food

Theater Hummus and Reclining Seats

I love this story about the new reclining seats in some movie theaters. I’ve been to one of these theaters twice and it’s a game changer, not hype. The movie experience is much more enjoyable. I would never have guessed…

The Milkman Cometh, Again

Fun and interesting story. We were getting milk delivered to our door as recently as maybe 1995. The Milkman’s Comeback Means Dairy At The Door And More : NPR: “All over the country, trucks are now delivering fresh milk, organic…

On GMO Oats and Cheerios

I thought this was kind of interesting. Though I’m not necessarily convinced about the “never will be” angle. Why There Are No GMO Oats (and Probably Never Will Be) – Modern Farmer: “Nevertheless, demand for oats has been falling for…

The Ways We Describe Food

I’m not convinced a few of them ever had any real meaning. I’m looking at you “local” and “artisanal.” 10 Common Food Terms That Have Lost All Meaning: “Fancy some sustainable, artisan chicken with a side of seasonal, gourmet greens? Such…

So Where Does the Gluten Go?

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It seems like just about everything I see these days is labelled “Gluten Free.” Where does all of this additional/extracted gluten go? Yesterday afternoon in a local Asian grocery store I found out. They sell it in cans.  

Quick Book Review: The Rational Optimist by Matt Ridley

I just finished reading The Rational Optimist: How Prosperity Evolves by Matt Ridley. It certainly seems like Matt Ridley is the intellectual heir to Julian Simon. Ridley makes a strong case that not only aren’t things that bad, there’s historically quite good, and the prospects…