On food and cultural appropriation

November 20th, 2013 by Geoffrey Hing | 2 Comments

Craving the Other is an interesting article by Soleil Ho about food and cultural appropriation.  The most powerful criticism of fetishizing foods from other cultures is in the last paragraph of the article: Over time, you grow to associate nationalities with the quaint little restaurants that you used to frequent, before they were demolished and […]


Asking about animal ingredients in Spanish

August 28th, 2008 by Geoffrey Hing | No Comments

  We were in Miami 2 days ago and were pretty excited to make sandwiches with Cuban bread.  Unfortunately, a lot of Cuban bread has lard as an ingredient.  I struggled to ask if bread contained lard.  I found on the web that the Spanish word for lard is manteca (or perhas grasa de cerdo). […]


Babbling Banshee Dinner Theatre @ Rachael’s Cafe. serving at 6:30p (Irish Stew and Boxters (Irish Potato Pancake) served), starting at 7p.

March 25th, 2008 by Geoffrey Hing | No Comments


feeling out large, global brands

March 15th, 2008 by Geoffrey Hing | No Comments

I recently saw this chart from Good Magazine (via Boing Boing): and this article from AlterNet about H&M along with a lengthy dossier on H&M from No Sweat UK.


albio in prague

November 28th, 2007 by Geoffrey Hing | No Comments

I’ve had this on an ATM receipt floating around my notebook since this summer.  Chiara and I ate a very good meal at a restaurant in Prague that specialized in vegetarian/organic/local foods: Albio Truhlarska 20 Praha 1 (accessible via the namesti republiki stop on line b)


notes for the week of 2007-09-24

September 26th, 2007 by Geoffrey Hing | No Comments

Tim says to check out Kaati rolls while I’m traveling. This wiki page has info on how to configure e-mail integration in eventum which Boxcar uses to handle tech trouble tickets. I wanted to turn off auto issue creation because we get a lot of e-mails that don’t neccessarily want to become issues and then […]


potluck @ heartbreakers + rumpshakers house (1222 west kirkwood ave). 7p.

January 13th, 2007 by Geoffrey Hing | No Comments