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Archive for January, 2014

Aloha, Eggheads.

Tuesday, January 14th, 2014

Blue Hill at Stone Barns (hey, I’ve actually pulled carrots there, not kidding) announces the latest fad in welcoming customers: a cured egg yolk lei! As patrons enter the restaurant, they’re greeted with the lei and directed to their seats.  Oh wait, no they’re not. The restaurant takes the cured eggs and grates them over pasta or whatever. So… why this guy (the chef) is making them into leis, who knows. But more importantly, how bad must he smell?

Other highlights from Bon Appetit’s Big Ingredients of 2014: pancakes for dinner (please don’t make pancakes into ramps, please please), bronze fennel (oh dear god) and “a shot and a beer” (i.e. Friday night).

Shut Up, Bacon #72299: That’s A Stretch

Wednesday, January 8th, 2014

New Rising Media reports “Study Shows Eating Bacon Will Make You Live Longer,” an incredibly misleading headline about a study in which scientists tested roundworms with doses of niacin. My favorite part of this report? “The vitamin [niacin] is also rich in the likes of Marmite, paprika, peanuts and sun-dried tomatoes.” Because, as we all know, Marmite is one of the leafy greens found in the wild known for its properties of longevity. (Do they know Marmite is a brand? Do they know it’s a spread created by humans?)

I mean, if you wanna eat bacon, just shut up and eat it already. It’s not going to make you live longer. If you love it, maybe you’ll enjoy your days more. If you write for SUF, however, you’ll die sooner because everyone keeps bro’ing out on it and it’s been driving you crazy for years.

And then she never went to Starbucks again.

Thursday, January 2nd, 2014

The Starbucks Challenge for the woman named Beautiful Existence is complete! And I didn’t even know it had started.

She says she did it because, “Where are the WOMEN challenging themselves in the world? Where are the effects being shown on a woman’s culture? A woman’s family & children? … Where is HER VOICE on how an international company is directly or indirectly impacting everything from her waistline to her bottom line and every other woman’s, man’s, child’s, societies and planets world with their presence?” Meaning, that guy that ate McDonald’s every day and Jared from Subway had made their mark on the world with conspicuous fast food consumption, and she was wondering where the ladies were at in these challenges. She maintains that her health is actually better after this year-long experiment.

The cost averaged $500 – $600 a month just for her, not for the rest of her family, which is impressively high (I spend max $200 on food a month for me and my hombre in NYC). Coupled with her ideology and reasoning, I fail to see how this is a successful or groundbreaking stunt. I guess, what I mean to say is… what’s the point? The feminism link is weak and she’s super stoked on a major company that doesn’t need any free help, really. Maybe the happiness factor can be explained by the wicked caffeine fix? Am I the only one missing it here?