The first year I started this blog, I wrote a poem for Mothers http://museumofuncutfunk.com/2009/05/20/funky-mothers-day/. I sent it out to all my friends that are moms via e-mail and made it my sixth blog installment. Earlier this week, an old friend of mine lost his dad, and another reminded me that Father’s Day was this Sunday. So I took time out to write a little something, in hopes it will allow “My Fellow Fathers” to have a better Monday.
Food is life. It’s the connective tissue between families, communities and cultures. At base, it’s sustenance, and at its most complex, like when it appears in song, it can evoke nostalgia, carnal desires and comfort.
Mary Hunter had an idea for an innovative marinating stick. She’s been following through on it ever since — winning a TV-show contest and gaining chefs’ approval.
Here is a excerpt from the letter written by Culinary Historian, Food Writer and Living History Interpreter Michael W. Twitty to Paula Dean.
50 million people in the U.S.—one in four children—don’t know where their next meal is coming from, despite our having the means to provide nutritious, affordable food for all Americans.
There is nothing like a frosty glass of beer to go along with a great bowl of chili and a spicy debate. I already posted the Obama family’s chili recipe. Here is President Obama’s Official White House Beer recipe to complete your debate menu. Enjoy!
Who doesn’t like chili, let alone the first family…ok so if you’re a republican you might not. Since the debates are this week I thought it would be really cool to serve the Obama Family Chili recipe while watching President Obama debate his challenger into the ground. Here’s to you Mr. President!!!
During the summer of 2012, I set off on a quest to find the best cheeseburger in my area. I was on a mission to re-capture the chesseburger taste of my childhood. You know, when beef was real and not loaded with hormones and fillers. I visited a number of burger joints in New Jersey and New York.
On a recent episode of Man v Food on the Travel Channel, my favorite network, the host Adam Richman ate at a deli in New Jersey called Harold’s. He ate a humongous sandwich and a huge piece of cake. So of course you know I had to go and check this place out for myself.
I just happened to be in Hoboken, NJ trying to retrieve a lost item that I left on New Jersey Transit and as I was leaving I turned the corner and noticed that there was no line to get into Carlo’s Bake Shop. The last time I visited Carlo’s, owned by The Cake Boss, the line was a couple of very long blocks long and it took me an hour and a half just to get to the door.
Here is my recipe for my Smoked Pork Butt with Baked Sweet Potatoes and Garlic Roasted String Beans.
After spending a week in the Caribbean on vacation the last thing I had on my mind was getting in the kitchen and cooking dinner. So I got in my car and headed over to Montclair, NJ and went to Cuban Pete’s restaurant. A number of friends and colleagues had been recommending this joint for some time so I finally decided to visit.
Here is my recipe for my Smoked Cornish Hens.
Here is my recipe for my Blueberry BBQ Sauce.
Here is my recipe for my Sauteed Baby Mustard Greens with Pancetta.
Here is my recipe for my Grilled Pineapple Salad.