First law of fat


Everything tastes better with sugar and/or butter on it.

— My mother.



Butter cow is vandalproof!


Officials cant recall the butter cow ever being defaced, though someone made a failed attempt to place a note on the cow a few years ago. The note slipped off the the slick surface. “That didnt work so well,” Chappell said.

via State Fair butter cow doused in red paint; animal rights group takes credit | The Des Moines Register |


News alert!


Working with Ronnybrook, he created a premium ice cream mix that would be proprietary to Big Gay Ice Cream. There will be both chocolate and vanilla mixes, as well as a neutral mix that can be used to create flavors. Experimentation is a perpetual process at the well-oufitted basement lab in the West Village location, where I spoke with Quint – who was in his mad-scientist mode – recently. “I wish I understood all the chemistry better,” Quint laments. “Ginger is particularly hard to work with, if you get it strong enough, it curdles the ice cream.” I asked about the little greasy flecks you sometimes find in soft serve. “Thats the butterfat coming out of the mix,” he said, shaking his head.

via Big Gay Ice Cream Launches New Soft-Serve This Friday – New York – Restaurants and Dining – Fork in the Road.


Me, Too

I’ve been having a sordid affair… a sordid affair with toast.

via My Love Affair with Toast – Amateur Gourmet.

The Amateur Gourmet has great advice (click through) for delicious toast, and as much as I enjoyed it all I am compelled to add that I make no fuss about it, myself. But there must be toast. Store-bought bread is fine, just let it be first thing in the morning. With coffee. Peanut butter will do, though I am partial to butter and strawberry jam.

Stop talking, start toasting.