Thursday, October 29, 2015

My Dream Kitchen

Everyone that loves to cook, dreams of having the ultimate kitchen. And those who have the money build them. I used to work in construction, and I've worked on some homes with really nice kitchens.

Ask most home cooks what their dream kitchen would consist of and you'll pretty much get the same answers. A big 6 or 8 burner gas stove, with double ovens. A big island, granite counter tops, lots of counter space, and lots of cabinet space, and maybe they'll want a big fridge and freezer.

That's all well and good. But they're missing the point.

Friday, October 23, 2015

Death by Bad Chain Cheeseburger - Crapplebee's

I started doing a series of burger posts back in late August titled Death by Cheeseburger. I needed to take a break, because, as much as I love burgers, they are incredibly unhealthy and I don't want to die just yet.

I also have been doing a series of posts titled Bad Chains, where I eat at a bottom of the barrel chain restaurant and write down my thoughts about the experience.

Those especially are a lot of fun. As much as I want to keep the content on the blog positive, (excusing a rant or two) sometimes I really enjoy reveling in just how bad the food at some of these chains are. I know, it's weird, but I'm fascinated not only by food, but by food culture in general, both good and bad.

Applebee's has launched a new burger menu. I haven't seen any since, but during the summer, Applebee's flooded TV with commercials about their new burgers. Applebee's has been on my crap list for some time, as the food there is not good. They are ubiquitous though, and according to Wikipedia they have more than 2,000 restaurants in the US. So it's likely most everyone has eaten there at least once.

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Pumpkin Pushers

Here we go again.

Every year at this time, we get overloaded with pumpkin everything.

Pumpkin coffee drinks.
Pumpkin beer.
Pumpkin cake.
Pumpkin french toast.

It gets worse.

There's pumpkin spiced potato chips (yes, really).
Pumpkin flavored croutons.
Pumpkin flavored butter.
Pumpkin spiced nuts.

On and on it goes. I've barely scratched the surface. There's nothing off limits. If you can think of it, some company has pumpkinized it (to coin a phrase).