One of my favourite US Food sites, Serious Eats, has a sub section dedicated to burgers. It makes for pretty compelling reading if you, like me, happen to love burgers though eat them considerably less than you THINK about eating them.
Today’s post is a classic of the type and worth linking to for that alone:
Needless to say, he jumped at the excuse to hit In-N-Out. $120 in overnight delivery fees later, the UPS man showed up at my door at 9:30 the next morning, golden package in hand.** Inside were two regular Double-Doubles, two Animal Style Double-Doubles, two plain cooked beef patties, two packets of Spread, and one large chunk of dry ice to freak out Dumpling with.
I knew that the flavor of a frozen-then-thawed burger could never compare to the freshness of the original, but nevertheless I felt compelled to resurrect them—not a minor feat in and of itself!
After a totally failed attempt at reheating one whole, I realized that the best way is to separate it into individual components, and reheat each individually, tossing the veg and replacing them with fresh ones. Within the hour, I had my lunch of Zombie In-N-Out burgers:
via The Burger Lab: The Ins-n-Outs of an In-N-Out Double-Double, Animal-Style | A Hamburger Today.
A really great post by Adam Hodgkin worth ‘reading’!
Our understanding of digital books would be much better if we spent less time wondering about how we might read them, and a lot more time thinking about the ways in which we may use them without necessarily, or even at all, reading them. For certainly, and beyond all doubt, when there are 20 million books in Google Books Search we will not seriously, continuously, read more than the tiniest fraction of them.
In Praise Of Not Reading – Exact Editions Blog
I by no means agree with all of this, but some of it is right on the money!
Already, the Internet is the easiest tool for authors to reach readers. Almost all serious authors write blogs. As more devices can access the Internet in more places, and more people become comfortable with the data cloud, books on Internet will become the norm. No one will be able to control this distribution, not even Amazon with its “shocking” exclusionary contract with The Wylie Agency. Soon, when you want to read a book, you will simply enter the title or the author’s name in a search engine or click on a link on some blog somewhere, and presto, the book appears on your favorite browser
via They Had It Coming | Gather.
A very fair note on Peter Hart who died at the very young age of 46 this week.
Having dealt with Peter while working at Mercier, I have to say I found him very professional and exceptionally courteous. While I didn’t always agree with his perspective and felt he had serious questions to answer on a number of points, I nonetheless thought he also raised some valid and searching questions about our history that warranted answering.
One less questioning voice in Irish History.
The problem of his ‘revisionist’ interpretation of the War of Independence in Cork still rouses amateur historians to fury. Ireland being a small country, many of his critics are related to the men whose motivation Hart criticised. Sometimes, I think his critics protest too much� – just or not, the War of Independence was a nasty and unpleasant terrorist war in which men on both sides were shot down in night and died in the cold wet ditches.� Hart’s interpretation may have swung too far, but there are still many people in Ireland who are not comfortable admitting how our state was born. Dealing with our past – and in the case of Northern Ireland, our recent past – is part of the contribution we can make to understanding and resolving conflict in the world.
via Peter Hart « Mike Cosgrave.
This is some big news, 8% of frontlist! [George Walkley in the comments points out that it’s UP to 8% of Frontlist]
UK publishers are snappng at the heels of those in the US for e-book sales, with the UK’s largest house revealing the digital format accounts for around 8% of frontlist sales by volume.
via UK e-books grow to Amazonian stature | theBookseller.com.