Category Archives: Random Thoughts

The Great White Eggplant

I have sailed the seven seas seeking the legendary great White Eggplant that goes by the name Moby Aubergine. This day I not only found it, I captured the beast!

Now join me as we look closer at this cousin to the eggplant you get in your supermarket and be surprised that while it is similar, it is also quite different. Continue reading

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The Southern US and Obesity

Most of you don’t like to see the “dark side” of food, but if I’m going to blog about it, you can’t just get yummy pictures without seeing a bit of the underbelly.

Today we’re going to discuss one of the most hated subjects when it comes to food: Obesity. The question posed comes from Time: “Why are Southerners So Fat?” Continue reading

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Top Chef Masters: Ep. 1

Last night saw the premiere of Top Chef Masters on Bravo and if you’re like me you were tuned in to see all the food in it’s delicious glory. If you’re not like me you may be in the wrong place.

So, this post contains SPOILERS! If you don’t want the show ruined, don’t read. You’ve been warned! Last chance!! Dun dun dun!!! Continue reading

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Would you look at that? We’re live!

The triumphant first post of this here blog explaining the simple origins of this site. Also, a good place to start if you’ve never been here before, I mean, why start at the middle when the beginning is right here? Continue reading

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I say Tomäto

I’m always one to help out someone in need and this week I finished a new website for Tomāto Tomäto, which is a small (but growing) local business dedicated to locally grown food.

Check out this article to see the site design and also to find out about one of Omaha’s newest up and coming companies! Continue reading

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Cooking vs. Buying

On of the things that I’ve always wondered about was whether all the cooking I was doing was really saving me any money, or if it was just a tastier alternative.

Luckily I was recently shown an article where someone put that question to the test and the answers are pretty interesting! Step inside to see the results! Continue reading

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Chinese Food, the Linux of the culinary world?

Have you ever wondered who decided what Chinese Food in America should be? I mean, it has no central office, but many Chinese food restaurants have the same foods and same decor. Why is this?

Check out the video to see why Chinese food may be more like Open Source software than you think. Continue reading

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Basic food math

Have you ever looked at a nutrition label and wondered what the numbers had to do with anything? I know I did, so I did some digging and I would love to share some basic “food math” with you! I don’t go over everything, but I do touch on a few of the major components. I also make a point to go into what I feel is a bit of underhandedness when it comes to how things are labeled. Continue reading

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Dan Barber talks Foie Gras

Chef Dan Barber speaks at a TED (Technology Entertainment Design) conference about an experience he had with what some people are calling ‘Ethical Foie Gras’.

This is a good watch for anyone wondering about the whole “eat local” movement and why new isn’t always better. Continue reading

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