PM • FoodNewsSanta Fe Local • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Peas from Austria. Why?

I just noticed on my package of frozen peas from Trader Joe’s, that they are grown in Austria. Why, I wonder? Did California drop off the map? The breadbasket Midwest get consumed in a tornado? Florida, sink? How can this be economical? Like their Dutch tomatoes and other products, I just don’t get where TJ’s transportation costs are hidden. And I won’t even start on the carbon footprint.

01/27/15 • 05:11 PM • ConsumptionEconomicsFoodTravel • (1) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Authority Nutrition: Phytosterols - “Heart-Healthy” Nutrients That Can Harm You.

Although eating phytosterols from whole plant foods is fine, it is best to avoid phytosterol-enriched foods and supplements like the plague.

01/22/15 • 07:11 PM • FoodHealth • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Archaeology News Network: Humans ate domestic dog, wild cat, fox and badger.

Shouldn’t surprise. Fluffy and Bowzer were fresh, self-maintaining protein one didn’t have to carry.

01/22/15 • 11:55 AM • FoodHistory • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

BBC: ‘Safer GMOs’ made by US scientists.

What we’ve done is engineered organisms so that they require synthetic amino acids for survival or for life.” Plants as slaves? You know someone’s going to say it.

01/21/15 • 03:43 PM • FoodScience • (3) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

NY Times: 20 Wines for Under $20.

Reference.

01/16/15 • 04:18 PM • Food • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Sean Connery eating pasta, 1960’s.

Apparently some Scots don’t know how to twirl?

01/16/15 • 10:27 AM • EntertainmentFoodHistory • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Codex99: Hemingway and the Cocktail.

Of interest. You folks misspelled ‘correspondent.’

01/16/15 • 09:21 AM • ArtsBooksFoodHistory • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Authority Nutrition: High Fructose Corn Syrup - Just Like Sugar, or Worse?

Commonly used high fructose corn syrup (HFCS 55) is virtually identical to regular table sugar. There is currently no evidence to suggest that one is worse than the other. In other words, they are both equally bad.” Their emphasis.

01/08/15 • 03:35 PM • FoodHealthScience • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Archaeology News Network: Dental plaque reveals key plant in prehistoric Easter Island diet.

Sweet potatoes, not bananas or taro or breadfruit.

12/19/14 • 12:01 PM • FoodHistoryScience • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Gluten-free article removed.

Too long, and I’m sick of talking about it. Embargoed.

12/05/14 • 11:26 AM • FoodHealthPersonal • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Slate: Turkey eggs - Why we eat white and dark meat at Thanksgiving but not eggs.

Okay. And I suppose quail are similar. Imagine the little tiny omelets one could make.

11/27/14 • 12:09 PM • ConsumptionFoodHistory • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

PS Mag: The Exponential Benefits of Eating Less.

Eat Less You Pig.” HAHAHAHAHA ... poignant.

11/26/14 • 02:40 PM • FoodHealth • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Modular crock pots.

Daisy chain ‘em. Now, if there were a cure for crock pot flavor/texture. It’s OK for a few days, but then I get the urge for fresh-cooked (rather than 8 hour stew).

11/26/14 • 09:29 AM • FoodGeneralHome & Living • (2) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

365/2: 323. There’s nothing like the smell of frying/roasting peppers ...

365/2: 323.

11/21/14 • 07:37 PM • FoodPersonalPhotographySanta Fe Local • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Bush Smarts: Camp Coffee Kit.

How upscale. We used a clean sock, a pot, and lots of boiling in Texas. Stronger? Boil longer. Worked great. And so lightweight (one slightly-stained sock).

Later: I have to laugh. The ‘boiling in Texas’ was absolutely necessary. [Not.] Mangled grammar! I’ll leave it.

11/20/14 • 10:37 AM • ConsumptionDesignFood • (2) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Modern Farmer: Landmark 20-Year Study Finds Pesticides Linked to Depression In Farmers.

Earlier this fall, researchers from the National Institute of Health finished up a landmark 20-year study, a study that hasn’t received the amount of coverage it deserves. About 84,000 farmers and spouses of farmers were interviewed since the mid-1990s to investigate the connection between pesticides and depression, a connection that had been suggested through anecdotal evidence for far longer.

11/15/14 • 02:51 PM • EnvironmentalFoodHealthScience • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

The Atlantic: Japanese Whiskey Poised to Make Big Impact in United States Bars.

People are always looking for something new and will want to give these whiskeys a chance.” Perhaps. My love of Scottish scotch shall never be ... kilt ... by another nation’s.

11/05/14 • 03:03 PM • ConsumptionFoodHistoryTravel • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Youtube: 10 Hours of Walking in NYC as a Woman.

Excellent use of hidden video to illuminate a problem men only theoretically understand. Face it - we men would be in someone’s face after the third catcall, or filing harrassment suits. Walking through your office and having someone say “Oh, you got an ass on you” or “Shake it, baby” on a regular basis would probably break your composure quite effectively.

Later: Apparently this video is attracting rape threats. What’s happened to America, and ‘our’ internet?

10/29/14 • 09:25 AM • FoodHuman RightsMotion Graphics • (2) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Time and Oak | Whiskey Elements | Whiskey Your Way.

By allowing more access to the wood’s capillaries, Whiskey Elements provide a shorter distance for the whiskey to travel, allowing it to filter more quickly. Combined with our proprietary curing method and unique design, Time & Oak has managed to accelerate the maturation process, and reduce the impurities. Yay, science!

10/24/14 • 03:29 PM • ConsumptionFoodScience • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Blade & Skillet.

Simple recipes that you need but a sharp chef’s knife and a cast-iron skillet for.

10/22/14 • 10:37 AM • FoodWeblogs • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Aging Journal: Reversal of cognitive decline - A novel therapeutic program.

Of interest. They are not proposing diet-and-exercise changes alone will cure Alzheimer’s, but that it may go a long way to making existing drugs more effective by maintaining ‘plasticity.’  Of course this is an anecdotal study - a larger clinical trial is needed.

10/09/14 • 09:54 AM • FoodHealthScience • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

You’ve probably heard about Soylent.

Here. A whole lot of quasi-cerebral hoo-hah. The major ingredient is maltodextrin. Blech. And it uses sucralose, which is gathering more and more negative studies for the destruction of beneficial gut bugs. Even MetRx (a better alternative to the above, methinks, comparing ingredient lists) is using sucralose these days. Shame.

Back to Tang and Space Food Sticks.

10/08/14 • 10:49 AM • FoodHealthScience • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks
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