Friday, September 25, 2009

September 2009: Once Lost Now Found Foodman's Back On Track

Tuesday September 8, Pittsburgh, PA
"The table is laid and the fruits of life are spread before thee."
Chicken Cutlet with Sauce
2 Cups Coffee w/ Soy Milk
Turkey & Swiss Sandwich w/ Mayo
1 Yuengling Beer
2 Slices Pepperoni Pizza
1 Cheese Steak Sandwich w/ Coleslaw, Onion, Lettuce, & Tomato

Wednesday September 9, Cleveland, OH
"We cannot expect to overeat or to eat the wrong things and have them agree with us."

1 Coffee
Wholefoods Mix (Curried Tofu, Chicken w/ Onions, Cabbage, Roasted Potatoes, Chic Peas w/ Rice, Broccoli, Cauliflower)
1 Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookie
1 Roast Beef & Swiss Sandwich w/ Onions, Lettuce, Cabbage, & Mayo
1 Coca-Cola

Thursday September 10, Detroit, MI
"Food must be a spiritual idea. It must be an idea of substance and supply."

1 Cinnamon Raisin Organic Food Bar
3 Eggs Over Easy
3 Turkey Sausage Links
Rye Toast
1 Cup Coffee
Raspberry Danish
1 Mocha Coffee
1 Green Organic Food Bar
2 Soda Waters w/ Lemon
1 PBR Beer (Bottle)
4 Slices Pizza

Friday September 11, Chicago, IL
"Don't expect food to agree with you if you are constantly condemning it!"

2 Cups Coffee w/ Half & Half
1 Wendy's Double-Stack Burger
3 Servings Chinese Pastries (Coconut Loaf, Pork Sesame Cookie & Butterfly Flakey Cookie)
1 Grilled Cheese w/ Bacon & Tomato
French Fries
2 McDonalds Hamburgers
1 Small Coke

MISSING TIME (SAT 9-12-09 TO MON 9-14-09 ) Rockford, IL - Des Moines, IA
Note: Annie Sparrows from "Awesome Snakes" joined Foodman for some outdoor fiesta & fun! On the other side of the fun fence, Foodman's iPod was clipped by a Holiday Inn bed-stripper... BASTARD! ..."You could try to strip Foodman of his music, pride, & rights, but never of his hunger!".

Tuesday September 15, Athens, GA
"Don't eat like a canary and expect to do manual labor."

Serving of Honeydew
Cup Orange Juice
2 Slices Whole Wheat Toast w/ Butter & Honey
1 Bowl Dry Cheerios
2 Cups Coffee
1/2 Mediterranean Veggie Sandwich
1 Cup Black Bean Soup
1 McDonalds Double-Stack Burger
1 Taco Bell Soft Taco (Disgusting!)
1 Small Coke

Wednesday September 16, Atlanta, GA
"Don't eat like a rail splitter and expect to do the work of a mind reader or a university professor."

Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal
1 Bowl Frosted Mini-Wheats (so 80's)
1 Black Coffee
Meatloaf w/ Sweet Potatoes, Broccoli, Collards (From EATS in Atlanta, GA)
1 Lemonade
3 PBR beers
1 Turkey Sandwich

Thursday September 17, Charlotte, NC (Foodman's father's 60th birthday!!!!)
"Lemon juice is a good alkalizer."

2 Black Coffees
Leftover Meatloaf & Veggies from 9-16
1 Green Superfood Naked Drink
1 Turkey & Swiss Sandwich w/ Tomato & Mayo
1 Cup Coffee
1 Bbq Grilled Chicken Sandwich w/ Pickles
1 Seasoned Fries
3 Scoops Oreo Chocolate Milkshake

Friday September 18, Norfolk, VA
"All that we eat is but a dream within a dream."

1 Whole Wheat Slice Toast w/ Butter
1 Egg, 7 Slices Thin Bacon, 1 Sausage Disk
1 Slice Cinnamon Toast w/ Butter
1 Bowl Orange & Pineapple
1 Glass Orange Juice
2 Cups Black Coffee
1 Salad w/ Oil & Vinegar
1 Cup Beef, Barley, & Veggie Soup
1 Large "Mountain Man" Container of Rest Stop Buffet Food:
(Mashed Potatoes w/ Gravy, Black Eyed Peas, Collards, Brussel Sprouts, String Beans, & Mac n' Cheese)
2 Plates of Mixed Green Salad
4 Slices Homemade Bread w/ Dipping Oil (Olive)
2 Plates Pasta Primavera w/ Summer Veggies
2 Glasses of Iced Tea w/ Basil Infused Simple Syrup

Saturday September 19, Arlington, VA
"Love looks not with the eyes but with the stomach."

3 Sausage Discs
4 Slices Whole Wheat Toast
1 Bowl Dry Cheerios & Frootloops mixed
1 Apple Turnover
2 Cups Coffee
1 Slice Carrot Cake & Icing

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Foodman: The Definitive Interview

Exactly when did you realize you had a penchant for consuming a lot of food?

I realized as a very young child that I had the appetite of a mountain man. My brother and cousins were pretty poor eaters on a regular basis. So when it was time to eat dinner at my grandmother's house, the family authority would usually ask if you wanted to be a part of a ficticious society called the "Clean Plate Club". I first realized that my appetite was somewhat strange when I never formally needed an ivitation to join. I could never understand why my siblings moved the food around the plate looking for a place to hide it all. From meats to sweets, my plate was always clean and ready for another round. In retrospect, I should have been pronounced the CEO or President of the club.

If you were on death row what would your final meal of choice be before being executed?
I would want my grandmother to make Pot Roast with butter noodles, carrots, gravy, white bread and butter, one 2 liter of coke. I would eat and drink it very slowly. (NEVER Bolt!)

Oftentimes, on tour, members of The Black Hollies hear you employ certain phrases after eating, or in between meals, which describe various functions going on inside of your body. Can you shed some light on the meanings of the following terms, the bottle (pronounced bah-uhl), the inverted crucifix, bolting, rooping, salt bath, sweet bomb, alkalizing, and any other important terms I may have left out?

The Bottle is a painful sensation in the chest that feels like a soda bottle is trapped in your lungs. This sensation is usually associted with dreadful food combinations such as pizza and coffee.

The Inverted Crucifix usually occurs when you consume something with an acid kick back. It then gives you a phenomenon similar to post nasal drip. However, the drip is more like a web being made by four invisible spiders. One spider appears to be in the larynx, two in the armpits, and one in the stomach. The four all join webs to make up what feels like an inverted crucifix. One way to purposefully attain this phenomenon is by eating two packs of caramel twix before going to bed. Good Luck!

Bolting is the act of consuming food in a quick manner. The adverse effects are more to list. Let's just say that indigestion is never fun. Properly chewing the unhealthiest of foods is better for the human body than bolting down the healthiest of foods. Bolting hot foods down with cold liquids (the ultimate sin), can give you multiple problems including violent rooping, the inverted crucifix, 42% chance of getting the bottle. You may even have an instant sneeze-fest. NO BOLTING!

Rooping (rup!) is the reaction to something making you nauseous. It is a sound associated with dry heaves and bouts of stomach un-ease stemming from an action, food or smell which may disgust you. Other words that can be used in place of Roop such as Hop, Reep, or Bop.

Simply, a salt bath is when a food is bathed in too much salt. Depending on the shape, weight and size of the product being consumed, "bath" can be replaced by words such as bake, log, stash, dog, or hunk.

A Sweet Bomb is anything ladened with sugar in any form. For example, "I'm gonna follow up my General Tso's chicken by sucking down a sweet bomb!" The sweet bomb in this situation is specifically a can of coke for Foodman. Cookies, cakes, pastries, and donuts are classic foods in the Sweet Bomb category.

I'd describe your style of eating as the perfect synthesis of what it means to simultaneously be a truck driver/mountain man and a buddhist monk. I also notice that you pay close attention to which foods you pair together for consumption. Is this something you strive for intentionally as the key to dietary survival whilst on the road or are these pairings just a matter of coincidence?

Proper food combining is the pairing of foods from different groups that properly break down together to ensure smooth sailing digestion. An example of a good combination is a protein and vegetable or a berry(fruit) and avocado (protein/fat). Generally, grain/starch should NEVER be combined with heavy protein. Tofu and lentils are permissible. Eating this way encourages you to pile on the quantity (mountain man style) while keeping a sound foundation (buddha). Nothing is coincidence. Most of what Foodman consumes on the road doesn't have enought time for pre-meditation. However, while seldom knowing where my next meal will be during travel, each meal synchronistically matches what my tastebuds desire.

What do you think of the show Man v.s. Food?

Foodman normally does not watch T.V. these days. However, one night while staying in a hotel, I caught an episode of Man vs. Food. My eyes were glued to the set as my tears ducts filled with tears. I felt crushed when I saw how much food this man could consume. However, it wasn't until a few minutes later that I realized that this is not a competetive feild for me. I love food more than the average person and get to travel around the world with my guitar, an all-day-buffet, and a good amount of stomache-ease tea. That aint so bad after all.

Any closing words of wisdom to offer?

I actually have a few messages for my audience. Please do meditate on these:
1. Everything has it's place, but when you waste food at the cost of your true happiness it is not good.
2. No matter how hard you work, never go to sleep without giving food the deepest attention.
3. Sorrow, illness, and failure are natural results of transgressions against the laws of food combining.

Can you please share with us your recipe for vegan lasagna?

I will reveal my recipe for the lasagna on the Foodman blog very soon. This will sort of be my vegan recipe "single" before my "full length" cookbook is ready for release. For those who may be curious, the book will be entitled 'The Foodman Cookery: Off The Road And Onto Your Plate." The book comes with a cd of music composed and recorded by myself which can be used while cooking or eating your meal of choice. A song from the cd will be featured on Diary Of A Foodman soon so please keep your eyes open and your stomachs filled!

Saturday, August 29, 2009

July 2009: The Lost Tour II

Here are the days that I logged on the last tour.
Some missing time, but this it all of it.
Interview to come next.
Take care of your colon.

Wed. July 8 Nashville, TN
Start Time: 6AM CST
Coffee w/ Soy milk
½ Naked blueberry juice
2 egg salad sandwiches on rye
¼ bag walnuts & raisins
Wendys small side salad w/ honey mustard. baked potato w/ butter
Cracker barrel side salad with honey mustard, grilled roast beef w/ mushrooms and onions
Side green beans, side corn, 2 corn bread pcs with butter
1 Get Regular Tea.
End: 2am CST

Thurs. July 9 Memphis, TN
Start: 8AM CST
1 Glass O.J.
plate cantaloupe/honeydew
2 cups star bucks blck coffee
1 bowl special K w/ soy
1 bowl honey nut cheerios with Soy.
16oz Kale-ginger-carrot juice
4 small spicy smoked chicken legs
Vegan collards with 8 cloves garlic
side broccoli
side cauliflower
3oz. Beef brisket
Handful cashews
1 mint tea
Chipolte chicken with mushrooms, yellow rice & peas with black beans
chips & salsa
1 twix ice cream bar
3 keebler fudge shoppe cookies.
End 3:30AM CST

Fri.July 10 Ft. Worth, TX
Start: 9AM CST
2 bowls pineapple/grapes
1 coffee. 2 bowls cheerios w/ rice milk
2 handfuls almonds
2 handfuls cashews
1 organic protein food bar
1 fried chicken salad w/ honey mustard
1 rice milk
1 salad with honey mustard
1 naked burger with swiss, mushrooms, onions
Side broccoli/carrots
5 fried pickles
1 Arnold palmer w/ ice
1 yogi stomache ease tea
End 1:30AM CST

Sat. July 11 San Antonio, TX
Start: N/A
2 glasses o.j.
1 coffee
2 bowls rice crispies with soy
1 banana
1 egg salad sandwich
1 ham/cheese on crossaint
1 pickle
1 vanilla haagen daaz bar
1 cheese danish
1 protein power bar
2 sierra Nevada beers
End: N/A

Sun. July 12 Austin, TX
Start: N/A
7 chunks monkey bread ala Christine Deladisma
1 coffee
1 chicken/bean burrito with rice & salad
1 bowl frosted mini-wheats with milk
2 kolaches
2 ears corn and veggies
1 sausage sandwich
1 coffee
2 slices pizza
2 lone stars
1 smooth move tea
End: N/A

Monday July 13 Day Off

1 coffee
1 terra burger with bbq sauce, onions, pickle on gluten free bun
1 side salad with creamy balsamic
1 lemonade
1 vitamin water
½ bag sweet corn puff nuggets
Taco Cabana: 1 Arnold palmer, ¼ chicken dinner with pinto beans, salad & rice.
1 yogi get regular tea.

Tues. July 14 Tucson, AZ

2 glasses mango/o.j.
2 coffees
2 slices toast with honey/butter
1 soymilk
1 organic protien bar
1 salad with sweet balsamic
Veggie burger with provolone and avacado on marble rye
1 espresso
2 blue moon beers
2 poached eggs with marble rye & mashed potatoes with mushroom gravy

Wed. July 15 Phoenix, AZ
Start: 9:30AM PST
1 pineapple juice
1 fruitcup (pineapple, canteloupe, watermelon, honeydew, blueberry, raspberry)
2 coffee with soymilk
Egg whites with broccoli/onion with spicy black beans & wheat toast
Handful of edamame
1 strawberry/banana/orange juice
Chicken terriaki with string beans, bacon & brussel sprouts
1 coffee with soy
1 handful cashew
1 “greens” gluten-free brown ale
1 organic green bar
End: N/A

Thur. July 16 Prescott, AZ

3 coffees with rice milk
2 steamed/baked eggs with swiss
Side guacamole & toast
1 naked blueberry blast
2 gluten-free beers (brand unknown)
1 handful cashews
1 organic protein bars

Fri. July 17 Las Vegas, NV
Start:12PM PST

2 coffees
1 raven cafe burger with cheddar & side salad
1 strawberry/banana/orange juice
2 handfuls cashews
1 coffee
1 hot dog on seeded bun with pickles, mayo, mustard, ketchup.
3 stella artois
2 eggs over easy with bacon, potatoes, wheat toast
Fruit plate
End: 3:30AM PST

Sat. July 18 San Diego, CA

3 coffees
1 fruit plate
2 eggs over easy with wheat toast & bacon
1 soy milk
1 coffee
1 slice pepper / onion pizza
3 slices mushroom pizza
1 pack twix
1 nighty-night tea

Sun. July 19 Los Angeles, CA

1 bowl rice crispies w/ rice milk
1 bowl cheerios with rice milk
2 coffees
2 slices wheat toast with peanut butter/honey/butter
1 kale salad
Chips & salsa
1 Rib and Turkey sausage with pasta in sauce
2 red stipes
Banana Cream pie
Cookies/cream with sprinkles
1 cherry

Mon. July 20 Los Angeles, CA

4 coffees
Egg white omelette w/ veggies/avocado
4 links turkey sausage
Arizona Mango iced tea Rx.
Briskt dinner plate w/ beans, collards/slaw
Triple antioxidant green tea
Cookies n’ cream ice cream
1 rice milk

Tue. July 21 Los Angeles, CA

2 coffees w/ rice milk
1 bowl honey bunches of oats with rice milk
Huevos chirizo with rice & beans
1 al pastor
1 Arizona green tea with mandarin
3 arnold palmers
1 chirizo taco
1 al pastor taco
1 chicken quessadilla

Wed. July 22 (foodman's mother's bday)

2 coffees
1 omelette with bbq brisket/cilantro & beans
Baked pasta with smoked tomato sauce and summer veggies
Coke zero
3 beers (?)

Thu. July 23 Goleta, CA
1 cup roffee (FM slang for coffee)
2 eggs over easy with potatoes and wheat toast
Wild caught salmon, brown rice & veggies
½ veggie sandwich with avocado
1 rootbeer
½ slice chocolate cream pie
1 espresso milk shake
2 beers (?).

Fri. july 24 San Francisco, CA

Sauteed Ginger tofu w/ brown rice, veggies
1 beet/celery/carrot juice
1/3 slice banana crème pie
½ slice carrot cake
Veggie quesadilla (salad style)
Side chile relleno
1 rootbeer
2 local I.P.A. beers
1 slice pizza with feta cheese

*Sat 25- Sun 26 (missing time) Healdsburg/Santa Rosa, CA

Monday July 27 Petaluma, CA

2 poached eggs
Turkey Sausage with potatoes
2 Slices rye toast
Side spinach
Few crackers with feta
1 hot/sour soup w/ chicken
1 cooked oyster with butter & garlic
Ferrante’s Cicken Marsala w/ pasta & salad
Morey’s bruschetta with Veggies/cheese
1 tea

Tues. July 28 Petaluma, CA

3 puffy pastries
1 & ½ coffees with soy milk
Scrambled eggs
huge bowl vanilla ice cream with chocolate topping
1 cup coffee
1 arbys turkey/swiss sandwich

*It shall be noted that a certain incident occurs on July 27, 2009, where Foodman literally almost drowns hence explaining why the logs dissolve after July 28, 2009.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

June 2009 Foodman's Lost Tour Part I

May 30 New Haven, CT Café 9

Start Time: 8:30 AM EST
Coffee w/ Soy Milk
2 Waffles w/ Peanut Butter
3 Egg Omelet w/ White American & Colby Cheeses
10-Calorie Citrus Vitamin Water
A Few handfuls of Peanuts
1 Small Bag of Lays BBQ Potato Chips
1 Roasted Red Pepper Wrap w/ Turkey, Cheese, Red Onion, & Pickles
1 Cup Black Coffee
7 Small Slices of Pizza from BAR in New Haven
Half a Cheeseburger on White Bread w/ Tomato from Louis Lunch in New Haven
1 Large Coca Cola
1-Pint Brooklyn Lager
1 More Slice Aforementioned Pizza
End Time: 1:00 AM EST

For this strong opening entry Foodman quotes Voltaire, “ Nothing would be more tiresome than eating and drinking if God had not made them a pleasure as well as a necessity.”

May 31 – June 5
This time is spent in Montreal and Toronto where Foodman subsists solely on Tim Horton’s. In Burlington, VT Foodman visits the original Ben and Jerry’s and goes deep on some ice cream. This week is dubbed, “the lost week,” which eventually leads to the entire tour being dubbed, “Foodman’s Lost Tour.” Foodman hits a roadblock toward the final leg around St. Paul, MN, where he is stricken down with an unknown illness that results in a serious curbing of his appetite and henceforth an absence of “logs,” or a lagging with the logging, if you will. The Black Hollies try to light a fire under Foodman insuring him that he is inadvertently letting down his minions by being remiss in his duty of keeping track of his own consumption. We say, “Foodman, we can’t eat the food for you. We can't write your destiny. Your destiny is not written for you, but by you. Please, keep track of what you eat,” and after a couple days we give up, considering it a lost cause. You can’t force a man to be a food star. He has to want it. He has to be hungry for it. As compensation to all the dedicated fans of Foodman I thought it a good idea to get to the bottom of this and interview the man behind the food, Herbert Joseph Wiley V himself, to find out what went wrong on this lost tour, to inquire about when he discovered his natural talent for consuming, and to learn some of the meaning behind his unique vernacular pertaining to certain digestion phenomena. So here we have the remnants of Foodman’s Lost Tour Part I, entries from June 6 to June 17 without daily quotes, a shame I know, but honest nonetheless, and worthy of consideration because this short stint contains some heavy hitting entries. Also, please keep in mind that Foodman gets ill for about a week and just doesn’t have the strength to log. His illness starts around June 11, peaks around June 17, and ends around June 24 while the first tour ends on June 28.

June 6 Washington, DC R n’ R Hotel

Start Time: 9:00 AM EST
1 Cup Ginger Tea
1 Cup Peppermint Tea
1 Bottle Orange Juice
1 Cup Black Coffee
1 7/11 Egg White & Turkey Sausage on Wheat English Muffin
1 Bottle Odwalla Protein Drink
Half Bag of Fruit Nut Trail Mix
3 Green Stuff Veggie Caps
1 Cup Bolivian Organic Coffee w/ Soy Milk and Simple Syrup
1 Ciabatta w/ Turkey, Provolone, and Fries w/ Ketchup & Mustard
2 Sierra Nevadas
1 Three Musketeers Bar
1 Bag Pizza Flavored Combos
1 Package of Peanut Butter Crackers
1 Healthy Valley Oatmeal Bar
End Time: 12:30 AM EST

June 7 Philadelphia, PA Johnny Brenda’s

Start Time 8:00 AM EST
1 Three-Egg Omelet w/ Peppers & Onions
4 Sausage Links
1 Side of Potatoes
1 Pancake w/ Raisins & Syrup
2 Cups Black Coffee
1 Cup Stomach Ease Tea
1 Banana
1 Chicken Cheese Steak from Johnny Brenda’s
1 House Salad w/ Balsamic Vinaigrette
1 Cup Stomach Ease Tea
1 Cup Black Coffee
1 Coca Cola
1 Steak Sandwich w/ Onions, Relish, Mustard, and Ketchup from Gino’s
1 Green Tea
End Time 1:00 AM EST

June 8 Pittsburgh, PA*

Start Time: 9:00 AM EST
1 Banana
2 Cups Black Coffee
1 Detox Tea
Half Bag of Trail Mix
1 Banana
3 Slices of Shitty Pizza
1 Detox Tea
1 Side Salad
1 Stomach Ease Tea
End Time: 10:00 PM EST

*It should be noted that this one of Foodman’s lightest days to date.

June 9 Detroit, MI The Painted Lady**

Start Time: 8:30 AM EST
1 Bowl Pineapples & Grapes
1 Cup Cran-Orange Juice
3 Slices of Ham w/ Syrup
2 Egg Discs
2 Cups Black Coffee
Half Bottle of Naked Green Superfood
3 Spirulina Caps
Half of a Panera Mediterranean Veggie Sandwich
1 Side Garden Salad
1 Small Wild Mushroom Soup
Half Baguette
Half Bag of Chips
1 Side Mayo Slathered Minced Cole Slaw
1 Half Pound Burger w/ Burnt Onions, Mushrooms, and BBQ Sauce from Red Coat Tavern in Detroit.
1 Coca Cola
1 Stomach Ease Tea
2 Eggs Over Easy w/ Bacon, Potatoes, & whole Wheat Toast
1 Cup Decaf Coffee
4 Soft Batch Chocolate Chip Cookies
End Time: 2:00 AM EST

**The above is a top day for consumption in Foodman’s history.

June 10 Chicago, IL Ronny’s

Start Time: 8:00 AM EST
2 Kashi “Go Lean” Chocolate Caramel Protein/Fiber Bars
1 Cup Black Coffee
1 Tim Horton’s Ham & Cheese Sandwich w/ Vegetable Soup
1 Cup Black Coffee
Huevos Rancheros w/ Jalapenos, Onions, and Tomatoes
1 Side Refried Beans
1 Side Yellow Rice
1 Side Fries
Half an Avocado
1 Hot Dog w/ Relish, Mustard, Onions, and Jalapenos
1 Stomach Ease Tea
End Time: 12:30 CST

June 11 Madison, WI The Frequency

Start Time: 9:00 CST
1 Large Black Coffee w/ 5 Sugars
Scrambled Eggs w/ Chorizo, Rice, and Black Beans.
1 Carrot Juice
1 Bottle Green Naked Superfood
2 Handfuls Trail Mix
1 Cup Black Coffee
2 Peanut Butter Cookies
1 Bacon Cheeseburger w. Bleu cheese, Red Onion, Lettuce, Tomato, & Mayo
1 Cup Cold Care Tea
End Time: 1:30 CST

June 12 Minneapolis, MN Hexagon

Start Time: 7:30 CST
1 Bowl Pineapples & Grapes
2 Cups Black Coffee
1 Banana
1 Cup Cran-Orange Juice
Half Ring of Kielbasa w/ Hot Sauce
1 Cheddar Omelet w/ Hot Sauce
1 Hand Dipped Scoop of After Dinner Mint Ice Cream on Waffle Cone
1 Mini Chocolate Cow Pie
3 Spirulina Capsules
3 Veggie Tacos w/ Black Bean Mango Salsa, Soy Protein, & Avocado
1 Yogi Bed Time Tea
End Time: 2:00 CST

June 13 St. Paul, MN Turf Club

Start Time: 9:30 CST
3 Blueberry Pancakes w/ Syrup
3 Cups Black Coffee
1 Pink Lady Apple
1 Strawberry-Lemonade
1 Glass Bolthouse Green Superfood Drink
1 Blue Sky Natural Cola
2 Servings Veggie Ratatouille
2 Servings Baked Beans
1 Spicy Soy Sausage Sandwich on Wheat Roll w/ Mustard & Ketchup
1 Yogi Bed Time Tea
End Time: 3:00 CST

June 14 Minneapolis, MN Day Off***

Start Time: 10:00 AM CST
1 Glass Bolthouse Green Superfood Drink
2 Cups Coffee w/ Soy Milk
1 Veggie Omelet w/ Peppers, Onions, & Broccoli
2 Veggie Sausage Patties
2 Slices Pumpernickel Toast
1 Scoop Chocolate Chip Mint Ice Cream on Waffle Cone
2 Bottles Grain Belt Beer
***2 Hunks of Vegan Lasagna w/ Brown Rice Pasta, Tofu, and Left Over Veggie Ratatouille
1 Salad
1 Yogi Bed Time Tea
End Time: 2:30 CST

***It should be noted that Foodman, even though sick, treated everyone to his own personal recipe for homemade vegan lasagna. See interview for recipe.

June 15 Lawrence, KS Jackpot Saloon

Start Time: 9:00 AM CST
1 Cup Bolthouse Green Superfood Drink
Half Cup of Black Coffee
1 Naked Protein Drink
Half Bag of Trail Mix
1 Personal Sized Box of Cheerios
1 Handful of Pretzels
1 Portobello Mushroom, Olive, Provolone, & Kale Sandwich from Wheatfields
1 Side Cucumber Salad
I Jimmy John’s Veggie Sandwich w/ Sprouts, Avocado, Provolone, Tomato, & Honey Mustard
1 Glass Seltzer & Bitters
1 XXX Acai Berry Vitamin Water
End Time: 1:00 AM CST

June 16 Kansas City, MO Record Bar

Start Time: 10:00 AM CST
2 Glasses Orange Juice
2 Cups Black Coffee
2 Eggs Over Easy w/ One Rare 5 oz. Steak w/ Heinz 57 Sauce
1 Handful Walnuts & Raisins
1 Bowl Chicken Soup
1 Salad
1 Arnold Palmer (1/2 Iced Tea ½ Lemonade, a Foodman favorite)
1 Virgil’s Root Beer
1 Five oz. Cheeseburger w/ Fried Onions, Mayo, Pickles & BBQ Sauce
1 Side Fries
1 Coca Cola
1 Cup Black Coffee
1 Pack Twix Bars
2 Handfuls Keebler Fudge Cookies
End Time: 1:30 AM CST

June 17 St. Louis, MO The Firebird

Start Time: 9:00 AM CST
1 Cheese Omelet
1 Peach Yogurt
1 Cup Coffee w/ 2 % Milk
1 Cup Cinnamon Spice Oatmeal
1 Turkey. Swiss, Lettuce, Tomato, & Mayo on Challah Bread
1 Small Side Bean Salad
1 Chocolate-Chocolate Chip Cookie
1 Vanilla Almond Hagen Daaz Ice Cream Bar
2 Slices of Buffalo Wing Pizza (pizza w/ buffalo flavored fried chicken, celery, & bleu cheese which Foodman dismisses as gross)
End Time: 1:30 CST

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

March 24 I-81 North

Start Time: 8:00 AM EST

1 Bowl Pineapples
1 Cup 1/2 Orange Juice 1/2 Cranberry Juice
2 Cups Black Coffee
1 Personal Sized Box of Apple Jacks
1 Personal Sized Box of Cheerios
1 Otis Spunkmeyer Blueberry Muffin
1 Special K Cereal Bar

1 Serving Pulled BBQ Pork & Beef Stew
1 Side of Mac & Cheese
1 Side of Black Eyed Peas
1 Side of Brussel Sprouts
1 Side of Green Beans
1 Side of Mashed Potatos
1 Side of Kale
1 Side of Sweet Trunips
1 Side Salad
1 Cup Beef & Barley Soup

1 Cup Black Coffee
1 Sleeve of Girlscout Mint Cookies

End Time: 11:30 PM EST

On the final day of his trek Wiley states, "You wanna be a mountain man? You gotta eat like one." Thanks Foodman! We'll see you at the end of May when The Black Hollies hit the road again.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

March 24 Abingdon, VA

photo: Claudia Petty

Start Time: 8:00 CST

2 Apples
2 Bowls Pineapples
2 Sausage Discs
Scrambled Eggs
2 Cups Black Coffee
2 Cups Yogi Meditation Tea
1 Special K Vanilla Crisp Bar
1 Blueberry Muffin
1 Arby's Turkey & Swiss on Whole Wheat w/ Honey Mustard
1 Side Seasoned Spicy Curly Fries
2 Large Unsweetened Iced Teas
1 7oz Steak
2 Sides of Broccolli
1 Biscuit w/ Butter
1 Yogi Bedtime Tea

End Time: 12:00 EST

Today Wiley states, "Don't believe the hype. Corn syrup is the secret to the Fountain of Youth."

Monday, March 23, 2009

A Closer Look at BBQ from DAY 3

"Day 3 in Austin," is most certainly one of the top 5 heaviest Foodman "loggings" to date.
Thanks to Claudia Petty for the photos.
The short answer, "Always make sandwiches."

Excerpt from Day 3:
2 Links of Beef Sausage
1 Serving of Brisket w/ BBQ Sauce
1 Side of Potato Salad
1 Side of Ranch Style Beans
1 Quartered Pickle Spear
2 Slices of White Bread

March 22 Austin, TX Day 4

Start Time: 10:00 AM CST

1 Apple
1 Cup of Coffee
1 Organic Cheeseburger w/ Cheddar, BBQ Sauce, Onions, & Pickles
1 Side Salad w/ Vinaigrette
1 Organic Chocolate Muffin
1 Hunk Irish Soda Bread
1/2 Bag of Planter's Trail Mix
1 Wendy's Grilled Chicken Sandwich
1 Side Salad
1 Baked Potato
1 Chocolate Chip Cookie
1 Yogi Bedtime Tea

End Time: 12:00 AM CST

After spending 10 hours in the van driving and not having time for a proper dinner Wiley says, "Wendy's for dinner... Might as well call the blog Diarrhea of a Foodman."

Sunday, March 22, 2009

March 21 Austin, TX Day 3

Start Time: 8:00 AM CST

1 Cup Orange Juice
3 Cups of Black Coffee
1 Cream Cheese and Grape Jelly Sandwich on Whole Wheat Toast
1 Slice of Wheat Toast w/ Butter & Strawberry Jam
1 Cup of Coffee w/ Milk
1 Potato, Egg, & Cheese Breakfast Taco
1 Hunk of Banana Walnut Bread
2 Links of Beef Sausage
1 Serving of Brisket w/ BBQ Sauce
1 Side of Potato Salad
1 Side of Ranch Style Beans
1 Quartered Pickle Spear
2 Slices of White Bread
1 Strawberry Lolipop
1 Lemonade Vitamin Water
1 Plate of Huevos Rancheros con Frijoles w/ Corn Tortilla
1 Unsweetened Iced Tea
2 Cups of Yogi Bedtime Tea

End Time: 12:30 AM CST

After being dissappointed by his plate of Huevos Rancheros from Jaime's Spanish Village Fine Mexican Food in downtown Austin, Wiley states, "If you can't beat 'em, eat 'em."

Saturday, March 21, 2009

March 20 Austin, TX Day 2

Start Time: 7:00 AM CST

1 Cup Orange Juice
Banana Slices in Strawberry Banana Yogurt
1 Cream Cheese and Jelly Sandwich
3 Cups Coffee
1 Cup Yogi Stomach Ease Tea
3 Cheese Grilled Cheese on 3 Slices of Marble Toast w/ Lettuce, Tomato, and Thousand Island Dressing
Side of French Fries
Side Salad w/ Honey Balsamic Vinaigrette
1 Tuna Melt w/ Provolone on Foccacia w/ Chips and Salsa
1 Lone Star Beer
1 Carne Asada Taco
1 Chicken Taco

End Time: 10:30 PM CST

After finishing his tacos this evening Wiley says, "I'm not looking at your ass. I'm just looking for steak."

Thursday, March 19, 2009

March 19 Austin, TX Day 1

Start Time: 8:00 CST

2 Bowls of Pineapples
1 Apple
2 Cups Orange Juice
2 Slices Wheat Toast w/ Butter
2 Hard Boiled Eggs
2 Cups of Coffee
1 Cup Yogi Stomach Ease Tea
1 Personal Sized Box of Fruitloops
1 Personal Sized Box of Cheerios
1 Banana
1/2 Chicken w/ Rice & Beans, Salad
1 7oz Steak
2 Sides of Broccoli
1 Side Salad w/ Honey Basil Vinaigrette
1 Cup Yogi Stomach Ease Tea
1 Cup Sleepy Time Tea

End Time: 11:00 CST

As I complain about the water for my tea being lukewarm Wiley states, "Wake up. You're in fuckin' Applebees. Be thankful you didn't barf after eating the food."

March 18 Little Rock, AR

Start Time: 6:30 AM EST
3 Cups of Pineapples w/ Grapes
2 Apples
3 Cups of Coffee
1 Cup of Green Tea w/ honey
1 Banana
1 Texas Toast w/ Butter
2 Burger King Veggie Burgers w/ Mayo & Ketchup
1 Side Salad w/ Low Fat Italian Dressing
2 Cups Red Hot Blues Tortilla Chips
1 Otis Spunkmeyer Blueberry Muffin
1 Cup of Coffee

1 Pulled Chicken Sandwich from Central BBQ in Memphis, TN
1 Side Order of Collard Greens
1 Side Order of Macaroni & Cheese
1 Apple
1 Cup of Yogi Stomach Ease Tea

End Time: 12:00 AM CST

Wiley actually puts in about three hours behind the wheel today transporting The Black Hollies from Knoxville to Nashville. At the end of a hard day of eatin’ and drivin’, Wiley states, “I’m only a fruit in the A.M.”

March 17 Roanoke, VA

Start Time: 6:30 EST

2 Cups Coffee
1 Egg Omelet w/ Swiss Cheese
2 Slices of Pizza from Pompeii in Bayonne, NJ
1 Black Cherry Crème Soda
1 Hunk of Irish Soda Bread
1 Cup of Red Hot Blues Tortilla Chips
1 6” Monterey Jack and Swiss Cheese Sandwich on Toasted Honey Oat Bread w/ Tomato, Pickles, and Mustard from Subway
1 Cup of Cream of Potato soup w/ Bacon from Subway
1 Oatmeal Raisin Cookie
1 Cup of Yogi Bedtime Tea

End Time: 12:30 AM EST

After a taking lengthy hiatus from having his consumption monitored by an outside source, Herbert Joseph Wiley V sums up his first day back in action, “Subway is the road to bum way.”

Monday, March 9, 2009

Coming Soon: Foodman Goes To Austin's SXSW 2009

Foodman took down this banana boat sundae at Downtown Jersey City's Skinner's Loft on a cold night after The Black Hollies returned from a gig in Washington, DC. Get ready. He's back. Just as a professional ball player eases back into spring training, Foodman will find his flow as The Black Hollies travel to Austin, Tx for this year's South By Southwest festival.