Tag Archives: food

Breakfast On A Stick

I guess this is sort of a breakfast corn dog. With chocolate chips. It’s microwavable! I don’t know how new of a product this is, I saw it at the Food Emporium and cracked up.

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Morning View – Bees Danish

OK, so after the first couple of days of being bothered by dive-bombing bees in Berlin, I was thinking I’d come home and blog something like, “Now I know where all our bees have gone. They’re in Berlin.” Then on Sunday we were wandering around Alexanderplatz and decided to stop at a quite lovely looking bakery for something sweet. I …

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Afternoon View – Rouladen Mit Kartoffeln

We had an incredible lunch at a place called König in the Alexanderplatz neighborhood of Mitte, the centermost Berlin borough where most of the museums are. Then we rode to the top of the Fernsehturm, the Communist-era tv tower which is the tallest object in Germany. The view reveals the striking differences between the stark and ugly formerly East Berlin …

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Beijing Restaurants: Dogs Are 86’d, May We Suggest The Whale Penis?

China has taken dog off the menu at the official Olympic eateries and is asking local restaurants to do the same. Those who hope to taste dog meat when they visit Beijing for this summer’s Olympics may be disappointed. The Beijing Catering Trade Association has ordered all 112 designated Olympic restaurants to take dog off the menu, and has strongly …

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Not Tomatoes, It Was Jalapenos

According to the feds, the recent 43-state outbreak of salmonella was not due to tainted tomatoes after all. It was jalapenos from a single Mexican farm. Thanks to genetic matching techniques, government scientists were able to definitively identify the source. So no fresh salsa for you, for a while.

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Mr. Brain’s Pork Faggots

Via my latest obsession: FAIL Blog. According to Wikipedia pork faggots are a specialty of southwest England and Wales. Who knew? Also: they are made of offal. Who picked Brit cuisine as their favorite in last week’s Open Thread Thursday? Anybody?

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Food Is Love

The worst kind of mixed-marriage: Sharing meals has always been an important courtship ritual and a metaphor for love. But in an age when many people define themselves by what they will eat and what they won’t, dietary differences can put a strain on a romantic relationship. The culinary camps have become so balkanized that some factions consider interdietary dating …

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The End Of Florent?

Rumors have been flying on the various NYC foodie blogs about the impending closure of Meatpacking District landmark 24-hour diner and beloved gay hangout, Florent. Owner Florent Morellet, the iconic “Queen of MePa” confirmed to the NY Observer this week that his lease is ending March 31st, quelling, a tiny bit, the panic of foodies who feared the closure may …

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Steak:10, Looks:3

NY Times restaurant critic Frank Bruni appears to have come out in an amusing review of a steakhouse located in a West Side titty bar. The review begins, “It may be laughable when someone says he gets Penthouse magazine for the articles. It’s no joke when I say I went to the Penthouse Executive Club for the steaks.” The review …

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