SWEETS FOR THE CANDIDATES

Now I've heard everything -- cookies as campaign material! (Caveat: I tried to find a McCain cookie on the site and didn't find one. If you do, please let me know --  I used the SEARCH just as I did for the Obama cookies, but nothing came up. In the original material I saw about…

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FOOD IN ART: Exploding Strawberries and Bursting Eggs

A whole new way of looking at food! Check out WebUrbanist and the article on high-speed photography. Many of the "subjects" are common, everyday foods that we eat without thinking of how they break down under the pressure of our jaws and knives. Amazing stuff ... (Caveat: I am not crazy about the use of…

Food-Related Charities

With Christmas coming up (you can't miss it because the catalogs fill your mailbox nearly every day, don't they?), maybe it's time to reconsider buying all those gifts that nobody really wants. Bon Appetit magazine, in their November 2008 issue, lists five food-related charities that might be worth looking into for alternative gift-giving ideas: Brown…

Big Bad Breakfasts? No, DIFFERENT Breakfasts …

It's a dog's breakfast. (British slang for a mess or muddle, used since the 1930s) Bad breakfasts? Well, sometimes Waffle House fails to deliver. And occasionally I bite into a pretty hard almond when I'm eating my pathetic half-cup of homemade granola in the morning. Most days it's a bad breakfast if a filling falls…

THIS MUCH I KNOW IS TRUE (WITH APOLOGIES TO WALLY LAMB) … 1001 Foods You Must Taste Before You Die

My copy of 1001 Foods You Must Taste Before You Die arrived the other day. And if nothing else, this much I know is true: above all, it makes the perfect doorstop. I think it spent the night on my front porch and it's a good thing the house didn't catch on fire, because when…

WAR & DROUGHT THREATEN AFGHAN FOOD SUPPLY: HUNGER IN AFGHANISTAN

A story in the 9/19/08 New York Times, "War & Drought Threaten Afghan Food Supply," brings home the very real problems of that tragic country and its long-suffering people: Underlying the warnings are growing fears of civil unrest. The mood in the country is darkening amid increasing economic hardship, worsening disorder and a growing disaffection…

Food Network Magazine Launches on October 14

Just when you thought that the 'Net finished digging the print media's grave, along comes a behemoth, Hearst Magazines, and their new offering: Food Network Magazine. Described as "The magazine will appeal to food lovers and Food Network fans of all ages and culinary abilities, offering pages of accessible recipes and tips, as well as…

*Critics’ Corner: Yum-O Gal, You’re No Fannie Farmer, or Julia Child, for That Matter

"Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery," C. C. Colton said in 1828 in The Lacon: or, Many Things in a Few Words; Addressed to Those Who Think. But what about parody, rife with derision? On September 3, Elizabeth Hilts, author of Getting in Touch with Your Inner Bitch, releases her big bad bash of Ray: Every Freaking!…