Dining & Boozing
The Scottish Actress Kelly Macdonald on Eating Out, at Home “All the pleasurable beige foods,” she said, “I get them out of my system the first week I’m home.” Below are edited excerpts from a conversation with Ms. Macdonald about eating in Scotland. I love Two Fat Ladies at the Buttery, one of the oldest restaurants in Glasgow, with dark-wood paneling and tartan upholstery.
A Spirited Cheese Pairing Part 2 The Black Grouse, a member of The Famous Grouse family, is probably one of the most complex Scotch whiskys I’ve ever had the pleasure of tasting. I was first introduced to it when they became the sponsors of the Brooklyn Men’s Rugby Team in Brooklyn, NY, and as a member of the Brooklyn Women’s Rugby Club, I was drinking it at virtually every rugby event. The flavor is so unique and delicious that once I started drinking it, I found myself asking for it at every bar I saw it. Smoky and very charred, stone fruits, incredibly meaty and rich. Bacon and smoked meats, creamy and rich mid-palate.
The Food Scene in East Nashville Christopher Berkey for The New York Times Top row: habanero guacamole, a chicken taco and fried avocado taco, and chicken tortilla soup at Mas Tacos Por Favor; the restaurant's food truck; Olive & Sinclair chocolate. Bottom row: relishes and peaches at the Nashville Farmers' Market; the open kitchen at The Catbird Seat.
You Know You Want One: Personal Robots Not Ready For You Yet : All Tech Considered Courtesy of Willow Garage/YouTube This video shows a PR2 robot programmed by designers at UC Berkeley working at six times its actual speed. It takes about six minutes for the robot to fold one towel. Meet Jake. At 500 pounds, he stands 4 feet 4 four inches tall, with a spine that stretches another foot.
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Drink Up — Way Up, At Virgin Atlantic’s Swingin’ New Mile-High Inflight Bars Richard Branson has never been known for behaving conventionally; when he's not climbing Mount Everest or racing James Cameron to the bottom of the Mariana Trench, he can be found in the desert touching beaming down to his Norman Foster-designed spaceport. And even at cruising altitude, the air and space tycoon is full of surprises. He recently unveiled the new Upper Class cabin that will start appearing in Virgin Atlantic airplanes. Part Dan Flavin light installation, part "Mad Men" mid-century cool, the glowing interiors designed by London-based practice VW+BS bring to mind a swinging '60s sex club transposed into the bright neon universe of "Tron." The $162 million interior redesign includes 1,000-crystal Swarovski curtains and an eight-foot-long bar, the world's largest inflight watering hole. Surprisingly, the bar's color palette is mostly neutral.
Flesh in the Pan - The Daily Show with Jon Stewart - 10/27/05
The Wrath of Grapes Timothy Egan worked for The Times for 18 years – as Pacific Northwest correspondent and a national enterprise reporter.
hide captionWarning: Object is as orange as it appears. What is the noun is for the substance of which Doritos is made? We all know a Dorito is a triangular corn chip covered with orange flavor dust, but what is it made of? Tacos Shouldn't Come That Orange. : Wait Wait ... Don't Tell Me!
THIS has been a bad year for grand restaurants in the three- to four-star range and the clang of their closing doors raises the question – is the whole gastro-frenzy that stirred into life in the mid-1970s finally lurching towards closure? Goodbye Iron Chefs, sayonara “molecular gastronomy” in the style of Ferran Adria, farewell those overcooked paragraphs of fine restaurant writing that became the hottest reading in the New York Times. Farewell Gastro-Porn: Is the Foodie Frenzy Finally Fizzling Out?
You're probably not what you eat Researchers are hoping to demonstrate that the new Nordic diet, which includes lots of cabbage and other vegetables, makes us healthier.
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If I were to rate The Shanty Bar in Williamsburg on decor alone, I’d give it top points. Anyone can build attractive modern woodworking, provide spacious seating and display vintage booze bottles and memorabilia. This joint takes it a step further by having an actual functioning distillery in full steaming view behind a window over the banquettes. The Shanty Bar
Smoretini Shooters | How Sweet It Is - StumbleUpon Me again. Here to convince you that you need yet another trendy, insanely-flavored bottle of booze. I do what I can.
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Dining After 'Downton Abbey': Why British Food Was So Bad For So Long : The Salt hide captionMichelle Dockery as Lady Mary: As Downton Abbey viewers know, dining in fine style was de rigueur in Edwardian England.
hide captionAstronauts may have a particular affinity for Tabasco sauce in space because their sense of smell and taste is distorted. John Rose/NPR Why Astronauts Crave Tabasco Sauce : The Salt
The opening flashback in the made-for-HBO film, Warm Springs, sublimely captures what possibly was Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s primary motive for pursuing a political career. On a bright afternoon, the gubernatorial candidate pours himself and his campaign manager, Louis Howe, each a belt of brown inside his Manhattan den. Howe asks Roosevelt, at the time working as Assistant Secretary to the U.S. Modern Drunkard Magazine