Posts filed under “Food and Drink”

More Food For Thought (& Eating)

Very cool infographic from the Economist, showing improvements in food availability worldwide:


The world has become better fed over the past 50 years

Click for an interactive graphic.

Source: Economist

Category: Economy, Food and Drink

Here’s What You Probably Ate Yesterday (by Region)

I love this way to look at regional US food preferences, via the Economist:     Source: Economist

Category: Food and Drink, Markets

TDS Pizza War: New York vs Chicago

I am a born and bred New Yorker who loves our pizza. But I also appreciate Chicago pizza like Eduardo’s and Malnati’s. These segments not only resonated, but were hilarious: Chicago takes exception to Jon’s rant against the Windy City’s signature deep-dish cuisine. Strife of Pie The Daily Show Get More: Daily Show Full Episodes,The…Read More

Category: Food and Drink, Humor, Television, Travel, Weekend

The Ultimate Fast Food Cup

Spotted in Cambodia — one handed food & beverage cup — perfect for those cocktail parties where you need a free greeting hand! How do we not have this in the United States ?   Click to enlarge

Category: Food and Drink, Weekend

Periodic Table of Alcohol

Enjoy Your Labor Day BBQs (responsibly!).   Click to enlarge Source: This Isn’t Happiness

Category: Food and Drink, Weekend

Coffee Guide

Hmmmm, coffee . . .   Click to enlarge Source: Ria Novosti

Category: Digital Media, Food and Drink

Caffeinated Owls

Just got back home, had my first cup of coffee at 9am — 4 hours too late for me. Made me think of this:   Click to enlarge Source: Monkey Works

Category: Digital Media, Food and Drink

Audio: The Long And Happy Lives Of Lobsters

As best scientists can tell, lobsters age so gracefully they show no measurable signs of aging: no loss of appetite, no change in metabolism, no loss of reproductive urge or ability, no decline in strength or health. Lobsters, when they die, seem to die from external causes. (Full transcript here)   Source: The Long And…Read More

Category: Food and Drink, Weekend

Mediterranean Diet: The Benefits of Olive Oil

Fascinating study about the Mediterranean diet:

Mediterranean Diet Shown to Ward Off Heart Attack and Stroke
When Diet Meets Delicious
A Healthy Diet That Includes, Yes, Chocolate

Category: Food and Drink, Video

Big Food Is Making Us Sick

Giant Food Corporations Work Hand-In-Glove With Corrupt Government Agencies To Dish Up Cheap, Unhealthy Food   The Independent reports that small farmers are being challenged by food companies are becoming insanely concentrated: Increasingly, a handful of multinationals are tightening their grip on the commodity markets, with potentially dramatic effects for consumers and food producers alike. ***…Read More

Category: Food and Drink, Think Tank