Monthly Archives: November 2013

The Ron Popeil Effect

CLICK ABOVE TO PLAY Music: “Mr. Popeil” from Permanent Record: Al In The Box by “Weird Al” Yankovic. Released: 1998. If you are a foodie, a cook, or an insomniac, you will probably have heard of Ron Popeil….King of late … Continue reading

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Got Gadgets? (Part 2 – Vintage)

CLICK ABOVE TO PLAY “Old Kitchen Kettle” from Ambrose #1 CDN275A by Ambrose Leslie Saroney. Every cook that I know loves kitchen gadgets. I certainly do (see my post of 9/19/2013, ‘Got Gadgets?‘) So now, for your amusement and delight, … Continue reading

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Mom, What’s for Dinner Tonight? (1939)

CLICK ABOVE TO PLAY “Momma’s In The Kitchen” from Blues Boogie by Slim Gaillard. Released: 2011 Had you been a wee tot way back in 1939, you probably would have pestered your mother in the kitchen to find out what … Continue reading

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Post Guinness World Record Blues

CLICK ABOVE TO PLAY Music – “Recipe” from Perfect Recipe For A Smile by Destroy Nate Allen. Released: 2009. Now that the dust has settled, and having, on November 7th, 2013, earned the current Guinness World Record title for the … Continue reading

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A Guinness World Record for Cookbooks? Really?

CLICK ABOVE TO PLAY Yes, Virginia. There really is a category in the Guinness World Records for the largest number of cookbooks. I speak with some authority on the subject, because as of today, November 7th, 2013, I am the … Continue reading

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Cookbooks and Sex?

click above to play Sex in cookbooks? Surely not! Our mothers would be horrified to think that the very thought of sex (unspoken of course), might be lurking in some fashion in the tomes of the cookbooks on our shelves. … Continue reading

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