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Down on the farm
Down on the farm

Last week I knew I had a three day weekend coming up and I didn’t exactly know what to do with it, so I thought I’d offer my help to anyone who needed it.  Amazingly, the very first person I asked was willing to take me up on my offer and asked if I wanted to drive up to Bonifay to help out on the farm and build a chicken coop.  Can’t say I’ve ever...

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Think outside the drum
Think outside the drum

As anyone who has turned on a TV in the past month knows, there is a massive plume of oil spewing into the Gulf of Mexico.  Recently I moved to the Gulf Coast and instantly took to eating locally and enjoying the fresh seafood, but that time is now over.  With the larger and larger fishing bans, many fishermen are choosing to do other things to get paid, resulting in many...

The Triple By-Pass: KFC’s new creation?
The Triple By-Pass: KFC’s new creation?

By now, almost everyone has heard about KFC’s sandwich, the Double Down, but what could possibly top it?  With KFC riding high on all this press, you know they’ll have to somehow one-up this creation… it’s simply good marketing sense.  Recently it was reported that they were extending the item’s time on the menu through the summer and had estimated...

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Mmm… you can taste the machinery!
Mmm… you can taste the machinery!

I don’t know if any of you caught the small blurb in the NY Times, but it turns out that the US eats more processed food than any other country.  Period.  In fact, it turns out that even some people at the USDA realize that the average American doesn’t really care what goes into their mouth.  According to Mark Gehlhar from the USDA Economic Research Service (ERS): Americans...

KFC: Return of the Double Down
KFC: Return of the Double Down

You heard it here first, folks.  The Double Down, of which I posted about before (be sure and check it out) is about to hit KFC nationwide: It's back and out for blood!! The KFC Double Down is Real! No Fooling. @ KFC The new KFC Double Down sandwich is real and it’s coming April 12th! This one-of-a-kind sandwich features two thick and juicy boneless white meat...

Sandra Lee: Great chef or greatest chef?
Sandra Lee: Great chef or greatest chef?

There aren’t really any great chefs any more.  Everyone seems to pick a niche and stay there, be it “sustainable” seafood or “eating local,” these so-called chefs aren’t innovating, they’re just appealing to the lowest common denominator.  Not Sandra Lee, though.  Sandra Lee is a true domestic goddess.  While other “chefs”...

Around the Web 3
Around the Web 3

As most of you have probably done yourselves, I’ve happened to stumble on some interesting food-related articles/sites in the past few days and thought I’d share!  All links come with an excerpt, but you should really visit the sites for the full articles. 1. Where is My Milk From? Many people are interested in finding out where their food comes from. Other people...

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New and improved!
New and improved!

In honor of our upcoming first year anniversary, less than one month away, I’d like to welcome you all to the new and improved Food Geekery!  When first building the site I was in a rush to get it done and didn’t really focus that much on usability… mostly just content.  Unfortunately over time as the site got more and more visitors, I just wasn’t...

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Potato emergency!
Potato emergency!

Let me set the scene.  I just had a long day at the office, Jess is at home, and to be  nice she decided to make dinner so I didn’t have to.  I knew it was some sort of meat pie, but hadn’t exactly read the recipe… it was to be a surprise, I was told.  I’m about 5 minutes to my door and my cell starts ringing.  It’s Jess.  The next words...

Remembering Omaha
Remembering Omaha

Originally this was supposed to be my last post before leaving Omaha.  Unfortunately due to a wedding, car trouble and horrible weather, we had little time, ended up leaving a day early and taking three days to drive what usually takes 20 hours.  More bad luck struck as I lost my Godfather just days after arriving and left to attend his funeral. Luckily the dust is settling...

Around the Web 2
Around the Web 2

As most of you have probably done yourselves, I’ve happened to stumble on some good food-related articles/sites in the past few days and thought I’d share!  I’ll include an excerpt, but you should really visit the sites for the full articles! 1. In Taming Dogs, Humans May Have Sought a Meal @ NY Times A new study of dogs worldwide, the largest of its kind, suggests a...

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Around the Web 1
Around the Web 1

As most of you have probably done yourselves, I’ve happened to stumble on some good food-related articles/sites in the past few days and thought I’d share!  I’ll include an excerpt, but you should really visit the sites for the full articles! 1. What’s Inside a Slim Jim @ Wired It’s real meat, all right. But it ain’t Kobe. The US Department...

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C’mon, Fox…
C’mon, Fox…

Okay, mini-rant.  It looks like my little post about the KFC Double Down has spread everywhere, including to cable news: httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dh_JXJoV2Yo That was Fox News… please note that there was no mention of the blog or anything else.  Because of this I have now watermarked the photos and hope that no one else decides that they can just swipe images...

There is nothing quite like Fair Food, is there?
There is nothing quite like Fair Food, is there?

This weekend Jess and I decided to head on over to the 2009 Iowa State Fair and see all there was to see (and of course eat all there was to eat).  It was supposed to storm all day, so we packed umbrellas and the like, but by the time we got there we learned (again) to not trust weathermen.  The sky was blue and the sun was out all day (hooray for sunburns!), so it make for...

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