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There’s Something Big Stirring at UMass…

This entry is part of a series, Follies 2011»

Once upon a time, college kids did crazy things. Like stuffing phone booths. Or seeing how many frat rats could fit in a Volkswagen Beetle. (Or moving said Beetle into odd places, if it happened to belong to the new assistant prof of English; but […]

Hey Y'all, It's Boudin Cookoff Time!

Coming soon to Lafayette, Louisiana, is one of the major festivals in the whole culinary world: The Boudin Cook-Off. When, exactly, you ask? Well, don’t go to their website for that answer; it’s not there. Google will tell you it’s on the 17th, at Parc Sans Souci.

It’s only a one-day event, but there will […]

Friday Follies: Mona Lisa Smile, Interrupted by Ronald McDonald

I don’t know if this is evidence of the advanced state of the French culture, or (more likely) proof that Europe is sliding into complete rot and decadence. It IS verification that fast food is more acceptable and accesible than ever before…

A recent report confirms that McDonald’s will be opening at the Louvre. Yes, […]

World Championship Chili Cookoff in West Virginia? Say It Ain’t So, Joe!

I was cruising that World Wide Web thingie, looking for important regional cooking events to give everybody a heads-up about, when I saw some disturbing news. The International Chili Society will be holding their World Championship Chili Cookoff in Charleston, West Virginia tihs year! Yeah; you read that right. How could they move it […]

Friday Follies: Avoiding the Leftover Hotdog Blues

I was cruisin’ around Slashfood yesterday and saw this post. Man, there’s some good eats on that grill! The poor slob grill master working those lovelies was in a hot dog cookoff, and he didn’t win. My first thought was, how could you NOT win with bacon? Seemed like a complete miscarriage of justice […]

Salmagundi on a Sunday

It’s the weekend, and time for another Salmagundi! From around the world, and maybe right around your community, here are some interesting items:

Disney is hosting a Best Cake Face-Off through their playful, interesting site, FamilyFun.com.
Cook for your kids, don’t let them die drowning in fat…
Cooking is good for the whole family; Five Generations in the […]

Friday Follies X: The Food X-Files

So the weekend’s upon us, and you want to get out of the house. After all, the honey-do list is overwhelming, the kids are hanging around now that school’s out, and there’s a whole wonderful world waiting for you out there. Of course, with gas prices like they are, you can’t go far, but maybe […]