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Monday, April 18, 2016

Monday Eight: Somebody Cooked and Ate E.T.?

Posted By on Mon, Apr 18, 2016 at 11:45 PM

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Plus famous pizzaiolo Tony Gemignani wins again, Gizmodo thought that Cheetos and Tequila would taste non-disgusting, and Hillary Clinton is not pandering when she says she likes hot sauce.

Tony Gemignani Wins Again
The owner of Tony's Pizza Napoletana, Capo's, and Slice House has been named world champion for the 12th time in the Pizza in Pala division of Parma, Italy's Campionato Mondiale Della Pizza competition, according to Hoodline.

Ryan Pollnow on Aatxe, One Year In
Hoodline talked to Aatxe chef Ryan Pollnow about the difficulties of making paella in a tight kitchen, and the panic of waking up to dozens of congratulatory texts, thinking something terrible happened and finding he'd been named to the James Beard Awards' Rising Star Chef of the Year long list.

Defining Sustainability as the Eradication of Invasive Species
This is so badass. A Miami Beach hotel has had a pop-up called Prey that will run through April 30 and which focuses on getting rid of " lionfish, Asian carp, Chesapeake Bay blue catfish, wild Everglades seaweeds and feral pigs." According to the New York Times, the chef, Bun Lai, has burn marks on his arms from coming into contact with fire coral.

Maps of European Wine and Beer Consumption.
It'd be nicer if these were combined into one, but the Independent put this together well otherwise. The Portuguese drink the most wine. Apart from Turkey and other majority-Muslim nations, Italians drink the least beer per capita in Europe.

Gizmodo Mixed Cheetos and Tequila for Some Reason

The results were predictably terrible: The Flamin’ Hot varietals had a diapery, wet trash smell, while the Cheddar Jalapeño batches didn’t meld whatsoever." Why, guys? Why?

How Many Eggs Will a Chicken Lay in Her Lifetime?
There's no second, koan-like part to this question. The record is 1,232 but for most hens it's barely more than 300 or so, the subtext of this New York Times article being that industrialized farming depletes the lifespan of hens.

Hillary Clinton Does in Fact Like Hot Sauce
She's not pandering to African-American voters in New York State as the primary with Bernie Sanders approaches. According to Slate, Hillary Clinton been into hot sauce (and hot peppers) for years now.

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Peter Lawrence Kane

Peter Lawrence Kane is SF Weekly's Arts Editor. He has lived in San Francisco since 2008 and is two-thirds the way toward his goal of visiting all 59 national parks.


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