Category Archives: On Food and Cooking

Of Elbows and Tables

“Don’t put your elbows on the table!” Anybody know where this shit came from? Because it’s dumb. Back in my college days, our musical groups all had their own odd quirks and traditions. One of the Wartburg Choir’s stranger ones (I … Continue reading

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Diary of a Donut Peach

DAY ONE: I am not ripe. DAY TWO: I am not ripe. DAY THREE: Despite my high hopes, I am still not ripe. DAY FOUR, at 4:23am ET: Oh my God! It has happened! I am fulfilled, because I am now, at least, fully … Continue reading

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And now, Candy.

Here’s a product I’ve discovered lately: Yes, it’s red licorice! I’ve got an unconquerable sweet tooth, I must admit. I have to be really careful about indulging it, for obvious reasons, so I try to err on the side of … Continue reading

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It’s what’s for dinner!

I love breakfast sandwiches. Whoever first put eggs and meat and cheese on some kind of bread should be awarded a Nobel Prize. In fact, there should be a Nobel Prize for food. But that’s a thought for another time. … Continue reading

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And now, this.

I know you don’t think you need to watch a foul-mouthed Australian guy do a tutorial and how to make a burger with pineapple on it, but really, how good are you at assessing your needs, actually? That’s what I thought. Here’s … Continue reading

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Poppity pop pop pop!!!

Way back in prehistory, we–that is, The Wife and I–decided that our love of popcorn needed to be treated more seriously, so we took our leave of the microwave popcorn that had been our main means of popcorn consumption for … Continue reading

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Space Coke!

Yes, I tried it. Yes, I liked it. It didn’t change my life or anything, and I’ll probably get some more of it at some point, but I don’t consider this stuff essential. I don’t much know how to describe the … Continue reading

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Pizza Thoughts

Raise your hand if you grew up in a town with terrible pizza. [raises hand] OK, good. I’m not alone. But more on that later. Today is apparently National Pizza Day. I have no idea why today is National Pizza Day, … Continue reading

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“She’ll probably add something unnecessary, like raisins”

A culinary note from this year’s Thanksgiving: My favorite Thanksgiving dish has always been the stuffing. Always, always, always. My ranking goes stuffing, corn, rolls/biscuits, turkey. (I am not a mashed potatoes fan, but that’s not the point here.) My … Continue reading

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Yes, I ate the whole thing.

The “whole thing” being a pork tenderloin sandwich at Frank Gourmet Hot Dogs, a favorite joint of ours. Luckily for us, Frank is located in one of the northern suburbs of Buffalo, a good 35-minute drive away, which means that … Continue reading

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