For those of you who don’t remember Dallas native Alex Stein from ABC’s The Glass House, that’s probably a good thing. The villainous 24-year-old (now 26) was at the center of the show’s first-and-only-season’s drama – and he paid for it. Stein was kicked off the show in the second week and, according to him, even received death threats (which, weirdly, he takes as a compliment). Don’t worry, though. Stein is back with a vengeance in the Food Network’s Worst Cooks in America, and he wants people to know one thing: he’s here to entertain. The new season premieres on Sunday, February 17 at 8 p.m.
Christina Colavecchia: What motivated you to try out for Worst Cooks in America? Are you actually a horrible cook?
Alex Stein: I’m not a great cook. One time I was at Lake Cyprus Springs, literally 20 people, 10 girls, 10 guys and I was like, “Oh, I’ll cook the burgers.” Sure enough, I got every single girl sick. The only people that didn’t get sick were the ones that had the hotdogs, and you can’t really get sick from a hotdog.
The way the show works is someone has to nominate you. I made my roommate in L.A. some chicken wings. I literally just put them in a pan, I cooked them, and I got him deathly ill. We had to go to the urgent care clinic. So he nominated me and once [the producers] had me in there, I brought this video of those girls I got sick. [The producers] liked my personality and they said “Bam! We want you on the show.”3 Comments »
Deep in a forest beyond the douchiness of Dallas lives free spirit, forager, and my fellow Firesign Theater fan, Tom Spicer. He’s the head fiddlehead over at Spiceman’s FM 1410. Today he sends this gorgeous photo and a note. I quote:
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Do you… verjus? Harvested early this morning at Spiceman’s FM 1410 garden, Cabernet Sauvignon grapes that I bare rooted from canes brought to me from Benziger’s biodynamic vineyard in Sonoma County, CA. by my dear friend, Beat Kotoun of Korbrands Wine importers/marketers.3 years later, we are basking in their glow and so can you @ $10# CHEERS Spiceman, aka “Larence of Lakewood”
Hey kids, it’s peach season, which means that if you’re not getting a fruit overdose, you should be by now. I called up some farms this morning to see if they’re offering any public pick-your-owns this weekend. You’re in luck. Here are the ones that got back to me:
Windy Creek Vineyards
3295 Union Hill Road, Sanger, TX 76266.
Phone: 940-458-7234, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Driving directions: Driving North on Interstate 35 from Denton, take Exit #478, turn right (go east) on FM 455 for approximately 3 miles, turn left (go North) on Union Hill Road for 1.1 miles. We are the last driveway on the left.
Plums have run out, but plenty of peaches left to pick. Open this Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 1 pm. and Tuesdays from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. It’s always a good idea to call first before you head out there.
3 Vines has eggs (not for you to pick) and squash (for you to pick) available this Saturday, June 23, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
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