Change Something:

TheFoodAss | General | Tuesday, October 31st, 2006

Yea, it is from Kansas…..

But http://www.changesomething.org/ has some mostly (Get and air popper to make healthier popcorn… um, no) good ideas for not becoming a crappy behemoth of a person. And if you use OSX, you can download their Widget of Change. You know, to give you daily instructions on not being a fatty. At least this way while wasting your life away in the dim glow of a monitor, you can dream of ways to improve your boring office owned life.



Dear Kapoosh People:

TheFoodAss | General | Monday, October 23rd, 2006

I love your bangin’ knife block. I spend 20 minutes playing with it in the store everytime I go. It is completely awesome with it’s plasticy needle things to hold all my knives without stupid slots. I like that you can wash it too.

Alas, I dont live in a barn, and therefore cannot have it’s ugly wood finished nastiness sitting on my countertop. Please produce a black version, or stainless, or aluminum, or red, or white, or anything but Amish wood furniture style.



New Camera

TheFoodAss | General | Tuesday, October 17th, 2006

Well, after the awesome camera that I had used for YEARS, including taking all of the photos on this website finally broke: I had to get a new one. After much research, you know, I dont have a spare $300 to spend on crappy cameras. I picked up a Panasonic Lumix FZ7.

It is completely food related because the scene modes include a “food” setting! True story. It is supposedly specific for use in restaurants and adjusts the aperature and white balance to minimize the affect of low restaurant lighting. It works pretty decent, but I prefer the full manual option for restaurants still.

It is actually pretty small, and fast. Which make it excellent for top secret restaurant photos, and has much better manual capabilities for snapping in low-lit, and oddly lit kitchens. I’ve had it a few weeks, and I dig it so far. I can’t wait to build my awesome lighting rig in our new condo..



Lant Chips

TheFoodAss | Grocery Reviews, General | Wednesday, October 11th, 2006

Picked these up at Ikea. They say they are “Scandinavian Style” potato chips. I can dig that. The ingredients read good (the proper 3, oil, potatoes, salt). They have a nice story on the back to entertain me as well. They are also made in San Francisco… hmm.

So I bust open the bag and holy swedish chef! these are scandanavian! No, but really, they taste like a very mild kettle chip. Very little salt, mild but distinct potato taste. They’re no Tims, but I certainly appreciate Ikea offering tasty chips to go along with my .68 cents hot dog.

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TheFoodAss Book Review

TheFoodAss | General | Tuesday, October 10th, 2006

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I got this book for my birthday. It is worthwhile to note that, because even though I have seen it in the bookstore a few times, I would have NEVER purchased it for myself. Is the content bad? No, it is very good. Is it too expensive? No, it’s a deal. The reason I would never snag it off a shelf to leaf through it in the store, is because it has by far the WORST COVER EVAR. If there is one thing I have learned in life, it is that it is entirely appropriate to judge a book by it’s cover, and this one’s horrible. The content inside; the technique, the recipes, and the photos are top notch. Introducing some new ideas I wouldnt have thought of, and reinforcing some skills I already had.

But that cover, man. With that OMG look at my haircut and crazy glasses dude (the writer obviously) who keeps recurring throughout the book. I was under the impression publishers took care of their investment by taking nice jacket photos of the author, and asking them to get a haircut.

If it wasnt a birthday present, I would never have given this book a second glance. All because of that ugly dude staring back at me, uncreative name, and spam e-mail graphic design type cover, and thats a shame. Good book. Well worth having in your collection. (if your the cookbook type). If your feeling nice, and want to get your grill on, you can support thefoodass.com by buying How To Grill from Amazon.

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