You Won’t Even Miss It
Here ye, here ye, folks with food allergies! Nancy and Chef Rick are here to help. The DIY duo’s created a neat little video series concentrating on meals without “milk, eggs, nuts, or shellfish,” along with a nifty accompanying recipe page. The half-hour vids are pleasant and competent, and the theme song has a soothing Bruce Hornsby/Tupac-esque quality that’ll make you forget all about the missing ingredients. (P.S. I’m pretty sure this is the first time in recorded history the phrase “soothing Tupac-esque quality” has ever been written in relation to food. Discuss.)
Food Comedy of the Week
Brian Regan on serving sizes
Food Organization of the Week
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
Bill recently retired from Microsoft to throw all his energy into this, one of (if not THE) largest private philanthropical organization on Earth. Their reach and sheer number of programs are unparalleled, but foodies might be particularly interested in Nutrition initiatives, Priority Diseases and Conditions (many of which are related to drinking water), and Emergency Relief. The fund doesn’t generally accept donations directly, but you CAN contribute to grantee organizations, which can be found here.
Food Quotes of the Week
(A few more from Estelle Getty’s Golden Girls years.)
Angela: May your legs grow old and gnarled and withered like an olive branch... [looking at Sophia's legs] you should be so lucky.
Sophia: May your moles grow hair thicker than Jerry Vale's!
Angela: May your marinara sauce never cling to your pasta!
Sophia: Oooooh [biting her own fist], that does it! Come back here and say that to my face!
Sophia: My name is Sophia Petrillo and my idea of a good psychiatrist is a bartender who pours without a spout.
Sophia: Sorry Dorothy. There are two things a Sicilian won't do: Lie about pizza, and file a tax return.
Food Video of the Week
“Under the Milky Way” by The Church
Hmm … in retrospect, this may not be about the candy bar. Still, it’s delicious in its own way.
Totally Unrelated Extra-Special Bonus of the Week
Groverfield from College Humor
SPOILER WARNING: If you haven’t seen Cloverfield yet, this will reveal important details.