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I know what you're thinking. You're thinking, "Boy, the world could really use another website. There's just not enough out there right now, and I'm feeling unfulfilled."

Okay, so maybe you're not thinking that. And maybe the world doesn't really need another website.

But this isn't just any new website. This is a sensory explosion of beauty, passion and color wrapped up in an efficient 5-7-5 line structure. Lush photos. Tasty haiku. And a new post every week. What's not to like?

Haiku Lunchbox

It's Haiku Lunchbox, and you should go over there right now and add it to your RSS or Google Reader or bookmarks or whathave you so you don't miss out on the tastiness to come.

Guaranteed delight or your money back.

Meanwhile, this site will be featuring some tasty recipe stuff this week, including a high-stakes barbecue sauce throwdown. Excitement... stay tuned!

Cheers,
Miss Ginsu

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7.26.2009

FoodLink Roundup: 11.24.08

Cupcake's Link Roundup
Last week, Cupcake was located inside the Colosseum in Rome, Italy. Where in the world is Cupcake this week? Post your guess in the comments.

Crunch these numbers before munching on turkey
Rusty on your arithmetic? Brush up on basic calculations for the holiday.

Wylie, Eggs, Chihuahuas
Studio 360 is all about food arts and sciences this week. Worth a listen.

Bagels (girda nan) a hot commodity in China too
On the ancient bagel-like girda nan and the quiet invasion of Jewish-style bagels in China.

Kitchen Essentials: 10 versatile pantry items
Not your grandma's list of staples. Ten ingredients for the intermediate to advanced home cook.

Jerusalem artichokes with manouri and basil oil
You kind of can't go wrong with roasted veg and some tasty fats...

New food links — and another postcard from Cupcake — every Monday morning on missginsu.com

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11.24.2008

FoodLink Roundup: 11.17.08

Cupcake's Link Roundup
Last week, Cupcake was handily spotted in the grand hall of Grand Central Station. Where in the world is Cupcake this week? Post your guess in the comments.

Spam Spikes
Apparently, in hard times (like now) Spam production (the meat kind) goes into overdrive.

Talking chocolate with Damian Allsop
Man breaks back and morphs into modern Willy Wonka. Culinary magic ensues.

What the World Leaders Ate
Planet Money posts the White House menu for G-20 world leaders. Mmm... Lamb, Quinoa and Huckleberries.

The Math on the Starbucks Gold Card
Bottom line: you have to be an addict to make it pay.

Scientists turn tequila into diamonds
My high school chem class definitely didn't feature this experiment.

McDonald's sales rise 8.2 percent
"McDonald's is likely benefiting from diners who might ordinarily go to pricier sit-down restaurants but are gravitating to fast food to save money — a phenomenon called 'trading down.'"

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11.17.2008

FoodLink Roundup: 11.10.08

Cupcake's Link Roundup
Last week, Cupcake was called out (by everyone, seemingly) at a Gotham Girls Roller Derby home game. So, where in the world is Cupcake this week? Yeah, I know this one's a softball, but be a peach and post a guess in the comments anyway.

Feds try to get students to eat fruit and veg
"Not to brag or anything," 10-year-old Harrison Saling said, "but I've always been pretty good about my fruits." Hilarious...

'Clean-up' bees could save endangered hives
Scientists tinker with bees in the hope of saving agriculture. Go, Scientists, Go!

Purple Reign
Snapdragons + Tomatoes + Genetic Tinkering = more flavonoids?

When Money Is Tight, Eating Healthy Can Be a Struggle
Newsflash... healthful eating is a class issue!

Pizza From Scratch: First, Bricks and a Trailer
My friend Dave rocks the outdoor oven for the Times. Woot!

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11.10.2008

FoodLink Roundup: 11.03.08

Cupcake's Link Roundup
Last week, a cold, cruel beast spotted Cupcake watching the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade near Times Square. Where in the world is Cupcake this week? Post your guess in the comments.

Forget Caviar
Canceling the Christmas party: ...it’s bad form to do anything too opulent

Bringing Home the Venison
Trading the mushroom basket for larger-scale foraging in the Upper Midwest.

Celebrating Day of the Dead's delicious side
A holiday for the dead, but a feast for the living.

Environment, economy weigh on bottled water sector
Bottled water retailers look for new buyers in the global marketplace: "We have minerals and vitamins that are unique to the local community and we want to sell that."

Idolator's Guide To Condiment Pop
You want fries with that?

Calories Do Count
Chain eateries begin to see the results of item calorie count postings.

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11.03.2008

FoodLink Roundup: 10.27.08

Cupcake's Link Roundup
Last week, Cupcake was out on the links at Van Cortlandt Park Golf Course, America's oldest public golf course, in the Bronx. Where in the world is Cupcake this week? Post your guess in the comments.

measure for measure
What's in a pinch? Depends on your fingers.

A Choir of Turkeys
What's the sound of one hand clapping? Not sure, but it's probably nothing like 300 turkeys gobbling on cue.

The New Foam Meets the Old Foam
"I must say I don't really understand this thing you call an egg cream. It doesn't seem to go well with the pastrami, and doesn't have much flavor. And there doesn't seem to be any egg in it." ...Ed Levine takes culinary god Ferran Adria out to dinner. At Katz's deli, of course.

New food links — and another postcard from Cupcake — every Monday morning on missginsu.com

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10.27.2008

FoodLink Roundup: 10.20.08

Cupcake's Link Roundup
Last week, Cupcake was reviewing flats of sweets in Istanbul, Turkey. Where in the world is Cupcake this week? Post your guess in the comments.

River Cottage Bramley lemon curd
A lovely photo series composed of lemon curd made with apples. Mmm...

i voted!
As if voting wasn't already its own reward... Now, there's ice cream.

Rancher’s Goat Meat Grabs Attention of Chefs
Niman dumps the cows, goes for the goat.

On recession gardens
The retro Victory Garden returns in new, credit-crunched clothing.

Credit Crunch Cooking
Cheap meats, thoughts of eating the pets and a return to MFK Fisher.

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10.20.2008

FoodLink Roundup: 10.13.08

Cupcake's Link Roundup
Last week, Cupcake was shopping and dining at the Brooklyn Flea. Where in the world is Cupcake this week? Post your guess in the comments.

Open Letter to the Next Farmer in Chief
Common-Sense Food Activist Michael Pollan Strikes Back!

Brazilian-inspired soup
A slightly lighter take on that classic Brazilian takedown: feijouada.

Bread Without Yeast
Just add flour, water and patience.

Change Your Pumpkin, Change Your World
Is food political? You bet your sweet squash it is...

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10.13.2008

FoodLink Roundup: 09.29.08

Cupcake's Link Roundup
Last week, Cupcake was located among the pumpkins in Red Hook Farm, Brooklyn. Where in the world is Cupcake this week? Post your guess in the comments.

Kick off Rosh Hashanah with Sephardic savories
Sephardic treats for the New Year holiday.

Ancient Yeast Reborn in Modern Beer
Best thing to come out of amber since the velociraptors in Jurassic Park.

An Urban Farmer Is Rewarded for His Dream
How refreshing it is to read some good news this week...

What the 21st Century Will Taste Like
Chef David Chang has an epiphany about a diet for a smaller planet. Once again, old ideas become new realizations.

Mediterranean Diet Declines, and Weights Rise
An increasingly "American-style" diet produces a generation of tubby Greek kids. So sad!

T. rex's closest living relative found on the farm
Oh, how the mighty have fallen!

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9.29.2008

FoodLink Roundup: 09.22.08

Cupcake's Link Roundup
Last week, Cupcake was spotted (by two clever folks!) in Bryant Park, NYC at the Flatiron Building. Where in the world is Cupcake this week? Post your guess in the comments.

Frothing at the Latte
Some casual research on whether lattes signal political preference.

Unscrambling the Boastful Egg
Decoding what all that labeling is trying to tell you.

Dry sodas — soft and complex
Small-batch soda made with care. I approve.

How to be a thriftysomething: scrimping stylishly
Recession-proof for the Brit set.

6 Food Mistakes Parents Make
Seems like sound advice to me.

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9.22.2008

FoodLink Roundup: 09.15.08

Cupcake's Link Roundup
Last week, Cupcake was on the beach in Barcelona (lucky pastry!) Where in the world is Cupcake this week? Post a guess in the comments.

The full english: a Flickr set
A bold call for the big breakfast. In color!

Burglar wakes men with spice rub, sausage attack
Clearly a foodie.

Corn Syrup Manufacturers Getting A Little Nervous
The High-Fructose Corn Syrup lobby fights back! Take that, wary American public!

Make Sure the TSA Doesn't Grab Your Snacks
Do remember to pack snacks, but beware of peanut butter portions larger than 3oz...

heita3: vegetable musician
Play (music) with your food! It's the ultimate in biodegradability...

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9.15.2008

FoodLink Roundup: 09.8.08

Cupcake's Link Roundup
Last week, Cupcake was checking out the annual International Pickle Festival on the Lower East Side in NYC. (If you're local, check it out next weekend!) Where in the world is Cupcake this week? Post a guess in the comments.

Where whale steak goes well with greens
Save the whales? They're saving them for dinner.

Will Cupcakes Be the Next Krispy Kreme?
I just love the term "cupcake backlash."

Harissa, mon amour
"This is an ode to harissa. It's replaced my ketchup, my salsa picante, even (gasp) my Louisiana hot sauce." I could not agree more. Harissa rules.

Budget Brown Bag
The SanFran Gate gets some flack for their high-falutin' recipe ideas in the comments: "Nobody has both a tight budget AND so much leisure time as to make a child's lunch using 10-20 ingredients."

20 fabulous European food festivals
The Guardian tells you where to go... Pizzafest!

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9.08.2008

FoodLink Roundup: 09.01.08

Cupcake's Link Roundup
Though an excellent guess was tendered for Yellowstone, last week, Cupcake was actually located in at the geothermal ponds of Iceland's Blue Lagoon. Where in the world is Cupcake this week? Post your guess in the comments.

Earthquake-proof a wine cellar
...with o-rings and zipties. A nice hack for connaisseurs living on fault lines.

Celebrating the produce pioneers
An article on one of the Bay area's produce boosters... followed, inexplicably (not that I'm complaining), by veeeery tasty looking brown-butter almond cake with plums. I'd eat that.

Marrow filled with spinach, bulgar and feta
Apparently in the UK, a "marrow" is a summer squash. Good to know.

Think Twice Before Jumping Into the Restaurant Business
The anatomy of fail: “I seriously thought we were going to die of exhaustion”

What It's Like to Be a Butcher
What makes the butcher? Find out in this really nicely done piece. Kudos to Esquire.

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9.01.2008

FoodLink Roundup: 08.25.08

Cupcake's Link Roundup
Though he may have appeared to have been in Nova Scotia last week (a fine guess), Cupcake was actually located just down the way from Bonaparte Breads in Fells Point, Baltimore. Where in the world is Cupcake this week? Post your guess in the comments.

Conserving locally caught tuna, Italian style
Since I buy the Italian stuff by the case, it helps to know how to actually make it.

Not Just a Garden, but Cows
The latest thing in suburban status symbols: Jersey Cows.

The Essential Barbecue Guide
Duck, Venison... The Guardian's take on grilling looks a bit more adventurous than your standard US grill feature.

Dirt exposure boosts happiness
A little something gardeners have known all along...

Fish Tale Has DNA Hook
Teens testing restaurant dishes find some fishy business afoot.

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8.25.2008

FoodLink Roundup: 08.18.08


Last week, our sweet protagonist was sussed out by Mr. Hazard at the Coney Island Boardwalk. Where in the world is Cupcake this week? Post your guess in the comments.

Vin Mariani
the nonist makes a rare foray into the realm of food blogging with the bizarre history of Vin Mariani: a most intoxicating beverage...

Make your own "pop tarts"
I have absolute certainty that these are immeasurably better than those little pastry hunks in the silver foil pouches.

Grandma's Grain Recipe
Oh yeah... this one is looking like a likely candidate for the autumn/winter brekkie roster.

Bodega Party in a Box
Your guide to celebrating (and making food from) the friendly neighborhood bodega.

The Frownie
Make a whole plate, and you've got a pity party. Hilarious.

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8.18.2008

FoodLink Roundup: 08.11.08

Cupcake's Link Roundup
It's Cupcake's birthday! Hooray, and happy birthday, Cupcake! Last week, our exploratory pastry hero was located out in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado. Where in the world is Cupcake this week? Post your guess in the comments.

Beijing breakfast of champions
Eggs and tomatoes... with ginger!

Sorting Out Coffee’s Contradictions
Contrary to popular mythology, coffee doesn't appear to cause cancer, send you to the loo or give you high blood pressure.

Cutting Calories and Saving D'oh
Very nicely done.

Consumers are raising cane over corn sweetener
Count me in among the wary. I'm a big label-reader and HFCS-avoider these days...

.: Jen's Chocolate Cake :.
Not a blog, but simplicity itself: a single chocolate cake recipe that Jen (and others) apparently adore. I made a peanut-butter glaze for it last week.

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8.11.2008

FoodLink Roundup: 08.04.08

Cupcake's Link Roundup
Last week, Cupcake was spotted in the Tuillerie Gardens in Paris. Where in the world is Cupcake this week? Post your guess in the comments.

In a jam
Summer in a jar... faster.

Six of a Kind: Pizza / Slice of heaven
Six best pizzas in the bay area? I'm a bit far afield. Anyone have intelligence on this one?

I'll Take the Manhattan
Mmmmm. You can't argue with the classics...

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8.04.2008

FoodLink Roundup: 07.28.08

Cupcake's Link Roundup
Last week, Cupcake took a break in the Central Park Sheep's Meadow. (Fine spotting to the Beast and Hazard both.) Where in the world is Cupcake this week? Post your guess in the comments.

Apizza Scholls: Top Five Pizzeria in America
Slice puts its hands on one of America's best pies. You can bet I'll be stopping by the next time I'm in Portland.

Reviving the Ramapo
"The market is ripe for the return of the Ramapo because there is a sizable group out there that wants their tomato to taste good." It's like finding something useful up in the attic.

Slideluck Potshow
A surprise hit in cities around the world, simply local folks sitting around watching slides and eating potluck food.

A Locally Grown Diet With Fuss but No Muss
And now, friends, we return to an era of surfs raising premium crops for the lords...

I Hate Cilantro Haikus
Wow... I had no idea this was a haiku genre.

NutritionData.com
Some good visualizations of individual ingredients in the Nutrition Search widget.

Italy's creative microbrew movement gets noticed
"Outside of the U.S., Italy probably has the most exciting brewing scene in the world," says Garrett Oliver. And yes, he's talking about beer, not wine. That's just crazy.

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7.28.2008

FoodLink Roundup: 07.21.08

Cupcake's Link Roundup
As surmised, last week Cupcake was visiting the handsome polar bear at the Musée d'Orsay. Where in the world is Cupcake this week? Be the envy of your friends and the bane of your enemies by posting a guess in the comments.

Vertical Farms for Urban Areas
Critics question zucchini-in-the-sky visions: “Would a tomato in lower Manhattan be able to outbid an investment banker for space in a high-rise?”

Cutest. Spaghetti film. Ever.
I love this short so much. PES, you rock.

The Food-Truck Revolution
NY Mag offers up a handy map of NYC's most mobile meals... with recommendations, of course.

Red Hook vendors in the red
I know they mean well, but I kind of hate the health department.

felt egg cosy
I can't say I've ever had need for an egg cozy, but... OMG SO CUTE!

Is Eco-Wine Better?
An exploration of the "green" wine spin factor.

Parker's Wine Vintage Chart
A good "print out and take along" reference for the next time you're out wine shopping.

Fun with Toxins
MUG sends out a call to New Yorkers... Help keep consumer labeling on your milk!

Good Fish, Bad Fish: A Consumer Guide
Think wild Alaskan (sablefish, salmon) or think small: mussels, oysters, anchovies, sardines

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7.21.2008

FoodLink Roundup: 07.14.08

Cupcake's Link Roundup
Happy Bastille Day! Last week, Cupcake was found lollygagging in London, scoring yet another win for Mr. Hazard. Where in the world is Cupcake this week? Post your guess in the comments.

Quest for the Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookie
A very nicely done piece breaking down the various elements of the perfect chocolate chip cookie.

Bacon mania
'People now wear bacon like it's a mark of status or tribal membership,' says a New York writer who blogs under the name Miss Ginsu and has garnered online attention for making her own bacon cake and bacon ice cream." Woo! I'm a bacon expert. :)

The best croissant in Paris
Pim thinks she's found it. And oh, how I'd love to follow up on this experiment personally...

Secret report: biofuel caused food crisis
Uh oh... Study says "plant fuels have played a 'significant' part in pushing up food prices to record levels"

Do You Know Where Your Mushrooms Come From?
European countries have been labeling their produce sources for years... it's about time the US quit stalling.

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7.14.2008

FoodLink Roundup: 07.07.08

Cupcake's Link Roundup
Last week, as surmised, Cupcake was enjoying the Day of the Dead festival in Playa del Carmen, Mexico. Where in the world is Cupcake this week? Post your guess in the comments.

Pizza Loses Favor as Italians Turn to Pasta
I'm in Italy right now and have seen no evidence of this trend. But maybe National Geographic knows something I don't.

A bottle of Coke tracks change in Africa
An interesting illustration of change. Too bad there's no infographic.

The 11 Best Foods You Aren’t Eating
Beets, cabbage, sardines, turmeric, cinnamon? I'm all over that.

The original Kentucky fried chicken
Might not be on the Healthiest Foods list, but it's sure worth a try...

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7.07.2008

FoodLink Roundup: 06.30.08

Cupcake's Link Roundup
Last week, Cupcake was located out in San Francisco's über-tasty Ferry Market. Where in the world is Cupcake this week? Post a guess in the comments.


Best North American food festivals
Can't make it to Buñol, Spain for La Tomatina? Check for a food fest closer to home.

10 Tips for Homemade Ice Cream Success
Some solid advice for making sure you have success with your homemade ice cream.

Choux City
Oh, tasty little pastry, choux have stolen my heart.

Frybread
"A powwow won't function without frybread."

Pollinator Partnership
Awareness of and research for colony collapse disorder. Save the bees!

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6.30.2008

FoodLink Roundup: 06.23.08

Link Roundup
Last week, that globe-trotting Cupcake was hangin' at the trés cool Marche d'Aligre in Paris. Where in the world is cupcake this week? Think you know? Post it in the comments.

Yes, We Will Have No Bananas
Enjoy that smoothie while you can. The end of cheap bananas seems nigh.

Can Lifestyle Changes Bring Out the Best in Genes?
Once again, diet and exercise seem good for health. It's like a mantra. Eat well and exercise. Eat well and exercise...

Girl, 12, Chases Lemonade Stand Robber
Robbing a kid's lemonade stand has gotta be the very definition of lame...

How to nap
Yay! An awesome infographic on one of my favorite topics...

Homemade Guanciale
Home-cured pork jowl done up in a small urban apartment.

On Kimchi
“kimchi is truth, truth kimchi; that is all ye know on earth, and all ye need to know.” Holla.

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6.23.2008

FoodLink Roundup: 06.09.08

Link Roundup
Last week, Cupcake was at the Columbus Circle corner of Central Park, as guessed by Mr. Hazard. Where's that wily cupcake now? This week is anyone's guess. Think you know? Post in the comments.

Real Thought for Food for Long Workouts
"neither researcher regularly uses energy drinks or energy bars. They just drink water, and eat real food." Hallelujah.

Promising Red Wine/Longevity Research
Great news for the hedonists: research indicates you might be able to say "to hell with calorie-restricted diets" and just drink a bottle of wine every day.

How to Butcher a Chicken
Hey... you never know.

NYC Food Film Fest 2008
Harry's Water Taxi Beach + food + films about food. Ahhh. Bliss.

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6.09.2008

FoodLink Roundup: 06.02.08

Cupcake's Link Roundup
Last week, Cupcake was located in old-timey Colonial Williamsburg in Virginia. Where in the world is Cupcake this week? Post a guess in the comments.

Gummi Bear Anatomy
File under: Things you never really wanted to see...

Swansong to tube boozing
What? Heavy drinking leads to bad behavior? I'm astounded!

Slow Travel
For the tourist who prefers a dreamy pace...

A Tease for the Taste Buds
Perception-bending fruit worthy of a Philip K. Dick story.

One Country's Table Scraps, Another Country's Meal
So much waste! Pretty disturbing.

Soup Noodles in Manhattan's Chinatown
There's so many noodle shops in Manhattan's Chinatown, but how many are worth a stop?

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6.02.2008

FoodLink Roundup: 05.26.08

Cupcake's Link Roundup
Last week, Cupcake was located out at the South Rim of the Grand Canyon. (Go, Hazard, go!) Where in the world is Cupcake this week? Post a guess in the comments.

Inside the chef's larders
Uncovering the grocery products that UK chefs love.

A Caucasian cheese circle
"Even the best cheese cannot change everybody's attitudes overnight."

Carrotmob Bargains for Eco-Friendliness
A nice demonstration of the utility of consumer pressure.

That's Gross: Bread Head Bakery
Bread art. Not for the faint of heart or weak of stomach.

The BYOB Hero
A delightful-looking sandwich option for a food-deprived district of Manhattan...

Why low-fat ice cream melts faster
Deciphering ice cream additives with science! If my high school chem teacher had run this kind of experiment, I might have paid more attention in class...

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5.26.2008

FoodLink Roundup: 05.19.08

Cupcake's Link Roundup
Last week, Cupcake was hiding out at historic Rye Playland in Westchester County, NY. Where in the world is Cupcake this week? Post your guess in the comments.

A chicken in every pot belly
"it is I think one of the very best of the ancient, rustic slow-cooked standards, and everybody should have it at least once or go to the grave wondering why they hadn't"

Sneaky restaurant tricks
I know this article is supposed to be spun as a consumer rights piece, but I kind of view it as "How restaurants stay in business during tough times." It ain't easy, folks.

Liberians drop rice for spaghetti
High rice prices drive a new interest in spaghetti... with lots of chili sauce, of course.

The cost of food: Facts and figures
It's dismal data... but oh how I love an infographic!

Ideas We Love: The Donut Cake
Wedding? We don't need no stinkin' wedding... Let there be donut cakes for everyone!

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5.19.2008

FoodLink Roundup: 05.12.08

Cupcake's Link Roundup
Last week, Cupcake was located at the Red Hook Ballparks in Brooklyn (Fine guesswork by the Cold, Cruel Beast!) Where in the world is Cupcake this week? A hint: He hasn't gone too far afield, but he's north of Brooklyn. Post your guess in the comments.

Google's Garden
in ur grdin... eetin ur vegeez.

What Motivates the Wine Shopper?
"the average oenophile can rejoice: 100 wines under $15 consistently outperformed their upscale cousins"

bio.display » and we can paint
Beneficial bacteria. Not just for breakfast anymore. A Hungarian friend experiments with luminescent lifeforms as a painting medium.

Lekváros fuckup (with marmalade)
Fun with translations!

All of Inflation’s Little Parts
Everybody loves an infographic. Note that we spend about as much on sodas as fresh veggies. No wonder we're obese.

xkcd on sporks
There's a secret in the mouseover...

Help the Honey Bees
More "virtue marketing"... Haagen Dazs encourages you to save the bees.

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5.12.2008

FoodLink Roundup: 05.05.08

Cupcake's Link Roundup
Last week, Cupcake was located at the Sculpture Garden in Minneapolis, MN, scoring a hat trick for Hazard on correct guesses. Where in the world is Cupcake this week? Wager a guess in the comments.

The Pie-tini Club
Old-school food vice: The Grateful Palate features a triple-threat of Pie, Cocktails and Cynicism.

30 Days to a Green Your Diet
I'm a bit suspicious of a few of these. (Replace all your spices? Good advice, but is it really greener?)

Do you need to stock up the bunker?
"New survivalists do not look like Rambo." The rise of the urban liberal survivalist.

MyFarmShare.com
Can't bear to walk a few blocks to your CSA drop site? Now there's a veggie box for the lazy.

Reformulated Oreo Scores in China
Make your product something the locals like. Seems like a big *duh* once you see the solution.

To Save a Species, Get People to Eat It
We need to save the Waldoboro green neck rutabaga for the name alone.

Bottomfeeder
The days of uninformed seafood dining draw to a close.

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5.05.2008

FoodLink Roundup: 04.28.08

Cupcake's Link Roundup
Last week, Cupcake was found (thanks to the sharp mind of Mr. Hazard) in the blossom-filled lanes of Prospect Park, Brooklyn. Where in the world is Cupcake this week? Post a guess in the comments.

A Guide to Bakeries in Manhattan's Chinatown
A handy guide for the gweilo, myself included.

Book-Beer Pairings
Slightly less reading comprehension, slightly more giggling while you turn the pages.

The In Vitro Meat Consortium
I've said it before: The future is yucky.

The All-Natural Taste That Wasn’t
“Isn’t it amazing how many additives it takes to make something taste natural?”
Oh, Pinkberry, you haz betrayed my tiny trust.

Manhattan Milk Company
All new... it's retro.

Guide to Kosher Imaginary Animals
A good "just in case" guide.

When Neighbors Become Farmers
Lawn? We don't need no stinking lawn.

The great British breakfast is a killer
Hilarious. Read through to the response at the end.

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4.28.2008

FoodLink Roundup: 04.21.08

Cupcake's Link Roundup
Last week, Cupcake was hanging out in Les Halles (1st arrondissement) in Paris. (Nice work, Hazard!) Where in the world is Cupcake this week? Post a guess in the comments.

The UK fig roll crisis
What will become of tea time?

McCain Recipes Lifted from the Food Network
Quick! Throw the intern to the wolves!

Roller Girls roll out cookbook
Oh those enterprising Michiganites...

Sweet, Sour, Salty, Bitter… and Umami
I missed this one when it came out last fall.

Laguiole : Exceptional knives
Wow... really ugly web page, but them's some beautiful knives.

Choices and Finger-Pointing
Hmmm... dinner for a week or a tank full of gas?

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4.21.2008

Foodlink Roundup: 04.14.08

Cupcake's Link Roundup
Last week, Cupcake was, as surmised, in Bryant Park, Manhattan. Where in the world is Cupcake this week? Post a guess in the comments.

Cookie Monster: Is Me Really Monster?
McSweeney's takes a peek inside the mind of an addict.

Pacific Coast Salmon Fishing Shut Down
This year's low fish stocks mean bad news for salmon lovers.

This Is Just To Say
So long, and thanks for all the fish. One of my favorite food poems, re-imagined.

Ever Had a Nice Bottle of Greenpoint?
Garage bands, underground art scenes... and now, warehouse wine. (via WineHazard)

pintprice.com: the price of beer anywhere
A handy tool for comparing the true cost of living.

Carl Warner: Photographer
Click the orange box for the fantasy food photos. (Via MUG)

FoodFilmFest.com
Who knew there were enough films and docs on food justice to fill up an annual fest?

Aqua Ban at NY Hot Spots
Bottled water, is like, sooo last year...

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4.14.2008

FoodLink Roundup: 04.07.08

Cupcake's Link Roundup
Last week, Cupcake was located out in the black mining hills of Dakota. Where in the world is Cupcake this week? Post a guess in the comments.

Antarctic Cafeteria Chef Can Boost or Bust Morale
"Sally in the Galley" creates happiness (or misery) for hundreds with canned, dried and preserved foods.

Food riots feared after rice prices hit a high
Eight BILLION people rely on rice, now at its weakest stock level in 30 years. Kind of terrifying.

Frito-Lay Angrily Introduces Line Of Healthy Snacks
"It's a brand-new taste sensation unlike anything you've ever experienced, unless you've ever eaten sisal twine."

A chunk of feta keeps tummies in fine fettle
Beneficial bacteria wins again!

Whatever Happened to Sumerian Beer?
More proof that there's nothing new under the sun... Hamurabi's bureaucracy closed the tap on ancient beer production.

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4.07.2008

FoodLink Roundup: 03.24.08

Link Roundup
Last week, Cupcake was romping in Barcelona, España (Yes, Mr. Hazard, you were right on with Spain!) Where in the world is Cupcake this week? Think you know? Post it in the comments.

The Fat Pack Wonders if the Party’s Over
Fellow NYC food blogger Jason Perlow gets diabetes, drops off the pounds and challenges the culture of excess embodied by some food media heavies.

The Myth of Food Miles
A backlash against the UK locavore movement. "The concept of food miles is unhelpful and stupid. It doesn't inform about anything except the distance travelled..."

Putting Dunkin' Donuts Coffee to the Test
I'd always suspected it was a viral marketing scheme (or perhaps an alien brain wave device?) that managed to convince a nation of Dunkin' Donuts coffee superiority.

The Turnip That Stirred Panic
“I’m now on constant alert against this and other rooted vegetables,” GiaQuinta said. Hilarious.

Leaving Behind the Trucker Hat
It's like a headline from The Onion: American Youth Flee Hip Urban 'Hoods for Country Backwaters.

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3.24.2008

FoodLink Roundup: 03.17.08

Link Roundup
Last week, Cupcake turned up in Muir Woods, CA. Where in the world is cupcake this week? Got it nailed down? Post in the comments...

Guinness good for you... officially!
Just in time for St. Patrick's Day, Guinness gets the backing of some scientific research. Sláinte!

Roundup Bonus: Check out the glowing ad copy in this old-school Guinness advert.

Can the World Afford A Middle Class?
Consequences of the global consumption boom? We all pay more for bread, milk and chocolate.

Restaurants Feel the Bite
The stay-at-home mom trend hits the restaurant industry.

More Than Salad
This looks to be a great travel resource for veggies on the wing.

Jack: an occasional restaurant
A fellow NYC food blogger opens an "occasional restaurant" in the totally cool Brooklyn Lyceum.

How the World is Eating...
As food costs rise, some families share how they're dealing with dinner.

10 New York classics
The Guardian fires back after New York Magazine issues its latest list of food & drink favorites.

Red Hook Vendors Get 6-Year Permit
Hooray! Soccer tacos for everyone! Or at least, everyone in Brookyn...

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3.17.2008

FoodLink Roundup: 03.10.08

Cupcake Roundup
Last week, Cupcake was romping through Sabino Canyon near Tucson, Arizona. Where in the world is Cupcake this week? Post in the comments if you think you know...

The Psychology Of Commerce
A quick lesson in commodity exchange... demonstrated with the aid of vegetables and chickens.

Free the Grapes!
Wine lovers unite to do battle against the evil forces of distribution blue laws (via WineHazard)

A Brief History of Chocolate
"Who would have thought, looking at this, that you can eat it?"

Self-control consumes real energy
Why your deprivation dieting plans fail every time...

Thomas Heatherwick East Beach Cafe
The most expensive chippy you've ever seen. Hope those chips are tasty.

Coffee Prices Skyrocket
Horrors! Time to stockpile those vacuum packs.

Chinese Food: America's National Cuisine
Exploring the march of the ubiquitous "Chinese" restaurant across America.

Make Coca-Cola at home
DIY Coke... A great skill to have after the apocalypse.

Honibe Honey Drop
Solid honey drops. A nifty innovation for tea-drinking travelers. (via
The Food Section)

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3.10.2008

FoodLink Roundup: 03.03.08

Cupcake Goes Western
Where in the world is Cupcake? Post in the comments if you think you know...

Recent interesting food news found roaming out there on the world wild web:

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3.03.2008

Now That's a Cool Tool...

To counterbalance all the dreck and drivel out there on the wild wild web, it's great to run across something that makes you wonder how you ever got along without the internet.

1846 Menu
One of my own fun finds... a suggested winter menu from 1846

Everyone's got their own favorite things, of course, but easy access to an archive of over 5,000 menus dating back to 1856 (via TMN) from the terribly helpful and efficient folks at foodtimeline.org sure does the trick for me.

Check 'em out... it's a great time capsule.

And if you've got resources or tools (web-based or reality based) near and dear to your own heart (or stomach), be a peach and drop me a line!

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4.01.2005