Mr Fed Up

Just a guy looking for good grub.

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  • Location: New Orleans
  • Favorite foods: I am a health freak, and I always like creative combinations.

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Cereal Eats: A Disappointing Sampling Of Special K Varieties

I was really sad this past year, when I suddenly could no longer find Special K Blueberry. Now that was a truly 'special' cereal! Each flake was infused with little blue specks of blueberry flavoring, and the random oat clusters were just a bonus! How could they get rid of such an awesome cereal!?!

I will admit, the new multigrain Special K is pretty decent.

Food Podcasts!

NPR's Food podcast is GREAT. But the single best: The Sporkful. It is entertaining, insightful, and can make you question your own eating habits/decisions.

Cereal Eats: Basic 4 is Delicious

'Dinner Cereal'....lets make that a 'thing'!

Cereal Eats: What's The Deal With Product 19?

@Serial Cereal Eater;
While I have never tried it, I have see 'Quisp' being sold regularly at the grocery store chain 'Fresh Market.' It is a regional chain in the South East I believe that has more 'gourmet products'. I am always surprised to see this cereal hidden amongst the premium granola and fancy cereals.

Oh. and While I don't have a real opinion on Product 19 (except it always seems to be at my parent's house), sometimes the simple stuff ROCKS!

[New Orleans] What restaurants are featured in HBO show Treme?

FYI, Hubigs factory was burnt down about a year ago. Hopefully they will rebuild. I work near their old factory. There are efforts to raise money to bring back Hubigs Pies.

I actually don't watch "Treme" so I really cant help with what places are featured in the show.

Open Thread: What's One Food You Wish You Liked?

Olives. Capers. and I am happy to see I am not the only one who can't drink alcohol! Although, at the end of the day, I am happy not drinking, because my bill is always far cheaper then my friend's when we get dinner.

On Bourdain.

@PrimalPinoy, I agree...his new 'cranky-old-man' attitude is awesome great! And I agree with everyone, that the production value of the CNN show really is a step above any other TV he has done.

On Bourdain.

I think the new CNN show is either amazing or terrible. Some episodes are simply awesome, while others quickly loose interest. But being on CNN is a huge step for him and I think he is only going to keep on getting better. He has a unique, highly opinionated perspective that keeps thing entertaining.

What edible to bring from Europe?

vacuumed packed, dried chestnuts. They are far cheaper then buying them in the States.

New Orleans Eats

NOLA (one of Emmeriel's places) is AWESOME.

If you can make it over to Sake Cafe on Magazine, the whole experience there is really good (if you like sushi)

Do you have an acquired taste?

Mushrooms...and blue cheese.
I used to hate them and now they are some of my favorite things.

Baton Rouge Restaurant Recommendations?

I hate to say this...but honestly make the drive an hour South and check out one of the MANY awesome places in New Orleans (Emmeriel's NOLA is GREAT!).

(I am a little bias though, I am from New Orleans)

Funkadelic Cheeses: The Source of the Smell

Grayson! Still the best 'stinky' cheese I know! I promise, if you like the strong stuff, you will LOVE this cheese:

Favorite Kitchen/Food Smell...

Roasted garlic (like everybody else), grilled onions, stinky cheese warmed up (melted), and roasted broccoli

A Big Big Bag of Spinach

Like everyone else says, It really does cook down a LOT! Topping pizza (pre-bake) with a huge pile of spinach always amazes me how much it shrinks down once I pull the pizza out of the oven.

Favorite On-The-Go Bars

I have tried many...MANY...different energy/power bars.
Clif bars are generally always good (I love the 'Peanut Buzz' flavor). But check our ProMax line of bars- their cookie dough is awesome. And Pure Protein's Smores flavors is one of my favorite (but you have to accept that Pure Protein is using alot of 'fake' things to make it-sugar substitutes, etc. This does not really bother me, but some people only want 'natural' bars).

But my favorite snack if you can find a place to store it is this:

I know its not a 'bar,' but if you can keep the yogurt somewhere until you need it, this is an AMAZING combo that hits all the nutritional marks (or at least mine)!

Subliminal advertising...or what?

Half the time the 'sizzle' is more important than the 'steak' (subliminal or blunt) gets us to buy junk that we would normally write off.
Have you seen the 'flavor' names of sports drinks? No longer is there a lemon or cherry flavor. All you see are 'flavors' with names like 'Glacier Chill' or 'Tidal Rush'...What is Tidal Rush supposed to taste like?!? Salt water?!?
I guess they figure with descriptive names likes these, they can tie into our emotions and use that to lure us into purchasing their junk.

Favorite Japanese Food?

A Japanese sweet potato (yam?) that I picked up in a Ginza district dept store was pretty amazing. I list a BUNCH of cool Japanese foods on a recent post:

Taking leftovers and making great food!

Omelets! You can ALWAYS find a place for leftovers in an omelet!

What dish best represents the food of your region?

New Orleans: Crawfish and plenty of seasoning on EVERYTHING.

Pet Peeves When Dining Out

Getting a item on the menu that has a bunch of crud on it that was not listed on the menu...for example; ordering a tuna sushi roll and having the waiter bring you something covered in 'chef special sauce' and 'crunchy'. Or getting a green salad and filled with a bunch of nuts, olives, etc.


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