Condimental divide: In perhaps the ultimate act of foodie patriotism, the NY Times food blog went on a 50-state search for dishes containing the fiery condiment sriracha, like the cheesesteak dumplings with sriracha ketchup at Philly's Fireside Tavern. Problem is, red states seem to have an aversion to the red stuff: Thirteen states are apparently sriracha free, including Arkansas, Kentucky, and Idaho. WTF, America?
Well put: Ideas in Food's Aki Kamozawa blogs in the equivalent of Engrish-kissed haiku. It's lovely -- like today's meditation on asparagus-eating: Ingredients and how we eat them are often inspiring. Asparagus, long and slender, brittle and toothsome screams to be eaten with your fingers. Often times fingers and setting do not mingle well.