Monthly Archives: February 2014

Pebbles in Your Peas? Strychnine in Your Stout?

CLICK ABOVE TO PLAY MUSIC Music – “Bad Food” from He Lie by Blackie. Released: 2009. Increasingly into the 21st century, we have become more and more concerned about what’s in our food. This is especially significant today, as most … Continue reading

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“Just Add Rum !”

CLICK ABOVE TO PLAY MUSIC Music – “Island Jammers” from J’Ouvert Comin’ by Caribbean Sound. Released: 2000. The Caribbean is a wonderful blend of cultures, foods, music and people. As if that wasn’t appealing enough, toss in a near-perfect climate … Continue reading

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Theme Salt: Orsa Salt from Utah

CLICK ABOVE TO PLAY MUSIC Music – “National Park Suite: Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah” from Suite and Serious by Sinfonia Varsovia; Ian Hobson. Released: 2007. Utah is a state with stunning geology and landscapes. One is struck by its … Continue reading

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“Culinary Arts Experts Required Immediately”

CLICK ABOVE TO PLAY MUSIC Music – “The Food Trying Song” from Words That Rhyme With Orange by Ross King. Released: 2009 “Culinary Arts Experts Required Immediately” (Multiple Positions Available) (Perhaps this ad might have appeared in your local newspaper … Continue reading

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So, Who Was Ngiam Tong Boon?

CLICK ABOVE TO PLAY MUSIC Music – “On A Little Street In Singapore” from In The Mood – Vol. 2 by Glenn Miller and his Orchestra, Glenn Miller, Ray Eberle. Released: 2012. The name “Ngiam Tong Boon” doesn’t often come … Continue reading

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“Every Thin Woman Wants to Grow Plump”

CLICK ABOVE TO PLAY MUSIC Music – “A Little Taste of This, A Little Taste of That” from Bon Appétit! Musical Food Fun by Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer. Released: 2003. So sayeth Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin, in “The Physiology of … Continue reading

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Egypt – More than Mummies and Mortuaries

CLICK ABOVE TO PLAY MUSIC Music – “The Music of the Pharaohs” from Egyptian Music. Nile Cruises Music for Relaxation by Sound Relax Nilo Studio. Released: 2012 Tutankhamun, Queen Nefertiri, The Valley of the Kings….these are the images that come … Continue reading

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Хорошая Пища из России (Good Food from Russia)

CLICK ABOVE TO PLAY MUSIC Music – “Opening Ceremony Orchestra Theme” from Sochi Winter Hits 2014 – The Unofficial Olympics Edition by Chris Huelsbeck. Released: 2014 The Olympic spirit is with us once again and even diehard non-sports fans like … Continue reading

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When in Rome…

CLICK ABOVE TO PLAY MUSIC Music – “Arrivederci Roma” from Reader’s Digest Music: The Romantic Strings Play Hit Movie Themes Volume 2 by Romantic Strings. Released: 2007 Ahh….Rome in late September. Too bad I had only one and a half … Continue reading

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La Lluvia en España (The Rain in Spain, etc…)

CLICK ABOVE TO PLAY MUSIC Music – “Flamenco Séquito (Suite) (Columbia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Spain, Portugal)” from Tango Fiesta by Gus Flaherty. Released: 1997 In the summer of 1986, I had the privilege of visiting Spain and Portugal. I didn’t … Continue reading

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