Category Archives: Food and Drink

It must be Summer, because I crave chilequiles

So you’ve been turning over the compost heap with a garden fork? Celebrating Summer rather heartily with friends? Just feeling a little crappy but a lot hopeful, as if, with a good meal, the world might become a better place … Continue reading

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For summer food joy, roast a whole pig

Around about our twenty-fifth wedding anniversary, by my request, my hubby built a pig roaster. This was constructed of two open-top 55-gallon steel drums, sliced endways and welded back together into a tube that hinged along the back, with a … Continue reading

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Madeleine Pelner Cosman’s Fabulous Feasts: Medieval Cookery and Ceremony

Michelle Erica Green wrote this review. Partly a history of medieval cooking, partly an illustrated guide to the harvesting and processing of food and partly a recipe book, Fabulous Feasts offers – well, to borrow an anachronism, a smorgasbord of … Continue reading

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A Kinrowan Estate story: Central European creature comforts

Jack Merry here. If you’ve got a bit of time to spare, I could use your help! Remember me mentioning a couple of weeks ago that the fellow violinists in the Huddled Masses Violin Ensemble (at their reunion somewhere in … Continue reading

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Andrew Dalby’s Dangerous Tastes: The Story of Spices

Faith J. Cormier wrote this review. Heaven forbid I should ever judge a book by its title, but this one certainly can be. In Dangerous Tastes: The Story of Spices, Andrew Dalby does exactly what the title says he is … Continue reading

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Ghirardelli’s Intense Dark Raspberry dark chocolate bar

I remain a bit prejudiced against Ghirardelli because for a long time the only item of theirs I’d had was Flicks. Have you had those? Large chocolate kisses (about half again as big in diamater as a Hersey’s Kiss, but … Continue reading

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Halva’s Licorice Bars

Everyone around here knows I love black licorice. Wasn’t always so; I absolutely hated the stuff when I was a kid. But my dad would grab it gleefully, so after a while I decided to give a mini-box of Good … Continue reading

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Kit Kat Duos Mint and Dark Chocolate Candy Bar

Remember those Andes Mints? Yeah, they still make ‘em, but when was the last time you actually had one? If it was less than a few years ago, I’m jealous. They used to be everywhere, from next to your bill … Continue reading

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Kit Kat Duos Mocha and Chocolate Candy Bar

Chocolate and coffee are two flavors that seem made for each other. Both are bitter unless sweetened, some sort of milk makes them smoother and easier on the tum, and both are considered a treat after dinner. So naturally, when … Continue reading

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Kit Kat Key Lime Pie Candy Bar – Limited Edition

Key lime pie. Kit Kats. Two great tastes, right? With this limited edition flavor, you bet’cha. And I’m as surprised as you are. This treat is labeled as wafers and a “key lime creme,” but there is a bit of … Continue reading

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