Tag Archives: New York Times

Delivery Diet

So many of us are working professionals with a lot of stuff to do and little time to do it. There is even a hard time to squeeze in a nice meal with good friends nowadays. Added to this stress is sometimes the urge to eat healthier. I mean come on face it, it’s hard to eat salad five days a week.

Well, in this New York Times article the writer explains about several businesses that have launched in NYC that caters to diets and delivers your meals to you. It’s like a college meal plan plus the capabilities of delivery pizza. I know that some of our members have tried that here with a chef that does such a thing.

So would you spend this kind of money? Or do you still rather go out and choose what you want to eat?

And while not quite delivery, the Hibachi in Kailua sells marinated foods that you just go in, pick-up, and stick on the grill. It’s that simple.

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Why do you Hate certain foods?

Recently, the New York Times tried to get to the bottom of why some people hate cilantro and others love it. Basically, for people who hate cilantro it evokes tastes of soap and lotion (because chemically they have similar molecules). It has to do with a part of the brain that uses taste and smell for survival purposes.

National Public Radio also had a similar study posted in this article a few years back.

There is even a blog dedicated to cilantro haters. At I Hate Cilantro, bloggers that love food, they must deal with their animosity toward cilantro.

So what food do you hate? Clearly, our mascot doesn’t hate anything as he gorges himself on rose leaves, but what about you? Why do you hate a certain food? Does it taste like soap to you?

A Picture is Worth 1000 Calories?

The New York Times recently published an article about people taking pictures of their food. It is a good thing, so long as it does not get out of hand to be able to share pictures of your meal. It’s a personal experience and that one picture is worth sharing with others as they may want to have the same meal experience as you.

Here at the Grub Club most of our members love taking pictures of their food. Hopefully, we will have more blogs up and running and you can see different perspectives and opinions on food and the dining experience. We also are fortunate to have one of our members as a hobby photographer who captures the beauty of the dishes we order at our dinner events. The pictures are found at Flickr.

However, if you’d like to put up pictures or have suggestions let us know.