Chinese Food Recommendations for Foreigners
Ben, who is living in China, is putting together a guide that has thorough information about various dishes, including a photo, the characters for the name, a pronounciation guide, the name we would call it, and a brief description.
Is Cooking For Your Family "Retrograde June Cleaver" Nonsense?
Barbara responds to a commenter on a NY Times story about personal strategies for putting home cooked meals on the table. Needless to say it was the commenter who made strangely judgmental remarks about cooking dinner.
How Do You Carry Your Groceries Home?
Slashfood's article looks at various approaches but winds up endorsing reusable bags. This is an approach I also would endorse if I didn't need the plastic bags for what is scooped out of the litter box and the paper bags for putting our newspapers out for recycling. Needless to say, I view those bags as a valuable commodity in our home.
What's In Your Food Sur-Thrival Kit?
Serious Eats asks what foods you keep around in order to not only survive but thrive. My list would include: egg noodles, albacore tuna, olive oil, garlic, Parmesan, Central Market flour tortillas, tortilla chips, and refried beans.