• Posted by Califia Suntree on April 20th, 2010, 2:49 PM

    Q: What does a sesame seed grow into? I don’t know–we never give them a chance. What the &!$@ is a sesame?! –Comedian Mitch Hedberg (RIP)

    This Ask Spooning began not as a query from a curious reader, but a straight-up hysterical rant about sesame seeds by the dearly departed comedian Mitch Hedberg (**Rated R** for adult language and drug references: Sesame Seeds). Blank buns notwithstanding, it’s a good question: What IS a sesame? Obviously, like the poppy, sunflower, and pumpkin that give us tasty seeds, the sesame is some kind of flowering plant. But we’ve all seen poppies, sunflowers and pumpkins. Have you ever seen a sesame? Would you even know if you did? Read on… »

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  • Posted by Califia Suntree on February 23rd, 2010, 12:48 PM

    Welcome to the first installment of Ask Spooning, where experts answer your culinary queries…

    Q: “I notice that edibles are a huge part of medical marijuana dispensaries. Where does this food come from? Is there a  regulatory system of some kind? The edibles also list dosage–how is that determined and maintained? Finally, I’ve heard of cannabis butter, but how are the other things made, like beverages and candy?” –Anonymous, Los Angeles

    A: The process of getting to the bottom of this question lead me to discover that–perhaps unsurprisingly–folks in the marijuana trade are a little bit hard to pin down. Read on… »

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