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Listen: Young Romance, Death Team and Lady Low

A gigantic bag of green bean, water stained cashews and almond crusted shallots taste best when spiced with: What if moments before Bette Midler went off to record a song for the Beaches soundtrack she had loaded up on vegan green bean casserole? I guarantee she would’ve been less torture elementary school kid in chorus class “Wind Beneath My Wings” and more I want to lie […]

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Cook: Vegan (Paleo Friendly) Green Bean Casserole

I try my hardest to treat my classroom like an airport. No bags left unattended or the hammer falls. I’m talking TSA, FBI, ATF, Girl Scouts, I’ll call them all in just to bring the threat level down to zero. I hate to be the bearer of bad news but, mommas, you can’t trust those elementary school kids. Who knows what kinds of things might be hiding […]

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Where They Eat: Night Lights and Pad Thai Cafe

I can’t say I know a whole lot about Boston’s eating scene. I mean I’ve spent about twelve hours in the city on two separate trips. One visit revolved around a baseball game that was played under such a hard rain that it left my desire to explore the food culture of the city somewhere around zilch. The other visit was cut short by a banishment. […]

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Click: Feral Cats Get Bachelor Pads, Growing Milk in Labs, Whole Foods Gets Political, Beautiful Poetry and Other Things That Garnered Some Attention Last Week

There were some really disturbing stories and hoaxes that hit the news circuit this week. Thank God for the world of veganism where no one tried to kill anyone. Oh, wait. I forgot about Whole Foods. Here is that, and other stories, that caught my eye this week. Happenings: Jessica Chastain Buys Her Mom a Vegan Food Truck Why not lab grown milk? Whole Foods […]

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Food Flavored Song: Honey by Bruising

There was this creepy guy that lived down the road from us during my childhood. He had a barn that was always locked. I swore it was full of corpses, like Leatherface kind of action. It was so bad anytime he made barbecue, I abstained. One day when he was out of town I snuck into his garage through a back window. What I found […]

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Listen: Mannequins, Pitt the Elder, Jameson and As Elephants Are

These are some songs I would love to meet over a plate of back alley pasta: Do they eat much pasta in France? I don’t know. I don’t really care. This pasta is a ballsy take on anchovies. Who am I kidding, it completely takes anchovies out of the equation in favor of seaweed and fancy soy sauce. Ballsy enough for you? Anyway, the pasta […]

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Cook: Back Alley Pasta

I spent a large portion of my childhood in the back alleys. These alleys were dim, smoked cigarettes by the carton and blasted Billy Ray Cyrus from their speakers. They had big hair with lots of hairspray, rolled pants and coffee that came from vending machines. They also sold french ticklers and other weird sex items in the bathroom. I watched North Carolina lose in the […]

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Food To Record To: In Studio with D.O.N.S

One of the central pieces to the Branson family Thanksgiving dinner this year was a vegan green bean casserole topped with almond encrusted shallots. Oh doggie! Its been four days since Thanksgiving came and went and I still can’t stop thinking about that dish. What I wouldn’t give to have another plateful in front of me right now. My index finger? Possibly. My left ear? Definitely. My […]

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Where We Eat (and drink): Naga Tea

Thanksgiving is a time of gluttonous delight for most Americans. We overeat to the point of discomfort and then spend the days afterwards wallowing in the aftereffects of our poor decisions. This year, I preplanned better than in the past. I went on a diet. A tea diet. It worked like this. Eat no breakfast, drink a tea filled with boba for a lunch time meal, […]

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