My nephews Nic and Chapin have launched a new website, www.menuvore.com. Their aim is to build the biggest menu in the world. They invite people to post reviews, not of restaurants, but of individual dishes. I admit that when they first explained it to me, it didn’t make much sense at all. But after using the site this weekend and posting some of my favorite foods from my hometown, I understand the genius of their idea.
When I am traveling on business or pleasure, finding a restaurant is a bit of a chore. While there are lots of restaurant reviews out there, those reviews often don’t do a good job telling me what is good on the menu. Menuvore aims to do that. Who has the best pork buns in New York City (quick, somebody write a review of the pork buns at the Momofuku Noodle Bar. They are awesome.) As people around the world share their favorite dishes, I think this site will become a traveler’s essential companion.
Came across this wonderful documentary on the making of the stop action movie Wallace & Grommit’s “A Matter of Loaf and Death.” Nick Park at Aardman Animations has a genius that has earned him four Academy Awards. “A Matter of Loaf and Death” was nominated for an Academy Award in 2010.
Paris 26 Gigapixels is now online. Stitching together 2,346 photos, the site gives you a breathtaking high definition panaoramic view of Paris. You can visit the site by clicking here. Below is a video introduction to the site. But why waste time on the video when you can visit the site itself. It is pretty cool.
“You can know how satisfied somebody is with their life and that really doesn’t teach you much about how happily they are living their life.” David Kahneman
David Kahneman‘s TED talk on the differences between the remembering self and the experiencing self is fascinating. Kahneman, a Nobel Laureate, is a founder of the school of behavioral economics.