Episode 1 :: Welcome to My Life as a Foodie

Japanese Noodles at Ebisu

In the first episode, which you can certainly consider a primer or pilot, I introduce myself, and explain exactly what this is and what to expect. Truth be told, even I don’t know what to expect. But thanks for tuning in regardless.

Thanks to immigration, which is the staple of our country, there’s a wide variety of food available to all of us, and I think it’s a crime not to at least explore it. The possibilities are endless as far as I’m concerned. Why not venture out to Asian, Mexican or Middle Eastern markets?

Look at what’s out there. Explore. You might just find some reproductive organs from a pig waiting for you. 😀

FoodTV, which I have a love/hate relationship with, gets some time. I explain what I like about it, and what I don’t. I also explain why I think it’s important that we slow things down and try to eat meals at home, and at the table.

Then I take you on my trip to Ebisu, a Japanese Noodle house here in Orange County. We had ramen, and it was a far cry from what you might think ramen really is. Those 25 cent bags of dried noodles you find in the grocery store? That’s not ramen. Listen to the show, then watch this slideshow of our visit (in Quicktime format).

Before we depart, I rant on the so-called righteous ones who think they know what’s best for all of us (that would be you, Vegans) and fill you in on my love for organ meats, and nasty bits.

Download Episode 1 here and watch the slideshow of our meal at Ebisu.

Music in this episode by Thomas Newman, the greatest living composer of our time yet to win an oscar. Buy it here.

You can also to my podcast in iTunes here.

Thanks for listening. Now get out there and eat something different.

Phil