"We're encouraged, foodwise, to pay attention to contrast and balance: a little bit of salt to balance out intense sweetness, a little bit of acid to balance out a lot of rich fat, a bleach-haired goober with sunglasses on the back of his head hustling Donkey Sauce-drowned garbage-food on two different cable channels every nine minutes to balance out any confidence you had that success in life accrues to the deserving, and so on." Deadspin d/b/a Foodspin teaches us that sometimes too much is just enough
Buffalo chicken wings were invented
by Teressa Bellissimo
at the Anchor Bar in Buffalo, New York in 1964. Americans will eat 25 billion
of them this year - not a few of them at the 10th annual National Buffalo Wing Festival
. Some people eat nothing else
. Alton Brown
steams his. But will any of them be more delicious than these Sriracha Garlic Wings
Ah! The Hopeful Pageantry of Bread and Puppet
documents the radical puppet theater's
Domestic Resurrection Circus, held every summer on its Glover, Vermont grounds from 1975 to 1998, and which featured puppeteers from around the world. They no longer hold the yearly festival, as the crowds grew out of control
, but they are still active [ 2009 documentary | part 2 | 3 ]
, and as always, serving free bread and art as panacea
. There's plenty more Bread and Puppet Theater on Youtube. [more inside]
“There are many underhanded ways of making your conker harder. The best is to pass it through a pig." World Conker Champion – Charlie Bray. The World Conker Championships are on this weekend. All the action
from last year. previously  
In other news, a cure for bleeding canker
has been found, with a welcome side effect, leaf miners don't like having garlic breath.
Sicilian chef Filippo La Mantia
has sworn off garlic
. La Mantia says that garlic is a "leftover from when Italians were poor"
, and feels it is overplayed and unnecessary. Others disagree, like chef Antonello Colonna: "eliminating garlic is like "eliminating violins from an orchestra".