The Simpsons’ Food Blog Rap

Anyone who rhymes kimchee with confit and Colicchio with carpaccio gets extra points in my book.

I sat that as a thank you to the writers of The Simpsons for their episode “The Food Wife,” one right up my alley, with a guest appearance by Mario Batali (love!) as well as this very funny song, “The Food Blog Rap.” It’s a takeoff on Jay-Z and Alicia Keys’ Empire State of Mind, a song I do have on my iPod. Now I’ll have this one, too. Click through to watch the music video.

Who figured out a beaver’s behind tastes like raspberry?

Who figured out a beaver’s behind tastes like raspberry?

By now you may have heard, thanks to Jamie Oliver and Dr. Oz, that castoreum is a natural flavor behind some of the products we consume. I use the word “behind” literally, since castoreum is the product of a beaver’s anal glands. Castoreum is totally unique, chemically speaking, to the beaver – not to be confused with that stinky defensive spray that comes from a skunk’s anal glands, or reason dogs walk in circles sniffing each other’s rear ends. Same place, different thing. Urban myth or no?

Meatless Monday: potato filled tacos

Meatless Monday: potato filled tacos

Luscious, rustic steamed tacos with a potato filling from the kitchen of Señora Elvira and the pen of the renowned Diana Kennedy. Quick, easy, and delicious. Here you go:

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