via flickr/Claus Rebler
Apparently, most people don't think humans can eat millet, or else they're just terrified by new things. And I guess that's just people, but it seems weird to me when framed in a way that opposes scary millet to beloved quinoa, as in this post from NPR's The Salt blog. You guys! Quinoa is so much weirder than millet! Quinoa has a tail, ferchrissakes. It also has a pretty assertive, love-it-or-hate-it smell and flavor—my mother would be happy to wrinkle up her nose and tell you all about that anytime. (To be clear, nothing I'm saying here should be taken as a negative about quinoa; I like it just fine.) Millet is just an unassuming, mild-flavored little thing that asserts itself about as strongly as couscous. No one is scared of couscous, right?
Millet can go mushy on you fairly quickly (as can any grain, really, but millet is more given to it, maybe because of its tiny size), but try cooking it this way: dry toast the grains for a couple of minutes first, then add liquid and, like rice, bring it up to a boil, reduce to a simmer, cover and cook until it's dry and fluffable. Depending on your desired result, you can add liquid in a ratio of 2:1 liquid-to-millet—or even 1:1, which is actually how I prefer it, but I may be in the minority there. (Many recipes will give a 3:1 water-millet ratio, so maybe you'll want to add even more liquid, if you want to wait longer to eat a mushier dinner.)
Eater offers up a headline so inevitable it could almost have been said to have written itself before time began: "Ilan Hall is Opening a Restaurant in an Urban Outfitters" in Williamsburg. The only thing unexpected about any of this is that anyone could even feign confusion about how Hall's place could fit in amongst all those "ironic graphic tees." Has the man not prominently enough displayed his continued (into 2013!!) affection for jauntily perched trucker hats? Did we not all see him wearing camouflage capri pants with a red plaid shirt on that one episode of Knife Fight? (Fair enough, I may be the only person who saw that or at least is willing to own up to it.)
I did give a quick glance around for a good shot of the outfit in question, and I didn't find one, but this picture is great (thanks, The Braiser!) and shows off the top half; I trust you can supply your own mental camo capris.
Finally, Serious Eats tells you why you have coffee breath and how to avoid it—but you probably already know the answers (drink water, chew gum or whatever) so that is not the real reason to go check out the post. Instead, go over there for advice on licking and sniffing your own hand, and for one of the very most disturbing photos I've ever seen on a food blog or anywhere. Ever wondered what it would look like if you drowned in your own vomit and instead of helping you, someone crafted latte art with the foamy bile filling your mouth and dribbling down your unresponsive face? Don't worry! Serious Eats has the answer to literally everything!
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