Firefox , food , Free Software
موزيلا فايرفوكس حمّص / Mozilla Firefox hummus / מוזילה פיירפוקס חומוס
I made this hummus, and my wife seasoned it in the shape of the Mozilla Firefox logo.
I’d like to use this opportunity to remind that Mozilla is not just a good web browser with a cute logo, but also a non-profit community of people who love the web and who work to keep the web free, open, standard and accessible to all.
food , literature , me , movies , music
Every now and then i listen to bad music. Every now and then i watch a bad movie. Every now and then i eat in a bad restaurant. Every now and then i read a bad book. And i love it. It reminds my that i do have a taste and that i don’t just think that everything that i hear, watch, eat and read is good.
food , France , Israel , USA , vegetarianism
People in North America have some weird misunderstandings about food. In North America a “bakery” is a place that sells sweet pastry, that was not necessarily baked at the same place or on the same day.
In France a bakery is a place in which various types of bread and perhaps also sweet pastry are baked and sold as fresh as possible. It is the same way in Israel, although in France there are probably many more of them. (The good thing about Israeli bakeries is that you can usually be sure that there’s no animal fat in the bread.)
In France they hardly sell bread in the supermarket – only weird and desperate people would buy bread in a plastic bag in a supermarket when such wonderful fresh bread can be bought near one’s home.
We traveled in many places in North America and hoped to find a bakery that sells fresh bread, but all the “bakeries” just sell sweet stuff. We love sweet stuff, but not too much of it.
But hey, that’s probably on of the reasons why so many Americans dream about going to Europe.
Tags: Towel Day
I carried a towel around the campus all day. No-one noticed. I wasn’t disappointed and i’m going to observe Towel Day next year, too. You know why?
Went to the toilet? Washed your hands? You can use your towel to dry them!
Eating out? The waiter didn’t bring enough napkins? Use your towel to wipe your hands!
Too obvious? Here’s another one: Writing an SMS and the sun is bothering your screen? Use your towel to hide your phone from the sunlight!
food , gender , reality
Tags: Roladin, start-up
Roladin - Start-Up
Roladin bakery and cafeteria were building a branch on Habarzel street where i work. So they put up a teaser – “Roladin Start-Up”. Like, it’s a street full of start-ups. When they finally opened, it turned out to be more than a gimmick:
Roladin - Feminism
They have a business lunch for guys and a business lunch for girls! A brilliant idea.
It’s quite amazing how quickly Cola makes me fat.
Limiting myself to a max amount of Cola every day doesn’t work.
At my previous workplace there was … ehh … draught Cola. From the tap, you know. It was disgusting – Cola must be canned or bottled. So it was easy enough for me to avoid Cola there – it was so disgusting. The only thing i can do now to save myself from the sweet taste of slavery is to promise not to touch any Cola at all. It already worked for me once.
So – “Hi, i’m Amir and i’m a Cola-holic.”
I can say “No” to free cookies and bottles of cold Coca-Cola.
I think i can, i think i can, i think i can, i think i can.
food , recipe
Here’s a recipe for a pasta i made yesterday. I ate something similar to it in a restaurant recently and it blew me away. It’s delicious, but laughingly simple to prepare. It works well with both long (spaghetti, linguine) and short (penne) kinds of pasta.
For 500 gr. of pasta: Mince 1 onion and fry it lightly in olive oil. Cut 4 tomatoes to medium-sized cubes and add them to the pan. Now the most important and fun part: spice it. I used a mix of spices that included musk nut, dried porcini, thyme, pepper and a bunch of other things i found in kitchen cupboards. I don’t even know their names.
That’s it – very simple.
I don’t know exactly what is the name of this pasta. It is possible that it is a type of “salsa cruda”, but it is also possible that “salsa cruda” can be used only to describe sauces made from unprepared tomatoes.
food , marketing , photo , reality
“Elite. Institutional cocoa.”
Sometimes branding is funny. And sometimes people just give up on branding completely, although i thought that it happened only in Soviet Russia.
— “Why aren’t you speaking? What do you think of this food?”
— “I am immobile. I can’t do anything, I can’t speak and I can’t move, because it’s too hot. It’s too hot, because the air conditioning isn’t working. Actually I dreamt a few days ago – such things actually happen sometimes! – I dreamt that I was tasting this food and it was too hot and the air conditioning didn’t work and I couldn’t move. In sleep I really can’t move, so I guess that it makes sense.”
I couldn’t believe that it wasn’t me saying it.