Foodie Fight Game – Think of It As The Trivial Pursuit of Food

Foodie Fight Game - Think of It As The Trivial Pursuit of FoodI’m all for a good frustrating game of Trivial Pursuit.  Ever tried playing the first edition box of questions recently?  Unsurprisingly my weak spot was always Green – usually sports and leisure.  Ouch.  Foodie Fight seems like a take on Trivial Pursuit, Foodie version.  With more than 1000 questions and a variety of categories you can certainly put your useless food knowledge to the test.  Check it out at uncommongoods.Foodie Fight Game - Think of It As The Trivial Pursuit of Food

Foodie Fight Game - Think of It As The Trivial Pursuit of Food

Save The Planet and $1500 A Year – Fridge “Triage” Box Puts An End to Food Waste

Save The Planet and $1500 A Year - Fridge "Triage" BoxWasting food is one of the things that drives me up-a-wall nuts.  I mean it makes my skin crawl.  I inherited this from my mother, I think.  She would, and still is, ashamed when food gets wasted.  I feel likewise.  It’s not a nice feelings knowing that you could have eaten it but somehow missed the mark.  Generally food gets lost in the fridge.  That sounds silly I know, it’s only a few cubic feet of space.  But there are so many bins, compartments, shelves, and cubbies.  It’s hard to keep track of everything.

If you’re like me there’s all manner of stuff in your fridge.  I have reusable containers all over my fridge.  Simple syrup, homemade coffee syrup, veggies, chicken, homemade caramel, cheese, left-overs, desserts, etc…the list goes on and on and on.  It’s stuffed.  I sometimes can’t see a carton of milk that’s in the fridge and go out and buy a duplicate I didn’t need.  That’s a full fridge.  I’ve pared and purged my possessions down to a minimal level at this point.  But my fridge still looks like I’m hanging on to the notion that the world might end tomorrow (and it might – you never know – it would be nice to have a few slices of leftover bacon hanging around if that asteroid slams into the Earth’s crust somewhere – ya know?) Continue reading

Infographic(s) of The Day – All You Ever Wanted To Know About Beer

Beer is no longer mired in malt liquor 40 ounce bottles of Old English or Colt 45.  To be sure there’s nothing wrong with drinking out of a paper bag but thankfully beer has had a bit of a revolution.  Beer pairings and arguments over the merits of Berliner Kindl Weisse or a Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout are more common.  Beer nerds rejoice!  Here’s some lazy day infographics for looking over the many different types of beer, a periodic table of beers (with commercial examples of each type,) and an infographic detailing the history of beer.

The first infographic is brought to us by designer Ben Gibson and book editor Patrick Mulligan.  Consider it a cheat sheet for beer. (Click on the picture for a larger image.)

Infographic of the Day - All You Ever Wanted to Know About Beer

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A to Z Food Vocabulary or “Z is for Zwieback”

There are a great many food related words that even I’m not sure of entirely.  I’ll be doing a letter a day, going over some of the more interesting words, processes, procedures, and vocabulary for the determined foodie.  We’ll both be learning something I’m sure.  Today we’re finishing up this little exercise and delving into all the tasty (or just food related) words that start with the letters “X, Y and Z.”

Xanthan Gum - Xanthan gum is used as a thickener and emulsifier in dairy products, salad dressings, and other foods. It’s made from corn sugar.A to Z Vocabulary or Z for Zwieback

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A to Z Food Vocabulary or “V is for Velouté”

There are a great many food related words that even I’m not sure of entirely.  I’ll be doing a letter a day, going over some of the more interesting words, processes, procedures, and vocabulary for the determined foodie.  We’ll both be learning something I’m sure.  Today we’re delving into all the tasty (or just food related) words that start with the letters “U, V, and W”.

Udon Noodles - These Japanese wheat-flour noodles can be purchased either fresh or dried. They are often used in soups.Udon

Ugli Fruit - A Jamaican fruit with loose, yellow-green skin. The fruit is thought to be a cross between the tangerine and the grapefruit with a grapefruit-orange flavor.A to Z Food Vocabulary or “V is for Velouté”

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A to Z Food Vocabulary or “T is for Tranche”

There are a great many food related words that even I’m not sure of entirely.  I’ll be doing a letter a day, going over some of the more interesting words, processes, procedures, and vocabulary for the determined foodie.  We’ll both be learning something I’m sure.  Today we’re delving into all the tasty (or just food related) words that start with the letter “T”.

Tahini - A paste of ground sesame seeds and a flavor similar to peanut butter.

Tamarind Paste - A vitamin-rich, tangy, prune like pulp from the pods of a tropical Asian tree. It is used as a seasoning in curries and chutneys or made into drinks, jams, or sorbets.

Tandoori - A method of cooking chicken or meats in Indian cuisine. The pieces of chicken are skinned, then coated in yogurt mixed with chili powder, turmeric, ginger, spices, onion and chopped garlic. After marinating overnight, the chicken is sprinkle with saffron or chili powder and cooked on a bed of embers in a special cylindrical clay oven called a tandoori.Tandoori

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