Something Wild About That Turkey

Of all the silly infantile jokes, this one takes the cake (or a pumpkin pie, in this case): What did the turkey say when he saw a computer? “Google, google, google!” I guess that was a wild turkey who had never been introduced to a Publix freezer. But then, if we believe the story about…

Classics Also Quarrel: Russian Pot Pie

The rich also cry, as we all know. It is less known, however, that the classics also quarrel. We tend to perceive them as larger than life, rather not susceptible to flaws and frailties  of us, ordinary humans.  Take, for example, Leo Tolstoy, “the greatest apostle of non-violence that the present age has produced” (Mahatma…

Red Beans + Coconut-Lime Rice

Originally posted on Emerging Adult Eats:
Happy International Women’s Day, my comrades! Honestly, I did not realize the other 364 days of the year are for men, but I will accept any and all excuses to celebrate myself! I’d like to take the time to share some of the reasons females are the best: 1)…

The Inevitability of Change: Sambar.

This story starts with a song so well known around the world that even Cynthia Lennon, John Lennon’s first wife, made a recording of it. Very few people know, however, that it was written in 1926 for a famous Russian emigre artist Alexander Vertinsky, “the Black Pierrot,” as his stage persona was known, a melancholy…

SOUTHWEST BREAKFAST BOWL

From  http://therichmondavenue.com/, here comes lovely Jasmine with a Southwest Breakfast Bowl. I can’t figure out what it has to do with cats, ginger, and/or the charade, but it’s a fantastic recipe – enjoy! DECEMBER 2, 2016 This Thanksgiving I celebrated two holidays. That’s right, TWO. While the rest of America was enjoying their turkey and…

Go Cuban – Rice with Black Beans

One of the world’s largest, unprecedented in history political exodus of unaccompanied minors happened barely fifty five years ago, right at our back door, from Cuba to South Florida. Called “Operation Pedro Pan” and kept in secrecy for many years, for fear of political retributions to those families who remained in Cuba, it brought over…

Sweet and Savory Black Bean Patties

In a Russian folk tale, a soldier was walking through a village. Tired and hungry, he knocked on the door of a big handsome house.  An old woman answered. “Please! – begged the soldier, – I’ve traveled far and wide, I am tired and hungry, would you give me something to eat?” “This is a…

Back to School with Fake Risotto

I started blogging about three weeks ago, sent 11 posts into the mysterious electronic universe out there, got a few likes, a couple of followers, and some comments. Today I stopped, looked at my blog, and decided that it was too chaotic. “Too busy,” as the graphic artists say. For my own peace of mind,…