Meats of Our Cultural Stew – Sunday October 10th
It’s Sunday, everyone! And while you’re getting your chores over with and bracing yourself from the coming week, we at Choosy Beggars urge you to relax with a drink and soak up the latest in food culture (that we didn’t write).
If you’re not reading us on Twitter (and judging by our follower count, you aren’t!), here’s a round-up of what caught our attention this week.
- The days of mere recipe aggregators like Tastespotting and Foodgawker are over. The crown must now be passed to the unbridled genius of Bake It in a Cake… and yes, it’s exactly what it sounds like.
- Not content any longer with documenting every possible lifestyle choice of midgets and people unaware of their own pregnancy, TLC has made a misguided attempt at luring male interest into cooking shows, using football. The reviews have not been glowing. Don’t they realize all they need to win male viewership is Laura Calder?
- Sitting down to Thanksgiving turkey this weekend? It’s time for your annual reminder of the best way to carve your bird, butcher-style. Our favorite bit of advice: Carve in the kitchen, where nobody is watching you — stage fright has cost more severed fingers than chainsaw juggling.
- Best videos of the week: Rowdy Roddy Piper is battling childhood obesity, and therefore quite possibly you; Mary-Kate and Ashley are cooking pizza, nightmarishly; and the National Restaurant Association promises a preachy, boring year in food trends. Hooray!
- Just in time for the Thanksgiving hangover to break, KFC will be unleashing the KFC Double Down on Canadian customers. And if there is any doubt in your mind that Mike will be there on day one, then we have taught you nothing.
Drink of the Week (that Mike didn’t think of)
Berry Little Cocktail, via Martha Stewart:
Have yourself a Berry Little Cocktail. Stir up this light, bright drink with the tang of citrus and a splash of Champagne to add a festive fizz to your holiday bash.
Sweet, bright, cranberry-flavored and wee — with a pun built right into the name! It’s practically like this drink was designed with us in mind.
Happy Thanksgiving to our Canadian friends, and best wishes for whatever pagan long weekend you Americans are enjoying too!