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The Secret Life of Lobsters

The Secret Life of Lobsters is not one of those Victorian Gentlemen’s Entertainments, though it has a lot of bullying, fight clubs, sex, violence, home invasions, pissing contests, extreme nudity, pilgrimages, super-heroes, robots and alien autopsies. And that’s just the lobsters. The Secret Life of Lobsters is much more than about lobsters, the book, written by Trevor Corson, is as ... Read More »

Eat What You Want and Die Like a Man

How many books have you read with forwards that start with “STOP! DON’T BUY THIS BOOK!”? For that matter, how many cookbooks have you bought that made you laugh out loud? Same answer, I bet. In which case, blogger Steve H. Graham has a cookbook for you: Eat What You Want and Die Like a Man: The World’s Unhealthiest Cookbook. ... Read More »

Honorific Neology

I was watching “King of the Hill” and was struck by Joe-Jack constantly calling people “honey”. I remember bussing at a deli which had a Rasta Jamaican sous-chef (yes, your gefelte fish and creamed spinach was made by a schwartz, albeit one from the Lost Tribe – and who knows where the kitchen workers come from today – chances are ... Read More »

Michael Jackson says it’s good for you

As a contributer to BeerAdvocate.com, I think I would go a step further. I would not only promote responsible drinking, but I would also promote educated drinking. Below I want to include my ideas for a guidebook for new beer drinkers. Tell me what you think: Read More »

What Kind of Diet are You?

Dr. Lisa Sanders is a rare find – a thin person with empathy and compassion for the overweight and obese. She’s also an internist who specializes in researching and treating obesity, the author of the New York Times Sunday Magazine column ” Diagnosis“, and now an author of her own diet book – The Perfect Fit Diet . Dr. Sanders ... Read More »

Sopranos’ Family Cookbook

For all you Sopranos fans eagerly anticipating the new season and hoping it is better than the last, here is something to whet your appetites in the meantime. The Sopranos’ Family Cookbook is a light, fun, entertaining read. And, oh yeah — it also happens to be an excellent Italian-American cookbook. The backdrop for the book is the Soprano family ... Read More »

Cubist Cuisine

For Picasso, the question of steak and potatoes was essentially architectural. In his earlier meals, the entire flavor range suggested a gastronomic palette of geometric leftovers Read More »