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Beck Bennett iz a cutie.
Trying to imagine if I were one of the cast members for this season… So I return to the house and sitting on my bed is my older sister’s Tyson Beckford calendar from high school?
So I work for a company that creates enzymes for industrial applications. A lot of the additives and such that are used in formulating a product (extend shelf life and prevent microbial contamination of a product) are things found in nature (gums, sugars, salts). They are also many of the same ingredients you’ll find on packaged foods. The flavor compounds listed in this video are derivatives from the thing it’s trying to mimic, so at least this pumpkin spice mix probably won’t give you cancer, as they’re things your body is already consuming from artisan baked goods, etc. I’d be more concerned about the sheer calorie count of that pumpkin spice latte, or the artificial sweeteners in your diet latte.
If you want the authentic experience, you can just add pumpkin to your latte? A coworker had yogurt for lunch that she put a big scoop of pumpkin into and stirred it and it looked DELICIOUS.
I like Alexander’s deconstructed canoli, because you could actually slice it and get a decent bite each time. I agree with you that most deconstructed food seems more like lazy preparation. Just give me a taco, don’t put each individual ingredient separated on a plate and tell me to figure it out.
I said this show is for dumb dumbs, but I am aware of the irony that I watched every single episode. I enjoyed these recaps and our conversations. It’s been a fun journey, and has given my boyfriend and I many inside jokes that will keep us occupied for months. “I did the laundry.” “I CAN’T BELIEVE THAT YOU, A 26 YEAR-OLD MAN, DID ALL THAT LAUNDRY.”
You guys, I don’t think the judges hammered this home enough during this show, but can you believe that these kids are ONLY 13?
This show is for dumb dumbs, right?
Ramsay saying “This could easily be a $45 entree at a restaurant.” Am I, the viewer, supposed to be like “WOW, THE MOST I EVER SPENT ON A RESTAURANT MEAL WAS $8 ON A BUFFET AT RED LOBSTER! CAN’T BELIEVE THESE KIDS ARE THE AGES THAT THEY ARE!”
“This could easily be a $20 appetizer at a restaurant.”
OH, A RESTAURANT?
Very happy for Alexander and Dara, they are no doubt talented. But this is my first dive into the Master Chef program, and if this is all they have after 4 seasons, then screw Ramsay, those other two guys, and this show.
Big Al’s “pate” was more like “ground liver taco meat” on some bread. As much as I like Alexander, his progressing to the finale is evidence that this show is guided by a gaggle of out-of-frame producers and not the gaggle of judges who repeat every two seconds that “I CAN’T BELIEVE HOW YOUNG THESE KIDS ARE.”
That Ice Cream sketch killed me. Also, Kerry Washington as the Uganda beauty contestant was a total minstrel show but was also super funny? Does that make me a bad person? Kerry Washington was great, I’m very much in favor of her being a recurring host. I will be incorporating “respect my ability to assess a bucket” into daily conversation.
I love this show but they have to draw everything out without a Quickfire or change of scenery. Top Chef throws in A LOT of filler, but it makes for much more dynamic TV.
Also, Troy has definitely been made into the villain by the editors, but I am also from Thousand Oaks, CA, so I can verify that indeed he probably is a monster.
It was sad to see Sarah go, because while she is also a monster-in-development, she is also an 8 year-old sweetheart that doesn’t deserve to be actively bullied the way Troy bullied her. Very impressed that she didn’t break down in that kitchen because I certainly would have at age 8.
Based on talking to rich old people, most are against solar because it makes the the roof of their house look ugly.
Since Friday, my boyfriend and I have been spamming our Facebook news feeds with status updates about The Lev Group, a company that makes terrible discount jewelries. We stumbled upon their website one evening while talking about Zoppini charms.
Our narrative on Facebook is that we have been charmed into doing web publicity for The Lev Group by their founder, Lev (#praiselev), and need to get more people to buy the shitty jewelry so that we can raise money to travel by spaceship to the next world, astral plane, whatever. Here’s a sample update:
“Hi Everyone. Please check out our wonderful aluminum pop top carry-alls. (http://www.thelevgroup.com/alumpoptop01.html) These are totally recyclable, but you won’t want to recycle them! Also, Lev has requested more pop tops, so please send them in with your checks. Lev is tired of going to the recycling center because the desk lady Gerilyn refuses to accept bottle caps as payment even though they have the same net worth of aluminum. Help us tip the scales of our bottle cap/pop top ratio towards pop tops! Praise Lev!”
So basically, because Facebook is the worst, we are trolling our Facebook friends. And now I’m wondering why so few people are coming to our housewarming party this weekend.
Guys, I live near this great Chinese restaurant called Chef Chu’s on the SF Peninsula, and they have photos from folks who’ve dined there over the decades including Margaret Thatcher, JFK Jr., and a young Justin Bieber accompanied by a young Jaden Smith. It’s a very good restaurant.
Have you guys all watched the first season of The Fall? Gillian Anderson is a stone-cold fox in that series.
My boyfriend and I get to babysit our friends’ 2 year-old daughter tonight. Ice cream and Pixar movies with the smartest and cutest toddler in the world. And a really stupid dog that WILL NOT leave you alone until you rub its belly.
Oh and today is good, I got accepted to culinary school in San Francisco. Now I have to figure out where I’m getting the money for it.
I really hope Brooklyn Nine-Nine takes off. The ensemble seems really strong, and even the seeming one-note characters have some refreshing complexities (the hard-edged Latina cop also likes classic art-house movies, the new commander is gay but in a way that seems real and honest). It seems like the writers are just going to let Chelsea Peretti play herself, but that is A-OKAY. She’s going to be the breakout star of this show, just like Aubrey Plaza in Parks n Rec. That fart-sound thumbs-up-turned-thumbs-down-turned-atom-bomb-explosion gesture killed me.
Aww, I always thought he was a cutie, but I still had to look away during the food eating, because the food he ate was often super gross. Before he was atypically handsome, now he’s just regular handsome.
My company’s contract with Jeeves expired last month, so I can’t ask him any questions until our legal department gets their act together.
Trying to identify a mystery compound on the HPLC and having little luck. It elutes around 27 minutes in this 40-ish minute organic acids method, around where most alcohols and aldehydes are eluting. The NMR gave me inconclusive data, but a couple peaks suggest that it has two methyl groups bound to a single carbon. Any ideas, nerds?
Also, trying to find a new place to move somewhere on the SF peninsula that doesn’t have crazy high rent but also isn’t terrible. Lots of questions today and very few answers!
Armie Hammer must have the best “so-so” agent in Hollywood.
I’m eating a Chipotle burrito because I was given a giftcard. I will probably grab cookies from the work cafeteria because I deserve it.
So strange that someone would blabber about bizarre details of their celebrity life in a magazine called Flaunt.
Oof. I think she’s a promising young actress, but I was hoping she’d be more along the Jennifer Lawrence spectrum and not a young Gwyneth Paltrow.
What a psycho.
I ate at Chipotle for lunch today, because Avril’s video inspired me to consume things that are broad, bland facsimiles of something authentic (in this case, punk rock and Mexican food).