“A problem with the way South Koreans drink is that they drink fast to get drunk fast”

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And the award for country that drinks the most goes to South Korea, who as a whole average 13.7 shots of booze per week. Americans in comparison average a paltry 3.3 shots per week.

Artist Eats: Hilary Pecis

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For this installment of “Artist Eats,” we asked Hilary Pecis to share her favorite place to eat. Hilary is a Los Angeles-based artist whose work is a depiction of landscapes influenced by Internet, television and other media sources. With an interest and focus on the interchangeability of images and the capability to perceive and ignore them, Pecis draws attention to how we are conditioned by the media’s overwhelming supply of information. Continue reading for her answer.

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Nu Liife

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Our weekly comic by Andrew Jeffrey Wright / @ajw4ever

For those of you in need of Valentine’s Day cards, AJW just made some.

European Eating Habits

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Monochrome Breakfast by Fabienne Plangger

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Mouthwatering

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Because We Need Everything

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SOSU Barrel-Aged Sriracha

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The Davy Crockett

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This “more” grilled cheese sandwich—with venison sausage gravy, pepper jack cheese and hot sauce on a biscuit—is the sexiest thing I’ve seen since Wednesday’s muse.

Zio / @zioxla

The New Standard for Year-end Bonuses

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One boss in China has figured out a new way to determine how much of a year-end bonus each employee will receive. It involves drinking him under the table. An employee of the unnamed company explained that at the beginning of their year-end banquet, the man-in-charge “placed a pile of banknotes on the table before announcing workers would receive bonuses based on how much they could drink.” Now you’d think this would be weird and unfair to lightweights, however the boss explained the reasoning, and it’s more for conditioning than anything else; “much of the company’s business success was rooted in employees being able to hold their liquor with clients.” So, there you go.

 

Those Greasy Bastards…

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69% of “Made in Italy” olive oil that is available in our markets isn’t made in Italy, and isn’t really 100% olive oil.

Noodle Season

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Every week until it’s warm again, we’ll be showing off various noodle soups around NYC.

Deli Ramen at Dassara

Chicken broth served with diced celery, matzo balls, locally-sourced Canadian-style smoked meat and soft-poached egg.

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“Teff: the ultimate gluten-free crop!”

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Ethiopia is seeing a slight economic boost thanks to health fanatics who are fueling western demand for the ancient super grain Teff.

Artist Eats: Ala Ebtekar

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For this installment of “Artist Eats,” we asked Ala Ebtekar to share his favorite place to eat. Ala is a San Francisco-based artist known for his work in painting, drawing and installation, which explore the juncture between history and myth, forging a multi-faceted project that melds Persian mythology, science, philosophy and pop culture. Continue reading for his answer.

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