“Lookit, I’m tired of being bullied by those self-absorbed biscuit aficionados, and I don’t care what the Pan-American Pancake Association says: cornbread, and only cornbread, is the American bread.” Jeremy Jackson in “The Cornbread Book”
Archives for January 2010
After writing about Entertaining on my About.com site for the past 10 years, I’m on the press list for many cookbook publishers. For my personal interest in the category, I’m also on the mailing list of a couple of cookbook discount clubs. So I tend to keep my my eye on the latest and greatest… Read More
We returned from our trip to Boston last week with a box of cannolis. Could that possibly have influenced our Cannoli purchase later in the week? I think so.
Yesterday I talked about Annie’s dinner. But have I mentioned that Louisa has been on a smoothie kick lately? It’s happening so frequently that I may keep the blender on the counter instead of putting it away every day. I’m tired of having to get the step stool to pull it down from, and then… Read More
Experts will tell you that if kids become involved in the kitchen, they will adopt healthy habits that will last a lifetime. There’s a program in California called The Edible Schoolyard that teaches kids to grow and cook their own food, for that very reason. Kids that help plan and prepare the family meals are… Read More
A new study continues to validate the health benefits of blueberries. The Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry reports on a study of seniors, with the average age of 78, who drank two cups of blueberry juice every day for 12 weeks. Those who drank the juice, showed improved memory thanks to the antioxidants and… Read More
It appears that chocolate lovers will stop at nothing to find ways to justify eating one of their favorite ingredients. A while back I fell in love with the chocolate bacon candy bar from Vosges Haut Chocolat. It didn’t seem much of a stretch since salty and chocolate are an understandable pairing. The little chewy… Read More
“Leave the gun, take the cannoli.” – The Godfather
I think this was a case of marzipan goodies on display at Mike’s Pastry in Boston. But who cares? I feasted my eyes, and that was delicious enough.
Today it was announced that Cadbury agreed to a takeover bid from Kraft foods. The Brits have resisted since September, but the bid became too good for the chairman to refuse. The British public is aghast at the thought that an American multinational could take over this 186 year old institution. For my part, I’m… Read More