Double the pleasure - last week was very thin on the food ground so a fortnight’s work to make up for it J
1 1. BYO Cutlery: why we should all start carrying our own knives and forks
“Sadly, we are still at the point where it is considered weird to carry cutlery, rather than weird not to. I've lately started stashing bamboo sporks in my handbag and I get some odd looks when I produce them (in cafes, I hasten to add, rather than at other people's houses. I'm not that odd). But I don't care. Green issues aside, there's something satisfying about using a familiar and well-loved object rather than some impersonal plastic thing that doesn't even work properly. Those medieval knife-carriers were not so daft.”
Yeah but how will I explain it to Jetstar security?
2 2. The McRib: Enjoy your symptom
‘The McRib is like Holbein’s skull: we experience it as (quasi-)foodstuff, as marketing campaign, as cult object, as Internet meme, but those experiences don’t sufficiently explain it. To understand McRib fully, we have to look at the sandwich askew.’
A delicious fun exploration of desire that may have its tongue firmly in its pork cheek or maybe not which would make it even funnier.
3 3. Bibimbap: the ultimate comfort food.
“My bones can feel the cold weather coming and I have a caveman's urge to get close to fire and fill my belly. There's only one thing for it: bibimbap. This Korean dish is the champion of comfort foods. Try saying it aloud. Bi-bim-bap. Even the sound of the word is satisfying. “
I’ll see your bibimbap and raise you a mulligatawny!
4 4. No more free range eggs in Queensland
“The Queensland government has quietly brought about changes to state regulations that will now ensure the end of true free range egg production in Queensland. The recent change to regulations of free range eggs, lifting the number of hens allowed per hectare from 1,500 to 10,000.”
Ah, Queensland, beautiful one day, a bad yolk the next.
5 5. Eat Your History