Lobster Nachos

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Over on Medium.com my friend David Hart has been holding the Nacho Bowl, a head-to-head tournament between NFL-inspired nacho recipes. A purist will point out that states like North Carolina and Washington don’t lay claim to a distinct nacho style, but ‘regional inspiration’ comes in many forms. David’s divisional playoff match pitted Frasier themed nachos (topped with smoked salmon and espresso cheddar) against some Carolina faux pulled pork nachos, resulting in a close victory for Seattle. Simply brilliant and hilarious.

This sort of pun-heavy, needlessly clever culinaria is right up my alley. David accepted my offer to represent my hometown New England Patriots for the AFC championship against the Colts, and I spent the next few days putting together a dish called Good Will Punting: How Do You Like Them Nachos?

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Carrot Soda

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I voided the warranty on my Sodastream today by farting up some carrot juice.

The internet says that the juice has to be at very least translucent in order to carbonate, and the internet was right! It took upwards of ten button pushes for any bubbles to appear in the opaque carrot juice, even after I cut it with water.

A cherry vanilla soda that my friend Micah came up with fared much better.

I may soon invest in a DIY carbonation rig like this.

April 12 2014 Dinner Party – Yay Chains!

Our goal with April’s dinner was to do some creative spins on suburban chain restaurant dishes. The kitschy meal led up to a family style course of bourbon glazed baby back ribs, which had slow cooked in the the water bath for a full 24 hours. Some things were more successful (pickle powder popocorn, banana bread pudding), while others were complicated and weird (loaded potato skins). Read More for the full menu…… 

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