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The Punky Chef Cookbook is HERE

Yes, my pretty punk-a-philes, just in time for the holidays, The Punky Chef Attacks! cookbook has hit the cybershelves of the world. Get your copy today and start cookin’. I will be popping ’round your tiny kitchens to make sure you are hard at work!

(Actually, that’s a total lie. I will be in Brooklyn, recording the new happy problem EP and not thinking about you at all. But I am still coming up with new recipes – stay tuned for the quick, easy and healthy “Samikopita,” and some punky, gluten-free pancakes that’ll have your holly holiday mouths watering.)


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Get the Punky Chef COOKBOOK for FREE when you donate!


Oh yes, my punky lovelies – have I got a deal for you. (trumpets, wacky clown horns, maybe a snare drum?)

The happy problem are making a new music video, for our song “Curvature” (not about food, but there you go), and we’ve launched a KICKSTARTER campaign to raise the money needed for the production. We want YOU to help us out, and there are all kinds of excellent rewards for the different pledge levels, including free autographed CDs, free private concerts, and a FREE copy of The Punky Chef Attacks!! Yes, that is my new cookbook – so exclusive, it’s not even AVAILABLE to the public, but for the right donation, you can OWN it!


Over 25% funded thanks to YOU! Please help us spread the word about the “Curvature” music video fundraising campaign and let all your people know they get a FREE SONG just for visiting the Kickstarter page. You make us HAPPY.

Please join us today and help make our video dream a reality!


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New album from the happy problem – Head Case – out today on iTunes and CD Baby

Yes, my punky lovelies, I am totally whoring out this food blog right now to tell you that the brand new album from my band, the happy problem, comes out TODAY.  You should get a copy.  No, you really should.

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Yes, it IS the rapture. The new album from the happy problem comes out today, May 23rd, on iTunes and CD Baby. Digital and physical CD. Order, download, repeat. You’re welcome.

Yes, people, get a little clown in your life.

Sam, Tony & Joe 

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Arugulatastic Salad

Ahhh yes, it’s the quiet ecstacy of a weekday lunch at home. Arugula salad with grilled corn, black beans, pepper jack, walnuts, avocado, grape tomatoes and popcorn with parmesan peppercorn dressing. And Lebanese lentil soup from Chef Rita – my fabulous and gorgeous neighbor here on the Lower East Side. Aaahhh.

Arugulatastic Salad and Rita Soup

Otherwise known as “throw-it-in-a-bowl-and-dress.”  But let me say that the little extra effort to shave the corn off a cob and sauté it in butter and salt for five minutes will turn this salad into a taste sensation you think must be off the black market, it’s so good.  It makes your Muzak into Mick Jagger, your fish sticks into Katsu-ya sushi, your Bud Light into a Fat Tire, your… well you get it.

And yes, I did say POPCORN.  Newman’s Own microwave light butter flavor, to be exact.  Push the envelope people.  Pop the corn.  Trust Punky on this one – it’s like crack in your salad.

Does crack taste good in a salad?

Nevermind.  You know what I mean.

Serve and Enjoy!


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A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Quiche…

Funny things happen when you crack up...

Smiley Eggs

Yes, on the way to making a spinach, feta and tomato quiche this morning, I looked down into the bowl and what do you know?

Must’ve been those free-range eggs I used.

I’ve been gone for a loooong loooong time and really I have no excuse.  Ok that’s not true.  I have lots of ’em.  Most of them have something to do with the TWO bands I’m in now, and how busy they’ve been keeping me.  (In fact as I type this, concurrently baking a butternut squash to make a great crostini spread with goat cheese and cinnamon for New Years Eve), I am actually procrastinating from listening to the rough mixes of the new happy problem album.  Look out 2011 – big things are coming from the Punky!

And wait Punky, you say you have TWO bands now?

Oh yes, my little chefs, (I wanted to type “cheffies” but that just looks like some variety of blue cheese, so…), I am in TWO bands now, both very different from each other and both looking for bass players.


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Peachy Punky Sweet Cornbread: HOLLA!

Okay, I realize it’s not very punk to say the word “HOLLA”, but really that’s just the sound you make when you taste this surprisingly sweet n’ easy cornbread.  Witness Peachy Punky Sweet Cornbread!

Eet a-make-a you HONGRY!

Yes, this is a good one, especially with summer coming on.

Summer isn’t for like two months, Punky.

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