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Rejoice! It’s Girl Scout Cookie Season!

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, boys and girls. GIRL SCOUT COOKIE SEASON.

While wandering around Harvard Square on Friday evening, I spotted a woman carrying two boxes of Girl Scout cookies. My sixth Girl Scout cookie sense immediately went on high alert. I resisted the urge to shake her  by the shoulders, wild-eyed and foaming at the mouth, demanding to know where she bought them. I knew that cookies were close.

Obviously I was right, my Girl Scout cookie sense never lets me down. Those wonderful gals are selling them at a bunch of subway stops in Boston. I bought two boxes: Peanut Butter Patties and Caramel DeLites. Those are clearly the two best options and you can just get away from me if you would have chosen the Lemonades. Blech.

Just can't get enough of those "eanut" Butter Patties, amirite?

If you’re in Eastern MA, you can find cookies near you here. God, the Internet is so great.

So what’s your favorite Girl Scout cookie? Do you agree that Thin Mints are overrated? Are you weirded out when you realize that the same cookies have different names depending on where they’re sold? Do you like my pink nailpolish?

Happy Girl Scout cookie season!

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Bittman Asks Why We’re Eating Less Meat

Allow me to draw your attention to a great piece in the New York Times from Mark Bittman about one of the most treasured of all American pastimes: meat consumption.

We’re Eating Less Meat. Why?

It’s a great article (most articles from Bittman are, check out his site here). In it, Bittman attempts to explain why meat and poultry consumption in the U.S. is projected to be about 12.2% less in 2012 than it was in 2007. Bittman is not himself a vegetarian – he is the author of How to Cook Everything, after all – just an advocate of a more mindful, sensible approach to cooking and eating.

So why are we eating less meat? There are lots of factors, but he thinks it mostly comes down to consumers wanting to eat less meat. Imagine that! I can say that in my experience with friends and family this is definitely the case. There seems to be an enhanced awareness that meat doesn’t have to be the center of attention at every meal.

Anyways, check out the article, it’s a great read for carnivores, omnivores, vegetarians, flexitarians, fruitarians, utilitarians – whatever floats your boat.

What about you? Do you feel like you eat less meat now than in previous years? If so, why do you think that is?

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Food and Occupy Wall Street

Since this is a food blog, I’m guessing my millions of readers are not interested in my opinion on the Occupy Wall Street movement. As hard as this is for me to accept (who wouldn’t be interested in my opinion on something?), I will refrain from expressing my thoughts and instead direct you to a really interesting article from the New York Times. Check it out – it’s about the development of an “Occupy Wall Street pop-up restaurant” of sorts.


Protesters at ‘Occupy Wall Street’ Eat Well


The article reveals how the protestors are managing to stay put, yet expand their palates. Regardless of your opinion of the movement, it’s fascinating stuff. Food donations are coming from all over and people are getting together to share provisions and ending up with some pretty creative dishes in the process.

It’s worth mentioning that there is a push for the food movement to join in the protests as well. Take a look at this post from Civil Eats.

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