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Why Polari, Britain’s lost gay language, employs so many food words for subversive concepts

Typically, if I said that I’d recently eaten an especially memorable dish, I’d probably mean I’d tried something new at a restaurant. But in Britain 60 years ago, to the mostly (but not entirely) gay male speakers of a dialect called Polari, this phrase had a different, codified, deliciously lurid meaning: Dishes have rims, if you know what I mean.

Polari has a complex hybrid genealogy, as it developed out of terms used in what was known as “Cant” as far back as the 16th century among thieves, evolving into fairground and theater jargon in the 19th century when it was known by its speakers as Palyaree, which then evolved into what we now call Polari. (As a stealth, informal practice, spellings for both the lexicon itself and its vocabulary somewhat varied; the term “Polari” was … Read more

Roasted Cherry Tomatoes

These roasted cherry tomatoes are seasoned with garlic and basil and literally bursting to perfection. It’s a simple and delicious side dish that you will want to pair with every meal!

Roasted vegetables are so delicious and go with everything! Try out this cauliflower, this delicious roasted lemon garlic broccolini, and these brown butter honey garlic carrots. You will never go back to eating raw vegetables again!

The top view of roasted cherry tomatoes on a baking sheet.

Roasted Cherry Tomatoes Recipe

I can’t decide what I like most about these roasted tomatoes. Is it the basil or the garlic or the delicious, roasted exterior? These tomatoes start out firm and plump but as they cook in the oven, they literally burst and create the most delicious texture! They are so juicy and filled with flavor that I literally want to pair them with everything that I cook for dinner.

Not only do these taste delicious but they are so easy … Read more

FDA doesn’t name food behind outbreak, but Daily Harvest company president does

The FDA is investigating an outbreak of “adverse events” related to a frozen food that has been recalled, but the investigation notice does not identify a specific product.

As of June 29 there have been107 people who reported what the Food and Drug Administration is referring to as adverse events. Traceback, testing and on-site inspections are ongoing in addition to the recall of the product.

All facts — including a statement from the company’s CEO — point to the product being Daily Harvest brand frozen French Lentil + Leek Crumbles.

“We have spent the past ten days working with the FDA, state agencies and multiple independent labs, as well as experts in microbiology, food safety and toxicology to conduct testing. These tests cover common foodborne pathogens, toxins, and allergens,” Daily Harvest founder and CEO Rachel Drori said in a written statement released June 27.

She said the company has used … Read more

The Best Gluten Free Frosting Recipes | Roundup and Tips

No cake is complete without a thick, luscious coating of gluten free frosting. Except for those that actually do better with a thinner glazing of gluten free icing.

Whichever topping you prefer, I’ve got a list of my favorite gluten free frosting recipes for you to try, plus tons of info about how to prepare them, so they turn out better than anything you can buy at the store.

Is cake frosting gluten free?

Considering how often gluten appears in prepackaged foods, you’re right to wonder if canned frosting is gluten free.

And you may be surprised to learn that many store-bought frostings are indeed gluten free.

Those varieties that aren’t gluten free typically contain gluten due to the use of wheat flour or even wheat starch. And some brands may not use any gluten-containing ingredients, but they won’t label their products as gluten free because they may be manufactured … Read more

How to Survive the Sriracha Shortage

Huy Fong isn’t the only sriracha brand out there. | Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

There are plenty of alternatives to Huy Fong

As countless news outlets have breathlessly reported over the past week, a sriracha shortage is looming. Huy Fong Foods, the California-based producer of the country’s most popular brand of sriracha — the one with the rooster on the bottle — says that it will have to scale back production of this much-beloved hot sauce due to an “abysmal” spring crop of red jalapenos imported from Mexico. This means that folks who are obsessed with putting sriracha on just about everything they eat are now scrambling to stock up on the sauce, or find a suitable alternative.

The shortage is so dire, in fact, that one Los Angeles restaurant is asking its patrons to bring in unopened bottles of sriracha, specifically the Huy Fong brand, in exchange for free food. … Read more