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Dietribes: Don’t Hold the Mayo, I Relish It!

• The origins of the word mayonnaise may be derived from mahonnaise, for the Spanish port of Mahon, where the French defeated the British in a 1756 naval battle. Others say it’s from the French verb manier “to mix or blend,” or from the Old French moyeu (egg yolk). Regardless, it seems the French are always [...]

Selections from Gwyneth Paltrow’s New Cookbook

This is so delightfully stupid I had to share it. In this video (I’m sorry, “short film”) a faux-beatnik reads selections from Gwyneth Paltrow’s new cookbook, My Father’s Daughter. Now, I haven’t read this cookbook, but I can extrapolate that it’s a hoot. Spoiler alert: apparently she uses a lot of VEGENAISE®. Read some more choice [...]