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Click: Getting High on Protein Bars, Naked Activists Celebrate World Vegan Day, Butternut Squash Biscuits and Gravy, Cookbook Cultural Appropriation and Other Things That Garnered a Second Look This Week

Oh boy. These last two weeks have been doozies. Try these on for size: Articles: Minneapolis Siblings Raising Money for First Vegan Butcher Shop Naked Activists Mark World Vegan Day in Trafalgar Square Find Vegan Professionals at Newly Launched Vegan Pages Petitioning Ben & Jerry’s to Create a Vegan Version Healthy Vegan Snacks Inspired by the Cannibalism in the Walking Dead Thug Kitchen Authors Canceling […]

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Cook: Tomate El Pan and Cream of Roasted Bell Pepper Soup

Have you seen that commercial for a major insurance company where a guy is chatting with an agent early in the morning and his wife comes down from bed and thinks she catches him getting his hanky panky on? Well something very similar happened to me last week. I was flipping through Village Voice’s Hundred Favorite Dishes and came across the Pan Con Tomate from Casa Mono. It was […]

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Cook: Beet Ravioli

One of my most vivid memories from the preteen era of my life is gallivanting through the metropolis of Newville, Pennsylvania with a large spray paint can in hand. On any surface I could find, and there were like five buildings in Newville so I had quite a selection, I painted my favorite slogan, “You don’t turn your back on one of your own” (yes Mister Policeman, I did […]

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Artist’s Cookbook: Marta’s Pescara Bruschetta Courtesy of Elam McKnight

In four previous albums West Tennessee native Elam McKnight has succeeded in accomplishing a number of things. His first release breathed life into the sometimes stale and tobacco stained “bar band” blues scene. The second one scored some blues chart time in both America and abroad. His third one earned a Best Blues Song award from the independent music awards. Each album met with more success and […]

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Cook: Foccacia with Rosemary, Tomatoes and Onions and Sundried Tomato and Asparagus Alfredo Pasta

Aw yes, the life of being a dad. It has been a great ride. Hard to believe that just yesterday Z-Bot hit the eleven month mark (and my good pal BH hit the 34(?) mark). Time has certainly flown by. It hasn’t all been easy. Some nights, worn out by all the demands I’ve placed on my young and supple body, I’ve had to resort to […]

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Cook: Cavatappi with Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Breadcrumbs

While everyone I know is going absolutely ballistic over the pumpkin spiced lattes, pumpkin donuts and deep fried pumpkin on a stick that are being served up in just about every food establishment that is worth a damn (and some that aren’t), I am saving my excitement for a different fall treat. It isn’t one that will be baked into a cupcake or stirred into […]

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Cook: Deep Dish Pizza

I was rifling through some old pictures yesterday of my time in Chicago. Lying amongst the images of nerdy glasses, dyed hair, gay pride parades, jack boots, Vanilla Ice and bicycles, were numerous glamour shots of Chicago’s famous deep dish pizza. One tiny tear trickled down my cheek. It was simultaneously a reminder of what used to be and an ode to days gone past. A […]

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Where We Eat: Pazza Bistro

Pazza Bistro invited a group of bloggers to come by to taste their food offerings last Wednesday night. A brief internet search told me that I was probably heading to one of those darkly lit mom and pop pasta places that have red and white checkered tablecloths with waiters speaking bad Italian as they bring out huge portions of boxed pasta and multiple courses of […]

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Poor People, Pizza and the Dirty Nil

My pal from high school ran a 5k last weekend and then summoned his inner Adam Richman to compete in a pizza eating contest. Normally I make fun of people that run then splurge. You probably have seen them in line at your local ice cream shop. They are sweating profusely, with some designer bandana wrapped around their head, and they get to the counter […]

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