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    DO write, call, fax, telegraph, smoke signal, or whatever those lazy &^(*&^(*^%% in Washington, D.C.

    (I must be careful about what I say, the 0.1% may have me declared a enemy combatant, and droned…)

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    EFF
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    Arstechnica

    Just remember, the RIAA, MPAA, and FAG can accuse, try and execute you (or your blog) without due process….

  • Eat Sh*t and Die…

    Image replaced due to 4 fat women threatening to sit on me

    Yet another of my associates succumbs to the grips of the medical profession. So many syndromes, diseases, conditions, cancers, etc, etc, etc. The real pity is that a goodly number of these can be traced back to what one of other foodies (Ren over at EdibleAria), calls the Standard American Diet, or SAD for short.

    I am not as deep into this as a lot of people, or in as deep as I should be, I do tend towards fresh food, cooked at the lair, with a minimum of prepared food. Fresh meats, fresh veggies, cereals and grains, all prepared in fairly simple ways. But then again I ALWAYS have the roguechef twist…

    I’ve rambled on about this before, in my posts about controlling sodium, but I need to start laying out some ways to work tasty healthy food into the diet of the denizens. I suppose the real galvanizing event was watching one of the lair, who has diabetes and high blood pressure, produce a can of prepared pasta crap by “famous” chief with an Italian / french name, and have that for dinner, turning down a Chicken stew over pasta meal.

    My concept cuisine would be a Asian / Mediterranean fusion with a bit of vegan thrown in. If we look at both Asian and Mediterranean cuisines, we find that meat is a flavor or a side dish. ~50% of the dishes are vegetarian or very close to it, and another %25 use meat, not as a main course but as a flavor boost to the main dish. (I do speak of authentic dishes, not AmerAsian or some such fusion.) As an example a Vietnamese cole slaw with shredded chicken, say 2 cups of shredded bok choy as the slaw and 1 skinless chicken breast dry roasted and shredded into it. Or perhaps a Arabic Mezze of humus, baba ganoush, pita, and a small grilled kabob.

    As I said “Eat Sh*t and Die…”
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  • In the interest of full disclosure…

    wow
    To quote the New York Times…

    The F.T.C. said that beginning on Dec. 1, bloggers who review products must disclose any connection with advertisers, including, in most cases, the receipt of free products and whether or not they were paid in any way by advertisers, as occurs frequently.

    Be it known, the following :

    1. I have been paid by the Constituents of the Poultry (Chickens, Turkeys, Ducks) industry to provide more grain articles.
    2. I have been paid by the Constituents of the Beef (Cows) industry to provide more Pork articles.
    3. I have been paid by the Constituents of the Pork (Pigs) industry to provide more Beef articles.
    4. I have been paid by the Constituents of the Root Vegetable industry to provide more Leaf Vegetable articles.
    5. I have been paid by the Constituents of the Leaf Vegetable industry to provide more Root Vegetable articles.
    6. I have been paid by the Constituents of the Tofu industry to provide more Tofu articles.
    7. Evidently no one wants to eat tofu anyway…

    And BTW: I am considering a writing a cookbook, (which I will shamelessly plug in my articles, it is also possible I will mass market prepared spice rub to my 10’s of readers, as well as a line of knives, cookware, stoves, kitchens, computers, software, and any sellable item found in the dictionary, all of which may or may not be branded with my logo.

    As an additional item, I do accept discounts, coupons, and free items from various grocery stores. (This is called shopping)..

    As I am sure there is at least one lawyer following this blog, please feel free to comment on items I may have missed.

    P.S. I got a good buy on toilet tissue, as well. (Yes that is also connected with cooking, as a required product to compete after processing, therefore under the terms of the regulations I must declare my shilling for the Toilet paper industry by running a cooking blog…)