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June 24, 2010

Top Chef DC Recap: Episode 2, Out of the Lunch Box

Top-chef-cleaver It is week two of Top Chef DC and our chefs are back in the kitchen - and this week they are pissy.

Who wants to see if I am physically capable of doing a three minute "Top Chef" recap?


June 17, 2010

Top Chef DC Recap: Episode 1, The First One


Yes, I am excited. Of course the first episode is always a cluster you-know-what with 17 chefs to introduce us to and trying to get as many shots with the Capitol in the background as humanly possible.

Shut up. I can be cynical about Washington D.C. landmarks if I feel like it. I live here.

*spoiler alert*


June 16, 2010

From The Bad Moms Club: They Forgot This Part In "Supersize Me"

Mcdonalds1  Moms? The Bad Moms Club understands. They understand that sometimes? Those Golden Arches are like a beacon in the night. But what REALLY makes you "THAT mom?" Hint: It's not that you WENT to Mickey D's, it's what your kid did WITH the Mickey D's. Check it out:


June 10, 2010

"Top Chef DC" Preview: Chef Fun Facts!

Top Chef DC  I hope nobody was disappointed that I haven't been recapping "Top Chef Masters" but I have trouble tearing people apart who are already successful and doing all of these challenges for charity. That being said, next week "Top Chef DC" begins and I have zero issues making fun of folks who are on reality tv for profit, and I cannot wait.


May 28, 2010

SyFy Greenlights Cooking Show Hosted By Marcel's Gravity-Defying Hair

Marcel-vigneron-spirit-fingers  I know, I know. For a pop culture blog written almost exclusively by self-proclaimed geeks and nerds, we at Mamapop sure do like to pick on the SyFy network. (It's that name change. Still haven't gotten over that name change. Abandonment issues, maybe?) Today's odd programming choice up for debate: Marcel's Quantum Kitchen.


May 27, 2010

Rage Against the Baby Bump Watch

Halle-berry-baby-bump1 You know what pisses me off? The baby bump watch.


April 23, 2010

I'm Pretty Sure Carrie Underwood and I Couldn't be Friends

Carrie Underwood Other than the whole, she's famous, I'm not thing, Carrie Underwood continually proves I probably wouldn't like her much if I ran in famous circles. Although my husband does play hockey, so we've got that in common.  (For an instructional league through work but STILL.)


April 05, 2010

In Six Days, KFC Will Change Your Life

Kfc-double-down Or not. I don't know. It all depends on how eager you were to break free from the oppression of bread. I do know that the name of KFC's new sandwich, the Double Down, makes me think of Vince Vaughan's character in Swingers and I really wish that their ad campaign for the sandwich included some neo-lounge admonishment of consumers that they don't need bread because, "OUR BABY'S ALL GROWN UP!"


March 29, 2010

Weighing in on 'Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution'

Jamie_oliverI've just spent the last hour and a half catching the first two episode of the six-part series Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution and, boy, am I depressed. 


March 01, 2010

Domino's "New And Improved" Pizza: Snarky Amber Investigates

The_noid Yes, I am reviewing a pizza. And this is totally relevant to pop culture (*waves to overlords*) because those friggin' Dominos commercials are incessant, commercials are pop culture, and I really don't want to write about Lindsay Lohan today. 


January 28, 2010

Weird Movie Snacks: How About Some Fish Balls With Your 'Avatar'?

Movie-fish-balls My kids always give me crap when we go to the movies and I ask for 'layered popcorn' which is when they squirt fake butter on top and in the middle of the tub. Because who wants to eat half of their popcorn and then realize there's no more yellow chemical substance for that last portion? Not I. But layered popcorn isn't half as strange as some of these movie theater snacks -- fish balls and beer anyone?


January 25, 2010

Top Chef: Just Desserts

20081106_gailsimmons_560x375 It would appear that Bravo has been reading my diary again. The network has begun casting for a show called Top Chef: Just Desserts.

Mmmmm. Just desserts.


January 15, 2010

The MamaPop Biggest Loser Challenge: Week 1

The_biggest_loser I was humbled by your response and participation in MamaPop's commitment to becoming way hotter. We're already smoking hot on the inside. And we're all smoking hot on the outside too, beneath all the fat. So let's work together to find our hotterness. Here's some advice from our new fitness consultants and also how Week 1 treated MamaPop.


January 11, 2010

MamaPop Losers Want You To Join Them In Their Quest For Pride

The_biggest_loserThe MamaPop staff is just like you. Fat. But enough is enough. If 12 Step groups have taught us anything, it's that we need each other. So that's why the MamaPop staff started their own Biggest Loser competition. If we can't motivate ourselves, then we need to resort to clashing egos in search of bragging rights. AND YOU'RE INVITED. Unless you're scared.


January 06, 2010

Bork! Bork! Bork! Or: How I Learned To Stop Being Afraid and Embrace Swedish Contributions To Our Culture

Swedish-chef The possible demise of Saab - thanks, GM! Good work! - does more than signal the potential end of a beloved-by-some automotive brand whose Scandinavian roots and design quirks established it as a driveway staple in... uh... driveways across... uh... Scandinavia. And, also, carefully demographically defined segments of North America. It also serves as a reminder of the great and subtle ways that Sweden has infiltrated multiple aspects of our culture, popular and otherwise.


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