Category Archives: Food Fads

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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No More Taboos on Tattoos in the Kitchen!

CLICK ABOVE TO PLAY MUSIC “Lydia The Tattooed Lady” from The Marx Brothers Greatest Hits by Groucho Marx & Bing Crosby. Released: 2011. In the old days, when I was growing up, I don’t think I ever knew anyone who … Continue reading

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Arrest That Man! He’s Carrying Ice Cream in his Back Pocket!

CLICK ABOVE TO PLAY MUSIC Music – “I Fought The Law” from Rock’n Roll Is Back by Bobby Fuller Four. Released: 2010 Silly and antiquated food laws abound, if you believe the plethora of websites claiming the most ridiculous and … Continue reading

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What Exactly Defines a “Kitchen Appliance”?

CLICK ABOVE TO PLAY MUSIC Music – “Tell Me You Can Cook” from The Paint Sisters by The Paint Sisters. Released: 2008 In the wacky, wonderful world (there’s that alliteration again!) of cooking, I have been amused by the inventiveness … Continue reading

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Do Vegetarians Eat Chia Pets?

CLICK ABOVE TO PLAY MUSIC Music – “Reeds Calloni Jam (My Chia Pet Is Dead)” from The Fluorescent Shaded Teddy Bear Murders by Keith Moore. Released: 2002 Who can forget the delightful little “Chia Pets”, with Chia Guy as the … Continue reading

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My New Year’s Resolutions for Cooking in 2014

CLICK ABOVE TO PLAY MUSIC Music – “New Year’s Resolution” from Codependent Christmas by The Therapy Sisters. Released: 2003 1) I resolve that I will read a recipe all the way through, twice, before starting to cook. 2) I resolve … Continue reading

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The Ron Popeil Effect

CLICK ABOVE TO PLAY Music: “Mr. Popeil” from Permanent Record: Al In The Box by “Weird Al” Yankovic. Released: 1998. If you are a foodie, a cook, or an insomniac, you will probably have heard of Ron Popeil….King of late … Continue reading

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Are You a Foodie Risk Taker?

CLICK ABOVE TO PLAY Steven Mundahl, co-author of The Alchemy of Authentic Leadership (Balboa Press, 2013) says that individuals, who tend to ignore the potential cost of making a failed decision may be more prone to make dangerous decisions, when … Continue reading

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