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Saturday, March 31, 2007

Ithaca Food: Weekly Contest for First Week of April

The answer to last week's question - how long do scientists say we have until we reach the "tipping point" of global warming, at which point it becomes irreversible? - is, ten years. This is why the town of Woodstock has voted to reduce net carbon emissions by the town to zero within ten years (see earlier Ithaca Blog posting).

Winners were Eileen T. and Jim L., both of Ithaca. They win $10 gift certificates to Small World Music.

This week's contest derives from a bit we heard on NPR this morning, about a British magazine article on 50 foods one should eat before dying, or something like that. Slightly morbid and excessive, we know, so we decided to adapt the proposition a bit for this week's contest activity:

Name a food that you get from a particular place in Ithaca that you think a visitor to Ithaca should definitely sample - or, for that matter, other residents should relish (so to speak).

Need an example? How about the chocolate souffle cake at Just A Taste?

We will randomly select, from among all entries, a winner for a $10 gift certificate to Small World Music. Send your entry directly to Small World Music at

Entries will be accepted all week, and winners announced next Saturday (7 April). Then we think we will go out and review and report all the entries for Ithaca Blog. Tough work, but someone's got to do it.

Steve Burke
for Ithaca Blog

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