7 Vaguely Heartwarming Tales Of Lunch With Friends

To make up for forgetting my awesome lunch at home
Feb 19, 2014 12:30 pm

I left my awesome pasta salad on the kitchen counter and it'll be all gross by the time I get home at like, whenever tonight. The thought of that beautiful lunch sitting there for 14 hours feeling like I totally abandoned it after all that tossing and seasoning is depressing. To stay positive, here are all the good memories I've had involving lunch with friends. Maybe the vibes will reach my pasta salad and comfort it while it slowly perishes. 

So Here's A Crazy Sacrilegious Idea: Bacon Sushi

News flash: crunchy bacon roll pummels tuna roll
Feb 13, 2014 12:30 pm

You find the darndest things on the internet when you're looking for bacon sushi. Here I am thinking I'll add some bacon to my weird, deformed maki I keep thinking I'll get better at making for some reason, and this gem pops up. And you don't even find out until halfway through that it's not only bacon. It's prosciutto, too. 

Today For Lunch: Tartiflette. Because, Winter.

A giant blob of cheese baked on bacon and potatoes
Feb 12, 2014 12:30 pm

When food is heavy for heavy food's sake, it needs to be strategic. It needs to be prepared in February, when it hasn't warmed up for like, six weeks and the big dirty snowbanks are given the ultimatum to pay rent or get out. And it obviously should involve bacon, because it's Wednesday. 

Maldon Sea Salt: Not Just For Dessert

How to steal caramel's BFF in time for lunch
Feb 10, 2014 12:30 pm

Enter, Maldon sea salt, greatest salt in the world. It's not for salting boiling water, brining or curing. It doesn't even have to be for cooking (but it might as well be because a 8-ounce box will last a long time). What it does best is sit on top of food, not melt and be crunchy. And not crunchy like hey, an eggshell. Crunchy like "that's delicious." Here's how to break it out at lunchtime.

My Best Friend Made "Jess Kapadia Thighs." They Were Chicken, Not Me.

And that, folks, is what friendship is all about
Feb 6, 2014 12:30 pm

My friend Hathanh and I are more than obsessed with food. Sometimes I think the only reason she's dating that handsome, handsome baker is for the croissants. She texted me the photo to your right, informing me she'd just made what she was calling "Jess Kapadia Thighs." I was like, "neato!" We're clearly also obsessed with each other. It's a girl bromance for the ages.

Your Daily Lunch Hack: The Burger Dog. Why The Hell Not?

You ran out of burger buns and that's okay, friend.
Feb 5, 2014 12:30 pm

I found this gem on Facebook, via my friend Zach from USC. No, I haven't talked to him in like six years. But if I didn't keep cool folks like him on my mini-feed I'd miss things like this genius, brainergy-saving lunch hack captioned: "use the buns ya got." If you've ever fumed over an excess of hot dog buns when all you want is a burger, prepare to get happy.

Boring Super Bowls Mean Repurposing A Lot Of Super Bowl Leftovers

Guys don't leave. Guys! Hey! There are more wings!
Feb 3, 2014 12:30 pm

I was going to write about something more stimulating for lunch today. I'm not going to tell you what, cause then I can't use it later. But it was this awesome falafel I invented. SADLY, last night's festivities were totally lame. That was a boring game, the Red Hot Chili Peppers played, like, half a song and now I have a ton of football food that's only in season as long as the leftovers are good. Thankfully I have a few ideas on-hand.

Quail And Cornish Hens Are Not For Lunch

Quail fails, hen never-agains and other reasons
Jan 30, 2014 12:31 pm

Welcome to one of my rare editions of What Not To Eat For Lunch. I like to think lunch is a poultry-friendly meal. Turkey sandwiches come to mind. Chicken salad. Salads with chicken. All manners of burritos, stir-fries and soups. So naturally, in my innocence, I assume all poultry is lunch-friendly. That, my friends, is how little kids get eaten at the zoo. Or at least that's how I feel about a string of recent culinary bird fails.


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