Crowd Cow Unboxing

Once you’ve had proper A5 Japanese Wagyu, it become something of an obsession. I’ve had it on two different cruises (albeit the same boat), at Victoria and Albert’s in Disney’s Grand Floridian, and at Prime Steakhouse in Bellagio.

What I’ve never done, is cook it myself. But that is about to change.

Enter Crowd Cow, an online store for craft meats, where you purchase meat for particular ranches.

One of their offerings is authentic A5-rated Japanese Wagyu from Kagoshima …

Cookbook Review: The Food Lab

I’ll admit it, I’m a cookbook addict. I prefer books that address a particular regional food, cooking technique, or go in depth on a type of ingredient. I’ve got a huge stack of cookbooks in my library. Some of them have been read, while others are waiting to be read.

One cookbook that I’ve read and that I go back to regularly is The Food Lab by J. Kenji Lopez-Alt. The book is an offshoot of the column that Lopez-Alt …

Quick Review: Bohemian Rhapsody

I finally got around to seeing the Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody yesterday. While it’s rather formulaic for a rocker biopic, Rami Malek’s performance and the non-stop awesome music, make for a heck of a good time.

Keep Yourself Alive has been stuck in my head ever since.…

Sous Vide Chicken Marsala

Anyone who knows me knows I love my sous vide. It allows one to cook meat to the perfect degree of doneness, while most of the time spent is unattended.

I’ve been making chicken marsala for a long time now. I don’t remember where I found the recipe originally, but I’ve since taken it a long way in my own direction.

One of the big challenges was developing a recipe that allowed one to build the marsala sauce, while not …

Thoughts on Renting an RV

I wanted to see the solar eclipse last week, and as all hotels under the totality seemed to be sold out when I started looking earlier this year, we decided to to rent an RV and drive up to Wyoming. Here are the lessons I learned.

Driving it isn’t as hard as you think.
But that’s not to say there aren’t differences. There are things you need to keep in mind:

1) Mirror usage – there are blind spots you’re …

Ranking the Marvel Netflix Villains

From worst to best, here is how I rank the villains from the Marvel Netflix universe.

Note: Lots of spoilers below, so be warned. Also, I’ve just begun watching The Defenders, so I haven’t yet ranked Sigourney Weaver’s Alexandra Reid (or any other new villains in that series).

I’m also not including Frank Castle, Joy Meachum, or Davos on the this. The first because he’s not really a villain (although he certainly does bad things), and the latter two …

Anatomy of Every Shark Week Episode

Shark Week 2017 has come to a close, and my wife and I have almost made it through all the episodes on the DVR. Earlier this evening, she pointed out that every show on Shark Week has the same basic structure:

  1. Describe horrible tragedy or scientific unknown pertaining to sharks.
  2. Spend 20 minutes on background information.
  3. Launch major quest to explain the tragedy or discover the unknown.
  4. Be unable to find what they’re looking for, but see lots of other

Best Hugh Freeze Memes

It’s been a few days since Hugh Freeze’s sudden departure from Ole Miss. It’s time to look back at the best memes created around Hugh Freeze. Some of these are in response to his “resignation”, but others are from other parts of his tenure.

Quick disclosure, a few years ago I actually met Coach Freeze briefly, but that will have no impact on my choices here. All that matters is funny.

This one from a game against Texas A&M most …

Moana is Star Wars Retold

One of the inevitabilities of having a five year old is that I’ll eventually see every Disney movie, whether I plan to or not. We’re just now starting to take her to movies in the theatre, so we didn’t see Moana when it came out last fall.

But now that it’s on Netflix, we’ve watched it countless times. It’s entertaining, and a definite step up from the inane “based on the movie” shows on Netflix like Home or Angry Birds.…