Posts Tagged ‘books’

Take Me To Your Vendor

Friday, May 14th, 2010

Dear Reader,

I’m as interested in urban myths as the next person, if the next person is really interested in urban myths every once in a while. How about the one where you can get used women’s panties from vending machines in Japan? Snopes says it’s true!

After reading that, the news from Slashfood that there are now vending machines that make pizza is a little less exciting. But think about it. Dirty underwear and pizza? Throw in a couple of beers and that’s Saturday night!

And if you want a more literary evening, check out these cigarette machines being repurposed as book vendors, which is pretty rad. —Snacktime

Wednesday, April 28th, 2010

A new book by two Toronto sociologists explores the world of the food-obsessed – and finds that status-hungry authenticity seekers can put bragging rights before ethics.

Wendy Leung’s tag for her interview with the authors of the new book Foodies:  Democracy and Distinction in the Gourmet Foodscape.  EVERY PART OF THIS INTERVIEW IS RIVETING.  Please read.