Thursday, October 30, 2008

CHG Favorites of the Week

Hey folks – don’t forget to tune in later for Veggie Might. Leigh’s celebrating National Candy Corn day with a vegetarian/vegan version of your favorite autumn-hued treat. But first...

Food Blog of the Week
Almost Frugal Food
From Kelly, the proprietress of Almost Frugal, comes this vittles-oriented blog about making good chow at a low cost. It’s only a few months old, but there’s some solid stuff already, including the Friday is for Food series.

Food Comedy of the Week
“Jon Hamm’s John Ham” from SNL
For those of you who might not have caught SNL this past weekend, three things happened:
1) Amy Poehler had her baby,
2) Coldplay played FOUR TIMES to make up for the sketches Amy would have performed in, and,
3) Mad Men’s Jon Hamm was totally, completely great – the best host they’ve had in a long, long time. Need proof? Check "Jon Hamm’s John Ham," right here:

Organization of the Week
Help Britt and Lia
You may have read about Britt and Lia on CNN, or maybe you saw their piece on the Today Show. If not, here’s the story: essentially, the worldly couple took a year off to explore Central and South America, and less than two months into their journey, were brutally attacked on an Ecuadorian beach. Lia was beaten, Britt was stabbed 18 times, and both were left for dead. Somehow, Lia managed to get help, and Britt was airlifted to a California hospital, where they’ve been recovering ever since. But there’s a long road ahead, and their meager travel health insurance doesn’t come close to covering the $55,000 airlift needed to save Britt’s life. Lia’s been documenting the ordeal on their blog (though she recently stopped due to some anonymous speculation by commenters). If you get the chance, check her posts out. They’ll break your heart, and then remake it again.

Food Quote of the Week
“Heba wonders why Phil would go to her friend and ‘blasphemy’ her. Yeah, and right after she turned Gatorade into wine and fed the multitudes with a 100-calorie snack pack.” – Potes on The Biggest Loser from Television Without Pity

(Incidentally, TBL viewers: who are you rooting for? I’m pulling for a Michelle win, though I’ll take Renee, Coleen, Amy, or even Brady. He used to bug me, but that enmity's been replaced by my straight-up loathing of Heba. She and Vicky are a dynamic duo OF EVIL.)

Food Video of the Week
“The Worst Pies in London” from Sweeney Todd
Just in time for Halloween, it’s George Hearn and a young-ish Angela Lansbury as the titular barber and Mrs. Lovett, ruminating about baked goods for hard times. (And if you’re interested, you can watch their solution to the problem in “A Little Priest.”)

Totally Unrelated Extra Special Bonus of the Week
“Vincent Price’s Halloween Special” from SNL
More Hamm! More Halloween! With a little Liberace thrown in for good measure.


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