Next we close our eyes, break a piece and inhale deeply. This is the most important analysis. Are the aromas pineapple? Walnut? Hummus? Wet grass? Cloves? Leather? It can be any of those things based on age and cheese terroir.
My bordering-on-obsessive hatred of "foodie" is really about the culture it's perpetuating. That said, the word itself is infantile, idiotic, and meaningless, and makes me want to poke my eyes out with a larding needle. Can't people just say they love food?
Whatever innovation and evolution led to the English pub, French bistro, Italian caffe and Afghan kebab house, today every pub, bistro, caffe or kebab house is effectively a node on a cultural franchise, and will hew to a pretty rigorous expression of "pub" or "kebab house."
It's true -- I'm a black man with a watermelon for a birthmark. In many countries and cultures around the world, this would be unremarkable. But in the United States, where watermelon is associated with historic African-American stereotypes, my birthmark takes on a more complex symbolism.
Fried ice cream, just like the General Tso's Chicken that Jennifer 8. Lee explores in her presentation, highlight the role of immigrants in facilitating the global circulation of culinary traditions, and in shaping the food of their host communities.
A few years ago, I decided to celebrate a Jewish friend's birthday by cooking a special meal: the whole menu was composed of Italian Jewish recipes.
You end up mesmerized by the sushi preparation, the supple movements that assemble it almost magically, the glistening textures of eels, shrimp, and fat tuna, the vapors of the kitchen, the whiffs of smoke from the burning hay that lightly grills the fish.
The longer I live in Europe, the more I am aware that whereas Americans view food and cooking as a lifestyle choice, food and cooking in Europe is just a way of life.
Myers is a vegan, and he brings his biases to the table, turning the article into a subtle, clandestine polemic designed to stress the carnivorous aspect of foodie culture as degeneracy. A cold person indeed.