... this is cool, important, and well done research. But as in most cases, we should be cautious in making assumptions about how broadly it applies
A digest of recent food culture posts on Mefi:
The Food Timeline, evolution of foods dating back to before 17,000BC ⏳; Maria Orosa, Filipina food technologist, chemist, humanitarian, war hero 👩🏽🔬; The D.C. Region Doesn’t Have Full-Time Food Critics of Color. Why That Matters 📰; Archeology of Taste is a project about childhood memories 🍭; Consider the potato: How do you prefer yours? 🥔; The Food Flow Model, a web of connections across the continental U.S. 🚚; What Makes Good Comfort Food? A LitHub conversation 🍝; The most taxing work in the kitchen is brain work 🧠Iceland’s last McDonald’s burger simply won’t rot, even after 10 years 🍔.
2 jiggers of frustration, garnish with a soupçon of rage: help anonymous make the perfect spite cocktail.
In Ask Metafilter, I want to work on my physical fitness, but I don't want to leave my house.
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More in Metatalk: The Mefi Mall is open, and you can add your shop now; MeFites for the Holidays is the spot for members who want to make connections for some seasonal bonhomie; Thinking About a Post is a thread for people to talk about posts they'd like to see or collaborate on; and finally, the current Metatalktail Hour's topic asking what obsolete technology members are skilled in is a lot of fun, if you haven't checked it out.
Mefi Gift Swap: the Secret Quonsar 2019 sign-up thread is open for business!
From Ask Metafilter: The mystery of the impossibly savory mushroom vegan couscous 🍄; seeking this Platonic ideal of a dish towel 👩🍳; tasty, portable bready things 🥐; robust stew to eat over the course of the week 🥘; what am I trying to wash off my lettuce, exactly? 🥗; vegetarian showstopper recipes 🍛🍲
Mefi Halloween posts: Witch (Craft) Beer; 500 Years of “Historical” Halloween Costumes; Meet helvetica's evil twin: HELLVETICA; When Patti Lupone Haunted A Laundromat; doppelgängers, ghosts, déjà vu, familiar faces in ancient portraits; Jezebel's Annual Scary Story Contest; Reading Marx On Halloween, and more; Scary Stories to Read in the Office; goats in costumes; The House of Lost Souls; Strange things are afoot at TheMERL; Demonology and the Tri-Phasic Model of Trauma: An Integrative Approach (Good Omens Fanfic); Nine Inch Nails - Closer But It's Ghostbusters; Gothtober Countdown Calendar; feetloaf for dinner; "It’s just the house settling, sweetheart!"; Blair Witch, the video game; Luigi's Mansion 3; Become a horrible eldritch ocean god (game); Behind You (illustration series); How Demons Destroyed a Florida School ; Malaysian hantu: good spirits, bad spirits, and neighborly ghosts