Archive for 'Food'

#341 Watch The Cook, the Thief, His Wife and Her Lover

This post contains SPOILERS! Oooohhhh! There are certain movies that come out when you’re young that maintain a mystique throughout your life. The longer you don’t see them, the bigger their mystique becomes. The Cook, The Thief, His Wife and Her Lover came out in 1989 when I was 14. It caused a big stir because […]

#337 The Cinnamon Challenge

Like most people, I’ve been seeing videos of people attempting The Cinnamon Challenge all over the interwebs. If you don’t know, the challenge is to consume one spoonful of cinnamon. That’s it. Most people spit it out within seconds, blowing powdered cinnamon everywhere. I was home tonight with no plans, bored and figured I’d give […]

#317 Go to an Art Dinner with Experimental Music

Good friend Tim sent me an email last week telling me about some weird art dinner at this gallery called Public Fiction. Tim works in the Art industry so he’s always privy to stuff like this. All I knew was there was going to be some sort of vegetarian dinner with each course being paired […]

#309 Eat Dinner in the Dark

A few months ago I heard about a restaurant called Opaque where you eat dinner in complete darkness. What? How is that possible? It can’t be completely dark. Maybe it’s just low lighting. What if you accidentally stick a fork in your eye? In somebody else’s? Do you have to wear pants? So many questions […]

#302 Throw a Dinner Party

A couple of years ago I threw a New Year’s Eve dinner party. It was a pretty extensive undertaking. About ten people showed up. It’s hard enough making food for that many people but I also got ambitious. I had just seen Ratatouille and learned that Thomas Keller actually created a real recipe for the Ratatouille […]

#294 Holiday Baking and Chick-Fil-A

Today’s scary thing is a two-for (and not in the good sexy way). For the past few years, I’ve baked cookies and given them out as gifts for the holidays. At first it started out pretty simple. I made chocolate chip cookies. That’s it. Then it evolved into this elaborate thing where last year I […]

#291 Watch Earthlings

I’ve heard about the movie Earthlings for awhile. No it’s, not a high octane action movie about the people of Earth banding together to fight a seemingly insurmountable advancing horde of alien Hippos. It’s a documentary narrated by Joaquin Phoenix about how we treat animals like shit. I had also heard it was one of those movies […]

#273 Eat Insects

I don’t like insects as much as the next guy. I’m not terrified of them but I’m not snuggling up with them at night in bed either. At least, not to my knowledge. When I see spiders in my apartment, I don’t kill them. Yes, I’m one of those guys who says, “But the spiders […]

#267 Work in the Kitchen of an LA Restaurant

My good friend from college, Julie’s brother is Roy Choi. He’s the guy who started the whole food truck craze with Kogi BBQ. Roy is like a poster child for Scare Yourself Every Day. He scared himself by choosing to become a chef after failing at a job he didn’t like. When he succeeded as […]

#254 Take a Picture at Hot Cookie

A little while back I saw my friend Toby had checked-in on Facebook at a place in San Francisco called Hot Cookie. I checked out their Facebook page and saw a bunch of photos of people in red underwear out in public. I found out that this was their thing and decided that I should […]