Food Porn

04/07/2010 at 15:16 | Posted in food, Photography | Leave a comment

Mexican-style roasted pork chunks (carnitas.) Tender, crispy, delicious.

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Kitchen Stereogram

10/28/2009 at 21:21 | Posted in Design, food, Photography | 5 Comments

Kitchen Stereogram

Cross your eyes to see my kitchen in stunning 3-D!  Click to embiggen.

Taste Test: Moxie

09/15/2009 at 20:39 | Posted in Boston, food | 1 Comment
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Behold...Moxie!

Yesterday, while browsing the local Market Basket, I came across a one liter bottle of Moxie. I did a double take, thinking I’d read the label wrong. It was Moxie. I thought for certain this stuff had disappeared sometime in the 40’s when the FDA started cracking down on “elixir” drinks that contained stuff like cocaine, lead, and turpentine. Naturally, being a sucker for kitsch, I got some.

I gave it all night to get properly cold and cracked into it this afternoon. The smell from the opening of the bottle was a surprisingly generic cola smell; sweet and brown. When I poured it in the glass it “opened up” with a very cough syrupy nose. Think cherry menthol. Upon tasting it, I was quite surprised. The medicinal smell gave way to an herbal, pungent flavor combined with a simple cola. Sort of a less sweet, more simple root beer. This must be due to the “gentian root.” Apparently, this is the main ingredient in angostura bitters, a common cocktail mixer. However, the flavor of it works to compliment the sweetness with more of a curious tone than an offensive one.

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