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What the World Eats for Breakfast

Could I recreate and consume every one?

Event: Masters of Social Gastronomy and the Rise of Chocolate

Event: Masters of Social Gastronomy and the Rise of Chocolate

Chocolate by Windell Oskay

MSG PRESENTS The Rise of Chocolate: The Heated History of the World’s #1 Candy

Tuesday, March 25th Doors @ 7:30
Littlefield, Gowanus, Brooklyn
RSVP PLZ This month MSG tackles the world’s most popular candy: chocolate!We’ll track the history of chocolate from its roots as an ancient Mesoamerican beverage to its current world-championship status. You’ll learn how a…

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beatonna:

appendixjournal:

Tips for brain health from 1597 (tip #1: avoid eating “All manner of Braines”).

mmhmm yes yes got to keep that brain chuggin’ 
*eats sage, but not too much*

Braines are bad for braines. Got it.

beatonna:

appendixjournal:

Tips for brain health from 1597 (tip #1: avoid eating “All manner of Braines”).

mmhmm yes yes got to keep that brain chuggin’ 

*eats sage, but not too much*

Braines are bad for braines. Got it.

Rocket Cats

Well, technically they’re bombs. But it’s still ridiculous and amazing.

1 month ago

Special Event: Starting a Food Business

bkbrains:

Join us on March 16 for a sneak peek inside the process of launching a food business, with Stef Ferrari of Hay Rosie Ice Cream. From distribution to branding, and from navigating state regulations to finding capital, we’ll get a glimpse at what it takes to bring your product to the public.

Get all the details.

kingjaffejoffer:

California, supplier of nearly half of all US fruits, veggies, and nuts, is on track to experience the driest year in the past half millennium. Farms use about 80 percent of the state’s “developed water,” or water that’s moved from its natural source to other areas via pipes and aqueducts.

As the maps above show, much of California’s agriculture is concentrated in the parts of the state that the drought has hit the hardest. For example: Monterey County, which is currently enduring an “exceptional drought,” according to the US Drought Monitor, grew nearly half of America’s lettuce and broccoli in 2012. [Source]

(via c-ology)

beatonna:


Cliff House , c 1900 .

It looks like the house photobombed the picture

beatonna:

Cliff House , c 1900 .

It looks like the house photobombed the picture

(Source: feuille-d-automne)

Four Pounds Flour Featured on Serious Eats

Recipe testing Warm vanilla cakes, photo by Jaya Saxena. There’s a lovely article about me on…

Four Pounds Flour Featured on Serious Eats

Recipe testing Warm vanilla cakes, photo by Jaya Saxena. There’s a lovely article about me on…

kat-von-kat:

From Humans of New Yorks Facebook page: "Because of all the attention of this morning’s library post, I thought it’d only be fair to post the NYPL’s response. I’m quoting four points that they’ve asked me to clarify:*The man says “I work at this Library.” Ends up, he doesn’t “work” for the library in the sense of being an employee. He is probably doing his work at the library (millions do each year!). We fear the confusion might make people think he is offering his opinion as an employee.*The vast majority of research books will remain on the site (in far superior storage conditions)*None of the public spaces he and others enjoy will change, and we’ll be returning a circulating collection to this main library (it had one for its first 70 years).*This plan will be greatly expanding access to the library. The renovation will allow all New Yorkers–scholars, students, educators, immigrants, job-seekers– to take advantage of this beautiful building and its world-class collections.Obviously the issue is more complex than soundbites from either side, so feel free to educate yourself further and form your own opinion: http://lmgtfy.com/?q=NYPL+renovation+debate”

kat-von-kat:

From Humans of New Yorks Facebook page:
"Because of all the attention of this morning’s library post, I thought it’d only be fair to post the NYPL’s response. I’m quoting four points that they’ve asked me to clarify:

*The man says “I work at this Library.” Ends up, he doesn’t “work” for the library in the sense of being an employee. He is probably doing his work at the library (millions do each year!). We fear the confusion might make people think he is offering his opinion as an employee.

*The vast majority of research books will remain on the site (in far superior storage conditions)

*None of the public spaces he and others enjoy will change, and we’ll be returning a circulating collection to this main library (it had one for its first 70 years).

*This plan will be greatly expanding access to the library. The renovation will allow all New Yorkers–scholars, students, educators, immigrants, job-seekers– to take advantage of this beautiful building and its world-class collections.

Obviously the issue is more complex than soundbites from either side, so feel free to educate yourself further and form your own opinion:

http://lmgtfy.com/?q=NYPL+renovation+debate

(Source: fourpoundsflour)

"You want to photograph me eating chicken?""Yep.""Well, if I let you, I need you to help me deliver a message.""What’s that?""I work at this library. And before that, I was coming here for twenty years. It’s my favorite place in the world. As many people know, the main reading room of this library is supported by seven floors of books, which contain one of the greatest research collections in the world. Recently, the library administration has decided to rip out this collection, send the books to New Jersey, and use the space for a lending library. As part of the consolidation, they are going to close down the Mid-Manhattan Library Branch as well as the Science, Industry, and Business Library. When everything is finished, one of the greatest research libraries in the world will become a glorified internet cafe. Now read that back to me.” via Humans of New York
 I am at the New York Public Library’s research library EVERY THURSDAY working on my book. This change will be a major pain in the ass. Also, a really sad end to a long time institution. Not every book is online; a surprising number of resources I use aren’t. It’s a blessing to have a library, 20 minutes away, where I access them all. 
The NYPL needs to adapt to the modern era to survive—but I think a library of rare volumes has far more use and importance today than a lending library of books I could get instantly delivered to my kindle. Also, the Main Reading Room is packed every day. I don’t get it.

"You want to photograph me eating chicken?"
"Yep."
"Well, if I let you, I need you to help me deliver a message."
"What’s that?"
"I work at this library. And before that, I was coming here for twenty years. It’s my favorite place in the world. As many people know, the main reading room of this library is supported by seven floors of books, which contain one of the greatest research collections in the world. Recently, the library administration has decided to rip out this collection, send the books to New Jersey, and use the space for a lending library. As part of the consolidation, they are going to close down the Mid-Manhattan Library Branch as well as the Science, Industry, and Business Library. When everything is finished, one of the greatest research libraries in the world will become a glorified internet cafe. Now read that back to me.” via Humans of New York

 I am at the New York Public Library’s research library EVERY THURSDAY working on my book. This change will be a major pain in the ass. Also, a really sad end to a long time institution. Not every book is online; a surprising number of resources I use aren’t. It’s a blessing to have a library, 20 minutes away, where I access them all.

The NYPL needs to adapt to the modern era to survive—but I think a library of rare volumes has far more use and importance today than a lending library of books I could get instantly delivered to my kindle. 

Also, the Main Reading Room is packed every day. I don’t get it.