Originally posted 2010-05-18 00:18:00.
So what, it’s a farmer’s market? What’s the Big Deal? And what the heck is Overtown?
This program was initiated first by the Wholesome Wave Charitable Venture in 2008 at 12 farmers markets in California, Connecticut and Massachusetts, the Double Value Coupon Program has expanded to an additional 44 farmers’ markets in 2009. Currently there are more than 60 markets in 12 states and the Washington, D.C, including California, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, New York, Rhode Island, Vermont and Virginia.
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Originally posted 2010-04-07 21:28:00.
“So, come DOWN and see this!”
La Diva plowed on and found I had completed my lengthy prep list only a few hours later. By 7 pm, I was on the couch with a glass of wine. I looked at the clock and thought to myself: “Damn. I think I could have gone up there for a bit…”
“Um, Dhani was there?”
“Yeah, I told you. I told you to come down. He wasn’t sure if I was Australian or New Zealand.”
“I thought you said Todd English told you that.”
“No! I said DHANI!”
“Dhani Jones asked me that, he’s a very well-traveled guy. You love him. You know him, he’s on the Travel Channel, he’s an ex-NFL football player for the Bengals.”
A very crestfallen La Diva said, “Um, yeah, I know.”
and nary a Diva to be seen. : (
PAY ATTENTION to your husband when he’s trying to tell you something.
Sometimes it’s good to take a break to enjoy yourself and meet people that inspire you.
Originally posted 2010-02-11 02:32:00.
BEEF and BEANS!
And I bet you thought instantly of hearty bowl of chili and beans, didn’t you?
So did La Diva.
A few Saturdays back, La Diva was enjoying her PBS cooking shows and this time, Simply Ming was on. His schtick is using ingredients from East and West and this week’s ingredients were soy sauce and olive oil. Ming had his parents on the show and Daddy Tsai was making this amazing noodle cake in a fry pan! Seeing as La Diva and DJ Nevah L8 just had recently greedily devoured a fried noodle cake at Hong Kong Noodle in North Miami, La Diva was eager to give it a shot!
Originally posted 2010-02-03 21:46:00.
(Click Tony’s photo to find out what the hell he’s talking about and watch him burn SIX TONS OF COCAINE in Panama!)
“Heh, heh, he said cocaine…heh, heh…”
But seriously, his honesty and humility in saccharine TV land is so refreshing and you JUST KNOW those comments would never fly on the Food Network. The man is an open book!
“There seems to be some understandable confusion with the announcement of our upcoming “web series”, ALTERNATE UNIVERSE. Reactions varying between “WTF!!??” and ” This time he’s jumped the shark for sure.” While shark jumping is always a danger–particularly since me and my partners take a perverse delight in flirting with just that with every new outrage (The family friendly Sardinia show being an example of a profoundly risky rub up against ‘off-brand,’ late-era Fonzarelli), these dark, nasty, frequently foul TWO MINUTE LONG web extras are not a replacement for NO RESERVATIONS. They are not a pilot for some new, family friendly, watered down follow on. They are instead brief, often violent, alt versions of NO RES–representing things we could never have done on the actual show-or the way things should have gone on the show–or animated acknowledgments of what already went terribly wrong on the show. Or, for example, my take on the network’s “Travel Bug” promo campaign–about which I was, shall we say…dubious.
They’ll appear on the fan site–for those who wish to click on them. I wrote the damn things–so there’s nobody to blame but me if they’re not as quick, nasty–and funny as I think they are. And I want to thank Andrew Zimmern and Samantha Brown in advance–for their extraordinarily good humored participation in one particularly lurid episode. I hope we don’t freak out their fan base.”
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Originally posted 2010-01-20 03:37:00.