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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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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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The Saga of Salt Suppression: Part II

CLICK ABOVE TO PLAY AUDIO Music: “Salt” from I Wish I Could Shimmy Like My Sister Kate by The Vagabonds. Released: 1999. “Salt of the earth“,  “he’s not worth his salt“, “old salt“, “take it with a grain of salt“.  … Continue reading

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“The legs exhaust if hip joints are easily loose, chicken, is doing”

CLICK ABOVE TO PLAY MUSIC Music – “Dancing Rhythm” from Chinese Traditional Music by Yan Ani. Released: 2011 One of the most delightful pastimes is trying to fathom translations from “foreign” restaurant menus, into English. (see my related post of … Continue reading

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Some Restaurants Just Make You Want to Go Home and Cook!

CLICK ABOVE TO PLAY MUSIC Music – “Eat That Chicken” from Don’t Worry ‘Bout a Thing by Albie Donnelly’s Supercharge. Released: 2011 No question about it: people around the world like to eat out. And many do on a regular … Continue reading

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Bear Foot Bean Curd and Open Mouth Laughs: The Delightful names of Chinese Dishes

CLICK ABOVE TO PLAY MUSIC Music – “The Ideal Chinese Dinner Party 9” from Chinese – Dinner Party Series by Global Journey. Released: 2006. Anyone who has ever eaten at a “Chinese” restaurant, whether true Chinese or “Americanized” Chinese will … Continue reading

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A Vintage Cookbookery Mystery Solved: The Cookbook Queen and Chef Robert Irvine

CLICK ABOVE TO PLAY MUSIC Music – “Music, Organ – Organ Soap Opera Theme, Vintage Recording, Musical Themes & Anthems, Organ Music” from Organ Music: Sound Effects by Sound Effects Well, in Albuquerque, the dust has settled, the crew has … Continue reading

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A Vintage Cookbookery Mystery: Will the “Cookbook Queen” meet Chef Robert Irvine?

CLICK ABOVE TO PLAY BACKGROUND ! I didn’t designate myself as “The Cookbook Queen”. Rather, an acquaintance did, after seeing an article about my cookbook collection (and 2013 holder of the Guinness World Record for cookbooks), in the Albuquerque Journal, … 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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Great Caesar’s Ghost! A 500 Item Buffet!

CLICK ABOVE TO PLAY MUSIC Music – “Luck Be A Lady (Live At The Sands, Las Vegas/1966)” from Vegas by Frank Sinatra If you’re my age, you might remember the “Superman” TV series featuring the “Chief” of that great Metropolis … Continue reading

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