Friday, March 13, 2009

Saturday Market Report

Hi, quick notes and stuff today. I decided to post farmer's market pics on Friday so you can know what to expect when you shop this weekend. Hopefully we'll get some strawberries and other fruits soon, but there's a lot more softer greens and not necessarily just the bitter stuff. Asparagus is here, but I haven't spotted the big Zuckerman asparagus boxes yet. Soon to come.

Onto the pics:

Monstrous Eureka Lemons

Girls Scout Cookies during hard times - $4.00 = rough.

No, it's not pussywillow.

Dual Hands in Ass Pockets Pose, it's about as effective as Blue Steel

You too can grow plants in your 200 sq ft. $4000 SOMA apartment

Miette macarons with coffee, supposedly for eating, but really meant for morning jaw exercise.

Blue + Purple Taters, a SF metaphor for life if you want it to be.

I don't know why knit hats are necessary for dudes in 60 degree weather.

Random cool shadow picture. Pointless really.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Wednesday Night Test Kitchen On Hold - Making Up With Taco Flavored Kisses.

Sorry, there was no test kitchen last night as I have been frantically running around looking at apartments here and there. Then I pulled into Poleng for 1 drink which turned out to be more like 4 or 5 of course. That's how nights always seem to end up there, ah.

Anyhoot, to make up for no Test Kitchen, I've got great pics of one of the best (my favorite) taco trucks in the Bay Area. This fabulous "roach coach" (actually it's really clean inside, cleaner than most restaurant kitchens) is called Tacos Estrellas. They make ginormous super burritos with a bevy of meat choices and pig cuts - lengua, buche, cabeza, tripe, chicharron, carnitas, chorizo, etc.. I'm personally a lengua and cabeza man, so I totally do the Super Burrito with some of that half and half pig head action - inside and out. Their fish tacos are also killer. I haven't been to all the taco trucks, but out of the many I have been to, this is the best.

The only problem is, how the hell do I find it?

Go 880 South from Bay Bridge, exit High St, take a right towards Alameda and onto High St. The truck is in an almost abandoned dirt lot on the left during lunch hours. Hey, nobody ever said finding great tacos was going to be easy.

Here are some sweet taco flavored kisses (photos) for you all:

A smorgasbord of delightful choices...

Specials: Tacos De Buche = Tacos De Fuck Yeah

An order of +Tax comes with every meal.

Why does the star dude need red gloves and red shoes?

"Sir, would you prefer a seat with a dirt lot home depot view or dirt lot highway view."

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Fetish Food Tuesdays - Geoduck

I was thinking about doing a weird stuff blog that most people don't encounter or eat on a day to day basis, so I may now devote Tuesdays to blogging about something weird/phallic/kinky and food related.

Today happens to be geoduck day, which sounds like "gooey duck." With a blog named Hot Food Porn and with a blogger loving all things "duck" related, naturally, the geoduck is a perfect start to Fetish Food Tuesdays.

Look, let's not beat around it and just call a spade a spade. The geoduck looks like a massive dick and tastes like a soft subtly briny sweet clam. For anyone that's had surf clam, geoduck sashimi is more sweeter, more delicate, crisp and flavorful.

I'd like to thank Leonard for sharing the following awesome video on Facebook and apologize for boofing it and putting it on my blog. I simply cannot deny my giant audience of maybe 3 people. One of which I think is from New Zealand according to Google Analytics. Hot Food Porn is totally international.

This is a video of Hung from Top Chef cleaning and preparing a couple of wonderful geoduck dishes. Not much is better than geoduck raw.

Onto the food porn:

Monday, March 9, 2009

Can Bourdain Ever Love Rachel Ray?

Pretty good Bourdain blog today. I definitely know the feeling of the coming and going lifestyle from work and travelling. It is a constant feeling of unsettled motion. You're never quite leaving, but you're never gone quite enough. Funny little end segment from Tony himself:

"This development ...following hot on the heels of Rachael saying nice things about me on Nightline has caused me no small amount of confusion, panic, and misery. I don't know whether to go out and shoot a puppy-or send Rachael a fruit basket. It just does me no good at all to think of Rachael as a Dolls fan. It's really only a matter of time now until my daughter looks up from her grilled cheese and says "Yummo!!"

Only repeated viewings of Sandra Lee on YouTube slathering canned frosting on her "Kwaanza Cake" with an insane glint in her eye (a piece of video every American should see as a cautionary exercise-like a particularly gruesome highway safety film) can make me feel like I'm playing for the right team."

Always nice to know that Sandra Lee can still always fill the gaps as the equivalent of ketchup on ribeye in the culinary world. Hope nobody tells her to read this, it might destroy her show.