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Artist’s Cookbook: Black Forest Gateau by See Emily Play

See Emily Play is the stage moniker for 18 year old Emily Ireland. She is an artist who values her voice and piano playing abilities above anything else. Throw in lyrics that are influenced by her love of poetry and prose and it is no wonder that she has garnered comparisons to the raw energy of Patti Smith and the lyrical dexterity of Kate Bush. […]


Beer Barbecued Chiken with Sprite Biscuits Aged Perfectly with Sasha Raskin, the Jealous Sound and La Chansons

Everyone around me acts like a beer expert, yet I seem to know more than they do about what makes a truly fantastic beer. In the end a truly fantastic beer is one that is aged to perfection. This process takes at least two years. What you do is buy a six pack, put it in the back of your fridge and let it sit […]


Recipe Remix: Tropical Collards and Craig Finn

Those of you who have followed this blog since its inception (and let’s face it that’s no one) know that a few months ago it transitioned from a blogger cookie cutter dirt palace to a fat cow wind powered gravel track. I have my dear friend Michelle to thank for all of that. The other night I finally had a chance to thank her with […]


Tru Fam and Drunken Cheddar Soup

I used to think of cheddar as the cheese equivalent of vanilla. Both are decent enough dudes, good listeners, but not much in the way of adventure. If I’m going to go tagging or breaking and entering I’m going to call up smoked provolone or jalapeno jack to join me. That all changed the first time I got cheddar drunk. I remember it well, my […]


Where We Eat: Yummy House Chinese Bistro Carting out Tyred Eyes

Yesterday marked the end of the Year of the Rabbit and the beginning of the Year of the Dragon according to Chinese Astrology. To celebrate we joined some friends for dim sum at one of the two Tampa Chinese restaurants we frequent, Yummy House China Bistro. This was the first time I had visited Yummy House during dim sum. Normally my preference is China Yuan […]


Food Flavored Song of the Day: Blazin’ High by The World Famous Tony Williams (featuring Wale, Emilio Rojas and Macklemore)

“I’m like let’s roll, let’s roll. She’s like let’s go, let’s go. Have sex, watch Parks and Rec and in the morning I’ll make you some Eggos.” -Macklemore I really planned on just letting this song go. Sure I like it and all but I was beginning to become an all hip-hop all the time station posting everything that E-Dubble, Macklemore and Skizzy Mars does. […]


Lemon Pesto and Roasted Potatoes Flicked Off by Ceremony and The Black Catapult

After my wedding, the first time I had pesto was the best day of my life. Well there was my college graduation when the crowd booed me, that was pretty great too. Oh and I forgot when I met some of my best friends, can’t forget those days either. And the Fucked Up show…Let’s say the first time I ate pesto is in the top […]


Pizza Stuffed Pretzels Morphed by Re-Enactment and Lizette Lizette

When I was younger there were many Sunday afternoons that found me at Johnny’s Restaurant ordering a greasy hamburger and onion rings while in the company of my grandparents. Inevitably a group of Amish teens that were in the midst of rumspringa would come strolling in. These guys were usually “dressing English,” smoking cigarettes and chewing on some sort of stuffed pretzel. They’d head straight […]

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Simon Spire Food Manifesto and Coconut Collard Greens

If I learned anything from Ted Kaczynski it is that people love manifestos. This just served to reinforce it. People also love extremes. So last time it was the meat eating, Swedish “shoegaze electronic” innovators Fort Fairfield who “invited” you to the table in their Lonneberga cabin. This time it is Simon Spire, a vegan macrobiotic foodie who writes catchy alternative rock music while discovering […]