Within the first season of Queer Eye, earlier Ask Me One other visitor Antoni Porowski broke the Web by making guacamole with Greek yogurt. Impressed by this, singer-songwriter and Tex-Mex fan Robert Earl Eager tackles questions on different guac-troversies.

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So let’s maintain rolling with the Tex-Mex theme with a sport about guacamole. And to play it, please welcome again our particular visitor, musician Robert Earl Eager.


EISENBERG: So, Robert, you advisable a restaurant for us to eat at.

ROBERT EARL KEEN: Sure, Mi Tierra.

EISENBERG: Mi Tierra, and…


EISENBERG: We went there final evening.

KEEN: Sure. And?

EISENBERG: We had margaritas.

KEEN: Yeah.

EISENBERG: We had, like, principally one in all all the things on the menu.

KEEN: Sure.

EISENBERG: It was scrumptious – tons of chips.

KEEN: (Laughter).

EISENBERG: And it was – and pastries.

KEEN: Yeah?

EISENBERG: They’ve wonderful pastries. It was – and it was a…

KEEN: Songs? Did anybody…

EISENBERG: Songs – we had songs.

KEEN: Oh, yeah.

EISENBERG: It was a terrific expertise.

KEEN: I do know. I all the time get these guys to – like I all the time inform them, look; I need to hear the saddest music , ?


KEEN: And so they take a look at me, like, actually bizarre, , as a result of they’re all the time enjoying pleased songs. They are not…

EISENBERG: We requested for a contented music.

KEEN: Yeah.

EISENBERG: They’re like, what sort of music you need?

KEEN: So I am going, muy triste, muy triste.


KEEN: And so one time, I saved, , hounding them. And so they lastly performed one. And two of the blokes began crying in the midst of it.


KEEN: It was a fairly cool expertise.

EISENBERG: Are you kidding?

KEEN: Yeah, no. I am – no. It is a fairly cool expertise, ? There was – man, once they need to play a tragic music, they’ll play a tragic music, ?




KEEN: I imply, if my Spanish was any higher, I’d’ve been crying.


EISENBERG: You bought some theater. You bought some theater in there.

KEEN: (Laughter).

EISENBERG: OK. So I additionally perceive that you simply like to cook dinner. What’s your specialty?

KEEN: Nicely, , I do not know – simply something that is within the icebox, principally.


KEEN: I imply, I am fairly good at that, like, let me make this out of this, ?

EISENBERG: That is nice. How do you’re feeling about guacamole?

KEEN: I really like guacamole.

EISENBERG: Do you make your individual?

KEEN: I make my very own.


KEEN: Completely.

EISENBERG: So this is the deal. We – our earlier visitor from the Netflix present “Queer Eye” Antoni Porowski famously riled up the Web by placing Greek yogurt in guacamole.


EISENBERG: I do know. I do know. Individuals are…

KEEN: Thanks, San Antonio.


KEEN: Yeah.

EISENBERG: However it turns on the market are a great deal of examples of unconventional substances that individuals put in guacamole and anger the Web and the individuals at giant. So…

KEEN: Yeah, I can perceive that.

EISENBERG: So we’ve a sport about it. All you need to do is guess the controversial ingredient I am speaking about on this sport referred to as Guac-pocalypse Now.

KEEN: Guac-pocalypse Now.



EISENBERG: Ina Garten, the Barefoot Contessa, raised eyebrows when she revealed the key to holding her guacamole inexperienced. As a substitute of including a little bit of lime juice, she provides quite a lot of what freshly squeezed juice?

KEEN: And who is that this?



KEEN: …Ina Garten, the Barefoot Contessa.


EISENBERG: It is – there is a tv present. She’s a…

KEEN: Yeah.



EISENBERG: Citrus fruit she squeezes in there, but it surely’s not lime.

KEEN: It is a lemon.



EISENBERG: I do know.

KEEN: Wow.

EISENBERG: Yeah, that is it. And, , purists are mad.

KEEN: I imply, that – I would not even take into consideration that. I imply, like, I look over there within the little fruit bowl, and there is no inexperienced issues over there, I might seize the yellow factor.

EISENBERG: Yeah (laughter).

KEEN: Yeah (laughter).

EISENBERG: Oh. Oh, individuals are mad.

KEEN: Yeah.

EISENBERG: Avocado costs have been going up these days. And NPR interviewed a meals author who realized that some LA taquerias are saving cash by making guac with out avocado – I do know…


EISENBERG: …Substituting with what ingredient as an alternative?

KEEN: This isn’t a a number of alternative factor?




EISENBERG: I am going to offer you a touch.

KEEN: All proper.

EISENBERG: Butternut.

KEEN: Butternuts?

EISENBERG: Preserve going.


KEEN: Wow. OK. OK, squash.

EISENBERG: Yeah, I knew you knew. I knew you had been enjoying me, however I find it irresistible.

KEEN: All proper (laughter).


EISENBERG: Yeah, calabacitas squash, matter of reality.


EISENBERG: Yeah. This author stated that after a side-by-side style take a look at, he may barely inform the distinction between the squash one and the avocado one (laughter).


KEEN: Yeah.

EISENBERG: Who is aware of?

KEEN: Does he work for Birds Eye or one thing?

EISENBERG: (Laughter) Yeah, perhaps.


KEEN: Yeah.

EISENBERG: Possibly.

KEEN: All proper.

EISENBERG: In 2014, Bon Appetit instructed including a little bit crunch and quite a lot of fiber to your guacamole by throwing in a finely chopped stalk of what vegetable?

KEEN: Finely chopped stalk…


KEEN: …Of what vegetable?


KEEN: Celery.

EISENBERG: Yeah, that is proper, in fact.


EISENBERG: And right here is your final clue. In 2015, in response to a controversial recipe revealed by The New York Instances, even Barack Obama tweeted that he was not shopping for what as an ingredient in guacamole? Little, tiny inexperienced rounds.

KEEN: Peas.

EISENBERG: Peas, sure.

KEEN: Oh, my God.

EISENBERG: Peas and guacamole – gross.


EISENBERG: Robert, you probably did nice. You’ll be able to see Robert Earl Eager’s Countdown to Christmas tour, Lunar Tunes and Looney Instances, this December. Give it up for Robert Earl Eager.

KEEN: Thanks.

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