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Saturday Superbowl Predictions

It’s almost time for America to stop doing anything productive for a day and watch that spectacle that is the Superbowl. Just like reading Playboy magazine, I only watch the game for the advertisements.

My prediction: There won’t be even one advertisement that features chiles.

Sad, too, because at $3 million a half-minute (NBC’s current rate), we […]

Friday Follies, Superbowl Edition: Too Sexy For My TV?

Sophie Monk and Chiles, From PETA Website

With the Superbowl only a few days away and the pregame festivities in full swing (I think ESPN is holding a 60-hour pregame show), I decided to see if there were any “sneak peeks” on some of the Superbowl TV ads.

Sure enough, there is! From PETA, no […]

Bacon Redux: Pillows to Sweden, and More on the Bacon Explosion

Ah, those fun-loving Swedes. Inventors of Swedish Meatballs, Fondue and the Smörgåsbord, they have a long tradition of great food innovations over the centuries. (They used to be all about conquering the world, but they’ve given that up for civilization in the last few centuries.)

Now they’ve caught the bacon craze. And are importing Bacon Pillows. […]

Sunday Sleep-In

Worked around the clock to make a deadline. Drank too much coffee, until it didn’t help anymore. How do I know?

I put Sriracha in my last cup instead of cream. Sleep-drinking. (In case you’re wondering, the port of Sriracha is just southeast of Bangkok on the coast.)

I can tell you with the utmost assurance, puréed […]

Friday Follies: Eat Together, Cheat Together

I’m telling you, you can’t make this stuff up . All you can do is report it, and we here at the Chile Underground work our widdle piddies to the bone to find stuff you just can’t find anywhere else…

I’m not sure that a $50 billion loss is very funny. However, if you can’t find […]

Hot Bytes for 2009-01-21

Cat Cora Does Sundance: http://tinyurl.com/8zsxek. #
Global Economic Panic Affects India Food Exports, Imports: http://tinyurl.com/aydwlb. All sorts of troubles… #
The Emerging Food Squabble in the New President’s Kitchen: http://tinyurl.com/8syldh. Didn’t they get an early copy of Obama’s speech? #

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Hot Bytes for 2009-01-19

Unfortunately, “Austin” Brand Name Taking a Big Hit on Salmonella Scare: http://tinyurl.com/7hfs8t. Can’t win’em all… #
Soon, the 2nd Annual Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival: http://blueribbonbaconfestival.com/ #
How to Wrap Your Arm in Bacon:http://www.mcphee.com/items/11925.html. Really, you need at least two… #

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Crunchy, Crazy Crick-Ettes

If you like your snacks crunchy, and you want to do something for the environment as well, here’s your chance! Lock your lips around some of these tasty morsels and munch to your heart’s content, knowing full well you’re doing something great for others by taking these little monsters off the farms and streets of […]