Archaeologists uncover a beautifully-frescoed street food stand in Pompeii: https://www.cnn.com/2020/12/26/europe/pompeii-shop-archaeology-intl/index.html
discovery s3e11 spoilers
The more I think about this the more pissed off I am. The writers still have a couple of episodes left to redeem this but I'm not hopeful. I have been positive on Disco for its entire run so far even through the rough parts. But this is just too dumb.
Survey: Who Are Star Trek Fans?
LGBT, feminist, and lefty Trekkies, please fill this in
Uhhh, fascist Alex Jones is on mastodon.
Guessing fediverse admins may want to block that instance (it calls itself "The pro-liberty social network" which is fash speak)
Just a heads up to anyone who isn't a fascist lol
Instead of giving money to CDPR for their milquetoast but pretty (if you're not on a base console) Cyberdong game, spend the same amount for this Itchio bundle of cyberpunk games.
Very cool -- https://teddit.net is a new privacy-friendly Reddit frontend, similar to Invidious / YouTube, Bibliogram / Instagram, and Nitter / Twitter.
Source code: https://codeberg.org/teddit/teddit
- All requests go through the backend, client never talks to Reddit
- Lightweight (teddit frontpage: ~30 HTTP requests with ~270 KB of data downloaded vs. Reddit frontpage: ~190 requests with ~24 MB)
"Chinese and English cook book =[Hua Ying zi chu shu]. San Francisco, Calif., U.S.A. : Chong Jan & Co., 1913"
this one is really cool because there's an extensive section of kind of explaining staples a cook would find in a SanFran grocery store of 1913, in both english and chinese.
all recipes i can see are western, but again in both english and chinese. a very cool little book - i'm sure their exact market was new immigrants arriving to America, trying to figure out this totally different type of cuisine, and going "what the FUCK is a blanc-mange". from the cover and how it describes itself, i'm going to guess on top of that, this book's audience was not for the more """"lower-class"""" day-to-day stuff where chinese home cooking was standard - but for if you found yourself moving up in the world and realizing "oh shit, the boss is coming to dinner next tuesday, we need to pretend to be as western as possible in order to get a raise" LOL. and i'm going to guess the aspirational nature of the recipes, coupled with the very practical advice, meant it was terrific advertising for Chong Jan & Co. (whatever they sold or did.)
my favourite section is probably the "how to do various things", where it's explained how to do things that most western cooks of the time would have already known (probably learned from their moms or the like). it's stuff that sometimes doesn't get written down so much because it's assumed everyone already knows how to do it. so whenever i see sections like this in books, i get really excited! it saves culinary techniques from "punt syndrome". the kingdom of Punt was a neighbor to ancient Egypt, but we know relatively little about it because everyone in ancient Egypt was like "oh it's Punt, everyone knows those guys!" so nobody wrote down actually what Punt was like!! sections like this mean we actually have an answer to questions like "but how would they have done this?" when a lot of other period cookbooks just have it assumed.