@marlonwayans backstage at #CONAN. (at Warner Bros Stage 15)
Confession time: I used to drink a lot of diet Coke and Coke Zero — it was an alternative to coffee and it was a quick no calorie pick-me-up. When I mean a lot, I mean at least a can every day and I did this for many years. Sometimes I would down four cans without even realizing it! Luckily, I stopped drinking soda religiously last year. I’ll drink it every couple of weeks nowadays and I plan to keep it that way. But after drinking that crap for so many years, I cannot drink regular (non-diet) sodas. I tend to freak myself out with this fact because I wonder if I’ve damaged my taste buds in some way with all those diet soda chemicals. Anyways…
I’ve been trying a few different soda based recipes from various, random cookbooks out of curiosity. I bake and cook with non-diet sodas because the aspartame and all the other stuff in diet sodas tend to come out a bit weird in flavor and texture — I’d try to tackle a non funky diet soda recipe for the next recipe post but I don’t want to go back to my old habits. The bad thing about experimenting with something you don’t drink is the leftovers. Even though sodas are so super sugary, they’re actually great for glazing meats once you reduce them down enough. With the help of some leftover root beer, I made these sweet and savory root beer ribs and served it with Cathy Whims’s four cheese polenta.
Mainly just wanted to draw Capsule Corp. on a jacket.
Skyscraper Vertical Garden