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November 28, 2021

Food Thread: Give Me A Twist In My Martini, And As Long As It Isn't Peppermint, All Is Well!

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That's a lousy photo of an empty martini glass with an orange twist.

Heresy! Blasphemy! A crime against all that is good and fine in martini-land!

Well...yeah, but it tasted good so I drank it anyway. Because that is all that matters. Was it as good as a classic martini with a nice oily lemon twist? No, but it was certainly interesting and different and definitely good enough to have another the next night.

It reminds me of a friend who used to be a bartender (a damned fine one). He would love to try to embarrass me with weird drinks and stuff with feminine-sounding names and kids drinks spruced up with booze.

But most of them tasted great, because he couldn't help himself, so I would happily guzzle chocolate martinis and Cosmos and fruity drinks with umbrellas.

The first rule of Food Club is: If it tastes good...enjoy it!


The smug, self-righteous elites who proclaimed to America that we should just cut back on our Thanksgiving expenditures...even going so far as to suggest no turkey, are perfect examples of the tone-deafness among their variety of American.

My guess is that every single one of them had a traditional Thanksgiving dinner, and maybe had the addition of a rib roast or a goose or something equally pricey, because they are nothing if not consistently hypocritical.

We are, at least until recently, a proud nation that is more than willing to do our share, even if that means going without. But not when the directions from the cultural and government elites is so breathtakingly, obviously false.

They don't even pretend any more.


Long-time commenter "Bluebell" has consistently refused to come to my house and make pie crusts for my Thanksgiving pies. I have no idea why she is so selfish...perhaps it has something to do with her Red Sox mania or lack of oysters and cauliflower in her diet.

However she did recommend Aldi's for their frozen pie crusts, because they are made with lard. It was a bit of a trip to the nearest store, but I have to admit that she was absolutely correct...the crusts were better in every way compared to the usual ones I have bought.

That still doesn't get her off the hook for next year though...


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A request of The Horde: I am planning a short trip to Bourbon country as a gift, and unfortunately it is one of the many things about which I know nothing. I assume that there are tours and interesting places to visit and lots of good food to be eaten and bourbon to be drunk, but where to start? And where to stay? Louisville? Lexington? Somewhere in between?

Anyway, any information and tips would be much appreciated.


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I don't do guilt very well. In fact, I don't do it at all. If I am going to deny myself something that gives me great pleasure (pizza is in that category), it's going to be for a good reason and with an expiration date. So my recent sojourn into low-carb was done with the proviso that when something really good to eat turns up, I will enjoy it with gusto and without a smidgen of guilt or remorse.



[Hat Tip: Sharon(willow's apprentice) ]


There was a spirited discussion about cheesecake in the last post, inspired by nurse ratched's ridiculous opinion that cheesecake "is nasty."

Here is a PDF of my cheesecake recipe. It's not difficult, and the only thing one needs to be careful with is the baking time. It's approximate, so keep an eye on the cake and take it out when it is just barely firm. It will tighten up when it chills.


Avocados sans thumbprints, beef short ribs that have meat on them (not the stupid little sliver of bone they sneak into the packages), carrots that don't taste like stalky chalk, spare bottles of Van Winkle Special Reserve 12 Year Old Bourbon, an herb garden that actually produces herbs (but no basil!), well-marbled NY strip steaks and elk backstrap to: cbd dot aoshq at gmail dot com.

And don't think that you are off the hook with maple syrup and French Toast: I'm watching you...all of you! And I am watching you perverts who shake Manhattans and keeping a list for the Burning Times.

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