Reading Material 12.11.15

In misleading headlines this week: Drinking Tequila Could Help You Lose Weight, According To Scientists, Buzzhearts.  I love tequila, not in an ‘I’m Mexican so obviously tequila is my life’ sort of way, because frankly, no one else in my family likes tequila. I simply love tequila. And if drinking tequila alone made one skinny, that…

Reading Material 12.04.15

Food related writing and news from the last two weeks. Chinese Food and the Joy of Inauthentic Cooking, The New Yorker. Examining the ‘existential crisis’ and ‘flavor memory’ shown by well known Asian chefs. Pits Show Peaches Were in China Before Humans, Futurity. There’s little evidence of the domestication of peaches. Two and a half million year…

Reading Material: 08.14.15

A little bit of the funny side of food writing: Ordering Pizza Online is When you Let your Freak Flag Fly, Hillary Pollack, via Munchies. …just as how in space no one can hear you scream, on the internet, no one can see your true gluttony. We order more and are more picky about our order online….

Guacamole, Hold the Peas

Leave it to the New York Times to over complicate an already perfect dish. Ripe avocados, lime juice, tomato, onion, some form of spicy pepper, salt. A carefully calibrated balance of texture, barely there sweetness, tartness, heat and salt. Simple, balanced, satisfying. Until you add peas… Wait, peas? No. No to the New York Times, Melissa…