Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Link roundup

1. "The Food Lab: The Science of the Best Yorkshire Puddings"

2. "Regrets of a Mommy Blogger"

For a brief moment, just a few weeks ago, I felt unexplained panic because my twenty-two-month-old daughter had learned about Elmo away from home. “Emmo!” she declared when faced with a print ad for organic toothpaste in a copy of US Weekly. I was floored. I never told her about Elmo. SHE DIDN’T GET THAT FROM ME, I proclaimed, proudly at first, my pride dwindling quickly as I realized that none of the other parents at her school were ashamed of their children’s knowledge of Elmo. In fact, at school, Elmo was just fine. Elmo was a favorite and beloved character. The other children knew about Elmo. It was only my daughter who had learned about Elmo second hand, away from home. I felt generic and sad
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I felt inadequate. I had failed. I had failed to provide my daughter with the knowledge of Elmo, or of being too cool for Elmo, and now, all these basic ass fucking parents at her school knew it.
3. Eater:
New York City-based David Chang isn't afraid to stir the pot, and this morning he set his sights on Chipotle.
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The answer likely stems from a blind item from 2012, and a lawsuit filed in 2013. Back in 2012 Chang told Adweek, "There is a very successful fast-food company that approached us and quite frankly took our intellectual property. And they are running our concept right now.