Lovely bit about the broodje kroket and about Dutch colonial history.
A bit ostensibly about a rice cooker but in fact much more about post-war architecture and social relations in Japan.
Foursquare is responsible for an inordinate amount of good times I’ve had, it still powers @cuppings and I’m still pleased that we got it to launch in Amsterdam as its first international city.
A lovely and long history of Nespresso a coffee I’ve hated to drink but it’s still been better than many alternatives.
The types of resistance available to women are particularly interesting: They themselves understand their daily tasks – the upkeep of their homes and the care of their families – as a form of steadfast resistance.
An interesting point how the women in Gaza play a big part in the resistance with these ‘weapons of the weak’ that they have.
Pizza toast and all kinds of toasties are a staple here with small kids which seems to imply that an odyssey through Japan like Craig Mod undertakes here could be a great idea.
“Drinking has to be against the rules for taking a drink to be breaking the rules. Only a Muslim can know how good that tastes.”
An amazing dive into the popularity of Johnny Walker Black in the Muslim world.
I remember the penchant of a certain kind of man to whiskey when I was a kid and how it would be used as an (expensive) present or bribe. I bet that in most of those cases it was also Black Label that they were going for.
Not surprising that those things at the MIT Media Lab that looked too good to be true, were in fact fake.
Oatley is by far our favorite plant based milk and I’m glad to read that they are seeing explosive growth (also animal milk consumption in the Netherlands has already dropped 14%).
Farmers are forced to be taught in a “reeducation camp” to use their mobile phones to monitor the status in the greenhouse including CO2, light strength, soil temperature, etc.
A monster post about how China feeds itself which I hope isn’t totally made up.