Sunday, May 29, 2011

The Hungover Cookbook



Author Milton Crawford takes P.D. Wodehouse's six hangover types (most feared: "The Gremlin Boogie") and crafts a very funny cookbook around them. I'm not sure how well I would do, in my most severe hungover state, with some of the dishes (you want me to user a blender?! *whiskey-soaked brain explodes*), but good stuff regardless. Peep the recipe for kedgeree.

The Hangover Part II review



Pretty much the same movie as the first one; Part II has more Asians. OK with it.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Forks Over Knives



Writeup on the new movie advocating for a wholly plant-based diet. I'm certainly not on this bandwagon but it's an engrossing and thought-provoking documentary. I'm a meat and dairy eater but it definitely has me motivated to get more whole foods (lowercase) into my diet.

I also did an informative (for me) Q&A with Rip Esselstyn, author of The Engine 2 Diet and plant-based diet advocate for Whole Foods (uppercase). Esselstyn, who's featured in Forks Over Knives, is the son of Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn, one of the film's primary subjects and a pioneer in the field of using diet to combat degenerative conditions like heart disease, hypertension and diabetes.

Sunday, May 08, 2011

Thursday, May 05, 2011

Happy trails to Gary Williams



The University of Maryland icon is hanging it up after 22 years — 461 wins with the Terps (668 career), 14 tourney appearances, seven Sweet 16s, one national title. He'll clearly be remembered most, though, for his striking resemblance to Mr. DeMartino from Daria.

A Full English



A bit late posting a link to this one, but here is last week's piece on various Full English/Full Irish breakfasts around town. The thought of eating one now makes me want to faint and I only ate seven.

Photo: Jessica Kourkounis