Saturday, October 30, 2010

Shit That's F-ed in the World Vol. I: Poop Coffee

The most expensive coffee in the world is squeezed out the ass of a this:

That's right...

Kopi luwak (Indonesian [ˈkopi ˈlu.ak]), or civet coffee, is coffee made from the beans of coffee berries which have been eaten by the Asian Palm Civet (Paradoxurus hermaphroditus) and other related civets, then passed through its digestive tract.[1] A civet eats the berries for their fleshy pulp. In its stomach, proteolytic enzymes seep into the beans, making shorter peptides and more free amino acids. Passing through a civet's intestines the beans are then defecated, keeping their shape. After gathering, thorough washing, sun drying, light roasting and brewing, these beans yield an aromatic coffee with much less bitterness, widely noted as the most expensive coffee in the world.

Kopi luwak is produced mainly on the islands of Sumatra, Java, Bali and Sulawesi in the Indonesian Archipelago, and also in the Philippines (where the product is called motit coffee in the Cordillera and kape alamid in Tagalog areas) and also in East Timor (where it is called kafé-laku). Weasel coffee is a loose English translation of its name cà phê Chồn in Vietnam, where popular, chemically simulated versions are also produced.

Wow.... WOOOOW.

Dear Jebus, Why Do Some Images Have to Be So Disturbing?

Yeah. Try to burn that one out of your brain tube. Good luck.


Supporting Gulf Shrimp is all the rage right now. Do it, order it, buy it... suck dem' heads. Our fishermen need you.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Mistake! Mistake!... Mistake, Mistake, Mistake!

Awkward Silence Followed By Genuine Confusion

My Annual Tip-Of-The-Hat to Something I Hate

Homemade Vegan Candy Corn


1 cup sugar
2/3 cup corn syrup (preferably organic, avoid high fructose corn syrup!)
5 tablespoons Earth Balance (or other vegan margarine)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1/3 cup powdered soy milk
a pinch of sea salt
Red & yellow food coloring

In a large saucepan, bring the sugar, corn syrup, Earth Balance, & vanilla to a boil over high heat.

Reduce the heat to medium & boil the mixture for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. After 5 minutes, remove from heat.

Sift the powdered sugar, powdered soy milk, & salt into medium bowl.

Add the powdered sugar mixture to pan & stir to combine.

Let the mixture stand until slightly warm to touch, about 20 minutes.

Divide the dough into 3 equal pieces.

Consider putting on rubber gloves, so you don't stain your hands. Add several drops of yellow food coloring to one piece of dough & knead food coloring into the dough until smooth and color is even. Repeat using red & yellow food coloring (for orange) with the second piece & leave the last piece white, but knead it until smooth. This isn't an easy task & could take up to 15 minutes!

Roll each piece into ropes of equal length (don't roll too thin or the dough will break) and push the three ropes together to form a long rectangle.

Using sharp knife, cut the ropes into triangles. Some will be white tipped & some will be yellow tipped.

Shape the candy corn as desired! You can even make Mellowcreme Pumpkins!

This yielded 110 candy corn, all larger than the store bought ones you're used to! You could easily half this recipe & have a ton to share with others. I made mine somewhat large, as they're easier to work with, but you could make smaller ones & have a TON!

Monday, October 11, 2010

And For My Final Peanut Butter Post

This may have been the best meal I've had in the last 6 months.

Black Coffee. Honey Roasted Fresh Ground Peanut Butter, High Fiber Bread, Homemade Low-Sugar Blueberry Jam made from Hand-Harvested New York State Blueberries.

Isn't it amazing when something so simple rocks your socks so profoundly?

Have I Told You Lately That I love you?

Not Rod... Peanut Butter.

I think it may be my favorite food in the whole world.

Apparently I'm not alone...

Street Food


Thursday, October 7, 2010

Eww... Mmm...

Drool... Vurp... Mmmm.... Ick... Mmmmmnnnnnn..... Gulp....

I'm confused.

Man's Greatest Invention...?

This was on Yahoo's homepage today:

OK. So Spaghetti Tacos are "all the rage" for 12 year old humans right now. Whatever the f%&ck that means NY Times... 12 year olds don't know their ass from a hole in the ground.

Regardless, it got me thinking about what other kinds of weird tac
o things are going on out there. I mean, the taco is so incredibly mindbogglingly amazing that it must be put to other uses right... ? The answer is yes.

Some of the 'other uses' I found:
Each more delicious then the next. Sigh... Tacos... Man's greatest invention...?

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

For the Catsup Lover

Exotic Ketchup is apparently all the rage... Uhh... or at least it's probably excited at least three people.

Who Knew Beans Could be Spelled With a 'Z'... Heinz Just Got Way More Bad Ass

I just went to the Heinz website to peruse some recipes (Awkward silence... yeah, it's shameful, I know. At least I'm not still looking at porn... or pictures of Tom Selleck.)

... and they actually have a recipe for:

"Beanz on Toast"


  • Bread
  • Ham
  • Heinz Baked Beanz®
  • Cheese
  • 1 egg

Top 2 slices of toast with some ham, then some Heinz Baked Beanz®:, then cheese.

Grill until the cheese has melted all over the beans and top with a fried or poached egg.

Super Sweet.