There's a mid-August languor in food news. Despite the slow going, here's a handful of link-worthy stories on food and drink from around the internets.
Not just for garnishes anymore, herbs are apparently the new vegetable, though the article isn't very convincing. In the Sunday Times Magazine
, Mark Bittman
suggests that herbs take center stage this time of year, yet ironically, the photo features not two but five meatballs and a giant plate of pasta that dominates a single dainty basil garnish and some herbs chiffonade. (Seems I'm not the one rationalizing a pinch of lettuce on a sub as a veggie serving.)
Last week, we learned that Justin Bieber
skipped out on the tip. This week, Lee Klein
calls out notoriously bad tippers in our sister paper, Miami's New Times
Perhaps I'm looking in the wrong place, but I've yet to find a transcendent margarita. I'd love suggestions, or I can take a cue from the Miami Herald
and make one myself -- with Key limes for "a complexity that's kind of fascinating," says chef Norman Van Aken
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