Friday, February 27, 2009

Hot & Steamy

Professor now allowed to use Goucher College library

Cool ocean-inspired jewelry sales to benefit coral reefs - here is the press release

THE Harold McGee says we can use loads less water to boil pasta to save energy (it also saves time)

I don't mind pimples so much when the advice to get rid of them is to stop eating chocolate - as if!

The cacao genome will be mapped
. I mean, it is the world's sixth largest crop after all.

I love all of these words (hot, steamy, chocolate, cake) and the fact that they are all in the same name of something, I now need to try this!

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

This and that

I hate doing this, but I want to put this link somewhere to remember some places in Brooklyn I want to try for good food (and especially chocolate)

Harvard is feeling the pinch and consolidating their libraries

The title of the article is, "Sex can't be taken off the library's shelves". How can I not link to it?

Sunday, February 22, 2009

The New Colossus

By Emma Lazarus, 1883

Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame,
With conquering limbs astride from land to land;
Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand
A mighty woman with a torch, whose flame
Is the imprisoned lightning, and her name
Mother of Exiles. From her beacon-hand
Glows world-wide welcome; her mild eyes command
The air-bridged harbor that twin cities frame.
"Keep, ancient lands, your storied pomp!" cries she
With silent lips. "Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!"

Saturday, February 21, 2009


Dubai stinks

People will never learn that beach replenishment is temporary and they should just stop fighting Mother Nature

Charity/Community Service
Culinary students cook for homeless
Culinary Caper event benefits Meals on Wheels
"Men Who Cook" fundraiser benefits Women's Center

They tell me to eat more chocolate. I say, "OK!"

In Switzerland, people eat an average of one chocolate bar a day. This is why I need to live there!

Hershey Plant closed on 2/20/09

Six strange title shortlisted (or you can read it here)

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Wonderful News

There's more than gambling in Las Vegas - the food is pretty good too.

I am sure the vegetarians and vegans will have a field day with this news piece that says beef is the most inefficient food to produce and cows produce so much methane.

The Joy of Cooking got fat, but just don't tell her.

Swedish Newspaper asks users for help on researching articles
after (but not because) the WSJ fired their librarians.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

So much to do, so little time

Mayor's Office and City Council putting up their dukes regarding the closure of 11 libraries in Philadelphia

Wall Street Journal closes library. This can only mean that news will get worse because we all know journalists (esp. in NYC) can't research if their life depended on it.

Congress is "outraged" over peanut/salmonella issues

Monday, February 9, 2009

To dump or not to dump (sand)

Southampton residents (or anyone else living on Long Island for that matter) and the councils-that-be are continuously debating various manners of beach replenishment and who should pay for it. I say, don't live on the shore and don't fight mother nature - you will lose.

Florida's Indian River County residents might soon be paying a new tax to pay for sand pumping.

Aliens at Sea!!! (Don't worry, it's just the scientists taking about microbes and kind of doing a good job of describing their work to garner attention.)

Direct quote from article on the rise of Food Stamps in Oregon.
“We do not have the legal authority to tell people that they can’t buy junk,” Stewart said.

Lifeway Foods, Inc. (the makers of Kefir, which I love!) set to buy Fresh Made, Inc.

Going back to our roots: in Calaveras County, CA, officials created Calaveras Farm to Family to assist people in need by organizing local farms' donations to shelters and food banks to provide for families in need. Starting out as fresh food donations from local farms, the program will grow to incorporate teaching farming and planting skills to families.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Two dudes plan to bike across the coast of Australia to raise awareness for two organizations I care a lot about: Surfrider and C.A.R.E.

"Looks like Kansas City has the major food groups covered: world-class barbecue, beer worth bragging about and exquisitely fun chocolate." This was the great first sentence to the Kansas City Star's piece on a local chocolatier's recognition in Food & Wine magazine.

Health Librarians guide you in the right direction when looking online for information.

School officials concerned over the threat of not having healthy lunches for the kids any more.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Can I get a What What?

I wish I could go to this year's Vegas UnCork'd. Will someone send me please?

So many great things combined into one Culinary Weekend! Alton Brown, the Smithsonian, food, sustainability and science!

Obama blames FDA for food crappenings.

Welfare is still being cut, despite economic downturn.

Chefs hope that Obama will improve food policies.

Exhibit at the Morgan Library & Museum showcases drawings from the New Yorker magazine dating back to 1927

Sunday, February 1, 2009


Senate House Library may be joining forces and merging like long-lost lovers with University College London.

Library Thing is added to the catalog at the Institute of Social Studies.

Not much going on besides this. I'm still trying to find that perfect free (or cheap) event to go to on 2/14. I'm all set to go to a beer and chocolate lecture/class thing with a friend on 2/13, but I think I can find something nifty to do that Saturday also.