Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Food Day: No Method to this Madness

Happy food day folks. Here are some of the stories from the world of food:

Just add it to the list
: Just when you thought that everything you liked to eat was bad for you, you can add one more thing to that list: tuna. According to an article in the New York Times today, levels of mercury were so high in twenty percent of tuna found in sushi restaurants that the FDA could have taken, "legal action to remove the fish from the market."

Don't think that by going to a fancy sushi restaurant you'll be spared however, it's been shown that, "more expensive tuna usually contains more mercury because it is more likely to come from a larger species, which accumulates mercury from the fish it eats."

We're going to party like it's 3987: Only a couple more weeks until the Chinese celebrate the beginning of 4706 and the Washington Post has a great article outlining some great wines that you can uncork to celebrate the occassion.

Among some of the wines mentioned are the 2007 Rudolf Muller Riesling Kabinett, and the 2005 MacRostie Carneros Pinot Noir, a favorite with the Peking Duck.

Someone is spending too much time in kitchen stadium
: NYT food critic Frank Bruni revisits Bobby Flay's Mesa Grill Restaurant and comes away somewhat unimpressed. Flay's restaurant has been around for almost twenty years now, and only seems to have a fraction of the magic that made it so popular so many years ago.

The restaurant's one star may be suffiencent for a regular restaurant run by a run of the mill chef, but I for one expected more out of Flay.

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