Labor Day Weekend:

TheFoodAss | General | Thursday, August 31st, 2006

Well, Labor Day weekend is upon us. Personally, I will be off in Canada’s wilderness somewhere. I am quite aware of the fact that many of you will be grilling food this weekend, so let me leave you with some tips for your backyard culinary exploits.

  1. If the bun has a smooth top, it is crap, not a bun. This works for Hotdog buns, Hamburgers and so on.
  2. Hamburgers should taste like meat.
  3. Hotdogs should taste like meat, preferably beef. Buy the kosher all beef dogs.
  4. You aren’t “BBQ’ing” unless your smoking pork shoulder or beef ribs or something. Hamburgers and Hotdogs ARE NOT BBQ. This isnt fricken rocket science.
  5. Make philly cheesesteaks on the grill. They taste good.
  6. If you poke a bratwurst with a fork, you deserve no place on this planet.
  7. Ketchup RUINS HOTDOGS as far as I, Chicago, and the National Hot Dog and Sausage Council are concerned.
  8. Lite beer isnt beer, and doesnt save you enough calories to be worth drinking it. Here is an idea. Put your beer cooler 25 yards from you. This way, it is a 50 yard walk for every beer. You’ll work off those extra 30 calories per serving easy. You will be essentially “drinking” lite beer without having to taste it! Awesome!

Have fun. Don’t drink and drive, and dont drink and vblog where your employer can see it!



TheFoodAss Interview On Thisnext.com

TheFoodAss | General | Wednesday, August 30th, 2006

Check it out here:

http://blog.thisnext.com/blog/interview-matt-johnston-from-the-food-ass.html

Pretty mint, and they didnt even edit what I said.



Homeade Tortilla Chips:

TheFoodAss | Grill, Recipes | Monday, August 28th, 2006

Last week we made some fresh guacamole. It is pretty tasty to be sure, but missing a little something. The only problem with making fresh guacamole, salsa, etc.. Is that you usually have to eat them with crappy, smushed up, store bought chips. If you have a local tortilla factory in your area (like we do, with El Matador. yum!), you may be able to purchase quite decent chips at your local store. Otherwise, your out of luck. Bagged national brand chips arent worth dipping in your homeade goodies. In fact, you may as well just skip the whole mess and make a sandwich, Barf.

I decided to try my hand at tortilla chips. Luckily, it is super simple, and cheap. Turns out NOTHING tastes better than still hot, fresh, satly tortilla chips.

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For Monday:

TheFoodAss | General | Friday, August 25th, 2006

Coming Monday: Fresh, hot, homeade tortilla chips. Completely decimates any bagged offering the world over. Have a good weekend. Dont eat crap.

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Makin’ Guacamole!

TheFoodAss | Recipes | Thursday, August 24th, 2006

It’s still summer here, at least for a little while, and to me, summer = guacamole.

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I make mine with:

  • 2 avocados
  • Half an onion (I like red, but white works)
  • 1 big roma tomato
  • 1 jalepeno (ripe, not pickled)
  • Ground cumin
  • Cilantro
  • Salt
  • Pepper

Here’s how I get down:

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