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You Call This Thai Food? The Robot Taster Will Be the Judge. Former Thai prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra may have been thrown out in a coup, but her work goes on.

guardian:

My week on Soylent: ‘I was irritable, grumpy and a general pain in the arse’. Soylent’s creator claims that the powder can replace food. But what is it like to live on it for a week? Adam Gabbatt found out - video

The product is out, and the reviews are not good. Also see the New York Times, The Soylent Revolution Will Not Be Pleasurable:

the most joyless new technology to hit the world since we first laid eyes on MS-DOS.
(this post was reblogged from guardian)

sciencefriday:

All of these weeds are edible… and delicious.

I’d love to forage for food except I’m scared of picking something poisonous and killing myself.

(this post was reblogged from publicradiointernational)

If wine and food pairings are so important, why do restaurants ask what you want to drink before you’ve looked at the menu?

So, uh, this exists. Powdered alcohol. Just add water. Or snort, if that’s your thing. Wow.

Wayne Thiebaud, Pie Counter, 1963, oil on canvas, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, New York

Nutrition: not a single fuck was given.

America’s favorite Thanksgiving recipes, via The Economist. See the large version here.