Fix yourself a plate, grab a drink from the cooler and sit down with us for a minute. We've got some exciting news to feast on.
Like the rest of our colleagues at CNN, Eatocracy is gonna Go There. Uh - over there, actually, to our new home on CNN.com.
We'll still cook up the same robust blend of food news, culture and politics, opinion, cooking tutorials, heartfelt essays, goofy musings and eye-rolling food puns that Eatocracy has been serving on the blog for the past four years. But expect an extra helping of slow-braised, bigger, badder, deeper stories that might even (gasp!) take us away from our desks every once in a while and out into the unknown.
We're hungry for this new adventure and we invite you to join us at the table.
Kat Kinsman and Sarah LeTrent
Our new home: Eatocracy on CNN.com
p.s. You'll still be able to find older stories right here on the blog, but make sure to bookmark eatocracy.cnn.com to get here.
Hi, everyone. If you're a regular from the old Klatsch and still want to stay in touch with us, send me an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The ID will stay up as long as possible but if it gets taken over by trolls it will be put down, much like a rabid animal.
we talk about diners. http://thewaiterreview.wordpress.com/
And the award for The Most Boring Troll on the Internet goes to..... *yawn*
Oh, forgot – another reason I wandered away from here was the inability to post. I see that still applies to me for some reason about 60% of the time
Already had a reply to RH not post.
It's RH, he's rubber nothing sticks. Welcome back!
Every once in a while that happens to me. If I hit f5-refresh, the post shows up.
Hey RC! I was wondering...if I replied to you here, would you get a "heads up" on your ph. Can't believe they took the comment section away "over there"! I think it's time for you to go to the "korner". 😁 Everyone would be thrilled if Ya did.
Come visit us at our other location...you got an email.
Well, well. I take a while off and Kat leaves? Pfft!!11!!!1
Been busy at work and all my time is spent on the 49ers forum now that it's football season and I also have 5 fantasy leagues, 2 of them with money involved. Also moved to the next town over about 2.5 months ago. Will try and catch up on all the gossip, but am working with someone I always have to pick up the slack for today. Arrg.
Doooooooood! Man it's good to "see" ya. Thought you'd dropped off the face of the planet. Looks like both our teams are struggling a little bit this year. Hopefully we can back on track at Carolina this weekend.
Yeah, it sucks having to pick up someone's slack. I hope the move to (?) was a positive one.
Drop by "over there once in a while so we know you're still around, yup?
Good morning! How's everyone doing on this "humpy hap day"?
RC, Just heard on our local news that there will be a solar eclipse tomorrow. See, you were right! 😃
See? the voices in my head were right!
Apparently, the farther north and west you are, the more spectacular the eclipse will be.
Yay for being in the PNW!
Correction: Looks like the Midwest will have the best view. Jdizz?
If you're interested, look for the post above and come visit at our new location.
Turn out the lights,The Party's Over…...
Yep, definitely miss this place!!
Just relocated, see post above if you want to follow
Well, apparently the switch hasn't been thrown yet.
We're still partyin' baby!
See post above if you want info on the location
One last POOP for the road.
It's my last day at CNN! It's really freaking weird!
Wish we could be there for your farewell party.
Here are some balloons and your favorite virtual tunes to makes this a great happy/sad- but in a good way day.
Where is all that confetti coming from?
Good luck Kat!! If you happen to walk by the supply room on your way out and spot an Eatocracy cutting board laying around, well, you know what to do. :))
Awww, I just noticed you cleaned up the poop for us one last time...how sweet! Hugs and best wishes to you in your new endeavors...
Wrong again. It's called being a nice and decent human being...
Best of fortune in all your future endeavors, Kat. Thank you for putting the Klatsch together. It has been quite an experience.
So long, Ms. Kitty, from your favorite 'poop troll." Best of luck in your new endeavor. No hard feelings?
Good luck to ya, Kat! I'm sure you'll drop in & say hello from time to time...right?
Btw, can I keep the locks? Lol!
Just was dropping by (which I haven't done much, lately), and discovered, Kat, that you're leaving us... but for a new opportunity, so enjoy it and have a round of your favorite cake and wine on me!
Sooo....we're still here I see.
What's everyone up to this week?
Still trying to get Halloween done, so it can all come down the next day. *Sigh*
Hey. Check your email lately?
This week, I'm cramming 5 days of work into 4 to take Friday off with a straight face. Having work done on the casa.
We decorate for Halloween because we're home to participate in it. The rest of the "holidays" we pack up the plantation and go visit relatives. If we aren't even home to enjoy the decor, why bother?
Thanks, I'll check it tonight when I get home.
Yup, if you're not there to enjoy decorations, then there's no point. Although I think the wife would still decorate. It's just her thing.
Whatcha havin' done to the casa? Dungeon improvements?
Improving the dungeon's Dark Garden with some trim .... trees that is. One will be removed once the city bends to my will .... and grants the permit. ;)
Well, I am one of those people that decorate for Christmas, even though I go up to WA every year...where I also decorate! LOL I just love the tree in the house and the decoration, makes a home more homey! I stopped decorating for Halloween/fall a few years ago, no Easter décor either, just Christmas now. Up the weekend after Thanksgiving, and it all goes away on 1/1 now matter what! :)
This week almost everything I touch seems to be possessed by daemons. Phones in particular and I mean any phone. Strangers talking in the back ground that can't hear me. Unexplained hangups. Speed dialing a long time tried and true number and reaching not a stranger but someone who I'd rather avoid and don't even have their number in my book. Terrible connections with weird voice distortions, or sounds of large animals in the background – that aren't there. Even several odd single phone rings – in the middle of the night.
Sheeeez, its enough to think that maybe there is something to this thing called Dios de Muerto.
Of course the daemons are having a partying in my keyboard.
Correctlon: it is dias de los muertos.
I have just one thing to say about this....Give Squirrel a Whirl!! LOL
Keep an eye on your pumpkins, squirrels are ripping mine apart. Little sh!ts...
I had no idea that squirrels would get, well, squirrelly on pumpkins. I wonder what the attraction is.
last year I left 1 pumpkin whole on my steps. I discovered a squirrel had eaten a hole just big enough to crawl in it and had cleaned it out nicely.
really are someone I will never remember. Fade quickly, please.
posts are dumb and childish...at least try to be creative, original, or funny, just pick one.
Monday morning, oh yay! My favorite day of the week...not.
@JBJ, I was asking about your Mom. I understand what ya mean about getting tired, my Moms tired, too. Does your Mom play the slots?
@RC, Is that really an e-mail for you? The troll alert comment made me nervous. Lol! Oh yeah, (snickers) I do still have the locks. They are with that remote.
@DD, Got worked up for nothing, hate when that hap's. Lol!
Yup, it's me. Glad to see you still have the locks.
And yeah, Monday suques. Good thing I only have to deal with it every other week.....this being one of 'em. *sigh*
If you want to join us in an email group offline, give me a temporary email and then I'll send you a test email to get the real one...RH used to do this for us, but he has been a major slacker of late...just sayin'
Dang, these look good! My daughter posted on FB, might have to give them a try...
Heh-heh. The recipe said "baller" Heh-heh.
Oh yum! Fun site! When I have more time, I will go back & look at it more. Thanks for that!
I need to email RC, yet. Bare with me. 😃
(Shuts off lights and locks door one last time)
Good Luck Kitten and Sarah--Thanks for Everything.
Dear Mr. Head,
You have email that has not been responded too and you know what that means? You will need to take a few lashings...AleeDD can take care of it for you. :)
Anyone seen JDizz? We have an email group going and trying to see if he wants to take part or is that partake?
Guess, they haven't figured out how to shut us down yet??
Maybe we're entertaining enough that they don't want to shut us down.
Lashings? It would be my ~_~ pleasure. C'mon down to the dungeon immediately for your badboy package of 10. For every minute you delay, one more will be added to your total. I wouldn't wait for more than 30 minutes if I were you.
RH has my email address. Would love to keep in touch with "the gang."
Alriiight then, as soon as he gets off his retired duff, I'm sure he will share with us....*tapping toes waiting patiently*
You've got mail...
Not now ....
Uh huh, do too. :p
Hmmmmm, where's RC? He likes to poke trolls. Lol!
TGIF! Any plans for the weekend? I just got a new buffet/hutch for the kitchen, so looking for some of my more vintage-type kitchen stuff to display...first up is grams' circa 1950's salty and peppy shakers. :)
I have My Grandmothers set of Desert Rose china. I add to it anytime I find a piece for sale. I remember it being displayed in Grandma's hutch when I was a kid. Some day It'll go to my daughter.
Oh how fun! I have some things of my Gmas, too. Like RC, my girls will receive them later...much later I hope. Lol!
No plans for the weekend. We're pretty sporadic people tho, anything is possible. 😃
How is your Mom doing?
Not sure if the question on mom was to me, but she is OK, not very happy and skipping treatments here and there...it's sad because what she loves most is travel and she is not wanting to put in the effort to make that happen. I think at some point we all just get tire, but hoping her mood improves. I'm going to PHX on the 30th for some cheer up time and casino time, her 2nd favorite thing! :)
If you guys have email you want to share before we get closed down, there is a way to do it with a temporary one, then shut it down in case a troll or two takes notice...
you've got mail...
Cool! I'm at work, so no email here. I'll hit you back (in a nice way) when I get home.
BTW. Looks like TNT still has the locks :)
Wow. "Partsgenius?" Hmm ... oh crap. You worked in an auto parts store. Crap.
For a minute, I got so ... worked up ... ~_~
I have that effect on people.........:)
Here I are!
Poking trolls? Yeah, I'm there.
I remember a few months ago, when you posted that you felt you were not not welcome in the Klatsch. I can't tell you how much I, and I'm sure the rest of the motley crew have enjoyed your "company". I wish "over there" wasn't so difficult to use, but I'll be there as much as I can.
I really hope you find a brand of PB that sticks, "cuz I'll miss your cheerful banter.
A special shout out to J Dizz-for some reason, you got me hooked on the Klatsch. A special kind of humor I guess.
@ Digital Dom, AKA AleeD, you are a riot. And I mean that in a good way.
@Turth. Always a voice of reason in a sea of madness.
I know I've not mentioned all of you, like JBJ, RH, Weeds, Mary S. Oh, let's not forget the Queen Of Everything and things 1 through 3. Jerv, your there too.
So to all of my fellow Klatschers, as far as this site goes.....Good bye old friends.........
See ya on the other side.
Krap! I forgot the most important one of all. Thank you Kat for everything you've done for us. Thanks for putting up with us and our resident trolls. The Klatsch would never have survived without you.
Good luck and best wishes on your new venture. Pop in once in a while "over there" so we can say hi.
Awwww, thanks for saying that! I think ya made me blush...or it was a hot flash. Lol! (kidding)
I'm really discouraged with "over there", but, I'll continue to try. I'll get some gorilla glue, that should be better than pb. Until then, the locks stay hidden! 😁
Gorilla Glue. I love it!
They also make Gorilla Tape. Duct tape on steroids. That should work.
It did work...WOOT!
Jerv needs to try it.
(hopefully they got the bugs worked out & everyone can go there) 😃
Do me a small favor. Post an acronym. I'll start:
[BTW, you will be graded and it will not be on a curve, so do your homework first.]
I've never seen Dr. Who...He is not in my plan.
Those were very nice things you said about the Klatschers. Unfortunately, I can't let that effect your grade: F.
An acronym is a word made up of letters of other words. What you posted is known in contemporary English as an "initialism." Old folks would call it an abbreviation. ;)
Nope. Not buyin' it. Definitely an acronym.
A perfect fit for the dungeon.
There's nothing to buy. If the letters do not spell a word, it's not an acronym. SCUBA, LASER, ASCII, SNAFU POTUS are all pronounceable words. FBI, FCC, POS, DOD, JFGI, don't qualify.
Ohhhh........I get it now. Didn't know it had to be pronounceable.
Guess I had it fubared.
It is actually Pronounceable. Witiger.
the Marquee Blog BM commenter is here. Dry out in the hot sun, troll.
reality. Shrivel up and go away like a lousy lay. Troll.
Peewee's Playhouse all over again. I know you are but what am I?
Good morning! @DD I posted a comment over there & it disappeared on my end, again. The weird thing is, I broke out the laptop & I can't find that at all. I can see the new Eatocracy, but, not the "lounge". (the one with the guys sitting up high on the beams) I say, "wth"? I even used new pb. Lol!
Maybe switch to Jif Extra Crunchy?
to some smooth jazz. Check it out.
already listening to classic punk. take your smooth jazz and shove it.
chatting with you troll. Have a happy life.
you JBdingleberry-whatever, sans moniker? Your comment seems typical of that reknob's.
Nope, wasn't me, I don't hide behind multiple handles like trolls do.
LM AO! Silly trolls fall for it every time.
This new troll can't seem to get a handle on how to write a full sentence either. First word of the sentence is their moniker. Weird.
And what exactly is a reknob? Am I supposed to be offended by that? Not happenin'
UD sucks. Have a fantastic life. Troll.
(informal, mainly US) a slow-witted or stupid person
All aboard... First stop, sub-basement of the "it all sounds the same" music department.
Many congrats and I know that you will do great with this!
Will this table be in a Klatch type setting? (hint, hint...)
Lisiin to your family... don't make us whisper in your head.
Hey! Its Halloween. There's no spooks controlling me. I don't listen to none' o' that jive, radio.
oh, hint hint.
Hey there! You may notice this hasn't shut down yet. Y'all have another week and then...I'm saying goodbye. A little more about that:
Kat, I will miss getting troll-slapped by you and the other editors, but I wish you the best on your new venture. Congrats!
Kudos on the new responsibility! Is this in addition to what you do at CNN or is this a new position?
Hi Kat! How's your "puppy"?
Is this new one a blog or just some good reading material & info? I see it asks us to join. Is it necessary to join to participate? (it doesn't appear to be a CNN site)
Totally different entity than CNN. I'll be editor in chief of this puppy: http://www.tastingtable.com/index.htm
Oh wow! Congrats! You're not done with CNN tho, are you?
Is your dog ok?
Yup! Moving on from CNN. It's been home for a long time, but this was an opportunity I couldn't pass up.
Sorry to see ya go, Kat. It's bittersweet for you, I'm sure. Gotta look out for #1, tho.
I noticed when I saved the site, they use the same "egg timer" as Pillsbury...coincidence?
I didn't get to "know" you like the rest, but, I do wish you well.
When you were talking about a change of format a month or so, was that a cryptic hint of your new place of employment? Well, you've certainly changed the the definition of "We're Going There".
Good for you and congratulations on your new employment.
Job well done here on all fronts. Thanks for everything, including keeping the Coffee Klatsch alive. I've come to enjoy the eclectic group of regulars here. That includes you too RH.
With Eatocracy having a million or so unique visitors each month it has been unique how friendly and active the regular group here at the Klatsch is and that is what has given this place a small town feeling. That's what made this place curious and special.
Best of Luck. I think Tasting Table is a wonderful place for you land, have fun!
Congratulations Kat! Good luck and take care.
Howdy! How's everyone on this fine Monday? (fine, yeah right. Lol!)
it was fun while it lasted. So long Klatcherz.
That wasn't very deep.
meant to be. Lighten up Nancy Pants.
Neither was mine, Priss Bucket. Lighten up yourself.
that was pretty funny : ) C'est la Vie. Later folks.
Hot damn-it's Friday boys and girls! 3 day weekend on tap and Seahawks and Clownboys footyball, (sorry RH), some nekkid grillin' and halloween decorating.
Anyone gotz cool weekend plans?
Working, working, working....
Aw man, that sucks. I get the 3 day every other week and work 6 days the other week.
Halloween decorating in the dungeon for us, too. LOVE this time of year. It's the only holiday that hubby & I can enjoy without having to pack suitcases and visiting family. It's just us .... and 58 million kids. ^_^
Yup. It's the wife's favorite holiday too. Lights and ghosts in the trees, blow-ups on the lawn, house completely decorated. even gotz costumes for the dogs.
Halloween is my all time favorite! I deco the yard & all that jazz, too. I plan on carving some pumpkins this weekend & using a gift card for a local pub. Hmmmm, caramel apple martini? Yes, I think so! 😃
Nothing to be sorry about RC…just let me say this….'HOW ABOUT THEM COWBOYS ?? Eli's next…:)))))
Yeah....crow is a dish best served cold.
Your boys played a great game. the Hawks? Not so much.
Ah well. There's always next week! Look out Rams.
So......I know some of you collect cook books. What other food related items do y'all collect?
While not exactly food related, for me it's martini glasses. I have over 50 of them. And yes-I use 'em :)
I don't mean to collect them, but there they are, knives, old and new (love good steel), cutting boards with character (the right tool for the job) and old used hand carved wooden serving bowls.
Yup. I have a ridiculous number of those too.
Hod Tamn, party at RC's
I want the perfect martini.
Shots at Digital Dom's. Can you "whip" me up a slippery ni pple?
We all know you meant whip out, not up. ~_~
That should have been @ Weeds, not TNT.
Note to self: posting comments pre-coffee is wrong ... very, very wrong.
We all know the Digital Dom is never wrong............
Have Ya ever had a caramel apple martini? Just like dessert!
I have a couple gallon sized zip lock bags full of recipes that people wrote down for me. Ya know, you go to some gathering & there's that 1 thing that was so good, Ya had to have the recipe? Funny thing is, I can always find the one I'm looking for. Lol!
I, also, collect shot glasses. They're only from places I've been, like on vaca or a road trip of some kind.
I pretty much stick to the classic "very" dry Gin martini. I have a lot of Lolita martini glasses though, so every once in a while I'll try one of their recipes.
Lolita's? Cha Ching! Those are nice ones!
I too collect them as souvenirs from places I've been. However, I have one from someone who "picked one up for" me on HIS trip. o_0? Nice of him, but not the point. I'm not collecting them to increase inventory – they're keepsakes for the memories.
My sister tried to collect tea cups at the same time I was trying to collect coffee cups. "Trying" meaning we both made the mistake of telling our family that we were collecting. They "helped" by getting more for us for birthdays & Christmas presents. Thanks but, again, not the point.
Thank you! I feel the same way about mine. My daughters each got me one with my name on it from diff trips THEY (lol) took. I explained quickly that's not what I was collecting...they stopped. The ones with the names on it are on the bar & the keepsakes are on a shelf behind the bar. It's all good. 😃
Good morning all! Question...
I recieved a new Sony, for my car, for my bday. Bluetooth & all, am I cool now? Lol, that's not the question. My question is...why does it come with a remote? The stereo is right in front of me. Isnt it easier to just push a button on the face of it? Thoughts?
Maybe it is for folks in the back seat?
HA! I dare them...
Where have ya been?
Now going to RC 👣👣👣👣👣
Or for the guy in the trunk. Sh-h-h-h.
I think the reasoning behind the remote is, you don't have to take your eyes off the road to adjust the stereo. That is, of course, after you memorize all the buttons on the remote. Then there's batteries, and where the hell did I put the remote......
I guess that's why most newer cars have the stereo controls on the steering wheel.
That's it, the remote is going with the lounge locks. Lol!
As for the newer cars, I'll never know... lol!
RC, haven't heard about a solar eclipse, but, that could be. Lmk if ya hear & I will do the same. Oh, & I did use creamy pb. 😆
DD, That was the only comment I made over there today & it's gone on my end...? Do ya think Kat is messing with me cuz I hid the locks? Lol!
Geez, was I off. Looks like the next total solar eclipse we'll see is Aug. 21st 2017.
Lol! You weren't off by too much.
The next 2 lunar eclipses will be April 4th & September 28th. Hope the weather cooperates for ya.
Good Wednesday morning! No wait, humpy hap day! lol
Did anyone see the lunar eclipse/blood moon this morning?
No, dammit! I was all puckered up for it, then the weather went to sh!t. I even got up around 3am, but the fog was so thick I almost couldn't see across the street. The worst part was I couldn't get back to sleep. It's gonna be a long day......
Awww man, RC...bummer! I did see it. Woke up & saw part of the eclipse, went back to bed, & when I had to be up, I saw the blood moon. Call me weird, I like that stuff. Lol!
I think it's supposed to hap again in April.
Btw, I can't comment "over there", evidently my peanut butter quit working. sigh
A comment you posted 3 hours ago seems to have stuck. Wassupwiddat?
Really DD? It disappeared & reappeared then. It vanished after I posted it. So weird...
DD, I just went "there" & I don't see it...wth?
The post starting with Hi Mary S? I see it. Was there another one?
Well, that stuff dries out after awhile. Maybe creamy instead of chunky?
Oh-and I'm glad you got to see the eclipse. I like that kind of thing too. Hopefully the weather will cooperate in April. I think there's supposed to be a solar eclipse sometime later this year?
Lol @ Bonnie Tyler!
Happy tootsday all! Over the weekend, we stopped at an orchard. They had a bakery with many different kinds of donuts. Bringing trays of fresh donuts out, non-stop. I kept hearing people in the line in front of me saying they wanted a dozen maple bacon donuts...huh, bacon on a donut? Well, like many, I love bacon. I had to try one & it was delicious! It had a hint of maple flavor in the iceing & freshly fried bacon cut into small pieces on top. Sounded so weird to me, but, I get why people were buying them by the dozens! (& I only got one to try...sigh)
I'd eat that! There's nothing that can't be improved with bacon: donuts; salad; filet. It would probably give an octane boost to gasoline. ;) The only thing better than bacon? Bacon-wrapped bacon!
Nice to see you're still here, T. Nice to see we can post comments here, too. What's your take on this D!ckus change?
Hey! D!ckus? Idk, can't comment on all the stories, no comment section. The layout is very diff & I'm not too sure I like it. I'm on a phone so maybe that's why. I should check on laptop sometime...when life isn't so busy. Been house shopping & that in its self is time consuming. (on top of life in gen) Plus, too many are having a hard time posting over there. I think I'll just keep the locks hidden. Lol! I hear Ya have some good hiding spots in the dungeon. 😉
Bacon wrapped bacon, too funny!
Best of luck shopping for a casa. That is definitely a time-consuming task. Fortunately, it's a buyers market with people bailing out of houses they shouldn't have been approved for in the first place. I know you'll find the right one soon.
No commenting sounds like CNN's on the way to becoming a strictly news medium with none of that social aftertaste. Bitter? Me? Nah. Just very, very sad to see it all go.
The house shopping is for my daughter, her hubs, & kids. They just sold their house & want to be in a diff school district. After going to many houses, the prices they want, the work they needed, it was getting very discouraging. So last night we went to a model home & well, fell in love with it! They sign papers to build Wednesday! The best part, they will still be close to me!
Can you comment "over there"? Not the new lounge, but, the stories.
Yes, on some of them. They stay open for a short time, then get closed off from commenting. Maybe after CNN is sold, things will change. Fingers crossed.
Hi youse two. Well, you both know how I feel about Disqust. I can't do anything but look from work, so I'm glad we can still post here. Who knows how long it'll last though.
On another note, Wa. just voted to change Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples Day. What do think of that?
I think you shouldn't wish someone well on that day with a mouth full of food.
It's a mouthfull all right.........
don't they just close the comments section and be done with it?
Looks like we can comment on Paula Deen (been there, done that); or on diet soda. How about something interesting?
I don't even see those 2...? Where are they?
On this page, click on the "go there" link above the list of "recent comments." It takes you to the new main page for Eatocracy. The links for the two stories are both under "fresh food news." The one headline uses the phrase "diet soda, " not diet coke.
Thanks DD, I'll check it out.
No luck DD. I can go there. 1st story is "fresh punch". No fresh food news or diet soda story. I need to break out laptop & try that way I guess. Which sux cuz I very seldom use it. My phone goes everywhere with me, not the laptop. sigh
Correction...not fresh punch, in praise of punch. I'm still trying to figure it out. Lol! Need to get motoring, tho. I'll try on laptop later. Good day to ya!
It's National Taco Day!
Damn I love tacos.........
(no I didn't gurgle & drool like HomerSimpson. Lol!)
I had tacos last night. Awesome.
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