Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Check Please! Redux

If you missed Sam's epic portrayal of himself on CHECK PLEASE! you can use this link:

to relive this seminal moment in the culture of food television.

(note: it was very nice of the folks at CHECK PLEASE! to have us on the show and we are grateful that the response has been so generous. Thank you to everyone who has shared kind words with us.)

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Check Please!

Check, Please!

Be like Mike Teavee (and not like Augustus Gloop)and get your fill of Z&H on this week's episode of Check, Please! airing Friday at 8 pm on WTTW11

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Big City Suds at Z&H (it is a short leap from cheese to soap)

Big City suds are made with wonderful high quality olive and vegetable oils. There are no fillers, chemicals or hardeners. These soaps leave your skin feeling soft and smoothe, not dry and itchy.

All of these soaps are handmade using a cold-process method, where nutrient-rich oils are blended with distilled water and sodium hydroxide. They are then poured into molds, cut, and left to cure for 4-6 weeks. The natural result of this method is a soap that is very high in glycerin, a humectant that attracts moisture to the skin. Each batch begins with olive oil, palm oil, and coconut oil, as this combination results in a gentle soap with a silky feel and a beautiful lather. From there they incorporate additional ingredients such as butters, infusions, mineral-rich clays, and botanicals, to influence the feel, scent, and sight of the finished bar. No animal fats are used, and products that contain any animal products such as beeswax, honey, or milk, are indicated in the list of ingredients.

Come on now, it's time to get squeaky clean with Big City Suds.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

A Beefy Top Ten list

top ten health reasons to eat grassfed beef.

According to a 2009 study that was a joint study by the USDA and Clemson University, grassfed beef has some unique benefits that grainfed beef may not have:

1. Lower in total fat
2. Higher in beta-carotene
3. Higher in vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol)
4. Higher in the B-vitamins thiamin and riboflavin
5. Higher in the minerals calcium, magnesium, and potassium
6. Higher in total omega-3s
7. Better ratio of omega-6 to 3 fatty acids (1.65 vs 4.84)
8. Higher in CLA (cis-9 trans-11), a potential cancer fighter
9. Higher in vaccenic acid (which can be transformed into CLA)
10. Lower in the saturated fats linked with heart disease

Mooo (chew chew) Mooo.