When the New World was two centuries newer, Washington Irving set a fable, "Rip Van Winkle," in the oldest parts of New York State, where the original Dutch settlers' culture still lingered. Life was European then—just set in America. But progress stops for no man. The story's hero evades his nagging wife in the wilds…
For centuries, man has suffered under the unyielding tyranny of the automated mill and its proponents, who have consigned him to flavorless, unethical, and possibly poisonous baked goods. At last salvation is at hand, though, through the good offices of the artisanal food movement!
One of the challenges of writing about things on the internet is having the discipline to contain yourself, for the sake of being able to call an item of work finished instead of knitting it into some mammoth all-encompassing rant about, like, American culture or capitalism or the human condition or whatever that will…
Per Bakersfield Now's report: "I heard a cat cry. It was a weird cry, real loud," neighbor Joe Nuno said. "I smelled cooking. It smelled like some awful meat."
This much is certain: 40-year-old Stefan Ramin's ashes were found near a cooking fire on the island of Nuku Hiva, in French Polynesia, last week. From there, uncertainty emerges.
If you're in the catering and/or bulk "grill chicken salad" business, here's your chance to get a jump on Bil Wilson's mother's birthday next year.