More Bacon Craziness

Introducing … Bacon Cups. Oh yeah … I’ll be making these. Missed my other posts on bacon craziness? Click here and here.

“Baconized Desserts” … The Next Big Trend?

Dorie Greenspan of In The Kitchen and On The Road with Dorie writes about the new trend of baconized desserts. While the concept of bacon desserts isn’t “new” (I saw a chef make bacon ice cream on Iron Chef America a few years ago), I think it is becoming more of a trend these days. […]

Is It Wrong That I Think These Are Adorable?

Biggie over at Lunch in a Box writes that deep-frying is the best way to make an “octodog.” While I’m not really a hot dog person (okay … I must cop to enjoying a kosher hot dog with mustard every time I’m at Busch Stadium), these are really cute … do you think I can […]

Fair Shares on KSDK

KSDK did a feature on Fair Shares this morning … click the link below to see the video: Fair Shares on KSDK

Mmm … Meat

I was recently asked to join the Volpi Home Testing Panel (well, not so much asked as I’m on the Volpi e-mail list and they asked whether folks wanted to be part of the group … of course, I said yes). Tomorrow morning I will participate in my first focus group for a new product […]

And The Award Goes To…

Some of you who know me know that I am an awards show nut … and the Academy Awards are my favorite (runner up: the Independent Spirit Awards). Epicurious has put together a list of “Oscar Movie Menus,” which all sound mighty tasty. I’m not sure what I’ll be making this Sunday night as I […]

Adventures In Eating Locally

I’m starting another blog, Adventures In Eating Locally, which will chronicle my attempts to eat as locally as possible as a member of the new cCSA, Fair Shares. My first share arrives in mid-April so check back then!

Locavore Nation

I’m a fairly avid listener of The Splendid Table, and I recently stumbled on their Locavore Nation project. This project “is a year-long effort to see what it takes to live by a regionally based diet.” Fifteen individuals from around the country will “share their experiences as they try to get 80% of their food […]

Adventures in Eating Locally

A friend and I are signing up as members of Fair Shares, a combined CSA here in St Louis, MO. What is a CSA? Accoring to Local Harvest, “A CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) is a way for the food buying public to create a relationship with a farm and to receive a weekly basket of […]

I’ll Say It Again … Eat Local

I’m sure most folks have heard the news about the largest ground beef recall ever in the United States. And I’m sure most of you know that as a member of Slow Food St. Louis, I am a huge proponent of eating locally. I’m posting the following message from Sara Hale, one of the Slow […]

From Bean to Bar

Last night, I attended a chocolate talk and tasting hosted by Slow Food St Louis. Speaking was Alan McClure from Patric Chocolate. You can read my full coverage of the event on the Slow Food blog to learn exactly what “from bean to bar” means, but my overall thoughts on Patric Chocolate … yum, yum, […]

Quote of the Day

“Two wrongs don’t make a right. Unless you’re answering a true/false question. In that case, two wrongs make you an idiot.” – Unknown Author

All Hail The Potato

The United Nations has declared 2008 as International Year of the Potato to “raise awareness of the importance of the potato—and of agriculture in general—in addressing issues of global concern, including hunger, poverty, and threats to the environment.” As these issues are very important to me, I’m spreading the word … celebrate the potato this […]

RIP Martin Brody

Today is a sad day.One of my favorite actors, Roy Scheider, died yesterday at the age of 75. He had battled multiple myeloma for years and died from a staph infection. Scheider starred as police chief Martin Brody in one of my all-time favorite movies, Jaws. The scene is which he, Robert Shaw, and Richard […]

Codzilla Has Arrived!

The fourth annual Cod and Cask Festival at the Schlafly Tap Room begins tonight. Last night, I was lucky enough to get a sneak peek at the amazing food and beer that will be served at this very fun event. Icelandic Chef Hákon Örvarsson and his team created a number of very yummy dishes that […]

I Find This Wrong On So Many Levels

Check out the “BaconPig” … also known as the “Turducken of Pork.” I don’t know about you, but it just doesn’t seem right. Even with my all-consuming love of bacon, I just couldn’t go there. Other things made with bacon I won’t eat or drink? Here you go: Bacon Vodka Bacon, Cheese, and Beer DogA […]

Laissez Les Bons Temps Rouler!

With all the buzz about Super Tuesday floating around, I almost forgot that today is also Fat Tuesday. In honor of the last day of Mardi Gras (and my first Mardi Gras living within walking distance of Soulard, which I couldn’t have escaped last Saturday if I’d wanted to!), celebrate with Mardi Gras King Cake […]

Free Rice

I stumbled on the Free Rice website, and my reasons for loving it are the same as they note as their goals: 1. To provide English vocabulary to everyone for free. 2. To help end world hunger by providing rice to hungry people for free. What could be better than that? Note: I am not […]