Category Archives: The Food Business

Pink or Red

I share a quandry. I leave red meat aside for Lent and since last year’s 40 days I have yet to feast on a piece of fine aged beef like this rib of the rare breed Podolica, much less the … Continue reading

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Tah Rah! Englishman Cites Taralli as ‘Just a Piece o’ Bread’

We are in seeming upward struggle as we despair at Emperor’s New Clothes in the supermarket and enter the Kingdom of the Blind when food is on TV. England still has far to travel before the real can ever overtake the … Continue reading

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Food, Patina and a Famous Belgian

“I arrived in the USA as an immigrant in 1948 pretty much on the eve of Thanksgiving and my first feast was such a meal. I did not understand the combination of all the elements, all were foreign to a … Continue reading

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