Episode 27 :: A Foodie Halloween

I promised you a haunting episode, and here it is – A Foodie Halloween. Today, we’re drinking my favorite IPA of all time – Russian River Brewing’s Pliny The Elder.  We’re also making the freshest tasting and easiest to make dish ever: Blood of Dracula Soup (cold beet soup).  It’s a dish so easy, even a dead man can make it.  There’s a discussion of Community Supported Agriculture programs, and I share my experiences of living with a real (friendly) ghost.

But the main event, what you’re all tuning in for, is the Horror Movie Quote game.  I play 21 quotes from multiple horror movies and you guess the names of the movies.  Email your answers to zerofaceproject (at) yahoo.com.  Be the first to get all 21 correct, and you will win a bottle of Autumn Maple from The Bruery, the perfect Fall beer made with yams and love.  Contest ends November 6th.  If no one has answered all 21 correctly by then, I will declare the first person to send me the most answers correct the winner.  Check the comments section of this episode for details and updates.

UPDATE 11/7: The contest is officially over. Congratulations to listener Jessica, who got 19 of 21 correct. Enjoy the bottle of Autumn Maple, Jessica!

Download A Foodie Halloween here.

To see pictures from this episode, check out the Zeroface photo blog.

Music Credits:
Draining Faces by Skinny Puppy
Epilogue by Skinny Puppy
Movie 13 by Doubting Thomas
F862 by Doubting Thomas
Stuck In The Mud by Rob Zombie
To the House by Rob Zombie
Munsters Theme by Los Straitjackets
Halloween (she gets so mean) by Rob Zombie
Suck Pump by Bile

Additional music from Agony Before Death’s forthcoming album “Rain Check Policy” (a zeroface project)

And just for fun, The Exorcist in 30 seconds.

Thanks for continued support of My Life as a Foodie, and for your votes in the podcast awards at podcastawards.com

Happy Halloween!

4th Annual Podcast Awards Finalist

4th Annual Podcast AwardsIt is with great honor that I am able to announce that My Life as a Foodie has been chosen as a finalist in the Food & Drink category of the 4th Annual Podcast Awards, along with fellow Beer Safari members Father Spoon and Sickpuppy at Should I Drink That?

Voting is now open and will remain open through November 6th.  Please take the time to vote for My Life as a Foodie in the Food & Drink category at www.podcastawards.com.

You can vote once every 24 hours, so if you get a chance to vote every day, that would be great.  Otherwise, vote when you can. Voting beyond the initial nomination stage is strictly people’s choice, so the most votes wins the category outright.

For those of you who nominated my podcast in the first place, Thank You!  I was humbled to see my podcast’s name announced, especially since I did not mention these awards on my show.  But it’s a great feeling to be acknowledged.  Anything beyond this would be icing on the cake.

Thanks again for your continued support of My Life as a Foodie, and look for our special Halloween episode a week from today (Thursday).  I hope you’re all cracking out those scary movies and tuning up for the Horror Movie Quote Game.  There’s a decent bottle of beer from The Bruery in it for you.

Episode 26 :: Philly’s Best

Philly's Best

The Dodgers may have been dominated by the Philadelphia Phillies in the MLB playoffs, but I’m not going to hold it against them, or their food. Everyone has their favorite sandwich. Ask anyone what their favorite sandwich is and they’ll give you an answer. For some, it’s the sub. Others may like a Rueben, a grilled cheese sandwich, or maybe just a hamburger. For me, it’s the Philly Cheesesteak. Here in Southern California, the closest we can get to an authentic Philly Cheesesteak is from Philly’s Best, a chain that imports authentic ingredients from Philadelphia.

Also in this episode:
• Kilt Lifter Scotch Ale from Moylan’s
• Like horror movies? Join me in two weeks for a special Halloween episode, try your hand in the Scary Movie Quote Game, and win a bottle of The Bruery’s Autumn Maple, the perfect Fall beer.
• Food shortage problems in Cuba
BeachGreens now delivers fresh local produce to your home or business
• Tony Madone and his Colorado-based farm-to-table project
• A rep for Budweiser throws his weight around at some indie bands from Muncie
• New documentary about young up-and-coming farmers, The Greenhorns.

Listen to this episode here.

Check out my pictures from Philly’s Best.

Music in this episode by Pendulum. Download it in the iTunes store.

Episode 25 :: Hops, but not any longer

When you’re listening to a beer show and it has the word “hops” in the title, it’s a no-brainer that the show’s going to feature an IPA, right?  But see – this is when the food show kicks in.  This show isn’t just about beer – yes, we’re featuring an IPA on the show – it’s about food.  And when you say “hops” I say “Kermit De Frog”, then I eat his chicken-tasting ass.

On this week’s show, Maui Brewing’s Big Swell IPA and pan fried frog’s legs.  There hasn’t been a pairing like this since Bogart and Hepburn.  And to make matters even better, there’s a slideshow for this episode.  I  wish I could say they didn’t taste like chicken, but I’ll damned if they don’t taste like chicken.  Where’s the wing sauce?

Also in this episode:
• Our weekend trip to Sonoma/Napa and Ad Hoc
Andre Ethier’s food blog
• Recap of our trip to The Bruery (complete with tasting notes)
• PETA wins MLaaF points for going undercover at an Iowa pig farm
• New documentary – Food, Inc.
• PETA loses MLaaF points for recommending that Ben & Jerry use breast milk
• Could the current economy mean the return of Offal?

Listen to Episode 25 now.

Dispelling the rumors that I’ve gotten lazy, I’ve made a slide show for this episode. Watch it here.

Music in this episode by The Crystal Method. Download it from the iTunes Store.