Category: Food

Vulture: “The Paul Hollywood Handshake Is the Absolute Worst”

Brian Moylan, writing for Vulture, capturing the unctuous bundle of self-satisfaction that is Paul Hollywood:

Admittedly, part of what fuels my hatred is that the commendation is coming from Paul, the beautiful, blue-eyed physical embodiment of manspreading. It’s almost like his arm-pumping is mansplaining baking to us. As Anoosh Chakelian writes in the New Statesman, “you can just see the blokey pleasure twinkling in Hollywood’s eyes when he swings his right arm out. The smug smirk. The eyebrows raised in can you believe I’m praising you? mock-benevolence.”

I don’t even remember noticing “the handshake” while watching earlier seasons, but while watching one of the recent episodes on Netflix I turned to Jordan and said, “It looks like they’re trying to make this A THING.”

Bristol teenager loses sight and hearing due to processed food diet

At first I thought this was one of those stories crafted for clicks, and it is that, but it’s also quite sad — it’s not about a kid ignorant about diet and nutrition so much as an actual eating disorder:

The boy suffers from an eating disorder called Arfid (avoidant restrictive food intake disorder). Sufferers become sensitive to the taste, texture, smell and appearance of certain types of food.

He was not over or underweight, but was severely malnourished.

Anniversary Weekend

Jordan and I reached our two-year wedding anniversary today, but since the day fell on a Monday we ended up celebrating this past weekend. Friday we saw The Farnsworth Invention, the new play from Aaron Sorkin starring Hank Azaria. Sorkin’s Farnsworth mania stretches back a while I remember the story popping up in an episode […]