Martha Stewart

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    September 23, 2014

    The Jellinator Makes Martha Stewart's American Made Finals

    Jell-O shots are probably the best thing to happen to that jiggly snack since Bill Cosby. They're a bit of a pain to make, though, especially in bulk. Creve Coeur native Trish Piazza dreaded the annual golf fundraiser for her husband's rugby team. Somehow the task of making 1,000 Jell-O shots for th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 11, 2013

    Paula Deen to Star in Her Own Comic

    Surprisingly, not everyone has canceled their Paula Deen books. Bluewater Productions will roll out their "Female Force" biography comic book featuring the butter-loving chef this fall. Here's the kicker: they aren't making fun of her. See also: -Paula Deen Should Probably Just Own It -Angry Paula ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 24, 2012

    St. Louis Food Blog Digest, 9.17-9.23

    Gut Check dishes on our favorite St. Louis food blogs. A Veggie Venture: Alanna made Pennsylvania Dutch green beans with bacon. Sweet Art: Amrita shared "Dutch babies," otherwise known as German pancakes. Rhubarb and Honey: Kimberly took a break from cooking and baking to share a recipe for home ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 26, 2012

    Rodney King and The Psychotic World We Live In

    Editor: Tef Poe is an artist from St. Louis City. Through powerful imagery and complicated honesty, he has earned a reputation as one of the best rappers telling the story of St. Louis, which is about much more than one place. Poe has been featured in music publications such as XXL and Urb Magazine. ... More >>

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    March 28, 2012

    Best and Worst Easter Candy Countdown: Jordan Almonds, Worst

    As Easter Sunday creeps closer, Gut Check dreams of baskets piled high with pastel-colored candies, chocolate shaped like baby animals and, oh sweet Jesus, Cadbury eggs. We remember well the ritual of sorting the bounty bestowed by the big, weird Easter Bunny: Would it be good stuff...or crap? Want ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 23, 2011

    Gordon Ramsay Makes Kmart More Terrifying Than it Already Was

    Image via​Kmart stores can be creepy. They're a little too deserted, a little too unkempt, and there's always the feeling that you might stumble upon a deranged hobo urinating in the dark corner of the children's clothing department.Since the mid-'90s, it's always been best to stick to the center ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 7, 2011

    Six Cartoon Cooking Lessons That Are Better Than Martha Stewart's

    Because Martha Stewart doesn't have enough shows, she's producing an online cartoon featuring a ten-year-old Martha Stewart. The 26 episodes will be available on AOLKids. Of course, young Martha and her friends cook. Probably better than you. If young Martha and her childhood friends were so un ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 8, 2011

    Sandra Lee's Blenders and Six Celeb Chef Products That Should Exist

    couchpotatocook.comSandra Lee, surrounded by a bunch of Kmart crap.​Coming soon to a Kmart near you next year -- Sandra Lee's line of "cookware, small appliances and other kitchen products." OK, so that doesn't sound dissimilar from the line of goods Martha Stewart hocked at the lagging disc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2011

    Green Beekmans: Q&A with Dr. Brent Ridge of The Fabulous Beekman Boys

    FerenCommGreen Beekman is the place to be.​A Manhattan couple -- one partner an advertising executive with a drag-queen past, the other an MBA and M.D. serving as a vice president at Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, buy a 200-year-old farm -- the Beekman -- on a whim. Can they juggle city life ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2011

    This Week in Gut Check, Regurgitated

    ​This week we found out that St. Louis is more of a slow food city than one might expect, especially considering our penchant for food trucks. In other matters of national ranking, St. Louis was named the drunkest city in the Midwest. What else did we do this week? Pepsi's slim, fashionabl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2011

    Not Good Things: Martha Stewart Behaving Badly

    Last week, after years of being teased by David Letterman about her time in prison, Martha Stewart finally lost it and nailed him in his smartass face. It's hardly the first time the domestic goddess/ex-con has behaved poorly. We present a video history of Martha has defied proper housemaven beh ... More >>

  • News

    January 27, 2011
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    October 14, 2010

    Make Your Own Person With Food!

    image viaI said bundt cake, not butt cake!​Remember the Halloweens of yore? The haunted house in your best friend's basement, where her overbearing dad delighted in cramming your hand into a bowl of peeled grapes while trumpeting, "Oh no! It's a bowl of eyeballs!," causing you to piss your pan ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 17, 2010

    Blagojevich Guilty on Just One Count -- New Trial for 23 Others

    Former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich has been found guilty of one count of lying to the FBI -- even as the jury hearing the case against him deadlocked on an additional 23 counts, according to wire reports.Oh, Rod. Not again!​The judge has indicated he'll declare a mistrial. That means a new t ... More >>

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    April 21, 2010
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    February 12, 2010

    St. Louis Food Blog Digest: 2.6-2.12

    Gut Check dishes on our favorite St. Louis food blogs.Local Harvest Dish: Maddie got mindful about eating. Iron Stef: Stef embraced the crazy tastiness of Martha Stewart.Andrew Mark Veety: Andrew got excited about a future with a new kitchen, new garden, and new food writing opportunities. Feast: ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2010

    Photos: Yelpers Yelp About Yelp at Molly's in Soulard

    This week at Molly's in Soulard, some local "elite" users of Yelp -- the mega consumer review website that ranks restaurants, bars, clubs and myriad other establishments -- got together to talk food and, of course, drink. Photographer Crystal Rolfe brings back these photos from the event, where some ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 28, 2009

    2009 in Review: August

    ​Ian FroebThe Terrace View in Citygarden​August was an unusually busy month, with numerous restaurant openings and closings. Let's dwell on the positive above the fold: The Terrace View opened in Citygarden, Downtown's spiffy new sculpture park; Downtown scored an honest-to-God grocery store in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 8, 2009

    Hey, It's Kathie Lee Gifford Rapping a Holiday Tune

    It's difficult to put things like this into words. Around the holidays, however, these kitschy videos pop up everywhere. Like this clip of Kathie Lee Gifford attempting to rap. No, really. It's a bit Sid and Marty Krofft-meets-Martha Stewart, just as a warning. Those who dislike perky may want to be ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 27, 2009

    The Novice Foodie's Deadline Trick? A Candy Corn Treat

    Kelli Best-Oliver​Much like deadlines, Halloween is a holiday that often sneaks up on me. I always have grand ideas for costumes (or columns), I lose track of time, and then I've got to throw something together. (Except for last year, when I planned my costume a year in advance.) This Halloween, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 7, 2009

    This Week in Gut Check, Regurgitated

    Peter Duhon, Wikimedia Commons​This week we celebrated Martha Stewart's birthday by listing the ten most useless cooking tools in this or any other known universe, assuming that the one woman who has everything probably still doesn't have a rolling herb mincer.She probably does, though.What else d ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 3, 2009

    Happy Birthday, Martha! Have Some Useless Kitchen Tools

    Today is Martha Stewart's birthday. What do you get the kitchen and style maven who already has everything, including a felony conviction? Gut Check dispatched its crack research staff -- not to be confused with our crack-research staff* -- to find the ten most useless kitchen tools in this or any o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 31, 2009

    New Michael Pollan Article in Times Magazine

    Michael Pollan (The Omnivore's Dilemma, In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto) has an epic new article in this weekend's edition of the New York Times magazine in which he tackles the decline of cooking in America and the rise of food-related television programming. Well worth your time. Here's t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 7, 2009

    Throwback of the House: The Sacrificial Bunny

    Robin Wheeler writes for the blog Poppy Mom. After years of making and eating fancy food, Robin is sick of it all. She's returning to the basics: recipes that haven't surfaced in three decades. She reports on the results for Gut Check every Tuesday.I haven't given my five-year-old nearly enough expo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 19, 2008

    The Borg of the Food World Finally, an excuse to reference my Trekkie past! At any rate, as you might have already heard, Martha Stewart -- or, rather, the terrifyingly titled Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia -- has bought the rights to Emeril Lagasse's TV shows, sauces and pretty much everything else except ... More >>

  • Music

    January 16, 2008

    Muppet Gone to Heaven

    Veteran bluesman Bobby Rush charms China, while B-Sides makes a mixtape for Elmo the Muppet’s life.

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    August 16, 2006
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    February 1, 2006

    It Don't Mean a Thing

    COCA's crazy for swing

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    January 25, 2006
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    December 21, 2005
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    November 2, 2005

    Lil' Kim

    The Naked Truth (Atlantic)

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    June 22, 2005

    Slipping Hypnotic

    You're getting very, very...psyched about seeing a hypnotist at the West Port Funny Bone

  • Dining

    May 4, 2005

    Buffalo Bill's Orange Blossom Cream Ale

    Wild Oats Market, 8823 Ladue Road, Ladue; 314-721-8004

  • Calendar

    April 6, 2005

    High-Tech and Seek

    Geocaching in Sullivan

  • Music

    October 20, 2004

    In Their Own Words

    We imagine Jay-Z and R. Kelly's medley to us all

  • Film

    April 7, 2004

    Film Openings

    Week of April 7, 2004

  • News

    March 3, 2004
  • Culture

    February 11, 2004

    Stick a Fork in It

    Just when you thought it was safe to go back into the dining room

  • Calendar

    August 20, 2003

    Palettes to the People

    Bread & Roses means art for justice

  • News

    July 9, 2003
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    July 2, 2003

    Burned on the Fourth of July

    Oh, the M80s' red glare

  • Calendar

    April 9, 2003
  • Dining

    March 26, 2003

    Built for Comfort

    Tim Mallett strikes again

  • Calendar

    February 13, 2002

    Bakery Confidential

    The Missouri Botanical Garden spills the secrets of wedding-cake creators

  • Music

    November 21, 2001


    Wednesday, Nov. 28; Pageant

  • Film

    July 19, 2000

    But I'm a Cheerleader

    Directed by Jamie Babbit

  • Music

    February 2, 2000


    Mike Davis mixes up a mesmerizing blend on his cassette Yars' Revenge

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    January 5, 2000
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    August 11, 1999

    K's Choice

    Tuesday, Aug. 17; Mississippi Nights

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