Wednesday, January 30, 2008

To Know Him is to Eat Him: Here come the Rice Cops

Thanks to reader Robert Martin for sciencing me up about Farmer Direct, a Canadian beef co-operative that was founded, in part, on the assumption that people will eat more beef if they know how it lived and, I assume, died.
Hi, I'm Al, I'll be your food tonight | Macleans.ca - Canada - Features


Worldwide Authenticity Screening for Japanese Restaurants? Sounds good to me.
Actually, I want something like this for all ethnic restaurants-especially Italian restaurants. Furthermore, let's make it the responsibility of the United Nations. That way, when I go to an Italian restaurant in New York, London or Orlando, I don't have to worry about being offended by stuff like "Buffalo Wing Pizza" or "Fettuccine Alfredo with Crabmeat."

Officials in Tokyo are offering a worldwide “authenticity screen” for restaurants that purport to be Japanese. The scheme, they say, may lead to an equivalent of the Michelin star system for the world’s 25,000 Japanese restaurants.

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2 comments:

Tags said...

Not to mention pupu platters with real pupu.

Scotty said...

You see, you worry about the conflation of "Buffalo Wing" with "Pizza". I worry about the conflation of "Buffalo" with "Wing". Buffalo do not have wings.

I live a mere 20 minutes from the Anchor Bar where the were created. Around here, they are just "Wings" - bone in, deep-fried, tossed in a mixture of Frank's and Butter, and served with carrot and celery sticks and a good blue-cheese dressing.

Accept no substitutes!