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Re: “At Telegraph: wine on the line

Like the atmosphere of the place. Haven't had a full meal yet, but was disappointed by a dessert of toasted cake with lemon syrup, ice cream & blueberry jam. Sorry, but the cake tasted as if it was a Sara Lee poundcake. The ice cream & jam were fine, but the cake was a huge let down, particularly at the price.
Still, I'll go back again to try the rest of menu. It's good to see a once-empty storefront occupied.

Posted by Debbie on 08/19/2011 at 11:46 AM

Re: “Singla, Meet Ebert

Mojo - I agree - I don't get it either. I don't care if it's faster in a rice cooker, it's cooking while I'm away so speed isn't an issue. But aside from that, the tone of the article is written in a way that he insults Singla while praising Ebert. Was that necessary? Maybe that's not his intent, but it comes across that way. Fine to praise Ebert, great in fact. But it's unfair to use just Singla because her book happens to come out at the same time as his and she happens to be a Chicagoan.

Posted by Debbie on 10/08/2010 at 6:58 AM

Re: “Indulgence: Cashmere Tights

Not to mention get a run in these babies and there goes your indulgence.

Posted by Debbie on 10/04/2010 at 1:52 PM

Re: “The Food Issue: Meet the Mangalitsas

Good story. I'm happy to see a farmer carve out a niche and more importantly have a market to sell his hogs. The whole food issue the Reader did was enjoyable to read, but as I read more about this push in the food world to a certain type of agricultural production nowhere is it mentioned the actual expense to the consumer. We might complain that food is too cheap (and I'll heartily agree there's a lot of crap out there masquerading as food) but there's the flip side - affordability. Granted not everyone is going to be able to buy this pork and that's not his market - fine. But it seems all stories about agricultural production are focused on small farmers in small markets selling to people who can afford to pay a lot of money for that product. Yet what happens when that market dries up because the person who didn't think twice of paying $6 a pound for grass-fed hamburger or $5 for a dozen free-range eggs loses his job? Given national unemployment is at 10% and rising, the number of "food insecure" (aka hungry) people in the US is growing, making good food affordable has to be considered.
Keep up the nice profiles of area farmers and chefs. It's always good to see someone striking out on their own. But I'd like to see how the food culture can reconcile the growing number of hungry with higher cost of food.

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Posted by Debbie on 11/20/2009 at 6:37 AM

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