Let’s test our agriculture math skills with a little dairy industry story problem:
If an 8-ounce glass of whole milk provides 149 calories, 8 grams of protein, 276 milligrams of calcium, 8 grams of fat, 4.
In 1931, Salvador Dalí painted The Persistence of Memory, a landmark piece of surrealist art that used melting pocket watches to symbolize the relativity of space and time in dreamscapes. (More on that below.[...]
In the world of advertising, books and booze rarely go together, especially if you’re selling beer in America. But when it comes to scotch and whisky, you’ll find some exceptions. Last year, Dewars channeled the ghost of Charles Bukowski to sell its scotch.[...]
Am I alone in thinking that the “dozens of nutty, turned-on, easy-to-prepare recipes” in 1967′s Singers and Swingers in the Kitchen bear more than passing resemblance to the festively photographed dishes in Betty Crocker’s 1965 New Boys and Girls Cook Book?
Could Sonny and Cher, Simon and Garfunkel, and Herman’s Her[...]
Michael Pollan, the bestselling author who describes himself jokingly as a “liberal foodie intellectual,” published Food Rules in 2009, a handbook that offers “straightforward, memorable rules for eating wisely.” The one I remember best is Rule #2.[...]
Last year, we brought you a description of Hunter S. Thompson’s daily drug and alcohol regimen, consisting of frightening amounts of cocaine and liquor, supplanted by the occasional cup of coffee or acid tab. While the story may be apocryphal, Thompson was no dilettante when it came to psychoactive substances.[...]
The morning cup of coffee sweeps the cobwebs off of your brain. Almost magically. Just like that. If you care to get analytical about what’s going on in your caffeinated brain, we give you a short video from PHD comics — short, of course, for Piled Higher and Deeper.[...]
In his 1621 opusThe Anatomy of Melancholy, Robert Burton wrote, “The Turks have a drink called coffa (for they use no wine), so named of a berry as black as soot, and as bitter … which they sip still of, and sup as warm as they can suffer; they spend much time in those coffa-houses, which are somewhat like our alehouses or taverns…”
In one time-lapse minute, you can watch Bigfoot Barleywine Style Ale, made by Sierra Nevada, turbulently sloshing around, rising and falling, over the course of six days. The clip is set to the music of Edvard Grieg’s Peer Gynt Suite No. 1, Op. 46.[...]
Norman Rockwell, prolific painter and illustrator of 20th century Americana, often worked so single-mindedly that he missed his meals. In 1943, Rockwell exhausted himself to such a degree that, while completing the Franklin Delano Roosevelt-inspired series of paintings entitled Four Freedoms, he lost 15 pounds over the course of seven months.[...]