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Marea, Chang, Levine and Moonen, $100 to Win (2010 James Beard Awards)

When paired with the more intense hurricanes and seemingly unusual number of earthquakes of late, I perceive “Big Daddy” Aaron McCargo, Jr.’s peripheral involvement in a 2010 James Beard Award nomination as an indication of the end of days.  Only in America can a semi-coherent hospital cook catering kitchen chef at a hospital and 700 Club guest win a reality show that spawned a cooking show that spawned this “Back to School” “treat”… Read the rest of this entry »


“The Best Thing I Ever Ate” Editor Unemployment Rate Suddenly Increases…

Contrary to national job market trends, the unemployment rate for the editorial team of “The Best Thing I Ever Ate” suddenly increased this week:

Someone To Eat Cheese With…

Four things are guaranteed in our apartment’s refrigerator at all times:

1)  Unsweetened soy milk;

2)  Bonne Maman jam;

3)  An odd array of half-utilized South Asian condiments; and

4)  Cheese.  Lots and lots of cheese.

Living in New York City not only provides endless, excellent options for cheese procurement, but also allows for easy access to something that, as a non-commercial kitchen consumer (though perhaps we should look into wholesale prices given the amount of cheese we nibble), I couldn’t have dreamed actually existed:


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Endive, You Don’t Have To Put On The Red Light…

I learned something while watching Melissa d’Arabian’s $10 Dinners “Football Fiesta” episode.  Mrs. d’Arabian (who possesses more charm in her little finger than Ask Aida does in her entire soulless shell of a body) offered some curious advice along with her Super Bowl Sunday black bean hummus recipe:             

"And I'm using little iceberg lettuce wedges around the side as a little scoop. There we go. Just take it, scoop it, roll it up. Inexpensive and beautiful and good for you. Mmm. Perfect balance of the white wine vinegar, and the lemon and the garlic and this hummus is just a little over $1.50 including the lettuce. And, if you ever get the endive, those also make great little scoops, really pretty, natural, good for you. But those you have to get on sale, because those can be a little bit expensive if you don’t get them on sale.”


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Move Over, Kwanzaa Cake…

And now, the award for the Most Disturbing Food Network Recipe for 2010 goes to:  Oh, goodness, this is a surprise.  A dark horse.  I didn’t see this coming, especially this early in the year.  I’m sorry, I just have to gain my composure here.  Ladies and gentlemen, the award goes to ELLIE KRIEGER for SLOPPY JOES!  Come on down, Ellie Krieger of “Healthy Appetite with Ellie Krieger“? Read the rest of this entry »