Food

Channel-specific RSS feeds

May 10, 2003

For those of you who may not be interested in everything I write (hi Mom, sorry about all the technology stuff), here are some channel-specific RSS feeds.

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Everything’s better with bacon

March 23, 2003

The other night Rochelle and I watched Monster’s Inc., in every way a better movie than the Oscar winner, Shrek. Before watching the movie, we made popcorn. With three different fats on top.

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The last burger

March 11, 2003

I just ate the last burger. The last burger sold by Rosamunde Sausage Grill. I took it next door to Toronado, ordered a Big Daddy IPA, and ate it. It was the last one. Because today is the last Burger-Day.

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C’est fromage

March 4, 2003

We just ate cheese for dinner. Four really fucking good cheeses, air shipped to us from France. Rochelle read about Fromages.com in the New York Times, and talked Hilda into splitting a shipment with us. Our selection arrived this morning.

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Make margaritas, not war

March 2, 2003

I’ll spare you the politics, and just say once again that we’re huuuuge fans of Tommy’s Mexican Restaurant, on Geary between 23rd and 24th. They have, hands down, game over, the best margaritas in the Bay Area, and probably in the United States. There’s more than 200 premium tequilas available, and a deep and abiding love for the spirit that makes you love it too.

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Out with the old…

February 27, 2003

Tonight Rochelle found what must be the oldest thing in our refrigerator, some sliced pickled ginger in sweet vinegar. The package says it expired in 1997. Which means Rochelle has had it longer than she’s had me.

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Champagne tasting

February 11, 2003

Yesterday we hosted a comparative champagne tasting. We selected six bottles of wine, three pairs, and put them in paper bags to serve them blind. We tasted and compared each pair, paused to collect ourselves, and then moved to the next. The bottles ranged in price from $30 to more than $120. The winner was a surprise, even to us.

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Quotation of the year candidate

December 15, 2002

“Food usually tastes better if an animal died to make it.” Sad, but probably true. One only has to compare french fries cooked in vegetable oil vs. fries cooked in duck fat, the way god intended.

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Quotation of the year candidate

December 15, 2002

“Finally, a champagne brunch with enough champagne!” (The “brunch” was actually a champagne tasting, i.e., lots of champagne, no food. We just happened to go there at noon, so “brunch”…)

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Gerard Boyer

December 13, 2002

Photos of our meal from Gerard Boyer are up in the photos section. This was the best meal of our trip to France, and the most expensive. We both had the fixed price lunch of the day, with the only difference being our desserts.

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Ads I actually like

December 13, 2002

In the course of shopping for various things this holiday season, I had occasion to use Google quite a bit, searching for information and vendors. One of the things I noticed was that for some queries the ads served with my results were actually more valuable than the search results themselves.

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Wine corks are good for the environment

December 11, 2002

In the past couple years I’ve read of a shortage of cork (the raw material) to make corks (for wine bottles), and seen some of the results in the marketplace, with rubber and composite corks becoming fairly common. What I didn’t know was that the artificial corks are bad for the environment.

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