Category Archives: Food

And They Cook, Too

Buy a cookbook, support Doctors Without Borders. The best part? The cookbook is full of recipes contributed by bloggers, including Feministe’s own Ms. Lauren and her french chef boyfriend. It doesn’t get better than that.

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On Food

One thing I’ve noticed from being a commenter at Steve Gilliard’s blog for a while, is that the posts that get the most comments are the food posts, followed by the going-off-Cary-Tennis-relationship posts. I’d like to do more food posts; … Continue reading

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Why have I never made this before? It’s so easy, and so much tastier than store-bought. I lurves my stick blender. Share your food revelations in comments.

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Well, *this* is going to put me right off omelets

An EPA advisory panel has identified a compound used in Teflon as a “likely carcinogen.” I’ve known for some time that superheating a nonstick pan can kill your canaries, since it releases a toxic gas at high temperatures (which you … Continue reading

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Freedom Fries, Meet Roses of the Prophet Mohammad

I can’t wait until the right gets ahold of this story: Iranians have re-named Danish pastries “Roses of the Prophet Mohammad.” And I can’t wait until we can respond to any wingnut criticism with, “Would you like some Freedom Fries … Continue reading

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Cutting Fat Doesn’t Cut Heart Disease Risk

I’ve been saying it all along: A low-fat diet isn’t the answer. Based entirely on my non-scientific experience living in Italy, I think a diet rich in natural foods is best, even if those foods are high in fat (like … Continue reading

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Charming. Diet wine, pitched to women by playing to their insecurities: This off-the-mark targeting reaches its full height with White Lie, Beringer Blass’ new lower-calorie, lower-alcohol wine for women. The marketing of this Chardonnay revolves around the maxim “a little … Continue reading

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The Best Thing I’ve Heard All Day

There is a God.

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Performance-Enhancing Soft Drinks… For Four-Year-Olds

No, it’s not a joke. The latest sports drink, Spark, is being marketed to kids between the ages of 4 and 11, and contains as much caffeine as in a cup of coffee — purportedly to encourange athletic performance (another … Continue reading

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Friday Random 10, 2nd ed.

I’m never as cool as Lauren (although I do constantly download the songs she lists). Bear with me anyway. I’m so glad it’s the weekend. 1. Joss Stone and Melissa Ethridge: Cry (live Janis Joplin cover) 2. Ray LaMontagne: Jolene … Continue reading

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Blonde Ambition

Today’s vanity-laced topics: hair, language and looking at American politics from Europe. Pictures will be interspursed. And it’s a fucking novel.

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Stupid Oracle

I don’t drink Starbucks. We have too many little coffee shops in town that I love to support to submit myself to Starbucks coffee. Nonetheless, as per my usual order of a grande soy latte with Irish Creme, the Starbucks … Continue reading

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