My ardor is the ardor of the convert. This is my conversion story.
Restaurants everywhere insist on only seating complete parties, at all times of day and on all the days of the week. And it's a major turnoff.
The elusiveness of this apparently great bourbon tapped into the dark part of my psyche that lusted after Tamagotchis at age 8 and Per Se reservations at age 16. I was determined to taste it.
After 15 years in the Tri-State Area, I'm moving to LA. Here are the restaurants I'll miss the most once I'm there. The restaurants I love the most in the world.
If you had to pick just four foods to eat for the rest of your life, what would they be?
The west coast city simply has the best dining options in America right now.
Essentially, the experience made me neurotic and anxious about food (one of my great pleasures!) without making me especially healthy.
I wish I could stay I'd stayed equally stalwart in my dedication to the plan all week, but that wouldn't be quite true. I sort of lost enthusiasm and dedication, unsurprisingly, just as the weekend hit.
A quarter of Americans eat dinner out at least three nights a week, so for the USDA to systematically ignore this facet of the American eating system is risky.
I tried incorporating two new normal life things into my MyPlate Experiment: restaurants and cooking for a group. They each presented minor challenges, but not as many as I might have suspected.
It turns out that, on a normal day, my stomach could answer "Got Milk?" with an emphatic "No." So I've found myself needing to incorporate extra milk and yogurt whenever possible.
I'm only 24 hours into my mission to eat exactly according to the federal government's Dietary Guidelines for Americans, and I can already tell it's going to be a hard week.
I'm not a healthy eater. But for the next week, I'm going to try my hardest to eat exactly in accordance with the Dietary Guidelines for Americans.
Many of the best Chinese restaurants in the country still abide by the same philosophy of menu writing as those strip mall takeout joints. They write menus that are too damn long.