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"If one were to construct a Venn diagram of different types of dorkiness, there would certainly be an overlap between the circles drawn for beer geeks and for video gamers."

Peter Meehan on Barcade

Posted by Josh Friedland on Apr 25, 2007 in Drinking | Link | add to del.icio.us | Digg this story | Email this post

"Did the network, upon realizing (as they surely did) that the whole thing was a hideous, stultifyingly boring cluster fuck — and a public slap to their talent — did they consider maybe having the good taste to just bury the whole thing in archives like a rotten bone?"

Anthony Bourdain on the Food Network Awards

Posted by Josh Friedland on Apr 17, 2007 in Media | Link | add to del.icio.us | Digg this story | Email this post

"The Curious Cook column last Wednesday, about the chemistry of meat color, referred incorrectly to the chemical that binds with the pigment myoglobin to make nitrite-cured meat pink. It is nitric oxide (NO) — not nitrous oxide (N2O), a sedative used in dentistry."

The New York Times on Laughing Gas

Posted by Josh Friedland on Apr 12, 2007 in Science | Link | add to del.icio.us | Digg this story | Email this post

"'Foodie': It's like the infantile diminutive -- you put a 'y' on the end of everything to make it childlike. We don't need it. It's embarrassing. 'I'm a foodie.' Oh my God."

Chris Onstad on "Foodie"

Posted by Josh Friedland on Apr 11, 2007 in Language | Link | add to del.icio.us | Digg this story | Email this post

"Eating Günter Grass’s flounder was actually like reading one of his novels: nutritious, but a little pale and starchy."

Adam Gopnik on Fictional Food

Posted by Josh Friedland on Apr 4, 2007 in Books | Link | add to del.icio.us | Digg this story | Email this post