Friday, August 26, 2005

Craft Beer in a Can

It's about getting and selling beer in new places. And to shed the snob facter. - Can It

Tuesday, August 16, 2005

Food for Thought

WFMU's Beware of the Blog reviews tropical fruits. My favorite is the Dragonfruit.

Forbidden fruit? No longer. Sichuan's Signature Is Now Legal Again. Where did those Szechuan places get their Sichuan peppercorns, anyway? And I'm craving some ham right now. Now that's a meal: ham and Szechuan thrice-cooked pork.

New: Durian, Durian- If only you were a mangosteen

Friday, August 12, 2005

WSJ Does a Beer Tasting - Tastings: "A couple things became obvious. The panelists couldn't easily distinguish the imported lagers from the craft-brewed American lagers. But almost everyone was able to spot the national-brand lagers when they tasted them -- noting a smooth sweetness and a clear lack of the hoppy aroma or bitterness that distinguished many of the others. Often, they didn't care much for what they tasted, with beers from the big U.S. brewers grouped among the lowest scorers."

I probably can't distinguish the American craft lagers and import lagers either. I always go for the local brew to encourage diversity and variety.

Wednesday, August 10, 2005

A Fistful of My Movie Dollars

Some links about movies and directors which I favor.

There's a trailer for V for Vendetta. The movie touches upon terrorism and other -isms; I wonder how well the movie will stay true to the spirit of the graphic novel.

'Once Upon A Time in Italy': The Films of Sergio Leone is an interview of Christopher Frayling on his new book, Once Upon A Time in Italy: The Westerns of Sergio Leone.

The Last of the Indies is an article about Jim Jarmusch. I particularly like Dead Man and Ghost Dog. Check out who did the soundtrack for Ghost Dog.

Monday, August 01, 2005