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Cacio e Pepe and Homo Sapiens

April 22nd, 2010 · 6 Comments

Cacio e pepe (cheese and pepper) is the simplest of dishes: boil and drain pasta; mix in grated cheese, ground pepper, and a bit of the cooking water; and serve.  It’s a standard dish in Rome; traditionally, it’s made with pasta secca (usually spaghetti) and pecorino romano. It’s not the most nutritious supper (I suggest […]

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Tags: Belief Systems · Dietary Mores · Places

The Turkey Supper

December 4th, 2008 · 4 Comments

Although we have crossed the Thanksgiving abyss, there are more holidays ahead; and, all too often, turkey dinners will be a part of them. I gave up such nonsense long ago; but I realize that those of you who still eat meat and celebrate holidays may long for some variety.  And so I offer the […]

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Tags: Animals · Belief Systems · Dietary Mores · Diversions

Stereoscopic Cat Food

November 13th, 2008 · 3 Comments

Let me add this image to my earlier remarks on cat food.  The caption reads “Rat on Toast — for Dinner.” (Posted by Doug Skinner)

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Tags: Animals · Dietary Mores · Stereoscopy

Cat Food

November 7th, 2008 · 3 Comments

I’m not a pet owner; I shrink instinctively from such responsibility.  But, these days, I am tending a friend’s cats while he’s abroad (and perfect angels they are, too).  And that has led me to contemplate cat food more than I have before. Cats and humans are different species, and have different diets.  Homo sapiens […]

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Tags: Animals · Dietary Mores · Suggestions

Laws and Sausages (1)

October 21st, 2008 · 3 Comments

It’s been said that the two things you should never watch being made are laws and sausages.  This vintage stereo card shows one of the above. The observation is usually credited to Bismarck; a check of the www reveals multiple versions of it, and no definite source.  Huh.  The image can be safely ascribed to […]

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Tags: Animals · Dietary Mores · Mysteries · Stereoscopy · Symbols

The 1924 School Lunch

October 12th, 2008 · 2 Comments

We offer here my talk on school lunches, from “Through the Blackboard.”  It’s stored on another page, so as not to clog the home page.  Happy reading! (Posted by Doug Skinner)

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Tags: Ancient History · Dietary Mores · Education · Ephemera