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October 29th, 2002


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12:58 pm - Whole Foods
I guess I haven't ranted here about the new Whole Foods. For n-months (I believe n >= 24), there has been talk of a Whole Foods opening up. It did. Bread & Circus all over.

It means good, high quality meat selection (happy cow, happy chicken), organic veggies, and all those obscure bits of the boomer-hippy-yuppy-vegan culture I grew up with. Dinner last night was Banana Chips, for example.

While frolicking there, I also decided to give my Pressure cooker a try. My uncle the foodie (and his family) gave me a really beautiful one as a graduation present. I've had it almost two months, and never opened it. Silly me. They are a lot of fun... and the whole purpose is to cook food faster. I like the kind of things they cook well (stews, risottos, etc). And I had a craving for the stew style pork chop (sauerkraut, potatoes, etc)... so I cooked one. Took <20 minutes to prepare and cook a pair of beautiful >1" thick loin chops (could, of course, only eat one). Pressure cookers rock.

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From:daemonv
Date:October 30th, 2002 11:20 am (UTC)
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Heh. I'm refering to cooking. I can't say bad things about Trader Joe's (which is not about cooking), but that's cause I spent a good portion of my high school years in the house of its president. They are good, and I wish we had one. Overall, I'm a fan of variety in shopping (I was one of the few caucasian frequenters of the asian market on Atwood St) -- and having another source of reputable product is good.

But really, I'm just excited cause it bring back memories of home. The various little snack foods we would have around the house that are hard to find elsewhere. The layout is familiar (god, I remember how frustrating it was trying to find tofu at GEagle... they keep it by the salad stuff?!). That's all.

Plus, I don't eat fish (yeah, I'm from Boston, what's your point?), but eat and prepare meat, so having a source of quality meat available (without having to go to one of the kosher butchers with their short hours) is nice.

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