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1 hour ago, cakewalk said:

 

I'm sure you were referring to today's comic. However, the generic xkcd link brings up only the current one. You need to append the comic's sequential number to make it a permanent link -- like this: http://xkcd.com/1774/ -- this info is just below the Previous, Random, and Next buttons.

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"There is no sincerer love than the love of food."  -George Bernard Shaw, Man and Superman, Act 1

 

"Imagine all the food you have eaten in your life and consider that you are simply some of that food, rearranged."  -Max Tegmark, physicist

 

Gene Weingarten, writing in the Washington Post about online news stories and the accompanying readers' comments: "I basically like 'comments,' though they can seem a little jarring: spit-flecked rants that are appended to a product that at least tries for a measure of objectivity and dignity. It's as though when you order a sirloin steak, it comes with a side of maggots."

 

"...in the mid-’90s when the internet was coming...there was a tendency to assume that when all the world’s knowledge comes online, everyone will flock to it. It turns out that if you give everyone access to the Library of Congress, what they do is watch videos on TikTok."  -Neil Stephenson, author, in The Atlantic

 

"In questions of science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of a single individual." -Galileo Galilei, physicist and astronomer

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Marketing! (from The Onion)

"There is no sincerer love than the love of food."  -George Bernard Shaw, Man and Superman, Act 1

 

"Imagine all the food you have eaten in your life and consider that you are simply some of that food, rearranged."  -Max Tegmark, physicist

 

Gene Weingarten, writing in the Washington Post about online news stories and the accompanying readers' comments: "I basically like 'comments,' though they can seem a little jarring: spit-flecked rants that are appended to a product that at least tries for a measure of objectivity and dignity. It's as though when you order a sirloin steak, it comes with a side of maggots."

 

"...in the mid-’90s when the internet was coming...there was a tendency to assume that when all the world’s knowledge comes online, everyone will flock to it. It turns out that if you give everyone access to the Library of Congress, what they do is watch videos on TikTok."  -Neil Stephenson, author, in The Atlantic

 

"In questions of science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of a single individual." -Galileo Galilei, physicist and astronomer

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How about groan-worthy company names or advertising slogans?

 

One of my personal favourites comes from Bernardin, a Canadian manufacturer of Mason jars and related accessories. Their slogan? 

 

"Because you can."

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While looking at cookbooks in thrift stores this week a most bizarre fictional title came to mind: The Cannibal's Treasury of Recipes - Good Eating From Head to Toe.

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15 hours ago, Porthos said:

While looking at cookbooks in thrift stores this week a most bizarre fictional title came to mind: The Cannibal's Treasury of Recipes - Good Eating From Head to Toe.

 

On that subject, I've occasionally mused that a humanitarian sounds like a very specialised type of carnivore.

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"Long Pig Longings" was my hypothetical title for an anthropophagical tome. 

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"Not knowing the scope of your own ignorance is part of the human condition...The first rule of the Dunning-Kruger club is you don’t know you’re a member of the Dunning-Kruger club.” - psychologist David Dunning

 

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Over in the Kitchen Gadgets thread, @Anna N shared a gadget that enables one to make hot dog-shaped burgers.  I got a greater chuckle from the "Customers .....also bought" items, which led me to a whole line of bacon-related products:

Bacon Body Washir?t=egulletcom-20&l=am2&o=1&a=B00GBPB9U

Bacon-flavored Toothpasteir?t=egulletcom-20&l=am2&o=1&a=B004MBNK5

Bacon dental flossir?t=egulletcom-20&l=am2&o=1&a=B001BYO4I (waxed, though one might think that unnecessary for bacon!)

Bacon bandaidsir?t=egulletcom-20&l=am2&o=1&a=B000SSV8A (sterile, no less :D)

Bacon lip balmir?t=egulletcom-20&l=am2&o=1&a=B002SIFQU

 

The products are also helpfully combined into:

Deluxe bacon grooming kitir?t=egulletcom-20&l=am2&o=1&a=B00G2GSS4

Extreme bacon grooming kitir?t=egulletcom-20&l=am2&o=1&a=B00GSY0TW

and others!

 

Edited to add, I don't think this is new and has probably been cited here before but it did give me a good chuckle so I figured I could share again.

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14 minutes ago, blue_dolphin said:

Over in the Kitchen Gadgets thread, @Anna N shared a gadget that enables one to make hot dog-shaped burgers.  I got a greater chuckle from the "Customers .....also bought" items, which led me to a whole line of bacon-related products:

Bacon Body Washir?t=egulletcom-20&l=am2&o=1&a=B00GBPB9U

Bacon-flavored Toothpasteir?t=egulletcom-20&l=am2&o=1&a=B004MBNK5

Bacon dental flossir?t=egulletcom-20&l=am2&o=1&a=B001BYO4I (waxed, though one might think that unnecessary for bacon!)

Bacon bandaidsir?t=egulletcom-20&l=am2&o=1&a=B000SSV8A (sterile, no less :D)

Bacon lip balmir?t=egulletcom-20&l=am2&o=1&a=B002SIFQU

 

The products are also helpfully combined into:

Deluxe bacon grooming kitir?t=egulletcom-20&l=am2&o=1&a=B00G2GSS4

Extreme bacon grooming kitir?t=egulletcom-20&l=am2&o=1&a=B00GSY0TW

and others!

 

Edited to add, I don't think this is new and has probably been cited here before but it did give me a good chuckle so I figured I could share again.

 

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Like all the best funnies, this is also a bit sad.

Humble French restaurant swamped after Michelin mistake makes it a star

 

The owner and chef seem to have taken it well.

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Pearls Before Swine: A president after my own heart

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"There is no sincerer love than the love of food."  -George Bernard Shaw, Man and Superman, Act 1

 

"Imagine all the food you have eaten in your life and consider that you are simply some of that food, rearranged."  -Max Tegmark, physicist

 

Gene Weingarten, writing in the Washington Post about online news stories and the accompanying readers' comments: "I basically like 'comments,' though they can seem a little jarring: spit-flecked rants that are appended to a product that at least tries for a measure of objectivity and dignity. It's as though when you order a sirloin steak, it comes with a side of maggots."

 

"...in the mid-’90s when the internet was coming...there was a tendency to assume that when all the world’s knowledge comes online, everyone will flock to it. It turns out that if you give everyone access to the Library of Congress, what they do is watch videos on TikTok."  -Neil Stephenson, author, in The Atlantic

 

"In questions of science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of a single individual." -Galileo Galilei, physicist and astronomer

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Pearls Before Swine: the strip itself isn't food related, but check out his tweet on the same page: ...something healthy to eat in Nashville.

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R.I.P. Jack Ziegler, long-time cartoonist for The New Yorker. Here's one of his food-related cartoons, one with which I strongly identify.

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"There is no sincerer love than the love of food."  -George Bernard Shaw, Man and Superman, Act 1

 

"Imagine all the food you have eaten in your life and consider that you are simply some of that food, rearranged."  -Max Tegmark, physicist

 

Gene Weingarten, writing in the Washington Post about online news stories and the accompanying readers' comments: "I basically like 'comments,' though they can seem a little jarring: spit-flecked rants that are appended to a product that at least tries for a measure of objectivity and dignity. It's as though when you order a sirloin steak, it comes with a side of maggots."

 

"...in the mid-’90s when the internet was coming...there was a tendency to assume that when all the world’s knowledge comes online, everyone will flock to it. It turns out that if you give everyone access to the Library of Congress, what they do is watch videos on TikTok."  -Neil Stephenson, author, in The Atlantic

 

"In questions of science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of a single individual." -Galileo Galilei, physicist and astronomer

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5 hours ago, Alex said:

R.I.P. Jack Ziegler, long-time cartoonist for The New Yorker. Here's one of his food-related cartoons, one with which I strongly identify.

LOL In Calais, ME, there is a hotel restaurant called "Ceasar's," and it raises my hackles every time I drive past it. 

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This  doesn't pretend to be serious just yet. But heating/cooking your dinner in the washing machine while doing a load of "smalls"?  Hmmm

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There is a serious recipe for foil sealed salmon cooked in an empty dishwasher, and I actually knew a couple who did this for a dinner party, and they reported good results. I think this was somewhere around 1999 before sou vide took off for home cooks.

 

I fell down a rabbit hole over on the Responses to Guest Reviews thread where Kerry linked to an Eater article where a restaurateur responds civilly and quite logically to a diner's bad review on Yelp about changing their take-out policy, and wound up here and at this link

 

Don't click on the links if you seriously want to learn anything about cooking except how not to do it. I did find them amusing, though. :D Fried mozza sticks that look perfectly normal but aren't. Anyone?

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The dishwasher salmon came from a show called "The Surreal Gourmet," which ran on Food TV Canada back in the day. 

“Who loves a garden, loves a greenhouse too.” - William Cowper, The Task, Book Three

 

"Not knowing the scope of your own ignorance is part of the human condition...The first rule of the Dunning-Kruger club is you don’t know you’re a member of the Dunning-Kruger club.” - psychologist David Dunning

 

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9 minutes ago, chromedome said:

The dishwasher salmon came from a show called "The Surreal Gourmet," which ran on Food TV Canada back in the day. 

 

Might be, but these folks were software developers who lived in Washington, DC area, and at that time, I doubt they had access to Food TV Canada. Everyone was on the internet by then, so it could have spread that way. Is this the guy you're talking about? My friends prepared a whole salmon in an empty dishwasher with no soap. They double sealed it in heavy duty aluminum foil. This linked video depicts an individual portion put in a dishwasher with dirty dishes and, presumably, soap. I remember reading a recipe a while ago that said to run the dishwasher through a cycle first to clean out soap residue and preheat it, then add your sealed packet of salmon and run it without soap.

 

Seems to be popular for the novelty element, especially when everyone is drinking, but I've never done it.

 

The scary thing is that on that link there are other videos dealing with dishwasher cooked lasagna and chicken. :o I did not fall down that rabbit hole, because to me, part of the appeal of lasagna is the nature that only dry heat can bring out and I don't think the dishwasher can achieve high enough temps to cook chix to a safe temp. Funny that people play with these ideas, though.

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1 hour ago, Thanks for the Crepes said:

There is a serious recipe for foil sealed salmon cooked in an empty dishwasher

 

There are several.Here is but one - scroll down a bit.

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2 hours ago, Thanks for the Crepes said:

 

Might be, but these folks were software developers who lived in Washington, DC area, and at that time, I doubt they had access to Food TV Canada. Everyone was on the internet by then, so it could have spread that way. Is this the guy you're talking about?

Yeah, that's him. IIRC he was a record producer or something, when he wasn't hauling his toastermobile around the countryside. 

“Who loves a garden, loves a greenhouse too.” - William Cowper, The Task, Book Three

 

"Not knowing the scope of your own ignorance is part of the human condition...The first rule of the Dunning-Kruger club is you don’t know you’re a member of the Dunning-Kruger club.” - psychologist David Dunning

 

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12 hours ago, chromedome said:

The dishwasher salmon came from a show called "The Surreal Gourmet," which ran on Food TV Canada back in the day. 

Dishwasher salmon was around long before the Surreal Gourmet. I recall my folks doing it for a dinner party when I was a kid.

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