Dessert Coffee and Italian Democracy

Italian Dessert AFFOGATO INGREDIENTS 2 cups hot espresso or hot and very strong coffee* 2 scoops vanilla ice cream* * = There’s only two ingredients here. Higher quality ingredients will show up more than in […]

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Bad Advice Friday, 2-17-17

Today is Bad-Advice Friday. I shall be dispensing bad advice to all comers. The advice will stupendously bad. Even moderately sane politicians will say, “No, no, don’t follow this advice.” I would advise you not […]

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How to Say All Over the World, “No lutefisk, please, it makes me ill. Where is the nearest taco truck?”

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  “No lutefisk, please, it makes me ill. Where is the nearest taco truck?” I used GoogleTM Translate to translate the above phrases into the following languages. You might never need to use these words […]

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Tiramisu and Russia’s Cat Tsar

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Italian Dessert TIRAMISU INGREDIENTS 6 lady fingers 6 egg yolks ⅔ cup sugar ½ teaspoon rum extract or 2 tablespoons rum or Marsala wine 1 pound marscapone* ½ cup room-temperature espresso 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa […]

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Beef Vegetable Soup, Genghis Khan, and Beet Ball

Uzbek Soup KOURMA SHURPA (beef vegetable soup) INGREDIENTS 1¼ pounds tri-tip or chuck 3 russet potatoes 2 medium carrots 1 green bell pepper 2 garlic cloves 2 medium onions 2 tomatoes ¼ cup vegetable oil […]

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Ham and Egg Sandwich and a Modest Sex-Toy Website

Dutch Entree UITSMIJTER (Ham and Egg Sandwich) INGREDIENTS 1 teaspoon butter (1 additional tablespoon later) 2 slices white bread 1 tablespoon butter 2 eggs 4 slices or 4 ounces ham 2 ounces Gouda, Edam, or […]

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Carrot Cake, Burritos, and the Russian Revolution

American Dessert CARROT CAKE INGREDIENTS – MAIN 4 eggs 1⅓ cups sugar ⅔ cup light brown sugar 3 cups shredded carrots 1 cup vegetable oil ¼ teaspoon allspice 2 teaspoons cinnamon ¼ teaspoon ginger ¼ […]

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Opera for People Who Don’t Like It

THE FRENCH AND THE RUSSIANS Once everybody else saw that the Italians had come up with a Good Thing, other countries wanted to get in on it. I already covered the Germans in an earlier […]

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