Author Archives: Bob Shaw

Morning Eats (5/11)

Prelude: So, I have a cultural (but not necessarily food-related) question. In Russia & Co. (Ukraine, Belarus, etc.), it is kind of a taboo to shake hands or say goodbye to someone over a threshold. People like pizza deliverers will … Continue reading

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Oh No! Chocolate Milk! (5/9)

Oh God, save our children from this horrible, sugary menace! I just read an article in the Washington Post about chocolate milk and how many school districts are considering banning it. I don’t really like chocolate milk, but I think … Continue reading

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Nostalgia (5/4)

So, this past weekend, I went to Presque Isle to buy food and get my bike, and send away my application to a week-long aviation camp in Bangor this summer. I hadn’t been to Cafe Sorpreso in quite a while, and … Continue reading

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Link – TED: Benjamin Wallace on The Price of Happiness (5/2)

I was watching TED videos a few days ago and found this. Mr. Wallace talks quite a bit about the foods we talked about that have the huge hype surrounding them, and whether the differences are subjective or objective. An … Continue reading

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Subjectivity Vs. Objectivity (4/27)

So this week we spent a good half hour discussing the quality or “goodness” of wine and drinks and food in general, and whether similar foods are actually perceivably different or the differences we attribute to them are merely cultural … Continue reading

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Haiku (4/23)

Yeah, I know this is late. Oops. I wasn’t really on my computer yesterday except to check Facebook for about 5 minutes… Anywho. Rye bread for breakfast Is better than school breakfast Scary square egg cakes

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Link – Minimalist Product Labeling (4/20)

I really don’t even remember how I found this, but I wanted to share it here and it has been sitting around in my favorites for weeks now, and I want to get rid of it. So anywho, a very interesting webpage … Continue reading

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