This blog is dedicated to spreading the truth about Jack Scalfani, a child abuser and racist who has run up modest celebrity on the internet through his “Cooking with Jack” youtube channel. For a long but by no means exhaustive list of what Jack has done, please see this post.
Originally uploaded: 03 October 2008
Hey, the title is capitalised except for the preposition! That soothes my academia-ravaged brain immensely.
It’s unique and interesting to watch Jack do a recipe he’s clearly comfortable and intimately familiar with. A white whale, if you will. And remember what I said about alcohol in the last episode? I completely forgot about this comically large jug of “burgundy”. I’m positive that a producer from California’s sizeable wine industry decided to co-opt the term as a marketing ploy. Cheap red is cheap red is cheap red, really. Jack would flirt with putting the ingredients in the video with very little consistency. I mean, he steals his recipes wholesale from others anyway, how hard is it to copy and paste text?
Honestly most of the complaints I have about this feel like nit-picks (Why is the pot so small and the spoon so big?!) on an otherwise deeply mediocre Jack video. Sure, this isn’t how I would make or serve pasta sauce. But at least it’s reasonably competent, as well as delivered with a minimum of smarmy self-aggrandising. Jack was, at the very least, capable of subtlety at this stage and even actually tried.