The Atlantic’s new food blog
Holy moly. For a blog that’s just a few weeks old, this is already stuffed to the nines with content. It looks like it covers a vast mishmash of topics, and, uh … well, according to site master Corby Krummer: “you'll find a tasting menu with what I hope will be just enough writing and pictures to keep you nourished but a little hungry for what's next.” So take that and put it in your hat.
Food Comedy of the Week
"FDA Approves Salmonella" from The Onion
Brilliance: “One of several new foods to feature the motile microorganism is Salmonell-Os—an O-shaped breakfast cereal packed with hearty typhoid clusters—which is expected to hit grocery stores by April.”
Food Quote of the Week
This week, a trio from Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy
“What? You ate the whole ... wheel of cheese? How'd you do that? Heck, I'm not even mad. That's amazing.” – Ron Burgundy (Will Ferrell) to his dog Baxter
CHAMP KIND: I will take your mother out to a nice seafood dinner and NEVER call her again!
WES MANTOOTH: Dorothy Mantooth is a Saint!
RON BURGUNDY: Hey, let's leave the mothers out of this.
BRIAN FANTANA: So the team pancake breakfast is tomorrow morning at nine, instead of eight.
RON BURGUNDY: Oop ... I almost forgot. I won't be able to make it, fellas. Veronica and I are trying this new fad called uh, “jogging.” I believe it's “jogging” or “yogging.” It might be a soft j. I'm not sure, but apparently you just run for an extended period of time. It's supposed to be wild.
Food Movie Clip of the Week
Milk Was a Bad Choice from Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy
I actually got to use this line once, on a road trip with two friends to the Clinton library in Arkansas. It was 94 degrees and humid out that fine day, and the milk council was giving away free lunch-sized cartons of their skim varietal. Never my in life had a movie quote been so apropos.
Totally Unrelated Extra Special Bonus of the Week
Will You Be Our Date to Duct Tape Prom? at New York Magazine
Every year, Duck brand duct tape sponsors a contest for American high school kids. Their mission: to make the best/craziest prom getup they can – entirely out of duct tape. The winner receives $3000, and as you can imagine, kids go nuts. 2008’s victors are pictured below, and New York Magazine has a neat slide show of this year's contestants.