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Listen: Inky Jack, Black Honey, The Chainsmokers and Passport to Stockholm

When you’ve got OPP (Other People’s Pupusa) on the brain and can’t function, try a bit of these to refocus your energy: Inky Jack is great at making indie rock songs that are hypnotic. I’m not talking hypnotic like the blue screen on a television, I’m thinking hypnotic in the way a muddy stream hitting a rock is. There is dirt and water and silt flowing […]

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Cook: Salvadoran Pupusa

Every country seems to have their own version of dough stuffed with a combination of veggies, meat and/or cheese. Mexico has the gordita. Italy has the calzone. Arepas can be found in Panama, Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, Colombia and Venezuela. In the US, we have…uh, Hot Pockets? The Salvadoran version is called a Pupusa. If I am remembering my high school Uto-Aztecan language class correctly “Pupusa” means octopus. […]

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Where We Eat: The Old Spanish Sugar Mill Grill and Griddle House

“From the death of the old the new proceeds, and the life of truth from the death of creeds.” -John Greenleaf Whittier In 1961, a once illustrious sugar mill standing adjacent to Deleon Springs was at the brink of demolition. The “old building” had been vacant for some time and many people were ready to see it go. But, as John Greenleaf Whittier suggested above, out of […]

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Click: ILVTOFU, Will Go Vegan for Paid Water Bills, Take Me to Church, Chasing Rubies, Cheeseburger Oats and Other Things That Caught My Eye This Week

In the land of instant gratification and information overload, these are the things that caused me to stop and take a moment: News Articles: How to Date a Vegan Detroit Woman Goes Vegan to Pay Her Water Bill I Love Tofu License Plate Denied for “Dirty” Reasons Recipes: Preserved Lemons from the Healthy Foodie Raw Vegan Chocolate Blackberry Ice Cream Sandwich from Sometimes I Veg […]

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What’s (Not) Cooking with Lewis Hurrell (Volume 2): Green Goddess Salad Dressing

A few weeks back Lewis Hurrell invited us into his kitchen to show us the secrets of his raw chocolate which he paired nicely with his synth-pop tune “Ordinary Life.” Not one to rest on his raw keys, Lewis is again making things happen in the kitchen and the control room. In the kitchen, Lewis continues to not cook. This time his rawness takes the […]

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Listen: Curried tracks from herMajesty, Strangeheart, KNDR and Osca

Nothing conjures up steaming bowls of quinoa stew like: JP, lead singer of NYC’s herMajesty, has always had a thing about finding beauty in small little snippets of time and space and putting them to music. Each single seems to push, if I may borrow from the band name, the “majesty” of his (and his bandmates) preservation of these moments farther and farther along the continuum of emotion. Deeper and […]

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Food Pairing 101: What Goes With Veganomicon’s Baked Potato and Greens Soup?

Scene 1 The kitchen. Tender Branson enters from the left side. He is visibly agitated and vigorously waving his hand in front of his noise. Tender: Good goddamn man. Why does it smell like fish in here? I’m going to have to remedy that. Tender shuffles around in some cabinets and pulls out a big pot. He grabs a copy of Veganomicon from his bookshelf and then […]

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Artist’s Cookbook: Fish Balls by Ívar Páll Jónsson (1000th Post)

“Fish don’t usually have balls, but this is an Icelandic recipe for fish balls.” -Ívar Páll Jónsson In his book 101 Brilliant Quips From an Icelandic Songwriter (not yet written but I assure you it is coming) Icelandic artist Ívar Páll Jónsson provided us with the above quote. This is an important tidbit because, in a bit of an informal survey I just conducted at my local grocery […]

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Cook: Curried Quinoa and Tomato Stew

Sometime in the mid-2000’s people began expelling their former lover gluten from the bedroom. They were sick and tired of the name calling, the fat jokes and the physical swelling of their belly (gluten seems to become physical when it gets angry). While still recovering from the break-up, the complete protein of quinoa stealthily began seducing everyone hoping to take gluten’s place. It worked. Now, despite the fact […]

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