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Hot Bytes for 2012-09-28

Fight over expanding canola in Oregon pits organic food lovers against biofuels advocates – The Washington Post http://t.co/9d58w9m3 #
The new culinary arts: Cooking up science – Times Union http://t.co/YdqrMyMc #
Food and drink together! Chef’s ‘adult’ pies topped with ingredients soaked in liquor – http://t.co/UNeBeBYf http://t.co/nXMo3g4N #
Losing the fight? Retired generals say junk […]

Friday Follies: Fast Food War in Japan? I Want What They’ve Got…

This entry is part of a series, Follies 2012»

Oh, those fun-loving and fast-food-chomping Japanese; they do everything in such a big way! For example, there’s been a “fast food war” on in Japan for at least a couple of years now. First, it was chicken in the crosshairs. In 2010, KFC and McDonald’s started […]

Candied Bacon With a Zing

Focus your eyes on the picture. Stare until you’re drooling. (It’s really happening, yes?) Now imagine that bacony goodness as candy…

Okay, it’s not a stretch. Lots of recipes out there for candied bacon; even videos on YouTube. Yes, it’s every bit as addictive as it’s made out to be. Tremendously easy to make, which is […]

VooDoo BBQ & Grill: Their HooDoo’s Pretty Good, Actually

This entry is part of a series, Restaurants»

Sadly, this restaurant has closed.

Sometime we here in Texas kid about that foreign country to our East, Louisiana. However, when it comes to food, there’s very little joking goes on, either place! Both regions can lay claim to distinctive styles and flavors, even within the realm of […]

Eleven and Eleven: Pause, Reflect and Move Forward

It’s been eleven years to the day since the horrific, coordinated suicide attacks on facilities in the Eastern part of the United States. The political and cultural fallout affects us daily, regardless of walk of life or even country.

Take this opportunity to reflect and ponder on the meaning. Not that we were attacked, nor the […]

Simple Pickled Jalapeños: Lovely Summer Heat All Year ‘Round

While summer is in full swing there are plenty of fresh chile peppers available. My garden is keeping me swamped to the gills well supplied with jalapeños, serranos, cayennes, and habaneros. Even the types where I have only one bush, which include cubanelle, hot banana and cherry bomb chiles, are yielding plenty of goodies, and […]

Another Year Goes By…

Drag out the hurdy-gurdy and the ukuleles, the cowbells and the bagpipes! Pass around the RC and the Moon Pies! Time for an old-fashioned party…

In all the hubbub the past month I almost missed it: It’s the anniversary of the Chile Underground! Again!

And to top it all off, this one’s extra-special. It’s the 5th anniversary […]

Hot Bytes for 2012-09-08

School kids get lessons in food, self-respect and more: Picking pecks of peppers http://t.co/ZAF9BDNR #
The peppers of enchantment : It's Hatch Chiles in New Mexico, and oh so many more… http://t.co/XLLBGNrK #
Food Wars Heat Up! Organic food advocates weigh in on the recent organics-aren’t-more-nutritious report | http://t.co/BlbtAsOL #
Don't throw that good stuff […]