That’s one reason for every gram of sugar in a large Baskin Robbins Chocolate Oreo Shake. If that doesn’t deter you from sucking one down, let me call your attention to the 59 grams of saturated fat. Oh, and the fact that it somehow contains crustaceans. What? [Digg] Keep reading »
I am not recommending that you purchase this spatula just because it happens to be shaped like Darth Vader, although that is pretty awesome. No, I am recommending that you purchase this spatula because I happened to get it for my brother-in-law, a pretty well-known chef, and he recently told me that it is the best spatula he has ever owned. Seriously, he says many of the guys in his kitchen have gotten one.
Today is your very lucky day. Because you can go to your local wine store and ask, “Hey, do you have any bottles of AC/DC?” and they will not look at you like you are crazy. Yep, the rockers from down under have released their own line of vino. Which I find strange because, when I think of AC/DC, the corresponding alcohol isn’t wine— rum and coke or Jagermeister shots seem more fitting for the guys who made their mark rocking out in shorts. But hey, they’ve tried to edge up the product by giving the varieties names like “Highway to Hell” Cabernet Sauvignon and “You Shook Me All Night Long” Muscat. Buying birthday gifts for my guy friends just got a lot easier. [NY Daily News] Keep reading »
I know what you’re thinking when you watch “True Blood.” As you watch Eric and Sookie doing it over and over again in the forest, as you witness the bloody gore that occurs after a vampire is staked, as you see that raccoon decomposing in the credits—you’re thinking, Man, I wish there was a cookbook based on this show. I’m starving! Well, your wishes have been answered! Apparently, a “True Blood” cookbook, not endorsed by HBO, will be in bookstores next year. The recipes will be inspired by characters, for exampled “Bill’s Bite Me Biscuits” and “Sookie’s Steamy Crawfish Etoufee.” Which actually does sound good. Here’s hoping this thing will stick to Bloody Marys rather than veering into actual blood territory. What’s next, a cookbook based on “Hoarders”? Shudder. [Huffington Post] Keep reading »
Sometimes there’s no better way to reward yourself than with a proper bar of chocolate. Mast Brothers’ fine craft chocolate bar, the Fleur de Sel, will provide you with the perfect chocolate escape. The dark cocoa and sea salt melt in your mouth in salty and sweet harmonic ecstasy. The best way to end your night, we promise. Great as a gift for yourself or someone you’d like to pamper. As a bonus, the wrappers are lovely and elegant, the cocoa is organically farmed, and we’ve heard dark chocolate has anti-oxidants. At least that’s what we tell ourselves while indulging.
Check out what your favorite writers were ingesting/imbibing as they penned works of literary genius. Who knew that oysters, vinegar, and canned meat could inspire such brilliance. If I ever publish there will be a container of hummus, a cup of iced coffee, and a bottle of red wine next to my name. [Laphams Quarterly] Keep reading »
“[Crickets are] their favorite thing. They ate them like Doritos, and they wouldn’t stop. I had to actually ban the cricket eating at a certain point because I was afraid they were going to get sick from eating too many.”
—Angelina Jolie explains that Pax and Maddox have more adventurous palates than most kids their age and absolutely love the taste of crickets. Well, the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. Last year, Angie said that she was into eating cockroaches. I wonder when the kids will graduate to bigger bugs? [NY Daily News] Keep reading »