I’m stoked to announce that I’m writing a new column for Table Matters called “Forgotten Foods.” Every month, I’ll be featuring a different recipe (or family of recipes) that used to be popular but, for whatever reason, has fallen out of favor. You can expect: old cookbook weirdness, delicious recipes, and a lot of butter and cream.
The first piece is about a mega-delicious, late-1800s bachelor food that gave people absolutely batshit dreams. I am not making this up. Ladies and gentlemen, get ready to experience the glory of Welsh rarebit.
LADIES, omg there are so many awful guys we have to watch out for!!!!! Thankfully, I have detailed them all for you in a new piece on the Huffington Post.
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I have a new piece up on The Big Jewel today: City Health Advisory: Fancy Cockroaches.
Last year, I had the opportunity to develop drink recipes for Cocktails With Stan, an awesome little YouTube interview show where Stan Lee and Jenna Busch talk with people of geeky fame. Unfortunately, they didn’t end up posting the recipes with the videos. But! I’ll be sharing a few of them here.
From the Nathan Fillion episode.
In honor of Firefly, an old west cocktail any Browncoat would be proud to drink.
- 1 shot bourbon whiskey
- 4 oz. root beer or sarsaparilla
- A few dashes of angostura bitters
Pour the bourbon and bitters over ice in a lowball glass; top with the root beer. Shiny!
DJ Faucet (Performing a Best-of Set in the Sketch Cagematch)
Thursday, March 21 at 11 p.m. on the Mainstage
Bone Mouth (Performing New Sketches and Old Favorites)
Friday, March 22 at 9:30 p.m. in the Del Close Theater
Both shows are at iO West, 6366 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles.
My iO West headliner sketch team, DJ Faucet, has new sketches for the viewing public two weekends in a row! One of these has insanely rehearsed choreography. This sketch MAY OR MAY NOT knock your socks off (if it doesn’t, it’s probably because getting your socks knocked off is physically unlikely, and not because the sketch isn’t awesome — it is).
SO COME SEE US:
- Sunday, February 24 at 10 p.m.
- Sunday, March 6 at 7:30 p.m.
Both shows are $5, or you can get 2-for-1 tickets if you show this blog post at the box office (either printing it out or on your phone).
iO West is at 6366 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles, CA
And hey, just look at how awesome we are:
Allow me to present a new video from one of my sketch comedy groups, Bone Mouth. Because sometimes, your reality just breaks down.
I’m very pleased to note that one of my McSweeney’s pieces, The San Diego Snake Company’s September Newsletter, was featured in the “Further Reading” section of Fakes, a new anthology of…well, fake things. David Shields and Matthew Vollmer pulled together work from awesome people like George Saunders, and I highly recommend picking up a copy.
I have a new article up on Relish, 3 Pancake Recipes to Test Your Relationship. While the personal content of the article is a little…erhm, outdated at this point, the recipes are every bit as delicious. I mean, cornmeal pancakes with maple-rhubarb sauce? Come on. So good.
Photo: Mark Boughton Photography / styling by Teresa Blackburn, via Relish