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going coastal: ford farm’s coastal cheddar-smoov shimmy’s cheese o’ tha week

i pondered long and hard over which recipes to post with this absolutely fabulous, seriously stellar cheddar … fuck, that short list is longer than a hunter thompson tirade at a republican fundraiser… ok, so this is a pasteurized cow’s milk ched and not raw milk, but goddamn, those limey (i tease because i love) […]

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when in doubt, go goat: cablanca goat gouda

afraid of goat cheeses? love gouda? don’t know where to dip your taste buds first? why not start with a goat cheese, which happens to also be a damn fine gouda and from holland, that is mild on the goat but so big on the mouth-humping nuanced flavor? ding ding ding!!! here we have a […]

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cheese of the week: shim so fucking recommends cypress grove’s humboldt fog

friends, if you love delicious, and i know you do, there ain’t no way no how you should miss this one. it may look like a kickass piece of cake but it is all creamy goaty nirvana. pairs equally well with an earthy pinot noir or crisp pinot grigio. this is rockstar good, ya heard?! […]

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hot damn, shim does shrimp!

photo by the lovely and talented laura roberts! usually i don’t dig frozen shrimp, but i just discovered that sam’s club has an excellent wild-sourced, flash-frozen large shrimp deal that will whet any appetite. this dish is so fast and easy and so fucking good you might just blow your own taste buds. step one: […]

good reads: jim harrison’s the raw and the cooked

whether you be searching for the perfect cool summer read or possibly a spicy foodie tome with balls big enough for rachael ray to choke on, i give you: mighty jim harrison’s the raw and the cooked. this book’s basically got it all: the adventures of a guy that masterfully and effortlessly lays down words, […]

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cool summer classics: shim spins cobb salad

goddamn it’s hot out! but i still gots to get my eat on, i tell you what. this is the perfect summer dish: substantial, carb-free and incredibly delish. and pretty easy to make. ok, so about 40 mins of prep, but it’s easy prep, and dear shimmy, your digital sherpa, is here to guide the […]

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the blue period: shim’s bacon and blue cheese burger

ahhh fucking burgers. so malleable, yet somehow sooo easy to completely fucking destroy. i am personally up to here tired with seeing “best burgers in texas!” signs whilst driving around this fair city. i will name no names, but i have tried a few of these “burgers” and have found, unsurprisingly, that they fucking lie. […]

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shim spins the classics: italian sausage-pepper-onion sandwich

as we slide into july and, thus, triple-digit temps, i fucking seriously hate to even look at the stove, nevermind turn it on. but sometimes being hungry for anything not just straight out of the fridge can be a powerful lure. and dammit, i love italian food. fear not, my friends: this sammich is terribly […]

konnichiwa, bitchez! sake + beer = japanese for delicious

well, i’m not professing to be an expert on sake or sushi, but i AM an expert on delicious. and this extremely super fucking delicious extremely super fucking dry insanely delicious sake is… delicious! and inexpeez! which, you know you gotta love, i.e. $22 for 750 mL. michinoku otokoyama tokubetsu junmai sake. best served room […]

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greece is the word: shim recommends – greek salad

pondering the cold, dark emptiness of your fridge—and possibly your soul? what will you stick in yer gob this evening? it’s hot, it’s sweaty, it’s gross: it’s summer in austin! bleh. wouldn’t a nice cold salad hit the spot? i submit to you: shim-style greek salad, fit for gods (and also puny mortals): my wife […]

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