Sandwiches, cont.

In preparing for my recent instructional guide on sandwich making, I asked the MD crowd whether a hot dog qualified.  Responses were mixed.  Included in the conversation were whether burritos ought be classified as such. It turns out their is legal precedent for just such a question: “A sandwich is not commonly understood to include…

Gastrodestination Portland

To the left is a meal I had in Portland, Oregon this weekend. It was not the best meal I had. But it was the gayest. (Read more at NaPP…)   Burt Likko is the pseudonym of an attorney in Southern California. His interests include Constitutional law with a special interest in law relating to the…

Pork and Pickles

~by M.A. Since some of the Gents on the Masthead have shared their cooking treats with us, I’ve decided to pass on a little cheap-eating trick I discovered about four years ago. There’s really not a wrong way to do this, but it works superbly and I think you’ll find it highly flavorful. My secret…

The Cheap-Ass Gourmet – Thai Coconut & Lemongrass Soup

This is the second part of a three-part series of economic meals, all of which stem from a simple roast chicken.  (We also looked at using leftovers from that same meal to make chicken and red mole enchiladas.)  Each of these recipes is especially good for those on a budget that love tasty food but…

The Cheap-Ass Gourmet – Homemade Chicken and Red Mole Enchiladas With Roasted Cauliflower

This is the second part of a three-part series of economic meals that all stem from the first recipe, simple roast chicken with braised greens and roasted potatoes.  Tomorrow we’ll take the leftover chicken carcass and use it to make a Thai coconut & lemongrass soup.  These recipes are especially good for those on a…

The Cheap-Ass Gourmet – Roast Chicken with Roasted Potatoes and Braised Greens

The last time I did a cooking post, I got a nice email from a reader that was also a student.  She complained that even though she wanted to learn how to cook, some of the recipes I posted required either an expensive trip to the store (e.g.: turkey with red & green mole) or…

Ketchup

Ketchup used to be awesome. With the possible exception of bread, I don’t think any food product has suffered more from commercialization. But bread’s made a comeback, and I’m pretty sure ketchup could, too. Today we drown in homogenized, pasteurized, syrupy-sweet, gloppy-thick tomato ketchup. Meanwhile we’ve forgotten all about old-fashioned ketchup — in all its…

Thoughts From Travelworld

It’s odd, really, how much travel I’ve been doing recently. I went nearly a year without any business travel and now it seems like every other day I’m away from home, in a hotel or on an airplane, I even got some yacht stories traveling around which you can visit this blog to read. As…

What Is Welfare For?

Writing over at The New Inquiry, Ned Resnikoff asks the Left to think a little more concretely about what it means to fetishize, as most have during the Great Recession, jobs qua jobs. Using a Florida example highlighted recently by Mike Konczal — which, in a nutshell, found that (not incidentally disproportionately African-American) welfare recipients…

Gripes

I’m not feeling super-motivated to write about politics these days – the two debates and the job speech over the last couple weeks have left me too exhausted to even bother – so instead I’m going to channel all of that disappointment into talking about things I hate. This is not an interesting post, but…

What should I do (with all of this fruit)?

So, I went blackberry picking this weekend, and now I have an unreasonable number of blackberries in my fridge.  I made a cobbler last night – and I intend to make another – but I’ll still have a ton of blackberries left over.  Any suggestions for what to do with them (besides nom them as…

So when…

…will the “free market” take care of this anomaly?  Fact is, the government isn’t doing a very good job of it, but private enterprise hasn’t really made buying food a very transparent process either.  I feel perpetually duped buying food at the “natural health food store” here in town for this very reason.  I want…