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Celebrate International Bacon Day!

Celebrate International Bacon Day!

So, Saturday is International Bacon Day! I can’t think of a better day. Except, perhaps, International Gin and Tonic Day. So, how are you going to celebrate? Baconnaise? Bacon vodka? Porkopolis gelato from Dojo? Maybe my bacon-filled baked beans? Let me know your supreme bacon […]

Sad news: Sheila Lukins, co-author of The Silver Palate Cookbook, dies

Sad news: Sheila Lukins, co-author of The Silver Palate Cookbook, dies

Wow, last Friday’s recipe was timely– Sheila Lukins, who co-authored The Silver Palate Cookbook (with Julee Rosso) 27 years ago, died on Sunday.  The Silver Palate, as I mentioned in my Chicken Marbella recipe post, was the cookbook that introduced many Americans, and in particular, […]

What’s your Food Threshhold?

What’s your Food Threshhold?

Everybody has something they won’t eat. Everyone has food they’re uncomfortable with. For some folks, it’s animal products (I have several good v*an friends). For some folks, it’s anything that isn’t “normal”; normal defined by good old American meat and potatoes. There are those that […]

Recipe: Chicken Marbella and Beer-a-rita

Recipe: Chicken Marbella and Beer-a-rita

I will not be pigeonholed into simply “restaurant blogger”, and everyone knows I’m far too busy to be a consistent “recipe blogger”.   I just like food, darnit, and I write about it.  So here’s a recipe from the restaurant blogger. Recently, we had a couple […]

Aqua now Ichiban

Aqua now Ichiban

A little birdette told me she noticed, as she was driving by Aqua, that Aqua is now orange and called Ichiban. Apparently they also had all of their furniture in a dumpster, so I guess they’re redecorating. They’re up on OpenTable and described as Japanese […]

Mini-Review: Dojo Gelato Porkopolis
Review: Nicola’s Neighborhood Special

Review: Nicola’s Neighborhood Special

One of my colleagues told me several weeks ago about Nicola’s Neighborhood Special.  I sort of blew it off– until I went to Nicola’s and ate at the bar one evening as I helped entertain out-of-town work guests.  We had what is essentially the special– […]

Thoughts about Food: Milk

Thoughts about Food: Milk

I sort of hate drinking milk. That’s not true: I despise it. As a kid, I didn’t do milk and cookies. I don’t like the flavor of milk. I don’t like the texture of milk. I’ve been brainwashed into thinking that milk will add extra […]

Review: Chi-nnati’s

Review: Chi-nnati’s

I found myself, one recent weekday night, hungry for something.  I couldn’t quite put my finger on what.  I had a few qualifications: 1) It had to be on my way home from work, and, since by that time it was 6:30, not far off […]

Elsewhere around Cincinnati: 5chw4r7z

Elsewhere around Cincinnati: 5chw4r7z

So, in the comments in 5chw4r7z’s blog, Anonymous writes: “Watch the Seny space.” So what’s going in there– anyone know?  The Nomerati say they hear rumors of Chinese, but I’ve heard nothing.  What’s the story, Morning Glory?

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