Pilfering, Deception and Patriotism: A Brief History of Pop-Tarts

A 1997 New York Times article by Florence Fabricant suggests that Pop-Tarts are the food that best defines the baby boom generation. She attributes this to them being “new fangled, convenient, sweet-tooth friendly and cheap”. Aside from defining a generation’s shortcomings in food form, Pop-Tarts have also had a very checkered past. This past includes pilfering, law suits, acts of heroism and public deception. Consider: *In […]


Food Flavored Album Review: Little Daylight’s Hello Memory

When I sit back and listen to Little Daylight’s debut full length Hello Memory (Capitol Records), I immediately start craving a Kung Pao Tofu Slider. This is not your Uncle Larry’s slapped together peanut butter and jelly on stale white bread horror show of a sandwich. The Kung Pao Tofu is the type of sandwich that makes your taste buds dance and twirl and cry out for more, long after […]


Listen: Earworms courtesy of LOLO, Baby Baby and Little Daylight

If sweet potato hash browns were served at a diner, what sound would they make? I would reckon: Based on how close LOLO is to YOLO, I wanted to hate her new song “Hit and Run”. She made it impossible. Best use of preacher’s son in years… *I just listened to it twice more to make sure it still gets my potatoes in a fried wad. It […]


Cook: Sweet Potato Hash Browns, Cauliflower Scramble and Breakfast Berry Pitas

I witnessed an interesting thing the other night at our local five and dime diner. I was sitting their eating a plate full of assorted pickles (wouldn’t you know the animal free choices are very slim around those parts) when in walked a guy who appeared to have stepped straight off of a movie set. He wore dark sunglasses with a fur half jacket wrapped […]


Food Flavored Video: Slowolf’s “Overdose”

I stumbled around the apartment this morning, still hungover from my evening of baby tears. In the dark I managed to kick the kitchen counter and break my toenail. Beneath it blood started to pool up in a blister. This was unlike any blister I had ever seen before, this one was colored red, white and blue. I smiled. Today was going to be a […]


Click: All Vegan Supermarkets and Elementary Schools, Rainbow Crotch Shots, John Hughes is High on Work Drugs, Pop Tarts with Real Fruit and Other Things That Made an Impression This Week

If I was an artist and painted impressionist era paintings (or made impressionist era music) you would find little bits of these in it: Recipes Fig Bars from Sprouted Kitchen Smooth and Creamy Coconut Butter from the Healthy Foodie Roasted Tofu from Vegan Dad Vegan Red Velvet Cake from Begin Vegan Begun Strawberry Oatmeal Breakfast Bowl from Oh My Veggies Vegan Strawberry Rhubarb Pop Tarts […]

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What’s Cooking With Timothy Cushing

This blog is named for the artistic endeavors of writing, cooking and photography and the age- old pastime of listening to music. Had I knew it was going to turn into a five year endeavor I might’ve put a little more time into succinctly saying what I meant. Oh well, its a mouthful. Of course, that’s what we like around here… It could’ve actually been worse. In […]


Food Pairing 101: What Goes Well With Vegan Cinnamon Rolls?

While I love fruit desserts dearly, there is absolutely no after dinner (or early morning) treat quite as sexy as a cinnamon roll. It all begins with that soft, warm, yeasty interior seasoned with a reasonable amount of sticky cinnamon. If you stopped there, things would be good enough. But a cinnamon roll keeps pushing the sugar envelope. It is then drizzled with gooey icing. Its a mess. […]

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Listen: Collaboratory Adventures from Aubergine MACHINE, Ykiki Beat, the Rest and Jack Garratt

Eat your meat and potatoes as cupcakes while enjoying the savory sounds of: This dish is a collaboration between potatoes and meatloaf. Basking in that same collaborative spirit is Aubergine MACHINE, a genre bending electronic pop band with total mainstream appeal. Aubergine MACHINE features the sounds of multi-platinum selling, world renowned producer Ian Carey and the vocals of new-comer Shanti Ellis. Both band members have travelled […]