The end of the workweek is nigh, which is more than enough reason to celebrate.
Here are other reasons to celebrate: Butter is not that bad for you, sustainable fish feed could soon be a reality, and a Japanese café is serving up Studio Ghibli–themed food.
Butter us up: Butter is ‘neutral,’ health-wise
A new study from Tufts University suggests that butter isn’t all that bad for you. In fact, it’s “neutral, health-wise,” according to Fast Co.Exist. The article states that the fat does not highly contribute to heart disease and diabetes. The study also found that butter is not to blame for obesity and unhealthy habits; lack of a good diet and exercise is. This probably explains why Paula Deen is still alive and well.
Celebrating pork with art
Pork belly, the fatty, omnipresent, not-so-guilty pleasure, will be celebrated tonight at the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco with four iterations of Chinese dongpo rou, the dish that also inspired the priceless carved jasper stone on display at the museum, according to SF Weekly. The meat-like stone is part of the “Emperors’ Treasures: Chinese Art from the National Palace Museum, Taipei” exhibit. Tickets are available here.
Will this encourage a feeding frenzy?
Eating wild fish is ideal, but when the farmed variety is the only thing available, what is there to be done? A research group in Silicon Valley believes it has a product that can help farmed fish become more sustainable, and it includes methane. FeedKind is a fish feed made of bacteria that consumes methane, is fermented and produces a protein for fish to eat, Civil Eats reports. The process requires no agricultural land and very little water. The feed has been tested on salmon but can also be given to halibut, sea bass, eel, shrimp and even pigs and other “terrestrial livestock” according to Josh Silverman, founder and chief products officer of Calysta, the startup behind the feed. The feed is still being tested and has yet to be commercialized.
Eat like Hayao Miyazaki would want you to
We’re all about re-creating foods from our favorite movies and television shows. That’s why we quickly looked up flights to Tokyo when we heard that the café in the Mori Art Museum is serving foods in tribute to the famous Japanese movie-production company Studio Ghibli. The culinary offerings come in tandem with the museum’s Studio Ghibli-themed art exhibit. According to RocketNews24, dishes include Castle in the Sky Laputa–inspired egg in a basket and “soot”-covered burgers inspired by My Neighbor Totoro and Spirited Away. We hope there will be an array of baked goods to give a nod to Kiki’s Delivery Service.