22 September 2006

New category – food

Category: Cooking/Food,Site Updates — Posted by Michael at 2252

I figured that this blog doesn’t go in enough random directions, so I added another. 🙂

The new category is ‘Cooking/Food’. Cooking and food is one of my favorite hobbies. I just went back and added some of the old posts to the category, and i’ll be adding new ones in the future.


06 September 2006

Onion Goggles

Category: Cooking/Food,Interesting Links — Posted by Michael at 2032

I have just about the most sensitive eyes known to man. I also love to cook. This poses a problem when I have to chop onions. Luckily my knife skills are decent so I wind up chopping with my eyes closed. This, of course, is a bad idea!

Enter a good idea… Onion Goggles. Why didn’t I invent these? Thanks to Emeril’s blog, I found these. Too bad I can’t order a pair before I chop 9 pounds of peppers tomorrow for the luau!


21 May 2006

Ice cream stamps

Category: Cooking/Food,Interesting Links — Posted by Michael at 1939

Well, here’s something interesting. Licking stamps has never seemed like fun before, but now in Australia you can buy ice cream flavored stamps compliments of a deal between the Australian Postal Service and Haagen-Dazs.

Read more here.

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13 March 2006

What I Watch – Food Guru Moments

Category: Cooking/Food,Interesting Links — Posted by Michael at 1953

I love to cook, so this new video podacst is becoming one of my favorite short IPTV shows. It comes from an unlikely place. When you think of fine dining, Iowa is the first place that comes to mind, right? Ok, maybe not, but Peter Harman hosts Food Guru Moments and he is the owner and chef at Martini’s Grill in Burlington, Iowa. It’s a unique, fast-paced podcast that introduces one recipe per episode.

If I’m ever in Iowa (though I probably won’t be) I’d definately stop in and try his cooking!

Visit his site at www.foodguru.com.
Subscribe to the podcast at http://www.foodguru.com/podcast/xml.xml.

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15 February 2006

100×100 Burger

Category: Cooking/Food,Interesting Links — Posted by Michael at 2128

I’ve never had the pleasure if eating at an IN-N-OUT Burger. The closest one is about 3000 miles away. I did see some when I was in CA last year, but there just weren’t enough meals in the day. 😉

Anyway, there is one group of people who have not only eaten there, but ordered a 100 by 100 burger. That is a cheeseburger that consists of one bun with 100 beef patties and 100 slices of cheese. This site makes me think of the classic days of the Internet when the web was in its infancy and every odd and eccentric person posted their adventures. You know, just like the Project:Denny’s or the Home Depot Bet.

Check out the 100 by 100 burger at WhatUpWilly.com.

07 December 2005

Coffee soda is returning?

Category: Cooking/Food,Interesting Links — Posted by Michael at 1614

I doubt many of you remember Pespi Kona soda, but it was a coffee flavored cola that was test marketed in the Philadelphia region in the mid 1990’s. I though it was great, buta pparently I was alone because it never went into full production. (Learn more in this Honolulu Star Bulletin article from back in the day or from Wikipedia.)

Now, a new coffee flavored soda is coming out. Next year Coca-Cola will introduce Coke Blak. Read more here. I hope it’s nearly as good. (Even though I’m a Pepsi person.) We’ll see if they come out with a diet version.

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05 November 2005

Jesse James, restauranteur

Category: Cooking/Food,Interesting Links — Posted by Michael at 0909

I just read in the Emerils Blog that Jesse James (of Monster Garage on Discovery Channel and proprietor of West Coast Choppers) is opening a burger joint in Long Beach, CA. To answer the obvious questions, yes the burgers will be shaped like iron crosses and yes the waitresses will all have tattoos. It will be called Cisco Burgers.

22 September 2005

Nuts and blacktop?

Category: Cooking/Food,Interesting Links,Randomness — Posted by Michael at 1932

Here’s a random fact I just read on Emerils.com. Both the macadamia nut and macadam road surface are named after the same guy, John Loudon McAdam. Yesterday he would have been 249 years old.


18 September 2005

What I listen to – KCRW Good Food

Category: Cooking/Food,Interesting Links — Posted by Michael at 1401

You probbaly know that one of my interests is cooking (and eating for that matter). There aren’t a lot of good food podcasts out there but this one isn’t bad. KCRW is an NPR station in Santa Monica, CA. As you would expect from an NPR station, it tends to be dry at times, but that’s the beauty of a podcast. You can fast forward through those parts.

Good Food covers a wide range of topics from restaurants, to chefs, buying tips, etc.

Check out their site at http://www.kcrw.com/cgi-bin/db/kcrw.pl?show_code=gf&tmplt_type=Program
(The entire KRCW site is pretty hard to navigate and not all that user friendly. But again, there’s the beauty of podcasts… you never really have to visit the site!)
The feed is at http://kcrw.com/podcast/show/gf

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