Today brings yet another installment of news chum related to food, or should that be chews num felated to rood?
- Dim Sum No More. Today’s LA Times brings really sad news for our dim sum habit: our regular dim sum outing-spot, Empress Pavillion, has closed due to eviction/landlord problems. I started eating dim sum with the UCLA Computer Club (I still remember that club reunion with bao), and we’ve continued to make regular treks downtown. I’m not sure of any dim sum palaces left in Chinatown, although our friend Anthony mentioned Golden Dragon as a possibility. I also have a recollection of NBC Seafood in Monterey Park, and Yelp also recommends some place called Elite. Don’t think there are any comparable places in the valley.
- Get Your Lollys at the Lolly Store. Here’s just the thing for those with an oral fixation. A company called Lollyphile has introduced a breastmilk flavored lollypop. I’m sure question #1 is how did they get the flavor right? The founder of the company tried breast milk from four of his friends who were new mothers. He and his flavor specialists then got to work developing the flavor. Question #2, of course, is how do they turn the breastmilk into a lollypop? The answer is (unlike the breastmilk ice cream) that these lollypops are vegan: sugar, corn syrup, and natural flavors. Order yours today, but keep them out of the hands of children. (I’ll stop there before I make a boob of myself)
- The Big Cheese. My weakness isn’t lollypops (even the ones above)… it is cheese. So naturally I love an infographic from BuzzFeed all about the different types of cheese. I tend to go for the semi-hard non-blue cheese, particularly super sharp cheddar. I guess I’m just a rat.
- Goodies for Dad. Need to get something for dad for Fathers Day. How about Oscar Meyer Bacon Boxes. They are available by mail order. If you’re in a city with a “Counter” burger joint, he can get a free burger at most locations on Dad’s Day if you just say “My dad is a BFD”.
- Origin Stories. Lastly, two origin stories. First, here are 14 dark secrets of how your food is made. After reading these, I’ll never look at hot dogs or shredded cheese the same again. They truly emphasize why it is important to get food with the least processing possible. The second origin story provides information on the surprising origins of 10 of the biggest casual dining restaurants.
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