I hate to sound melodramatic, but lettuce and I are enemies. It’s not that I don’t like eating salad—I do—it’s that I never eat salad fast enough before my lettuce gets “weird,” as in “not technically inedible but kind of limp and not-so-fresh looking.” This makes me feel like a failure, and I hate failure. Luckily, …
When I first started cooking for myself and others, I considered a steak dinner to be the epitome of sophisticated adult-ness, especially when served with an aggressively tannic bottle of red wine. I wasn’t bad at making the meal, but one element always eluded me: the freaking pan sauce.
Yesterday I asked you all for your thoughts and feelings on what makes a sandwich truly excellent. It turns out you are a very opinionated bunch, particularly when it comes to sandwiches, and the resulting conversation was, in a word, delicious.
Food contains energy. Exercise takes energy. We feel great when we’re full of energy. But, uh, are we talking about the same thing in all three sentences? We aren’t, and our president is one of the many people who can’t keep the different meanings straight. Let’s clear up the confusion.
Happy Monday, and welcome back to to What’s Cooking?, the weekly open thread where you get to share all of your brilliant thoughts, advice, recipes, and opinions on all things edible. This week I want to talk about that humble, but often transcendent meal between two slices of bread—the sandwich.
People are freaking out about a recent story where a man who ate sushi ended up with a stomach parasite. While acquiring a gut buddy is a real possibility whenever you eat something raw, it’s also fairly uncommon and easy to avoid.
Sushi usually contains raw food. It is not cooked. Raw things are full of bacteria, and sometimes parasites, because animals have those things in their tissue. Sushi can get you sick. This should not be a surprise.