American Cuisine

I am proud to be an American. Because an American can eat anything on the face of this earth as long as he has two pieces of bread. -Bill Cosby On my vacation in America, I have learned some very important things. This is my second time to really observe Americans in the wild since […]

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Oh the Humanity!

Diet Coke with lemon…didn’t that used to be called Pledge?  –Jay Leno Not long ago I was at a friend’s house. My friends are pretty typical Americans. They have a large kitchen with two long counters, a normal American-sized fridge and freezer, above- and below-counter cabinets, and a pantry. Here’s what was in them:

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Reading For Fun and Profit

Literature is a textually transmitted disease, normally contracted in childhood. ― Jane Yolen It’s not actually books I have to recommend to you today, but interesting news in the world of science and nutrition. I’ve been sick, you’ve been sick, we’re all busy. So when you have a few minutes to relax, have a look […]

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Stuff and Bother

It was the year my Aunt Clara went to visit her cousin. Now, her cousin was not only gifted on the glockenspiel, but being a screech owl, also sang soprano in the London Opera. –Owl The long silence has been due to illness. I got the flu and it was just too much to blog […]

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Some One Had Blunder’d

‘Forward, the Light Brigade!’ Was there a man dismay’d? Not tho’ the soldiers knew   Some one had blunder’d: Theirs not to make reply, Theirs not to reason why, Theirs but to do and die: Into the valley of Death   Rode the six hundred. –Alfred, Lord Tennyson Before we begin, calm yourself by watching […]

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Ours is But To Do Or Die

“Poirot,” I said. “I have been thinking.” “An admirable exercise my friend. Continue it.” –Agatha Christie In the last post we asked the question: WHY? Why so much sugar in a recipe when it wasn’t necessary for taste or texture? Today I have a new “why.” It comes from this article, a form of which […]

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Final Dairy Clarity

The one who burns his mouth for drinking milk too hot eats even yogurt carefully.  –Turkish Proverb Let’s talk about dairy one last time. We’ve considered whether we need to abandon it entirely solely because we imagine our supposed Paleolithic ancestors didn’t eat it. We’ve looked at whether it is going to give us cancer […]

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