Posts in category "Food"

Belgian Budweiser Beer, China Cheap and America Patriotism 2016

With the announcement that Budweiser beer, owned by a Belgian company, rolling summertime pseudo-patriotic red white and blue cans branded “America” that were designed by Jones Knowles Richie of  London, Shanghai, Singapore (and oh yes, NYC)–what is left to parody? When marketing plans are self-satire, comedy is dead. Then again, we in America parody ourselves. Big Boxes stores... Read more »

Super Bowl 2014 Tribal Ritual Time; or just pass the salty nibbles, please

Humans are tribal creatures. Just consider those who faithfully stomp through rain and snow to the Bears game. You can tell the Bears tribe by their chosen gear. Bears caps, Bear jerseys, Bears jackets and scarves, Bears-wear everywhere. It’s how the Bears show their affiliation to the  tribe. Some believe this affinity to herd with... Read more »

Four Freedoms of 1941 = Hate Mail, Atheists, Minimum Wage & the NSA at Thanksgiving

On Veterans’ Day, I was reminded of FDR’s four freedoms as enumerated in his 1941 State of the Union speech. Attending a “members only” Art Institute of Chicago talk about the delicious new exhibit,  “Art and Appetite: American Painting, Culture, and Cuisine”, a jumbotron-version of Norman Rockwell’s “Freedom from Want” exploded onto the screen. There... Read more »

Born Again Label Reader; or Salt Sugar Fat and the Grocery Store

Reading just ruined my life. It’s true. Books from time to time have deflowered my virginity about issues I thought I knew about but clearly was as innocent as my 7-year-old grandson. My current library book (it was quite a wait, but thank you to the Chicago Public Library), Salt Sugar Fat; how the food giants... Read more »

Paula Deen, The South & Hypocrisy

Paula Deen, Queen of Southern Fried. According to one southern cousin, it’s a witch hunt against Ms. Deen though personally I have not seen anything about barbecuing her on an open fire. I get it. I was raised by South Georgia mother whose culinary specialties included Crisco-crust homemade pies, Southern fried chicken and her ever... Read more »
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    I was an accidental expatriate; love and marriage led me to it. One day I was a bandy-legged kid sitting atop my dogwood tree looking out of my small backyard world in 1950s New Jersey, wanting to move somewhere--anywhere, different. Next thing I knew my father had accepted a job in Houston TX. I was ecstatic, it was a foreign land in 1961 America. After high school graduation, my parents’ gave me a matched set of fawn-colored hardsided American Tourister luggage. Taking the hint, I went to college; well four colleges in five years--it was the 60s after all. Meeting a young hirsute anti-war, soon-to-be-Peace Corps volunteer, I fell in love. After finishing up college coursework for my degree, but before I even walking a graduation stage, I grabbed the paper airline ticket my boyfriend had sent me, my brand-new passport, and was off to the airport and Lima, Peru.

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