New on ABC News Nightline: “Eating Really is Rocket Science”

Well they may as well have. Not that there's not some -- a tiny little bit -- of valid info in this seven minute video, but it's just so damn muddled, so inconsistent, so many fucked & wrong messages that I have to conclude it's an overall disvalue. Two thumbs down, way down...All this does is make people give up.

Please don't fall for the silly delusion that a piece like this in some way -- in any way -- represents real progress toward an insanely fulfilling, sustainable nutritional lifestyle based on Real Food. Where it's not a step backwards, it's no help at all.

And wait till you see what the Total Fuckers at some stupid weight loss camp give a poor fat kid for lunch: "a veggie burger, baked beans and 4oz of leek soup." Yea, there's a sustainable diet for life that's gonna make him and fat kids all over just jump the right up shouting "Sign Me Up, Mom!" Stupid, stupid fucks. And evil. I hope the crooks -- who charge "thousands of dollars" -- get a particularly nasty case of salmonella. 

An hour or so ago I was in a pretty good mood.

And don't even get me started on the "First Lady;" even beyond the obscene presumptuousness of such a collectivist non-concept -- my wife is the First Lady -- she's somewhat genetically blessed. If the considerable fat in her ass was more displaced, few except the completely hopeless would think she had any room to talk.

...Oh, and shit oh dear why not: Audrae Erickson, Ignominious Pres. of the Corn Refiner's Association, is just a high priced whore. Spreading legs -- or butt cheeks for that matter -- can be a metaphor.

Update: This is how bad it is and it's going to get worse now that everyone has to pay for everyone else's "health" care: Supreme Court nominee Kagan Declines To Say Gov't Has No Power to Tell Americans What To Eat. So there's your daily Leviathan and your "Land of the Free" update, all in one.

Meatza Invades la France. Vive le Paleo en France!

This is really cool. You remember meatza, right? Well, one of the readers here, Paul Merino took the idea on over to a restaurant he frequents, Fratelli Pasta Bar in Sophia-Antipolis, France. The video below is of somewhat camera shy chef Gabriel Bellenger thanking me for the recipe. I'll give you the translation of the short video below.

Fratelli Restaurant Meatza Workshop with Gabriel Bellenger from Richard Nikoley on Vimeo.


Gabriel: Richard is the guy who did it, right?

Paul: Richard Nikoley. Who popularized Meatza on his blog "Free The Animal".

Gabriel: I must prepare myself, Paul. I am not mentally ready [to record].

Paul: The Paleo shock.

Gabriel: It is Richard, right?

Paul: Nikoley.

Gabriel: Ready?

Paul: Ready.

Gabriel: Alright, we are here live from France, Sophia-Antipolis [a high-tech park immersed in Mediterranean nature], at the 'Fratelli' restaurant. My name is Gabriel, and I wish to thank Richard Nikoley for his Meatza recipe. Which is the newcomer of Paleo in France.

Paul: Excellent. Thank you Gabriel.

Gabriel: Thanks to Paul! Thanks to Paul which was and is a customer of my restaurant, and who introduced me to the Paleo. It is with him now that we have experimented with the Meatza of Richard Nikoley. So Thanks to everyone [in the US Paleo community]. We will see.

That's just great. Wonderful. And here's a photo of the finished product (click on it for hi-res).

Meatza in France
Meatza in France

Oh, and according to Paul in his email, looks like it's going on the menu:

We are going to refine the cost structure and sourcing strategy for the ingredients, in order to make it available to everyone at a reasonable price.

Then Paul added in a subsequent email that,

The point is that when Gabriel took over the restaurant about 1 year ago, he turned this pasta bar into a... mainly salad bar. His business inclination toward fresh and healthy combination of vegetables and proteins, made me a loyal customer and made him the ideal candidate for discussing - and now progressively rolling out - Paleo.

Vive le Paleo en France!

Pork & Fruit: Good Together

For some reason, pork is simply one of those meats that, to me, seems -- even intuitively -- to go well with...well, just about any fruit I can think of.

I've done carnitas with persimmons and I've done them with apples.

Last night I was wondering what to cook and noticed I had a 1 lb package of Trader Joe's carnitas in the fridge. Then I looked on the counter. There was a basket of oranges Beatrice had picked up a few days back (and which I hardly ever eat), and now, a basket of cherries she had picked up just that afternoon. And that was it; I was off and running. Here's what became of it in 10 minutes flat. Click on the image for the hi-res version.

Carnitas with Fruit
Carnitas with Fruit

I grabbed one orange and a handful of cherries. While I peeled the orange & pitted the cherries, I got my broiler fired up and a good tablespoon of butter going in a sauce pan. Then, half the orange and half the cherries went onto the cookie sheet with the pork, under the broiler set on low.

In the meantime I sauteed the other half of the fruit in the butter and after only a couple of minutes mashed it all up and then ran it through a wire mesh to get rid of the fiber.

Too delicious. I'm gonna have to do it again with the other package of carnitas I have.

Minimalist Shoes Revisited: Showdown: Vibran Five Fingers vs. SoftStar Runamocs

Alright. Here's just the video. And here's Mark Sisson's Link Love mention that resulted in a few...uh...defensive comments here and there. That's cool. The video is intended to help. And here's the post that started it all: Out with the Vibram Five Fingers and in with the Soft Star RunAmoc.

Minimalist Shoes Revisited from Richard Nikoley on Vimeo.

Sunday Rock: Rush, The Trees

Had to be Rush today. For one, I haven't put them up in a while. Second, have your heard about the new film, Rush: Beyond the Lighted Stage? Here's the trailer.

A friend clued me in this morning. And, it turns out VH-1 is airing it. Luckily, by the time I got it all groked, I found that the next showing was just in 20 minutes. Got the DVR in gear and hope to watch it later tonight.

So here's a nifty live version of The Trees. You might detect that the tempo was slower in these earlier versions.

Of course, a libertarian such as myself couldn't possibly put up that song without including the lyrics. A veritable picture of democracy (socialism, they are one in the same, differing only in practical degree, not principle).

There is unrest in the forest,
There is trouble with the trees,
For the maples want more sunlight
And the oaks ignore their please.
The trouble with the maples,
(And they're quite convinced they're right)
They say the oaks are just too lofty
And they grab up all the light.
But the oaks can't help their feelings
If they like the way they're made.
And they wonder why the maples
Can't be happy in their shade.
There is trouble in the forest,
And the creatures all have fled,
As the maples scream "Oppression!"
And the oaks just shake their heads
So the maples formed a union
And demanded equal rights.
"The oaks are just too greedy;
We will make them give us light."
Now there's no more oak oppression,
For they passed a noble law,
And the trees are all kept equal
By hatchet, axe, and saw.

Real Results: Primal in Philly

While sipping my morning coffee and checking email I came across a Google alert for "Free the Animal" that included a link to this article in Philadelphia Magazine:


It's the story of Timothy Haas and how he lost those 71 pounds in six months eating primally.

Timothy Haas Treansformation
Timothy Haas Transformation

How cool is that? And even more, how cool is this paragraph, from the article:

Then, at a Christmas party for my son’s Civil Air Patrol squadron last December, I started a game of keep-away with the cadets — I nearly dropped to the ground after 10 minutes. I knew I had to do something. I had a vague idea of going Atkins/low-carb again since it had worked quickly the last time, but my plan wasn’t set until New Year’s Day when my wife sent me a link to Free The Animal, an ongoing record of one man’s impressive weight loss following the tenets of “primal” living.

As I've always said, these are my favorite kinds of posts and make it all worthwhile. This is what it's all about. A hearty congratulations to Timothy.

Not Bullshit #1

No Bullshit, except perhaps standing in line for 6 hours to get a dammed iPhone 4. I guess I have an 'i' addiction.

Not Bullshit #1 from Richard Nikoley on Vimeo.