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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?

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June 21, 2010

For Your Next Next Fancy Dinner Party: Whitesnake Wine

Whitesnake-wine  Yes. Whitesnake. As in the band, from the 80s, with the hair. And yes. Wine. As in the stuff that gets you drunk. I bet it goes really well with cheese.

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June 17, 2010

Top Chef DC Recap: Episode 1, The First One

Top-chef-dc TOP CHEF D.C.! WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO.

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*

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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.

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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.

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May 10, 2010

"Sloppy Stars" Column Makes Sarah Even More Paranoid

eli-roth-spilled-shirt I am just going to say it. I love celebrity gossip. I don't know when or how this happened, but I do. I read a ton of gossip sites and most of the time I read things and then go on with my life, but every once in a while something strikes me as unfair - like Mariska Hargitay being labeled plus sized or a religion is founded based on the Twilight Saga.

Today I am all out of sorts because I saw a feature on "Sloppy Stars".

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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.)

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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!"

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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. 

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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. 

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February 26, 2010

Yo Gabba Gabba and Anthony Bourdain - No, Not Just in My Fever Dream

Yo-gabba-gabba My kids have liked a lot of show that I have loathed in their five short years, but there are standouts, shows that I love. One Is Phineas and Ferb, another is Yo Gabba Gabba. So yesterday when my sister in-law sent me a video of one of my favorite celebrity chefs on Yo Gabba Gabba I almost soiled my drawers.

Really. Anthony Freaking Bourdain on Yo Gabba Gabba!

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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?

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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.

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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.

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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.

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