Category Archives: Food

Commercialization, Art, and Innovation (from my Twitter feed)

. . .INCEPTION. . . Inspired by: @dirtytea: reddit crashed this great Ubisoft Game review, here’s a grab. Spot on: @dirtytea: cont… & “Ubisoft game” article underscores a fine question about criticism. When a publisher keeps making the same game while leaving old problems unaddressed, at what point do we stop tolerating […]

Come Cook With Me: The Hiyashi Chuka Cage Match!

In lieu of last week’s (absent) Walden feature, this week I’m posting dueling recipes: two different takes on the same original concept of hiyashi chuka, a Japanese dish commonly referred to in the U.S. as “cold noodle salad”. The variant on the left is adapted from theKitchn, and it stays fairly true to tradition, while […]

Come Cook With Me – Broiled Talapia Parmesan

This recipe is adapted from Phoebe’s recipe on, a repository of user-submitted recipes and full of tasty ideas! My version is scaled to be a single (generous) serving. 2 tbsp. parmesan cheese 1 tbsp. butter, softened (I used pre-softened spread to save time) 2 1/4 tsp. mayonnaise 1 1/2 tsp. lemon juice 1 dash […]

Come Cook With Me – Garlicky Six-Bean Soup

For our first cooking entry in the Year of Walden, we have a recipe adapted from Willett and Skerrett’s Eat, Drink, and Be Healthy, which was one of the two books that got me off the fence and running for the hills of healthier eating. 2.5 c. assorted dried beans (I used canned lima, red, […]