The Ultimate In-N-Out Secret Menu Survival Guide, including some super-secret options. I need to plan a trip to the American west-coast at some point.
A visualization of the American soft drinks industry. Despite the apparent abundance of choice, three firms control 89% of the market.
Michael Ruhlman writes that with all of the prepackaged food and simple recipes in a box that are available, people start to believe that they’re too stupid to cook. He goes on to outline the world’s most difficult roasted chicken recipe, which I’ve reproduced.
Turn your oven on high (450 if you have ventilation, 425 if not). Coat a 3 or 4 pound chicken with coarse kosher salt so that you have an appealing crust of salt (a tablespoon or so). Put the chicken in a pan, stick a lemon or some onion or any fruit or vegetable you have on hand into the cavity. Put the chicken in the oven. Go away for an hour. Watch some TV, play with the kids, read, have a cocktail, have sex. When an hour has passed, take the chicken out of the oven and put it on the stove top or on a trivet for 15 more minutes. Finito.
After you’ve finished with the chicken, you can throw the carcass in a pot (with a touch of vinegar to make the meat fall of the bone), add some carrots, celery, onion and salt, simmer it, and you’re left with stock. Then make some delicious soup.
For sushi at home, skip the fish. Sushi really isn’t that hard to make, as long as you don’t mind the odd fail piece. Chicken teriyaki and breaded prawns are also good to throw into the mix.
Ever wondered what’s in your cup of coffee? The best part of wakin’ up is 3,5 dicaffeoylquinic acid in your cup.
If you’ve ever had trouble figuring out what beer to pair with your meal, the Beer Sommelier should help you. The interface is a little awkward to use, but you get what you’re looking for.
I’ve been tagged for four things by Matt, it’s been awhile since one of these meme’s floated around. The site has more readership now and I’ve been slacking with the personal sections, so here goes.
Four jobs Iâ€™ve had in my life
- Web Designer
Four movies I can watch over and over
- Monty Python and the Holy Grail
- Run Lola Run
- The Shawshank Redemption