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On the Shelf: Monster Energy Ultra Sunrise & Monster Energy Unleaded

Monster Energy looks to take on Mountain Dew Kickstart. And a caffeine free Monster? What's that all about?

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    Review: Mountain Dew Game Fuel 2014 – Citrus Cherry & Lemonade

    Mountain Dew's Game Fuel limited flavors are back for the 6th time, promoting Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare. Citrus Cherry returns once again, joined by a new flavor, Lemonade.

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      Bourbon Barrel Chili

      I was reminded recently that there can be disadvantages to being a chef. I belong to one of our local Kiwanis groups. The other week, another Kiwanis group, in a town a few miles away, decided to...

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        Review: Blk Water

        It's bottled water, but it's black. Why? Because people are dumb.

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          A Pair of Peach Preserves

          This post probably should have gone out about 2 weeks ago, as peach season as ended for most of us here in the US, but in case it hasn’t, or you find yourself with a bunch of leftover peaches then...

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            Sauerkraut Soup-More Adventures in Fermentation

            It’s Monday afternoon, and a cool, overcast, rainy, Autumn day. I worked all weekend so worked a couple of hours early this morning and am taking the rest of the day off. I’m not, normally, a huge...

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              German Apple Pancakes

              For years I have wanted to travel the Kettle Moraine Scenic Drive in Autumn. It’s a beautiful drive that takes you through the Kettle Moraine State Park as well as a number of cute, little...

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                Review: Surge (2014)

                It arrived in the 90's. Challenged Mountain Dew. Failed. Grew a rabid fanbase. Now Surge returns 12 years after being discontinued. Is the fuss worth it?

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                  Review: Monster Energy Ultra Black

                  A black cherry-flavored Monster? That actually tastes good? And has zero calories? Where can I find it? 7-Eleven.

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                    Update: Sierra Mist Cranberry Splash 2014

                    For the 9th season in a row, Pepsi has brought back Sierra Mist Cranberry Splash as a limited time seasonal offering. For 2014, the packaging was redesigned with a new Sierra Mist logo... because...

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                      Mango Chipotle Chicken

                      It’s September and the kids are back in school. It’s hard to believe that summer is behind us, such as it was. I don’t know about your area of the world, but here in Wisconsin we didn’t get much of...

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                        Wayne’s Jerky

                        One of the things I love about living in Wisconsin is discovering all the great, little, local food producers around the state, from brewers and distillers, to cheesemakers, to farmers, to...

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                          Fermented Veggies

                          I haven’t mentioned it yet this year, but we belong to a new CSA, thanks to my wife. It has been a couple of years since we last belonged to one and this winter my wife decided it was time we...

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                            Onceachef on ChefTalk

                            It’s been awhile since I’ve mentioned one of my major sponsors for this blog, “Chef Talk-a food lover’s link to professional chefs.” As many of you are aware, not only do I write this blog but I am...

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                              West Side Market-Cleveland

                              I just got back from vacation yesterday. We spent 5 days in Cleveland, Ohio. It may not be the most exciting destination in the world, but my wife has lots of family there, both on her Mom’s and...

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