Category Archives: Cooking and Food

The Faded Frito and Other Food Infamies

Last week, after finishing the Joy of Cooking biography, I was inspired to cook with gusto.  I stirred up a pot of chili and planned to serve it “street food” style over bags of Frito corn chips.  It had been … Continue reading

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The Joy Review

My cooking experiences with a cookbook called Joy started when I bought a used spiral bound paperback edition published by New American Library under the “Plume” moniker.  It must have been in the 1990’s.  Only one recipe is tabbed; “Ginger … Continue reading

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Ginger Tea

On Sunday, the Sun Journal ran my “Chinese New Year Dim Sum” article.  You can read it here if it’s not behind their pay wall.  When I interviewed the restaurant owner and her foodie “friend like a sister,” we had … Continue reading

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The Year of the Rooster

Blogging is a strange avocation.  According to Wikipedia, “While the vast majority of personal blogs attract very few readers, other than the blogger’s immediate family and friends, a small number of personal blogs have become popular, to the point that … Continue reading

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The Tea Room

During an afternoon of research at the Pejepscot Historical Society, I found this small ad in an old local publication. It’s a simple ad.  Hot cheese sandwiches and delicious toast. The given name “Priscilla” is found at different times in … Continue reading

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Peak Food

In case you didn’t know it, Maine is a “foodie destination.”  The brightest food star is Portland with a Wikipedia entry for the city that includes a lengthy subsection on food and beverage.  Search “restaurants in Portland” on the Maine … Continue reading

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The Cookie is the Reward

Jaxon texted me yesterday. One of my co-workers e-mailed our team today.  She says “I’ll be offline a good portion of the day today delivering gifts to families housed at a local domestic violence shelter.” Why must people go into … Continue reading

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