Monthly Archives: January 2014

Do Vegetarians Eat Chia Pets?

CLICK ABOVE TO PLAY MUSIC Music – “Reeds Calloni Jam (My Chia Pet Is Dead)” from The Fluorescent Shaded Teddy Bear Murders by Keith Moore. Released: 2002 Who can forget the delightful little “Chia Pets”, with Chia Guy as the … Continue reading

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A Vintage Cookbookery Mystery – The Tortuous Tale of the Trek from the Tainted Tins

CLICK ABOVE TO PLAY MUSIC Music – “Sinfonia Antarctica” from Sinfonia Antarctica by Vaughan Williams These days, we tend to take for granted that the canned goods we buy at the supermarket are, more or less, safe. Of course, we … Continue reading

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A Vintage Cookbookery Mystery – The Curious Case of Irma Rombauer and the Missing Squirrel

CLICK ABOVE TO PLAY MUSIC Music – “Grey Squirrel” from Grey Squirrel by The Learning Station. Released: 2012 In 1931, Irma S. Rombauer published the first edition of “The Joy of Cooking”, “A Compilation of Reliable Recipes with an Occasional … Continue reading

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Food and the Romance of Painting

CLICK ABOVE TO PLAY MUSIC Music – “The Painter’s Garden” from Sketches of Fancy by Stefan Petzén. Released: 1993 In my ever expanding collection of cookbooks, I am always happy to find cookbooks related to ‘The Arts’. A number of … Continue reading

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Mom, Dad….I want to be a Doctor….no, a Chef

CLICK ABOVE TO PLAY MUSIC Music – “When I Grow Up” from Here We Go by Melissa. Released: 2006 One day, little Billy or Susie is asked what he or she wants to “be”. Little Billy answers, “a chef”. Little … Continue reading

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Recipes that Annoy Me

CLICK ABOVE TO PLAY MUSIC Music – “Recipe Hoe Down” from Big Bad Bantam Rooster by Tasha Platt. Released: 2009. In reading cookbooks in bed, late at night, I periodically come across a recipe that either doesn’t make sense to … Continue reading

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Real Women Wear Aprons

CLICK ABOVE TO PLAY MUSIC Music – “Momma’s Apron Strings” from Almost Home by Larry Sparks. Released: 2011 When I was growing up, my mom had a bunch of frothy, gauzy organza and organdy aprons, homemade of course (some by … Continue reading

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Any Locavore Freegan Flexitarians out There?

CLICK ABOVE TO PLAY MUSIC Music – “I Can Eat It All [A Music Video]” from Remotely Controlled by Mark Lowry. Released: 1996 When I was growing up, I can only recall hearing the term “carnivore” and I think I … Continue reading

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Is it a Kitchen Gadget or a Whigmaleerie? Language for the Food Snob

CLICK ABOVE TO PLAY MUSIC Music – “A Recipe” from At Carnegie Hall by Dick Whittinghill & Bob Arbogast. Released: 2011 The cook today has a plethora (“lots”) of cookbooks available. Some recipes may innervate (“stimulate”) the edacity (“appetite). Some … Continue reading

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The Florid Prose of Food

CLICK ABOVE TO PLAY MUSIC Music – “Food Glorious Food” from On Top Of Spaghetti by Juice Music. Released: 2008. I recently stumbled across a brief article about a dinner for the British children’s charity, “Ark”, held in June, 2011. … Continue reading

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