Friday, January 30, 2009

A few snacks

Cajun squirrel crisps. "What they're eating in Britain."

More food: Bacon pie, the story and all the pictures (via).

Which led indirectly to Chadzilla, a blog with pictures, oh, my, such pictures, of amazing food conjured by a group of chefs in Miami.

Which leads directly to Obama Foodorama: A Daily Diary of The Obama Foodscape, One Byte At A Time. Chadzilla says, "Everybody in the food industry should bookmark this site and read it daily." People not in the food industry might find something there as well. Top post this morning:

Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack: Millionaire, Subsidy Recipient

The Office of Government Ethics released Cabinet appointees' income reports this week, and the AP and AM Law Daily point out that Barack has surrounded himself with millionaire lawyers in his admin, including Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack.

A two-term former Iowa governor, last year Vilsack's income included $300,000 from the global law and lobbying firm Dorsey and Whitney in Des Moines, Iowa; $100,000 consulting for MidAmerican Energy; $63,000 from Iowa State University; and $55,000 from other sources, including honoraria, a fellowship, a director's fee and consulting. In addition, he and his wife have $500,000 to $1 million in farmland that yielded $15,000 to $50,000 in rent.
There's more. So it's not all recipes, over there, by a long shot.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Vilsack has certainly pulled in some money. This is just another rich attorney Obama has chosen to be around him.

My greater concern with Vilsck is his history of lack of transparency and ethics. Both of which Obama says he wants in his administration, but his actions do not reflect it.

Dixie Burkhart
Facts Don't Matter