Reviewed! Tastemade’s ‘Hilah’s Texas Kitchen'; Blip’s ‘Hipsterhood’

/ Jul 2, 2013


First Taste of Tastemade is Less Than Filling


Hilah, who bears a striking resemblance to Lisa Kudrow, talks way too fast, uses recipes that are garbled and when her patter is coherent, she often speaks in non sequitur double entendre (“The squash is hard, the way I like my men”). Was that Julia Child I saw spinning in her grave? I admit Hilah clearly states her videos are for beginners, but anyone whose kitchen skills that are greater than boiling water will find the instructions difficult to follow and just a tick over fair-to-middlin’ take out. If you are looking for fluid skills and a mind for innovative dishes, you’ll need to put that quest on the back burner. Continue reading…

In ‘Hipsterhood,’ Boy Never Quite Meets Girl


The premise nails it from word one: Two of Silver Lake’s archetype Ray Ban-wearing, vegan-eating, 99 Cent Store-shopping duos commit to a relationship the likes of which is only possible in a hide-behind-the-digital-curtain anonymous social media thought-bubble suffer-in-silence kind of world. Our star-crossed couple consists of a goofy, lanky dude, heretofore known as Cereal Guy, and the cerebral-looking self-doubting poser who earns the nickname Faux Fur girl. They are a pair for “Hipsterhood” heaven, a series of often hilarious vignettes that follow our subjects from supermarket to coffee shop to the cleaners and to a party hosted by Cereal Guy’s buddy Jake (aka Cute Guy from the bar). Continue reading…

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