Wine management software can produce an instant, detailed inventory of a collection and sort it, for instance, by grower, region or drink-by date. Most are web-based now too, so you can access your collection from handheld devices when you're out and about. Sounds cool, if you know, you have so much wine you can't keep track of it. Me? I know exactly what's in my wine "cellar," about four reds worth saving and several more worth drinking right now.
You can buy absinthe from Europe online, but as McGee points out in the article below, "Europe currently has no regulations on how absinthe is made or what it can be made from." So do your research before you make Hemingway's cocktail, or any other absinthe drink.
Harold McGee recreates Hemingway's absinthe cocktail, without the absinthe. “Pour one jigger absinthe into a Champagne glass. Add iced Champagne until it attains the proper opalescent milkiness. Drink three to five of these slowly.” McGee reports that recent studies disprove the belief that absinthe causes hallucinations and criminal behavior.
Asking whether cloned meat and milk are safe is not even the right question. The right question is, why clone at all? "Cloning isn’t just a matter for the F.D.A. to decide. It is up to us as a society to decide as well."
Can a man cover the 1050 miles from Copenhagen to the Mediterranean Sea with only 14 Euros in his pocket? Hint: not if he wants to eat very much. [thanks Jason!]
Industrial pig waste also contains a host of other toxic substances: ammonia, methane, hydrogen sulfide, carbon monoxide, cyanide, phosphorous, nitrates and heavy metals. "America's top pork producer churns out a sea of waste that has destroyed rivers, killed millions of fish and generated one of the largest fines in EPA history." Mmmm…other white meat…[via Dethroner]
The cameraman beside me drew in his breath sharply: three little babies were grilling on the spit. Don't worry, the "babies were three medium-sized monkeys." BBC reporters reflect on some of their more memorable meals.
In a modern country, a rise in disease caused by tainted food seems like a giant step backward in public health. The F.D.A. is trying to find a way to stop outbreaks like the recent spinach and lettuce contaminations, but doesn't have the resources for inspections of every farm.
Right now there’s a big tension between small scale and industrial food production. My friend Leah interviewed me for her site, and I talk about the current state of food, living in New York City, and "astounding facts" that no one knows about me.