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Posts on 12/13/17

Pricing Prosciutto di Parma

(Eugenio Battaglia, Italy, 12/13/17 6:15 am) Yesterday afternoon, after chasing down the season's final olives following an icy day, I went into town to pick up the monthly Limes magazine. My wife asked me to go to the butcher shop ...

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Carlos Slim and the New York Times; from Gary Moore

(John Eipper, USA, 12/13/17 5:03 am) Gary Moore writes: JE asked for more information on whether New York Times coverage might have been influenced by the financial rescue of the Times ...

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The Best Sauce? Hunger/Fome

(Tor Guimaraes, USA, 12/13/17 4:05 am) I rack by brain trying to answer JE's question (11 December) if Brazilian or Portuguese has an expression equivalent to the Spanish proverb: El hambre es la mejor salsa. ...

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Posts on 12/12/17

Cooking Improvisations: The Pemex Comal; from Gary Moore

(John Eipper, USA, 12/12/17 10:59 am) Gary Moore writes: I was revving up for a Christmas generosity story, per JE's great suggestion inspired by Tor Guimaraes's prize-winning Vienna taxi tale. ...

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Benjamin Zander of the Boston Philharmonic

(Istvan Simon, USA, 12/12/17 9:06 am) I discovered quite by accident an extraordinary musician and gifted teacher of musical interpretation. Benjamin Zander is the conductor of the Boston Philharmonic. He has quite a few videos on ...

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Mike Bonnie`s Memorial Wishes; from Shanhui Chen

(John Eipper, USA, 12/12/17 4:09 am) Shanhui Chen writes: It's been a very hard two weeks, especially with daughter Yingdi's grieving about Mike's passing, as well as my own sadness. Thank you for t ...

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Posts on 12/11/17

Random Acts of Kindness: Kuwait

(Eugenio Battaglia, Italy, 12/11/17 8:59 am) I appreciated the post of Tor Guimaraes, 10 December, with his tale of random generosity. I had many very good experiences when working in the Arabian/Persian Gulf. Hospitality, at least 50 yea ...

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The Best Sauce? Hunger

(Tor Guimaraes, USA, 12/11/17 6:42 am) I am a person who considers it my duty to pursue and enjoy the beautiful and wonderful things in life as part of my "God is the Universe" religion. And food is an important target. In my p ...

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How Dangerous was the Britain-Ireland Crossing during WWII?

(John Heelan, UK, 12/11/17 4:28 am) JE asked on December 10th: "John--you spent summers in Ireland during the war? Wasn't there a strict limitation on sea travel for civilians? And wasn't it extremely dangerous to do so, ...

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Different Smells, Different Tastes, Different Lands; from Ric Mauricio

(John Eipper, USA, 12/11/17 4:00 am) Ric Mauricio writes: Would it be a bit presumptuous if one does not sample something in another part of the world but determines that it would not be the best choice a ...

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