Entries Tagged as 'Food'

Friday, July 31st, 2009

#139: Can The Burgers and Beer

I don’t know what summer weekends mean to you, but to me they represent an excuse to eat huge messy hamburgers, charred black on the outside and oozing red inside, with salty buttered corn and dripping watermelon and gooey deviled eggs, all washed down by an ice cold beer. ¬†Or five. Except now the Evil […]

Thursday, June 25th, 2009

#137: Don’t Bake Dangerous

Either I’m the last person on earth to learn how to bake a chocolate cake in a coffee mug in just five minutes, or the first — well, the second — over 40 to get in on a “secret” that seems to be all over youtube, with cooking instructions by bespectacled hipsters and nine-year-old boys. […]

Monday, September 29th, 2008

#125: Fall Is So NOT Your Favorite Season

Favorite season of the old: Fall. Why? Because the colors are so lovely, and you get to wear clothes that cover your body again, and you’re forced to stay in the house and eat beef stew and apple pie and drink sidecars. Sounds pretty good to me, but not to the young. For young people, […]

Thursday, July 3rd, 2008

#59: Don’t Bogart That Watermelon

Breaking July 4th warning: Eating watermelon, says a new study, can have the same effect as popping Viagra. Yes, ladies and gents, the aging males at your holiday picnic may discover a new fondness for the large pink fruit. The secret ingredient is something called citrulline, according to news reports, and eating a lot of […]

Thursday, July 3rd, 2008

#s 54, 55, 56, 57 & 58: Special 4th of July Oldness Alerts

All right, I’ve got to leave you alone for a couple of days now, and I don’t want to catch you Acting Old while I’m away: #54: Don’t Call July 4th “Our Nation’s Birthday.” Outmoded holiday nicknames — Turkey Day, St. Paddy’s Day — are lame and old. #55: Don’t Hang One Of Those Flag […]

Saturday, June 21st, 2008

#37: Cancel The Dinner Party

I didn’t start throwing dinner parties until I was nearly 40. Too much work, too difficult to coordinate all those dishes, plus who was going to take care of the kids while I shopped and cooked and cleaned and uncorked the wine to serve wine in my Holmegaard glasses and lit the candles and changed […]

Friday, June 13th, 2008

#11: Hold The Moo Goo Gai Pan

When we first tasted “ethnic” food, what counted as exotic and exciting was some stew made of indefinable ingredients and bearing a funny name. Moo goo gai pan. Spaghetti puttanesca. Pad thai. Pu pu platter. But in this era of McDonald’s Sushi (trust me: it’s coming) and Indian frozen dinners, it’s time to update your […]

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