Read Up On It For January 25th, 2013
Where else but on Passable’s Read Up On It would you find stories about girly drinks, etiquette on restaurant photo taking, toxic gas from burning cheese and ridiculously cute japanese girls eating? Let’s get to it.
- I have a confession to make. When I first started drinking in bars, I would always order something ridiculously fruity to drink. Like a Purple Nurple. So I have to say, I quite enjoyed this story from Slate about the history of girly drinks, and that most (in)famous one of them all, the Cosmopolitan, who turns 25.
- For those of us who eat alone: a ramen bowl with a rest for your phone, via Eater.
- The New York Times talks about how so many people are taking photos of their food in restaurants. Those who do it, love it. Those who don’t, hate it. And so PopPhoto put out a guide on how to do such a thing discreetly. Where do you stand?
- A short but interesting read that talks about how southern barbecue softened racial lines in the south, via Entrepreneur.
Ever hear of Brunost, a lovely Norweigian cheese? Well, apparently in the right circumstances, it can burn for a very long time, and release toxic gases. Tasty, tasty asphyxiation. (Via Gawker)
- The Globe and Mail reminds you that you may think you know pop up restaurants, but baby you don’t know pop ups.
- Another strike on farmed salmon. CBC reports that a virus in the population is causing consumers, namely restaurant owners, to be leery about ordering salmon for the kitchens.
- And finally, via Buzz Feed, a young adventuresome eater named Rino. Quote: “So many American parents struggle to get their kids to eat anything but chicken finger and mac and cheese. Vegetables and seafood are out of the question. Here is a little Japanese girl devouring tail-on shrimp without blinking an eye.” Kawaii!