The Right and Wrong Way to Eat Sushi: A Primer

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Vice.com’s food channel, Munchies, spent time with Naomichi Yasuda and learned the dos and don’ts of eating sushi. And they kindly summarized some practices that are permitted and verboten.

It’s okay to use your fingers to eat cut sushi rolls.
Don’t combine ginger and sushi, or ginger and soy sauce.

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Miles Davis’ “South Side Chicago Chili Mack” Recipe Revealed

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No one cooked on the trumpet like Miles Davis. And, as it turns out, he was also quite good in the kitchen (see? I spared you a pun). Tired of going out to restaurants, the foodie Davis decided to learn to make his favorite dishes.

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Klaus Nomi’s Ad for Jägermeister (Circa 1980)

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If the gender-defying German performer Klaus Nomi (above) was an acquired taste, so is Jägermeister, the hangover-defying (some say inducing) German 70-proof herbal liqueur.
Synergies aside, it’s still surprising that any company big enough to have shareholders would elect to have as bizarre a scenemaker as Nomi to endorse their product.

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An Ivory Coast Cocoa Farmer Gets His Very First Taste of Chocolate

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Here is how MetropolisTV, a global collective of young filmmakers and TV producers coming out of Holland, sets up their touching video:
Farmer N’Da Alphonse grows cocoa [in the Ivory Coast] and has never seen the finished product. “To be honest I do not know what they make of my beans,” says farmer N’Da Alphonse.

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What Goes Into Ramen Noodles, and What Happens When Ramen Noodles Go Into You

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Here in South Korea, where I’ve stayed for about a month, I’ve noticed people eating quite a lot of instant ramen noodles. And not just out of those pre-packaged cups you pour hot water into, which we all remember from our student days. They put the stuff in everything, especially the dishes you least expect.

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Thomas Jefferson’s Handwritten Vanilla Ice Cream Recipe

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Another thing you can credit Thomas Jefferson with — being the first known American to record an ice cream recipe. It’s one of 10 surviving recipes written by the founding father.
According to Monticello.

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Ernest Hemingway’s Summer Camping Recipes

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With regard to writing, Ernest Hemingway was a man of simple tastes. Were I to employ a metaphor, I’d describe Hem as the kind of guy who’d prefer an unadorned plum from William Carlos Williams’ icebox to Makini Howell’s Pesto Plum Pizza with Balsamic Arugula.
Don’t mistake that metaphor for real life, however.

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Caffeinated: How Our Daily Habit Helps, Hurts, and Hooks Us

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Journalist Murray Carpenter has written a new book about the world’s most popular drug — caffeine.

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Leo Tolstoy’s Family Recipe for Macaroni and Cheese

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In 1874, Stepan Andreevich Bers published The Cookbook and gave it as a gift to his sister, countess Sophia Andreevna Tolstaya, the wife of the great Russian novelist, Leo Tolstoy.

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Chicken Infinite: A 532 Page Avant-Garde Chicken Recipe

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Earlier this year, Gregor Weichbrodt, a German college student, took all of the geographic stops mentioned in Jack Kerouac’s On the Road, plugged them into Google Maps, and ended up with a 45-page manual of driving directions, divided into chapters paralleling those of Kerouac’s original book. Now he’s back with a culinary mashup.

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