Dining

“Why American Food Used to Be So Bad and Other Lessons From Tyler Cowen”

“Why American Food Used to Be So Bad and Other Lessons From Tyler Cowen”

For the past four years, I’ve been ordering the most unappatizing sounding item on the menu when I eat at nice restaurants. This counterintuitive advice from Tyler Cowen’s 2007 book Discover Your Inner Economist has worked surprisingly well. Cowen’s newest book, An Economist Gets Lunch, is a combination of practical eating advice like this, and […]

Chinese Restaurants

Chinese Restaurants

Restaurants have a very long history in China. At a time when fine food in western Europe was confined to a handful of great monasteries, the Song Dynasty capital, Kaifeng, supported hundreds of commercial food businesses and a rich gourmet culture…. photo credit: C John Thompson Some of the city’s restaurants were so renowned that […]

Assorted Links 2/9/12

Assorted Links 2/9/12

“The screwed generation: Libertarian, not liberal,” by A.J. Dellinger, Salon, February 6, 2012 – “We are the generation that continues to pay into Social Security with every paycheck but suspects we may never see the benefits of it. We are the recipients of degrees that don’t mean much from educational institutions that teach less and […]

DC Restaurant Week: August 16-22

DC Restaurant Week: August 16-22

The 16th biannual Restaurant Week will take place August 16-22, during which patrons can enjoy special three-course, prix-fixe meals at certain locations around the city. Since it’s 2010, prices for three-course lunch meals are $20.10, while dinner is $35.10 — beverages, tax and gratuity are not included, however. Check out the full list of the […]

“Dhondra” Rib Roast

“Dhondra” Rib Roast

Here’s Mrs. Meisner’s delicious Italian rub, enough for a four-bone roast. If your roast is larger, add more stuff. Remove the leaves from fresh rosemary (a little more than one cup) and chop them with a sharp knife. Add eight fat cloves of roughly chopped garlic, the zest of four lemons, the juice of one […]

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Dr. Fuhrman’s Famous Anti-Cancer Soup

Dr. Fuhrman’s Famous Anti-Cancer Soup

Dr. Fuhrman’s Famous Anti-Cancer Soup, modified 2 cup dried split peas and/or beans 4 Medium onions 6-10 zucchini 3 stalks leek 2 lbs carrots 2 bunches celery 1 cup raw cashews 3 tbsp vegetable base stock (Vege Base by Vogue) 2 pkg mushrooms 6 oz texturized vegetable protein (TVP) Simmer beans in covered pot in […]

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Assorted Links 3/1/09 – special “Green Smoothie” edition

Assorted Links 3/1/09 – special “Green Smoothie” edition

How to make a Green Smoothie Green Smoothie Challenge 70 Green Smoothie Recipes Green Smoothie Girl Victoria Boutenko – Raw Family January Recipe – Green Smoothie with Victoria Boutenko (video) Green Smoothies – Yahoo Glue Green Smoothies – squidoo Vita-Mix Green Smoothie How to Peel an Orange in One Peel 12 Great Tasting Green Smoothie […]

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Easy Chicken Stew – for people who don’t “cook”

Easy Chicken Stew – for people who don’t “cook”

Take 1 whole chicken, place it in a large pot of water until the entire chicken is covered. If desired put in Italian seasoning until it seems right – probably 2 tablespoons. Put on low boil for 2 to 3 hours. (Go watch a game on TV, read a book, blog, go out, whatever, the […]

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The Hamburger

The Hamburger

How did a sandwich once reviled as something unsanitary and purchased outside factories and at carnivals come so far? The answer can be found in this little book, The Hamburger: A History. “What do Americans think of when they think of the hamburger?” asks the author, Josh Ozersky. “Is it a sizzling disc of goodness, […]

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Senate Privatises Cafeteria

Senate Privatises Cafeteria

In a story rich with irony the Senate, led by Democrat Diane Feinstein, has voted to privatize its restaurants and food services. The House privatized twenty years ago. The result? Sort of like East and West Berlin. “Food Fight,” by Alex Tabarrok, Marginal Revolution, June 10, 2008 In a masterful bit of understatement, Feinstein blamed […]

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