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Why is it that people are willing to spend $20 on a bowl of pasta with sauce that they might actually be able to replicate pretty faithfully at home, yet they balk at the notion of a white-table cloth Thai restaurant, or a tacos that cost more than $3 each? Even in a city as “cosmopolitan” as New York, restaurant openings like Tamarind Tribeca (Indian) and Lotus of Siam (Thai) always seem to elicit this knee-jerk reaction from some diners who have decided that certain countries produce food that belongs in the “cheap eats” category—and it’s not allowed out. (Side note: How often do magazine lists of “cheap eats” double as rundowns of outer-borough ethnic foods?)

Yelp, Chowhound, and other restaurant sites are littered with comments like, “$5 for dumplings?? I’ll go to Flushing, thanks!” or “When I was backpacking in India this dish cost like five cents, only an idiot would pay that much!” Yet you never see complaints about the prices at Western restaurants framed in these terms, because it’s ingrained in people’s heads that these foods are somehow “worth” more. If we’re talking foie gras or chateaubriand, fair enough. But be real: You know damn well that rigatoni sorrentino is no more expensive to produce than a plate of duck laab, so to decry a pricey version as a ripoff is disingenuous. This question of perceived value is becoming increasingly troublesome as more non-native (read: white) chefs take on “ethnic” cuisines, and suddenly it’s okay to charge $14 for shu mai because hey, the chef is ELEVATING the cuisine.

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— One of the entries from the list ‘20 Things Everyone Thinks About the Food World (But Nobody Will Say)’. (via crankyskirt)

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It is now 3 weeks since Michael Brown was murdered by Ferguson PD Officer Darren Wilson. Officer Darren Wilson still has not been arrested, charged, or even brought to prison or court for the murder of Michael Brown.

thepoliticalfreakshow:

#JusticeForMichaelBrown

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natashavc:

"Hey China, you’re welcome. When you think about your future multi-million dollar shipping moguls, innovative tech giants, and up-and-coming diplomats, please remember a small handful of them probably received their Ivy League degrees thanks to me.
I’m a black market college admissions essay writer, and over the last three years I’ve written over 350 fraudulent essays for wealthy Chinese exchange students. Although my clients have varied from earnest do-gooders to factory tycoon’s daughters who communicate primarily through emojis, they all have one thing in common: They’re unable to write meaningful sentences.”
My student, who is really fucking smart, wrote this piece here.

Read this please.

natashavc:

"Hey China, you’re welcome. When you think about your future multi-million dollar shipping moguls, innovative tech giants, and up-and-coming diplomats, please remember a small handful of them probably received their Ivy League degrees thanks to me.

I’m a black market college admissions essay writer, and over the last three years I’ve written over 350 fraudulent essays for wealthy Chinese exchange students. Although my clients have varied from earnest do-gooders to factory tycoon’s daughters who communicate primarily through emojis, they all have one thing in common: They’re unable to write meaningful sentences.”

My student, who is really fucking smart, wrote this piece here.

Read this please.

This reminds me, I’ve gotta record Fudge Judy.

This reminds me, I’ve gotta record Fudge Judy.

(Source: theclearlydope, via sassyfontaine)

(Source: dabondiggity, via sugartitz)

professionallush:

I am too worried about offending people to put my safety first. I’d have let her in and gotten murdered. You are smart.

But what if she was fine before and then I offended her and now I’m first on her To Be Murdered list?? 

Hmm. I don’t want that to happen but if it does, murderface has got a point.

ilovecharts:

by Guillaume Morissette

Accurate. 
blurintofocus:

milestaylorcosplay:

spooktercrunk:

abhorticulture:

thecakebar:

Surprise! Gender Reveal Cake
A Gender reveal party is where the parents throw a party (similar to a baby shower) to find out the gender of the baby! 
No one knows the sex of the baby (just the party planner/bakers know!)
The gender is revealed when the parents cut the cake open and the inside color of the cake/desserts reveal if the baby will be a boy or a girl! (pink is usually used for girls, blue for boys of course!)

mine was full of wasps. HUGE WASPS.

"what’s the baby’s gender?" the eager party goers ask, crowded around the cake
slowly, the knife cuts through the first piece. “wasps.” the proud parent-to-be whispers, “wasps.”
one thousand wasps are released from the gender cake.

And now, the weather.

My brother and sister-in-law did this cake thing, but my brother wanted a chocolate cake and his wife wouldn’t let him. So he went back without her knowing and told the baker to put chocolate between the layers of the yellow cake along with the blue for boy. Of course this made no sense, and when they cut the cake in front of their friends and family the color was chocolate and my brother told everyone, “Surprise, the baby is black!”

blurintofocus:

milestaylorcosplay:

spooktercrunk:

abhorticulture:

thecakebar:

Surprise! Gender Reveal Cake

  • A Gender reveal party is where the parents throw a party (similar to a baby shower) to find out the gender of the baby! 
  • No one knows the sex of the baby (just the party planner/bakers know!)
  • The gender is revealed when the parents cut the cake open and the inside color of the cake/desserts reveal if the baby will be a boy or a girl! (pink is usually used for girls, blue for boys of course!)

mine was full of wasps. HUGE WASPS.

"what’s the baby’s gender?" the eager party goers ask, crowded around the cake

slowly, the knife cuts through the first piece. “wasps.” the proud parent-to-be whispers, “wasps.”

one thousand wasps are released from the gender cake.

And now, the weather.

My brother and sister-in-law did this cake thing, but my brother wanted a chocolate cake and his wife wouldn’t let him. So he went back without her knowing and told the baker to put chocolate between the layers of the yellow cake along with the blue for boy. Of course this made no sense, and when they cut the cake in front of their friends and family the color was chocolate and my brother told everyone, “Surprise, the baby is black!”

(Source: the-tusk-blog)

milestaylorcosplay:

spooktercrunk:

abhorticulture:

thecakebar:

Surprise! Gender Reveal Cake
A Gender reveal party is where the parents throw a party (similar to a baby shower) to find out the gender of the baby! 
No one knows the sex of the baby (just the party planner/bakers know!)
The gender is revealed when the parents cut the cake open and the inside color of the cake/desserts reveal if the baby will be a boy or a girl! (pink is usually used for girls, blue for boys of course!)

mine was full of wasps. HUGE WASPS.

"what’s the baby’s gender?" the eager party goers ask, crowded around the cake
slowly, the knife cuts through the first piece. “wasps.” the proud parent-to-be whispers, “wasps.”
one thousand wasps are released from the gender cake.

And now, the weather.

milestaylorcosplay:

spooktercrunk:

abhorticulture:

thecakebar:

Surprise! Gender Reveal Cake

  • A Gender reveal party is where the parents throw a party (similar to a baby shower) to find out the gender of the baby! 
  • No one knows the sex of the baby (just the party planner/bakers know!)
  • The gender is revealed when the parents cut the cake open and the inside color of the cake/desserts reveal if the baby will be a boy or a girl! (pink is usually used for girls, blue for boys of course!)

mine was full of wasps. HUGE WASPS.

"what’s the baby’s gender?" the eager party goers ask, crowded around the cake

slowly, the knife cuts through the first piece. “wasps.” the proud parent-to-be whispers, “wasps.”

one thousand wasps are released from the gender cake.

And now, the weather.

(via auroranibley)