Category Archives: food and drink

Readers’ wildlife photographs: Special travel edition

Reader Susan Heller sent me a bunch of photos from her recent (April) trip to Istanbul, a city I’ve visited three times and absolutely love. So did she. Her are her “wildlife photos” from that fabled town. I’m not in the habit of posting travel photos, so keep on sending me wildlife , but these were […]

Josh Ozersky died

I was absolutely shocked to read in today’s New York Times that renowned food critic Josh Ozersky had died, and at the terribly young age of 47. Lately he was the food critic for Esquire, and the encomiums for Josh are pouring in from his fellow critics and foodies. Many disagreed with him, but all recognized […]

Astronaut Sam finally gets her espresso

Houston, we have a tw**t from our Official Website Astronaut, giving us an A-OK on the new ISS espresso machine: Note the special Space Cup (and the Captain Janeway quote). h/t: Matthew Cobb  

The Food Police strike again: child with Oreos in packed lunch sent home with a note

Today Parents reports that a 4-year-old Colorado child was sent to school with some Oreo cookies in her packed lunch. She returned with this critical note from the Food Police at school, who had obviously been monitoring what the kids ate: The parents are pissed, and rightly so—even some of their friends became Leisure Fascists™! (my […]

Espresso in space: Italian astronaut on the ISS must have proper coffee

What better way to greet the day than this tw**t from astronaut Samantha Christoforetti, who, being Italian, was elated on Wednesday to take delivery of a special space espresso machine ferried to the International Space Station via the Dragon vehicle. “Sam”, as she calls herself, is, as Wikpedia notes, the first Italian woman in space, is festooned with multiple […]

Cat, noms, and and a chinwag with Uncle Dan

Just a reprise of my Good Friday up to 2 p.m.—while my memory is still fresh.  This includes a felid, lunch, and coffee and conversation with Dan Dennett. First, I am staying with old friends, and they have a 13-year-old cat named Garcia. He is is diffident towards strangers, including me, but it let me pet it […]

Noms in Hattiesburg

TRIGGER WARNING: Lots of meat. The posting rules are simple; if you try to denigrate the food I ate, or tell me that my diet in Hattiesburg was unhealthy, I will delete your comment. I have stated a gazillion times that I eat like this only on seminar trips, and that my usual diet at […]

Travel photos: India

I thought I’d put up some of the rest of my India photos (I suspect there will be two or three more installments, one featuring d*gs). I found that I still had food pictures, and some others as well. A sari shop at night, Kolkata: The king of Indian yogurt sweets: misthi doi (also called mitha […]

Readers’ wildlife photographs

Apparently reader Stephen Barnard has returned to Idaho from New Zealand, for I received several photos of U.S. critters the other day. Here are a few, and some New Zealand noms (as always, click to enlarge): The light is usually terrible this time of the year, but you take what  you can get. A mule […]

Holiday snaps: India (more noms)

Some people have a foolish way of not minding, or pretending not to mind, what they eat. For my part, I mind my belly very studiously, and very carefully. For I look upon it, that he who doesn’t mind his belly will hardly mind anything else. —Samuel Johnson I have a few more posts of holiday […]


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