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Kevin Fischer is a veteran broadcaster, the recipient of over 150 major journalism awards from the Milwaukee Press Club, the Wisconsin Associated Press, the Northwest Broadcast News Association, the Wisconsin Bar Association, and others. He has been seen and heard on Milwaukee TV and radio stations for over three decades. A longtime aide to state Senate Republicans in the Wisconsin Legislature, Kevin can be seen offering his views on the news on the public affairs program, "InterCHANGE," on Milwaukee Public Television Channel 10, and heard filling in on Newstalk 1130 WISN. He lives with his wife, Jennifer, and their lovely young daughter, Kyla Audrey, in Franklin.

Culinary no-no #84

Culinary no-no's

Take a look at this picture:

Frogs legs pizza (Pic:PA)


Anything look unusual?

Anything JUMP out at you?

Look again.


Frogs legs pizza (Pic:PA)


Yeh, it's a pizza.

But not your ordinary pizza.

This one....

Frogs legs pizza (Pic:PA)

....is topped with frogs' legs.

Appropriately called "The Hopper Pizza," it's served up at the London chain restaurants, Eco. A British website reports, "The ‘Hopper Pizza’ is topped with between six and eight legs on a traditional tomato and mozzarella base with capers, fresh herbs and a scoop of anchovy sorbet."

Yum.

Now, I'm not fussy, I eat just about everything. But this just got added to the short list of dishes I won't eat. Hell, I won't even experiment, sample, whatever.

One animal right's group is calling the pizza, "barbaric." I won't go that far, but c'mon.

"We'll have a large sausage, onion, mushroom, black olive and frogs' legs, please"

It's just wrong.

This isn't the first time Eco has come up with a strange pizza.

What the hell does Cook's Illustrated know?


A few weeks ago, I read an MSN article on bacon. So-called “expert tasters” at Cook’s Illustrated didn’t have kind things to say about Wisconsin’s own Nueske’s bacon:

“Despite the company’s claims of using particularly lean hogs, our tasters found this bacon ‘very fatty’ with ‘hardly any meat,’ and many complained of its ‘overwhelming smoke flavor,’ which was akin to eating a ‘wood-burning stove,’ or ‘ashtray.’ ($19.95 for 2 pounds, plus shipping, www.nueskes.com)”




I made nothing of it. What do they know, I thought.

The company is actually expanding and doing quite well, thank you, as reported nicely in today’s Journal Sentinel.

Will you marry me?


In the classic TV comedy series, “The Dick Van *** Show,” Rose Marie’s character Sally Rodgers desperately wants a husband. In a two-part episode, she goes on a late night TV show and advertises for a fella.

That was TV. In real life, Amy Borkowsky desperately wants a husband. And like Sally Rodgers, she wants to use TV to find a man.

NOTE: How dumb is it that this website won't allow the entire name of  a great TV/movie star, Dick Van *** to be displayed.

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JOHN McCAIN


The costume: a plumber.

Good move, Senator.

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