Category: Food and Booze

Peppinos, A Scanner Darkly, made in Hawaii Festival

Friday was statehood day. Not the happiest holiday for the former kingdom of Hawaii, but in the grand scheme of things, probably a day worth celebrating. It’s at least worth a day off and Mink and I enjoyed just puttering around the cottage and taking care of the household...

Hawaii’is Spam Problem – Black Market Spam

Spam alert. There’s a big black market product which is shaking Hawaiian daily life to its core. Spam. Canned meat. Here’s the lowdown – the people in the state of Hawaii eat more Spam than in all the other 49 states combined. It’s everywhere. There are more than six...

The fabric of reality, half priced things, and the end of my fast.

What exactly is the fabric of reality? What holds us all together? I am speaking not just metaphorically but also literally. Think about it, you are made up of atoms that are made up of protons and electrons that are made up of smaller particles and all of them...

Got Bilk?

Milk beer called ‘Bilk’ to go on sale in Hokkaido NAKASHIBETSU, Hokkaido — A brewery here has succeeded in producing a low-malt beer with milk, after the drink was suggested as a product that would help use up surplus milk. The drink, called “Bilk” will go on sale on...

Odd Big Bear Lake

It’s a strange place that I grew up in. The strangest thing is that it hasn’t changed at all since I last lived here 22 years ago. The same businesses, the same houses needing paintjobs, the same old time miner 49er beards on different quirky Big Bear types. If...

Real Moroccan Food- Bayd an Matisha

I admit to being a bit bored in Morocco lately. Sefrou isn’t exactly exciting. But, the surprising thing is that I don’t find myself missing Hawaii even a little bit. I miss my friends of course, but I don’t miss Hawaii or really anywhere else enough to wish I...

Wiki how: to feed a Vegan

I find this pretty funny. I have a lot of vegan friends and we don’t go into near this much detail. It usually goes like this. me: hey I made some curry, want some? vegan: does it have meat or dairy in it? me: Yes (or) No Vegan: Sure...

Miss Saigon, FBI agent, Chef

Sure, she looks like any pleasant Auntie you might meet at a Pho shop, but Meyung Robertson is a lot more than meets the eye. Full amazing story at NPR.org...

Anthropologists boycotting Coca Cola

I was a little surprised to receive this email, but it makes me proud to be an anthropologist.I’ve added the image. From: American Anthropological Association Executive Director Subject: Boycott of Coca-Cola Company Products On behalf of the AAA Executive Board, this is to remind attendees of the upcoming 2008...

Food, East Germans, and the Bee Gees

The global economic meltdown has taken the focus off of World Food Day. The World Bank predicts that high food and fuel prices will increase the number of malnourished people in the world by 44 million this year to reach a total of 967 million. Economists have also warned...

An Open Letter to the Next Farmer in Chief

Michael Pollan on why the next President needs to pay attention to food…. It may surprise you to learn that among the issues that will occupy much of your time in the coming years is one you barely mentioned during the campaign: food. Food policy is not something American...

Human Milk Ice Cream

I don’t see how this is more disturbing than drinking animal milk. In fact, it could provide incomes for the human women involved. WATERBURY, Vt. – Mooove over, Holsteins. PETA wants world-famous Ben & Jerry’s Homemade Ice Cream to tap nursing moms, rather than cows, for the milk used...

The Modern Toilet Restaurant

Thanks for sending this yummy story my way Denise. I would definitely eat there. Even if they served penis shaped shrimp. cd Modern Toilet is a Taipei restaurant. It accommodates 100 seats with each made from toilet bowls. The specialties at the restaurant accompany sink faucets and gender-coded “WC”...