April 3, 2013 |
Getting attention in an off-year election for a down-ballot office can be hard enough, and it's even trickier where there are seven candidates in the field. So with six weeks to go until Virginia Republicans gather to pick their nominee for lieutenant governor, Pete Snyder is hoping to snag support at the state GOP convention with a few unconventional tricks. Snyder, a Northern Virginia technology entrepreneur, is launching what he calls his "Ironclad Conservative" tour of the state, starting Wednesday in...
March 20, 2013 |
BEIJING — Pig carcasses — about 14,000 of them — have been floating down rivers that feed into Shanghai for nearly two weeks. The city's residents have been told not to worry, and not much else. Where the pigs came from, how they died and why they suddenly showed up in the river system that supplies drinking water to a city of 23 million has not been explained. Officials have told residents that their drinking water is safe and have censored microblog posts suggesting that the public organize peaceful...
March 13, 2013 |
Correction: An earlier version of this story incorrectly said bovine carcasses were floating past Shanghai. The story has been corrected. BEIJING — The dead pigs keep bobbing up in Shanghai's rivers. When hundreds of porcine bodies started surfacing this weekend in rivers upstream from the city, it prompted only mild shock, showing perhaps how routine safety scares about food and water have become in China. But worries turned to panic late Tuesday, when authorities revealed that the...
January 8, 2013 |
Before you even begin butchering your first pig's head, you need to confront some primal aversion to dissecting a mammal cranium, especially one that may come with a peaceful smile. My advice? Use the opportunity to say a short grace over your animal head and embrace your carnivorous habit that's often allowed to skate on anonymous little packages of meat. Adam Brick, the sous-chef at Graffiato who comes from a family of butchers, guided my hand via phone. The first thing he suggested was to place my pig's head on a cutting...
December 24, 2012 |
Editor's note: This is the last of a three-part series that chronicles the author's effort to understand our relationship to the animals we eat. The death we want for our animals is the one we want for ourselves: painless, instant, on a day like any other. Our three pigs took seven months to reach slaughter weight , and my husband, Kevin, and I had been thinking about that slaughter for the duration. Painless. Instant. On a day like any other. We had two choices.
December 11, 2012 |
When the weather gets dreary, a holiday party is an inviting alternative — unless you're trying to stick to a healthful diet. In that case, the indoors can be pretty scary, too. Because no matter how small those tasty holiday hors d'oeuvres are, they are packed with calories. And what about that holiday party staple, eggnog? A cup of this creamy, sweet and spicy goodness is about 350 calories before you even add alcohol. It's about 450 calories with a shot of rum. "It's quite ridiculous," says Jared Rice, a...