Category Archives: eating

Over-Squeezing Leads to Bitterness

While reading blogs to avoid some odious task find ways to make my life better, I discovered this potentially life-changing bit of life hackery: Stop Trying to Squeeze Out All the Lime Juice. Over-Squeezing Leads to Bitterness. Well, smack my gob, I've been doing it all wrong: exacerbating my juice extraction, wringing out my rickies, mangling my margaritas,…
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Out with Barley Risotto, in with Orzotto

I was making a barley risotto the other night when it dawned on me, doesn't "risotto" mean "rice" in Italian, or at least something rice related? Indeed, it does, making "barley risotto" nonsense, albeit an easy to make and delicious form of nonsense. Before we go any further and before anybody gets hurt, let me…
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Three Cheers for Three Cheese Edamame Bread

I was looking for a savory scone in all the wrong places and I'd almost given up when I wandered into Paris Baguette, a French bakery inside Central Square's Korean grocery store, H-Mart. What did I find? Three Cheese Edamame Bread, that's what. I don't know if this is a Thing, but it sure was…
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Don’t Fear the Pies of March, it’s Pi Day Again

I've been calling the ascendancy of pie over cupcakes for years, and whether you're with me on that or not, you'll have to grant pie its moment in the limelight today, pi day. In the US reckoning of dates, it's 3/14/15 today, and those who are way way into it will no doubt be digging into…
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Cheap Kablet for your Kitchen Cabinet

It's been some time since we've had a kitchen technology update, not since the the two-port usb kitchen, in fact. So pull up a chair and I'll tell you more than you wanted to know about how I installed a dedicated kitchen tablet. Every now and again, via some design, gadget or kitchen blog, I read about…
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Hooray, it’s Cheese Day

I know what you're thinking, "silly cow, every day is cheese day!" Well you're not wrong, but I've just learned that today is National Cheese Lover's Day here in the USA. Says who? Who cares! Is that really where the apostrophe should go? I doubt it! According to a nutty and herbaceous press release from…
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Fun-sized statistics that melt in your mouth

I'm told that there are treatments available for those of us who are compelled like to count and sort our candy by color before eating it. I can stop any time I want, of course, but today's fun-sized pack of M&Ms gave me pause. No yellow. There's a yellow guy on the package, but he's…
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Stoked for pies that r round

One of the small upsides to a torrential rain at lunchtime is that there's nearly zero line at the food trucks. Finding myself at Dewey square in the company of old favorites Bon Me and Mei Mei, I opted for the as yet untried (by me) Stoked Wood Fired Pizza truck. How do they get…
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Farnsworthy Scone at Flour

At Flour Bakery in Fort Point, a worthy savory scone: super buttery with just a bit of heat from some well-placed chile pepper bits, subtly cheesy, beautifully layered and flaky.
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Happy pi approximation day

Today, July 22, or 22/7 as the Eurostyle daters would have it, is pi approximation day. Why? Because 22/7 = 3.1428... which is a an approximation of pi, one that's a bit bigger and a lot less irrational than the real pi. If this shakes your faith in religion or something, you can refer to this song…
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Five years later, my cupcake prophecy is fulfilled

Just about five years ago on this very blog, I called peak cupcake and announced the age of pie. Finally, the world is catching up. You can scoff at me five years ago, but behold the WSJ delivering the truth earlier this month: But the popularity of high-end cupcakes—embodied by chains such as New York's Magnolia Bakery…
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Shao Bing? Sure Thing!

I was expanding the horizon and expanding the parameters of my on and off sandwich obsession and found myself at Foumami, an "asian sandwich bar" on Franklin street. I had been thinking that the scallion pancake sandwiches at Mei Mei were the best thing since sliced bread, at least in the asian sandwich arena, but…
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