Posted by chris on Jun 24th, 2009
Jina Bolton just posted this photo I took on her new site, Art in my coffee! If you want to see how it’s done, watch this video of a barista in action. And just think of all the times their parents told them to stop playing with their food.
Posted by chris on Jan 17th, 2009
My resolve to cut out caffeine lasted about a year, but now I’m back in the game — again.
It’s a helluva drug
New York Magazine has published an interesting piece on the differences between caffeine & it’s not-so-distant cousin, cocaine:
Cocaine and amphetamines essentially do the same thing, only they create not just a pleasant feeling but outright euphoria [...] But the higher a drug’s highs, the lower its lows, which is why a crack user needing a fix might rob an elderly neighbor at gunpoint while a coffee drinker might simply get snippy with co-workers.
Full article: The Coffee Junkie’s Guide to Caffeine Addiction
Posted by chris on Jan 30th, 2007
Over at Yahoo! Food, they’ve posted the Top 10 Foods for a Good Night’s Sleep. The article explains why foods like bananas, warm milk, almonds, flaxseed, turkey, and potatoes will help you fall asleep.
It also includes a recipe for “Lullaby Muffins” that includes several sleep-inducing ingredients. I can only assume it’s tastier than the “Turkey & Banana Milkshake with French Fry Crust Sleep Elixir” I was going to propose.
Posted by chris on Jan 29th, 2007
People over at 9rules are discussing their favorite and least favorite Food Network personality. Some of the crowd favorites are: Alton Brown, Giada De Laurentis and Rachael Ray — except for one person who apparently absolutely despises her:
She must have some publicist, she was on FHM as one of the 100 hottest women! Maybe the 100 hottest late 30’s drunken bar hag, big-hipped, flat chested, sqaut-legged, bad tipping, stupid word-inventing, joker-smiling half wits…. maybe.
Some of the not-so-favorites: Bobby Flay and Ina Garten (aka “The Barefoot Contessa”). Ina Garten was voted down mostly for cooking dishes that the average person doesn’t have the resources to make.
That’s cause Ina Garten is ballin, son.
Posted by chris on Jan 22nd, 2007
A guy posted this video of what he believes is subliminal advertising for McDonalds on the Food Network, during an episode of American Iron Chef. In my opinion, it’s probably just a broadcasting glitch or something trivial like that and there’s no need to comb through any more Food Network shows in slow motion. (Unless you’re one of those Giada De Laurentiis fans. You know which ones I’m talking about.)