http://commons.wikimedia.orgUpdate: A Norwegian blogger named Tommy recently posted a vlog where he expressed disgust at Americans who've been taking the crisis lightly. We're also pretty sure he calls us fat, and he mentions something about Norwegians eating cats. Check out the video after t ... More >>
WARNING: This post contains the words "Paula Deen" and "lumpy corn dog." While shopping malls and radio stations are already gearing up for Christmas, we at Gut Check are patiently awaiting the beloved return of Thanksgiving. Gorging on Halloween candy was a good warm-up for the the inevitable st ... More >>
Think. Think about what you're about to eat from Big Lots.Times are tough. No doubt about that. The economic free fall explains why there's a new discount or closeout store every single half-block.
While it might be tempting to purchase reduced-price food along with off-brand electronics, De ... More >>
Important words for shoppers everywhere: "As Seen in The Help."Nothing beats Down South home cooking. We've all indulged in a meal of buttermilk cornbread and crunchy-fried chicken, washed down with a glass of sweet tea. A nice shooter of Bourbon takes the edge off a stressful week, and let ... More >>
Are you the next Bobby Flay? The next Rachael Ray? The next Paula Deen? We hope not -- one of each of them is more than enough. But if you've always dreamed of televised culinary superstardom, your big break might have arrived.Food Network Star (formerly known as the Next Food Network Star) has a ... More >>
Robin WheelerGooey butter cake no longer belongs solely to St. Louis. We can blame Paula Deen for that. (Just because it has the word "butter" in its name does not mean it belongs to you, Paula.)
In Memphis this week, Gut Check learned just how far beyond St. Louis gooey butter cake has tra ... More >>
Because Paula Deen and butter parodies never get old...
Except the jokes are starting to repeat. After Funny or Die's new Paula Deen "Butter Intervention" clip and the recent Saturday Night Live commercial parody for Paula Deen's Paper Towels, we're having some comedy deja vu. Watch and compare.
Guy Fieri, starring in exactly none of our proposed Food Network showsThe Food Network this week announced several new series to debut this year and next. Frankly, even by the Food Network's ever-lower standards, the list is unappetizing.Among these new shows is an unholy marriage of Guy Fieri an ... More >>
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 >>
Did you scoff at the storm warnings, shun the overcrowded grocery stores, and post insults on Twitter about just how stupid it is to panic at the impending snowmaggedeon/pocolypse/MG? And do you now find yourself snowbound and eying your dog because he's looking mighty tasty?
Don't panic! And plea ... More >>
Paula Deen may love Smithfield Foods pork products, but Mark Bittman's not a fan. Neither is the Humane Society of America, who released a report on inhumane conditions at Smithfield's large pig farms. Bittman took to his website yesterday to call for a boycott, and issued a plea to stop supporting ... More >>
Robin WheelerMinor league baseball stadiums have some major league eats, and the Gateway Grizzlies in scenic Sauget, Illinois, have some of the best in the nation. Adam Richman of Man v. Food is a fan, so you know the eats must be over-the-top and worth the price of admission.
While Fight C ... More >>
Gut Check dishes on our favorite St. Louis food blogs.
A Veggie Venture: Alanna made a Summer Vegetable Stew.
Iron Stef: Stephanie made Curry Potatoes in a Noodle Bean Nest.
One Hot Stove: Nupur shared a children's story and Cheese Tomato Toast.
Photo: The Travel ChannelAnthony Bourdain"I'm gonna walk out on stage, talk for an hour, [do] question-and-answer," says Anthony Bourdain of his October 1 appearance at the Fox Theatre. "It's as crazy, as rowdy, as entertaining as the audience cares to make it."The visit will be Bourdain's first ... More >>
Beverly Davis EnterprisesCrib Cornbread - the home Beverly Davis hopes to save with cornbread.In 2006 Beverly Davis, with her good credit and stable job, purchased her first home, a modest three-bedroom ranch in Fairburn, Georgia.
In a tale all too familiar, fourteen months later that stable jo ... More >>
America may have Paula Deen, Rachel Ray and Sandra Lee, but it takes a Brit to tell us how to gain such a level of celebrity chef fame.
Titli Nihaan found her fame by posting cooking videos on YouTube and her blog, Titli's Busy Kitchen. This weekend she veered beyond her Asian and halal favorites ... More >>
Just in time for April Fool's Day, food fraud is on the rise. Some less-than-scrupulous food producers have recently been busted labeling cow milk as sheep milk and Mississippi paddlefish eggs as sturgeon caviar. Purposeful mislabeling effects five to seven percent of the American food supply, but ... More >>
Gut Check dishes on our favorite St. Louis food blogs.Feast: George warmed up with a list of local restaurant fireplaces and a guide to pronouncing restaurant names. STL Hops: Mike gave the latest report on St. Louis' Hopslam fever epidemic, the announcement of the 2010 Craft Beer Week and Centen ... More >>
When I first heard about this, I assumed some crazed animal-rights protestor had chucked a ham at Paula Deen on account of her ties with Smithfield. Nope. Just this. Ouch.Update @ 3 p.m.: Ah, the copyright police have struck YouTube again, it seems. You can see the original here.
Gut Check dishes on our favorite St. Louis food blogs.Cupcake Project: Stefani debuted on Paula Deen's website, made cupcakes for a house divided, and gave instructions for a DIY cupcake party.STL Hops: Mike eulogized local beer guru Henry Herbst, and revealed beer lists for Kirkwood Pi and Growl ... More >>
Fernando de Sousa, Wikimedia Commons Julia Child is haunting me.In full disclosure, I invited her in. I just didn't realize that beloved, deceased TV chefs followed roughly the same rules as vampires. Man, that is going to be no good for Mario Batali. That gentleman has stringent minimum garlic req ... More >>
Gut Check dishes on our favorite St. Louis food blogs.The Cupcake Project: Stefani has very exciting news: She'll be providing cupcake recipes to Paula Deen's website!Iron Stef: Stef makes gnocchi stuffed with chanterelles.Becky and the Beanstock: A recipe for cilantro-mint chutney.FamilyStyle Food ... More >>
Todd Ehlers, Wikimedia CommonsRobin 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 f ... More >>