Category Archives: Food

Tone-deaf dining

John Winterman, maitre d’ at Daniel restaurant in New York City, gives us “Eat This List: 5 reasons you (yes you) should embrace fine dining“.

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Ghetto Pudding, or: Adventures in Bad Food Ideas

Let’s say you have several cupboards. One such cupboard hides cannisters of forgotten, rarely-if-ever-used Coffee-mate brand powedered non-dairy creamer, a non-food foodstuff. Let’s further suppose that instead of just throwing said cannisters in the garbage, you wonder what one could … Continue reading

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“Don’t Cry Over Spelt Milk”

Most of the people who have committed “spelt milk” to the IntarWebs have done so intending to write “spilled milk”. Some have, it seems, meant “spelt” as an alternative to “spelled” and intended a pun, the purpose of which currently … Continue reading

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Dinner: Quick, Dirty, and Delicious

‘Top Chef Canada’ is back and we’re watching it; it was also our dinner time, and I decided to try something new (to me): oysters.

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2013.04.14: Sausage Links, or “The Four Horsemeals of the Eggporkalypse.”

Although Ms. S. and I are clearly not unique in the following, it is one of those things we say or transform around each other that identifies us to ourselves: Wait, wait. I’m worried what you just heard was, “Give … Continue reading

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Things I want to make #1: Sourdough Apple Cake

Why? I have sourdough starter. I have some apples to get rid of. Option? Sourdough Latvian Apple Cake. Will I do it? Not today; there are simpler ways to get rid of a few apples. But it does look delicious … Continue reading

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2013.03.26: Fun, not quite in the sun!

I cooked and cleaned today in anticipation of a pre-Easter dinner with Ms. S.’s parents, and I found it glorious.

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2013.03.17: Whac-A-Mole

If there’s a group I’ve enjoyed ridiculing this year, it’s all those related to the quacktastic Weston A. Price Foundation, such as Sally Fallon and her book “Nourishing Traditions”, as well as Dr. Mercola. These are easy targets.

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2013.03.16: Waffling

Ms. S. worked an extra shift and sleeps mightily. For breakfast/brunch she gets a waffle; since Clinton at the least and a certain Doonsbury strip we taken “to waffle” as synonymous with “to flip flop”, “to vacillate”; and the waffle … Continue reading

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Saturday Simulacra

Today it’s a reflection on Friday, in particular burgers and entertainment. I wanted to write, briefly but introspectively, about Feynman, inspiration, and a dynamic between learning and doing, but I got distracted by ‘bad’ 90s movies.

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