Category Archives: Eating

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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Celebrate July 4th with Broiled Sweetbreads, Tongue in Raisin Sauce & Liver Birds…Yum!

CLICK ABOVE TO PLAY MUSIC Music – “I Won’t Eat That” from I Won’t Eat That by Willy Welch. Released: 2002. Well, the 4th of July is nigh (that rhymes!) and American families across the country will be celebrating.  What better … Continue reading

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Oxymorons and Other Oddities in the Kitchen

CLICK ABOVE TO PLAY MUSIC Music – “What’s An Oxymoron?” from Westmount Rhodesians by Bowser and Blue. Released: 1990 In browsing through several recently acquired used cookbooks, I was amused by some of the recipes and food terms, which I deem … Continue reading

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Do Not Sit Down on Food and Crockery & Never Cut your Pie with a Knife

CLICK ABOVE TO PLAY MUSIC “The Table Manners Polka” from The Best Foot Forward Series: Gratitude Attitude by Mike Soloway. Released: 2013 Manners and a sense of”decorum” are universal.  What is acceptable within one culture is totally rude in another.  … Continue reading

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Consomme Brunois or Cup a’ Soup?

CLICK ABOVE TO PLAY MUSIC Music – “That Old Recipe” from Pat-a-Cake Baby (Songs from the Show) by Tom Gray. Released: 2017 One of the cookbooks in my collection, published in 1910, is “A Year’s Dinners – 365 Seasonable Dinners with … Continue reading

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Extremes: 800 Calories per Day or 20,000 Calories in 10 Minutes?

Music – “I Can Eat a Lot” from Best of Kids’ Songs, Vol. 2 by Dream English. Released: 2012 CLICK ABOVE TO PLAY MUSIC Competitive eating competitions are nothing new. According to an article in a 2008 issue of Time, … Continue reading

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Want Healthy Kids? Feed’em Oysters, Liver and Stewed Prunes !

CLICK ABOVE TO PLAY MUSIC Music – “What’s to Eat?” from I Am Just a Kid: Songs for Kids + Parents by Rod Owens. Released: 2007.  Among my cookbooks, I have several catering to the care and nurturing of children, through … Continue reading

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A Bottle of Moet & Chandon Champagne for $1.83 – Such a Deal for New Years!

CLICK ABOVE TO PLAY MUSIC Music – “What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve?” from Classic Christmas Party by Kay Kyser & His Orchestra. Released: 2012. This is a copy of my post from December, 2013.  The prices have probably … Continue reading

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Who Stole the Cranberries?

CLICK ABOVE TO PLAY MUSIC Music – “Fruitcake Rag” from Big Mama by Funky Butt. Released: 2005 Having spent the last 23 years of my life in New Mexico, I now feel qualified to comment on the differences between holidays in … Continue reading

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