Larry Hosken: New: Tag: yeah-i-care-about-nutrition

Link: new Dead Milkmen album Fogeypunks and humorees of a certain age might remember The Dead Milkmen from back in the day. They have a new album out. I haven't listened to the whole thing, but "Caitlin Childs" and "Meaningless...

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Comic Report: Burger Force The premise doesn't sound promising, but oh man did I like Burger Force. Hapless youth joins an elite spy network with groovy 70s design that operates out of a secret base underneath a fast food rest...

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Supermarkets vs museums. Curated peaches are near the artisanal cereals in aisle six Since when does stocking a store - any kind of store - count as “curating?” –things consumed A lo...

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Book Report: Mountaineering in the Sierra Nevada Good writing can help your work's longevity. But it doesn't fix everything. Mountaineering in the Sierra Nevada is a well-written book. It's from 1872. Charles King was a good writer. But... it ...

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Link: Two Narrow Establishments in the Inner Sunset My neighborhood has a hot dog shack: Underdog. It's at around 18th Ave and Irving. I like it, and suspect that my foodie friends might like it, too. They might not trust my judgement, of course. ...

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Book Report: On Food and Cooking Here is the recipe I follow for tamales: 1. remove two tamales from package. 2. place in pot with steamer rack 3. place on high heat 4. get distracted by computer stuff, lose track of time 4. when ap...

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Site Update: Food Photos That day when I ate at all of the cafeterias at work (a few weeks ago), I brought along a camera, yay! Uhm, but I ran out of batteries early on and I hadn't brought any spares, whoops. So I emerged...

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Not-exactly Puzzle Hunts are Everywhere Item: Saturday, I wanted to vote, so I walked through the Haight and down to City Hall. In the Haight, I noticed some young folks in matching t-shirts scurrying around. So I observed and eavesdroppe...

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Link: Steven Pitsenbarger on Anthotypes Steven Pitsenbarger writes about making pictures of plants from their own juices. And that, children, is why you should never leave your salad out in the sunlight all day. It will become part of yo...

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Book Report: Lunch Lessons Those Debian install CDs showed up. Fortunately, I have two computers. So here I sit, typing on the laptop-- uhm, excuse me. OK, I'm back. Here I sit on the laptop, occasionally pausing to swap C...

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Book Report: Dishwasher Dave Hill wrote in to say that he'd been reading some of my old web pages. (He didn't say so, but he probably started browsing because he was hoping to see some kind of writeup about the the No More...

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Book Report: BAE05: Ellen Ullman's "Dining with Robots" The Best American Essays 2005 contains two essays which pay homage to the then recently-deceased chef Julia Child. One of them is by Ellen Ullman. Ellen Ullman is a geek; she writes about software ...

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Book Report: Garlic and Sapphires I am basically over my cold, but the sore throat remains. Thus, I wanted soup. Citrus Club, a soup place on the Haight, was closed. I guess they wanted to enjoy their holidays or something. So I ...

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Book Report: The Man Who Would Be King A U.S.A. citizen went to Afghanistan and got mixed up in the local wars and politics. In the 1830s. This is his story. Ben MacIntyre wrote this book about Josiah Harlan, foreign meddler. Unfortuna...

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Book Report: Consider the Oyster Holy moly, M.F.K. Fisher sure could write. I don't want to eat oysters, but I could read Fisher's writings about oysters all day. Except I can't really, because this was just a short little book. ...

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Book Report: Something From the Oven Laura Shapiro wrote this awesome book about home cooking in 1950s USA. There are many interesting stories here. There is the tragic tale of Poppy Cannon who tried to convince the world that canned t...

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