Thursday, February 25, 2010

Small Bites

- The owner of Porchetta in the East Village fulfilled a challenging request to feed Marines in Afghanistan.

- For fans of the Treats Truck: A peek inside Kim Ima's West Village apartment.

- It's been too long since we had a good ice cream post. Many ideas for what seem like original ice cream flavors are just stolen from other places, says Toscanini's Gus Rancatore. Corby Kummer's article on ice cream from 2000 that is linked to within is an interesting read as well; burnt caramel was unusual 10 years ago, but I'd say it's pretty common now.

- Eliminating BPA, a chemical that may be linked to various health problems, from food containers is no easy task.

- Do you keep your fridge clean and neat? No? Maybe you could use a little help, but you aren't the only one.

- A bribery scheme allowed tomato products that did not meet quality standards, including some of which were moldy, to make it into the food manufacturing industry. 

- I have to admire the courage of someone who would try sushi from Jack's 99 cent store for the sake of a blog. To have lived to tell the tale = automatic bragging rights.

- Calvin Trillin has a fun article in this week's New Yorker about Chinese chef Peter Chang who has a groupie-like following. Only an abstract is available online.

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