Category Archives for Food

Avocado News

The Smithsonian has news for market timers: Americans devour 7 pounds of avocado per person each year, compared to 1 pound on average back in 1989. Per capita consumption of avocados has tripled since the early 2000s, according to the … Continue reading

29. July 2017 by luke
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Don’t Eat That Brownie!

Bummer. Scientists have proven that germs can contaminate a dropped piece of food in as few as five seconds.

22. October 2012 by luke
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Too Much Pizza

If you saw the ads for Taco Town on SNL, this won’t be anything new to you. But if you didn’t, you might enjoy this over-the-top pizza ad (via vanderleun). (Sadly, the language in that ad is NSFW. It’s a … Continue reading

17. May 2012 by luke
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The Best Cheeseburger Ever

There’s a story about the world-famous green chili cheeseburgers served by the Owl Bar, and I’m here to tell you, they’re not kidding. The best cheeseburgers evah. (Frankly, if you’re in New Mexico, Blake’s Lotaburger is pretty good, and here … Continue reading

22. October 2011 by luke
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I’m a Bean Burrito Kinda Guy

In the movie “The Blind Side,” Mrs. Touhy objects to the word when Mr. Touhy remarks that the quesadilla saved their “asses.” The exchange might overshadow the salient point, which is that Taco Bell franchisees rejoiced about the sales that … Continue reading

08. October 2011 by luke
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Review: The Indian Slow Cooker

For Valentine’s Day I was given a cookbook called the Indian Slow Cooker, by Anupy Singh. We’ve only eaten two things from it so far, but, wow! they were awesome. The first meal was Punjabi Curried Kidney Beans, and the … Continue reading

25. February 2011 by luke
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Indian Cooking in Crock-Pot

About once a quarter, Mrs. Accretion Disc is able to devote half a day to making some kind of Indian-food dish, and those days are awesome. Sadly, they only come once a quarter. But maybe that will change, now that … Continue reading

25. October 2010 by luke
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Salt Science

This was interesting, in the NY Times science blog: Dr. McCarron and his colleagues analyzed surveys from 33 countries around the world and reported that, despite wide differences in diet and culture, people generally consumed about the same amount of … Continue reading

23. February 2010 by luke
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Back from the Doctor's

I really hate the “lipid panel.” For two years, mine has been wandering up and down, ranging anywhere from poor to bad. I’m gonna have to do something about that. Apparently the best thing for me to do would be … Continue reading

27. August 2009 by luke
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Why I Didn't Watch the Press Conference

Look here: four lies from the President and one from a reporter laid out by the Annenberg Center’s (Which, without casting aspersions, I think we can all agree is hardly a bastion of the Rush Limbaugh right wing. Check … Continue reading

26. March 2009 by luke
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