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  1. taion

    Bread

    TIL that rice cooker cups are not normal cups.
  2. Quite a bit, apparently: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/22/business/coronavirus-beans-sales.html
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    Foxface

    Socially distant ones, I hope.
  4. So, I just got my Coffee Advent Calendar. I have no idea what to do with 56 g of coffee a day for the next 25 days. I can maybe use up 40 g in a pinch if I make two pourovers, but... oof.
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    Aska

    Is their entire bar menu literally just 3 items? http://askanyc.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/Aska-Bar-Menu.pdf
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    Foie gras ban

    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/30/nyregion/foie-gras-ban-nyc.html Boo.
  7. How does the wine list at a place like this work? Did they just... put all the French wines back in storage or something?
  8. Jewish-Argentinian, Japanese-Peruvian... close enough. We had the kibbeh, the gefilte fish, the foie, the tongue sandwiches, the varenike, and the Jerusalem mix. Pretty good all around, but I'm more a fan of the small plates than the larger plates. The larger plates seemed fine to me – well-executed versions of whatever, but they just weren't that interesting. Like, they were good, but they weren't really the kind of thing where it seemed to make sense to go out to a nice restaurant to eat. A lot of the small plates were just fun all-around, though.
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    Foxface

    I finally made it the weekend before last! It was really good!!
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    Gene Wolfe

    Well, I've never read any of his books, but I probably should.
  11. taion

    Today I played...

    Witold Lutosławski: Concerto for Orchestra (Warsaw National Philharmonic Orchestra/Witold Rowicky) Witold Lutosławski: Paroles Tissées (Peter Pears/London Sinfonietta/Witold Lutosławski) Witold Lutosławski: Symphony No. 3 (Berlin Philharmonic/Witold Lutosławski) Passion Pit: "Tonight, Tonight" Chopin: Daniil Trifonov Plays Chopin (Daniil Trifonov)
  12. The food is fantastic. The wild duck – wow. Their wine list is quite fun, too. The longer tasting menu, however, is a conspicuously bad deal relative to the rest of the menu. Probably fine in absolute terms, but notably overpriced next to everything else.
  13. taion

    Today I played...

    Mike Oldfield: Tubular Bells Henry Cow: Unrest, In Praise of Learning
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    Hudson Yards

    It's a stupid piece and Kimmelman is an idiot. I guess we've found something worse than architects having opinions about urban planning – it's architecture critics having that kind of opinion.
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