What we're reading: January 28

A round-up of food-related articles and recipes we're digging into today.

What we're reading:


Chefs and the (other) "F" word

(CNN Eatocracy) Have you ever really thought about the definition of a "foodie?" Apparently restaurant owners and waiters know exactly what they're talking about when they refer to someone using the "F" word - and it's no compliment. Chefs and food professionals often see foodies as, to quote Jason Sheehan of Seattle Weekly in the article, "coup-counting, lock-jawed, cake-eating, nose-in-the-air dimwits." Unfortunately, a small sector of overzealous foodies have become almost too elitist in their love of food that they put off those who have spent their lives perfecting the food industry to the best of their abilities. Next time you call yourself the "F" word, you may want to clarify yourself (especially if a chef is nearby).


Varieties of Girl Scout Cookies Reduced

(Slashfood) The headline might make you gasp (as it did me), but never fear - you'll still be able to buy your Thin Mints. The new Super Six program is Girl Scout's way to maximze profits by restricting the flavors of the cookies they sell to only their greatest attractions. Thin Mints, Tagalongs, and Samoas are all safe, however varieties such as U-Berry-Munch and All Abouts may retire into the cupboard for good. I might be the only one, but I never knew that Girl Scout's made cookies other than Thin Mints and Samoas... have I been living under a rock?


James Franco, Jon Stewart, and Us

(The Sporkful) So this is more utensil-related than food-related, but the entertainment value makes it very important to me! The Sporkful blog (the web site extention of The Sporkful podcast, a podcast that I think is a requirement for all who love to laugh and love to eat) posted this video of James Franco on The Daily Show. Amidst a perilous crisis while backstage, James Franco resorts to attempting to cut of his arm with a spork after it's been pinned under a mini fridge. James Franco, Jon Stewart, and a spork... comedy at its finest.


What we're coveting:

Egg and Cheese on a Bagel: The Quest for the Best

(The New York Times) An egg and cheese bagel sandwich is nostalic to me - it's one of the first things I ever learned how to make on my own. "Mr. Critic" Sam Sifton is correct when he describes breakfast sandwiches as "like dry cleaners.... Ask around and you’ll discover that the best ones are invariably those closest to the home of the person you’ve asked." In fact, the first egg and cheese bagel that came to my mind (other than my homemade ones), was the egg and cheese bagel from my home town's little bagel shop, C&D's Bagels - perfection... well, at least to me, my best friend, and our entire high school.


What we want to cook:


Nacho recipes

(KitchenDaily) The best part of the Super Bowl for me is the food. The game is basically an excuse to gather together with friends, switch on a football game in the background, and scream at each other in good, fun competition while continually munching on some of the best snack foods ever. KitchenDaily provides a bunch of nacho variations that will be sure to impress your football-fanatic friends. My favorite combos are the Nachos with Black Beans and Mango, and the Feta Nachos!


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