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What, you think you’re a big shot now? Let’s see your pasta bake!

So I’m trying something new today, just to mix it up a little. Guest blogger! Yeehaw! In this case, my good friend Brian who has recently begun the sometimes humbling, but often rewarding journey that is experimental home cooking, AKA “Yum what is this it’s delicious?” “I dunno some shit I just made up” Enjoy!

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Instant Ramyun! Or “Ramen” if you must, but dude it’s not “Ray-Men”

Oh poor poor instant ramen! It’s shocking that so many people have no concept of how broad of a variety exists, and the enormous meal potential that resides within each humble little pack. It suffers a stigma in the US, in the inintiated’s mind mainly the domain of indigent college students. I must admit that [...]

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Pit Bison – Is There Any Better Way To Celebrate July 4th?

That’s right, I made me some PIT BISON! I think this may be a first, since searching “pit bison” returns nothing having to do with food, except for links pointing to yours truly…. It’s the largest mammal native to the US – the original American red meat. And it was grown right here in [...]

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A Beef Sandwich From a Faraway Land, Beef on Weck From Schwabl’s, Buffalo NY

The first time I’d heard (or read, rather) of beef on weck was many years ago in Gourmet magazine. I think it was the Road Food column, and I seem to recall the beef being described as pink and satiny, like rose petals. I remember thinking, wow people who are as into food as I [...]

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Curse You Guy Fieri! Or, Sorry Chaps

Well, my nightmare scenario has come to fruition. I was wrong. On top of that, I was wrong about food. Worse still, I was wrong about meat. And to top it all off, I was proved wrong by a guy with frosted tips and pinky rings. Chaps Pit Beef was featured on Food Networks’ Diner’s, [...]

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I’m About To Blow Up, Pt. 2

The audio file for my Tuesday June 24 appearance on the Dan Rodricks radio show is available – dl here, or listen to it below. A couple of things occurred to me after listening to the whole thing – I talk way too fast (next time no coffee beforehand), I have a lot less bass [...]

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I Call Bullshit on John McCain’s BBQ Skills

Today’s digging/redditing session led me to this video of presumptive Republican presidential nominee Senator John McCain (henceforth referred to as pRpnSJMcC) on Jimmy Kimmel attempting to talk smack about his barbecue skills:

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Kimmel’s cliche, waka-waka zinger aside, I think it’s clear pRpnSJMcC hasn’t barbecued a rib in his life. Actually, that’s [...]

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