Category Archives: Cooking and Food

On the Cutting Room Floor

On this year’s summer solstice, I attended a “farm-to-table dinner” at Pineland Farms in New Gloucester.  Apparently, “farm-to-table” is a “movement” that began somewhere in California in the early days of the 21st century. A June, 2015, Vanity Fair article … Continue reading

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When Jell-O Stalked the Earth

The regular suspects made their annual pillage of the ancient rhubarb a few weeks ago, leaving a few stalks for the family.  The thieves are two of Uncle Bob’s “acquaintances” who visit his garden every spring and help themselves to … Continue reading

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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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