Since Thanksgiving Eve can be fraught with stress, here are ten links to keep you in good spirits. From Coolio to Tofurky soda to Calvin Trillin's fight for spaghetti carbonara to replace turkey, we bring you some Thanksgiving giggles.
I am a bit of a knot connoisseur. This year I noted that the live poultry folks use their own special knot when they weigh live birds. The knot has to go on fast, come off fast, and leave the bird unharmed. The worker holds the birds by the legs, puts the rope between the legs, quickly wraps the rope around the legs two times, and then passes the rope under and between the legs. The weight of the bird keeps the knot tight. The birds remain calm, thought they tend to spread out their wings.
This publisher will be responsible for making the publication hum and grow. The first duty in the listing is "audience growth." This is what a publisher should do: ensure the ongoing financial success and growth of his or her publication. Instead, what we have now in the media industry are publishers who believe their duties include dictating the editorial mission on behalf of a business principle. This is when publishers go wrong and, generally, is when they should be taken out back and shot.
What we ate at lunch was mostly all beyond wonderful. What was not, was still better than what we get at most places. Why then would I take time to find faults in the food here? Because I know this is a place that I will revisit and do so without any fear for my health and well being. I know I and many others, will eat here, knowing we are supporting several good causes, as we spend our hard earned money at this establishment. Easy come, easy go - but here, you know every penny is being uses smartly. How else could a tiny restaurant serving local fare survive. It is also smart that they have a quasi grocery store within the restaurant, since that will give them revenues they need to keep open as a restaurant.
Saran's take on Northern Spy Food Co is pretty spot on and I appreciate the spirit of his post and I hope Northern Spy Food Co does, too! I'm thrilled they're in the neighborhood (and already obsessed with the ham sandwich), and totally agree that a pinch or two of salt will make some good dishes great.
Perhaps the greatest video of all time on the interwebs ever.
Related:The Aquatic Ancestry of Elephants:
“Scientists believe they have discovered why elephants have trunks – they used them as underwater snorkels… New research suggests that the animals evolved from mammals like the sea cow which is still found in some of the world’s oceans. “