spokes :: episode 1

In the first episode of Spokes, I take you on a short spin on my fixed gear bike through a couple of paths here in Irvine. Then we make a quick espresso with the Minipresso from Wacaco. Music by Drake Stafford https://soundcloud.com/drake_stafford https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/drake-stafford/id1115509289 Check out the Minipresso from Wacaco: http://www.wacaco.com

rock lobster

Amazon buys Whole Foods, cooking lobster the original way – over the grill, and introducing a new segment ‘Cooking With the Devil’. If you’re playing along with Joshua in his My Life as a Foodie Drinking Game, you’d better go get more beer.

Eat Bacon, Don’t Jog

This week we’re discussing the book “Eat Bacon, Don’t Jog” by Grant Petersen. In it, he destroys 30 years of conventional health wisdom and offers a common sense approach to weight loss and fitness. The main point of “Eat Bacon, Don’t Jog” is the real reason we need to drop carbs from our diet and…

cluni paluni

Life is full of changes, and all we can do is roll with them and ride the trail that life carves out for us. In this episode I talk about the changes happening all around us and the meat company I dreamed of starting, but never did. It was a novel idea that never caught…

kids & kombucha

Well, that sucks. Your browser cannot play this audio. Please upgrade to Firefox, Safari, or Chrome. Download the episode here. Music in this episode by Chromatics and Volbeat. Buy the gear you need to make your own kombucha at home: 1 gallon glass jar cheesecloth SCOBY culture

Judy Joo

Chef Judy Joo isn’t your ordinary chef. In fact, there’s not much that’s ordinary about her. After getting her degree and finding her way to the Wall Street trading floor, she settled into a career in finance. After a few years, her passion for food proved to be too much and she gave up Wall…

Beets

In the Santa Ana wind blown months of Fall, our Summer garden begins to enter its true decline. The tomato plants begin to bear less fruit, the peppers, cucumbers, melons, and grapes have given all they have to give. Outside of herbs and potatoes, there’s not much else that will happen in our garden as…

Leftovers

A study, posted recently in the Agricultural Systems Journal, has shown that almost half of harvested crops worldwide (over 2 billion tons) are being lost through a combination of consumer waste and over-consumption. In addition to this, livestock production amounts to 40 percent of the total harvested crop loss. “In aggregate, all livestock consume 1.08…

Fried Chicken with Trisol

Everyone who loves fried chicken is always looking for an edge. I found my edge in two places: Thomas Keller’s Bouchon Cookbook, and the introduction of Trisol. Thomas Keller’s fried chicken is moist and delicious for many reasons, the main one being his overnight brine. This takes a lot of planning, so if you want…

Radishes

Have no doubt – I love the French. I love their food to be sure, but it’s their attitude toward life that I appreciate the most. Every July, I’m treated to a monthlong glimpse into the Parisian lifestyle as the Tour de France graces my television screen. Professional cycling and daily tours through the French…