Roman Recipe

[iframe id=”https://www.youtube.com/embed/DYTuNXq1eBk” align=”left” mode=”normal” autoplay=”no” maxwidth=”600″] I love vintage things – even ancient recipes.  The site Dusty Old Thing, is a favorite for antique enthusiasts.  Among other things, they posted a link to a video about an ancient Roman recipe.  On the 24th of August AD 79, a baker put his loaf of bread into the…

What Actors Eat When They Eat

Two things that I love:  cookbooks and Cary Grant.  Put them together and I’m in ecstacy.  That’s what happened when received What Actors Eat When They Eat.  It’s a vintage cookbook, published in 1939, which features the favorite recipes of movie stars from that era.  Cary Grant loved barbecued chicken.  Who knew? What Actors Eat…

Let’s Forego the Food Porn

Have you ever held your nose to swallow something undesirable without tasting it?  Smell affects taste.  The prevalence of food porn (visually appetizing, perfectly plated morsels) would indicate that sight affects taste too. This food blog is filled with food porn.  Most food blogs are, because food porn attracts visitors.  I’ve made the mistake of going…

Love Food, Hate Foodies

I love food, but hate foodies.  How can it be true?  It’s a matter of semantics.  A foodie by definition is a person keenly interested in food, especially in eating or cooking.  However, the connotation of foodie evokes one of two things:  the food snob who delights in delicacies to be pretentious (formerly known as the…

Happy Holiday Ending

Tonight marks the end of this chapter of my life, and time to turn a new page.  This year was uneventful compared to most.  Unlike 2012, which brought a new marriage, a new city, and a new house; 2013 had very little change.   I think I needed the stability after so much flux.  …