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Episode: Reminder—Episode 36

You Can Rerun But You Can’t Hide: Ketchup’s OK, It’s Finding Something To Put It On That’s The Problem


The 4th of July is upon us and it’s time for roof parties, picnics, pools and, if you’ve been listening to Let’s Get Real, summertime Orthorexia. Yes it’s true, along with knowing that you’re the right kind of people and obsessive nostalgia for the 70s, one of the known side effects of listening to Let Get Real is knowing so much about how f*cked up food is that you can’t eat anything anymore but popcorn and tap water. But there is a silver lining amongst the hormone, antibiotic and pesticide-laden hamburgers, hotdogs and chicken – condiments are okay*!

So in tonight’s you can rerun but you can’t hide – Ketchup’s OK, It’s Finding Something To Put It On That’s The Problem – I get real about what foodiness hasnot done to condiments. Looking on the bright side for the first (and probably last) time I report that, indeed, Soylent Green is people (as well as capsules made in China, and now an actual non-ironic foodiness product), Kardashians are not people, but ketchup, mustard, mayo and salsa are still food; ketchup is pretty much still made out of tomatoes, vinegar, sugar, salt and spices and has not been replaced with a “red” flavored doppleganger (yet), and mustard is still made out of mustard seeds, vinegar, salt and white wine and has not been replaced with a “yellow” flavored doppleganger (yet) so, unlike beef, eggs, milk, olive oil, soy chips, protein bars, blueberries, smart water, vegetables, fruit, salmon, chicken and tuna you can actually eat them and finally feel safe.*

*Deli mustard colored with turmeric root can give you lead poisoning.

But let’s get real – you don’t want to be the kind of person who eats industrialized hamburgers and doesn’t know better, and you don’t want to be the kind of person who turns down the industrialized hamburger because you do know better either. So just down a bunch of booze, eat the burger, and enjoy knowing that you’re truly the right kind of people. …and that Rum and Hawaiian punch is a good treatment for Orthorexia.

So if you don’t want to eat shit – or, if you do eat shit, at least to know that it’s shit — tune in!

Episode: Reminder—Episode 46

Revisit: If Diets Worked Kirstie Alley Would Stay Thin


I know I know I know…it’s swimsuit season, the traditional time for the emergency diet. I understand the temptation! But just one little problem:  If Diets Worked Kirstie Alley Would Stay Thin

So in tonight’s eat and rerun, I get real again with special guest Kristin Wartman about foodiness diets; how foodiness is what is making us fat (and stupid) in the first place, and products like Isagenix, Nutrisystem and Sensa are just foodiness solutions to foodiness-made problems; how, with ingredients like artificial sweeteners, yellow #5, stimulants and polysorbate 80, foodiness diets are about as real (and good for your health) as Nicole Richie’s reality show about her QVC fashion line; how, if they worked, celebrity endorsers like Kristie Allie and Jessica Simpson would stay thin; and how if we just ate real food we’d lose weight…and probably be smart enough to realize we shouldn’t be listening to Jessica Simpson.

And seriously, take a look at a product like Isagenix – it’s artificially colored and flavored brown powder. At least in my day when it was swimsuit season we dieted on cottage cheese and Tab – not Soylent Brown.

So if you want to stay thin and you don’t want to eat Soylent Brown, tune in!

Episode: 67

Snapple Is To Tea What BP Is To The Gulf


In tonight’s episode – Snapple Is To Tea What BP Is To The Gulf – I get real about what foodiness has done to tea; how, like liquor and coffee, tea was once an acquired taste for adults, and how, also like booze and coffee, tea has been candified and flavorized and diet-ized and infantilized and turned into tea-flavored Kool-Aid; how adding 10 thousand grams of sugar and artificial flavors, colors and sweeteners to tea and packaging it as healthier than soda is like polluting the Gulf with 10 billion tons of oil and then claiming its gone just because you can’t see it anymore; and how, if you’re going to drink real tea buy tea leaves or tea bags and boil it at home like an adult, otherwise go ahead and drink Kool-Aid. You can always say you’re being ironic.

So if you don’t want to drink sh*t and you don’t want to be the kind of person who doesn’t know the difference between real tea and Kool-Aid flavored “tea”, tune in!

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