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Happy New Year! Time For Resolutions, and Have We Got a Deal For You…

Okay, right up front, here’s the deal: You need to be cooking more! That’s the deal. So that should be your main resolution. Why is that, you ask? Here are a few reasons:

It’s healthier for you than eating out as much has you have been. (Yes, I’ve seen you.)
It’s more fun to cook for […]

Hot Bytes for 2010-12-31

Recipe: Beef Vegetable Soup, for those of you who don't like or don't want tomatoes in your beef veggie soup… http://bit.ly/gFRJJR #
Triple Cheese Scalloped Potatoes: Cheese, potatoes, more cheese; and you don't have to die to have some! http://bit.ly/f6LMEU #
Black Eyed Peas Recipes. (Others are horning in on the CU's territory here!) http://bit.ly/i0XY0l #
Recall Alert: […]

Ode to the Humble, Fighting Pea: Recipes for the New Year

I’m sure there’s a legend somewhere about the black-eyed pea, and how it got its black eye fighting for some noble cause. (Rather like something that Rudyard Kipling might write, given his Just So Stories.) Even though they won, they still got a black eye.

They also have a bit of a “black eye” as […]

Sunday Brunch Anniversary Celebration: Moonshine Restaurant Patio Bar and Grill

This entry is part of a series, Restaurants»

I’m not sure how it is in your life, but sometimes the women in mine cause me no end of grief. Fortunately, this state of affairs seldom lasts longer than the time left until the heat death of the universe more than a short while. Truth […]

Hot Bytes for 2010-12-18

This week's recipes from the L.A. Times Test Kitchen. Christmas cookies and a whole lot more! http://lat.ms/hjDppe #
Stevie Parleā€™s spicy recipes for a complete Christmas feast – Even the Brits are doing zesty for the Holidays… http://bit.ly/gkssrw #
Junk food recipe book becomes surprise Christmas bestseller. (Surprising? Why??) http://bit.ly/hjwoxZ #
Roasted chili cumin chicken with pickled red […]

Friday Follies: World's Strangest National Dishes

As Featured in travel.webshots.com (Amy Leung)

If you can identify the “National Dish” shown above, then you’re a better man than I am. Or at the very least, weirder.

It’s a material called milt. Not MILK. The polite name is shirako. Think caviar, only the male portion. Or for those of you from the […]

Hot Bytes for 2010-12-15

Rachel's Recipes: These appetizers are sure to please at holiday parties – http://bit.ly/ertiti #
Unearthing the gems: Editor digs up recipes dating back to 1850 for a new cookbook (oldies AND goodies). http://bit.ly/h6BRLK #
Recipe: Beef-and-Beer Chili | The beef gives it body, the beer makes it good… http://bit.ly/fZSmN7 #

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Time to Celebrate! CU Joins 700 Club (the Real One)

That’s right, folks, it’s time to go out and tie one on like an out-of-control Lindsay Lohan celebrate once again! The Chile Underground has passed Yet Another Milestone in its ongoing quest to provide you with the best in zesty comestibles, great travel ideas, and tasteless spicy food humor. We achieved 700 posts as […]