I’m a geek. I watch and write about Star Trek, I own and have cooked from The Star Trek Cookbook, my mathematician husband does an awesome impression of Captain Sisko and Captain Picard, and, although I look askance at what Lucas has done to his creation in recent years, I adore Star Wars.

I don’t mind being a geek. Not at all. Were I not a geek, I couldn’t appreciate when Alton Brown uses Star Trek sound effects on his show. And were I not a geek, I could not have laughed myself silly at this. I don’t know what cracked me up the most — the fact that Cuke has a Mark Hamill-esque wig or that Darth Tater urges him to search his “peelings” in order to discover that, while biologically impossible, Tater is Cuke’s father. Meanwhile, the credits actually list someone as “Egg Wrangler.” BWAH!

I find sheer genius in every ounce of this creation, and the fact that it is encouraging people to buy organic is just icing on the cake.

Bravo to Jonah Sachs, Tate Hausman, and Louis Fox — you guys are awesome.

Use the Farm, Cuke 12 May,2005Stephanie Lucianovic


Stephanie Lucianovic

A former picky eater, Stephanie V.W. Lucianovic is a writer, editor, and lapsed cheesemonger in the San Francisco Bay Area. A culinary school grad with an English lit degree, she has written for CNN.com, MSNBC.com, Popular Science, The New York Times, The Washington Post, and The Boston Globe. Additionally, she has been writing for KQED’s Bay Area Bites since its inception and is the website editor for KQED’s Emmy-award winning show “Check, Please! Bay Area.”

Stephanie was an original recapper at Television Without Pity and worked on a line of cookbooks for William-Sonoma as well as in the back kitchen of a Jacques Pépin cooking show. Her first book, SUFFERING SUCCOTASH: A Picky Eater’s Quest To Understand Why We Hate the Foods We Hate (Perigee Books, 2012) is a non-fiction narrative and a heartfelt and humorous exposé on the inner lives of picky eaters that Scientific American called “hilarious” and “the perfect popular science book for a reader that doesn’t think he or she wants to read a popular science book.”

Stephanie lives in Menlo Park with her husband, three-year-old son, assorted cats, and has been blogging at The Grub Report for over a decade.

Follow her on Twitter at @grubreport

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