Yes, you played 20 Questions with Tom from The Great Pumpkin, talking about food, baking, and why on earth anyone would write a food and humor tumblr in the 2nd person. Why on earth would you do this?
- Because Tom is fantastic.
- Because on April 30th you’re reading at Housing Works Bookstore Cafe for Storychord’s 50th Issue Party!
Said interview contains: you, food, and such gems as,
“That curd slapped me in the face. We don’t speak of that cake in my house anymore.”
Ahem. Hi, *I’m* the person behind ieatbutter. I bake and write, and also talk about myself baking and writing in the above link. If fiction is your bag and you’re in the NYC area, drop on by the Storychord event and say hello!
Vasant and I, having a pot of Lapsang Souchong (Vasant’s favorite black tea) at the BEST tea place in Seattle, The Teacup.
Seattle is not a place known for tea, and a lot of the places that advertise for tea either overcharge for a substandard tea service or give you a fairly-priced substandard tea service.
This place is cozy, with lots of comfy chairs, lovely tables, a fireplace, wholesale tea, and tea classes to take. The tea service is priced insanely cheap for the best tea I’ve had on this continent. I haven’t had this lovely of a tea time since being in England or at The White Heather in Victoria, BC (which is, by the way, the world’s LOVELIEST tea service).
I’m so happy to have found a tea shop that I love that serves proper tea services. And I love that the table was big enough for us to write and draw without any spills occurring.
I always let my pies dance.
That’s why they turn out so good.
You were making cake… then you found your spoon. It turns out you were making soup.
An ex called you “inaccessible”. You disagree. Just because you use pie crusts to wall yourself in your kitchen doesn’t mean you’re playing hard to get.
The town of Sedgwick, Maine, population 1,012 (according to the 2000 census), has become the first town in the United States to pass a Food Sovereignty ordinance. In doing so, the town declared their right to produce and sell local foods of their choosing, without the oversight of State or federal regulation.
What does this mean? In the debate over raw milk, for example, the law opens the gate for consumer and producer to enter a purchasing agreement without interference from state or federal health regulators. According to the Mayo Clinic, a 1987 FDA regulation required that all milk be pasteurized to kill pathogens such as salmonella and E. coli. The Sedgwick ordinance declares that:
Producers or processors of local foods in the Town of Sedgwick are exempt from licensure and inspection provided that the transaction is only between the producer or processor and a patron when the food is sold for home consumption. This includes any producer or processor who sells his or her products at farmers’ markets or roadside stands; sells his or her products through farm-based sales directly to a patron; or delivers his or her products directly to patrons.