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Beets

There are few vegetables that get as much negative press and hatred as beets (okra and eggplant might share top billing with beets).  I must admit that I was once of the haters.  Beets seemed a food that only old ladies ate, as I mostly remember my great, great Aunt Mabel eating them (and she […]

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On Life With Food

In some cultures times of great import, life-cycle events, are marked by drink.  In some they are marked by fasting or gift giving or chanting.  In mine they are marked by food.  The factors that shape my personal culture are mainly three and are so closely linked as to be inseparable:  my family, my religion, […]