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Hamba kakuhle, Mr. Mandela (“Goodbye, go well” in Mr. Mandela’s first language, isiXhosa

CLICK ABOVE TO PLAY Music – “We Salute You Nelson Mandela” from Global Legends by Bappi Lahiri. Released: 2013 This is a re-post from December 6th, 2013 and I publish it again today to honour Mr. Mandela, who left us … Continue reading

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More Talk about Cookbooks (What else?!)

Well, give me an opening and I’ll walk right in.  I was recently contacted by Assistant Producer, Andrew Ceco, of the radio talk show “Constant Wonder“, out of Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah.  The subject was (naturally), cookbooks.  Host … Continue reading

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Excuse Me, But There’s a Chihuahua in my Turkey !

CLICK ABOVE TO PLAY MUSIC Music – “What’s Cooking” from What’s Cooking by The Wolfe Gang. Released: 2010 In honour of Thanksgiving later this week, I’m running this earlier 2014 post about the questions posed to the Butterball Turkey Hot … Continue reading

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The Refrigerator as Repository of Rancid Remnants

CLICK ABOVE TO PLAY MUSIC Music – “Livin’ In the Fridge” from Alapalooza by “Weird Al” Yankovic. Released: 1999 I recently heard that November 15th is “National Clean Out Your Refrigerator Day“.  Some references suggest that Whirlpool Home Appliances started … Continue reading

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The Tortures and Trials of Tongue Twisting Translations

Music – “Fun Words from Foreign Languages” from Little Turtles by Davy Andrews. Released: 2012 CLICK ABOVE TO PLAY MUSIC Some time ago, I wrote about the fascinating experience of attempting to translate several foreign-language cookbooks I have in my collection, … Continue reading

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It’s Almost Here – National Cookbook Month !

CLICK ABOVE TO PLAY MUSIC Music – “Happy Cooking” from Happy Cooking by Eiji Kitamura. Released: 1986                         For those not in the know, October features many “national” events,      … Continue reading

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Landrails and Lapwings and Larks, oh my!

CLICK ABOVE TO PLAY MUSIC Music – “English Birds Sounds” from Healing Water Magic Sounds: Soothing Rain, Beach, Waterfall, River, Calm Down Emotions, Relaxation Meditation Yoga Music by Water Sounds Music Zone. (release date not stated) I have several “game” cookbooks … Continue reading

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The Perfect Children of Bygone Cookbooks

CLICK ABOVE TO PLAY MUSIC Music – “Helping in the Kitchen (Family Album / Kitchen and Curate)” from The Pilgrim (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (The Chaplin Revue) by Charlie Chaplin. Released: 2018 One of the more delightful characteristics of older cookbooks … Continue reading

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Better know your Scruples from your Suspicions and your Barrels from your Butts

CLICK ABOVE TO PLAY MUSIC Music – “Get Baking / Bakewell Counting / Early Bake / Countryside Air / Final Destination (Get Baking Medley)” from Music Featured in the T.V. Program: The Great American Baking Competition by The London Film Score … Continue reading

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Whatever Happened to Fanny Cradock?

CLICK ABOVE TO PLAY MUSIC Music – “Whatever Happened to You” from Don Elliot Sings by Don Elliot. Released: 2015 I don’t know about your attention to detail, but frequently, my spouse will read something in the paper that “so … Continue reading

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