Category Archives: Random Thoughts

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 was willing to drive up to Bonifay to help out on the farm and build a chicken coop. Can’t say I’ve ever done it, but I’m always up for something new. I was asked to meet up at the farm around 6:30 AM to grab some breakfast before we got started. Continue reading

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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 local restaurants running out of product. The wildlife is suffering, the economy is suffering and there is currently no end in sight. Even when the geyser is turned off, it’ll still take decades to clean the mess, and even then, our addiction to oil won’t stop. Continue reading

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

By now, almost everyone has heard about KFC’s sandwich, the Double Down, but what could top it? With KFC riding high on all this press, you know they’ll have to somehow one-up this creation. Well, I was contacted yesterday and shown an advertisement for what could be the Double Down’s successor: The KFC Triple By-Pass. Now, like the Double Down, this “sandwich” contains no bread and looks to be just as difficult to eat (if not more-so). Let’s check out the breakdown: Continue reading

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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): Continue reading

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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:

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 chicken filets (Original Recipe® or Grilled), two pieces of bacon, two melted slices of Monterey Jack and pepper jack cheese and Colonel’s Sauce. This product is so meaty, there’s no room for a bun!

The Double Down comes in two versions: Original Recipe® or Grilled and the nutrition information is below. Continue reading

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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” might brag about learning from another chef, or great cooking school, Sandra has no problems admitting that the only training she had was at a recreational two-week course at Ottowa’s Le Cordon Bleu. Hell, she even tells people that she didn’t complete it: Continue reading

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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. Continue reading

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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 impressed with what I tossed together and decided that it had to go. While a lot of when existed was fine, there were many things I thought needed a change and this is the culmination of many, many changes. For those of you who are new (or just don’t remember what the site used to look like), here is a side-by-side of the front page in both the old and new format showing the exact same items: Continue reading

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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.

The meal required mashing potatoes and I’ll never forget that phone call she made to me: “You need to get home fast. There is a potato emergency!” Continue reading

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Remembering Omaha

Originally this was supposed to be my last post before leaving Omaha. Unfortunately due to many different things, this didn’t get finished.

Luckily the dust is settling and what was once my last post from Omaha will be my first post from Panama City. Today I fondly look back at my favorite Omaha places… Continue reading

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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!

Today we have some food safety tips, news on obesity, news on food labeling and a couple of stories about things you didn’t think were food. Continue reading

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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!

Today we have dueling perspectives on fatty food, secret fast food items, the contents of a Slim Jim, fancy fast food, and “Caveman” snacks. Continue reading

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C’mon, Fox…

The good: My blog post and images about the KFC Double Down Sandwich is so popular it was shown on Fox News. How cool was that?

The bad: There was absolutely no mention of this blog either as where the images or information came from. Just because it is on the internet doesn’t make it free to take. Continue reading

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There is nothing quite like Fair Food, is there?

Ahhh… the State Fair. No other place is filled with such wonderous sights. Deep fried Twinkies, Everything-On-A-Stick, funnel cake… mmm! This past 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). Join us, won’t you? Continue reading

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