Created by Raudinei Silva
Created by Raudinei Silva
My Favorite Kevin Cornell.
"After 200 issues—yes, two hundred—Kevin Cornell is retiring from his post as A List Apart’s staff illustrator. Tomorrow’s issue will be the last one featuring new illustrations from him."
I haven’t read A List Apart as consistently as I would have liked, but Kevin Cornell’s illustrations always added to the article.
Kobe Bryant’s Twilight Saga.
"For even the most competitive athlete, the transition game is never easy. So what drives Kobe Bryant at age 36, as he comes off serious injury and prepares for his 19th NBA season—and all that lies beyond?"
Very in-depth profile of Kobe’s week in China.
Shayna Baszler’s long-winding road of a fight career leads to the door on Saturday.
"When Shayna Baszler starting fighting on fly-by-night shows for no money years ago, she never even had a dream of fighting on television, let alone on a UFC pay-per-view event. But after a series of near misses, the Horsewoman talks about her journey, her and Ronda Rousey’s place in history, and having two dreams fulfilled in a two week period."
I’m a little sad that Baszler didn’t get the win at UFC 177. Great story.
The Legend of the Loneliest Whale in the World.
"Joe thought, Holy cow. It hardly seemed possible. For a blue whale, which is what this one seemed to be, a frequency of 52 hertz was basically off the charts. Blue whales usually come in somewhere between 15 and 20—on the periphery of what the human ear can hear, an almost imperceptible rumble. But here it was, right in front of them, the audio signature of a creature moving through Pacific waters with a singularly high-pitched song."
French Cheesemakers Crippled by EU Health Measures.
"Unpasteurised milk, which gives a unique earth-and-fruit flavour, has been gradually marginalised on false public health pretexts after intense lobbying by the food processing industry, to the detriment of the consumer but the incalculable advantage of those producing cheese made with pasteurised milk. The latter will last up to a month on the supermarket shelf, while many made with raw milk – such as fresh goat’s cheese – are unlikely to be edible after more than 10 days."
Not just cheese, but good milk leads to good butter, good cream, etc.
Similar things are happening all over the world with different food products. For example, Tofu in Japan is made from soy milk, and the soy bean quality faces similar issues.
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Industrial food giants are killing French cheese.
Industrial dairy and cheese producers can’t compete with raw milk dairies and raw-milk cheese because raw milk can’t be industrialized. Such products can only be produced by experienced, knowledgeable producers by hand in small batches and with inevitable variation in the final product, which the industrial marketplace cannot tolerate.
As Véronique Richez-Lerouge, founder of France’s Unpasteurised Cheese Association. said in an article on Newsweek: “The big industrial producers will not tolerate the existence of other modes of production. They are determined to impose a bland homogeneity upon the consumer – cheese shaped objects with a mediocre taste and of poor quality because the pasteurization process kills the product.”
Industrial producers use their money to convince governments to crack down on raw milk using health scares.
The phenomenon is well known in the United States, where militarized police rush in to hippy coops to confiscate their milk, and where carrying Amish milk across state lines is a major crime.
The problem is especially dangerous for France, which produces some of the most amazing raw milk cheeses in the world.
70 years ago, all French cheese was made with raw milk. Today, that’s down to 10% and shrinking.
Millions of historic images posted to Flickr.
"An American academic is creating a searchable database of 12 million historic copyright-free images."
It may be copyright-free, but that doesn’t mean that there isn’t a lot of work preparing this. Best use of Flickr I’ve seen in a while.
The Princess Bride