This week I've been mixing up some test batches of gluten-free noodles for the business. These were super hard to get off the drying rack, note to self do not leave them overnight next time. I'm in the midst of bagging them for my taste testers at the moment, but for you the reader I have so, so many links:
- Food Policy Action released their 2015 scorecard of everyone in congress this week. Senators Kaine and Warner both got 80s (I’m assuming they voted the same way on all of the issues reflected in the scorecard). I was shocked to see that Rep. Wittman (VA-1) got the highest score out of all the VA republicans...that was only a 30 compared to a bunch of 20’s, but still.
- Staying in the realm of food politics for a second: Yesterday I got a robo-call urging me to contact my senators to tell them my position on GMOs. Today the FDA announced the first genetically modified animal, a salmon, approved for consumption in the US (although they are not going to be farmed in the US).
- Cristopher Kimbal to leave America’s Test Kitchen AND Cook’s Country!!! I shouldn’t be so happy about someone losing their job, but I truly disliked his faux ignorance/surprised mannerisms.
- On the other side of that same coin, Dana Cowin stepped down as Editor-in-Chief of Food and Wine, this loss I’m much less happy about. But I guess after 21 years she’s allowed to try something else.
- A different kind of dressing (hint: tamales) to change-up your holiday meal.
- Just don’t make the above with illegal tamales or your thanksgiving dinner may get confiscated, but I guess it would be your own fault for inviting customs to your house for dinner.
- This years Eater awards.
- A scientific “best burger in america”.
- I’m pretty sure men will do ANYTHING to impress on a date, but eating twice as much food as they would otherwise is interesting...I guess?
- A thanksgiving meal from the chef at the Museum of the American Indian.
- A must visit the next time I’m anywhere near Brooklyn: a new food-centric indie bookstore.
- I wish there was more specific explanations of the goings-on at this Grapefruit festival, like in the picture, are they fishing FOR grapefruit or WITH them, and if the latter, what are they fishing FOR!?
- And lastly, I leave you with what DeAndre Yedlin eats, because, well, why not. The USMNT breakfast enchillada recipie that was in NYTimes last summer was pretty ace, although Yedliny had nothing to do with the creation of that ... and he dislikes the repition of foods when they are in camp...okay, I’ll stop rambling about soccer now.