Cook: Tamari-Lime Tempeh and Rice with Edmame and Corn

“…the whole shebang owes less to Murphy’s LCD Soundsystem than to Vampire Weekend, from whom Win Butler and co. most likely learned to use their passport stamps as musical inspiration without coming across (well, to most people, anyway) as craven imperialist marauders. (You gotta admit that syncing their full-album, pre-release-stream lyric video to the 1959 Brazilian flick Black Orpheus is some impressively zealous trolling.)” -Rob […]


Listen: Back to Life with FMLYBND, Dangerous the Dog and Will and the Won’ts

FMLYBND took a brief hiatus. Some people have suggested it is due to a meddling midget man. Other’s say it has to do with the band wanting to reformat themselves and start working with producer Eric Palmquist (he of Bad Suns and Wavves fame). I’m not sure who to believe in this instance…In the grand scheme of things, where they’ve been isn’t nearly as important […]


Cook: Artichoke Po’ Girl Sandwich with Roasted Red Pepper Remoulade

Z-Bot curled up on my lap the other night, turned her little blue eyes towards my face and gave me the look. Anyone who is a parent knows exactly what I’m talking about when I say the look. It is that moment when your child asks, without uttering a sound, for you to tell them a good story. I bit into my latest creation, a […]

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What’s Cooking with Mario from Epic Proportions Tour?

It all started with an old school bus and some used vegetable oil. That, and a crazy idea dreamed up by a musician and former artist manager. Why don’t we make some waves in the music industry and take music to the people who need it by gathering up young, local, unsigned bands and sending them out on tour to do some free shows at colleges, high schools and […]


Food Flavored Song: Dumb For You by Hoodie Allen

“You go home at midnight and stay out until breakfast.” Hoodie Allen’s “Dumb For You” caught me a bit off guard. I’m a fan of Hoodie’s style of blended hip hop with lyrics that are closer to being sung than they are to being spit. While “Dumb For You” still features some singing hip hop, it is the pop flare created by the funky guitar riff and booming 808’s […]

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Food To Record To: In Studio with Buchanan

When I was just a wee lad preparing to run off to the local recording studio and drop some Chocolate Covered Gerbils’ tracks, my mama always made sure I didn’t leave without a gourmet bagged lunch in my hand. As she handed it to me she would tussle my hair, kiss my cheek and say “Recording on an empty stomach is bound to make your […]


Listen: Nearly Perfect Hooks from Seinabo Sey, Caotico, Skizzy Mars and Lincoln Jesser

Stir-fried rice and bacon flavored chickpeas work best when prepared to: Swedish pop/soul artist Seinabo Sey’s “Pistols at Dawn” is one of those songs that just causes a person to pause and listen. I’m talking the world stops type of deal. This is in large part to the stunning vocal display that Seinabo puts on. Her voice is an instrument itself which ranges from the powerful howl that backs the chorus […]


Cook: “Bacon” Chickpea Fried Rice

I imagine it went down something like this: On Halloween Night 2009, a Cleveland girl gang known as the Chickpeas rounded up their throng of members and decided to cash in on the internet’s love of bacon. Each underling dressed up as a slab of bacon while the leader, Cherry Pit, played the part of a pig. The girls piled into their cars and drove into the suburbs for […]


Click: Male Pole Dancers, Vegan Meat Stands, Short Little Summer Love Songs, Carrageenan Gets the Axe and More Things That Caught My Eye This Week

This stuff was so worth getting my panties in a bunch: Articles: Vegan Meat Stand Seeing Some Success in Minneapolis Cleveland City Council Passes Meatless Monday Resolution Carrageenan getting the axe in some soy milk brands National Male Pole Dancing Champion Crowned….and he’s a Vegan! Recipes: Baked Broccoli Burgers from One Green Planet Grilled Peach Edmame Salad from Eat Spin Run Repeat Blueberry Pie from The Whinery Raw Korean BBQ Tacos from The […]