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Singing the praises of food stamps

I’m not interested in getting into the politics of food, especially with the elections warming up. But this little ditty just screams GOP/ Teabagger opportunity to slam anyone who argues against their platform.  Watching this gave me flashes of Regan and his “Welfare Queen” campaign. While Regan’s GOP  had to engineer sh*t to cause and create fear among voters, now … Continue reading

Moo & Oink to hit the chopping block

UPDATE: The Chicago Tribune is reporting that  potential buyers may step up  8/29/2011. Growing up in the 80s, I knew it was summertime on the South side of Chicago when a couple of things happened: a certain blue ice cream truck started appearing in my neighborhood, watching car clubs on their way to the Dan Ryan Forest Preserve, … Continue reading

Rahmbo brags on what he’s done.

Truth be told, Rahm Emanuel outlining his first 100 days on a big poster board missed a few things. Like gold stars, that said it’s ‘effin golden! Today, WBEZ’s Natalie Moore reports on food deserts and interviewed Emmanuel about this “complex, un-sexy policy problem.” Click here to listen. 

News: Groupon Gets into Groceries

Today, two local coupon websites have announced, along with Groupon, are getting into business of groceries. The plan is to add grocery coupons  to daily deals. So as you surf for $49 teeth-whitening deals, you can stop on the way home and pickup, perhaps, $20 in coffee for $10. I have no clue as to what direction Groupon is … Continue reading

News: Now Cooking for Two

Out of the frying pan into divorce court goes famous UK chef Heston Blumenthal. HuffPo is reporting (or is that linking to reports) Blumenthal left his wife of 22 years for a Nigella Lawson knockoff notably known for her single’s only cookbook, The Pleasure is All Mine. Currently ranking at #103,906  on Amazon, Suzanne Pirret is being referred to … Continue reading

Good Cookbooks Are Like Good Porn

“It is a matter of physics, a scientific fact that the human body reacts in very similar ways when anticipating food and sex. Capillaries swell, lips and membranes become engorged, saliva thickens and the pulse rises. It’s no accident that the two pleasures have become… confused.”— Anthony Bourdain, No Reservations, Food Porn special Two weekends ago, I … Continue reading

News: Whole F*&K (You)

We’ve all been there. Working for bosses and companies that suck the last of our patience. Sometimes it’s us and our own baggage mixed in with the bullstuff.  And sometimes it’s totally on them. Either way, I can bet that anyone who’s quit or been fired would love to have the last blast say.  And … Continue reading

News: Afterbirth- It’s New White Meat.

When did baby showers become mundane and passé? Lisa Fortin is one of the rare people who makes a living by cooking, but never actually tastes what’s in her pot. That’s because Fortin, the founder of Placenta Healing Arts in Brooklyn, is part of a small, but growing profession that cooks placentas for new moms and … Continue reading

Time Management +Global Warming= Sunny Side Up Eggs?

This week has been hotter than the Devil’s snot. Not that I’m really going to complain when I think about Snowmageddon 2011 earlier this year. While I’ve been sweating more than a crackhead at a church revival in my house, I came across this interesting little piece by Southtown Star columnist Donna Vickroy. She attempts to cook an … Continue reading

News: Woman Tries To Sell Her Baby At Taco Bell For $500

If Rupert Murdoch really wanted to make people happy, he’d create a newspaper that just reported on the weird shit that people do and cooking.  In today’s news, a Vancouver, Washington woman has been accused of offering to sell her 3-day-old son at a southwest Washington Taco Bell. The “Think outside the bun” slogan takes … Continue reading

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