Another day, another blog platform

HappyConsumer has come full circle. This blog started out life on the WordPress platform. It spent some time on the quite nice (but not quite what I want now) Tumblr. Last week, I tried moving to Chyrp, but it’s really not ready for prime time. As of today, we’re back to WordPress (using the new version 2.5) and, I have to say, it’s nice to be back.

I have big plans for the site. I’m going to be taking it beyond the link and photo extravaganza that it’s been the past year or so. I hope to include some longer posts, some interviews with interesting food people, some original video content (!), and more. (I say “hope” because I really don’t have much time for any of this, so we’ll see what happens over time.)

If you read back through the old posts, you’ll likely notice that things are kind of broken when it comes to links out to other sites. I’m going to be cleaning those up over time. The design (such as it is) will also be changing over time. In the meantime, let’s just focus on the here and now.

If you come across any major problems, please let me know. Otherwise, let’s get back to the food.

Elvis Costello’s new album named Momofuku

Elvis Costello’s new album named Momofuku. Odd, that.

How to Cook Medieval – Foods To Never Use

How to Cook Medieval – Foods To Never Use. A list of foods that one should never use if one wishes to cook authentic medieval fare. “Please be aware that turkey, the large drumstick of which is ubiquitous at the modern Renaissance Faire, is included here, as well as potatoes. Neither of these foods, so often erroneously associated with medieval feasts, should be served at any authentic medieval dinner.”

Good to know. [via kottke]

Nose to Tail Learning

Nose to Tail Learning. I’m going to be taking this Not Safe For Vegetarians Pig Butchery mini-class at Brooklyn Kitchen – and am really looking forward to it. [tx, Kari]

Latin Food Vendors to Stay at Brooklyn Soccer Field

Latin Food Vendors to Stay at Brooklyn Soccer Field. Good news for the red hook ball field vendors (and the people who love the food)…they’ll be invited back for another six years – at roughly the same cost as they’ve been paying. It’s not all rosy (some of them will need significant investments to appease the health department) but overall, it’s good.

koReservations

koReservations. Momofuku Ko’s simple online reservation. I wonder if they’ll really honor the “first come, first served” promise. Part of me can’t believe that celebrities and other muckittymucks won’t get a better shot than nobodies.

How the Clover could change the way we think about coffee

How the Clover could change the way we think about coffee. Now that’s an expensive coffee maker. I’ve been to the place in williamsburg that sells stuff from this machine and it is good…but not 500x better than a french press.

Bacon Bowls – now that’s a nice looking salad [thanks Lilian]

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Bacon Bowls – now that’s a nice looking salad [thanks Lilian]

garfield minus garfield

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garfield minus garfield Who knew there were so many amusing ways to desconstruct Garfield? This might be my favorite so far.

fuck grapefruit

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fuck grapefruit