http://www.mackers.com/crayfish/, an entire site dedicated to the lobster's little cousin. Species information, recipes, pictures, jokes and more! Just one of the tender morsels to be be found at the Crayfish Corner: * A guy walks into a restaurant, sits down to order, and asked the waiter does he serve crayfish. The waiter says yes. The guy says 'I'll have a pizza'. He points to a chair and says, 'and a plate of chips for my crayfish friend here.'
After the posts about the “Jello model”:http://duenos.net/article/222/JelloSanFrancisco of San Francisco and the “13 lb Gummy Bear”:http://duenos.net/article/221/13lbGummyBear, I was interested in learning a little more about Jello. It turns out that in addition to being made from connective tissue, Jello is also the official state snack food of Utah. The above picture is Jello celebrity spokesman Bill Cosby receiving the official plaque. For a list of other official state snack foods, check out the helpful “State Food List”:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_U.S._state_foods on Wikipedia.
“I Hate Cilantro.com”:http://www.ihatecilantro.com/ is a haven for all of us out there who taste something awful when we eat cilantro. I noticed it a few years ago when my then-girlfriend fell in love with Mexican food and I just couldn’t understand it. The food tasted like pennies, bleach, or something else disgusting.
It turns out that I was just one of those people whose genes react very poorly to certain enzymes in cilantro (coriander in British) and make it taste, well, revolting. If you for some reason taste something horrible (usually pennies, bleach, metal) when you eat Mexican or Indian food, maybe you’re one of us. Join “I Hate Cilantro.com”:http://www.ihatecilantro.com/ and share your pain.
An anti-cilantro haiku by user Mightyscoop1:
??A gentle flower??
??Green of stem that haunts my mind??
??The vomit that comes??
This is an oldie but a goodie. Liz Hickok is a San Francisco artist that has worked with a number of media including sculpture, photography and most importantly, jello. “This gallery”:http://www.lizhickok.com/portfolio_jello.html of photos is from her most famous exhibition in which she cast a scale model of downtown San Francisco entirely out of jello, Golden Gate Bridge and everything.
Previously on duenos:
* “13 lb Gummy Bear”:http://duenos.net/article/221/13lbGummyBear
“$150,000 tuition & 4 years of a college education. His greatest achievement.” That’s the description given for this whopping 13 lb gummy bear cast in an old Animal Crackers container. Check out more pictures “here”:http://homepage.mac.com/vasu42/PhotoAlbum5.html of its awesome creation. Sadly it was one of the many casualties of Hurricane Katrina but this is the finished product:
Kevin Kelly over at the “Street Use blog”:http://www.kk.org/streetuse/ recently posted an “article”:http://www.kk.org/streetuse/archives/2007/04/indian_dabbawallas.php about “Dabbawalas”:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dabbawala, literally ‘those who transport lunch-boxes’ containing home-cooked meals to the workers in India’s factories and offices.
Upon further looking into it, this is an amazingly intricate operation, consisting of 5,000 delivery boys transporting over 175,000-boxes in the three hour lunch period. “MyDabbaWala.com”:http://www.mydabbawala.com/ has some information on the practice, including the beginnings of using technology to reform the century-old system.
Of course, if you’re a tech industry employee in Silicon Valley with a hankering for some good home-made Indian lunches, look no further than “Annadaata.com”:http://www.annadaata.com/, the American (and far pricier) adaptation of the dabbawala.
New research from the University of Utrecht in the Netherlands suggests that Dutch dog food company “Energique”:http://www.energique.nl/content/index_act_en.asp?lang=en has eliminated the waste from dog food. Apparently the all-meat diet is absorbed almost completely by the dog, leaving a “a smell-free dry pellet that can be picked up by hand in a tissue” and little more. As if it couldn’t get any more unnatural, Enerqigue will also reduce the amount of times a dog has to drop one from three times a day to once a week.
Thanks to Regina’s “del.icio.us feed”:http://del.icio.us/regine#2007-04-13 once again for another intriguing story.
At “NutritionData.com”:http://www.nutritiondata.com/ , you can enter any recipe or food and get an exact breakdown of what’s in it. I’ve been mostly vegetarian for about three years now and I’ve been off and on worried about whether I’m getting the right nutrients to be healthy. Now I can find out exactly what I’m eating down to which amino acids I’m getting from what foods. As an example of the level of detail this site goes into, here are some graphs that came up after I searched for white mushrooms. It turns out mom was right, they are good for you.