Category Archives: Comfort Food

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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Fascinating Facts about Food and Funerals

CLICK ABOVE TO PLAY MUSIC Music – “Funeral Food” from Sing Me Out by Kate Campbell. Released: 2009 Food. It is omnipresent for growth and life, for nurturing the body and the soul. We feast at the occasion of births, … Continue reading

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The Joys of Commingling in the Kitchen

CLICK ABOVE TO PLAY MUSIC Music – “The Leftovers” from Homemade Fun by Keith Munslow. Released: 2009. (PS:  Don’t take this song too seriously!) In Forensic Anthropology, there is a term “commingling”, which is a mixture of the skeletal remains … Continue reading

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The Fruitcake, Revisited

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 published on December 10th, 2013, which was written by my spouse Stan … Continue reading

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Roll out the Turkey (or suitable subsitute!)

CLICK ABOVE TO PLAY MUSIC Music – “I Heart Thanksgiving” from Volume 6: Nov-Dec 07 by The Funny Music Project. Released: 2008 Thanksgiving is upon us (for some of us lucky ones, we have already had one delightful one in … Continue reading

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Hey, Murphy….are you calling me a spud?

CLICK ABOVE TO PLAY MUSIC Music – “Great Potato Uprising” from Kaddywompas by Tim Noah. Released: 2006 The average American eats about 100 pounds of potatoes annually, but the Ugandans have got them beat with an average annual consumption of … Continue reading

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Hot Air Balloons and Green Chile Stew Time in Albuquerque – What a Gas !

CLICK ABOVE TO PLAY MUSIC Music – “Green Chile Love Song” from Wayworn Traveler by Kim Townsend. Released: 2003 For those of you not fortunate enough to live in Albuquerque, or be able to use up your sick leave at … Continue reading

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A Vintage Cookbookery Mystery: Blue Corn and Culinary Ash

CLICK ABOVE TO PLAY MUSIC Music – “Taos Pueblo Round Dance Song” from Music of New Mexico: Native American Traditions by Ruben Romero, Ernest Martinez, And Juan O. Lujan. Released: 1992 “Taos Pueblo Elders say that at the beginning of … Continue reading

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