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episode 100 :: finale

This project has always had an end point, and that end point is here. Since we started this journey together in the early Summer months of 2007, I have set out to learn as much as I could about food, food culture, and the truth behind what we put on our tables every single day. [...]

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episode 99 :: ludo bites

Before hitting a pivotal 100th episode, I wanted to do something special and devote a show to a chef I admire, a friend, a unique artist — Ludo Lefebvre. With his new book being released next week, Ludo Bites: Recipes and Stories from the Pop-Up Restaurants of Ludo Lefebvre, we were able to visit with [...]

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out to lunch :: boiling point

[ watch the video ] This time on out to lunch we’re visiting Boiling Point in Irvine for Hot Pot, an Eastern Asian stew consisting of a simmering metal bowl of stock on a burner charged by Sterno filled with vegetables, tofu, blood cake, clams, cuttlefish, fish cakes, and other tasty treats. Unlike Shabu Shabu, [...]

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episode 98 :: red fish, blue fish, some day no fish

It’s a subject that we’ve hit on many times in the 5 years that this show has been rolling along, but it bears repeating now and again because the situation doesn’t seem to be getting any better — only worse. That is, if you listen to the “experts” and reports like this from ecologists and [...]

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out to lunch :: oki doki

[ watch the video ] The name may sound ridiculous, but this Japanese restaurant is one my favorite places to slip into, enjoy a quiet lunch (or dinner) of authentic Japanese food. On this episode of Out To Lunch we’re enjoying Zaru Soba – cold soba noodles with a shoyu-based dipping broth, a couple of [...]

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episode 97 :: EAT MOR VEGETABLES

Unless you’ve been living under a rock (or on vacation), you’re aware of the the situation Dan Cathy, President of Chick-fil-A has found himself in. For years, he’s been donating money to Christian groups that oppose gay marriage. He has a right to give his money to whoever he wishes. And while I’d love to [...]

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episode 96 :: hot dog world

The hot dog. It epitomizes baseball, Summer, and outdoor grilling in our country. So why, with the world’s culture at our culinary fingertips, do we constantly make the one American Summer standard the same way over and over again? Today we’re discussing the many ways we can bring the world’s incredibly vast flavors to our [...]

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dude food :: beef sausages

[ watch the video ] Summer is at our doorstep, so in this episode of Dude Food I’ll show you how to make sausage – specifically, beef sausage. Making sausage requires some gear, but it’s exceptionally easy to prepare. You can grill it, boil it, sauté it – however you like it prepared. It’s like [...]

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out to lunch :: the bruery provisions

[ watch the show ] This time on Out To Lunch we visit The Bruery Provisions, located at 143 North Glassell Street in Orange, CA. It’s a specialty market and tasting room devoted to serving the finest in craft beer, wine, cheese, and a wide array of specialty foods. They’re a branch of The Bruery, [...]

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episode 95 :: eat more, weigh less

When you change your lifestyle, you change your life. And perhaps my recent lifestyle change has overturned my life as a foodie – in a good way, of course. On my road to better health (and better shape) I’ve learned many things. I’ve learned how to maximize my time on the bicycle or in running [...]

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