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December 18, 2010

Sandra Lee's Kwaanza Cake - the Rest of the Story

If you hate love love to hate Aunt Sandy, you know this cake.

An abomination made with all sorts of semi-edible crap, with bonus cornnuts, this cake is the epitome of all that is wrong with celebrity food media today. Tone-deaf, ugly, disgusting and just a bit of cultural offensiveness thrown in for good measure...that's the Kwanzaa Cake.

Here's what you don't know...

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June 25, 2010

Naked Mario Batali painting (and a bonus)

Friday night is upon us and I stumbled across my excuse for drinking this weekend: a painting of Mario Batali, naked! The artist, who goes by the 'nym Sketchy Folk was kind enough to let me post a picture (and a bonus) after the jump...

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May 15, 2010

notSoDeep Thoughts

You know how people always say you can get more flies with honey than vinegar? They really should try balsamic.

with apologies to Jack Handey

May 09, 2010

Betty White's Muffin on NPR on SNL

Somewhere, Alec Baldwin is plotting how to get Betty White into one of his Schweddy Balls spots.

October 14, 2009

A Modest Proposal to Feed the World

I adore Sarah Silverman for her ability to nail certain hypocrisies and absurdities in an almost sweet video. Here, she has a simple thought on how to feed the world. Audio definitely not safe for work - but funny as hell.

August 13, 2009

Bacon: One American’s Outrage

This post comes from Chris Perrin, who writes at Blog Well Done. One evening on twitter, Chris offered to write a guest post and I invited him to pick something he might not write for his own site. A few days later, Chris sent me this piece, convincing me that the simple instruction to 'write something you wouldn't post at your place' was a great way to elicit marvelous guest posts. When you are done reasing, stop by Blog Well Done and encourage Chris in antics like Fantasy Top Chef.

The following public service announcement comes to you from Blog Well Done and good, God fearing Americans everywhere.

There’s a threat out there, lurking in the grocery store and hiding in the hearts, refrigerators and arteries of American citizens.  It’s more disruptive to American values than even health care reform, which can only cause all of us to be happier and healthier.  Read my lips, no good will come of it.

But back to the matter at hand.  Some call this threat I speak of a silent killer.  Some find it thoroughly addictive.  Some call it delicious, delicious pork fat.  Everyone calls it: bacon.

That’s right bacon.

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April 22, 2009

Best use of flatbread in a musical number

The music selection is awesome and if you can't tell from the still shot above, the video is NOT safe for work.(direct link in case the embed does not work for you)

January 30, 2009

...but i digress

I am tempted to give this a newvoices tag and I'm going to claim an exception to my promise to myself not to drag this blog off-topic because TV is covering blogs and he just said something about blogs, but if you aren't watching The Colbert Report, you are missing some truly good stuff. If you hate what he's lampooning, you'll fall over laughing; if you love what he's lampooning, you'll still laugh out loud at his dead-on over-the-top delivery.

Folk who were in the Pacific Northwet while Almost Live! was on might be, as we were, reminded of Pat Cashman at his Uncle Buzz, 40 weight hair product best.

I now return you to your normal food blogging, already in progress.

January 21, 2009

An Obama wordle...and a hungry child

This has little to do with food, but I figure there must be one or two of you who are also word geeks, political geeks (oh yeah, everyone is a political geek this week!), or just plain curious. Besides, since breaking my arm, I have been mostly banished from the kitchen because, well, let's just say that when I cut an onion and cry, it's not about the Syn-propanethial-S-oxide.

So I have been reading a lot, watching endless political TV and playing on twitter just a bit. In the process, I have discovered all sorts of time-sucks, er, I mean cool and useful web tools, One of my favorites is Wordle,

Wordle, in case you have missed it, is this marvelous tool that lets you create custom word clouds using a piece of text, an RSS feed, or even someone's del.icio.us tags. It's a great way to get a quick impression of someone's writing, giving you a quick visual of the topics they address and an idea of their style.

A number of websites have started to use them to illustrate various things. One of my favorites is cookthink, which attaches one to its cookthink questionnaires, which uses a wordle of each person's RSS feed to give you a snapshot of the person being interviewed. Some of the wordles there have one or two clear favored topics, like Julie Biuso's champagne, or Carol Fenster's chocolate.(Note to self: bookmark their sites...)

One word that everyone uses a lot? "Favorite." That's good because it means people are writing about food they truly love. The interviews are interesting, too. Check them out if you haven't yet.

But that's not why we're here...

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August 18, 2008

Cumulus: tears of a cloud

Smell the molecular odorlessness, taste the atomic tastelessness!

from Do the Green Thing, an online community for people who want to mock wasteful drinking be more ecologically aware.

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