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[20 May 2010 | No Comment | 16,929 views]
Mid-East Food Festival in Atlanta

I saw a flyer for this festival this week when I visited Leon’s International Grocery for Orange Blossom water. If you have never tried Middle Eastern food, you are in for a treat. The cuisines of Lebanon, Iraq, Iran, Syria, and the rest of the Middle East are among the oldest. Development began with the dawn of agriculture and was established before cookbooks were even thought of. It is among the most delectable cuisines of the planet and has influenced the world.  This …

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[2 May 2010 | No Comment | 6,865 views]
Yo, Food Network. I got my eye on you.

OK, so I got a little heated in my diatribe against the Food Network’s “Worst Cooks in America” the other day. While I did get some positive comments, I know that it’s easy to dismiss me as yet another food blogger on some negative rant, hoping to get lots of page hits by being an ass. Well, I know from experience – rarely do my rants glean a high number of hits. Most readers can’t be bothered. And I can’t say I blame them. And I’m not ranting for page …

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[27 Apr 2010 | No Comment | 2,292 views]
Hey, Food Network – We Need to Talk…

If me and the Food Network were married, I’d spend my days telling the Food Network to get back into the kitchen learn how to cook. Shut your pie hole and bring me another beer…

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[1 Feb 2010 | No Comment | 2,759 views]
Home. Home is where you keep your food…

I’m moving into a new house soon and I find myself dreading one thing more than any other – packing my kitchen. Every time I move find myself putting it off until the last minute. I keep convincing myself that if I pack something too early – my world will collapse. I just know that in the next two weeks, in spite of my packing, errand running and collapsing on the sofa with a beer and fast food because I’m just too damn tired to cook – I will absolutely, …

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[4 Jan 2010 | No Comment | 3,558 views]
Only after disaster can we be resurrected

I’ll admit it – I’m not a kitchen gadget guy. I’m very much of the Alton Brown,  no single-purpose tool camp. Though probably less because of Alton Brown, and more because of an endless parade of  worthless garlic presses in the nineties…
So perhaps it’s because I watched Fight Club for the 942nd time last night that the words of Tyler Durden were ringing in my head this morning when I turned on the television:  “The things you own end up owning you”. Aside from the more obvious reasons, why pray …