Category Archives: Food

Vintage illustration Thanksgiving at home

Happy Thanksgiving to All

For some of us, the idea of a harmonious family Thanksgiving dinner can be as much of a fable as the original one with the Pilgrims and Indians. This time of year we are historically inundated with joyous, happy families

Vintage illustration Thanksgiving at home

Happy Thanksgiving to All

For some of us, the idea of a harmonious family Thanksgiving dinner can be as much of a fable as the original one with the Pilgrims and Indians. This time of year we are historically inundated with joyous, happy families

How Thanksgiving Leftovers Created the TV Dinner

  Thanksgiving and leftovers go together. For many, it’s their favorite part of Thanksgiving.   Days of turkey, stuffing and cranberry sauce combined together in all sorts of configurations keep the warm holiday feeling going. In fact it was one

How Thanksgiving Leftovers Created the TV Dinner

  Thanksgiving and leftovers go together. For many, it’s their favorite part of Thanksgiving.   Days of turkey, stuffing and cranberry sauce combined together in all sorts of configurations keep the warm holiday feeling going. In fact it was one

Remembering Windows On The World

Twenty-one years. On this year’s observance of the attack on the World Trade Center, that number and that place have been intertwined in my life long before the tragedy we recall every 9/11. I celebrated my 21st birthday at Windows

Remembering Windows On The World

Twenty-one years. On this year’s observance of the attack on the World Trade Center, that number and that place have been intertwined in my life long before the tragedy we recall every 9/11. I celebrated my 21st birthday at Windows

Trump’s Ketchup Connection

Like any good red-blooded American man, Donald Trump loves his ketchup. Whether dousing it on a well-done T-bone steak or White House walls, he can’t get enough of the sticky red stuff. In fact, if the White House kitchen cupboards

Trump’s Ketchup Connection

Like any good red-blooded American man, Donald Trump loves his ketchup. Whether dousing it on a well-done T-bone steak or White House walls, he can’t get enough of the sticky red stuff. In fact, if the White House kitchen cupboards

A Bitter Sweet Passover Remembering My Mother

It was another bittersweet Passover. Just like the holiday itself, the period around Passover is forever tied in with my mother Betty not only for the beautiful Jewish rituals lovingly passed down but because she passed away Erev Pesach on

A Bitter Sweet Passover Remembering My Mother

It was another bittersweet Passover. Just like the holiday itself, the period around Passover is forever tied in with my mother Betty not only for the beautiful Jewish rituals lovingly passed down but because she passed away Erev Pesach on

Entenmanns- Let Them Eat Cake. And Cookies

Cake consumption in my childhood home revolved around the classic Jewish bakery triumvirate – Ebinger’s, Sara Lee, and Entenmanns. While I don’t come from a family of bakers, I do come from a family who loves their cakes. And danish,

Entenmanns- Let Them Eat Cake. And Cookies

Cake consumption in my childhood home revolved around the classic Jewish bakery triumvirate – Ebinger’s, Sara Lee, and Entenmanns. While I don’t come from a family of bakers, I do come from a family who loves their cakes. And danish,

Collecting Our Uncomfortable Past  

It should come as no surprise to those familiar with my work that I am an avid collector of all things connected to popular culture. My home is filled from top to bottom with remnants of American history over the

Collecting Our Uncomfortable Past  

It should come as no surprise to those familiar with my work that I am an avid collector of all things connected to popular culture. My home is filled from top to bottom with remnants of American history over the

pilgrim TV dinner

Talking Turkey -TV Dinners and Thanksgiving

After 67 years, Swanson’s TV dinners may finally be making their rightful appearance as a place of honor at the 2020 Thanksgiving holiday table. For most of us, this year’s Thanksgiving dinner will be a first. The first Thanksgiving without

pilgrim TV dinner

Talking Turkey -TV Dinners and Thanksgiving

After 67 years, Swanson’s TV dinners may finally be making their rightful appearance as a place of honor at the 2020 Thanksgiving holiday table. For most of us, this year’s Thanksgiving dinner will be a first. The first Thanksgiving without

Surviving Election Day 2020 and Beyond.

This is no day for Kale. There may be those who can be comforted by Chamomile tea but if ever there was a time for stress eating sugar and white flour it is Election Day 2020. On a critical day

Surviving Election Day 2020 and Beyond.

This is no day for Kale. There may be those who can be comforted by Chamomile tea but if ever there was a time for stress eating sugar and white flour it is Election Day 2020. On a critical day

Keeping…TAB A Diet Drink For a Generation

RIP Tab. Even if the girl watchers watched the girls who drank Diet Pepsi, it was always Tab for this girl. With its one crazy calorie, I would mainline the soda’s cyclamates with nary a care in the world. To

Keeping…TAB A Diet Drink For a Generation

RIP Tab. Even if the girl watchers watched the girls who drank Diet Pepsi, it was always Tab for this girl. With its one crazy calorie, I would mainline the soda’s cyclamates with nary a care in the world. To