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….

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…

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…

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…

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…

episode 94 :: peter cottontail (with olives)

This episode has more to do with the fact that I like to eat rabbit than it does my disdain for Easter. But I do dislike what Easter has become. All of the pastel colors, cute drawings of bunnies, pink shit every where you look – it’s as if the inventors of “Candyland” had something…

episode 93 :: the sh!t show

I get it a lot. “How do you know that you don’t like things if you haven’t tasted them?” True. Everything deserves a chance, right? On today’s show, I’ll fix all of that. I taste it, drink it, cook it, and live with the consequences. From a beer I swear would never pass my lips,…

episode 92 :: The St. Patrick’s Day Massacre

With St. Patrick’s Day falling on a Saturday this year, it’s more important than ever to remember that drinking and driving don’t mix. So if you’re out having a good time this weekend, keep in mind that your safety, and the safety of others, hang in the balance if you get behind the wheel of…

episode 91 :: healthcare

It’s a hot topic in our country – its reform being one of the foundations of the current White House administration. Healthcare is often misunderstood. Why is it so expensive? What’s wrong with the proposed “Obamacare” universal healthcare system? Why won’t socialized medicine work in the United States? It took me 91 episodes, but I’ve…