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Ahoy, Matey! Time for a Barrrrgh-B-Q…

Yep, it’s “Talk Like a Pirate Day” once again. Snuck up on you didn’t it…

Since this is a food blog, let’s talk about what pirates eat (besides BBQ). Pirates like corn. Unless it’s high-priced, like a buccaneer or something. After all, they like to get their food cheap; as in on sail. They’re starving all […]

Hey Ma! Fire Up the Fryer, It’s National Fried Chicken Day!

Looking for a dish that’s truly American? Fried chicken is the eggsact best choice. Why is today National Fried Chicken Day? Well, it IS Fry-day after all..

The Elves here at the Underground have been working around the cluck to find the best recipes for fried chicken. Well, that’s what they told me they were doing, […]

Having Trouble Keeping Birds Out of Your Tomato Patch?

Are avian-type creatures attacking your flavorful orbs of loveliness? Robin you of your hard-earned produce? It’s a fowl thing they do, the dastards, but they’re raven-ous for red fruit this time of year.

Have we got a solution for you! We’ve hatched a new scheme to keep those pesky flying thingies away. (It was quite a […]

Rednecks and Food

This entry is part of a series, Follies 2012»

Say what you like about rednecks (just don’t say it within earshot of one with a gun rack in the back window of his truck), they do like their food. Here are some redneck jokes that include food; of course they all begin with “You might […]

It’s Soup Weather! What’s Your Favorite?

Cold; oh so cold! How cold is it?

It’s so cold that stainless flatware is sticking to tongues.
Hitchhikers are holding pictures of thumbs.
My optician is giving away free ice scrapers with every new pair of glasses.
Starbucks is starting a new product line: Coffee on a stick.
We’re taking everything out of the […]

It’s Over, Finally (The Writing, That Is)

Some of you may be wondering, what happened to the Chile Underground, your favorite website.  (This is your favorite site, yes?)  Others may even be worried.  Frantic’s okay too. Just don’t rush over here, looking to save the day. It’s saved, already. Not that I feel any better about it this morning.

Hangover, don’tcha know. […]

Why Paddy's Not Going to Heaven

Yes, today’s the most important day in the Irish calendar. Rather than post Yet More Irish Recipes, we here at the Underground thought we’d share some pictures from our last trip to Ireland, and also a bit of their humor:

Father O’Toole storms angrily into a pub in Limerick. As far as the eye can […]

The Ides of March and the Invention of the Caesar Salad

Today is the Ides of March, according to historical tradition. It’s the day that Julius Caesar passed on. Legend has it that he died violently at the hands of his best friend, Brutus. (That’s where the term “brutally” comes from.) Truth is stranger than legend, though, and the truth is, dear departed Julius didn’t […]