Happy post-Thanksgiving! I hope everyone had a safe and enjoyable holiday, feasted like a king (or queen) and spent time with loved ones (or your sworn enemy … doesn’t matter ...
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There was a time in my life when I ate as if the act of eating were a competitive sport and my goal was to come out on top a winner. There was a maddening driving force compelling me to shovel food in my pie hole like the President of the United States was about […]
Of the five senses, that of smell is the one which triggers memories the most. Close your eyes and allow the smell of baking bread to lead you back to a time of comfort, a time of stillness, a time of pleasure. Perhaps you invite a pat of rich, creamy butter along for the ride, […]
The aroma lures you, beckons you, hypnotizes you. Resistance is futile. You are overcome and give in to the lure of the seduction. Temptation won out, but that’s okay; we all fall victim to its less-than-subtle charms. That hot, bubbling, comforting pot of chili is calling your name. Hurry . . . you’d better answer […]
Thick, creamy and hearty. Chowder is a bowlful of comfort. This meal in a bowl warms our insides and fills our bellies with goodness. It’s time for chowder . . . what’s your pleasure?
Granted, you’re pushing the boundaries of good behavior if you’re hell-bent on consuming wine with breakfast, but when lunchtime rolls around, a glass of red or white washes down that pasta dish or bacon cheeseburger in style. When it’s time to ring the dinner bell, all bets are off. Put a little oomph in your […]
Asparagus used to terrify me. But then again, I was a child and I attempted to distance myself from most vegetables at all costs. However, that fear and loathing for asparagus followed me into adulthood and I just couldn’t shake the trepidations. And then one day it clicked. My palate was able to discern that […]
Have you ever uttered the phrase, “Hmmm, tastes just like chicken,” after trying a food that was unfamiliar to your palate? Yes, we’ve all been there. We’ve crossed over to the dark side, a/k/a the realm of exotic cuisine, and gingerly nibbled on a miniscule morsel in an attempt to isolate that one distinct flavor. […]
So much fuss likes to be made about the eating habits of carnivores and how ‘wrong’ it is to consume meat. I think all the ballyhoo is much ado about nothing. Carnivores will berate vegetarians; vegetarians will chastise carnivores; vegans will look down on vegetarians; and they all think the flexitarians need to make […]
Condiments. We all use them. They bring so much flavor to our world … to our food … yet at times they are treated like the baldheaded stepchildren of the culinary set. Salt and pepper, two of the most beloved (and sometimes overused) of condiments, you will always have a place in our hearts. Worcestershire, […]