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 […]


Food Flavored Song of the Day: Turnip by Baby Baby

Behind every worthwhile band there are a couple of suits willing to do whatever it takes to make a buck or two. The suits who serve Baby Baby pulled them aside earlier this year and suggested a bit “more cowbell.” Baby Baby knew exactly what they meant. They also knew that when a suit suggests something you try to make it happen. Enter “Turnip”, the band’s newest single. […]


Click: Vegan Cannibals and Zombies, Shellacked Sprinkles, Black Bean Big Mac and Other Things That Caught My Eye This Week

Last week my elevator stopped on these floors: Articles: Plant Based Restaurant About to Take Root in Tampa (thanks DB for the heads up) Dottie’s Doughnuts (Vegan Doughnuts and Coffee) Taking Hold in Philly Ho Hum, NYC Named Most Vegan Friendly City by PETA, Tampa Least (Ok, not really but…) PETA Wants Accused Cannibal Fed a Vegan Diet Vegan Treats Pulls Sprinkles From Doughnuts Due to […]