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Pizza as Vegetable? Okay; Why Not Chocolate, or Cheez Whiz, or Kool Whip, or …

This entry is part of a series, Follies 2011»

The Congress is at it again. They want to be able to count pizza and French fries as vegetables on school lunch menus. Well, even that’s not entirely true; it’s the tomato sauce on the pizza that would count.  (Everybody knows that no self-respecting kid, […]

Late Lunch at Mandola’s Italian Market; Worth the Wait…

This entry is part of a series, Restaurants»

Some days you get to travel internationally and never have to leave home…

In spite of starting very early, it was well past normal lunchtime before PJ and I could break free to find some grub. We had appointments over in the Allandale area for 4 P.M., […]

Scattering to the Winds: California Pizza Kitchen, then Home

By early this morning, the Symposium gang had scattered to their respective bases. Some had to get up in the middle of the night, as they had early flights from LAX. I can sympathize with wanting to get home, but most of them were complaining the night before that they were going back into […]

El Dia de los Muertos, and I'm Feeling It

Halloween was a beautiful evening here, cool and crisp and promising a wonderful fall season ahead. The kiddies were out in all sorts of costumes, although we had reduced traffic in our neighborhood. We didn’t see any truckloads of “imports” like we often do, for one thing. After running out of candy the last […]

It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane, It’s Pitta Pizzulata!

Pizza may have come from almost anywhere in the Old World, it appears. Many cultures have had flat breads for centuries, and putting other food on a flat, edible surface is a natural step to take. The first documented pizza seems to be from about 1889, although it was made in a place called […]

Friday Follies: Really Hot Pizza, and a Sinful Feast (For Your Eyes)

Like many Americans, I love pizza. I like to make my own, which is maybe not the norm these days. I also like to go to good pizzerias and get a fresh pie now and again.

However, I’m not a pizza snob. I don’t know the real difference between Chicago style pizza and New York […]

More Friday Follies III: Snake-Man Eats Whopper, and More…

I didn’t find any items that are blow-hot-coffee-out-your-nose funny this week, but there’s the usual harvest of food-related whimsy, drollery and eccentricity. Start with luke-warm coffee, just in case…

The Fast Food News reports on a hilarious advert shown in Japan for Burger King‘s Triple Whopper. I don’t think it will start any trends, such as […]