Category Archives: On Food and Cooking

From the Books: “Make the Bread, Buy the Butter” (a repost)

From the archives: I don’t own this book yet. But I’ve had it checked out of the library a majority of the weeks it’s been in the collection, which means that it’s well past time for me to get off … Continue reading

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I’ll take “Things Measured by ‘a cuppa'”, Ken

UPDATE, 8/7/23: I have added a clarification below. I’ve heard of a “cuppa joe”. I’ve heard of a “cuppa cocoa”. I’ve made many a recipe with a cuppa flour or a cuppa sugar. This one, seen at the farmer’s market yesterday, … Continue reading

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Pizza Hut Memories (a repost)

Earlier today I saw this tweet from a local Buffalo foodie whose content I’ve enjoyed for years: Tried out the new Pizza Hut on Delaware tonight and was reminded that no one outpizzas the Hut I’m sure I’ll get hate … Continue reading

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“I feel compromised, a part of an evil empire, when I eat a McNugget.” On Bourdain Day

Born this date, 1956: Anthony Bourdain. There are few voices I miss today more than that of Anthony Bourdain. His warm-hearted embrace of the entire world, his endless curiosity, his willingness to bridge gaps and accept differences–these are qualities our … Continue reading

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Restaurants come, restaurants go….

For the last couple of years we’d heard great things about a new-ish restaurant in Buffalo called Compass Run. We finally went there a few months ago and loved it and made mental notes to get back. Last night we … Continue reading

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Sadly, we had no canoli….

Tonight for dinner, I made a dish called “Godfather Pasta”. It’s a dish of pasta with a cheesy garlicy sauce, also stirred in with cured Italian meats, banana peppers, roasted red peppers, and olives. It’s freakishly delicious. After we ate, … Continue reading

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My Blue Heaven

I learned a new drink yesterday: the Blue Hawaii. This is not to be confused with the Blue Hawaiian, which is a slightly different drink that incorporates cream of coconut. Via liquor.com: The Blue Hawaii cocktail was born at Honolulu’s … Continue reading

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I’m friggin’ tired, y’all. Here’s some pictures. First, cats. Here’s Remy, who is a big weirdo. Look at those mutant feet of his. Here’s Remy and Rosa, in the windows. This week is the first time we’ve been able to … Continue reading

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Food Pyramid

Thanks, Pearls Before Swine:

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At least I didn’t speak ill of Marjoram….

So yesterday I saw this cartoon on The New Yorker‘s Facebook page: And it reminded me of a funny quote I read years ago in a cookbook called Make the Bread, Buy the Butter: If bay leaf didn’t exist, would anyone miss … Continue reading

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