Posts in category "Food and Drink"
Author’s Note: The following verse was inspired by “Are you tired of Lent? by ChicagoNow blogger Pam Spano. Are you sick of the season of Lent? When you must sacrifice and repent? You can’t wait till Easter To act like a feaster? Then you’re part of the top one percent.
NPR News: The world’s largest maker of crash test dummies is making one that is obese. Our engineers in earnest strive To make sure cars are safe to drive. They’re testing them with newer dummies Who have more stuffing in their tummies; The fat will live with safer seating. They’ll live to die from... Read more »
Research note: The British press release distribution company Pressat funded a study that shows journalists drink more coffee (4 cups a day) than any other profession. Coffee can keep you awake No matter the brand or the make For the 24-7 It can be a great leaven While you wait for a story to... Read more »
Here’s a test that has all the ingredients for making you the life of the party. Or for just coming down after a stressful day. Can you identify the alcoholic beverage from what goes into making it? Belly up to the bar and find out with the following twenty blends. Answers follow for those still... Read more »
“I love a Hebrew National hot dog with an ice-cold Corona. No lime. If the phone rings, I can’t answer until I’m done.” [Maya Angelou] Some relish the legs of a frog With a chardonnay as a prologue. But Miss Angelou Liked a Mexican brew, Hold the lime, with a kosher hot dog.
Some people put cream in their joe At a restaurant or on the go. But now there’s a trend For a buttery blend. What will they use next? Oleo?
Consider, friends, the humble cow Who’s fed for our consumption corn That’s sprayed with chemicals from Dow So we could have milk in the morn.
[Can you find Manet in his painting of a concert in the Tuileries Gardens?] Born today: Edouard Manet. His paintings reflect how they lived in his day The Folies-Bergere in a mirror is viewed Or in anticipation a prostitute nude. “This was the painting with which Manet shocked the art establishment of Second Empire Paris.... Read more »
Born today was Louis Pasteur; For rabies and anthrax he discovered a cure. In microbiology his fame never dies. His shelf-life endures in the word ‘pasteurize’. “Emperor Napoleon III enlisted Pasteur to save France’s wine industry from the “diseases of wine”. In previous experiments, Pasteur had discovered that heating the fermented wine would kill... Read more »
Born today was Lucy Hayes, The wife of Rutherford B. She wouldn’t serve liquor in White House soirees; It was lemonade, coffee, or tea. A Wetter View: “Total abstinence is so excellent a thing that it cannot be carried to too great an extent. In my passion for it I even carry it so far as... Read more »