Category Archives: Food and health

Lies, Damn Lies, And Statistics

Eddie Pensier writes: The next time you see an article discussing the “costs” of some bad habit or other, remember these words of Christopher Snowdon, and proceed accordingly: Imagine I’m walking towards you in the street. Your wallet is in … Continue reading

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Linkage (Sweet Things Edition)

Eddie Pensier writes: The Crumbs cupcake-bakery chain, which closed all its stores last week, may be resurrected in some locations as early as next year. Think cupcakes are passé? Try cake cups instead. (I tried these at Bee’s Knees Greenwich Village … Continue reading

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Eddie’s Tea Chronicles: The Russian Tea Room

Eddie Pensier writes: Well naturally, one can’t go to this legendary New York restaurant with “tea” in its very name and not order tea, right? The Russian method of brewing and serving tea is a bit different to what we’re … Continue reading

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NYC Notes, Part 2: Eating and Drinking

Blowhard, Esq. writes: In part 1 of my NYC series I ventured some thoughts and impressions on the city in general, but now let’s talk about something important. Herewith I offer a rundown of some of the more notable meals and … Continue reading

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Whiskey Class Tonight

Paleo Retiree writes: When people ask me what I’m doing with myself in retirement, I like to tell them that I’m getting back to my studies.

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Meat Du Jour

Eddie Pensier writes: The chateaubriand for two at Keens Steakhouse in New York City. Worth every cent of its princely price tag of $108. The three sauce boats in the background contain béarnaise, mushroom, and red wine sauces, all delicious … Continue reading

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On The Menu: Lobster Tail with a Side of Delightful Writing

Glynn Marshes writes: Albert Burneko. Deadspin. How To Cook Lobster Tails: A Guide For People Who Don’t Have Butlers To Do All The Work. A taste: The truth about lobster is this: It is less flavorful, less sweet, more bland … Continue reading

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Cocktails Du Jour

Eddie Pensier writes: “Cinnamon Fix” (rye vodka, apricot brandy, apple juice, lemon juice, cinnamon syrup–essentially apple pie in liquid alcoholic form) and “Regent Martini” (vanilla infused vodka, passion fruit purée, agave syrup, apple juice–tart/sweet and alarmingly easy going down) at … Continue reading

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Linkage (Fermented Edition)

Eddie Pensier writes: The FDA will soon ban cheese aged on wooden boards, which is to say, most of the good ones. In more cheesy news, you can now “finally” visit a vegan cheese shop in Brooklyn. Looking for the … Continue reading

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Eddie’s Tea Chronicles: Vintage Tea Ads, Five Ways

Eddie Pensier writes: “Vintage” is really superfluous: there’s no doubt these are from a very, very different era.    

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