Daily Archives: November 11, 2009

Imogen Heap – “Let Go” (Live)

A rougher, richer version of it

YouTube – Imogen Heap – “Let Go”

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How to prepare pig face, or the joy of butchery

Seriously. If you are fascinated by the preparation of food and especially meat like I am, you will be interested in the blog Road To…, which is

…something that chefs including (the author) could use and share techniques that are currently not in books or an interpretation of classic preparations.

For example, how often do you see how to prepare pig’s face?


The author gives a great step by step breakdown of how to prepare this and much more.

Let’s face it: if you saw this:

Especially if it was served with a sauce, you might not think twice about it. :) But that’s what the pig’s face looks like served up.

It’s a great blog/site. Highly recommended for serious food people.

Why I love the site calorie count

What I love about the site  Calorie Count is not only does it tell you the nutritional facts of many popular fast foods, like the Calories in Starbucks Coffee – Cappuccino, but it also gives you nicely printed nutritional labels. (Essentially, they are the same labels you get on most food you buy from the grocery store.)

I think it would be great if all large chains printed such labels with their food.  Of course they won’t, unless they have to. But if most people saw on a regular basis how many calories were in a blueberry scone or some of those coffee flavoured drinks, for instance,  they might have alot less of them, and one would hope they would switch over to something more reasonable.

Regardless, I recommend you check out Calorie Count, especially if you frequent fast food places. Print off some labels of the foods you regularly eat. You might find yourself making better choices.

 

 

 

iPhone and the demise of cameras, PSPs, and every other digital handheld device

Kodak and other camera makers should note this photo:

 

I see people taking photos with five iPhones in this picture: not a camera amongst the lot. Indeed, it is a misnomer to call the iPhone a “Phone”, for it really is a computer. It can make phone calls, take photos, run games…you name it, it will be able to do most of it.

 

I think there will still be specialty devices, but they will be for niches, not the mainstream. Right now the mainstream is looking like this photo here (from TPM Photo Galleries)