The must-read for the week, having nothing whatsoever to do with food, goes to Andrew Sullivan and his piece on the Obama Administration.
In other news:
Paula Deen continued to be controversial, while other chefs wrote about Southern food that doesn’t suck. The Root Cellar has fresh Country Neighbors chickens for sale (we’re on day four of meals off of two chickens…post next week). CoMo Whine and Dine will only order steak at one restaurant. Gerard Craft wonders if pasta is too low-end for fine-dining. One guy has a good idea for ending the during-dinner phone addiction. Mrs. SMEs came upon some food-related artwork on a work trip recently, and liked. Aldon Smith: former Tiger, standout NFL rookie, cook.
Finally, your deep thought for the weekend: dark matter rules the universe:
Everything we know and love–electrons, protons, neutrons, light, black holes, planets, stars, everything we know and understand–occupies four percent of the universe. Dark matter and dark energy is everything else.