Why plastic doesn’t dry in the dishwasher and how to keep it clean

https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/home/why-plastic-doesnt-dry-in-the-dishwasher-and-other-information-about-cleaning-it/2019/03/04/68eb096e-3ab9-11e9-a2cd-307b06d0257b_story.html?utm_term=.15cf7e1b6051 Why plastic doesn’t dry in the dishwasher, and other information about cleaning it (iStock) By Laura Daily March 5 “Just one word: plastics.” While Dustin Hoffman’s character in “The Graduate” may have inwardly cringed at the thought, plastic indeed was the future. Love it or hate it, you can’t escape the ubiquitous product. Nor can … Continue reading Why plastic doesn’t dry in the dishwasher and how to keep it clean

Fast food is a huge contributor to obesity — larger, saltier, unhealthier than ever before

Bigger, Saltier, Heavier: Fast Food Since 1986 in 3 Simple Charts Adding lighter fare like salads to the usual burgers and fries has meant more options for time-pressed diners. But the meals are largely less healthy now, a new study finds. “The big picture is that there have been some positive changes,” one researcher said … Continue reading Fast food is a huge contributor to obesity — larger, saltier, unhealthier than ever before

Stop recycling bottles without their caps and don’t bother recycling black plastic food containers

The mechanics of separation of recyclable materials can become endlessly complex. When I see something like this, I try to incorporate into my habits so I no longer need to think about it. Although the headline above tells you what you need to know, these articles explain why you need to make the change. https://lifehacker.com/stop-recycling-plastic-bottles-without-caps-on-1832992981Continue reading Stop recycling bottles without their caps and don’t bother recycling black plastic food containers

Making a neighborhood restaurant your home away from home

https://www.wsj.com/articles/a-travelers-guide-to-discovering-neighborhood-restaurants-11551454003 A Traveler’s Guide to Discovering Neighborhood Restaurants From a New York trattoria to a Hong Kong hole-in-the-wall, we celebrate unsung local haunts, with picks from nine Michelin-star chefs. Plus: How to find a great one wherever you are EAT AWAY Not every traveler hungers for the hottest new dining spot. Even on vacation, a … Continue reading Making a neighborhood restaurant your home away from home

Best tasting menus < $100 in NYC

The Best Tasting Menus in NYC for Under $100 By MELISSA KRAVITZ Updated On 02/27/2019 at 05:09PM EST   Courtesy of Empellon Predetermined, multi-course restaurant dinners can go by many names in New York City: prix fixe, chef’s selection, omakase, dégustation. “Tasting menu” is by far the most popular moniker, and perhaps the most synonymous with “super … Continue reading Best tasting menus < $100 in NYC

Another part of our food supply at risk due to global warming >> ocean fish

As arable land with adequate fresh water and low enough temperatures for pollination becomes more scarce, the powers that be will undoubtedly look hopefully out to sea. That's when they'll discover that the fish they were hoping to harvest simply isn't there. This article doesn't spend any times on the causes, just describes the problem. … Continue reading Another part of our food supply at risk due to global warming >> ocean fish

Why does NYC have nine Chinatowns?

This article is a perfect example of why I love living in NYC. Too many lovely photos and graphics to post here. Just click thru for great ideas on where to eat Chinese in this city. https://ny.eater.com/2019/2/25/18236523/chinatowns-restaurants-elmhurst-homecrest-bensonhurst-east-village-little-neck-forest-hills-nyc