Login

Recent Tweets

Follow Me on Twitter

Powered by Twitter Tools

Juicy Bites

Looking for Something?

Google

Best (and Worst) Foods for Digestion

An article by Health.com’s Amanda Gardner points out some of the reasons that those of us who are “approaching maturity” may have tummy troubles. Things like too much fried food and too little exercise. Not that the denizens of the Underground have those issues; no, that’s purely theoretical. Interesting, but not germane.

Then she goes on […]

Bon Appétit for Christmas?

I was given a subscription to Bon Appétit for Christmas. I can hardly wait for the first issue to get here! There’s bound to be great recipes, as well as much food for thought.

Do you read Bon Appétit? Or maybe another food magazine? What are your thoughts about food mags? The food periodical business? Drop […]

A Salmagundi of Savory Silliness

This entry is part of a series, Follies 2011»

I’ve been storing up odd news bits that (allegedly) involve food. It’s time to share a few of the strange and unbelievable ones:

The convenient Russian myth that beer is a soft drink will end shortly, following the enactment of restrictions signed by President Dmitry Medvedev […]

Pass the Shaker, Please: End the Salt Persecution

Salt. One of those four-letter words in food culture these days. So very fundamental to our existence that some of the earliest trade routes were to carry salt from source to need. So ingrained (Get it? Ingrained? I crack me up…) in our culture that the word for earnings is “salary,” or salt money. […]

Overpaying in This Economy’s a Crime; Are You Guilty?

Forbes recently published an article about household items you may be paying too much for these days. Common items like aspirin (it’s pretty much all made by the same process), fancy cleaners (vinegar and baking soda get a lot of things out, and Bar Keepers Friend isn’t costly), shampoo and other beauty products (most of […]

Are You Joining the Artisanal Ketchup Revolution?

Ketchup. That red glop that kids use to hide the taste of everything from broccoli to bananas. It’s somehow seen as quintessentially American, although we didn’t invent it. It’s not even the top-selling topping in the States; mayonnaise and salsa both sell better. And until recently, it’s not been seen as a target for […]

The Mag is Dead, Long Live the Mag!

I’ve been convinced that the end of the world is upon us, for months now. My evidence? Well, not the Japan earthquake and tsunami, as bad as that is. Nor the death of Usama bin Laden. Oil prices haven’t caused my paranoia fear. Even the global die-off of bees isn’t in the running.

No, it […]

Shuttle Discovery: Now THAT Was a Real Man’s Flick

I know, I know; the Underground’s a foodie blog. Well, arguably this is about food too! But first:

Discovery’s home for the last and final time. Over 27 years of service to America’s manned space presence. A year of total time in space. A full 39 missions, and over 148 million miles traveled.

Whatever ship is named […]