Posts Tagged ‘beer’

Sumerian Suds

June 20, 2012

Sumerian Suds

Peter Damerow of the Max Planck Institute recently used an ancient Sumerian drinking song in his research on the brewing techniques of Mesopotamia. The song, from the 3rd millenium BC, was dedicated to a woman saloonkeeper and glorifies Ninkasi, goddess of brewing.

Excerpts:

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St. Patrick’s Day

March 17, 2011

St. Patrick's Day

March 17th marks an American popular and commercial holiday with roots in the liturgical calendar. The first St. Patrick’s Day Parade in New York City (1848) started and ended at memorials to George Washington and allowed Irish Americans to demonstrate both their love of their heritage and allegiance to  their new country. For many today the holiday presents an opportunity for adults to dye their tongues green.

 

Sure, an’ all, wee Mr. Potato Head® is a registered trademark of Hasbro, Inc.,  used here under the “satire” provision of the Fair Use doctrine, dontcha know.  Mr. Head is a Yank “Baby Boomer,” but clean the paidrín up and he makes a proper little leprechaun.

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DC Blogger Meetup Wednesday, April 14th

April 13, 2010

 DC Blogger Meetup Wednesday, April 14th

This month’s Washington, DC Blogger Meetup is Wednesday, April 14, 2010 at 7 PM at a Dupont Circle watering hole (near Metro). RSVP by 4 PM Wednesday (requires free Meetup registration).

Founded in 2002, this Meetup provides opportunities for Metro DC area blog writers and readers to share experiences and tips, drink beer, socialize, drink beer, and plan collaborative blogging projects and other events. Did we mention that beer is available?

Spend a couple of hours with other DC bloggers this Wednesday.  You can blog about the Nucear Security Summit afterwards.

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Blogs With Bite

January 20, 2010

Blogs With Bite

Blogs with Bite is an occasional omnivorous sampling of food blogs and sites we find particularly tasty. Follow the trail of bread crumbs back to earlier editions, starting here. 

Here’s a fresh serving of Blogs with Bite:

Fancy Fast Food —  “Yeah, It’s Still Bad for You — But See How Good It Can Look!”

Cicerone Certification Program   Education program to develop sommeliers for beer.

International Central Services Toaster Museum   “The world’s largest online toaster exhibition.” Jens Veerbeck’s beautifully designed site features US and European bread-browning devices and  answers mankind’s eternal question, “What’s my old toaster worth?”

Chakali Recipes, primarily from the state of Maharashtra in western India. In English and Marathi. Read more about Maharashtrian cuisine here and here. There are cooking videos (in several languages), too.

The Candy Wrapper Museum  “… where wrappers are to be enjoyed as art, nostalgia, and humor.” In the name of  paper preservation, the curator ate most of the perishable, corrosive candy bars, an astounding act of professional sacrifice.

White on Rice Couple Todd Porter and Diane Cu cook, garden, write, photograph, and blog with élan. They offer readable tips on all these topics, plus a recipe index. Sierra and Dante help (they recommend the flax seed dog biscuits).

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Christmas Cheer

December 25, 2009

The Bowen Beer Bottle Band, under the direction of Matt Bowen.

We suggest Bach as an encore (a Donald Allured transcription). 

Happy holidays.

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DC Blogger Meetup Wednesday December 9th

December 8, 2009

DC Blogger Meetup Wednesday December 9th

This month’s Washington, DC Blogger Meetup is today, (Wednesday, December 9, 2009) at 7 PM at a new venue, a Dupont Circle watering hole (near Metro). RSVP by 4 PM Wednesday (requires free Meetup registration).

Founded in 2002, this Meetup provides opportunities for Metro DC area blog writers and readers to share experiences and tips, drink beer, socialize, drink beer, and plan collaborative blogging projects and other events. Did we mention that beer is available?

Spend a couple of hours with other DC bloggers this evening. You can blog about global warming later tonight.

 UPDATE:

Did you miss the event? Catch up with bloggers who were there:

Web Master Tool Center

Durosia.com

Free World Pulse

Comings and Goings

Kiss My Country

Titanium Effect

I Run For You

In The Feeds

e-ssay.org

Spleeness.com

 

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Turkey Torching Tips for Guys

November 24, 2009

Turkey Torching Tips for Guys

The National Fire Protection Association claims “turkey fryers that use oil, as currently designed, are not suitable for acceptably safe use by even a well-informed and careful consumer.” Wimps! Thursday is Thanksgiving, when we give thanks for college football and a four-day weekend. That’s when Real American Men generate Code Orange air quality by incinerating poultry on the patio.

Any pantywaist metrocurian can cook on those SUV-sized natural gas, propane, electric, or gelignite-powered barbecue grills with all those fancy features (good subwoofers do help spread sauce evenly, though). Nah, let’s get ready to deep-fry some turkey. Here’s how:

1. Put Fire Department on Speed-Dial. Keep your cell phone in your welding apron pocket. It is unwise to enter a flaming residence to use the telephone.

2. Purchase more equipment. You can never have enough Real Guy outdoor cooking gear. Buy some new stuff at Home Depot first. Don’t bother with those electronic gizmos at Leading Edge; you can never read the LCD screens outdoors anyway. Williams-Sonoma? Isn’t that the California wine the wife likes?

3. Don’t forget the turkey. Make sure it is big enough to bother with. Double-check to make sure you are not buying a goat or lamb.

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DC Blogger Meetup Today October 14th

October 14, 2009

DC Blogger Meetup Today October 14th

Zombies and bloggers and beer, oh my!  October is different at the Washington, DC Blogger Meetup .  Dress as your favorite nerd or undead and come out for a night of drinking and socializing. List your costume when you RSVP (no baseball caps or masks, please).

When: Midnight 7 PM this evening (Wednesday, October 14, 2009).

Place: cemetery an Adams Morgan watering hole.

Agenda: a good time. Makeup assistance available at a nominal fee.

 RSVP by 4 PM (requires free Meetup registration).

Founded in 2002, this Meetup provides opportunities for Metro DC area blog writers, micro-bloggers, and readers to share experiences and tips, drink beer, socialize, drink beer, and plan collaborative blogging projects and other events. Did we mention that beer is available?

Spend a couple of haunting hours with other DC bloggers this evening. Blogging is undead tonight.

 

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DC Blogger Meetup Today, September 9th

September 9, 2009

DC Blogger Meetup Today, September 9th

This month’s Washington, DC Blogger Meetup is today (Wednesday, September 9, 2009) at 7 PM at an Adams Morgan watering hole. RSVP by 4 PM (requires free Meetup registration).

Founded in 2002, this Meetup provides opportunities for Metro DC area blog writers and readers to share experiences and tips, drink beer, socialize, drink beer, and plan collaborative blogging projects and other events. Did we mention that beer is available?

Spend a couple of hours with other DC bloggers this evening. You can blog about health policy later tonight.

UPDATE: If you missed the Meetup, here are some of the blogs of folks who didn’t:

AutumnRain2110.com

Comings and Goings

Durosia.com

FeedbackSecrets.com

GreenHouseCat

The Jade Pages

Lemmonex

Listen to Leon

Live It, Love It

Olympia Networks

The Web Lady

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DC Blogger Meetup Today August 19th

August 19, 2009

DC Blogger Meetup Today August 19th

This month’s Washington, DC Blogger Meetup is today (Wednesday, August 19, 2009) at 7 PM at an Adams Morgan watering hole. RSVP by 4 PM (requires free Meetup registration).

Founded in 2002, this Meetup provides opportunities for Metro DC area blog writers and readers to share experiences and tips, drink beer, socialize, drink beer, and plan collaborative blogging projects and other events. Did we mention that beer is available?

Spend a couple of hours with other DC bloggers this evening.

 UPDATE:

Miss the meeting? Read the blogs of some of the folks who were there:

 AutumnRain2110

Comings and Goings

Dumb Things I Have Done Lately

 Durosia

Feedbacksecrets

Free In DC

FreeAgentWriter

 The Jade Pages

KnightleyEmma’s Blog

The Sword and the Script

Tao of the Original Tracy Tran

 

 

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