Most of us equate being poor with having a pretty awful diet. After all, these days, only the financially independent have both the time and the money to enjoy lobster and other fine foods these days. Meanwhile, for the super poor, McDonald's is the only restaurant they can afford.
If you're a foodie, you know that New York City is the place for you. With a serious eating-culture, NYC is often at the cutting edge of new food trends, experiments and experiences. It is no surprise that New York is also the capital of themed restaurants. If you're looking for a unique dining experience in The City That Never Sleeps, try one of these hot spots next time you're heading out to celebrate.
Let's say you're watching a cartoon – either alone, with friends, or younger relatives, and you see a meal that makes your mouth water. Be it the way its animated, the ingredients piled into the meal, or what have you, that meal looks damn good.
When most of us think about retro recipes, we tend to think of those culinary disasters that our grandparents seem to love for no apparent reason. Things like those weird jello salads and mayonnaise-laden artery clogging "salads" are what we assume everyone ate in the 50s. And, for the most part, retro recipes are pretty terrible.
Since the beginning of our civilization, people have experimented with flavors by combining different foods together—sometimes in weird, unexpected ways—to create a dish that people would love. While many people seem satisfied with the understood vistas of flavor society has unveiled for us, there are those among us who wish to draw back the curtain on the odder flavors in the world.
Every country has national dishes that they tout as a pinnacle of their cultural achievements. Every country has a meal that is just as emblematic of their society as their flag or national flower. Every country, despite their differences both politically and culturally, can agree that there is food that stands above all others.
Doritos, a long time beloved chip, most classically known for its red “Nacho Cheese” or blue “Cool Ranch” packaging actually has a long history of outrageous discontinued Doritos flavors. Upon inspection of these old-school flavors, it appears that some of the flavors themselves were outrageous, while some seem so tasty that the discontinuation is the real outrage. Regardless of whether you're a lover or hater of the obscure flavors, we can all give props to Doritos for their hugely successful model of utilizing fan-created content. Throughout the history of outrageous discontinued Doritos flavors, the company has exemplified interesting marketing methods to maximize fan engagement. And while not all the flavors lived to tell the tale, the methods to engage fans and increase customers certainly succeeded.
I've never been to Vietnam, but Vietnamese food would have to be right up there in at least my top five of favourite things to eat.
Even if you're a huge fan of cooking, enjoying good meals in this fast-paced world isn't always easy. There are times where planning out family meals can become too hectic or filled with too many options. Sometimes, it's too hard to actually squeeze in time to run to the grocery story and do all the planning. Other times, trying to order lunch at the office turns difficult because you simply don't know what restaurants are around you.
Nothing beats a hot bowl of ramen to warm you up on a stressful day. But why reach for that instant, store-bought cup of noodles when you can whip up a homemade batch? The range of flavor possibilities is endless. And let’s face it; fresh ingredients will always win over all that MSG. So please do us a favor and not scrimp on your nutrition. Cooking yourself your very own bowl might even end up cheaper than you expect.