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 […]


Food Flavored Artist: “Summer Sun” by Slow Down Molasses

Saskatoon, Canada is often referred to as “Bridge City” because it has eight different bridges that cross the Saskatoon River. In other circles the city has become known as Paris of the Prairies, Science City, Toontown, S’toon, the Hub City and POW City (for potash, oil and wheat). The place might need a new nickname soon as hometown musical act Slow Down Molasses is about to take […]


Artist’s Cookbook: Natural Fruit Jello Courtesy of Allison Strong

Howdy-ho everyone its Tender Branson back with another…whoa, what’s that weird looking force field thing? Let me just step in and <wavy lines appear>. Hey, this looks like my elementary school cafeteria circa 1986. Who is that amazing looking kid over there with the two foot high mohawk and the word vegan freshly Sharpied on his wrist? Oh wait, that’s me. I observe as Bobby Barfknuckles, the smartest […]


Food Flavored Album Review: We Were Promised Jetpacks’ Unravelling

We Were Promised Jetpacks brand new album Unravelling (comes out tomorrow via FatCat) sounds a lot like a Baked Apple Cider Donut with Pomegranate Glaze. At their essence, these donuts are so much more complex than the typical sugary “breakfast” snacks that are sold in stores. They are an ideal blend of sweet, sour, spicy and sharp. Unravelling is a lot like that. Unlike its predecessors, These Four […]


Listen: Last Breaths from Ekkoes, Kimono, Josef Salvat, Join the Riot and Dinosaur Feathers

Firecracker tofu, fried rice served over top a loud procession of: London based Ekkoes make arty synth pop that is both beautiful and catchy. Take, for instance, new single “Last Breath”. On the art side of things, it speaks of love, dying, and saying you’re sorry before it is too late. It reminds me of many a tragic literay figures. Catchy is the chorus of “if this […]


Cook: Firecracker Tofu Over Vegetable Fried Rice

Firecracker Tofu. I’d like to say that this dish came from somewhere cool like a llama raising shepherd I met at Chuck E. Cheese or a Vegan glass blower making stained glass windows for St. Micheal’s Cathedral. Unfortunately it came from somewhere darker. An absolute obsession that nearly broke J-Fur and I up. The story goes like this: After graduating from college and hanging around Chicago […]


Listen: Carving the Fat Heaven, Little Daylight and Friends and Mating Ritual

Yo, radish carver! Create some art to this: I could carve anything to Fat Heaven’s “Liar and a Thief” which I liken to a mud puddle. Dirty as hell, full of things that you can easily catch and be infected with and able to provide you minutes of top notch entertainment. If only everything was this cheap, easy and fun. One of my favorite tracks […]


Cook: Radish and Pesto Crostini

I don’t mean to be such a humble bragger but I was contacted a few week’s ago by the National Radish Council for a bit of an impossible mission. The council had mistakenly been commissioned by the United States government to try and improve relationships between Mexico and the US. They tried to give the money back insisting that they were just a vegetable and […]


Spaghetti is Love

According to Medindia about 1.80 people die every second. That’s more than a hundred people a minute. Most of the time we don’t give these deaths a thought. The world keeps turning. The meat grinder keeps grinding. The race keeps being run. But every once in a while one of those 1.80 deaths hits close to home and, for a few moments, our own personal […]