Posts Tagged: food
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Tell It To My Burrito

"Our physical level of hunger, in fact, does not correlate strongly with how much hunger we say that we feel or how much food we go on to consume." I'm really going to have to see some more evidence on this, guys. See also: "A Guide to Eating Very Particular Feelings." [The New Yorker]

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This Roll Is on Fire

Right when you think this sushi-related post on Seamless's blog is probably going to end, it keeps right on going! Unless you paid attention to the title. Has anyone ever made a sushi Rubik's cube?

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Photographer Mark Menjivar Lives the Dream (Spends Four Years Looking In Other People's Refrigerators)

Via Slate, here's "You Are What You Eat," a project that photographer Mark Menjivar describes as portraiture, in which he captures the refrigerator contents of strangers across America. The terse write-ups for each subject ("Delicatessen Attendant | Daphne, AL | 4-Person Household | Disowned by parents for marrying a black man") make for a startling, fascinating juxtaposition with the food they lean on, and in the Slate piece, Menjivar revisits some of his subjects four years later to find many of their refrigerators drastically changed. [Mark Menjivar]

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This Moving Animated Short Features a Fiona Apple Cover of "Pure Imagination," Is an Ad for Chipotle

The cognitive dissonance engendered by a near-billion-dollar company marketing itself in this manner is cancelled out and then some by Fiona's wonderful Willy Wonka cover. (And in other good cover news, here's the Arctic Monkeys doing Drake's "Hold On We're Going Home.") More related to this video: anyone have any good ethical eating ideas? I don't consider myself a very responsible consumer, but I love my Ann Arbor meat and vegetable CSAs.

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Kelis, "Rumble"

I very much like the idea of Kelis being like, "I just want to chill in a chair on this one. Just wanna sit in a chair in some rubber boots in the middle of the lake and call it a day. So that's what we're gonna do." I've also liked everything I've heard off of Food (see here), which is due out April 21. [via]

And over this way, Angel Olsen does her thing at Seattle's KEXP studios.

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Ask a Glutton: I Need to Trick Everyone Into Thinking I'm an Adult This Thanksgiving

Dear Glutton,

My girlfriend and I are hosting our first ever real Thanksgiving dinner as a couple on Thursday, and I’m feeling more than a little overwhelmed. I love to cook, but mostly eat vegetarian, and the idea of making a huge, multi course, meat centered meal for a bunch of people I want to impress is FREAKING ME OUT! I’ve bought all the ingredients, and have some basic ideas of what I’m making (sweet potatoes, turkey, brussels sprouts, the usual suspects), but I’m hoping you could give me a timeline. When do I make what? How do I make sure everything isn’t freezing cold/has to cook at the [...]

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Ask a Glutton: I'm Through With Eggs

What are good breakfast recipes you have for someone who deeply despises the taste of egg? Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, as they say.

The idea that breakfast is the most important meal is, I think, largely due to propaganda by the cereal industry. Why can’t the most important meal of the day be afternoon tea, or lunch? Or a burrito that you eat in bed at 3 a.m. while hate-watching the worst of Netflix? But that said, yes, breakfast is important! There is also something so intensely personal about breakfast; it’s the least performative meal, I think, the meal that is the most in tune [...]

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An Unhealthy Relationship (with Food)

Omelets

We went to the diner on our first date. Or maybe it wasn’t a date. We were hanging out, going over lines for a community theater production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream we were both in. It was one of those build-on, customizable dates, or non-dates, where you keep adding to as it goes well. Rehearsing lines became coffee became going to hear a band became more coffee became going out to breakfast at 3 a.m. We spent time one-on-one, deep in conversation and in groups, near each other, but not touching, arousing the suspicion of our friends.

The diner was an old train car with a space-age, art [...]

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Saying No to Juice

Someone should design a comedy routine in which nutritionists are lined up and asked to complete the sentence: Juice cleanses are … The responses I got included “nonsense,” “unsustainable,” “bone-headed,” and “not the answer”—and I think my interlocutors were trying to be polite. We need protein and fat in our diets. We also need to consume enough calories to reassure our bodies we aren’t starving, or we risk all kinds of metabolic and electrical freak-outs. Plus, liquefying fruits and vegetables means getting rid of fiber, which aids digestion by sustaining the microflora in our gut.

“We have cave-people bodies that are built for survival,” says Dr. Elizabeth Applegate, a [...]

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A History of the Last Meal, and the "Intimate Relationship Between Food and Death"

Via Longreads, a piece by Brent Cunningham at Lapham's Quarterly that had me at hello:

In January 1985, Pizza Hut aired a commercial in South Carolina that featured a condemned prisoner ordering delivery for his last meal.

The essay covers many angles of this alternately compassionate, perverse and titillating idea—the paradox of "marking the end of a life with the stuff that sustains it," the plain fact that "eating and dying are universal and densely symbolic human processes." There's of course a lot of great history: in Rome, gladiators were feasted well on the night before the arena, and the Aztecs, as part of a [...]