August 21, 2006
Hitler-Themed Restaurant Opens in India
In India we have an example of marketing run amok:
A new restaurant in India's financial hub, named after Adolf Hitler and promoted with posters showing the German leader and Nazi swastikas, has infuriated the country's small Jewish community.
What's worse is the owners want to turn into a chain across Mumbai.
There's the temptation to really go downhill by guessing the name of some of the dishes. Must. Not. Do. It.
"It's Like if 'The Producers' Opened an Eatery"
July 03, 2006
Deep Fried Bacon Quarter Pounder
Kids (and most adults), don't try this at home. Save it for state fairs where every food is supposed to be deep fried.
UPDATE: The Headless Blogger offers up something better/worse: the Luther Burger.
June 05, 2006
To Boil or Not to Boil?
Summer is here, even in Wisconsin. That means grilling. A semi-controversial question in these parts is whether you should boil your bratwurst before grilling. Me, if I have time and some beer sitting around (not good stuff, that's for drinking while I'm grilling) I'll boil the sausages with some onions and garlic. But there are time I'll just grill the brats making sure the flame isn't too hot and turning the brats often.
Next brat question: how do you top them? I'm not a big enough mustard fan to only go with that. My favorite is a little ketchup and some saurkraut.
"On Your Mark, Get Set, Grill!"
UPDATE: A la Emeril Lagasse I'm kicking it up a notch. What's your brat of choice? Kewaskum makes some good ones. Johnsonville is always solid.
April 05, 2006
Gin and Fast Food
The combo works. A gin gimlet makes downing an Arby's ham and cheese more pleasurable. I'm blaming Little Miss Attila for this.
April 01, 2006
Mmmm New Leinies
My eyes will be on the look out for Leinenkugels Sunset Wheat.
March 24, 2006
With its funky Asian flavors and crunchy vegetables surrounded by a crispy skin eggrolls make for good eating. Just don't do it while in front of your keyboard. After every bite you need a pile of napkins to wipe the grease off your fingers, and you have to make sure no morsels fall into the cracks between keys. Picking out Napa cabbage doesn't sound like fun.
March 11, 2006
Antioxidants in Red Wine.
Unfortunately, my husband is a teetotaler. So I serve grape juice at dinner, figuring that will give us the equivalent antioxidants. Then I drink a bunch of gin afterward, just to be safe.
March 08, 2006
Dear Lean Cuisine,
How do you rationalize creating a line of "Comfort Classics"? I mean, if these dishes are truly "comfort food," how lean can they be?
If you really want to be honest, you'll call these classics Not-So-Lean Cuisine. For crying out loud: you're marketing breaded fish, roast turkey with gravy, and meatloaf under this label. Does that sound like diet food to you?
Pull it together, here. If it's good for you, it isn't comfort food. If it's comfort food, it isn't "Lean Cuisine."
February 28, 2006
Porn Star's Wine is Good...Really
Natalie Oliveros, AKA porn star Savanna Samson, made a wine so good it impressed wine critic Robert M. Parker.
"It's a very fine wine ó awfully good," Mr. Parker said by telephone. "It was really opulent and luscious and it had a personality."
I don't think Savanna serviced Parker to get that review.
I'd make another joke, but I'll leave that to someone much more more qualified.
Savanna is also an author as well as a winemaker. If she wrote the book that is.
February 27, 2006
Late Night Munchies
My late night hunger pangs kicked in. It's time for a tuna fish sandwich. My standard recipe is tuna fish and Miracle Whip. I raided the pantry and fridge tonight. The sweet pickle relish has an unnatural green color (probably irradiated with gamma rays), but it's sweet and crunchy, the reason it's in there. The cayanne and Tobasco give it a nice kick. What this sandwich needs is white bread. The wheat bread I'm using doesn't have the unhealthy, soft comfort food goodness that would make it perfect. It can't be too bad. I've swallowed two sandwiches before I finished this post.
January 06, 2006