Clearing off my virtual desk for the weekend
I get a lot of e-mails from regulars with great ideas for posts -- so many it's hard to get to them all in a timely fashion. First of all, thank you. I'm sorry if I've missed some. (This has been a hectic week.) Anyway, I'm going to throw out a few before I have to head to Artscape (please, God, don't let it be as hot as Bel Air) to report a story for tomorrow on the new food courts.
First, Chez G sent me this link to an intriguing story in the Washington Post. As usual, please don't linger on another newspaper's site. You know how the Powers That Be hate that. Return here to comment on it.
Is the customer always right? If I want an iced latte, I always get a regular latte and a cup of ice, not so much because I get more but because I like the taste of steamed milk in a latte, hot or iced, and a lot of places make iced lattes with cold milk. ...
Federal Hill Jim sent me this info:
Hi EL. I'm vacationing on the Eastern Shore. I went to the store to get some snacks. Just when I was about to buy the danish havarti that I always buy at home, I saw a sticker on it that said it contained, or the cows were treated with, [something I can't exactly recall because I'm still in shock but it looked like a horrifying chemical element, it had letters and numbers]. After the scary letters and numbers, it said something like "no research has shown [scary letters and numbers] to affect food quality or to be harmful to humans."
Okay, well then, why the sticker warning me about it? And why isn't there the same sticker on the same danish havarti at the Safeway at home? I'm glad I know now, but jeez, I've had a lot of that danish havarti over the years..... what is going to happen to me? Do you know anything about modified cheese? BTW, I ended up with an aged vermont cheddar instead, which didn't have the warning. L
Brother Bim sent me this link to a story about the most expensive steak in the U.S.
Voodoo Pork had me laughing out loud with an e-mail the subject line of which was "Our great national nightmare is over."
Before copying a story on the FDA's lifting the salmonella warning on tomatoes, he had this to say:
Finally, Dahlink sent me a food quote:
"I have made a lot of mistakes falling in love, and regretted most of them, but never the potatoes that went with them." --Nora Ephron, "Heartburn"
If I've missed anyone, please post below.
(Photo from the Sun archives)