Category Archives: Food Fads

Nosh No-Nos for Nuptials

CLICK ABOVE TO PLAY MUSIC Music – “Wedding March” from A Jazz-Inspired Wedding by Craig Curry. Released: 2013 June has long been associated with weddings. With weddings comes food (usually). Offerings at wedding receptions are about as diverse as are the … Continue reading

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De gustibus non est disputandum (or: You’re eating what?!)

Music – “I Like What I Eat” from Songs To Strike A Chord by Jon Barker CLICK ABOVE TO PLAY MUSIC De gustibus non est disputandum comes from the Latin and means “In matters of taste, there can be no disputes”. … Continue reading

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Shall we Scrap the Silly Smear?

CLICK ABOVE TO PLAY MUSIC Music – “The Frim Fram Sauce [Clean]” from The Wartime Years – Wartime Memories [Clean] by Nat King Cole. Released: 2011 Most of us would agree that we eat with the eyes and every good … 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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A Kettleful of Kitchen Knowledge you Knead

CLICK ABOVE TO PLAY MUSIC Music – “Beef Stew Blues (1987 Digital Remaster)” from At The Five Spot Cafe by Kenny Burrell. Released: 1987 There are so many books on “kitchen wisdom” out there, that if you read all of … Continue reading

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Food as Art – Sculptures from the Fruit & Veggie Realm

Music – “Carving Pumpkins” from Wee Sing for Halloween by Wee Sing. Released: 2011 CLICK ABOVE TO PLAY MUSIC It is no secret among foodies, chefs and culinary gastronomics that we eat with the eyes first. (see my previous posts: … Continue reading

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Funky, Fascinating and Funny Food Facts

CLICK ABOVE TO PLAY MUSIC Music – “Don’t Eat The Food That Is Sitting On Your Plate” from Teacher’s Favorites by Barry Louis Polisar. Released: 2000 In addition to the cookbooks in my collection, I have a number of what … Continue reading

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2015 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2015 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about 4,200 times in 2015. If it were a NYC subway … 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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Gone Gaga for Gastronomic Gadgets?

CLICK ABOVE TO PLAY MUSIC Music – “Kitchen Cacophony” from Noise Music by Speedcore Tech House In 2013, I published two posts about kitchen gadgets (“Got Gadgets” – 09/01/2013 and “Got Gadgets Part 2” – 11/01/2013). Since that time, I … Continue reading

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