Except I didn’t make it up to the East Atlanta Farmer’s Market last night as planned. I took a power nap and when I awoke figured it was too late to get anything good. I also heard this morning whilst buying coffee at Joe’s Coffee Shop (sans Ellen) that the selection of vegetables last night wasn’t all that great. I hope it gets better in the future.
A Poem To Start
My ode to better health
Rain, rain please come today
And wash this evil pollen away
Seriously, I am fucking dying here. I have yet another “old girlfriend” story as it relates to allergies, but I won’t bore you with that today.
More Food Podcasts For You To Consume
Recently I mentioned a Gordon Ramsey podcast. This week I’ve spent more time digging around the iTunes store for food-related podcasts. I’ve come up with a small bushel of winners that you might also find interesting.
– Chefs’ Series: This is a set of podcasts recorded at one of those fancy Food & Wine Magazine gatherings. In each episode a celebrity chef (Mario Batali, Bobby Flay, Emeril Lagasse, Jaqcues Pepin, Jose Andres) prepare one dish. I don’t know how many of these (if any) will arrive in the future, but I think what’s there is worth a watch.
– Gourmet’s Diary Of A Foodie: In this series of videos food and food-related topics are discussed. How clean is “clean”, anyway?
– KCRW’s Good Food: In this series we follow a foodie around as she buys and makes small dishes. You won’t make a great meal from this podcast alone, but it might teach you a tip or two. (btw- KCRW is a great internet radio station — check out all of their podcast offerings)
– Videos From The Culinary Insitute of America: Hey, it’s the CIA. How bad can it be?
– How Food Works: Say it with me, “SCIENCE”!
ITP Flickr Pic
Dinner the other night. It consisted of pan-fried chicken (which was leftover from the Chicken Cordon Bleu on Sunday) with cheese burrito, steamed rice, and a roasted corn and black bean salsa I made from scratch.
The photoshoot didn’t turn out as perfectly as I had imagined. In part because the lighting and composition are still works in progress. And in part because I was so hungry by the time I plated this I just couldn’t wait to eat it.
Playing It Alone
Tonight I’m headed to the theater solo. As you probably have gathered lately, I’ve not been in the most social of moods. So, I decided that I am going to see “Nine Parts of Desire” at the Horizon Theatre by myself.
It will come as a shock to most that I will be passing on this year’s East Atlanta Beer Festival. The reasons for my decision are quite clear in my mind
1. I decided I didn’t want to volunteer
2. I don’t want to pay $25 to get in
3. I am not in the mood to drink a lot of beer
4. Too much beer has been bad for my waistline
5. Getting plastered drunk will only piss away Saturday and I have a lot to accomplish this weekend
However, I do hope that the event is a smashing success so that it returns in future years.
This Friday Is Also A Birthday
My buddy Phil, aka Kalabron (Flickr), aka Screams Like A Girl (hashing) is celebrating a birthday. Happy birthday Phil!
And now for some ideas stolen from LiveJournal…
Current Mood – irritated
Current Music – Sirius Satellite Radio, Channel 26 playing William Shatner — “Common People” (I still love this song!)
Website Of The Day – Have a hankering for that candy you ate as a child but can no longer find in a store? Try Old Time Candy to see if they stock it. You may be surprised. You may find yourself remembering your childhood.
Exercise (b)Log – none, I took a day off
Mode Of Transportation To Work – My car
1) Lose two pounds. (starting weight 200 lbs)
2) Exercise at least five days per week.
3) Read two books, specifically
3a) “722 Miles: The Building of the Subways and How They Transformed New York”
3b) “The Evolution Of Useful Things…”