From the monthly archives:

February 2009

Bits & Bites

by Matt on February 27, 2009

You know it’s been forever and then some since I’ve done any Bits & Bites. I think I’ll change that by posting on Fridays and give you senseless information you couldn’t possibly need. What do ya think? It’s ok, you can groan and roll your eyes. A Homemade Life One of the best things about [...]


Times Online

by Matt on February 24, 2009

Wow! I want to thank the Times Online for selecting this blog as one of their Top 50 in the World! I’m completely humbled to be in the list at #7 and proud to be featured alongside some of my favorite food bloggers, I really am. I am proudly wearing a perma-grin right now. Over [...]


Aguas Frescas

by Matt on February 23, 2009

Can I pleeeeeeeeeease meet the man or woman who invented Agua Fresca? I’ve got a hug, a kiss, a handshake and a future newborn that I’d like to name after them. I’m serious. Ok, so perhaps I’ll never meet the person who decided to add fresh chunks of fruit to water and ice. I realize [...]


Happy Valentine’s Day

by Matt on February 12, 2009

Boy, what a week it’s been. I had the best of intentions as I approached this blog post. It began as tips and ideas for the 14th but then the press releases and emails started flooding the inboxes of just about everyone. Eat This Chocolate! Try This Oyster! Shuck It Yourself! Paint It Red! Jump [...]



by Matt on February 11, 2009

And here I thought I was the only one that drank a bottle of wine and worked on the computer? Surely he was smokin’ something. Hoax or not someone sure has a lot of time on their hands.


25 Things You Won’t Get To Know About Me

by Matt on February 4, 2009

Tag tag tag tag tag tag tag me all you want (20+ times already) but I will not not not not do the 25 Things Meme! No! Ok, maybe I should? All the cool cats have. PS For some reason I remember doing this like 2 years ago. But my memory is going quickly. Who [...]


Years ago when I was a round nugget of a child running around in terry-cloth shorts I had a book I read to myself many times over. It involved some Amphibian or Owl With Shoes who lived inside a mushroom or hollow tree. I can’t remember much of the story but the one thing that [...]


Supporting Good Food with Evan Kleiman

by Matt on February 1, 2009

I’m a very big fan of all things KCRW. I get a huge amount of my news from public radio as well as my music fixes from guys like Raul Campos and Jason Bentley (I like to dance, what can I say). And most importantly KCRW gives us Good Food, that wonderful program on all [...]