Summary Luke and Nicole announce that the podcast is now available via the Stitcher app for smart phones and tablets, they thank the fans for getting 50 “likes” on Facebook. Once again they go over some health food principles, talk about how texture effects your dining experience and how to vary that. The Foodie Friends also talk about their favorite beers and give some advice on how to find beers that are new or that you like. Luke mentions his original article on beer and they make mention of the CraftBeerClub.com Beers of the Month club.
Summary Nicole and Luke talk about more modifications to the blog, new columns and things readers are asking for. Podcasts are now going to be coming every other week instead of weekly as readers show that they would rather have less podcasts of higher quality and more content on the blog. Nicole brings up Luke’s recent move into a strict diet and how that’s affected him. Luke talks about the importance of variety and spice while dieting and the difficulties in going from cooking really well for yourself to eating very low carb and no fat. They discussRead more
Beer for the Beer Snob I am totally a beer snob. Don’t get me wrong, I will drink almost any beer you put in front of me, but I know beer, I know good beer and I’m always seeking out the best or newest thing in beer. As Americans we have a strange relationship with our beer; the United States is the home to some of the largest beer making companies in the world but the variety of beer that the average person drinks is almost zero. For a nation that drinks so much beer and has so many brandsRead more
Is Your Drink Fatherly or Daughterly? The art of the manly cocktail is one that has largely disappeared in the United States. Gone are the days when a father would have a wet bar in his study and make drinks for himself while the wife drank some wine and the children didn’t bother them. More and more cocktails are sugary sweet fruit-like concoctions that are chugged at clubs by people who don’t like alcohol instead of the delicate recipe of a professional mixologist. For Father’s Day this year I bring you a guide to drinking that hopes to harken backRead more
Summary Luke and Nicole tell everyone why it’s been so long since a Food Friends update. They recount their travels to the South for the first time and talk generally about Southern food. Ezelle’s Famous Fried Chicken is mentioned and a mini-review is given. The Foodies discuss some of the more remarkable places they went to in Charleston, SC and how much differently simple things can taste when people actually know how to prepare them. Hominy Grill, Magnolia’s and Bessinger’s are reviewed for those that ever find themselves in South Carolina.
The Myth of Bland Healthy Food Most of us have the stereotype that healthy food has to be “rabbit food” or be bland and have no flavor at all. Mostly healthy cooking has us omit butter, cream, etc. But, you don’t necessarily need butter, or cream to have flavorful food. In the summer of 2010 my family and I decided to go on a “no processed food” diet; we were cutting out anything that had high fructose corn syrup in it, or looked like it was definitely factory made. We used Jillian Michael’s cookbook “Boost Your Metabolism” to try thisRead more
A recipe from our readers Here at the blog and on the podcast, the Foodie Friends love hearing from readers. It’s really a great experience to get something from people that follow us and want to share a bit of their cooking life with us and with others. This is exactly the sense of community we like to foster here! One of our friends did exactly that by contacting and sharing with us. Special thanks to our reader Lloyd who sent us his favorite halibut recipe! Lloyd’s Halibut Preheat oven to 325F Slice a clover of garlic into 3 orRead more