Actually, now that I take a closer look, I can’t confirm that pizza is what they ate. But the Hollywood couple definitely came to Charleston, her hometown, and enjoyed the weekend. The evidence is tabloid coverage and a whole lot of fuzzy iPhone photos.
Yogurt Mountain recently made this miracle product available, along with other nontraditional frozen yogurts such as “Cup of Coffee.”
Yes. Not just a frappuccino.
Frozen yogurt with coffee flavor.
If you don’t live near a Yogurt Mountain, never fear! For other similar products are available at locations such as Sweet Frog, which boasts “maple bacon donut.”
I have a feeling these miracle yogurt options won’t be available permanently, which I why I hurried out to get a sample.
I gleefully pulled the handle to shoot a pile of maple bacon frozen yogurt into one side of my plastic bowl. Then I did the same with the coffee frozen yogurt on the other side.
My children eyed me suspiciously and went for more traditional flavors.
But what can you get as a topping for frozen yogurt meant to taste like a stack of pancakes and delicious crispy pork? Oh, fortunately Yogurt Mountain had thought ahead and provided bacon bits. I sprinkled them atop my culinary delight.
How did it taste? Not as good as actual pancakes and bacon, I am afraid. Yet it evoked a benchmark on the way to our Jetsons-like future, when all food will be in pill form.
I finished every last drip and drop of my bowl. But next time I get a hankering for breakfast I might just eat breakfast.
What weird foods have you enjoyed? (Or regretted.)
A food fight broke out after the West Virginia House of Delegates took up a resolution to make pepperoni rolls the official state food. Pepperoni rolls are wildly popular in WV, but what about biscuits and gravy, hot dogs with slaw or fried bologna sandwiches?
This is one of the more interesting political sports bet videos I have ever seen, although when I stop to think about it I don’t think I’ve ever actually seen a political sports bet video before. I’ve just read about the wagers.
Nevertheless, this video featuring the mayors of Morgantown, WV, and Syracuse, NY, offers lots to think about for the Pinstripe Bowl featuring West Virginia University and Syracuse. Among them:
1. Why didn’t the West Virginia contingent insist that the Syracuse mayor wear the Mountaineer’s coonskin cap WITH AN ACTUAL RACCOON FACE ON IT?
2. Pepperoni rolls sure are delicious, aren’t they?
3. Will the Mountaineer really, EVER consent to wear a Syracuse Orange hat?
4. I have never seen a mayor fist bump OR blow it up thereafter.
Last month, the West Virginia governor’s race was rocked by controversy over hot dog fixins. The issue came up again as Republican Bill Maloney and incumbent Earl Ray Tomblin, a Democrat, met with the Charleston Daily Mail editorial board.
Martha Stewart just might show up at the next local ramp dinner.
Daytime TV’s queen of entertaining keeps mentioning her fondness for the regional springtime treat on her hourlong show, where she’s joined by celebrated chefs who are doing more than just sauteing the onion-y bulb in bacon fat (not that there’s anything wrong with that).
First, she helped restaurateur Geoffrey Zakarian (of the Food Network’s ‘Chopped’) create a Grilled Ramp and Asparagus Quiche. When Zakarian told the audience to use their wild leeks, Stewart was quick to correct him. “I call them ramps,” she said.
A few days later, Stewart and her audience were taught to make a Springtime Morel and Fava Bean Crostini, an appetizer featuring another springtime delicacy hunted by woodsy West Virginians — morel mushrooms (sometimes called Molly Moochers). While the “gnome-like” (Stewart’s term) fungi are often consumed simply floured and cooked in butter, James Beard Award-winning chef Larry Forgione adds them to other ingredients — including diced ramp leaves — for a party-worthy snack.
Despite the frequency with which the wild ingredients are appearing on her show, it’s unlikely the hostess with the mostess will be making a trip to the Mountain State to forage anytime soon.
She told Forgione that both ramps and morels grow freely in the woods of her 150-acre Bedford, N.Y., farm.
“And I’m not telling anyone where,” she quipped.
I haven’t had the opportunity to try ramps, nor morels, so I can’t say if Martha’s means of dressing them up makes them all the more appetizing. What do you think? Is simple better when preparing these hard-to-find items?