Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Not Just for the Employees


I just finished this book:

Typhoid Mary: An Urban Historical by Anthony Bourdain

That's the Anthony Bourdain of Kitchen Confidential fame. Fascinating book, but that chef to chef connection (Mary Mallon aka Typhoid Mary was a cook) made it almost unbearable to be in a restaurant last night.

Please, please, please wash your hands! Everyone! Wash 'em good!

Here's exciting news for the jewelry loving, germ-fearing public:
The Jewelry Box Germ-Killer
"A horde of biotech companies are developing products that use silver as an antibacterial, CNN reports. Apparently the same substance that is used to make jewlery and coins kills germs by bonding to bacteria on the ionic level and preventing it from reproducing."
Read more here.


Bobble Bee said...

You just finished?? wow!! That was fast. Im going to take it form the library as soon as i finish the one im involved with right now.
BTW yesterday was great to meeting you :)

In Yr Fshn said...

It's a short book and a really good read. I think you'll like it! It was, of course, wonderful to meet you!

Brian in Mpls said...

It was a great book:)

WendyB said...

It is just freaking me out that a chef chose this topic to write about. You have to wonder if there was a specific incident that inspired him.

In Yr Fshn said...

Brian: I totally agree!

Wendy: He talks about it in the foreword, about what being a chef is like and how he empathized with her. He's actually a pretty awesome writer. Very colloquial in tone.