Ha ha, Kevin is playing “Rock Band,” and for like the first few measures I was like “is this a Vampire Weekend song on Rock Band???” and then I was like, oh god no, that’s Jimmy Buffett.
Bacon Caesar Salad, with my homemade dressing: (crushed garlic, kosher salt, too many [just enough?] anchovies, dollop of good mustard, raw egg, olive oiiiiiillllllllll) With croutons I’ll bake from left-over rosemary-garlic bread crusts, lots of parm cheese, potatoes, bacon, and anchovies on top. (bacon just for the honey, I had enough bacon last night GOD I KNOW that is a cruel fucking...
Richard Price and Junot Díaz on the Death of Times... →
I love it when Diaz says stuff like this: “My neighborhood was the first stop on the bus from New York. But every one of my friends acted like the neighborhood was some sort of weird, thuggish Brigadoon, and if they left, it would fucking disappear.” Thuggish Brigadoon?? NERD ALERT! NERD ALERT!
Hey guess what, Los Angeles
Man is it hot out, huh?
Ferrán Adrià in Los Angeles
tothemaxxx: Ferrán Adrià will be signing his new book A Day At elBulli on Tuesday, October 14 at The Cook’s Library on 3rd St. This is the only U.S. stop on his book tour. He’s, you know, the best chef in the world at the best restaurant in the world. RSVP and book purchase are required, as space is extremely limited. I am embarrassed to announce that I was the first person to RSVP.
Jessica Roy: Welcome to Paris →
What Would Anthony Bourdain Do? Anthony Bourdain would eat a meal of dirt-baked warthog anus and then take a giant poop all over this girl.
Shortage of ass caused Viking rampages →
It’s BACON SANDWICH night at our house, a cause for much rejoicing, bacon sandwiches and beer. You know, for the holidays!
Homemade chicken vegetable soup, using: stock made from carcass of roast chicken eaten earlier in the week bits and bobs of chicken stripped from said carcass celery, carrots, potatoes, jalapenos, cilantro gotten from various markets fresh corn sliced off the cob a bunch of black kale love* sriracha sauce* *(these two are kinda the same thing)
tylercoates: Rilo Kiley - “A Better Son /...
Report from The Valley: no place like home
homeofthevain: Spiegelman: It’s the last week of September and it’s 93 degrees. There’s an old man in front of you wearing only a baggy sweatshirt and black spandex tights, and his nuts are flapping around while he stretches on the sidewalk of a major thoroughfare. All this while you’re trying to enjoy a cup of coffee. You know where you are? You’re in the Valley, baby. You’re gonna die. ...
It was all ridiculously good, especially the tomato salsa with the roasted vegetables.
Petite new york strip, seared, with cilantro butter Corn on the cob Roasted root veggies with a macerated heirloom tomato, jalapeno, & sherry salsa. All veggies were purchased at the Studio City Farmer’s Market. I’m hoping the sweetness of the sherry and the vegetables will pair well with the spiciness of the cilantro butter and tomato salsa. (But the tomatoes are sweet as...
Wow, he cut the carrot? Nice effort! Ceviche grosses me out personally, but the...– Olivia Munn (via goldenfiddle) Olivia Munn really is amazing.
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WHAT THE FUCK IS GOING ON HERE?
UCLA mathematicians appear to have won the $100,000 prize from the Electronic...– UCLA mathematicians claim record in search for rare prime numbers - Los Angeles Times
zachklein: I’m proud of you, CH. rickyv: After hearing Matt Damon’s brilliant comparison of a Sarah Palin presidency to a bad Disney movie, I called up Sam and said “Let’s make a trailer for what that movie would look like.” Within hours, Dan and Amir were writing it, Ben and the CHTV crew were casting and producing it, and two weeks later, here it is. Digg?
FYI to self: How to Truss a Chicken!!!
Ugh. Roasting a chicken is turning out to be harder than expected, even though I should really ALWAYS expect cooking to be more complicated than planned (rule of thumb number one for the aspiring chef). One, the chickens they had for sale at Hows Market were all 4-5 pounders. The recipe I’m using calls for a 2-3 pounder. Now I have to adjust cooking time depending on a shaky rule of thumb...
LAist: Prove Your Salsa Skills at 4 Farmers... →
Woah. I am EXTREMELY tempted to enter this contest with my roasted tomatillo salsa. Me against all the Mexican grammas!
LAist: LAist Quick Pick: Loteria Grill Hollywood →
My Favorite Simple Roast Chicken Recipe -- Thomas... →
Dear boyfriend, this is going to be dinner. Love, Best Girlfriend Ever
U.S. census survey finds more of California's... →
But bucking perceptions that high levels of immigration are jeopardizing national cohesion, the data showed that today’s immigrants, like those before them, are embracing an American identity. In Los Angeles County, for instance, the proportion of native Spanish speakers fluent in English increased to 51.4% in 2007 from 44.6% in 2000. The share of naturalized citizens among the foreign-born...
Obama or McCain - Who's Leading In Xbox LIVE... →
yewknee: Shared by Chad huh. Missed this. Polls, polls, polls. Forget for a moment how the candidates are doing in Gallup polls, how are they doing on Xbox LIVE? Microsoft has released the results of…