Category: Food

On the cost of eating avocados

  “Avocado prices have risen to a record due to surging global demand and reduced harvests from major producers Mexico, Peru and California.”  []   Nothing pleases the palate of any aficionado Like what’s in guacamole which is made of  avocado. But less fruit down the pike Has caused prices to spike For the law-abiding... Read more »

Pope considers a weighty issue with Melania Trump

  “‘What do you give him to eat, potizza?’ the Pope asked[Melania Trump] the svelte ex-model, referring to a dessert from her native country.”  []   The Pope asked Trump’s wife what she feeds him; For his  gut is much like  a wide-waist tree. Well, he eats steak, cheeseburgers and pizza But not much Slovenian... Read more »

Finger lickin' without the chicken?

  “April Fools’ Day was a month ago, but KFC is only just now announcing that it has made two edible nail polishes that bring the classic tagline, “Finger Lickin’ Good,” grossly to life.” []   Is  your appetite for KFC Overpowering  as it can be? Soon its flavor will linger On the tip of... Read more »

Oprah's Bread

“Weight Watchers stock soars 19.51 percent after Winfrey plugs carb-friendly program We all love bread — but Oprah Winfrey is the only one who can make $13.8 million in a day talking about it. On Tuesday, the new-ish Weight Watchers minority owner posted and pinned a tweet claiming that she’s lost 26 pounds on the... Read more »

Frankenfish is coming to your supermarket

  “Coming soon to your grocery store’s seafood counter: genetically engineered salmon. The Food and Drug Administration on Thursday approved the first Atlantic salmon that is genetically engineered. The decision comes as critics charge the so-called “frankenfish” is unsafe and could harm the environment.” [The Washington Examiner]   I’ve never met a Frankenfish; I hope... Read more »

Judy Marcus: Vegetable Masseuse

“Why you should be massaging your kale” Is a post that I saw on the rail. So I read what was written: Kale’s sweeter when  bitten After rubbing it down head to tail.  

Oprah joins Weight Watchers and gains

  Oprah’s brand is as solid as rock; Paved with gold are the streets on her block. So when Weight Watchers went And sold her ten percent All the fat cats began to take stock.

Sriracha leaves me cold. I'll stick with ketchup.

“Even inmates demand ‘rooster sauce,’ at least according to ‘Orange Is the New Black.’ Must mean Sriracha is the new ketchup.” [Leah Eskin in the Tribune’s Life & Style Sunday magazine]   I’m allergic to anything spicy. Just a nibble for me would be dicey When I read that sriracha Is a hot sauce, I... Read more »

The kitchen is not a red-light district (with a shout out to Brett Baker)

  Author’s note: The table for the following verse was set by “Can we please stop describing food as sexy?” by ChicagoNow blogger Brett Baker.   As for cooking shows one of my wishes Is that, whether of meats or of fishes, I don’t want  cuisine To be raw or obscene So stop  calling them... Read more »

Ode to my favorite fruit, the banana

  [Suggested by the ChicagoNow blogger  RiotGirl’s ” Daaaaaaaay-O (Ode to the illustrious banana)”]   Consider the banana Fruit with appeal. Better than the manna God made into a meal.