Posts filed under “Food and Drink”

The World According to an Alcoholic

Hat tip Neatorama

Category: Food and Drink, Weekend

BBQ: Grilled Lamb Burgers w/Chef Jacques Pepin

Category: Food and Drink, Weekend

Hamptons Home Inventory Up (but restaurants busy)

From the Anecdotal Evidence files: For the past few years on the holiday weekend, I have been watching to see if there are any signs of stabilization in the economy or the real estate markets. My frame of reference are restaurants and homes for sale. The restaurants seemed reasonably busy, but not crazed. We tend…Read More

Category: Consumer Spending, Food and Drink, Real Estate

The Science of the Perfect July 4th Barbecue

Single best tip I can give you for grilling, is that you should line your grill with aluminum foil. And the reason is what cooks your food is infrared radiation, light that comes off your barbecue from coals. Sounds funny but that red glow, that’s what’s cooking your food. Actually a combination of the red…Read More

Category: Food and Drink, Weekend

Daily Show: Me Lover’s Pizza With Crazy Broad

HILARIOUS: Donald Trump disrespects New Yorkers by taking Sarah Palin to a pizza chain and eating his stacked slices with a fork. > The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Mon – Thurs 11p / 10c Me Lover’s Pizza With Crazy Broad Daily Show Full Episodes Political Humor & Satire Blog The Daily Show on…Read More

Category: Food and Drink, Humor, Weekend

Cuisinart Grind&Brew Coffee Maker $59

Whenever I mention one of my favored coffee makers — such as the Capresso 465.05 CoffeeTeam TS 10-Cup Digital Coffeemaker with Conical Burr Grinder and Thermal Carafe — invariably someone will email complaining about the $216 price tag. The Capresso is an awesome machine. You can get modestly better coffee from a French Press —…Read More

Category: Food and Drink

Japanese Slow Brew Coffee

Williams-Sonoma is nowcarrying a selection of specialty brewing equipment and accessories from Hario, a glass-manufacturing giant from Japan, including the unusual iced coffee slow drippers. They also have the more standard pouring kettle, grinder and filter cone and woodnecks. The Japanese coffee gear is stocked at most of the company’s stores, and on > Graphic…Read More

Category: Food and Drink, Weekend

How U.S. Income Groups Get Squeezed By Food Prices

> Take a look at the chart above constructed from the Bureau of Labor and Statistics 2009 Consumer Expenditure Survey. It conveys a sense of how Egypt’s poverty combined with the sharp rise in food prices sparked the political revolt against the Mubarek government. The chart illustrates how the lower income groups in the U.S….Read More

Category: Commodities, Food and Drink, Inflation

Let the Ritualized Turkey Massacre Begin!

In the US, we eat almost 300 million turkeys per year. About a third of them are consumed in the month between Thanksgiving and Christmas. Let the slaughter begin! hat tip Flowing Data > See also: • The Genetics of White Meat and Dark Meat from Scientific American (Thanks, Erin Biba!) • Tyrannosaurus Rex Had…Read More

Category: Data Analysis, Food and Drink

Sugar: The Bitter Truth

Relevant to our soda post (“Pseudo-variety”: Soft Drink Industry Structure) JWagner points us to this video from Robert H. Lustig, MD, UCSF Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Endocrinology.



Robert H. Lustig, MD, UCSF Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Endocrinology, explores the damage caused by sugary foods. He argues that fructose (too much) and fiber (not enough) appear to be cornerstones of the obesity epidemic through their effects on insulin. Series: UCSF Mini Medical School for the Public [7/2009] [Health and Medicine]

Category: Food and Drink, Video