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: 22 April 2016
Jack’s new found enthusiasm for promoting his, say it with me now, line of sauces is peculiar, after a more than two year absence after his move to Tennessee. They weren’t even available for a long stretch as far as I can remember, and his lateral move into other products he knows nothing about seems like he’s been preparing an all-out assault on the bank balances of his audience for a while now. None of his “jerk” recipes even include allspice, which is just infuriating. Yes he absolutely didn’t make any of them, but that just means he doesn’t know any better. I imagine the cost of the Tennessee move plus two years of continuous eating at restaurants on Tammy’s good grace has led to a certain amount of arm-twisting to try and get Jack to contribute more than the miserly sum youtube provides.
Jack claimed on twitter that this video was to celebrate the National Cornbread Festival in his adopted home state but considering he doesn’t mention it in the video I imagine the timing is more of a happy accident than a genuine homage. The half-assed manner in which Jack attempts to capitalise on this is just so very him. I imagine that as the cornbread ‘fest official twitter retweets cornbread-related tweets and recipes Jack was angling for some free publicity in exchange for nothing, and naturally they appear to have seen right through him.
Jack also mentions that he’s not shown the “toothpick test” despite mentioning it many a time and yes, that’s pretty fucking unbelievable. Honestly, Jack, why do you even bother? At the end of the video he talks about how unbelievably easy whipping together cornbread (and I do understand how political cornbread can be, just leave it for the time) is, almost as if cooking isn’t arcane or difficult. Funny, that.