Why are the same people who criticize these modern more experimental chefs for borrowing dishes not criticizing every Thai restaurant they go to for serving so many of the same dishes? I'm serious. The problem is not copying. The problem is that we have started to judge food as we judge couture or popular music.
The Old Foodie looks at baked ice creams, which I've always found intriguing. There's something so delightfully contradictory in baked or fried ice cream, I instantly want to eat it whenever I see it on a menu.
The story that will never die: new study raises concerns about mercury levels in tuna. I think I could link to something about this every single day, and every single day the recommendation would be different.
The world's second largest 'dead zone' — larger than New Jersey — is right of the shores of the United States. "Here in the Gulf of Mexico, several miles offshore from the Bayou country of southern Louisiana, the waters are strangely empty of sea life…The culprit is 'hypoxia,' a human-caused condition that sucks all the oxygen out of the water."
Ed Levine is asking people to vote for the best ice cream in Boston, America's Best Ice Cream Town. My vote is for Herrell's, but I am biased. I used to work as an ice cream maker at the Harvard Square location. I read once someplace that Bostonians eat more ice cream than anyone else, and that they eat more in the winter than the summer. My experience at Herrell's supports that, both in the number of customers I witnessed and in the amount of ice cream I ate every shift.
Delicious Days has a recipe for strawberry cake from her grandma that looks lovely. My strawberry time with my grandparents will be arriving soon, and perhaps I'll take some time to make this cake. Mmmm….strawberries….
Cheese by Hand travels south to visit Goat Lady Dairy in North Carolina. Sounds like a great place and the goats look so cute in the picture.
Apparently Britain's Prince Charles is really into sustainable agriculture. There's a full story in the May, 2005 National Geographic about his projects in the Duchy of Cornwall.
Diet Tips or How To Lose Weight with a Spreadsheet and a Web Site from Jeremy Zawodny. I like his advice, "Small changes have a major impact on weight loss because they're compounded over time." As with (nearly) everything: consistency and patience pay off.