I know that I have at least a few non-American readers here at Macheesmo (Hi World!), so you may not know this, but tomorrow is a pretty big deal. It’s America’s Independence Day! Even though we are still very dependent on a number of things, we are least freed from the steely grips of the British. (Hi British people!)
Not that I feel like my life is much different. I still pay taxes without any real representation thanks to the fact that I live in Washington DC. And no. I don’t count Eleanor Holmes Norton as representation. I want a Senator.
If there is one thing that I think most people can agree on it is that The 4th of July has to be the worst holiday ever to be vegetarian. I feel like there has to be more meat hitting the grill on this day than any other day in the US. If you happen to be flying over the US on the 4th, I bet you can smell it.
Down to business. I think some really good dishes have come out of you guys voting for things every week so I’m gonna to keep running the polls. Here are the last three dishes Macheesmo readers voted for (I always post the winning dish on Thursday): Stuffed Artichokes, Mango Habanero Chicken Simmer, and Cold Borscht Soup.
Now for some links!
Certified Organic May not be 100% – A great article on the phrase organic and what it actually means. This is a very important subject these days as consumers think that organic may have a connotation that it doesn’t necessarily have. (@ SF Gate written by Marion Nestle)
The Perfect Burger and All Its Parts – If there is ever a time to do some research on the perfect burger it is the day before 4th of July. A few very respected burger authorities discuss how to make the perfect burger including meat, cheese, bread selection, and condiments. A great read. (@ NY Times)
Have a good weekend everyone!