Re: This paleo diet thing doesn't look so bad after all

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Hawksmoor, a posh steak place in London, does bone marrow gravy. It's lovely.


Posted by: Ginger Yellow | Link to this comment | 04-13-11 10:54 AM
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Bone marrow is amazing. Wylie Dufresne is also fun.


Posted by: Beefo Meaty | Link to this comment | 04-13-11 10:54 AM
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And if only it weren't illegal to sell it, we'd have even more! Mmmm.


Posted by: x.trapnel | Link to this comment | 04-13-11 11:08 AM
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I thoroughly enjoyed eating some (okay: a lot) of that chef's food recently. My digestive system, however, was not as keen on some of the creations.


Posted by: Blume | Link to this comment | 04-13-11 11:36 AM
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Our grocery store started selling organic meat! I'm really pleased, and this very much increases what I'm willing to cook.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 04-13-11 11:38 AM
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I thoroughly enjoyed eating some (okay: a lot) of that chef's food recently.

Me too!


Posted by: Beefo Meaty | Link to this comment | 04-13-11 11:39 AM
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Wow, what a weird coincidence!


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 04-13-11 11:45 AM
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No, it's not.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 04-13-11 11:46 AM
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Sure seems remarkable to me.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 04-13-11 11:47 AM
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Well, that's self-evident.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 04-13-11 11:56 AM
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I went with friends to this Le Fooding (lolwut?) d'Amour thing and Wylie Dufresne served a really weird, basically inedible chicken neck dish. I can't remember much else about it except that he was a really good sport when I said "um so why the neck exactly?" because yeah he was just standing there under a tent handing out chicken necks. I have googled it and it was grilled chicken necks with yuzu marmalade. Le Barfing de S'mear.


Posted by: Mister Smearcase | Link to this comment | 04-13-11 11:59 AM
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Even weirder, I think my mom was there.

So trippy.


Posted by: Beefo Meaty | Link to this comment | 04-13-11 11:59 AM
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The descriptions in the OP and 11 make them sound like attempts at gourmet food during a famine.


Posted by: Eggplant | Link to this comment | 04-13-11 12:04 PM
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I assumed that was a slab of pork. Potato! That's peasant food. My cavemen could totally destroy Wylie Dufresne's cavemen in battle.


Posted by: Robert Halford | Link to this comment | 04-13-11 12:08 PM
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13: when we ate his food it included an everything bagel made from ice cream, so maybe that's just a coincidence.


Posted by: Beefo Meaty | Link to this comment | 04-13-11 12:12 PM
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My cavemen could totally destroy kill and eat Wylie Dufresne's cavemen in battle.


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 04-13-11 12:13 PM
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Speaking of the paleo diet, I'm getting concerned that my beloved insane weirdo gym owner is becoming an exercise fascist in an increasingly literal sense. He's putting up blog posts celebrating "irrationality" and calling for fat people to be "eliminated from the race through proper training."


Posted by: robert halford | Link to this comment | 04-13-11 12:16 PM
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17 made me cackle audibly.


Posted by: Beefo Meaty | Link to this comment | 04-13-11 12:17 PM
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Reduced to making savory foods out of ice cream? Trying times, indeed.


Posted by: Eggplant | Link to this comment | 04-13-11 12:17 PM
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I eat Wonder Bread, because it makes me strong! IT'S BRACELET TIME!!! PING PING PING PING PING!!!


Posted by: WonderPauly | Link to this comment | 04-13-11 12:33 PM
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All you bad guys better LEAVE MY FRIENDS ALONE! PING PING PING!!!


Posted by: WonderPauly | Link to this comment | 04-13-11 12:40 PM
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I HAS AN INVISIBLE AIRPLANE, BITCHEZ!!!


Posted by: WonderPauly | Link to this comment | 04-13-11 1:04 PM
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Chicken necks are great for making soup, but I can't imagine eating them as a dish on their own. Chicken hearts, on the other hand, are delicious.


Posted by: nattarGcM ttaM | Link to this comment | 04-13-11 1:07 PM
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Chicken hearts, on the other hand, are delicious.

Particularly if you hold the heart up in front of the chicken's face so it can see it beat once before it dies.


Posted by: Josh | Link to this comment | 04-13-11 1:10 PM
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17: He just means that they will merely be forced to be fat-free.


Posted by: fake accent | Link to this comment | 04-13-11 1:11 PM
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Halford, one of the foster/adoptive parenting blogs I read featured a mom worried about how great a paleo-ish diet has been for their family (with one member who has to eat gluten-free) but she's conflicted because there are grains in the bible and so the diet might be ungodly, except of course in the case of the mandatory gluten-free person. It cracked me up, but not enough to send people from here to laugh at it.


Posted by: Thorn | Link to this comment | 04-13-11 1:25 PM
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there are grains in the bible

Yeah, but it tastes awful and it's cheaper just to buy bread anyhow.


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 04-13-11 1:29 PM
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There's money in the banana stand.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 04-13-11 1:36 PM
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Do paleo dieters avoid beer, only getting their alcohol from the occasional rotten fruit?


Posted by: Eggplant | Link to this comment | 04-13-11 1:42 PM
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Beer has gluten. You wouldn't think, right? Nope, tons of gluten.


Posted by: donaquixote | Link to this comment | 04-13-11 1:54 PM
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I think I'd think.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 04-13-11 2:00 PM
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I just never thought about protein in beer. I was uncomfortably wrong.


Posted by: donaquixote | Link to this comment | 04-13-11 2:01 PM
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27: Yeah, I generally only eat bibles when I get them for free from those evangelical types on the street.


Posted by: Otto von Bisquick | Link to this comment | 04-13-11 2:02 PM
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Beer has gluten. You wouldn't think, right?

Beer is like liquid bread. I can't imagine why it wouldn't have gluten.


Posted by: essear | Link to this comment | 04-13-11 2:06 PM
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26: A serious issue.

WAFER ALLERGY BARS PRIESTS written by Madeleine Bunting

"The Vatican has provoked fury by issuing a decree banning men who suffer from an allergy to gluten from becoming priests.

The extraordinary ruling would in theory have prohibited one of the most prominent Catholic clerics of the postwar period from being ordained - the Archbishop of Liverpool, Derek Worlock, who suffers from the allergy known as coeliac disease.

All communion wafers must contain gluten to be suitable for celebration of the Eucharist, the Vatican has decreed.

Gluten, the protein in wheat, triggers the debilitating coeliac disease, which afflicts more than 50,000 people in the UK.

'Given the centrality of the Eucharist in the life of the priest, candidates for the priesthood who are affected by the celiac (sic) disease.....may not be admitted to Holy Orders,' reads the letter from Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, the prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, one of the most powerful bodies in the Catholic church. The letter was sent to the presidents of episcopal conferences around the world during the summer.

http://www.enabling.org/ia/celiac/communion.html

The policy may have changed since 1995.


Posted by: unimaginative | Link to this comment | 04-13-11 2:11 PM
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I really like that crazy bible Ezekiel cereal (and their english muffins, too!).


Posted by: oudemia | Link to this comment | 04-13-11 2:12 PM
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Paleo cocktails. The basic rule is that alcohol isn't a great idea, although this conflicts with the whole drinking from the skull of your dead enemy ethos.

Personally, I will confess that I still drink Manhattans.


Posted by: Robert Halford | Link to this comment | 04-13-11 2:14 PM
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23: Chicken necks (and feet) are common food in Africa. Typically part of a stew-ish type dish in my experience.

And chicken hearts - yum. I've found only one place in my area that sells any organ meats at all, and that's just chicken. I've seen gizzards sold with whole turkeys for making stuffing, but never alone. The guy at Whole Foods just looked at me blankly when I asked if they had any kidneys. They didn't even have liver, FFS.


Posted by: togolosh | Link to this comment | 04-13-11 2:19 PM
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I have a lasso that makes people poop.


Posted by: WonderPauly | Link to this comment | 04-13-11 2:27 PM
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And a WonderBra!


Posted by: WonderPauly | Link to this comment | 04-13-11 2:33 PM
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I've seen gizzards sold with whole turkeys for making stuffing, but never alone

You should try the midwest. Turkey gizzards are sold in tubs. Very tasty in my opinion although tougher than hearts. I wish they would sell turkey hearts as well.


Posted by: CJB | Link to this comment | 04-13-11 2:33 PM
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37: Posers. They should stick to psychotropic plants and fungi.


Posted by: Eggplant | Link to this comment | 04-13-11 2:43 PM
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37: But a chicken liver replacing the maraschino cherry?


Posted by: oudemia | Link to this comment | 04-13-11 2:56 PM
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38. Try the large Korean grocers, H-mart or Lotte.


Posted by: lw | Link to this comment | 04-13-11 2:56 PM
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42: fermented fruit that you find crushed and rotting at the base of trees and have to fight with elephants for is also acceptable.


Posted by: donaquixote | Link to this comment | 04-13-11 2:58 PM
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44: There is an H-mart right near my house, but I haven't checked their meats. I should have thought to try there first. Next time I'm there I'll ask take a look.


Posted by: togolosh | Link to this comment | 04-13-11 3:04 PM
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But a chicken liver replacing the maraschino cherry?

Worst honey ever.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 04-13-11 3:10 PM
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Fried chicken gizzards are very good. Chewy!


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 04-13-11 3:18 PM
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Several years ago I found a tub of organ meats in the freezer aisle that was labeled "HEARTS AND GIZZARDS - MOSTLY GIZZARDS." Possibly the best food labeling I've ever seen.


Posted by: Gabardine Bathyscaphe | Link to this comment | 04-13-11 3:31 PM
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I wonder how long till we seem someone selling glow in the dark food items purporting to be from Japan. Because that's, you know, funny, or something. (Don't make this honey.)

God, I wonder if those party sites that cater to frat houses are already doing this. Yay capitalism!


Posted by: donaquixote | Link to this comment | 04-13-11 3:33 PM
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Chicken necks are part of Moe's Hobo Chili.


Posted by: fake accent | Link to this comment | 04-13-11 3:34 PM
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49: There was a Not-Kentucky Fried Chicken (I can't remember what it was, maybe Kansas Fried Chicken) on 14th and 3d in the 80's that had a big sign: "We serve Shrimp and Gizzard." Always wanted to order a bucket, never did.


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 04-13-11 3:41 PM
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It bugs me when the little bag of giblets that comes inside the butchered chickens one can get at supermarkets don't even come close to possibly being the giblets of the chicken to be eaten. For instance, if you buy a chicken, and the neck is still attached to that chicken, and the giblets-bag contains another neck, and two livers, and a gizzard, but no heart, something has gone wrong.

Wrong!


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 04-13-11 3:44 PM
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What will that chicken look like at the resurrection?


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 04-13-11 3:44 PM
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Chicken neck! Did I tell Wlfsn this story?

Some time in the 1980s there was a Bradford Pole who worked as a line chef in the Stakis Norfolk Gardens Hotel opposite City Hall. After roasting n chickens for considerable values of n he noticed that Stakis dining threw away a lot of chicken that traditional Polish home cooking...didn't. So he started taking home chicken necks and keeping a big pot of soup on his stove, saving a fortune.

Until he started to feel unusual. He got...swellings. Weight gain. Hair in odd places. Hair loss in others. Impotence. Bleeding in his stools. Being a Bradfordian he struggled on, now really looking forward to his warming and hearty soup, getting sicker and sicker and weirder and weirder.

Eventually he collapsed in his mise en place and they called an ambulance. At Bradford Royal Infirmary, they tried to work out what was wrong with him - eventually, the endocrinology results came back and showed that his entire hormonal setup was generally disrupted. They worried that something weird was out there. Environmental Health workers started asking questions, he wouldn't say anything for fear of being fired for stealing. Eventually the public health guys went up to his place with cops and searched it.

They found a huge quantity of chicken neck bones, and more to the point, the hormone implants you were still allowed to put in chickens at the time, in the rubbish. They found a huge pot of soup on the stove and took samples of it. He'd been chucking in another neck every day, like his mum would have, so the levels of god knows what chicken drugs were steadily building up in there. It had to be disposed of carefully so it didn't get into the water supply.

Apparently he got better after he stopped eating the necks and the system feedbacks re-asserted themselves. The EU has been significantly more sceptical about giving beasts hormones since the early 90s.


Posted by: Alex | Link to this comment | 04-13-11 5:07 PM
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Not as into Dufresne as the two commenters who have managed to recently eat his food. I did WD-40 several years ago, and while rather interesting as technique goes, tastewise it was only ok, and for that price ok isn't enough.

I'm finding it strange that people have a hard time finding liver in the US. It's been in every supermarket I've ever gone to. Chicken and beef liver that is, calf liver, which I love, is a bit harder to find, but not that difficult. Sweetbreads are even more difficult, and kidneys seem to disappear into the ether, and I really miss good bistro style veal kidneys with green peppercorn sauce.


Posted by: teraz kurwa my | Link to this comment | 04-13-11 5:22 PM
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I live in the midwest, and the way they actuality do it here is selling a regular chicken styrofoam tray with about a dozen hearts and a dozen gizzards all together.


Posted by: yoyo | Link to this comment | 04-13-11 10:23 PM
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