Odds & ends

Odds & ends

‘No dessert until you eat your cricket’: Insects set to enter menus after EU ruling

Ramen noodle topped with fried worms and crickets in a Tokyo restaurant. © Kim Kyung-Hoon / Reuters Insect-based snacks could soon swarm the European market after new regulations came into force this month – bringing creepy crawly menus one step closer to reality. It’s estimated that at least 2 billion people on the planet currently …

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Fake reviews turned garden shed into London’s top restaurant

FACEBOOK From the Facebook page of The Shed at Dulwich. A London journalist says fake reviews helped get a non-existent restaurant, based on a garden shed, to the top of TripAdvisor’s ratings in six months. Food was even served outdoors one cold, winter’s night. Writing in Vice, Oobah Butler explains how “fake reviews, mystique and nonsense” turned a garden shed …

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If You Don’t Laugh At Any Of These Pictures, You’ve Never Worked In A Restaurant

1. When you ~pretend~ to tell the kitchen something: imgflip.com 2. When your table asks you to take a picture of them at 7:30 p.m. on a Friday: Instagram: @https://www.instagram.com/server_life/?hl=en 3. When you successfully make it through the lunch rush: Nickelodeon / Via problems-of-retail.tumblr.com 4. The question that all FOH employees have wanted to ask: …

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Retro Lingo

Diners were once the best places to eat. The food was decent, cheap, and the atmosphere was relaxed. And a big part of the fun was the colourful slang diner staff used to communicate with each other. Here’s what all those weird terms mean, hun’. Drinks City juice, Adam’s ale, dog soup: Water Dirty water, …

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The Chafing Dish

  Illustration by Spencer Olson The OG Bachelor Food Before the microwave, single men had the chafing dish Men: They’ve always eaten food. But over the years, what they’ve eaten — and what’s been marketed to them to eat — has changed. That’s why MEL enlisted Meg Favreau, a weird history writer and person who eats food, to start Feed the Beast, …

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Cutaway Food Photography

Ryan Matthew Smith’s photo series “Modernist Cuisine: The Art and Science of Cooking” is a lovely collection of photographs of different food in vivid, crisp colors. Among the numerous photos, which will be part of a book project, I stumbled upon three exceptional pieces. Ryan had taken cutaway shots of different food being cooked showing …

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Aluminium Foil

Which side of Reynolds Wrap® Aluminum Foil should I use, the shiny or the dull side? Actually, it makes no difference which side of the aluminum foil you use both sides do the same fine job of cooking, freezing and storing food. The difference in appearance between dull and shiny is due to the foil …

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