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berries {St. Regis, 08.01.10}.

berries {St. Regis, 08.01.10}.

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"there’s a direct correlation between sense of humor and intake of animal protein. veejans or vejens, or whatever they call themselves…it’s disgusting and loathesome. i mean they’re the Hezbollah of…they share a lot of similarities with dangerous fundamentalist groups."

— Anthony Bourdain on veganism. see the decade-old clip here.

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among the dessert offerings at the St. Regis are fresh fruit, macaroons, crème brûlée, and champagne jello shots; it’s how you keep it classy {Monarch Beach, 08.01.10}.

among the dessert offerings at the St. Regis are fresh fruit, macaroons, crème brûlée, and champagne jello shots; it’s how you keep it classy {Monarch Beach, 08.01.10}.

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红烧肉(hong shao rou), my favorite meat dish of all time {Shanghai, 05.24.10}.

红烧肉(hong shao rou), my favorite meat dish of all time {Shanghai, 05.24.10}.

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made 2 varieties of healthyish cookies this time: chocolate chip and trail mix. also substituted butter with bananas (it’s possible!). these also look better than the monstrosities from last time.

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out of the blue one day, i decided i wanted to bake some chocolate chip cookies…which is funny, because never in my life have i baked anything from scratch. but last night, i made some cookehs! and they’re healthy-ish too! yea, they look kinda gnarly (chunky and scone-like), but they taste pretty damn delicious, if i do say so myself.

what went into these cookies and why they’re a healthy-ish alternative to the Nestle Tollhouse recipe:

  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 stick of butter
  • 1 banana
  • 1 cup brown sugar 
  • 2 organic eggs
  • 6 oz. semi sweet chocolate chips
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fruit cake: om nom nom nom nom.

fruit cake: om nom nom nom nom.

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alternative wontons made pretty much from scratch. i really can’t do much in the kitchen, but i can manage this.

alternative wontons made pretty much from scratch. i really can’t do much in the kitchen, but i can manage this.

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red velvet cheesecake: so bad but sooooo gooood.

red velvet cheesecake: so bad but sooooo gooood.

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ah, it speaketh the truth. but i do enjoy eating good food, mkay?

ah, it speaketh the truth. but i do enjoy eating good food, mkay?

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in defence of foie gras

so Kate Winslet, of all people, teamed up with PETA (Perfectly Evil Total Asshats) to voice an anti-foie gras campaign.

for those unfamiliar with foie gras, it is a well-known French delicacy made of duck or goose liver that has been fattened up through a procedure in which the animal is fed via a feeding tube placed down its throat, directly to the stomach. this kind of force-feeding may seem cruel and inhumane—and it would be for organisms with a human-like gastroesophageal system and gag reflex—but fowl do not possess comparable systems and the procedure is not distressing or torturous for the animal. while it’s natural to anthopomorphize, people need to be informed of this important distinction.

don’t believe me?—let Anthony Bourdain show you:

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what to eat if you’re a zombie.

what to eat if you’re a zombie.

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just watched the first two episodes of Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution and it’s nice to see someone trying to make America healthier. also, i remember school lunches…which is why i’m thankful my dad used to make me sandwiches everyday up until high school.

just watched the first two episodes of Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution and it’s nice to see someone trying to make America healthier. also, i remember school lunches…which is why i’m thankful my dad used to make me sandwiches everyday up until high school.

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farmers market finds 3.27.2010.

farmers market finds 3.27.2010.

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healthy eats.

healthy eats.

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