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Listen: Covers by Beta Wolf and Femme, Originals by Action Item and Lyke Giants

In one hand I’ve got a pile of walnuts pretending to be taco meat. In the other I’ve got: Beta Wolf pretending to be the Pixies. Take the original, dial up the instrumental intensity, throw in a little bit of atmospheric vocals, add some emphasis to koi koi and you’ve got a tidy little 10,000 calorie salad as we wait for Beta Wolf’s main course. They have […]

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Cook: Walnut “Taco” Salad

“A culinary creation that baffles the human mind. A 12,000 calorie salad.” -Bud Light Real Men of Genius Commercial You may remember from 1998 to 2008, Bud Light ran a series of commercials aimed at highlighting the men who work in overlooked professions or those who had out of the norm character traits. These included such important men as Mr. Paranoid of the Ocean Guy, […]

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Four for the Fourth: The Tiki Terrier with Disco Fries, Beautiful Small Machines, Cold Beer & Broads and Creo

I’ve often wondered why the ladies haven’t come back with their own version of “Girls Gone Wild” to show that this conversation doesn’t have to be one sided. While perusing through the EBAY porn section last weekend, I thought I had finally found their response. Seems Holly Schmidt and Allan Penn, who I assumed were top notch wiener movie directors, had filmed a production called “Wieners Gone […]

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Food Flavored Song: Sleep Forever by Black Honey

Numerous university articles, none of which I plan on finding and citing, show that the darker the honey the higher the concentration of antioxidants. It truly is the sweet taste of darkness. What does that mean about “Sleep Forever”, the new single from English band Black Honey? It means that after just a few listens your body will begin to delay cell damage. I should know. […]

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Listen: Little Tastes Courtesy of White Arrows and Little May

While I tried to rid my refrigerator of unwanted condiments, here is what was playing through my speakers: When I think of tasting items, I usually am thinking about food. Not everyone shares this thought process though. Exhibit number one, White Arrows. With a new single titled “I Want A Taste”, it might be easy to assume they were referring to my latest kitchen creation. […]

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Cook: Tomato, Gomasio and Arugula Mayo on Cibatta (AKA The Fine Art Sandwich)

Last weekend I opened my refrigerator and broke down crying. It was an absolute mess. My greatest piece of art, my life’s work, my version of the Mona Lisa was teetering on the edge of complete and utter ruin. Right then and there I took it upon myself to do something drastic. I began throwing out condiments. Anything over a year old hit the garbage can. […]

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Click: “Vegan” Parenting Gets a Bad Rap, Cronuts, Chicken and Waffle Dairy Free Donuts, Boxed Wine Leads to Remission and Other Things That Caught My Eye This Week

With all the moving and soccer and goodbye dinners, I still found time to enjoy a bit of this: Recipes 27 Vegan Pizzas to blow your mind (One Green Planet) Vegan Steak Sandwich (One Green Planet) Sesame Seed Bacon (Vegan Crunk) Strawberry Rhubarb Shortcake (Vegan Dad) Mixed Berry Crisp (the Chubby Vegetarian) *includes honey Vegan Cronuts (40 Aprons) Double Chocolate Cherry Chunk Bars (Blissful Basil) […]

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Where We Eat: Cigar City Brewpub

Every day after I’m done teaching I load onto a bus with six other raucous kids and am transported over to a martial arts practice center. Here I am part of a jujitsu group. I am the lowest member on the totem pole. There are kindergarten kids who can jui-jitsu better than me. This weekend we had a competition. Afterwards our best jui-jitsuer, Cassie, her friend […]

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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 […]