Category Archives: food

Ramen, brothers and sisters! Google doodle celebrates the inventor of the instant noodle

Usually the Google Doodle celebrates an accomplishment in science or literature, but today’s is an accomplishment in food. If you go to the Google page (click on screenshot below), you’ll see an animation of someone enjoying a steaming bowl of noodles: and there’s another, too! I think it’s random which one you get: What is […]

Leon in the mountains, part deux

Leon continues his hiking adventure in the mountains of Poland, but the exercise and cold, fresh air has given him an appetite. Leon: This is a nice view but let’s go the mountain hostel to have some dumplings (pierogi).  

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 […]

Holiday snaps: India (noms)

While I was shopping one day in Delhi, I came across an outdoor “food fest” right off Connaught Place. This is something I’ve never before seen in India, and the offerings were delectable. Unfortunately, I had a big lunch on tap that afternoon, so I forced myself to simply photograph and not eat what you’re […]

Still moar India: lunch and a bit of shopping

I nipped into New Delhi this morning for a bit of shopping and a visit to a legendary South Indian restaurant, Saravana Bhavan (see menu at the link). To get into the place (there’s almost always a line), I ate at noon—early by Indian standards. South Indian restaurants are reliable, as they’re almost always clean, […]

First noms in India

It’s appropriate that my first post from India (and posting will be light after I leave Delhi on Wednesday morning) is on food: in particular, my first meal in Delhi. Here is a lovely lunch that my hosts prepared. Here we have, clockwise from bottom left, potatoes and onions, eggplant and chilis, kebabs with shredded chicken, […]

Kittehs and turkey

by Greg Mayer As an envoi for Thanksgiving, a visual composition of a turkey and two kittehs. While preparing Thanksgiving goodies, my wife found that candy corn is a scarce item after Halloween, but our local 5 and dime came through, with a variety of candy corns to choose from. The blend she selected, “Autumn […]

Goys try Jewish food for the first time, are not impressed

According to Professor Ceiling Cat (who has wide nomming experience), the three best cuisines in the world are, in no particular order, French, Indian, and Chinese (especially of the Szechuan/Hunan variety). And there are few cuisines that I don’t admire in general. Sadly, in the bottom tier of ethnic cuisine rests the food of my own culture: Jewish. […]

Evolution 2014: Food

by Greg Mayer As I noted in a previous post, the Evolution meetings this year (a joint meeting of the Society for the Study of Evolution, the Society of Systematic Biologists, and the American Society of Naturalists) were in Raleigh, North Carolina. From a culinary point of view, North Carolina is known for its barbecue. There are many […]

Last night’s noms

Due to a lack of substantive intellectual content today, you will get to see last night’s dinner, consumed the Sol de Mexico restaurant in an isolated part of west Chicago. It isolation is good, though, because the food was absolutely fantastic and yet it wasn’t hard to get reservations. Some of the finest Mexican food I’ve […]


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