Category Archives: food

Today’s noms

I’ve been out walking for 6.5 hours (minus 1.5 hours for food), and worked up an appetite.  I visited the State Capitol, the University of Wisconsin, Frank Lloyd Wright’s Monona Terrace Convention Center on the waterfront, and the area around the University. I took a bunch of pictures, but for now will confine myself to […]

Leisure fascism: Vegan says that a carnivore can’t eat tofu because it’s “cultural appropriation”

Well, yes, this is from The Sun, but it does give names and I suspect it’s true (it’s reported at multiple places, including msn) .  Click on the screenshot for the LOLs: The relevant bit of their exchange (in case you didn’t know, “tofurkey” is a turkey substitute made out of tofu, intended for consumption at […]

Bangalore: Science and food

I have three posts remaining about my trip to India, and this is the next-to-penultimate one. I was invited to give two lectures in Bangalore (now called “Bengaluru,” but I’ll use the old name), hosted by the Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, a lovely garden campus on the outskirts of this rapidly growing […]

Japanese translation needed

Hiroko sent not only the paste-like “cat’s snacks” for Leon and Hili, but also what appears to be a fish for each cat, and which Hili ate with relish (metaphorical relish, that is). I’m curious as to what the Japanese wrapper says, so could a Japanese-reading reader provide a translation of whatever is legible on […]

A few snaps from Delhi

I have a lot of photos yet to post from my visits to Bangalore and Trivandrum, but those are substantial posts and I’m short on time.  So today let me just post a few random photos from Delhi, where I’m staying in the guesthouse of the Indian National Science Academy, a centrally located and comfortable […]

Pune: Science and food

My visit to Pune, as it was in Chandigarh and shall be in Thiruvananthapuram (the new name of Trivandrum), were at the Indian Institute for Science Education and Research (IISER), which teaches science to undergrads and graduate students, as well as harboring many labs with their complements of researchers, students, professors, and postdocs. You can read more […]

A holiday chocolate?

But which holiday? This photo came from reddit (I can’t vouch for its authenticity), and was sent by reader Woody, who said that it was “both funny and deeply disturbing”: I’m guessing it is real, and that they simply wrapped chocolate rabbits (for which they already had a mold) in a deceptive wrap to celebrate […]

Identity food politics

Here, from reader Pliny the in Between, is another failed attempt to overcome identity politics by bringing people together, though food. And, as all such attempts must, it failed (click to enlarge). Behold: “The end of beignets”:

Inappropriate gesture of the year: A 9/11 Memorial Moment of Mini-Muffins

I found this photo on Facebook, and sure enough, some checking showed that a Marriott hotel branch did indeed memorialize the 9/11 victims with this thoughtful Moment of Mini-Muffins: What a touching way to remind the 3,000 dead and 6,000 injured. Granted, the hotel chain did issue this explanation: “We are aware of the picture […]

Chicago dogs, northern edition

by Greg Mayer Jerry’s post this morning on Chicago dogs inspired me, and made me hungry, so I headed to Trolley Dogs, in downtown Kenosha, Wisconsin, for lunch. (Kenosha is the first town over the northern border of Illinois). There’s a street trolley that runs east-west on the boulevard to the south of the restaurant, […]