@Mashable Asks: Is Pizza the New Resistance? @bywillpollock

@Mashable Asks: Is Pizza the New Resistance? @bywillpollock

https://www.facebook.com/FiladelfiosGarden/photos/a.274688859285999.69666.262758550479030/1274500985971443 New Zealand the country has always been a place I've wanted to visit. But it has a pizzeria that's now on my must list. Filadelfio's Gardens created a pizza last week that spoof's Donald Trump's idea of a border wall with Mexico. In case you'd like to make it yourself: the pie is half Americana and half Mexican, with [...]

Living Up to Philly’s Nickname ‘City of Brotherly Love’

Living Up to Philly’s Nickname ‘City of Brotherly Love’

(pictured above: Rosa's Pizza owner Mason Wartman standing in front of gifted $1 post-it pizza coupons. photo credit: Mason Wartman via People.com) https://youtu.be/brzjeICcIt0 Philadelphia has a very special joint called Rosa's Pizza & Grill where patrons can purchase slices of pizza for homeless people for $1. To date, the restaurant has given away more than 10,000 slices [...]

On #EarthDay, #NoFoodWasted

Tom Colicchio is one of my Foodie Heroes, and today is a good example of that. https://twitter.com/tomcolicchio/status/590896622298595328 https://youtu.be/v3faxm5S8Ms Food waste is a huge problem in this country—we waste between 40% to 50% of our food, and when it hits landfills it emits methane. Methane is worse than anything your car or truck emits, and it contributes to [...]

Leonard Nimoy, aka Mister Spock (1931 – 2015)

Leonard Nimoy, aka Mister Spock (1931 – 2015)

As a kid I would pretend I was asleep... but instead I'd turn on my teeny B&W TV to watch episodes of Star Trek—and Spock was a big reason why. "Trek" is one of the last science-fiction series and franchises to actually tell stories, and meaningful ones, that still resonate today. Nimoy was also a celebrated and accomplished [...]

#QuotableMondays: Patricia Arquette Steals the Oscar Evening

#QuotableMondays: Patricia Arquette Steals the Oscar Evening

You might call it an "Actor's Barn-burner." At last night's Oscar ceremony, Patricia Arquette won for Best Supporting Actress in a film called "Boyhood." The film is basically unprecedented in that it was shot over a period of 12 years with the same cast members. (read more) http://youtu.be/XbrMKmlPFmo But it was her speech that charged [...]

#QuotableMondays: Top Chef’s Gregory Gourdet Talks Jacques & Julia

#QuotableMondays: Top Chef’s Gregory Gourdet Talks Jacques & Julia

Although he's seen his fair share of ups and down on Season 12 of Bravo TV's "Top Chef," Gregory Gourdet has made it all the way to the final three. I interviewed Gourdet for an upcoming piece at TheBacklot.com, which will be posted this Wednesday. Of all the irreverent weeks of themed shows, Gourdet says the Julia Child episode was one of his [...]

#QuotableMondays: ‘Create Community by Offering All You Have’ – DJ Donpasta

#QuotableMondays: ‘Create Community by Offering All You Have’ – DJ Donpasta

http://youtu.be/hrm7JNZT56k How is this the first I've ever heard of DJ Donpasta? Whatever chef cred I had should be revoked, clearly. Gliding between the soundtable and butcher block with gleeful ease, DJ Donpasta (otherwise known as Daniele de Michele, an author, DJ and exhibition cook) proves that, YES—you can be a master at many things. Michele [...]