I can’t offer you great handicapping tips this year, but I CAN offer you great food. And drink.
THE Derby Pie
- 1/4 cup butter (melted and cooled)
- 1 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup flour
- 2 eggs, beaten (room temperature)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 cup chocolate chips (semi sweet)
- 1 cup chopped pecans
- 1 nine-inch unbaked pie shell
- Mix sugar and flour, then add in butter and other ingredients.
- Pour in unbaked pie shell and bake at 350° for 35 minutes.
ALE-8-ONE SLUSH (aka, Mint Juleps are gross, and this is a great substitute)
- 6- 12 ounce bottles of Ale-8-One (or ginger ale style beverage)
- 3/4 cups Kentucky bourbon
Pour Ale-8-one in a sauce pan, bring to a boil. Cook until reduced by half, about 15- 20 minutes. Remove pan from burner and add bourbon. Once the liquid has cooled, transfer to freezer safe container and place in the freezer. When ready to serve, allow the mixture to thaw until slushy, place in a blender to reincorporate.
A significant portion of what Whole Foods sells is based on simple pseudoscience. And sometimes that can spill over into outright anti-science (think What Doctors Don’t Tell You, or Whole Foods’ overblown GMO campaign, which could merit its own article). If scientific accuracy in the public sphere is your jam, is there really that much of a difference between Creation Museum founder Ken Ham, who seems to have made a career marketing pseudoscience about the origins of the world, and John Mackey, a founder and CEO of Whole Foods Market, who seems to have made a career, in part, out of marketing pseudoscience about health?
Well, no—there isn’t really much difference, if the promulgation of pseudoscience in the public sphere is, strictly speaking, the only issue at play. By the total lack of outrage over Whole Foods’ existence, and by the total saturation of outrage over the Creation Museum, it’s clear that strict scientific accuracy in the public sphere isn’t quite as important to many of us as we might believe. Just ask all those scientists in the aisles of my local Whole Foods.