That’s much better. Cultural appropriation wasn’t ever necessary just to walk for tacos

Earlier today there was a "taco walk" in downtown New Albany. It seemed to go fairly well. I even helped a bit at the...

F&D column: “Tales and cookbooks about Soviet food”

(As published at Food & Dining Magazine on 28 February 2021) Daniil Kharms (1905-1942) was a Russian writer during Soviet times, and to our eyes...

Trust me, salads ARE a vegetable

Last Thanksgiving my wife's employer gifted the department with $25 coupons to be applied against purchases of turkey, ham and vegetables. Trust me when...

Say hello to Agave & Rye Epic Tacos, an eatery conceived with Floyd County...

"Notes from the Underground" extends a hale and hearty welcome to Agave & Rye Epic Tacos. Here's a preview I wrote at Food &...

Sunday Summary for 11 July 2021, or the links to what I’ve been writing...

Henceforth it is my aim to post a Sunday compendium of links here at the web site, these directing you to recent writings of...

I got food, but I’m not a foodie

To paraphrase Esquire’s Charles P. Pierce: pertinent musical accompaniment to have and have not, courtesy of The Killers. Today, a consideration of self-identity that originally appeared at...

Think beer globally, drink beer locally, pair beer with food thoughtfully

Every major industrialized nation has A BEER (you can’t be a Real Country unless you have A BEER and an airline—it helps if you have some kind of a football team, or some nuclear...

Menu Items: All the food was Greek to me, and gratefully so

Originally published at Food & Dining Magazine on 7 November 2021. --- “Edibles & Potables” is Food & Dining Magazine’s Sunday morning slot for a merry...

Menu Items: A kebab at the steakhouse door? But it’s from the Kebab Kid!

Originally published at Food & Dining Magazine on 24 October 2021. --- In case you missed the news, food prices have gone up. Furious diner left stunned...

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Think beer globally, drink beer locally, pair beer with food thoughtfully

Every major industrialized nation has A BEER (you can’t be a Real Country unless you have A BEER and an airline—it helps if you have some kind of a football team, or some nuclear...

Menu Items: All the food was Greek to me, and gratefully so

Originally published at Food & Dining Magazine on 7 November 2021. --- “Edibles & Potables” is Food & Dining Magazine’s Sunday morning slot for a merry...

REWIND: “This week in solipsistic beer narcissism” (2014)

Lightly edited to remove a couple of obscure topical references. --- Are you fed up with words you don’t understand? Tired of scrolling down to your favorite...