Somehow I managed to miss the fact that Anthony Bourdain has a new TV show. How could this be? He’s basically the patron saint of snarky food enthusiasts, so you can imagine how deeply I am emotionally invested here. Luckily I have friends (Dugan) who are also snarky food enthusiasts and were similarly shocked that I had not seen said new show. Before everyone panics, you should know that it has all been rectified and the world can continue on, at least until November because this is 2012 and it’ll all be over soon anyway. Continue reading
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Ah, food. For years (thousands, really) we as a species were only content to eat it. What barren, miserable, lonely years those were. Now, as we lurch forward gracefully into the dawn of a new millennium Continue reading
As you may know, chef Paula Deen, the woman famous for her southern/deep-fried/buttery/100% delicious recipes, has type 2 diabetes. Hold the phone! Everyone, scramble! How dare she fall victim to the inevitable consequence of her eating habits!
The media frenzy over Deen’s diagnosis underscores a very silly thing we do in this country. For some inexplicable reason, we hold television personalities accountable for our own poor decisions. So Paula Deen pushes fatty, cholesterol-filled, sugar covered, potato chip encrusted, doughnut encircled, heart-attack-in-a-recipe recipes. So she has bazillions of fans hanging on her every word. So what? Does that make it her responsibility to include caveats about healthy eating alongside everything she does?