Vegan Black Metal Chef–the YouTube culinary sensation who offers online instructional cooking videos, specializing in vegan dishes, delivering the lessons over a soundtrack of black metal, wearing body armor and full make-up, adding a huge dollop of humor–discusses how he decided to create and render the videos in this manner (partly as an elaborate response to the age-old question vegans get asked: “What do you eat?”), something that was in the works for a few years.
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He recalls the powerful response elicited by the first video he posted on YouTube–about how to make pad thai noodles–it quickly racked up a million hits, and prompted The Washington Post to profile him. He also fields listener calls and e-mails, answering questions about when and how he decided to become vegan, his “go to” spices for vegan cooking, and addresses truffle oil and how it’s both pricey and worth it (www.VeganBlackMetalChef.com)
COMEDY CORNER: Myq Kaplan’s “Ducks and Vegetarianism”(www.MyqKaplan.com)
MUSIC: They Might Be Giants’ “Ant,” Booker T’s version of Tom Waits’ “Get Behind The Mule,” instrumentals
NAME THAT ANIMAL TUNE:Bob Marley’s “Three Little Birds”