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Food + Master of None

Ever since I started working at my current job, I’ve developed a finer appreciation for food. Not only do I love to eat devour it, I also love to learn about it. 

There are countless amazing chefs, bakers, etc. out there in cities all over the world doing amazing things with food. Take Dan Barber, for example. If you had asked me, like, seven months ago who he is , I’d be like, “Da fuck?” Now I can’t stop reading about this culinary wizard who literally invents his own fucking ingredients to cook with. How cool is that?!

And then… once my coworkers recommended Chef’s Table, I started learning more and more about food until, well, I developed a crush on Magnus Nilsson and Massimo Bottura. It was such a big deal when my editor took me out to dinner at Ivan Ramen, which I became obsessed with after watching Ivan Orkin’s episode of Chef’s Table.

Anyway, now I find myself watching season two of Master of None like, “Holy shit! Dev and Arnold got dinner at  Osteria Francescana!” Or how about the barbecue festival filmed at Brooklyn’s famed outdoor food hall, Smorgasburg? I haven’t finished season two (yet), but I’m really looking forward to seeing more delicious foods and thinking to myself: Hey! I know that dish/place!

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One man’s trash is another man’s treasure.

As we show in the video above, this is what chef Dan Barber demonstrated earlier this year, when he temporarily turned Blue Hill, his Michelin-starred restaurant in New York City, into an incubator for garbage-to-plate dining.

Barber’s intent was to raise awareness about the vast issue of food waste. As we’ve reported, an estimated 133 billion pounds of food is wasted in the U.S. each year. The typical American family tosses out about $1,500 of food yearly.

All this wasted food is the largest component of solid waste in our landfills, and when it rots, it emits methane — a potent greenhouse gas linked to climate change.

So, you may be wondering, what can I do in my own kitchen?

To answer that, we talked to Dana Gunders of the Natural Resources Defense Council. Her new book, Waste-Free Kitchen Handbook, which is out this month, is full of tips for tackling food waste at home.

Don’t Toss That Sour Milk! And Other Tips To Cut Kitchen Food Waste

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There is an inherent irony to America’s food waste epidemic: As millions of households live below the poverty line, struggling to put food on the table, nearly 40% of all edible food goes uneaten.

For Dan Barber, a chef and co-owner of Blue Hill at Stone Barns, the problem is not only how we dispose of our food, but also, the way we create it in the first place.

DAN AND PHIL ANIME COSPLAY!

“I’m used to you sitting next to me” -phil

“welcome to Dan’s barber shop” and dan just fucking combs phils hair

“i never comb my hair thats how I get the scruffy emo look” -also phil

phil just giving up on putting on the scarf and saying fold it and dan just helps him what a good scarf folder

dan fixing phils cape

phil petting dans head while hes in the morph suit

phil grabbing dan’s hand… to guide him to where his nipples are

they literally cosplayed as makoharu, dan ships makoharu, phil dressed as haru, they both agreed dan looks like makoto, phil looks like haru, dan has a fucking haru body pillow, he might as well have a phil body pillow that says “im phil trash number one” u nerd

more dan playing with phil’s hair

“I should just be a stylist” -dan

“fuck me phil” -also dan

dan running his fingers through his fringe, giving him a little quiff and iT STAYS LIKE THAT FOR A COUPLE JUMPCUTS OKAY

he’s so pretty with a quiff omg

“I do not trust you with that philly

phils laugh when dan comes on screen in a squid costume

“I’m censoring all this because we’re ‘bout to get like an anime right now. whooooOOO here we go phil. good thing you’re not a school girl” -dan implies hentai

dan rolling back and flashing every one his bum “whoaaaa here we go”

“you don’t know him guys” dan says after being almost chopped up by phil

“okay it was kinda fun”

BONUS DAN’S ANIME RECOMMENDATIONS 2:

calling phil philly again

“homoerotic ice skating”

“We should start, he thought, by erasing any divisions between eating and farming…And yet the dictates of the American diet have done exactly the opposite, demanding that the land produce what we most want to eat”

Excerpt From: Barber, Dan. “The Third Plate: Field Notes on the Future of Food.” .

—  Excerpt From: Barber, Dan. “The Third Plate: Field Notes on the Future of Food.”
Organic Chocolate Stout (Samuel Smith)

Brewery : Samuel Smith
Beer : Organic Chocolate Stout
Style : Stout / Sweet Stout
Variance : Brewed with Real Organic Cocoa

9 / 10

I was going to talk shit about Dan Barber from Chef’s Table (amazing documentary) and his crazy “organic” ideology even though he’s fine with people messing with “god’s” creations and cross breeding hybrid fucking veggies, but this is too damn good to poke any fun at… Oh wait I think I just did. Anyways, this is a damn delicious beer and probably the most chocolatey brew I’ve had to date and the only problem I have with it is that I can’t put it down long enough to type a few words of this review. Heinrich Nestle would probably be trying to get his grubby hands on this it wasn’t for the fact that he’s been dead forever but at least his company makes a shit load of money even if Hershey’s chocolate is still way better and even EVEN if this beer is way better than both. This starts with a straight up chocolate syrup sweetness with just a mild hint of smoke before even more milk chocolate joins in and intensifies right through to the end. The level of deliciousness this beer exudes is easy to understand unlike girls obsessions with the half alien half cat faced monster Adam Driver which is why I’d highly recommend this beer to all levels of drinkers both new and old especially if you have a sweet tooth. If you are looking for a silver tray filled with marzipan animals and french pastries for dessert then fuck right off, but if you are looking to drink your dessert in a fancy glass then let’s cheers to our new found friendship. Enjoy!

Written by: Steve B.

© Ball & Albanese

Burger Love: This exceptional veggie burger, created by Dan Barber for his WastED pop-up at Blue Hill in New York City, has a lot of ingredients; each one adds to the taste and texture and makes it exceptional. The key is cooking the burger until it’s well seared, so you get the familiar charred flavor.

Recipe: Beet-Bean Cheeseburger

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Chef’s Table - Season 1 Trailer

Chef’s Table goes inside the lives and kitchens of six of the world’s most renowned international chefs. Each episode focuses on a single chef, featuring Ben Shewry (Attica Restaurant in Melbourne, Australia), Magnus Nilsson (Fäviken in Järpen Sweden), Francis Mallmann (El Restaurante Patagonia Sur in Buenos Aires, Argentina), Niki Nakayama (N/Naka Restaurant in Los Angeles, CA, USA), Dan Barber (Blue Hill Restaurant at Stone Barns and in New York City, USA) and Massimo Bottura (Osteria Francescana in Modena, Italy) and their lives, talents, and passion from their piece of culinary heaven. 

Chef’s Table premieres exclusively on Netflix, April 26th.

Pretty Boy's Hair Salon

I wrote my first fanfic on tumblr!

Summary: Based off @philsenpai ’s amazing artwork! Dan is a hairdresser and Phil is one of his customers.

Tags: Fluff

Warnings: None!

Wordcount: 2074

A/N: I don’t own Dan or Phil, nor do I claim that Phan is real. This is just a work of fiction. Enjoy!


Phil sighed as he looked in the mirror. It’s been a while since he had a haircut, and it was starting to show. His ginger roots weren’t just lurking underneath his black hair anymore. There was at least an inch of ginger showing, and it was messing with his punk look.

You see, Phil wasn’t really the most “ordinary” person. He had tattoos all over his body, more piercings than was probably acceptable, never left the house without his leather jacket and wore his combat shoes religiously. He was the kind of person old people avoided and kids stared after.

Phil was what people would describe as a punk, a trouble maker. And maybe he looked the part, but his personality was something else entirely. His mother always amused herself with telling him how different his appearance and personality were.

Phil was the most bright and cheerful guy you could ever come across. He volunteered at pet shelters, charities and helped cleaning the park every month. He had a YouTube channel where he talked about his life in the hopes of making other people’s day happier.

All in all, he was a ray of sunshine.

Phil heaved another sigh as he looked at his hair. It was time for a haircut.

He scrolled his through his contact list, smiling to himself as he looked at the quirky names he had given his friends.

He quickly found the contact he was looking for. Howell’s Hair And Beauty Salon. Or, as he had named it in his contacts, Pretty Boy’s Hair Salon.

Phil had a small, well, huge crush on the owner of the hair salon; Dan Howell.

Dan absolutely despised gender roles. He resented them and made sure to break at least one every day. He wore baggy, oversized jumpers in light pastel colours and never left the house without a pretty flower crown on top of his brown curls. He wore nail polish and sometimes went as far as to wear a skirt.

All in all, his style was the complete opposite of Phil’s.

Phil called the salon, making an appointment for the next day. He smiled to himself as he hung up. Tomorrow was going to be a good day.

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