I have been doing several things! For example, building a cardboard town for this video I wrote for DJ Faucet:
Additionally, I have two new food articles up on Table Matters. One is on why you shouldn’t eat at Dunkin’ Donuts (with a recipe for the absolutely kick-ass homemade maple-frosted donuts you see above) and the other is about locally produced cookbooks from the 70s and 80s, with an awesome recipe for “The Ribsticker” and a terrifying recipe for Gumdrop Bread.
My newest Table Matters column is up — it’s about the weird medical history of chocolate, and it features a recipe for chocolate cake spiced to help balance your four humors.
My iO West main stage team, DJ Faucet, is performing two shows in the Chicago Sketch Comedy Festival this weekend, January 10 and 11 at 8 pm. Get more information and tickets on the Chicago Sketch Comedy Festival website!
I have two new pieces of writing…ON THE INTERNET!
A Spoonful of Sugar
A Halloweeny article that ended up being published in December about an awesome early 1900s booklet that juxtaposes candy recipes with testimonials for a tonic that cured all menstrual ills. Plus — recipes for after dinner mint pulled teeth and fig eyes!
5 Reasons Why Self-Loathing Is the Key to Low-Stress Holidays
I used to get anxious during holiday season, dealing with all the joy and bustle, but now I just relax and hate myself instead! Learn the amazing secrets to how you can too.
For Thanksgiving, at least. I tell you why in my most recent Table Matters article. Plus, I give you recipes for three awesome, non-pumpkin desserts (including the amazing, molassesy Indian Pudding above).