Category Archives: mastication

A Truly Noble Bird

“For the Truth the Turkey is in Comparison a much more respectable Bird, and withal a true original Native of America . . . He is besides, though a little vain & silly, a Bird of Courage, and would not … Continue reading

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Flaubert spent 10 years on Madame Bovary

My friend Thistle reminded me of a recent dinner I had via a post comment he left for me. Thistle and I enjoyed an adventurous late summer evening in The Vegas, but that’s for another post. Like Flaubert before me, … Continue reading

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A Papal Conspiracy

My friend Thistle asked: “Can you give me a hint as to what is in your brothers secret sauce?” Unfortunately, this is not my secret to reveal, but I can go so far as to say that while the current … Continue reading

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Fish are Jumpin’ and the Cotton is High

It’s terribly difficult to believe that yesterday was Labour Day, even if half the schools here have already begun and the fall season is writ large upon the sales floor at work. I’m not ready to put my linen, seersucker, … Continue reading

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“When you pinch me, try to pinch me where there’s fat!”

Recently, I had a craving to watch Tea With Mussolini. After all, one of il scorpioni is my spirit guide (Maggie Smith), another is Joan Plowright (who, after many years, I’ve forgiven for breaking up Larry and Viv), and it’s also … Continue reading

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Some Pig!

WWJD: I am about to roast a pork loin in a garlic sour orange sauce marinaded overnight.  My concern is that is will be dry when it is done.  Is there any way to make a pork loin tender?  I’m … Continue reading

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It’s okay, Burke, it’s organic…

Dear WWJD Writer: My husband recently subscribed to an organic fruit and vegetable delivery service. We received our first box of organic yummies: 1 pint strawberries (they’re gone) broccoli, 3 turnips, 3 stalks of rhubarb, 3 gala apples, 2 oranges, … Continue reading

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