Posts Tagged ‘ food ’

Forget About Putin. The Real Threat to America is Poutine.

March 19, 2019
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Every day I read another news story citing Russia’s ongoing attempts to de-stabilize America. And then there’s the increasing specter from China, with its treacherous plans to steal all our technology and hack all our…

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America’s Great Debate: Pie or Cake?

October 5, 2018
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In the past two years, our nation has become increasingly polarized. We’ve become a divided nation, with people firmly rooted in one camp or the other. There appears to be no end in sight to…

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Ugly Americans First Meal in Paris

June 15, 2018
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On the bus in London and the Eurostar to France, our tour guide coached us. “Speak French. They like to hear their language, and will respect you if you try it. Remember, eating at a…

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Another Super Bowl Sunday

February 4, 2018
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          As the big game approaches, what do you look forward to most as a fan? 1. Your team winning (subliminal message: Eagles, Eagles, Eagles, sorry Pats fans) 2. A good…

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Feast a burden

December 1, 2017
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Overeating makes no sense to me. Unless there’s competition involved. My younger brother and I used to try to out-eat one another at buffets and Thanksgiving feasts, and we’d eat so much we’d make ourselves…

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Surprised by a Diary

September 15, 2017
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A recent fall nesting impulse found me mining beef stew recipes and sifting through an old Victorian secretary that sat in my living room. The secretary, chock-full of my mother’s personal correspondence, had stood undisturbed…

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What We Talk About When We Talk About Jobs II

July 19, 2017
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Again, I extend my apologies to Raymond Carver and Gordon Lish for stealing eight out of nine words from the title of that famous short story. It started out as a story called “Beginners” by…

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MORE Family History!

May 27, 2017
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It is important to know our roots, to understand how we became the people we are. Compared to my ancestors, I’m normal. Popular belief holds that spaghetti was discovered by Marco Polo during his travels…

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Hunting Mushrooms

May 6, 2017
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I went out hunting mushrooms, a spore-t even I could succeed at. Kidding–I just stumbled across them by happy accident. (Literally stumbled across them, in one case.) I hate regular mushrooms. They taste like a…

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Being Italian means eating tomatoes and loving it

May 5, 2017
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I’ve known this for years about my son, who’s now 13, but the other day something hit me, and I didn’t like it. I had to bring it up. Me: You’re my kid. You’re Italian.…

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