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The Great White Eggplant
The Great White Eggplant

This last week I was visiting my favorite indoor farmer’s market and I ran across the guys from Ely Farms dropping off a shipment of peppers and other goodies. As I was talking to them, I noticed they had a large crate of eggplants, but they weren’t purple. They were white. I inquired and they told me that this was an experiment they were trying out and hadn’t...

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Double Down with KFC
Double Down with KFC

Another Follow-up: The Double Down’s Successor?  The Triple By-Pass… ___________________________________ New Follow-up!!!  The Double Down will be released nation-wide on April 12th!!  Details here: KFC: Return of the Double Down ___________________________________ With the sudden popularity of this post, I would like to ask that if anyone wants to use the images,...

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Ribfest 2009
Ribfest 2009

This weekend the yearly Ribfest was held at the Mid-America center (well, the parking lot) and Jess and I decided to head down and do a head to head taste test of all the ribs.  We arrived on Saturday (the third day) around noonish and went right to work procuring the meaty goodness.  So, let’s get to reviewing in the order tasted: Texas Outlaws – 3.5/10 Average...

Candied Bacon and Chocolate Chip Cookies
Candied Bacon and Chocolate Chip Cookies

I can tell that your mouth is already watering from just reading the title of this post, but let me make it a bit worse.  The recipe today is for: Candied Bacon & Chocolate Chip Cookies drizzled with a Maple Fondant Icing and sprinkled with a sweet and salty Candied Bacon Topping. What’s even better is that I managed to procure some genuine Berkshire Bacon (this...

The Southern US and Obesity
The Southern US and Obesity

I know most of you don’t like to see the “dark side” of food, but if I’m going to blog about food, you can’t just look at the yummy pictures without seeing a bit of the underbelly.  Emily Freeman (a pal of mine with a PhD who is working on an obesity prevention framework for both the US and Canada) has a habit of digging up news stories that shows...

Rhubarb Stir Cake
Rhubarb Stir Cake

Another week in my CSA and another bunch of rhubarb… what was I to do?  I already made pie and every recipe book pretty much told me to make a pie or jam.  I needed something different.  I needed…. I needed…. cake!  Luckily the wonderful naked chef, Jamie Oliver, rode to my rescue with his Rhubarb Stir Cake.  Doesn’t this look awesome? That Jamie...

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Han Kuk Kwan – Omaha
Han Kuk Kwan – Omaha

Have you ever stopped to look at all the restaurants you pass while you drive around?  Competing for your attention among the bright fast food signs there are usually small “mom and pop” businesses sitting there, waiting for you to stop by.  Recently I found myself being invited to join snekse (from Gastronomic Fight Club) and his family for lunch at Han Kuk Kwan. ...

Not easy being green curry
Not easy being green curry

Have you ever paged through a cookbook and come across something so interestingly different that you felt the need to make it?  This happened to me the other day.  I was going through some of my older cookbooks (some of which I had never tried anything from) and as I paged through Jewish Cooking by Marlena Spieler I saw it.  There on page 145 sat what was simply called Mild...