Category Archives: Comfort Food

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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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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New Olympic Event? The Pieathalon!

CLICK ABOVE TO PLAY MUSIC Music – “Apples, Peaches, Pumpkin Pie” from 24 Polka’s Greatest Hits by Myron Floren. Released: 1995. A possible new Olympic event is about to take place:  the Pieathalon!  It follows in a long line of “athlons“:  … Continue reading

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Hollandaise, Halibut and High Heel Hijinks

CLICK ABOVE TO PLAY MUSIC Music – “High Heel Shoe” from Bluegrass Guitar by Bryan Sutton. Released: 2007 What do Barbara Billingsley (June Cleaver), Harriet Nelson and Donna Reed have in common?  1950’s sitcom wives?  Sure.  All were predominately featured in their … Continue reading

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The Fruitcake, Revisited Yet Again

CLICK ABOVE TO PLAY MUSIC – “Fruitcake” from Joy to the World It’s Christmas by Brian Kinder. Released: 2006. Note: This post is a repeat of one I first published on December 10th, 2013, which was written by my spouse … Continue reading

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Conflict and Cookbooks: 1916 – 2016

CLICK ABOVE TO PLAY MUSIC Music – “Concentration Camp” from Crime and Punishment (Documentary News Beds) by Stefano Torossi, Federico Arezzini. Released: 2015. Many of the cookbooks published around 1916 and familiar to many housewives, reflected the times: WWI.  Cookbooks … Continue reading

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Only in Canada, Eh? Pity

CLICK ABOVE TO PLAY MUSIC Music – “Eh Canada” from Rick Around the Rock by Rick Scott. Released: 2010 In honour of Canada Day, today, July 1st, which marks 149 years since Confederation, I am re-posting this post from March, … Continue reading

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Curative Calm through Culinary Crafts

CLICK ABOVE TO PLAY MUSIC Music – “Happy Cooking” from Happy Cooking by Eiji Kitamura. Released: 1986 I think that most people, who really enjoy cooking enjoy it for several reasons: the need to create something, the need to bring … Continue reading

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Tired of “Good for You” Cookbooks? Ditch’em at your Local Thrift Store!

CLICK ABOVE TO PLAY MUSIC Music – “You Are What You Eat” from I Aint Scared of You Mothers by The Winstons. Released: 2006 As many of my readers know, the bulk of my cookbook collection comes from local thrift … Continue reading

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Limpin’ Susie, Safety Plugs and God’s Kitchels

CLICK ABOVE TO PLAY MUSIC Music – “Bangers And Mash” from The Peter Sellers Collection by Peter Sellers And Sophia Loren. Released: 1990 Life in the culinary world is never dull. Not only is the food fascinating and fulfilling, but the … Continue reading

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