Link Dump: 3.27.11


Periodically, I’ll do a link dump of food articles I find worth reading. It’s a cheap ploy to fill the blog with content and not have to do a lot of work. Hence the name “link dump.” I’ll be back to a normal week of posting, including chapter four of the Weight Loss Story.

Since Opening Day isn’t until Thursday, you have time to peruse the following:

Drinking the Bottom Shelf: American Regional Lagers (Serious Eats)
Before it went national, Yuengling was one of these charming little regional beers. I used to stock up on it during my trips to Pennsyltucky to visit friends. Now, you can find it in any gas station cooler.

The Food Lab: Homemade Tater Tots (Serious Eats)
“Tater Tots were invented in 1953 by the Ore-Ida company as a means to use up all the scraps of potato and misshapen fries they had leftover from French Fry production, hence the irregular chipped appearance of their debris.”

Google’s New Recipe Search (food52)
“What this means is that Google’s search engine gives vast advantage to the largest recipe websites with the resources to input all this metadata, and particularly those who home in on “quick and easy” and low calorie dishes (which, by the way, doesn’t mean the recipes are actually healthy). In so doing, Google unwittingly — but damagingly — promotes a cooking culture focused on speed and diets.”

15 (Other) Uses for Vodka (The Spir.It)
To cure foot odor, wash your feet with vodka.”

How Pepsi Blinked, Fell Behind Diet Coke (AdAge)
The entire story of Pepsi’s decline intrigues me. They went from owning the market after New Coke to a total brand downgrade.


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