Saturday, February 8, 2014

my five new favorite food groups

Back on New Year's Eve 
we decided to keep things simple around here.

We stayed home and followed an earlier scotch and french fry post. Remember this?

Except this year I “oven fried” them. 
So simple you can do it drinking Scotch.

Wash and wedge good russet potatoes and throw in a yam or two.

In a big bowl mix salt and ground pepper, chopped rosemary and a heavy drizzle of olive oil.

Toss to coat.

Then on cookie sheets at 400〫for about 25 minutes or so, but turn them at 10 minutes, and 15 and again at 20.

Tough, huh? Crunchy and fantastic.

Add ketchup, single malt, a good salad, a beer chaser and oil-cured olives.

Friday, February 7, 2014

a salt and flattery

New York is a food town and so are the cities of Japan.

But we’ll slurp soup on a subway ride and the Japanese wouldn’t dream of it.

Supermarket food is perfect in every way: hygienic, fastidiously presented and insanely expensive.

Everything is neatly stacked, tightly wrapped or vacuum packed.

Even seaweed.

Quality meats are beautiful, too, and wildly out of reach.

 This ain’t no WesternBEEF.

Top shelf stuff can cost upwards of $88 a pound.

They cook with flower blossoms, too! 

Food presentation is fine art.

I found an old favorite in Kyoto.

But really, $5.29 for salt?!

Have an affordable weekend!

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

the face of all that’s wrong

30 years ago drunken driving was dismissed with a wink,
 but we’ve come to our senses since then. 

Had his addiction been alcohol and he plowed his car into kids, instead of a tribute tonight he’d be the face of all that’s wrong with our indulgent, celebrity culture.

Hoffman’s three young children are no less shattered
 than had he run over them while driving drunk.


Our society matures and our priorities improve when we no longer lionize people who harm others while addicted to drugs.

you know that you are

You're as cold as ice

You're willing to sacrifice our love.

You never take advice.

Someday you'll pay the price, I know.

1977, #6 on the Billboard Hot100

I've seen it before
It happens all the time.

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

only skin deep







Mugler Shoring