Movie studios scramble to have big-name stars headline their films, but in many of my favorite movies food is the star. Few things are better than pairing a foodie film with a great meal so we can enjoy ourselves just as much as the folks onscreen are enjoying their own aliments. In this series, we' ... More >>
It's a shame how many people are denied their favorite sweets because of dietary regulations. Whether they are gluten-intolerant, on a vegan or vegetarian diet, eating baked goods can be quite a challenge. However, Jody Stevens, owner of the dietary-friendly bakery, jodycakes, decided that everyone ... More >>
The trendiness of CityCentre, where STRAITS is located, is becoming just about untenable. The first few times I visited, years ago, it seemed like the big multistory parking garage would be able to take care of all the visitors in perpetuity. When I visited last week for a media event, I drove all t ... More >>
"Three things are good in little measure and evil in large: yeast, salt and hesitation." - The Talmud Salt is the single most important ingredient in cooking and the single most powerful tool for improving the flavor of food. For most of human existence, salt has been tricky to transport, scant ... More >>
Each week, we put together a sampler plate of the most interesting links from both local and national food blogs. Know a blog we should be paying particular attention to? Leave the address in the comments section below. Greens and Beans: Randy Rucker has announced yet another of his popular Tenacit ... More >>
Photo by rhaagaThe Balinese Room, several months before Chris Jagger apparently enjoyed a drink there.Has British tabloid the Daily Mail become the Daily Fail? It sure seemed like it when Hair Balls came across a Texas travelogue by Chris Jagger.Jagger, the brother of Mick, gathered little moss as h ... More >>
Without U.S. participation, the first-ever global-warming treaty was doomed to only partial success. Will Bali be better?
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It's probably the wrong size, anyway
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