In what sounds a bit like a tired joke about Rachael Ray's cooking abilities, First We Feast alerted us to this guy whose dog has been "reviewing" Rachael Ray recipes. Except here's the thing: apparently, Rach has started developing pet-friendly recipes people can eat with their pets, so if anything, it's like she's ventured into self-parody? (To be clear: I have nothing more against Rachael Ray than I do most other famous people, I regularly cook for my own dog because I am a nut, and I will read any story involving a dog, so my only real criticism of this is: omg, why did those "dozen small" pancakes cost that guy $25 to make??)
- Food & Wine posted a thing called "Why Every Bartender Needs a Cat," and maybe it speaks to the quality of the bars I frequent, but I immediately assumed the answer was "to catch and kill rodents." Turns out, the bar in question is not that kind of place—it's the kind of place that serves cocktails inspired by saucers of milk. Huh! Different strokes and all that.
- "Farm-to-bowl" dog food exists, and surprise! It's "quite expensive."
- Serious Eats gives the jealousy-inducing road-food travelogue treatment to a place called Hot Dog Charlie's (totally relevant) in upstate NY that serves mini dogs! And then I realize that it's like 20 miles shy of where my sister lives. And then I feel like kind of a dumb, bad person for considering 'visiting family' as a guise just to eat road dogs, and also we technically do have hot dogs in Pennsylvania, so... oh well.
- Bonus: here are a few stray photos I wanted to use for this post but didn't: a dog sharing his food with a rooster! An old ad for something called doggie donuts!
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