Archive for February, 2012
Listen to podcast episode 106: “Wild Games” Nathan Myhrvold goes on Jimmy Kimmel to cook a burger. Kimmel does not seem that impressed. “It’s cold,” he says. Then he describes the texture of the meat as strange. Then he throws the burger in liquid nitrogen. An aside: If I want an exquisitely overwrought burger, I [...]
Listen to podcast episode 106: “Wild Games” My wife and I had two copies of Joy of Cooking,so we didn’t mind loaning one to a friend. After a decade, he recently got around to sending it back. When we got the loaned copy back, we flipped through and found how utterly different the 1975 version [...]
Listen to podcast episode 106: “Wild Games” What’s up, no satiation convocation? That would make you an assembly, which I guess you are, albeit a distributed assembly. Is that even such a thing? Can you be together and distributed at the same time? Wouldn’t it be fun to have an actual no satiation convocation? A [...]
Listen to episode 106: “Wild Games” or read the transcript. Hey, folks. I learned a lot in making this episode. First of all, learned where I could get some good, albeit frozen, local venison at Hudson Sausage Co. I also learned that I could defrost said meat under hot water with no health hazards. This [...]
Will this help or hurt my traffic? My cred? I don’t know. What I do know is this: I can’t be all talking about baby cakes without injecting them with a bit of irony. I mean, I like cake as much as the next guy. And I like little cakes. So sue me. But I’m still a dude, and I still think Baby Cakes is funny.
It was tempting to spend the week in bed eating madeleines and having Proustian recollections about cakes past.
Speaking of cakes past, I gotta say, I’m not even the slighted bit sad to see Hostess file for Chapter 11 again for the second time in a decade. I realize the company has a long-ish history (you can read about it at foodtimeline.org). But I don’t care. The company, like its food, is hopelessly mediocre. In fact I hope the company fades into oblivion. If they do, they will leave a big hole in the snack cake world. That hole could better be filled by legions of boutique snack cake food trailers, bakeshops, and bakeries. And the world would be a better place.
Listen to episode 104: “Baby Cakes”. Read more about this episode. What’s up no satiation nerds? See it doesn’t always have to rhyme, we can use alliteration, too. Glad you are listening. Great show for you today. I had to do a cake episode because I was going to visit my mother-in-law for her 60th [...]
Episode 105 is up. I talked to Olivia O’Neal of Sugar Mama’s Bakeshop and Luna Mitchell of Holy Cacao. And, just in time for Fat Tuesday, I test my luck with a king cake cupcake. Will I choke on a little plastic lucky baby Jesus? Listen to find out. Also: “I am baby cakes. You are baby cakes. We are the world!”
Listen to episode 104: “Food, Not Foodie” or read the transcript. Listen: Sorry for the short posts and the short podcast. I’ve got a lot of irons in the fire this week. I did want to direct your attention to a few great resources that I came across this week. The Associated Press Stylebook and [...]