Ron Swanson on Bacon, More Eleven Madison Park, and Deep-Fried Everything
Our tasty roundup of the best stuff we’re reading this week.
Ripped from the Headlines:
A looks at what happened to Big Apple Pizza’s Yelp profile after the photo of the spot’s Republican owner, Scott Van Duzer, bear-hugging Obama went viral. [NPR] —Tanya Pai
So there are 1,090 calories in the McDonald’s Big Breakfast With Hotcakes. [Well+Being] —Jessica VoelkerFamous People and Their Food:The devil takes her yellow raisins in a plastic container. [Tumblr] —TKParis Review looks at power-lunching through the ages. [Paris Review] —TKAlmost as good as Tom Haverford on apps and ’zerts: this remix of Ron Swanson’s bacon rhapsodies. [Vulture] —ALGross-Outs and Health Scares:If you want to know why English food is so generally bad, this piece by the novelist Will Self is a good place to start. You’ll learn all about “pea wet” and the “tightly coiled nubbin of greyish meat” known as meat pie. It’s absolutely, positively unappetizing—though a fun and energetically written read. That’s the English for you: great on the page, iffy in the kitchen. [New Statesman] —TK
Repeat after me: “Can I get that without ricotta salata?” [Gawker] —JVThe Week in Fancy Restaurant Fetishizing: They keep coming: another fascinating article about Eleven Madison Park. [New Yorker]—JVFeedback:
With “The Only Recipe for Ice Cubes You’ll Ever Need,” Jeffrey Bloomer finds a bright spot in the “endless slog” of comments on recipe sites—and I find new faith in users of the Internet. [Slate] —TPStuff That’s Actually Useful:I’m chronically undercaffeinated, so this infographic of all the different ways to make a cup of coffee made me deeply happy. [Pop Chart Lab] —TP An ode to the ingredient I probably use more than any other. [Slate] —AL