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A Banana Just Sold For $120,000 (No, Really)

If you thought the organic avocados at Whole Foods were pricey, hold on to your hair net. A banana (yes, a literal banana) which had been duct-taped to a wall (yes, a literal wall) just sold for $120...
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Apr 26 | Free via Zoom A WISE AND SONS' COOKBOOK EVENT: EAT SOMETHING

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 14 days ago

Apr 26, 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM PDT Online via Zoom "Eat Some­thing is part com­e­dy, part nos­tal­gic jour­ney part cook­book — the zany Jew­ish book we haven’t seen before. Tak­ing a scrap­book app...

What US food critics could learn from the UK (and vice versa, I guess …)

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

" . . . But we do that job very differently. 'US critics write as if they are the inheritors of the mantle of Tom Wolfe or Hemingway,' says Giles Coren, who reviews for the Times in the UK. 'They g...

SNL Heimlich Poster Skit

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by syrup09 1 year ago

The penultimate skit of last nights SNL was strange and kind of funny. A couple (Scarlet Johanssen / Bowen Yang) nervously walk into a restaurant. When they get to the bar we then find out they a...

First do no harm

Hawashingtonian
by Hawashingtonian 1 year ago

Just saw this last night. One of the most painful things I've read. Here's a preview: "My landlord needed to fix the sink handle or something and asked if I had a knife, then proceeded to grab m...

Ali Wong's Guide to Asian Restaurants

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by tre2012 1 year ago

A Guide to Asian Restaurants, by Ali Wong Excerpted to The Vulture, October 2019 The following is an excerpt from Ali Wong’s new book, Dear Girls: Intimate Tales, Untold Secrets, and Advice for...

Bok Bok (SNL)

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by syrup09 2 years ago

A couple of days ago SNL had a commercial parody of a fast food chicken restaurant called Bok Bok. As it turns out it mascot looks like Momo, a disturbing internet meme. It was kind of funny in a...

Doctors Recommend Donuts as Safe Alternative to Romaine Lettuce

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 years ago

" . . . Instead doctors suggest substituting donuts for romaine. Safe varieties include jelly-filled, custard, glazed, cake, chocolate long john, powdered, Boston creme, sprinkled, and maple bacon....

Make America Eat Again, Oct 13, San Francisco

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 years ago

Make America Eat Again, The Art of the Meal Oct 13 Near Ghirardelli Square, San Francisco Only 16 tickets remaining at this moment My friend and extraordinary chef, Andrea Rappaport, is hosti...

It's time to reconsider low-dairy diets, new study suggests

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 years ago

" . . . The researchers found the consumption of any kind of dairy to be associated with a 2 percent lower risk of death from any cause, while the consumption of a dairy diet of mostly cheese was a...

Jokes Only Chowhounds Get...

DuffyH
by DuffyH 3 years ago

Showed this to my dude today and he was like, "What's a Mallard reaction?"

Best (Funniest? Wittiest?) Food Quotes

Pigeage
by Pigeage 14 years ago

"Veal is a very young beef and, like a very young girlfriend, it's cute but boring and expensive." - P.J. O'Rourke

This Pastry Chef Turns His Desserts Into Miniature Scenes

Caitlin McGrath
by Caitlin McGrath 4 years ago

A young Italian pastry chef creates amusing food-as-"landscape" scenes and posts them on Instagram. He's inspired by Christopher Boffoli. (If you haven't seen Boffoli's book "Big Appetites: Tiny Pe...

Our own take on ketchup . . .

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 4 years ago

This piece expresses (and amplifies) how I feel nearly every time a restaurant serves me housemade ketchup. ". . . it comes with our signature house-made ketchup. That’s right. The ketchup here ...

Minnesotans don't or won't take the last bite

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by MplsM ary 4 years ago

Lifted from https://www.reddit.com/r/minnesota/comments/51sytf/most_minnesotan_pan_of_bars_ever/?st=it4dc6a7&sh=5fd3531d We Minnesotans are an odd lot.