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All Bacon Cheeseburger Chicago Food Humor Pizza Politics Uncategorized

Hi, Virtual Cheeseburger Nation! I’m putting this blog into cryogenic stasis.

Well, hello there.
You may have already noticed that the regular posts to Virtual CheeseBlogger are on semi-permanent double-secret hiatus. I’m taking a break to work on other things. If some rip in the space-time continuum happens and somehow blogging resumes, you will be notified on the Virtual Cheeseburger Facebook page, which is also on semi-permanent double-secret hiatus.

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Chocolate Food Holiday

National Chocolate Day

Hi. It’s National Chocolate Day.

Get some. Eat it. That is all.

Chocolate - More, Please?

To get in the upcoming holiday mood, here’s an alternative to the Yule Log video, featuring my last batch of fudge in its boiling stage:

OK, it’s not a Wonka fountain and chocolate river, but I only have so much space in my home.

Besides, think of the liability…

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All Baking booze Bread Food Food Porn Holiday Humor Recipes

Thanksgiving Super Stuffing! Also A Turkey Day Myth Dispelled

Much of this article was previously posted on Nov 22, 2010
Since most of you SOBs probably didn’t read it the first time, I’m posting a revision, now with photos!

Thanksgiving is coming up soon.

It is quite possibly the best freakin’ food-related holiday in existence.

I’m quite happy to celebrate this blessed day of thanks, and I encourage all to do their very best to stuff the hell out of themselves and each other with turkey and stuffing and cranberries and potatoes and gravy (aka turkey syrup) and pie without exploding or causing any serious coronary events, all while managing to stay pleasantly in a food/booze coma/buzz, thus unknowingly saving us all from years of potential family conflicts and Hatfield/McCoy-style feuds. I think, at the very least, it’s your patriotic duty to try.

That said, I must now enter the rant portion of this post, which involves the widely spread rumor of the tasty, but innocent giant roasted bird that we love so much – The Turkey.

A Turkey Day Myth Dispelled:

There is this crazy little amino acid called L-tryptophan (a precursor to serotonin) that, taken by itself, can have sedative effect. So much so, that it is sometimes prescribed as a sleep aid.

It just so happens that turkey contains a large quantity of L-tryptophan compared to other meats, and because of this, people everywhere started putting 2 and 2 together and came up with 5, claiming that everyone falls into a food coma after eating Thanksgiving dinner ‘because of the tryptophan in the turkey’.

The truth is that L-tryptophan does not have this sedative effect on people when it is ingested with protein, which turkey is also loaded with, so that pretty much restores all of our faith in arithmetic now, right?

IT’S FOUR!

TWO AND TWO MAKE FOUR, PEOPLE!

Doing the math, it’s not rocket science to anyone who’s ever been in a sugar coma.

Eating a large amount of calories, especially carbohydrates (and booze), is the culprit.

That’s right. We all stuffed ourselves into a sweet, sweet, sleeperriffic food coma. Over-eating is the culprit, but Thanksgiving only happens once a year, so let’s just enjoy the ride!

… which brings me to the real purpose of this post:

A Thanksgiving Super Stuffing:

I’ve posted my coma-licious Thanksgiving Super Sage Stuffing on my recipes page and am happy to share it with all of you:

Click for a larger version or go HERE to download a printable PDF.

Happy Turkey Day, Everyone!

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Baking Bread Food Food Porn Sourdough

Sourdough Bread Food Porn

D’oh! err… I mean DOUGH!

Bread! Woo Hoo!