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Anything but work...
I picked up My Year of Meats last night on my way to YMG. Read some on the T, and was intrigued enough that I might be able to break out of my haze long enough to make my way through it. The first few pages struck me in the same way that the first few pages of Banana Yoshimoto's Kitchen did. Something about the way that we're thrust into the story in a way that is simultaneously gentle and headfirst.

In other book news, I've a copy of Edward Regis' The Great Mambo Chicken and the Transhuman Condition on order with B&N. Regis was an editor for Omni magazine, and TGMC is an extrapolation of scientific ideas on everything from space flight to human consciousness to genetic engineering. The whole is fascinating and terrifying at the same time. I've been meaning to pick up a copy ever since a friend of mine made me read it a few years ago, but recent conversations have brought a new sense of purpose to a re-exploration.

Not much else for now.
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khourytamarisk From: khourytamarisk Date: May 31st, 2002 09:09 am (UTC) (Link)

Mmmmm....Meat....

Apparently, the Good Eats cookbook is amazing in its explanations and recipes alike, and the author, Alton Brown (if I'm not mistaken), is a food genius. His show on the Food Network isn't bad either. Just thought you might like to know....
komos From: komos Date: May 31st, 2002 09:17 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Mmmmm....Meat....

I wish I were a food genius. The best I manage most of the time is the culinary equivalent of "I like eggs. ;)
wisdom_seeker From: wisdom_seeker Date: May 31st, 2002 09:45 am (UTC) (Link)

Don't Underestimate Your Food Acumen

As one who has eaten many of your culinary creations, I feel I am qualified to say that you are able to do far more than "I like eggs."
From: uruz Date: May 31st, 2002 10:34 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Don't Underestimate Your Food Acumen

I like BROWN eggs.
komos From: komos Date: May 31st, 2002 10:38 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Don't Underestimate Your Food Acumen

Only because they're fresh...
From: uruz Date: May 31st, 2002 10:44 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Don't Underestimate Your Food Acumen

Brown eggs are made by local hens that have a minimal amount of conditioning in the feed to produce white eggs.

Fresh eggs have chicken embryos in them. Noooooo. No want "fresh" eggs.
wisdom_seeker From: wisdom_seeker Date: May 31st, 2002 11:15 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Don't Underestimate Your Food Acumen

The color of the egg actually is dictated by the breed of the chicken, not by what they eat.

Only fertilized eggs have chicken embryos in them.

Personally, I prefer fresh eggs to ones that were laid 6 months ago...
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komos From: komos Date: May 31st, 2002 11:30 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Don't Underestimate Your Food Acumen

Well, now that that's settled, here's another article for your perusal...
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komos From: komos Date: May 31st, 2002 11:46 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Don't Underestimate Your Food Acumen

I wasn't kidding. I like eggs.
komos From: komos Date: May 31st, 2002 11:25 am (UTC) (Link)

On eggs

Sorry to be contrary, but I think these are fairly common misconceptions. As is noted here and elsewhere, the color of the egg has nothing to do with hormone additives, "battery" chickens (the ones who live their lives in boxes), or even fertilization. Instead, color is determined by the breed of chicken.

Most of the chickens in this area lay Brown eggs, ergo Brown = Local = Fresh. If you want to avoid additives and such, you have to go with organic offerings, and those come in both light and dark varieties. Be careful, though, because some of the makers adhere to looser definitions of "organic."
From: uruz Date: May 31st, 2002 11:46 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: On eggs

I think this is where I go ballistic and accuse you of swapping my words around, claiming you substituted "eggs" for "eggs." :)

In any case, thanks for the clarification. So you know, I get brown organic eggs from the hippy section at Star Market. Vegetable-fed hens. The eggs tend to be smaller, but I really don't notice.
komos From: komos Date: May 31st, 2002 11:56 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: On eggs

I'm big on Country Hen, myself, since they seem to taste best to me and are sufficiently anal about meeting the highest standards for the organic label. That, and they were giving out free half-dozens on the Esplanade during Earth Day. That was just so goofy as to be cool.

There's a woman in my office who has started keeping chickens, and I'm kind of curious to give her eggs a try. She's not an "organic" grower per se, but her happy chickens have the run of the place, and I doubt it would occur to her to feed them anti-biotics and hormone treatments. Since she's doing it more to keep the chickens than to make a profit, her eggs are cheap, too... about $1.50/dozen.
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