Literally, a flash in the pan Welcome to the latest installment of Flash in the Pan: Quick and easy (but not dumb) recipes. Squid with Chiles, Lime, and Herbs
Don't eat him! You might remember the interview published here with journalist Charles Clover about his new documentary, End of the Line. Part of that movie reports on a study by a group of scientists led by Boris Worm at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Canada. Using world catch data, they ... More >>
We don't know why Big Boi from Outkast talking to penguins is charming, but it is. This appears to be a promotional spot for Sea World in Orlando, but maybe it's part of another confusing project like Idlewild.
Photo courtesy of Serious Eats We're a little late to the party on this one, but last week, Serious Eats ran a step-by-step on how Michael White creates his fusilli with octopus and bone marrow, a post so detailed and gorgeously shot that reading it is almost as good as eating the dish--and if you ... More >>
First Alan Richman listed his faves, then we did ours, and now Frank Bruni is getting in on the pizza judging action. Looking only at pizza places that have opened since 2004, he deems Motorino's Pugliese pie "a masterpiece," but "got almost no pleasure from the soggy pies at Keste." [NY Times] Mer ... More >>
Left: Black rice cake, Right: Fried squid balls Quickly, the shabu-shabu/bubble tea mash-up, has added new branch at 11 Pell Street; other locations are on Grand Street and in Flushing. At the Quickly on Grand yesterday, there was a list of newly added snacks, including fried black rice cake and ... More >>
Two people were killed in an explosion at a North Carolina food plant known for producing Slim Jims. More than 40 people were taken to the hospital, including three firefighters who inhaled ammonia gas during the aftermath of the blast. [NY Times] Gordon Ramsay continues to piss off the Aussies, ev ... More >>
A Massachusetts antique dealer has been indicted by the Justice Department for illegally importing sperm whale teeth. (We didn't know this was a hot black market commodity, but then again, there's a collector's market for just about everything. Apparently the hot sperm whale teeth spots in the U.S a ... More >>
A fleeting glimpse of infinity at a surreal, 'star'-studded benefit show
Photo borrowed from Fresh PlazaSaffron, macadamia nuts, beluga caviar, and white truffles: these are the most expensive foods in the world. What's the fifth food on the list? Surprisingly, it's a potato. La Bonnotte is a rare potato grown in France on the Isle of Noirmoutier that can reach market pr ... More >>
Atkins dieters may be disappointed to discover that a high-protein diet may not be as healthy as once believed. A recent study conducted on rats suggests that a diet high in protein combined with a lot of fat increases the risk of diabetes. [Forbes] Meanwhile, British scientists have pinpointed t ... More >>
Researchers at the University of Belfast say that the results of their recent study proves that crabs (and therefore other crustaceans) feel pain. They figured this out by delivering electrical shocks to the bellies of hermit crabs; the crabs, unsurprisingly, turned out not to like that. (Mmmmm, cra ... More >>
Nice bowls, and cheap: $2.50 eachWho knew there was a cute little Japanese market among the Chinese noodle shops, bakeries, dim sum palaces and taco joints in Sunset Park? Not me. But poking around today, I stumbled upon Dori, a Japanese market, in the basement of a building on 60th Street, just dow ... More >>
Rob Trucks's "Possibly 4th Street" expositions, in which he invites musicians to perform live and impromptu somewhere in New York City, run intermittently here at Sound of the City. Trail of Dead headlines the Music Hall of Williamsburg on Friday, February 27 [tix] and Bowery Ballroom on Saturday, ... More >>
People are always sending us twitter faves like The_Real_Shaq and the fake Pam and Jim, but we find few of these accounts as delightful as that of the Museum of Natural History's Blue Whale. Suspended from the ceiling of the Whale Room, the large mammal shows wit and verve of a sort we are unaccusto ... More >>
photo: izik/flickrThe end is near. The final four cheftestants arrived in New Orleans last night and met up with guest judge Emeril Lagasse, the only guest judge we can recall not meriting a Hosea testimonial about the chef's importance. The only person who remarked on Emeril's credentials was Jamie ... More >>
If you're gonna go the Weird Al white-people-satirizing-black-rappers route, better Crime Mob than Coolio, right? (And "I'm riding on a dolphin, doing flips and shit/The dolphin's splashing, gettin' everybody all wet" could have absolutely come from "Party Like a Rockstar" and no one would've blin ... More >>
What's for dinner?Apparently, humans are not the only ones who are particular about their food. According to British researchers at the University of Exeter, a dolphin has twice been filmed preparing its food according to a certain "recipe"--a behavior that's extremely rare, even in mammals. The fe ... More >>
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