The Daily Word in Netflix, Food Rhythm and Doppelganger Competitions
Netflix knows what we want this holiday season.
Non-binary photographer Jennifer Jackson felt alone so they began a project to represent people like themself.
These kids won't give up on being educated—even under the threat of terrorism.
Has the phrase “rhythm of food” ever entered your consciousness?
Have you heard of the most interesting doppelganger competition in the world?
Copper Square Downtown is in new hands.
The Mighty Booch
Kombucha Revolution: 75 Recipes for Homemade Brews, Fixers, Elixirs and Mixers
Remembering Eat This
Sassy recipes from rock stars
During its heyday, Sassy was my favorite magazine. The alt.fashion and lifestyle rag of choice for young ladies of late ’80s and early ’90s offered everything from interviews with musicians and actors to advice to product reviews to DIY projects (see the pillowcase dress) to beauty how-to articles (see the self-bang trim) to recipes from Sassy staffers and rock stars, like Mike D, Evan Dando and Sonic Youth. Check out three “Eat This” entries on carrot cake, hard sauce and tuna tacos below.
Bread of the Dead
and other Dia de los Muertos recipes
It is traditional for celebrants to honor departed loved ones by cooking up their favorite meals and placing a portion on a memorial altar or even on the person’s grave itself, symbolically sharing the food with those who have passed on.
Over at the Fiery Foods Blog, Dave DeWitt, Patrick Holian and former Alibi food editor Gwyneth Doland have put together some Dia de los Muertos appropriate recipes for you to use in your celebration of the lives of those who are now gone. Enjoy!
Make dead celebs’ dishes the life of your Oscar party
Five-star recipes for Valentine’s Day
Can’t get a table booked for Valentine’s weekend? In this week’s Alibi, the star chefs from Los Poblanos, Jennifer James 101, Torinos’ and P’tit Louis share step-by-step instructions on an unforgettable four-course meal at home. What’s on the menu:
• Seared Artichoke With Cara Cara Buerre Blanc
Los Poblanos Historic Inn and Organic Farm, Chef Jonathan Perno
• Root Vegetable Gratin
Jennifer James 101, Chef Jennifer James and Chef Nelle Bauer
• Heart-Shaped Lobster and Lemon Ravioli
Torinos’ @ Home Trattoria Italiana and Café, Chef Maxime Bouneou
• Mousse au Chocolat
P’tit Louis Bistro, Chef Christophe Descarpentries
Plus, photos, wine pairing suggestions and vegetarian substitutions! Read all about it, food lovers.
How to make raw marinara sauce
Pretty, locally-grown tomatoes abound this time of year. These are fruits too majestic to insult by cooking. Last week I got my hands on orange tomatoes—the pinnacle of tomato deliciousness, in my opinion—and wanted to see how they’d fare if pulverized with spices and spread over fusilli. The results were so tasty I almost wept. Here’s how it works:
In a food processor—a blender would probably work too—combine tomatoes, a bit of garlic (beware ... too much easily overpowers the tomatoes), basil and/or parsley, a sprinkling of cayenne pepper, black pepper and salt to taste, and olive oil. (I recommend using a fine, organic, extra virgin variety—the difference in taste from cheapo options is substantial.) Pulse a few times then blend for 5 to 10 seconds. Pour room temperature sauce over the hot, cooked pasta of your choice. Garnish with parmesan— Parrano Robusto (available at Whole Foods) is very nice—and basil and/or parsley. Finito!
Food for Thought
Mom and the Green Stalk
Three easy asparagus recipes your mamma will love
The Daily Word 02.02.11: Another Snow Day, Medical Clowns, Free Porn
The unrest in Egypt is continuing, even after Mubarak pledges to leave office.
Congressional Republicans are trying to redefine rape.
Teenage wolf pack members arrested in Pennsylvania.
Glenn Beck uses chalkboards to equate the uprising in Egypt to the beginning of the End Times.
What's the deal with all that free porn online?
It looks like Borders is nearing bankruptcy.
When am I gonna get my vat-grown hamburgers?
Zsa Zsa Gabor is near death. Goodbye
citylife! (too soon?)
Apple is trying to take a bigger piece of all content sold on it's devices.
The best of sexual harassment stock photography.
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How to make your own Girl Scout Thin Mints.
Medical clowns (?) can help women get pregnant.
Field of Greens
The right way to work meat into your lettuce
Commercial salads these days seem designed for people who don't like salad. They're essentially meat entrées served on a bed of leaves, minus the baked potato. And if you watch a server removing plates from the table, you'll see they usually aren't empty. The cold cuts, cheese, croutons, shrimp and/or chicken are gone, but the greenery is left behind like an abandoned garnish. The very fact that the proteins and fat are presented on top, rather than mixed in, seems to ensure an errant leaf won’t be inadvertently consumed.
Eat This Book: At Home With The Range Café
The Range Café began the same way the Alibi did—penniless in the autumn of 1992. (The Range has a month of seniority, opening on Sept. 2 to the Alibi’s Oct. 9.) After inflation, the Alibi is still basically penniless. The Range, meanwhile, has three locations worldwide. And it’s even gotten into the publishing business.