rumination 12: table manners…

I love watching people eat. Their mannerism at the table tells you a lot about them. Some are much more interested in the activity of eating than the food, shoveling it in like a mindless chore without thought, ever-ready to move on to the next thing. Some are too interested in looking good to actually […]

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rumination 12: table manners…

I love watching people eat. Their mannerism at the table tells you a lot about them. Some are much more interested in the activity of eating than the food, shoveling it in like a mindless chore without thought, ever-ready to move on to the next thing. Some are too interested in looking good to actually […]

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rumination 11: i am the girl with golden hair…

I was forced to study two instruments as a child – one with keys and one with strings – a total of 10 years.  I took up a wind instrument on my own as an adolescent.  That one kept me occupied for seven years. Sadly, the only thing that those 17 years of musical training […]

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rumination 11: i am the girl with golden hair…

I was forced to study two instruments as a child – one with keys and one with strings – a total of 10 years.  I took up a wind instrument on my own as an adolescent.  That one kept me occupied for seven years. Sadly, the only thing that those 17 years of musical training […]

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rumination 10: hold on to your hats windy city…

The long-awaited shoe drops.  The Midwest gets its first Michelin Guide Rouge.  It is slated to issue in November of this year.  CLICK. Let the guessing and obsessing begin.

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rumination 10: hold on to your hats windy city…

The long-awaited shoe drops.  The Midwest gets its first Michelin Guide Rouge.  It is slated to issue in November of this year.  CLICK. Let the guessing and obsessing begin.

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rumination 9: chef signal…

Chef Signal Every so often, a chef goes off the grid, underground, M.I.A.  Not even the fairly trusty chefdb knows their whereabouts. Batman has his Bat Signal, so I’m pulling out my Chef Signal. Where is Dave Racicot? In 2006, I had the immense pleasure of having two meals, back-to-back, at Aqueous at the Nemacolin […]

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rumination 9: chef signal…

Chef Signal Every so often, a chef goes off the grid, underground, M.I.A.  Not even the fairly trusty chefdb knows their whereabouts. Batman has his Bat Signal, so I’m pulling out my Chef Signal. Where is Dave Racicot? In 2006, I had the immense pleasure of having two meals, back-to-back, at Aqueous at the Nemacolin […]

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rumination 8: edible etymology…

Do you ever wonder why certain things have certain names?  I do. All the time. For example, why did Kansas City incorporate in Missouri? Wherefore Margaret morphed into Peggy? And in the name of all that’s innocent and pure, how did poor old Richard arrive at Dick?  Or did a string of really naughty Richards…?  […]

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rumination 8: edible etymology…

Do you ever wonder why certain things have certain names?  I do. All the time. For example, why did Kansas City incorporate in Missouri? Wherefore Margaret morphed into Peggy? And in the name of all that’s innocent and pure, how did poor old Richard arrive at Dick?  Or did a string of really naughty Richards…?  […]

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rumination 6: the cheftestants v6.0…

I rarely watch the boob tube. When I do, it’s usually the news. But lately, the news has gotten so intolerable that I’ve shut that off too. When it comes to television culture post-2002, I’m rather clueless.  With the tee vee shows I do like to watch – The Big Bang Theory, for example – […]

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rumination 6: the cheftestants v6.0…

I rarely watch the boob tube. When I do, it’s usually the news. But lately, the news has gotten so intolerable that I’ve shut that off too. When it comes to television culture post-2002, I’m rather clueless.  With the tee vee shows I do like to watch – The Big Bang Theory, for example – […]

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rumination 5: the last supper conundrum…

Mike Czyzewski over at The Budget College Cook blog emailed me with three well-traversed questions that, collectively, comprise what I call the “last supper” conundrum.  You can read about his final meal, and others’, including mine, on his blog. The task is preposterous.  One meal?  Are you serious?  I can’t even make up my mind […]

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rumination 5: the last supper conundrum…

Mike Czyzewski over at The Budget College Cook blog emailed me with three well-traversed questions that, collectively, comprise what I call the “last supper” conundrum.  You can read about his final meal, and others’, including mine, on his blog. The task is preposterous.  One meal?  Are you serious?  I can’t even make up my mind […]

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rumination 3: meal malapropism…

Hello, it’s your cyberspace pedant here with another rumination. Are Americans unaware that the word entrée means “entry” in French? And thus, the entrée in a multi-course meal is not the “main course,” or le plat principal, but rather a smaller, first course, otherwise known to Americans as the – I dread this word – […]

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rumination 3: meal malapropism…

Hello, it’s your cyberspace pedant here with another rumination. Are Americans unaware that the word entrée means “entry” in French? And thus, the entrée in a multi-course meal is not the “main course,” or le plat principal, but rather a smaller, first course, otherwise known to Americans as the – I dread this word – […]

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rumination 2: summer tropisms…

A couple of weeks ago, I ruminated over the current state of tasting menus.  Since, I’ve done a little more thinking and eating on the matter and I’ve churned out a few more, um, matters:

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rumination 2: summer tropisms…

A couple of weeks ago, I ruminated over the current state of tasting menus.  Since, I’ve done a little more thinking and eating on the matter and I’ve churned out a few more, um, matters:

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