2011年6月26日星期日

在防守昆虫

我深信,我们在西方hemisphere--particularly here in the United States--should be eating more insects. This is not, at present, a point of view likely to earn me many friends. Nonetheless, I remain steadfast in this conviction. In much of the world, entomophagy is not a controversial lifestyle. Some estimate that 80% of the countries in the world include insects as part of their cuisines. Frankly, people who don't eat bugs are the minority in the world. Now, there are lots of good reasons to eat bugs. Entomophagy has something for everybody! You like protecting the environment? Raising bugs for human consumption requires significantly less food, water, and land than beef, pork, chicken, or really any other meat. You want to prevent animal cruelty? Unlike, say, chickens, most bugs actually kind of like being crowded together in tight living spaces. Want to eat healthily? Insects are full of protein and vitamins and (generally) low in fat. Hypochondriac? Insects are much less likely to transmit diseases to humans (remember the swine flu? The bird flu? Mad cow disease? When was the last time you hear of locust fever? Cricket flu? Ant pneumonia? That's right, you haven't.).

所以随着所有这些原因吃昆虫,为什么不呢?我只能想到一个原因,坦率地说,我不认为这是一个非常引人注目的一个:人们发现它粗暴。让我们过去那个人。

对于更深入的探索,了解为什么我们应该吃虫子,看biwei体育appthis TED video。稍后会留意这个博客,这落在了中国昆虫中的冒险。

通过:www.oratrip.com.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Jon Huntsman喜欢街头食品!

我刚刚了解到街头食物的爱好者在他们方面有一个高调的名字:共和党总统候选人Jon Huntsman!亨斯曼,直到最近是美国驻华大使(奥巴马总统任命),描述了他对街头食品的热爱(他在他的竞选网站上的视频中称为“成瘾”!)。真的!他用整整两分钟的视频,他的街头食品的爱情在这个网站,旨在让他当选为自由世界的领袖。惊人!你可以看到完整的视频在这个链接(不幸的是,它似乎并没有嵌入)。

亨斯曼将他对街头食物的热爱归结为他在发展中国家所花费的时间。“街头食品是如此新鲜,这是如此美好,而且它非常便宜,”他指出。他对炸玉米饼最广泛地谈论,但他在中国度过的时间,他无biwei体育app疑拥有关于中国街头食品的一些伟大故事。如果你碰巧是那种使用“爱街道食物”的人,就像你决定投票的指导因素一样,看起来你找到了你的男人。

Jon Huntsman:街头食品鉴赏家

Monday, June 20, 2011

Coming Soon to a Vendor Near You...

So I recently told one of my Chinese friends about my plans to write this book. When he wrote back, he shared the first thing that came into his head when he heard the news. It was too good not to share. Here are his thoughts, verbatim:
一个深刻而强烈的声音来到我的头上(有一个平静但强大的背景音乐):
"2011"
“今年秋天”
"He's tough, he's precise, he was prepared for any battle any time where his stomach need to be."
(然后背景音乐转向摇滚乐)
“从一个地方到另一个地方,没有什么可以阻止他征服菜单的最后一个角落!他是街头食物的凯撒,以及游泳池的冠军!食物,你只是坐在那里,等待被消化。”
"Because, he is about to start."
" FRANK KASELL, COMING SOON!"
惊人!我的项目突然感觉更多的史诗......

Sunday, June 19, 2011

强制性的判定帖子

你好朋友。在每个博客的寿命过程中,有一个时间博客作者必须道歉for a paucity of posting. Now is that time for me. Admittedly, it feels odd to apologize for something like this. To me, an apology implies that I owe you something and that I have let you down by not posting more regularly. As if there was a noticeable absence in your life because I went a week without posting anything on my blog. A Chinese-street-food-shaped hole that went unfilled for a whole week. Blogs and the bloggers who write them sometimes have a reputation for being self-centered or narcissistic. I can't help but feel that an apology for not sharing my boundless street food related wisdom with you, anonymous reader, is illustrative of why blogs have that reputation.

尽管如此,事实仍然是博客应该经常更新(some say如果它没有每天至少进行两次更新,它甚至没有算作博客)。在其境地,承认与已建立或潜在读者的违反说明协议违反违约的符合有意义。最好的博客促进关于有趣主题的对话,如果谈话促进者是一个禁令,就不biwei体育app会发生对话。我所说的是,我谦卑地道歉没有经常发布,我谢谢你和我的联系。

That being said, I expect the dearth of regular posts will continue for the next few weeks. Between an upcoming move, two upcoming out-of-state weddings, and all of the myriad preparations for this China trip, times are busy here. Unfortunately, this blog has been shuffled off to fourth or fifth place on the list of priorities. Once I am in China I expect to update this much more regularly with reviews and travel updates and whatnot, but for now it's going to have to be more of a once in a while thing.

无论如何,再次感谢与我联系。在这个不常见的更新中保持自己娱乐,您可能会花一些时间追溯到“令人敬畏的人一起闲逛“博客。这是惊人的。

Exhibit A


Exhibit B

Friday, June 10, 2011

减轻不可避免的

当人们听到我的项目时,我最常见的问题之一,“你的胃会好吗?”biwei体育app当然,这只是一种礼貌的方式(如果有这样的事情)的说法,“不是你会花更多的时间与伙伴交流而不是......好吧,还有什么?”

我对这个问题的平常回答是:是的,我的胃应该自行游泳。我吃了我的奇怪食品份额,几乎总是胜利。所说,这几乎是我可靠的是,如果你吃足够的街头食物,你必须有一些肠道痛苦,即使你
-像我这样的- 一个相对铁的胃。

辛普森一堂课#381:即使是最大的胃也有其限制。

幸运的是,有一些方法可以减轻你的风险。我可以提供的最好的提示是追随人群。这可能会反对一些关于没有跳过桥梁的珍贵智慧只是因为其他人都在那样跳跃,但这是人群可能biwei体育app跳下桥的情况,因为有一个暴力的胃病毒等待在另一边等等,所以你更好地休息了。隐喻在六个字中解体了六个字,但你可能会明白这一点:当地人biwei体育app知道哪些供应商有一个追踪人们生病的记录。如果您遵循其铅,您可能会避免最严重的罪魁祸首。

其他一些基本提示:

  • 确保您正在吃的食物是新鲜准备的。如果看起来它一直坐在露天几个小时,而目前是它的设计,那么它可能最好等待新批次。此外,它在新鲜的时候味道更好。
  • Be careful about raw fruits and vegetables. I wouldn't say you should avoid them entirely (though some would), but at the very least give a quick look around to be sure they are being washed thoroughly with purified water.
  • Some people recommend taking charcoal pills or Pepto Bismol tablets before you eat. It's easier for your stomach to be pre-armed against microscopic nasties than to try to react after they have already infiltrated your system.
  • 有点污垢(AKA“魅力”)不一定是一个问题,但使用你的常识。如果有可见的污垢或模具(或啮齿动物)悬挂在食物或炊具周围,您可能会更好地移动到下一个摊位。
我的主要建议不是紧张和潜水。采取一些基本的预防措施,但是如果你吃足够的东西,你会受到患病的事实。它附带了该领土。如果你确实发现自己在消化不良的围攻中,你最好的赌注就是在酒店房间里拿出一些胃药和一堆瓶装水,直到你感到沮丧。在这些情况下要记住的一件事是,这可能是春天为酒店客房配有西式厕所的时间。这些可能不会成为你想要用蹲厕所的日子。


2011年6月6日星期一

关于文化进化的思考: Part 2

一世今天很高兴能在沙龙上找到及时的感叹号我最近关于文化演变的帖子biwei体育app。他们的文章 - 一个幻灯片“文明碰撞的地方”-has some great examples of modern-day cultures that have evolved from the cross-pollination of disparate cultures many years ago. As the article notes:
这些文化十字路口是文明的实验室。人类的明显元素接触,路径交叉,混合和重组,调整和创新,创造了大于零件总和的东西。
与生产生态系统一样,这些是过境,边境或岛屿的巨大的虚无的。商业,征服,气候和帝国主义通常推动不同人民的混合,产生摩擦和耐受性的美好时刻。不仅仅是抽象的社会实验,这些文化十字路口也恰好迎接一些最有趣的,历史悠久的复杂地点。
一世agree...these cultures are all the richer for their variegated heritages (is that a word? Heritages?), and we citizens of the world are lucky to have them.

2011年6月4日星期六

桂林Street Food Festival

人们在FoodNut.comrecently attended a street food festival in Guilin, China, and wrote up一个很好的评论有很多美味的照片。我特别感兴趣:

通过:www.foodnut.com

What in the world is that stuff? It looks like a sea cucumber and a medieval mace had a litter of pups. Delicious.

我去过桂林(你应该去 - 它很漂亮),但我不幸的是,在我在那里时,我并不幸运能看到任何街头食品节。实际上,想起它,我在那里有很少的街头食物。真正的悲剧,那。我确实把这个美味的海鲜放在一根棍子上,但并不需要其他:

整个螃蟹在左边,右边的整个鱼。
你应该吃掉整个东西,贝壳和骨头。

我今年晚些时候会再次通过桂林,所以在10月或11月回来看看我是否幸运能够找到食品营养不良的食物。特别是那种奇怪的尖刺看起来我在上面分享了......

2011年6月2日星期四

关于文化进化的思考

在过去的周末,我参加了在俄亥俄州的家庭活动(生日快乐,奶奶快乐!)。与我的五种水平的晚餐对话是生动的,思想挑衅和广泛的。在一点,谈话漂移到文化演进,并让我思考。在他们最好的情况下,文化是充满活力的,随着时间的推移,有机地改变的脉动实体,随着它们与过去的连接而易于纳入新的元素。诺伯特牧师牧师我的大学有一个座右铭为他们的命令我认为描述了文化应该工作的方式:“曾经古老的,曾经新的。”