Food postings

food, drink, and cooking postings


5/16/09: Donuts and Chinese food:

10/29/09: housemade:

4/3/10: Semantic change on the menu:
bruschetta, marinara sauce

4/10/10: More on marinara sauce:

5/8/10: Short shots #45: maple-apple scrapple:

5/9/10: Diets:

5/11/10: More diets:

8/7/10: Portmanteau Prunus:
nectaplums, pluots, etc.]

8/29/10: Fair mammoth ears:
elephant ears and other fair food]

10/31/10: Wieners:

2/17/11: Chinese lazy susan:

2/24/11: Origin myths:

3/8/11: Fasnacht Day:

4/1/11: Rutt’s and Mutt’s:
hot dog restaurants

4/5/11: Go pho it:
pho puns

4/21/11: Leering sushi:
hand rolls

4/22/11: Hoisting a few brewskis:

4/23/11: drizzled:
recipe/menu language

4/24/11: Check your iPho:
iPho t-shirt

5/24/11: The marmaxi:
giant martini

5/24/11: Chow-chow:

6/2/11: Hot dog modesty in the Times:

6/3/11: Louis XIII cognac:

6/11/11: Product names:
for lab-grown meat

6/18/11: The Ass Cake:

7/6/11: Gay spaghetti:
screw pastas

7/14/11: Soffatelli, pastachetti, pepperoni, diavolini:

8/5/11: Menu madness:
creatively named menu items

8/11/11: bork (the portmanteau):

8/19/11: More on pepperoni:

8/22/11: Zippy makes a sandwich:
submarine sandwiches

8/23/11: Corndogs and their ilk:

8/23/11: Satanic fast food:

8/24/11: Zippy subs, take 2:
submarine sandwiches

9/4/11: lobster?:

☛ 9/15/11: This month’s unpalatable portmanteau:

10/4/11: crabsticks:

10/19/11: Annals of verbing:
verb escoveitch

11/11/11: rock shrimp:

11/16/11: Food and drink postings:

11/18/11: The food issue, with pesto:

11/24/11: Thanksgiving meals:
posole, hominy

11/24/11: Turkey improvisations:

12/10/11: Chicken verdicchio:

12/11/11: Food families:

12/11/11: Peking on Mystic:
Peking on Mystic restaurant; Peking Duck, Ants Climb Tree, Lion’s Head

12/16/11: More memories:
restaurants in Cambridge and Boston

12/18/11: latkepalooza:
latkes, country ham

12/22/11: Gift chocolates:
popping candy

1/7/12: gastropub:
gastropub, brewpub, brewstaurant

1/31/12: Fag food:
Fagolosi breadsticks, fagottini pasta

2/1/12: Waffles and gnocchi:

Waffles and gnocchi

2/5/12: Pasta books:

Pasta books

2/6/12: Framing drinks:

Framing drinks

virgin cocktails, mocktails, non-alcoholic drinks

2/9/12: Valenpizza:


HeartBaker pizza

2/14/12: Suggestive:


ranch dressing

2/21/12: St. Pancake’s Day:

St. Pancake’s Day

Mardi Gras food, pancakes in particular

2/29/12: Slang connotations too unfortunate to explain:

Slang connotations too unfortunate to explain

fagioli, fagiolini

3/1/12: Take a leek:

Take a leek

vichyssoise etc.

3/7/12: pho x 4:

pho x 4

pho puns in restaurant names

3/25/12: Food puns:

Food puns

panini, congee

4/23/12: Cartoon potatoes:

Cartoon potatoes

French fries/freedom fries, Tater Tots

5/2/12: Old recipes I: Mrs. Curtis:

Old recipes I: Mrs. Curtis

5/2/12: Old recipes II: Libby Daingerfield:

Old recipes II: Libby Daingerfield

5/2/12: Old recipes III: milk pie:

Old recipes III: milk pie

5/5/12: Old recipes IV: George Leonard Herter:

Old recipes IV: George Leonard Herter

6/7/12: A foodmageddon:

A foodmageddon


6/11/12: La Victoria:

La Victoria

6/14/12: cole slaw:

Cole slaw

6/26/12: Still more gay flag:

Still more gay flag

rainbow Oreos

6/27/12: Meaty puns:

Meaty puns

and foie gras

6/28/12: For Stonewall Day:

For Stonewall Day

rainbow food

7/18/12: pad thai:

Pad Thai

8/10/12: Brief mention: origin myths:

Brief mention: Origin myths

Pizza Guys

8/11/12: Annals of phallicity: Wienermobile:

Annals of phallicity: Wienermobile, banana slug split


8/13/12: Breakfast at Zippy’s:

Breakfast at Zippy’s

mixed tandoori platter, eggplant rollatini, Ethiopian dulet, Peruvian breakfast

8/14/12: Follow-up: another breakfast:

Follow-up: Another breakfast

Japanese breakfast

8/15/12: Julia is 100:

Julia is 100

Julia Child

8/16/12: fusion:


fusion cuisine

8/18/12: French dip:

French dip

8/21/12: Three from Vietnam:

Three from Vietnam

spring rolls, pho, banh mi

8/24/12: Dialect adventures:

Dialect adventures

chipped ham sandwiches

8/29/12: Food art:

Food art

edible art

9/25/12: Day of Atonement:

Day of Atonement


10/2/12: Chinese taco:

Chinese & taco

Chinese & taco; sincronizadas

10/3/12: On the octopus watch:

On the octopus watch

(invented) tako taco; takoyaki, tako sushi

10/26/12: Rainbow fruit:

Rainbow fruit

rainbow fruit

10/28/12: The doughnut news for Halloween:

The do(ugh)nut news for Halloween

Psycho Donuts

10/30/12: At the sign of the Z:

At the sign of the Z

lobster bisque

11/27/12: More rainbow fruit:

More rainbow fruit

rainbow fruit skewers

12/1/12: Poetic intersection:

Poetic intersection

food poetry

☛ 12/5/12: sprouts:



12/16/12: Christmas dinner:

Christmas dinner

Christmas dinner and Chinese restaurants

12/21/12: soft serve

Soft serve

1/2/13: twigs, grahams, and puffs:

Twigs, grahams, and puffs

twigs, grahams, puffs (and flakes, nuggets): bits of cereal

1/10/13: Bob & Edith’s:

Bob & Edith’s

diner conventions

1/27/13: baguette:


1/28/13: Annals of phallicity: the breadstuffs:

Annals of phallicity: the breadstuffs

phallic breadstuffs

2/17/13: chocolates:


3/6/13: Chicken and waffles:

Chicken and waffles

chicken and waffles (two types)

3/7/13: Chicken and waffles: the chip connection:

Chicken and waffles (the chip connection)

chicken and waffles chips

3/7/13: Today’s food portmanteau:

Today’s food portmanteau

chili pepper wine

3/20/13: stone fruits, nuts, and berries:

Stone fruits, nuts, and berries

3/20/13: sea cucumbers:

sea cucumbers

3/21/13: NuttyBuddies and Nutty Buddies:

NuttyBuddies and Nutty Buddies

Nutty Buddies, Nutter Butter

3/27/13: Abutilon and its relatives:

Abutilon and its relatives

marshmallow, okra, gumbo

3/28/13: Peeps:


Peeps; kosher food

3/29/13: Bell pepper sex:

Bell pepper sex

Bell peppers

4/2/13: glass eels:

Glass eels


4/4/13: taco sauce:

Taco sauce

taco sauce, Hostess products

4/11/13: tree nuts:

tree nuts

4/22/13: Gay greens: the big two:

Gay greens: the Big Two

arugula, radicchio, and related vegetables

5/1/13: Gamma linole(n)ic acid and borage:

Gamma linole(n)ic acid and borage


5/6/13: Tacolicious:


tacos, chupitos

5/8/13: More rhesus humor:

More rhesus humor

Reese’s Pieces

5/8/13: On the –mageddon watch:

On the -mageddon watch


5/16/13: Manwich and Beefaroni as portmanteaus:

Manwich and Beefaroni as portmanteaus

Manwich, Beefaroni, Rice-A-Roni, etc.

5/23/13: News on the edible penguin front:

News on the edible penguin front

penguin cookies, crackers, chocolates

5/24/13: News on the edible penis front:

News on the edible penis front

penis cookies, chocolates, brittle, crackers, pasta, sushi

5/25/13: Departments: amazing food:

Departments: Amazing food

pizza smoothies, cockolate

5/30/13: Portmanteau news:

Portmanteau news


6/5/13: Extreme Twinkies:

Extreme Twinkies

Twinkies, taco sauce

6/7/13: Breakfasts:


variety of breakfast dishes, international foods

6/10/13: Foodmanteaus:


cronut, etc., with inventory of links

6/18/13: Rainbow cone:

Rainbow cone

rainbow ice cream cone for Pride Month

6/18/13: Annals of phallicity: the penis cake pan:

Annals of phallicity: the penis cake pan

penis cakes

6/19/13: rainbow pousse-café:

Rainbow pousse-café

6/23/13: Zesty Anderson Davis:

Zesty Anderson Davis

Kraft Zesty Italian salad dressing ads

6/24/13: More gay greens:

More gay greens

watercress, mâche, baby greens, mesclun, fennel, parsley, lamb and parsley stew, basil, pesto, chervil

6/28/13: Naked came the ad:

Naked came the ad

Richmond ham commercial, Richmond sausages

6/29/13: Rainbow pizza, rainbow underwear:

Rainbow pizza, rainbow underwear

rainbow pizza

7/8/13: croquettes:


croquettes, croque-monsieur, sauces, “plain cooking”

7/10/13: Sexy olive oil:

Sexy olive oil

Bertolli olive oil commercial

7/10/13: Sconic sections:

Sconic sections


7/26/13: Benedictine and its kin:

Benedictine and its kin

dipspreads: Benedictine, tzatziki, pimento cheese, Liptauer

7/30/13: Little fat sheep:

(little) fat sheep

Mongolian hot pot

7/31/13: Wednesday puns:

Wednesday puns

Tex-Mex cooking

8/1/13: The Luffa and the Wompom:

The Luffa and the Wompom

luffa gourd

8/9/13: This month’s miracle green:

This month’s miracle green


8/10/13: chef’s salad:

Chef’s salad

8/11/13: tartare:


(beef)steak tartare

8/12/13: tartar sauce:

tartar sauce

tartar sauce, remoulade

8/12/13: tarator:


tarator, raita

8/13/13: More raw protein:

More raw protein

carpaccio, ceviche, raw oysters and clams, an assortment of sauces and dressings

8/18/13: quinoa:


8/23/13: Share the rainbow:

Share the rainbow

Skittles, rainbow cakes

8/24/13: pickles:


8/30/13: Tasty names:

Tasty names

Haagen-Dazs gelati

8/30/13: Tasty names 2:

Tasty names 2

food names (Dan Jurafsky)

9/6/13: Quisp and Quake:

Quisp and Quake

9/12/13: BearBoat:


BearBoat and other entertaining wine names

9/19/13: Miscellany for 9/19/13:

Miscellany for 9/19/13

saganaki (#11), tartare (#12)

10/24/13: Marcella Hazan:

Marcella Hazan

Marcella Hazan, Ada Boni

10/10/13: traditional Czech triplecoat:

traditional Czech triplecoat


10/13/13: More dispreads:

More dipspreads

more dipspreads: hummus, tapenade, spinach and blue cheese, glop (garlic paté), blue crab and artichoke, taramosalata, guacamole, refried bean dip, cheese dips

10/13/13: small dishes:

Small dishes

meze, appetizers, snacks, hors d’oeuvres, tapas, zakuski, dim sum

10/26/13: kale:


11/3/13: Tarepanda:



11/16/13: Macho Nachos:

macho nachos

11/25/13: Penguin food:

Penguin food

11/25/13: Two from Zippy:

Two from Zippy


12/26/13: Seven Fishes:

Seven Fishes

Feast of Seven Fishes

1/10/14: Banana candle:

Banana candle

1/15/14: grain-free:


1/20/14: pepper pot:

Pepper pot

pepper pot soup / stew, tripe

1/28/14: flag food:

Flag food

2/16/14: zakuski:


3/24/14: Breakfast around the world:

Breakfast around the world


3/25/14: Food names:

Food names

EU product labels

3/28/14: A diner and taco sauce:

A diner and taco sauce

taco sauce

4/17/14: Lurid Easter food:

Lurid Easter food

intensely dyed eggs, pink cake

4/19/14: cold curried lima beans:

Cold curried lima beans

4/22/14: The bloody Mary:

The bloody Mary

the bloody Mary cocktail

4/25/14: Don Rosa:

Don Rosa

U Giancu restaurant

4/25/13: The poetry of green tea:

The poetry of green tea

green teas

4/28/14: Zippy on sleep and more:

Zippy on sleep, and more

Kentucky country ham and beaten biscuits

4/29/14: jerk-off:


jerky, jerk(ed) food

5/5/14: Styles of cheese:

Styles of cheese

shattercheese, crumblecheese

5/11/14: Graphic cookbook and more:

Graphic cookbook and more

Lucy Knisley’s graphic memoir Relish, with recipes as well as reminiscence

5/13/14: Linguist in the media:

Linguist in the media

Dan Jurafsky in the NYT

5/19/14: Commercial portmanteau:

Commercial portmanteau

Subway’s Flatizza

5/21/14: Three diverse:

Three diverse

Judge Arrow liqueurs

6/15/14: Chuck Jones:

Chuck Jones

duck, rabbit



6/20/14: On the foodmanteau front:

On the foodmanteau front

Taco Bell’s Quesarito

6/22/14: Charles Barsotti:

Charles Barsotti

fusilli, rotini

7/15/14: Hybrid dishes and foodmanteaus:

Hybrid dishes and foodmanteaus

wonut; other foodmanteaus; and other hybrid dishes

7/22/14: hash browns, home fries:

hash browns, home fries

+ fried potato cakes / mashed potato cakes and Tater Tots

8/7/14: Power Dogs:

Power Dogs

hot dogs in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor

8/22/14: Dubious disavowals?:

Dubious disavowals?

Dirty Bird fried chicken

8/23/14: haloumi:


halloumi / hallumi / haloumi cheese

8/25/14: Cowboy Rub:

Cowboy Rub

(dry) spice rubs

8/26/14: More cheese, and conversion by truncation:

More cheese, and conversion by truncation

Chihuahua cheese

9/6/14: What a difference 30 years makes:

What a difference 30 years makes

Dan Jurafsky’s The Language of Food on restaurant menus

9/8/14: Birthday presents:

Birthday presents

#4: rainbow birthday cake

9/13/14: Sweet rainbow food:

Sweet rainbow food

rainbow cookies, rainbow (jelly) fruit slices

9/13/14: Linguistic diversity among the nopalries:

Linguistic diversity among the nopalries


9/18/14: The uses of etymology:

The uses of etymology


9/19/14: Two from the Advocate:

Two from The Advocate

the Proud Whopper (Burger King)

9/21/14: Hero sandwiches:

Hero sandwiches

9/22/14: Bad to the Bone:

Bad to the Bone

Bad to the Bone bbq restaurants

9/26/14: Roost Lake Trout:

Roost Lake Trout

Baltimore’s “lake trout” (whiting)

9/27/14: Slush Puppie:

Slush Puppies

Slush Puppie (flavored ice drink), hushpuppies (corn bread)

10/2/14: Word geographies:

Word geographies

words for ‘onion’, ‘tea’, ‘cheese’, ‘cucumber’

10/6/14: turnip cake:

Turnip cake

10/15/14: Choosing your words:

Choosing your words

Japanese breakfasts; natto

10/23/14: Miss Florence and the Paleo Diet:

Miss Florence and the Paleo Diet

paleolithic diets; TV dinners

10/24/14: Familiarity:


Stove Top Stuffing

10/27/14: Putrid in context:

Putrid in context

more on natto

10/31/14: Hipster chronicles:

Hipster chronicles

beer-focused restaurants

10/31/14: whiskey:



11/4/14: Family, language, and food in the New Yorker:

Family, language, and food in the New Yorker

Adam Gopnik on innovative pastries; Dana Goodyear on meat entrepreneur Anya Fernald

11/10/14: I’ve got a lovely bunch of coconuts:

I’ve got a lovely bunch of coconuts


11/12/14: Trademark annals:

Trademark annals

Huli Huli Sauce, Hula Hule Sauce

11/24/14: Pumpkin spice days:

Pumpkin spice days

pumpkin pie, pumpkin spice

11/26/14: Fairy bread:

Fairy bread

11/27/14: Thanksgiving crunch:

Thanksgiving crunch

sugared cranberries, Cap’n Crunch cereal, Crunch Berries cereal, cranberry sauce

12/1/14: rainbow rice:

Rainbow rice

“rainbow rice” – i.e. sprinkles

12/7/14: Hanukkah play:

Hanukkah play

okonomi-latke (Japanese-Jewish pancake)

12/17/14: ice cream museum:

Ice cream museum

Neapolitan ice cream

12/18/14: Audio-lingual meatballs:

Audio-lingual meatballs


12/22/14: Winter greenery:

Winter greenery

miner’s lettuce

12/22/14: portulacas:



12/24/13: mirlitons:


mirlitons / chayotes

12/24/14: Lusamerica Fish:

Lusamerica Fish

12/26/14: Ceviche Campechano:

Ceviche Campechano

Ceviche Campechano; vintage recipe books

12/29/14: seafood:


seafood; mariscos

12/30/14: potpie:


pot pie, including trendy variants

1/9/15: Advice from Weenie Beenie:

Advice from Weenie Beenie


1/16/15: Indian:


Indian food, in several senses

1/21/15: Food photography:

Food photography

stocks for soup

1/22/15: rainbow crudités:

Rainbow crudités

1/25/15: What would you do?:

What would you do?

Klondike bar

1/25/15: savarin:


babka, baba au rhum, savarin

1/28/15: Zippy’s in Kansas anymore:

Zippy’s in Kansas anymore

Pizza Hut

1/29/15: comfits:


comfits, dragées, Jordan almonds

1/30/15: Doing the fandango from Venango to Ilopango:

Doing the fandango, from Venango to Ilopango

Japanese dango

2/5/15: Signs of spring:

Signs of spring

buckeye candy

2/5/15: shawarma II:

shawarma II

2/9/15: hash brown built-in:

“Hash Brown Built-In”

hash browns

2/11/15: Two more morning names:

Two more morning names

Moros y Cristianos, rice and beans, etc.

2/13/15: Name that stuff:

Name that stuff!

pashmak (“Persian fairy floss”)

2/15/15: Morning name: calabash:

Morning name: calabash

calabaza, butternut squash

2/24/15: Ode to Almond Joy:

Ode to Almond Joy

candies: Almond Joy, Mounds, Mars

3/8/15: cruffin:


3/9/15: Morning name: salsify, with Swiss chard as a bonus:

Morning name: salsify (with Swiss chard as a bonus)

salsify; chard

3/19/15: Back to edible penises:

Back to edible penises

gummi penises

3/20/15: cumin:


3/23/15: Peeps time in Japan:

Peeps time in Japan

Peepshi (Peeps sushi)

3/27/15: Reuben and Rachel:

Reuben and Rachel

Reuben sandwich, Rachel sandwich; corned beef, pastrami

4/3/15: Lamb ham and the seder plate:

Lamb ham and the seder plate

lamb ham; the seder plate for Passover

4/15/15: magnum:


#1, #2: Magnum ice cream bars

4/16/15: The Sandwich Issue:

The sandwich issue

NYT sandwich issue

4/18/15: Anglicizing German:

Anglicizing German

beef on weck

4/20/15: On the double entendre watch:

On the double entendre watch

pork shoulder; pulled pork

4/21/15: Rocky Road:

Rocky Road

Rocky Road ice cream (and dessert)

4/26/15: Apologetic candy:

Apologetic candy

Milky Way candy bar

4/26/15: Morning: Great American Dream Machine:

Morning: Great American Dream Machine

grades of olives

4/28/15: Grimmy rides with Snoopy:

Grimmy rides with Snoopy

Red Baron (frozen) pizza

4/30/15: Feuilleton: red-flannel hash:

Feuilleton: red-flannel hash

red-flannel hash

5/5/15: Roly(-)Polies:


Jam Roly-Poly; Roly Poly sandwich shops

5/7/15: Return to Norms:

Return to Norms

tuna melt

5/8/15: L’eggo my Eggo!:

L’eggo my Eggo!


5/9/15: Flavor combos:

Flavor combos

Sonic Drive-In Master Blast flavors

5/10/15: Hatch NM:

Hatch NM

Hatch (NM) green chiles

5/20/15: Fig time:

Fig time

figs; figgy pudding; Fig Newtons

5/23/15: California’s iconic food:

California’s iconic food

avocados; guacamole; California salad; California burger; California roll; California club sandwich

5/24/15: More California food:

More California food

California eggs benedict; California eggs; California grilled cheese sandwich; plus eggs benedict, grilled cheese sandwich

5/26/15: A California breakfast:

A California breakfast

more uses of California in food names

5/30/15: A phonologist’s cartoon:

A phonologist’s cartoon

Stephanie Shih’s desserts for breakfast site

6/1/15: coriander/cilantro:


6/2/15: Allergies:


food allergies

6/3/15: culantro:


6/9/15: Annals of advertising: patriotism, sex, and overwhelming mouthfuls of food:

Annals of advertising: patriotism, sex, and overwhelming mouthfuls of food

Carl’s Jr Most American Thickburger

6/11/15: One more monstrous food item:

One more monstrous food item

Pizza Hut Hot Dog Bites Pizza

6/18/15: The Haddockian argot, and licorice:

The Haddockian argot, and licorice

licorice candies

6/24/15: Hecho en México:

Hecho en México

Sazon Mas Guapo rub

6/25/15: nutmeg, the verb:

nutmeg, the verb

nutmeg, the spice

6/25/15: Annals of advertising and poor taste:

Annals of advertising and poor taste

Skittles ad

6/25/15: The news for penises, including accidental ones:

The news for penises, including accidental ones

tube steak with white gravy; whole pork tenderloin

6/26/15: Happy Ending:

Happy Ending

Friendly’s Happy Ending sundaes

6/27/15: In the monstrous food sweepstakes:

In the monstrous food sweepstakes

the deep-fried Big Mac

6/29/15: Hawaii’s iconic food:

Hawaii’s iconic food

Hawaiian as a marker for pineapple

7/6/15: Zippy in Holyoke:

Zippy in Holyoke

hot dogs, popcorn, baked beans at Nick’s Nest in Holyoke MA

7/8/15: birch beer:

birch beer

and other items of Pa. Dutch cuisine

7/13/15: piadini:


7/16/15: Zippy and the Icon at the Bluebonnet:

Zippy and the Icon at the Bluebonnet

broasted chicken

7/30/15: Morning name: rajas:

Morning name: rajas

Rajas con crema

7/31/15: PSP synthetic compounds:

PSP synthetic compounds

chicken-fried steak (and other chicken-fried food)

8/1/15: Matters poblano:

Matters poblano

mole poblano sauce

8/1/15: Another breakfast at the Gamble:

Another breakfast at the Gamble


8/3/15: Annals of fast-food excess:

Annals of fast-food excess

Wendy’s Baconator, Arby’s Loaded Italian, Subway’s Italian B.M.T.

8/6/15: The spread of popular culture:

The spread of popular culture

replica of McDonald’s in Tehran, with food items for local tastes

8/8/15: On the Basque detail:

On the Basque detail

Basque food and drink

8/8/15: Phallicity watch: the mushrooms:

Phallicity watch: the mushrooms

mushrooms for vegetables à la grecque

8/10/15: Food names, and plant names too:

Food names, and plant names too

categories and labels; foodstuffs and food preparations; names and things; marinara sauce, chili, sundae, omelettes and scrambles, pizza

8/10/15: Pizza that doesn’t exist:

Pizza that doesn’t exist

8/13/15:Ice cream, roadside fiberglass, Caillebotte, and more:

Ice cream, roadside fiberglass, Caillebotte, and more

King Kone ice cream, fastfood

8/14/15: Annals of phallicity: the hardness score:

Annals of phallicity: the hardness score

tofu, banana, cucumber as phallic symbols

8/15/15: Crab feast:

Crab feast

snow crab, king crab

8/18/15: Back to San Marzano:

Back to San Marzano

San Marzano tomatoes

8/20/15: Cotoneaster:


mozzarella and mozzarella-style

8/22/15: Seedy invasives:

Seedy invasives

dillweed, dill seed, and foods made with them

8/22/15: Annals of cultural diversity: B&H Dairy:

Annals of cultural diversity: B&H Dairy

kosher dairy restaurant in East Village

8/23/15: At the fair:

At the fair

State Fair food

8/26/15: Nothing says A like B:

Nothing says A like B

Pillsbury Doughboy (Poppin’ Fresh)

8/28/15: Return to the crab feast:

Return to the crab feast

Red Lobster crabfest; more types of crabs

8/31/15: Eat your weeds:

Eat your weeds

wild foods: lamb’s quarters, rose hips, dandelion shoots (wilted dandelion salad), stringing nettles, and cattails

9/4/15: Cotinus and the cousins of Cotinus:

Cotinus and the cousins of Cotinus

cashews, mangos and mango dishes, sumac powder, sumac drinks

9/7/15: Returning to your roots:

Returning to your roots

sweet potatoes

9/8/15: Go for the nuts!:

Go for the nuts!

testicles as food

9/11/15: Cochinita pibil:

Cochinita pibil

the dish, its name, its ingredients; annatto

9/14/15: Superpatriot hot dogs:

Superpatriot hot dogs

Ball Park Franks

9/14/15: The speech of signs:

The speech of signs

Blake’s Lotaburger

9/18/15: Breadsticks:


grissini at Olive Garden; casual dining restaurant

9/19/15: Muffins:


muffins, English muffins

9/24/15: Two notes from the obits:

Two notes from the obits

Cornas wines; wine writing

9/24/15: Ruthie vs. N + N compounds:

Ruthie vs. N + N compounds

monkey bread

9/25/15: Monkey puzzle tree:

Monkey puzzle tree

monkey puzzle nuts

9/28/15: Leberkäs(e):


Leberkäse and Lebanon bologna

9/30/15: Roselle:


beverage (and more) from the roselle plant

10/1/15: Grilled:


foods a la Parrilla; other Mexican food vocabulary

10/6/15: More Saint Arnold:

More Saint Arnold

craft beers

10/11/15: Walsh plays with formulaic and conventionalized language:

Walsh plays with formulaic and conventionalized language

chestnuts; hot dogs; (sliced) bread

10/16/15: Meatless and brainless:

Meatless and brainless

vegetarianism; meatless Fridays

10/16/15: Pasta fazool:

Pasta fazool

aka pasta e fagioli

10/18/15: Mornings and mangelwurzels:

Mornings and mangelwurzels

mangelwurzels as food for people; beets and chard

10/22/15: Bread play:

Bread play

Melba toast, sourdough bread

10/24/15: A regrettable food name:

A regrettable food name

Dump Cakes

10/25/15: Sunday penis notes: #3 phallic food:

Sunday penis notes: #3 phallic food

penises as food; foodstuffs naturally resembling penises; foodstuffs fashioned to resemble penises

10/26/15: R(e)ubenesque:


Reuben sandwich; merely Reubenesque food

10/27/15: Pop-Tart blasphemy:

Pop-Tart blasphemy


10/30/15: peanut(s), penis, and Cracker Jack:

peanut(s), penis, and Cracker Jack

Cracker Jack

10/30/15: National Candy Corn Day:

National Candy Corn Day

Candy Corn

10/31/15: Rosamunde:


Rosamunde Sausage Grill in SF (bar & grill, gastropub)

11/1/15: The morning after:

The morning after

many candies

11/1/15: mussels:


11/2/15: The New Yorker food issue:

The New Yorker food issue

on pork barbecue in North Carolina; kelp as food; perceptions of flavor influenced by sound, appearance, etc.

11/4/15: Born out of breadlock:

Born out of breadlock

the cronut

11/7/15: Adventures in food: vintage Betty Crocker, fun with hot dogs:

Adventures in food: vintage Betty Crocker, fun with hot dogs

(and bananas)

11/12/15: cold cuts:

cold cuts

cold cuts, lunch meat, etc.; delicatessen in European and American senses

11/14/15: cioppino, sopa de mariscos:

cioppino, sopa de mariscos

and the stew/soup distinction

11/20/15: Foodnited States:

Foodnited States

the 50 states in food, with puns and portmanteaus

11/20/15: Crunch Berries time:

Crunch Berries time

Crunch Berries cereal

11/23/15: Nugenix:


fenugreek in cooking

11/25/15: You’re done:

You’re done

pop-up timers for cooking meat, in particular turkeys

11/26/15: A non-traditional Thanksgiving dessert:

A non-traditional Thanksgiving dessert

dried fruit compôte

11/26/15: stuffing, dressing, filling:

stuffing, dressing, filling

11/27/15: Canned cranjellyfish:

Canned cranjellyfish

cranberry sauce / jelly / relish

12/3/15: Olneyville New York System:

Olneyville New York System

hot wieners, with special sauce, in Rhode Island

12/5/15: Eatymology:


gastronomic language play

12/12/15: Dev Hynes:

Dev Hynes

blood orange

12/19/15: X queen:

X queen

X Queen restaurants and fast-food places; Philly cheesesteak sandwiches

12/20/15: Odds and ends 12/20/15:

Odds and ends 12/20/15

on the expression (with all) the trimmings; Au Contraire Pinot Noir

12/26/15: Morning name: camellia:

Morning name: camellia

tea (the beverage)

12/29/15: tomatillos:


tomatillos, salsa verde, posole

12/31/15: Zippy’s Eve:

Zippy’s Eve

Kansas (Fried) Chicken

1/5/16: The news for penises, issue #1 of 2016:

The news for penises, issue #1 of 2016

horsemeat, fermented mare’s milk, penises as food

1/28/16: Three Thursday cartoons:
#3 Zippy: soft-serve, cheese curds

1/31/16: mariscada:


2/7/16: At the noodle bar:

At the noodle bar

noodle restaurants, noodle bars

2/15/16: Another entry in the monstrous food sweepstakes:

Another entry in the monstrous food sweepstakes

The Counter and its burgers

2/17/16: Carl Barks on Easter Island:

Carl Barks on Easter Island

chocolate moai at the World of Chocolate Museum in Orlando FL

2/17/16: A passion for pickles:

A passion for pickles

United Pickles in NYC; pickles the food, Mr. Pickles Sandwich Shops

2/18/16: Hoist a pint to the mondegreen:

Hoist a pint to the mondegreen

beer glasses; food-oriented mondegreens

2/19/16: Ting-a-ling:


Mexican dish tinga

2/19/16: Mid-February news for penises:

Mid-February news for penises


2/25/16: a katakana para:

a katakana para

aloo tamatar, tapas, bananas, parathas, malangas, amaranth salad, Bahama Mamas, patatas bravas

3/3/16: Old recipes V: The dented tin box:

Old recipes V: the dented tin box

3/9/16: The miracle of toast:

The miracle of toast

artisanal toast; creamed chipped beef on toast, cheese on toast, beans on toast, milk toast

3/10/16: The news for penises: hot dogs for 5, carrots for 2:

The news for penises: hot dogs for 5, carrots for 2

fasting diets

3/11/16: Three from the New Yorker:

Three from the New Yorker

#4 guacamole sushi

3/12/16: Sweet nothings: candy, cereal, advertising:

Sweet nothings: candy, cereal, advertising

Froot Loops cereal

3/15/16: Primary barbeque:

Primary barbeque

North Carolina (pork) barbeque

3/19/16: Han Dynasty again:

Han Dynasty again

new Han Dynasty (Sichuan) restaurant in Manhattan

3/19/16: Sugar bombs:

Sugar bombs

Calvin and Hobbes cartoon with “Chocolate Frosted Sugar Bombs” cereal

3/19/16: Cheech:


chicharrones (and sources in East LA and Miami)

3/20/16: Rainbow Peeps:

Rainbow Peeps

Peeps, the candy

3/23/16: Play with Obi Wan Kenobi:

Play with Obi Wan Kenobi


3/25/16: Morning name: scuppernong:

Morning name: scuppernong

wine from scuppernong grapes

3/25/16: Hillstone Restaurants and the Hillstone Group:

Hillstone Restaurants and the Hillstone Group

the restaurants and their menus, plus links to eight recipes

3/25/16: More Peepsi:

More Peepshi

Peeps sushi

3/26/16: A time to dye:

A time to dye

Easter egg dyes, home-made and commercial

3/28/16: Rendezvous at Zip’s:

Rendezvous at Zip’s

diner food at Zip’s in Dayville CT

3/29/16: From a Maine diner to Southern squirrel stew:

From a Maine diner to Southern squirrel stew

Brunswick stew; diner food, including lobster rolls

3/30/16: Back to Braunschweig:

Back to Braunschweig

Braunschweiger sausages of several kinds; Mettwurst; kielbasas

3/30/16: Morning name: domoic acid (and Dungeness crab):

Morning name: domoic acid (plus Dungeness crab)

Dungeness crab and its preparation

4/1/16: Italian wedding soup:

Italian wedding soup

the soup; and mother recipes

4/4/16: From the groaner annals:

From the groaner annals

ball park franks

4/6/16: Cucumber soap:

Cucumber soap

cucumber-yoghurt soup

4/7/16: Tastee days:

Tastee days

Tastee-Freez and other soft-serve ice cream

4/9/16: Zip-O-Rama:


Burg-O-Rama diner fare, Foodarama stores, Beef-A-Rama grilled beef cookoff, Lambo-Rama recipe

4/18/16: Meet the Wieners, stampeding in buns:

Meet the Wieners, stampeding in buns

hot dogs, condiments

4/19/16: plate my meal:

plate my meal

Freshly meals; verbing of to plate

4/20/16: Ethnic food week:

Ethnic food week

piperade, Matzo-Kimchi Pancakes

5/2/16: Where is he now?:

Where is he now?

Trader Vic’s restaurants; the mai tai

5/3/16: Morning names: thistles!:

Morning names: thistles!

Diestel turkey products

5/4/16: Wine tartar and Asian tartar:

Wine tartar and Asian tartar

tartar from wine-making; tartar sauce and beef tartare

5/20/16: Old fashioned Super Duck:

Old fashioned Super Duck

Super Dickmann’s chocolate candies

5/24/16: On the Hi-Lo:

On the Hi-Lo

diner food; Gary Coop-er at the Hi-Lo in Minneapolis

5/28/16: Two word-play cartoons:

Two word-play cartoons

Colombian coffee

5/31/16: The Great Pong:

The Great Pong

Chicken Livorno

5/31/16: Tiger prawns and garlic noodles:

Tiger prawns and garlic noodles

6/4/16: More sugar bombs:

More sugar bombs

sugary cereal in Calvin and Hobbes

6/11/16: Schmitts Gay Beer:

Schmitts Gay Beer

6/18/16: The avocado slicer:

The avocado slicer

7/4/19: Fireworks, hot dogs, and, yes, gun sales:

Fireworks, hot dogs, and, yes, gun sales

7/6/16: The Adventure of the Morning Napoleons:

The Adventure of the Morning Napoleons

mille-feuille, Napoleon, puff pastry, phyllo dough, baklava

7/9/16: chimichurri:


7/10/16: goober:


goober ‘peanut’

7/11/16: Word play for 7-11:

Word play for 7-11

#3 the Slurpee from Seven-Eleven

7/21/16: Michael Crawford:

Michael Crawford

#3 preposterous entrees in Crawford cartoon

7/23/16: Let’s go paleo:

Let’s go paleo

Paleo diet

7/27/16: Arthur Godfrey and Friends:

Arthur Godfrey and friends

(old-fashioned) donut sticks

7/29/16: Naming names: the cocktail beat:

Naming names: the cocktail beat

many cocktails and their playful names

8/1/16: Cereal mascots:

Cereal mascots

many breakfast cereals, most with lots of sugar

8/3/16: Taking things literally:

Taking things literally

penny candy

8/9/16: Advances in the fast food world:

Advances in the fast food world

Burger King’s new Whopperrito

8/10/16: Violet-blue, white, and deep purple:

Violet-blue, white, and deep purple

angelica the flavoring

8/15/16: Gross and flying penguins, Barsotti and flying squirrels:

Gross and flying penguins, Barsotti and flying squirrels

frog legs

8/19/16: Pink motels, Cadillacs, etc. etc.:

Pink motels, Cadillacs, etc. etc.

Pink Pussy cocktails

8/19/16: Meatballs!:


8/31/16: On foot patrol, part 1:

On foot patrol, part 1

Sushirrito, Umami Burger

9/1/16: On foot patrol, part 2:

On foot patrol, part 2


9/2/16: Spot the error:

Spot the error

cooking lobster; Union Square Greenmarket

9/5/16: A Minneapolis fling:

A Minneapolis fling

bowling alley appetizers, including sliders; Little Debbie Pecan Spinwheels

9/12/16: The durian:

The durian

the plant and its fruit

9/18/16: Anniversaries:


50-year-old Armagnac

9/19/16: Horns:


Almond Horns, Mandelbrot

10/15/16: Zippy goes out to catch a bite:

Zippy goes out to catch a bite

donut shops; cane syrup and other sweeteners

10/17/16: More Zwicky postings:

More Zwicky postings

muesli; several kinds of cheese

10/21/16: Two flowering trees in Kyoto:

Two flowering trees in Kyoto

tea, Brazil nuts

10/27/16: Two poignant cartoons:

Two poignant cartoons

Kreemy Deelite soft-serve ice cream

10/31/16: Five vegetarian meals:

Five vegetarian meals

meatless but imitative of meat

11/2/16: Annals of musical instruments: two 20th-century inventions:

Annals of musical instruments: two 20th-century inventions

Bazooka bubble gum

11/8/16: Perverted tastes:

Perverted tastes

foods with Mediterranean associations, with aphrodisiac associations, of phallic appearance

11/17/16: No cigar:

No cigar

cartoon with asparagus spear, wiener, and banana aspiring to be cigars

11/19/16: Gluten log at the Bluebird Diner in Brooklyn:

Gluten log at the Bluebird Diner in Brooklyn

wheat gluten; seitan; vegetarian meat substitutes

11/20/16: The mazel tov cocktail:

The mazel tov cocktail

12/4/16: Twin Kings:

Twin Kings

Burger King Whopper ad

12/18/16: The Yule log:

The Yule log

4 Yule log cakes

12/20/16: It’s beginning to look a lot like Fishmas:

It’s beginning to look a lot like Fishmas


12/22/16: Edible adjectives:

Edible adjectives

descriptions on restaurant menus, etc.

12/23/16: Mac Daddy Santa:

Mac Daddy Santa

Mac Daddy restaurant in SF

12/23/16: Christmas dinner from the ’70s:

Christmas dinner from the ’70s

an assortment of vintage foods

12/26/16: Chocolate Santa, and more:

Chocolate Santa, and more

chocolate Santa candies

12/26/16: What’s seasonal, round, white, and has berries on top?:
pavlova (cake), (Japanese) Christmas cake; other seasonal foods

1/6/17: mi krop:

mi krop

1/15/17: Mathematical Principles of Natural Fig Snacks:

Mathematical Principles of Natural Fig Snacks

Fig Newtons

1/22/17: Poppin’ Fresh in a pink dress:

Poppin’ Fresh in a pink dress

Pillsbury products, cupcakes, Lay’s Potato Chips, saucissons

1/31/17: fudge:


fudge, brownies

2/1/17: fudge II:

fudge II

more fudge

2/5/17: Pop food edifice:

Pop food edifice

cocktail meatballs, chili, sliders, hot wings, Chex, Chex Mix, Chex Muddy Buddies / Puppy Chow, jalapeño peppers, jalapeño poppers / armadillo eggs, Atomic Buffalo Turds, Jalitos, Cheese Doodles, Cheetos, Doritos, meze and other small dishes

2/7/17: finger foods:

finger foods

the FINGER-FOOD category in western culture

2/8/17: More holiday food:

More holiday food

blini for Maslenitsa

2/15/17: The news for penguins and, oh yes, penises:

The news for penguins and, oh yes, penises

chocolate cupcake; HP sauce; restaurant

2/23/17: Morning: spanakopita:

Morning: spanakopita

spanakopita, baklava, phyllo, puff pastry

2/24/17: Morning: La Salade Imaginaire:

Morning: La Salade Imaginaire

salade niçoise, île flottante, Romanée-Conti

2/25/17: Posole verde with chicken:

Posole verde with chicken

posole, hominy, tomatillos, cilantro

2/26/17: More piggery:

More piggery

food-enthusiast snowclone X pig: ice cream pig, cheese pig, sushi pig, pizza pig

3/5/17: Body works, Part II: Mytilid Matters:

Body works, Part II: Mytilid Matters


3/7/17: Mixing it up:

Mixing it up

vinaigrette; emulsions

3/10/17: Friday cartoon 2: Remembrance of mustard past:

Friday cartoon 2: Remembrance of Mustard Past

Dijon mustard

3/13/17: The (groan) burgers of Calais:

The (groan) burgers of Calais

hamburgers, in France and in Maine

3/13/17: Culinary linguistics:

Culinary linguistics

the 2013 book Culinary Linguistics

3/14/17: Pop, ejaculated the weasel:

Pop, ejaculated the weasel

papas con chorizo

3/26/17: On the boulevard of broken dreams with Kip Noll:

On the boulevard of broken dreams with Kip Noll

roasts in Sepúlveda, Spain

3/29/17: Another phenomenally bad idea:

Another phenomenally bad idea

sweet and savory food; dessert hummus; combinations of sweet and savory; dipspread, crepetilla

4/2/17: National PB&J Day:

National PB&J Day

peanut butter and jelly sandwiches

4/4/17: Quick, Bruce, the blat!:

Quick, Bruce, the blat!

Blatz Beer

4/10/17: Uneasy lies the head:

Uneasy lies the head

fugu from pufferfish

4/14/17: Passover minestrone:

Passover minestrone

minestrone, “minestra dayenu”

4/16/17: Peeps milk:

Peeps milk

Peeps, flavored milks, eggnog, Red Velvet Cake, pumpkin spice, snickerdoodles

4/21/17: Seahorse on a stick, GBF, and the Describe-A-Muffin Task:

Seahorse on a stick, GBF, and the Describe-A-Muffin Task

deep-fried seahorses and other sea creatures on a stick, in Beijing street food

4/24/17: Is that Paschal Peep in your pouch?:

Is that a Paschal Peep in your pouch?


4/28/17: Friday word play in the comics:

Friday word play in the comics

moo goo gai pan

4/29/17: Camembert Day:

Camembert Day

camembert cheese (and brie)

5/4/17: Closets:


James Beard on food

5/5/17: Four Days in May:

Four Days in May

food for Cinco de Mayo

5/5/17: blue jack:

blue jack

Marbleu cheese

5/10/17: The Z with the ‘za:

The Z with the ‘za

Zume robot pizza trucks

5/10/17: Regional potato chips:

Regional potato chips

5/11/17: The news for food, 5/11/17:

The news for food, 5/11/17

pizza (with mini pizza topping); camo cheese (mostly gouda), ice cream, cheescake

5/15/17: Reading in the ’50s:

Reading in the ’50s

Crystal Restaurant in Reading PA

5/17/17: Red hots, getcher red hots!:

Red hots, getcher red hots here!

hot dogs, fruit skewers

5/19/17: Play with your hot dogs:

Play with your hot dogs

five Pinterest postings on hot dog creations

5/19/17: Special counsel appointed:

Special counsel appointed

semolina, elbow macaroni, macaroni and cheese

5/20/17: Squid Pro Quo:

Squid Pro Quo


5/20/17: X with some X on the side and some X poured on top:
diner food (meatloaf, grilled cheese sandwiches); burgers of several kinds, burgers + hot dogs

5/23/17: “Farley”, the dog said, “get me a slice”:

“Farley”, the dog said, “get me a slice”

pizza slices

5/25/17: Light, and sometimes mixed:

Light, and sometimes mixed

beers: American pale lager (Budweiser), light beers (Bud Light), British beers
beer cocktails; bomb shots / depth charges

5/25/17: Dog dogs:

Dog dogs

hot dog buns shaped like a dog’s head

5/26/17: Let slip the dogs of Japan:

Let slip the dogs of Japan

Japanese creatures made from hot dogs; Japadog chain in Vancouver

5/26/17: Food art: still lifes:

Food art: still lifes

5/30/17: Puzzles, castles, and cake:

Puzzles, castles, and cake

(jigsaw) puzzle food, the enoteca, Enoteca Pinchiotti in Florence and items on the menu there

6/3/17: Dad dogs:

Dad dogs

hot dogs for Fathers Day; gendered food

6/5/17: Not until you’ve fried it:

Not until you’ve fried it

Spam commercial

6/5/17: For the day:

For the day

lemongrass, Indian lime

6/10/17: It ended in a Mexican Caesar salad:

It ended in a Mexican Caesar salad

classic Caesar salad; Reposado’s Caesar salad; pepitas, Cotija cheese, queso añejo

6/18/17: Three days in one:

Three days in one

tepache; foodie Fathers Day gifts

6/20/17: News for cacti and succulents 6/20/17:

News for cacti and succulents 6/20/17

cakes and cupcakes made to resemble cacti and succulents

6/27/17: Scalarity on the menu:

Scalarity on the menu

spiciness/hotness of food

6/30/17: Annals of spiciness:

Annals of spiciness

spiciness of food at an Indian restaurant in Germany

7/3/17: Getting the comic:

Getting the comic

French onion dip

7/6/17: Coconuts and Trumpets:

Coconuts and Trumpets

Coconuts restaurant in Palo Alto, Trumpets in Washington DC

7/6/17: Chast, Haefeli, Kaplan:

Chast, Haefeli, Kaplan

hot dogs (in Chast)

7/9/17: Ruthie copes: Moses and the doggie bad:

Ruthie copes: Moses and the doggie bag

leftovers, chop suey, doggie / doggy bag, oyster pail, takeout / take-out, clamshell containers

7/13/17: pretzel dog:

pretzel dog

pretzel dogs (from Sonic and Auntie Anne’s), pizza dogs; pretzels, soft and hard

7/14/17: Wonder Woman gets Milk Duds at the Charcoal Pit

Wonder Woman gets Milk Duds at the Charcoal Pit

original Charcoal Pit in Wilmington DE; Milk Duds candy

7/18/17: POP with Poe:

POP with Poe

po’ boy sandwiches

7/20/17: Ovaltine mornings:

Ovaltine mornings


7/23/17: A hot dog foodmanteau:

A hot dog foodmanteau

quesadogas (and hotdog quesadillas)

7/25/17: From Tex-Mex to naked rugby:

From Tex-Mex to naked rugby

Chuy’s restaurants

7/27/17: Musical synchronicity:

Musical synchronicity


8/1/17: Skangy Spanish hot dogs:

Slangy Spanish hot dogs

Spanish slang for hot dogs; spud dogs

8/2/17: Annals of sweetness:

Annals of sweetness

Minute Maid Premium Fruit Punch

8/5/17: The clean-gasm:

The clean-gasm

web tv food show Foodgasm

8/6/17: Words as weapons, images as ideas:

Words as weapons, images as ideas

preserving food, conserving food, growing food

8/8/17: Who was that masked Pinhead?:

Who was that masked Pinhead?

Carvel, Dairy Queen, A&W

8/9/17: Further adventures in cartoon understanding:

Further adventures in cartoon understanding

#2 cocktail olives and cocktail picks

8/10/17: All the /do/s:

All the /do/s

cookie dough

8/14/17: Two European estates in America:

Two European estates in America

chocolate and wine from Castello di Amorosa

8/14/17: Combos:


peanut butter, grape jelly, pb&j sandwiches, etc.

8/17/17: Skinless wieners:

Skinless wieners

skinless wieners from the Visking/Viskase Corp.; terms for hotdogs

8/19/17: lucanicophilia, peniphilia, and all that:

lucanicophilia, peniphilia, and all that

love of sausages; Nuremberg sausages

8/20/17: Pouring it on:

Pouring it on

Bosco chocolate syrup

8/22/17: The FaSoLa Cafe:

The FaSoLa Cafe

in Narita Airport; Japanese-style pizza

8/22/17: Dipspreads in the 60s:

Dipspreads in the 60s

dipspreads, plus the Daisy Mae cocktail and Tipsy Parson dessert

8/25/17: Revisiting 3: dirty dogs:

Revisiting 3: dirty dogs

suggestive hot dogs, many of them (Cheesy Sloppy Hot Dogs, e.g.)

8/25/17: Sago palms:

Sago palms

cycad sago (and palm sago and tapioca)

8/27/17: Turkey Perky Jerky:

Turkey Perky Jerky

… and Ducktrap River of Maine Lemon Pepper & Garlic Smoked Fillet Trout

8/30/17: Pennsylvania Dutch Country:

Pennsylvania Dutch country

New Pennsylvania Dutch Cook Book

9/1/17: On the food watch: iguanas:

On the food watch: iguanas

iguana meat; restaurants named Iguana / Iguanas / Iguana’s

9/1/17: On the food watch: Texas fried:

On the food watch: Texas fried

award-winning Funnel Cake Bacon Queso Burger; funnel cake and its antecedents; Pennsylvania Dutch cooking; the piston or confectionary funnel

9/5/17: Where is Gilroy?:

Where is Gilroy?

Pepper Plant hot sauces

9/5/17: Obsolete technologies and middle verbs:

Obsolete technologies and middle verbs

beef stifado

9/8/17: Irmas:


Irma S. Rombauer’s The Joy of Cooking

9/8/17: Dinners at Beaumont Rd., 1969-1973:

Dinners at Beaumont Rd., 1969-1973

meal notebook for these four years; first two special dinners in the new house, plus three AMZ birthday dinners (all involving lamb); crown roast of lamb; Chocolate Chantilly; noisettes of lamb; chiffonade soup, spinach and lima bean soup; spinach and watercress soup; Israeli rice

9/12/17: Three years of Xmas sweets:

Three years of Xmas sweets

candies and cookies for Christmas festivities: 1980, 1982, 1983; the Pooh Cook Book (1969)

9/16/17: Steak bombs:

Steak bombs

steak bombs (and Philly cheesesteaks), Da’ Bomb hot sauce

9/17/17: Hot Lips:

Hot Lips

Hot Lips Pizza in Portland OR

9/19/17: I like pork butts and I cannot lie:

I like pig butts and I cannot lie

pork butt; pulled pork; Dan Gordon’s

9/21/17: Briefly 9/21/17: prawn corndogs:

Briefly 9/21/17: prawn corndogs

9/26/17: Black bread and pickled herring:

Black bread and pickled herring

9/28/17: From marbles and barbats to challah:

From marbles and barbats to challah

diner food; Greek-American food; challah

10/2/17: One-hit grinders:

One-hit grinders


10/6/17: Noodling with formulaic language:

Noodling with formulaic language


10/9/17: Focus on the dal:

Focus on the dal

lentils; dal

10/13/17: Traveling around with Zippy:

Traveling around with Zippy

Tropic Treat in Hanover PA; Justin Time diner in Meriden CT; McDonald’s

10/13/17:Political wagyu:

Political wagyu

wagyu beef

10/15/17: Lilyturf, bronze pin heads, and ungrammatical yucca:

Lilyturf, bronze pin heads, and ungrammatical yucca

restaurant Yucca de Lac (fusion-Cantonese)

10/17/17: Mahonia, Berberis, Ilex:

Mahonia, Berberis, Ilex

edible berries from these genera

10/20/17: A processed food flavor:

A processed food flavor

pumpkin pie, pumpkin spice, lamb spice

10/21/17: A portmantriple:

A portmantriple

Crapola granola

10/25/17: Revisiting 10: Dare, sweet spice:

Revisiting 10: Dare, sweet spice

pumpkin spice, mixed spice, sweet spice; creme sandwich cookies; Canadian Whippets

10/28/17: Japanese clam congee:

Japanese clam congee

congee, Cento white clam sauce, furikake seasoning

10/29/17: March of the rainbow mixers:

March of the rainbow mixers

devices for food preparation: stand mixers, hand mixers, egg beaters

10/30/17: Zipparchitecture on two coasts:

Zipparchitecture on two coasts

Carvel soft-serve ice cream

10/31/17: Mellowcreme pumpkins:

Mellowcreme pumpkins

mellowcreme pumpkins, candy corn, sugar skull candy

11/3/17: On the pickle watch:

On the pickle watch

Mr. Pickle’s Sandwich Shop, and other pickle matters

11/5/17: In a bun, in a bun!:

In a bun, in a bun!

baked goods, bun, roll, loaf

11/5/17: Attenuative morphology:

Attenuative morphology

farfalle pasta

11/11/17: At the Little Tavern in Laurel:

At the Little Tavern in Laurel

Little Tavern shops, Laurel Tavern Donuts, sliders, donuts, taverns

11/11/17: Rice pudding in the land of quilted steel:

Rice pudding in the land of quilted steel

rice pudding, diner pie

11/12/17: Food rebellion:

Food rebellion

rice pudding, broccoli, spinach; children’s dislikes in food

11/12/17: This week’s news for pickles

This week’s news for pickles

11/13/17: Environmentally responsible derivation:

Environmentally responsible derivation

to sustainably source foodstuffs

11/16/17: Revisiting 12: chop salad:

Revisiting 12: chop salad

types of salad; chopped salad; Chef Palomino’s restaurants

11/18/17: Fruity Fruit Froot:

Fruity Fruit Froot

various breakfast cereals, pancakes, candy, chewing gum

11/19/17: Three news bulletins for penguins:

Three news bulletins for penguins

marzipan penguins; spinning penguin cake

11/23/17: Two Thanksgiving meals:

Two Thanksgiving meals

vermicelli Singapore-style; Taco Bell Thanksgiving celebration, including turkeritos

11/24/17: The pun within the pun:

The pun within the pun

Gallo wines; Bordeaux wines

11/26/17: Guess I’ll go ea worms:

Guess I’ll go eat worms

rice vermicelli, bean thread, and (wheat string) pastas

11/30/17: Two memic moments:

Two memic moments

bento box in cartoon (#2), from restaurants (#4)

12/1/17: Maple Donuts, coffee shops, and unapologetic identities

Maple Donuts, coffee shops, and unapologetic identities

donuts; coffee shop, cafe, and diner fare

12/2/17: Two and a cover:

Two and a cover

Guides Michelin

12/2/17: Another ship reaches port:

Another ship reaches port


12/4/17: I say it’s yucky, and I say the hell with it:

I say it sounds yucky, and I say the hell with it

food aversions; tortellini and tortelloni

12/6/17: 100 years of independence:

100 years of independence

Lakka, cloudberries; Finlandia vodka and other grain vodkas

12/6/17: Revisiting 14: belly buttons:

Revisiting 14: belly buttons

tortellini/tortelloni as symbols

12/9/17: Another Arnold Zwicky, and several Arnold near-Zwickys:

Another Arnold Zwicky, and several Arnold near-Zwickys

restaurant Zwickl in Munich’s Viktualianmarkt; Zwickelbier

12/9/17: poach egg:

poach egg

poached egg salad, lefse

12/17/17: Xmas follies 2017: the food:

Xmas follies 2017: the food

holiday compositions of brie and gummi bears (and dried and candied fruits, rosemary and dill sprigs; Boar’s Head company

12/21/17: The flying bucket on Sepulveda:

The flying bucket on Sepulveda

Dinah’s Family Restaurant (fried chicken) on Sepulveda Blvd. in LA

12/22/17: Memory and the power of diner food:

Memory and the power of diner food

diner food, madeleines

12/24/17: Salisbury NC 60, 70 years ago:

Salisbury NC 60, 70 years ago

Cheerwine (soda)

12/31/17: News for penguins, penises, and Totoro:

News for penguins, penises, and Totoro

Linzertorte, Linzer cookies

1/3/18: A mystery cookie Zwicky:

A mystery cookie Zwicky

two elaborate New Year cookies; the Cookie Connection community

1/4/18: Two puns for Thursday:

Two puns for Thursday

muesli and granola

1/6/18: But that’s not I nor you:

But that’s not I nor you

#4 menu for a 1909 school reunion banquet

1/6/18: This week’s terrible literary food pun:

This week’s terrible literary food pun

ham on rye sandwiches

1/8/18: Another visit to Felicia’s:

Another visit to Felicia’s

Chicken Verdicchio

1/9/18: The clowns of death and the frogs of Wellsboro:

The clowns of death and the frogs of Wellsboro

food at the Frog Hut in Wellsboro PA (including frogs’ legs)

1/15/18: Attack of the custardy torus:

Attack of the custardy torus

Happy Donuts in Palo Alto

1/24/18: This week’s stellar typo:

This week’s stellar typo

pear brandy, pear liqueur, pear cider

1/30/18: Zippy returns to Cranston RI:

Zippy returns to Cranston RI

RI-style weiners ‘wieners’

2/9/18: Mary Jane comes to Palo Alto:

Mary Jane comes to Palo Alto

Dungeness crab; cocktails infused with cannabidiol

2/11/18: Briefly: edible trochaic tetrameter:

Briefly: edible trochaic tetrameter

three meat crock pot cowboy beans

2/13/18: Up in every way:

Up in every way

soft drink Mountain Dew

2/15/18: This week’s musical food toy pun:

This week’s musical food toy pun

Oreo cookies

2/21/18: Adventures in alcohol:

Adventures in alcohol

drinks: the Purple Fuck, German Gockelsperma

2/22/18: There otter be a law:

There otter be a law

piña colada

2/23/18: Lexical adventures in the Sacred Harp:

Lexical adventures in the Sacred Harp

the drink Krambambuli

2/27/18: Retro chic</strong:

Retro chic

menu at the Eveready Diner in Hyde Park NY

3/3/18: Familiar cartoon themes: Waldo and sugar boms:

Familiar cartoon themes: Waldo and sugar bombs

sugary cereals

3/9/18: Totorons:


Totoro macarons, Totoro black sesame chiffon cake

3/13/18: Zane Grills:

Zane Grills

grilled food; Zane’s Restaurant in Hermosa Beach CA; hot pockets, homemade and commercial Hot Pockets

3/14/18: Pi Day 2018:

Pi Day 2018

pie for Pi Day

3/15/18: I wandered lonely as a pork cloud:

I wandered lonely as a pork cloud

Pork Cloud as trade name for chicharrones, (fried) pork rinds

3/15/18: It’s hard, ain’t it hard:

It’s hard, ain’t it hard

Henry’s Hard Soda

3/15/18: Cumshots from muscle daddies:

Cumshots from muscle daddies

Cum Shot cocktail and its variants

3/18/18: Irish loco moco with eggs:

Irish loco moco with eggs

(Hawaiian) loco moco and this St. Patrick’s Day variant

3/18/18: Adam Hillman: rainbows and food:

Adam Hillman: rainbows and food

Hillman’s food art

3/20/18: You want beer with that pork cloud?:

You want beer with that pork cloud?

pairings of beers with various flavors of Pork Cloud

3/21/18: The subway cartoon:

The subway cartoon

subs from Subway

3/24/18: Three Saturday lingtoons:

Three Saturday lingtoons

the fishwich

3/26/18: The Caesar cocktail:

The Caesar cocktail

3/26/18: picadillo:


picadillo as taco filling and as stew; masa harina; tortilla presses

3/28/18: The pisco sour:

The pisco sour

and the brandy pisco; and the whiskey sour

3/30/18: Pride Time #5: On Barceloneta beach:

Pride Time #5: on Barceloneta beach

coca Sant Joan

4/1/18: Easter Fool’s:

Easter Fool’s

2 April Fool’s pranks: from Burger King, Coca-Cola

4/1/18: Two Easter cartoons:

Two Easter cartoons

Pillsbury biscuits, matzos

4/1/18: Know Your Menu:

Know Your Menu

food shapes; menus

4/10/18: Two cartoons from friends:

Two cartoons from friends

cream pies, lemon meringue pie

4/12/18: chicken fried chicken:

chicken fried chicken

chicken fried steak, Southern fried chicken, chicken fried chicken (with other names)

4/12/18: Green wieners:

Green wieners

popper dogs, jalapeño poppers

4/13/18: Tomato mayonnaise:

Tomato mayonnaise

Heinz Mayochup and other tomato mayo sauces or dressings

4/19/18: On the food and drink beat:

On the food and drink beat

cotton candy burritos; the Slippery Panties cocktail

4/20/18: FoosChicken:


rotisserie chicken

4/22/18: The novelist in the fortune cookie:

The novelist in the fortune cookie

fortune cookies

4/23/18: A war of initialism:

A war of initialism


4/24/18: POP POP:
syrups to make pop / sodas

4/27/18: Another quick cartoon comprehension quiz:

Another quick cartoon comprehension quiz

Little Caesars Pizza, Manwich

4/27/18: Don’t deny your cravings:

Don’t deny your cravings


4/28/18: Another portmanrito:

Another portmanrito

Protein Bar-ritos

4/29/18: All the dessert world is not either cake or pie:

All the dessert world is not either cake or pie

cake, pie, clafoutis, flan

4/30/18: Food news in the neighborhood:

Food news in the neighborhood

closing of La Morenita (Mexican), opening of Taverna (Greek), opening of Bevri (Georgian)

5/1/18: Song for the day: rabbit rabbit rabbit:

Song for the day: rabbit rabbit rabbit

pink maypole cake, mayonnaise

5/1/18: Stanford Arizona IV:

Stanford Arizona IV

mesquite-smoked food

5/3/18: CAKE-PIE II:


cake, pie, fruit pizza, pizza, pizza dolce / Italian cheesecake, cheesecake, deep-dish pizza, spanakopita, pizza blanca, meat pies

5/5/18: Mayotoon:


American-Mexican food for Cinco de Mayo; mayonnaise

5/7/18: More restaurant news:

More restaurant news

closing of Opa! Greek restaurant in Palo Alto (and of Miyake sushi bar before it)

5/10/18: Another fusirrito:

Another fusirrito

chicken tikka masala and the tikka masala burrito

5/13/18: Gay butterflies:

Gay butterflies

farfalle and related pastas

5/16/18: There oughta be a word:

There oughta be a word

clafoutis and an invented verb clafouter

5/19/18: Rolling pin:

Rolling pin

the kitchen utensil

5/20/18: The egg patrol: plastic to porcelain:

The egg patrol: plastic to porcelain

egg cookers / coddlers

5/22/18: (I just) can’t stop (it):

(I just) can’t stop (it)

Lay’s Potato Chips, Nacho Cheese Doritos

5/29/18: Chez Le Fourmilier:

Chez Le Fourmilier

lobster tanks in restaurants

5/29/18: The things that a Dingburger needs:

The things that a Dingburger needs

pork brains

6/3/18: The rose and the flames:

The rose and the flames

#6 flaming cupcakes for Pentecost

6/8/18: The possessed and the damned gather over cheese dip:

The possessed and the damned gather over cheese dip

Velveeta; chile con queso

6/10/18: Rainbow moments:

Rainbow moments

at The Melt: rainbow grilled cheese sandwiches; fancy mac ‘n’ cheese; mac ‘n’ cheese in a grilled sandwich

6/12/18: Another moment between Parody and Pastiche with Raymond Zippandler:

Another moment between Parody and Pastiche with Raymond Zippandler

Drake’s Cakes, in particular Devil Dogs

6/14/18: Midnight in Cuba:

Midnight in Cuba

sandwiches: medianoche, Cubano; breads; restaurants: Jose’s Caribbean in Palo Alto, La Bodeguita del Medio in Havana and Palo Alto

6/15/18: Background foods and food discoveries:

Background foods and food discoveries

Anthony Bourdain, vichyssoise, Mom Chaffe’s Cellarette in West Rading PA, the Crystal Palace Hot Wiener Shop in Reading, Coney Island hot dogs

6/17/18: Why? Why?:

Why? Why?

pigs in a blanket; weave of hot dogs and French bread

6/19/18: Return to the E. Zwicky grain mill:

Return to the E. Zwicky grain mill

Zwicky muesli

6/20/18: Annals of appalling food:

Annals of appalling food

chicken fried bacon (and chicken fried steak, chicken fried chicken)

6/20/18: The cheese of my forebears:

The cheese of my forebears

cheeses of Switzerland, Schabziger / Sap Sago cheese, fenugreek and blue fenugreek in cooking

6/23/18: Return to the Amherst Diner in Winchester VA:

Return to the Amherst Diner in Winchester VA

country ham

6/23/18: A pixelated morning:

A pixelated morning

penis cake

6/23/18: Four things for Pride:

Four things for Pride

rainbow cupcakes, rainbow sushi rolls

6/26/18: Hydrangeal matters:

Hydrangeal matters

hydrangea cakes

6/27/18: Swiss spin-off: Züricher Geschnetzeltes:

Swiss spin-off: Züricher Geschnetzeltes

or émincé de veau zurichoise

6/30/18: Characters 2: Perry the Platypus:

Characters 2: Perry the Platypus

#4 Perry fondant cake

7/1/18: Ethmoid morning:

Ethmoid morning


7/3/18: Annals of edibilia: Hissing Cockroach, Severed Genitals:

Annals of edibilia: Hissing Cockroach, Severed Genitals

Deviant Desserts cakes #1-2, #4-6; poop food #8-10; soft-serve ice cream #11

7/4/18: Sticks and cubes:

Sticks and cubes

sticks/cubes of butter

7/5/18: mirepoix:


the flavor base

7/6/18: Food and sex for the 4th:

Food and sex for the 4th

watermelon, Rice Krispies watermelons, pigs in ponchos, July 4th watermelon bowls, Hostess snack cakes for the 4th

7/10/18: Swiss cheese isn’t Swiss:

Swiss cheese isn’t Swiss

Swiss cheese, American cheese

7/13/18: Swiss steak:

Swiss steak

and pot roast of beef, boeuf à la mode; pounding/tenderizing, braising; meat mallets, Dutch ovens

7/15/18: Braised short ribs with Swiss chard, and the Swiss Hotel:

Braised short ribs with Swiss chard, and the Swiss Hotel

braised short ribs with Swiss chard (three recipes); Swiss steak; polenta; horseradish cream; the Swiss Hotel in Sonoma CA

7/16/18: 19th-century Swiss steak:

19th-century Swiss steak

late 19th-century recipes for Swiss steak; 9 components of the dish; wine-growing in southeastern Indiana; in Vevey, Switzerland: the Nestlé Co., the winegrowers’ association, and the Alimentarium (a museum of food); expression cube(d) steak

7/17/18: Charlotte:


the dessert charlotte

7/17/18: Chard semantics, chard art, and chard food:

Chard semantics, chard art, and chard food

Romansh-area specialty capuns; white bean and Swiss chard stew

7/18/18: Avoid needless menu words:

Avoid needless menu words

Swiss ‘Swiss cheese’; Swiss burgers; Swiss eggs; foods à la Suisse; Gruyère cheese

7/20/18: Bewitched, bothered, and bedeviled:

Bewitched, bothered, and bedeviled

devil(l)ed eggs; other deviled food

7/23/18: furūtsu sando:

furūtsu sando

Japanese sando ‘sandwich’: fruit sandwich; pork cutlet sandwich; egg sandwich; wagyu beef sandwich

7/24/18: Hybrid referent, portmanteau name:

Hybrid referent, portmanteau name

prumble ‘plum crumble’

7/26/18: Nacho flies are back:

Nacho flies are back

cheese fries; nachos; Taco Bell Nacho Cheese, Nacho Fries

7/28/18: The ants are my friends?:

The ants are my friends?

Philadelphia Cream Cheese

7/28/18: Local news: weather and food:

Local news: weather and food

mushroom barley soup/stew; barley in food and drink

7/28/18: Rainbow pasta:

Rainbow pasta

rainbow-colored pastas of many types

7/30/18: Mud, shit, and chocolate:

Mud, shit, and chocolate

Mississippi Mud beer, Blue Bunny Mississippi Mud Sandwich, (Mississippi) mud pie

8/3/18: Ruthie and the language of doughnuts:

Ruthie and the language of doughnuts

FSD (deep-Fried Sweet Dough) foods; American doughnuts, their variants, their history; varieties of similar foods throughout Europe

8/4/18: Creams:


Liverpool dessert shop Creams

8/8/18: The Gay Village, Swiss Chalet, poutine:

The Gay Village, Swiss Chalet, poutine

Canadian restaurant chain Swiss Chalet; poutine and cheese curds; Montreal chain Poutineville; Rick’s Swiss Chalet restaurant in Palo Alto

8/10/18: Les poutineurs de Montréal:

Les poutineurs de Montréal

on poutine variants; Montréal restaurants Dilallo Burger, Le Resto du Village, Poutine la Banquise, Cora; squeaky cheese curds

8/12/18: Why choose when you can have both?:

Why choose when you can have both?

grilled cheese hot dogs; jambalaya poutine and gumbo poutine; starch-on-starch dishes (chip butty, crisp sandwich, chips on toast with baked beans); hybrid foods, companion foods

8/13/18: The nacho cart:

The nacho cart

dessert cart, nacho cart, taco truck

8/16/18: Lantana on the trail:

Lantana on the trail

Lantana montevidensis, L. camara, Ipomoea lobata, Calibrachoa; “Spanish flag” plants; climbing rose ‘Spanish Fag Duo’

8/16/18: Annals of Aussie fast-food excess:

Annals of Aussie fast-food excess

double cheeseburger pie

8/23/18: Late summer food:

Late summer food

pesto recipe

8/27/18: The Three Marcos, The Three Marcusites:

The Three Marcos, the Three Marcusites

food of the Marches region of Italy; chicken Verdicchio

8/28/18: Annals of appalling food, dessert division:

Annals of appalling food, dessert division

Twix Apple Fluff Salad; Bolcomb’s “Lime Jello Marshmallow Cottage Cheese Surprise”; Twix candy bars

8/30/18: Mandarin orange at the Malamute Saloon:

Mandarin orange at the Malamute Saloon

canned Mandarin orange sections

9/1/18: Subscendence by sugar bomb:

Subscendence by sugar bomb

Calvin and Hobbes strips on sugary cereals

9/6/18: Three bulletins:

Three bulletins

#1 Ménage à Trois wines

9/12/18: toro katsu and more:

toro katsu and more

Japanese food: katsu, esp. toro katsu; tonkatsu sauce; Sriracha sauce, Sriracha mayonnaise, Japanese mayonnaise

9/14/18: Fruit cream tarts, one with pansy:

Fruit cream tarts, one with pansy

tarts, pastry cream, custard

9/14/18: News for penises: images, accidental and intentional:

News for penises: images, accidental and intentional

Limoncello liqueur, grappa

9/17/18: Mornings in Greece and Rome:

Mornings in Greece and Rome

mavrodaphne, the Greek dessert wine; Achaia Clauss winery

9/18/18: La décolletagiste dans la cuisine:

La décolletagiste dans la cuisine

Thai soy-garlic fried ribs

9/24/18: Sleep on, harvest moon:

Sleep on, harvest moon

mooncakes and fruits for Mid-Autumn Festival; citron fruits for Sukkot

9/27/18: Mike Lynch:

Mike Lynch

pumpkin pie

9/30/18: Angerland in Cambridgeport:

Angerland in Cambridgeport

NECCO; and Necco Wafers

10/9/18: Fruit bars:

Fruit bars

lemon bars / squares, apricot bars / squares / cookies

10/9/18: Figgyclamshells:

Figgy clamshells

black figs in a specially designed clamshell case

10/13/18: Chic peas and more:

Chic peas and more

chickpeas / chic peas, cipollini onions, smoked pork, prunes / dried plums / dehydrated plums, prune plums, red rice (red-hulled rice, Mexican red rice)

10/17/18: PUMP!ing it up:

PUMP!ing it up

Popsicles, including Creamsicles and Fudgsicles

10/23/18: Taffy was a Turk:

Taffy was a Turk

Bonomo Turkish Taffy

10/27/18: The holidays of our lives:

The holidays of our lives

pumpkin pie, pumpkin bars, pumpkin bread; mincemeat

10/28/18: Another food holiday:

Another food holiday

National Chocolate Day (10/28); Mississippi mud pie; Death by Chocolate

10/29/18: 63 years of green beans, mushroom soup, and fried onions:

63 years of green beans, mushroom soup, and fried onions

green bean casserole for Thanksgiving; its inventor, Dorcas Reilly; Campbell’s Cream of Mushroom soup; test kitchens; French’s Crispy Fried Onions; the French’s company

10/30/18: Annals of appalling trifles:

Annals of appalling trifles

Snickers Trifle and other astounding trifles on Pinterest

11/1/18: Sweet stuff:

Sweet stuff

Trix Fruity Shapes; cotton candy; gin; NYT Magazine Candy Issue; liquorice Allsorts

11/3/18: News for pumpkins: art and science:

News for pumpkins: art and science

evolution of pumpkins than can be eaten by humans

11/4/18: Panda Puffs and Fruity Pandas:

Panda Puffs and Fruity Pandas

cereals from EnviroKidz and Wild Kratts

11/6/18: Halloween detritus:

Halloween detritus

Zombie Boogers snack (colored, flavored popcorn)

11/15/18: Bite me, Count Bendix!:

Bite me, Count Bendix!

Monte Cristo sandwich, croque-monsieur sandwich

11/19/18: Revisiting 23: now with berries and cherries:

Revisiting 22: now with berries and cherries

variations on Monique Transue’s apricot squares / crisp cookies with other dried fruits

11/22/18: Giving thanks with Roz Chast:

Giving thanks with Roz Chast

Thanksgiving meals; compendium of postings on Thanksgiving foods; menus for Thanksgiving 1969 and 1970

11/24/18: Rainbow shopping days:

Rainbow shopping days

rainbow stainess steel flatware

11/25/18: Tea-tag aphorisms:

Tea-tag aphorisms

Yogi Green Tea Kombucha, Chinese fortune cookies

11/26/18: croquet monsieur:

croquet monsieur

croque-monsieur and -madame, croquette; serveries

11/27/18: Put an egg on it:

Put an egg on it

croque-madame; Schnitzel à la Holstein; Eggs Benedict; bibimbap; 19 dishes with a fried egg on top; Restaurant Bor(s)chardt in Berlin

11/30/18: Climax Jerky:

Climax Jerky

Climax Jerky Dillon CO

12/2/18: Nur in der Schweiz:

Nur in der Schweiz

McRaclette (sandwich) at McDonald’s Switzerland, also McBretzel (sandwich); raclette, Bündnerfleisch

12/2/18: Annals of everyday objects: the garlic press:

Annals of everyday objects: the garlic press

with a list of some postings on kitchen utensils and gadgets

12/4/18: A Picardy morning:

A Picardy morning

Picard specalties

12/6/18: O happy day! Annals of hypallage 2018:

O happy day! Annals of hypallage 2018

food-source hypallages

12/10/18: Grass-fed beef:

Grass-fed beef

force-feeding waterfowl for food; food-source hypallage

12/10/18: Understanding Bizarro:

Understanding Bizarro

fine dining; the sommelier, or wine steward

12/12/18: Meaty faggots:

Meaty faggots

British (mostly pork) faggots

12/12/18: Cartoon cereals:

Cartoon cereals

Zits cartoon with an all-purpose breakfast cereal

12/12/18: Song of the season:

Song of the season

stir-fry for Advent, sauté for St. Lucy’s Day

12/15/18: Yoo-hoo, Aargau!:

Yoo-hoo, Aargau!

Yoo-hoo the drink, egg creams, various related beverages, the Swiss soft drink Rivella

12/16/18: Four Swiss rolls:

Four Swiss rolls

cake roulades (Swiss rolls, jelly rolls, bûches de Noël), Swiss breads, roll-ups (bread roulades)

12/18/18: The Swiss diaspora: Steinlen in Montmartre:

The Swiss diaspora: Steinlen in Montmartre

#3 pasteurized milk

12/19/18: On the international waffle patrol:

On the international waffle patrol

Israeli Belgian falafel waffles, Swiss waffles (with fondue topping) in NYC, Swiss waffles (with confectionery, esp. chocolate, toppings) in Mumbai

12/24/18: Peppernut Day:

Peppernut Day


12/25/18: O croquembouche, my croquembouche:

O croquembouche, my croquembouche

classic croquembouche and a cheesy variant

12/26/18: Annals of everyday objects: Anchor ovenware:

Annals of everyday objects: Anchor ovenware

Anchor Hocking glassware; Monique Transue’s crunchy-chewy cookies

12/31/18: Rice and beans for New Year’s:

Rice and beans for New Year’s

Indian dals; brown rice; miso soup; lemons; Moros y Cristanos; Hoppin’ John; red beans and rice; gallo pinto

1/6/19: Annals of goofy cookwear:

Annals of goofy kitchenware

soup ladles in the form of Nessie (the Loch Ness Monster)

1/25/19: Crusty salmon shortcakes:

Crusty salmon shortcakes

Betty Crocker recipe from 1971

2/1/19: Gleaning:


2/3/19: Another family food holiday, and alternatives to it:

Another family food holiday, and alternatives to it

characteristic food for Super Bowl Sunday; (working-class) manfood

2/4/19: Cowboy casserole:

Cowboy casserole

range food, manfood, casseroles; 3 different cowboy casseroles

2/10/19: Gin and glassware:

Gin and glassware

Junipero gin; the Nick and Nora glass; the Glencairn glass

2/12/19: Annals of sweevory food: my Japanese Valentine:

Annals of sweevory food: my Japanese Valentine

chocolate ramen

2/27/19: Eat the sugar bomb for the beanie:

Eat the sugar bomb for the beanie

3 Calvin and Hobbes strips on sugary cereals for kids

3/2/19: fried chicken waffle Benedict:

fried chicken waffle Benedict

Benedicts of all kinds; calorie counts

3/3/19: Another hybrid food, no portmanteau name:

Another hybrid food, no portmanteau name

the Bagel Quiche (and other hybrid foods)

3/5/19: carnitas:


pulled pork, (pork) carnitas (and related dishes); Bill’s Diner in Palo Alto; chili con carne

3/18/19: Cum, sweat, and broccoli:

Cum, sweat, and broccoli

cumin roasted broccoli; cumin, black cumin, black seed; cum as or in food

3/22/19: Reubens, kale, and Cales:

Reubens, kale, and Cales

the kale Reuben, characteristics of a Reuben, ways to eat kale

3/29/19: Lilacs in California: Lavender Lady:

Lilacs in California: Lavender Lady

Lavender Lady cocktail

4/6/19:The trail mixer:

The trail mixer

trail mix

4/10/19: Crunching the festive rabbits:

Crunching the festive rabbits

Peeps, pickles

4/13/19: Fickle tart:

Fickle tart

Zuccini and Egg Tart with Fresh Herbs

4/16/19: If you can’t spell it, you can’t sell it!:

If you can’t spell it, you can’t sell it!

acai bowls, acai fruits, guarana syrup

4/17/19: The last Peepshow:

The last Peepshow

Peeps, other Easter food

4/18/19: Le Pingouin aux Parapluies Roses:

Le Pingouin aux Parapluies Roses

umbrella drinks

5/3/19: Fill me with chocolate cream:

Fill me with chocolate cream

McVitie’s Penguin biscuit bars (also Tim Tams)

5/5/19: Ariperro:


Japanese taiyaki, fish-shaped cakes

5/9/19: Annals of inadvertently cute creatures:

Annals of inadvertently cute creatures

the Golden Spike cocktail

5/16/19: Pooh’s honey pot:

Pooh’s honey pot


5/18/19: Ostentatiously playful allusions:

Ostentatiously playful allusions

Opa’s Smoked Meats; (flaming) saganaki

5/20/19: Annals of fruity goodness: the strawberry file:

Annals of fruity goodness: the strawberry file

fruits, vegetables as food types; strawberries, potatoes

5/25/19: Brenda the Civil Disobedience Penguin:

Brenda the Civil Disobedience Penguin

defilement by food

5/28/19: Semantics of compounds:

Semantics of compounds

stir-fried water spinach

5/29/19: On the dog food watch:

On the dog food watch

dog food

5/30/19: Wisely seasoned:

Wisely seasoned

chicken pot pie

6/1/19: Follow-up: magenta greens:

Follow-up: magenta greens

magenta spreen or tree spinach (Chenopodium giganteum), as green

6/2/19: Follow-up: BOOIESUZYKQHHHH:


stew bouyah, bouillon, bouillabaisse

6/4/19: perennial, evergreen, hardy:

perennial, evergreen, hardy

various food plants; mulberries, figs

6/5/19: The Chinese diner:

The Chinese diner

diner food; American-Chinese food; General Tso’s chicken

6/9/19: Lemon is the vanilla of Italian ices:

Lemon is the vanilla of Italian ices

ices (water ices, Italian ices) and related frozen confections; Strollo’s Italian Ice shop in Long Branch NJ

6/10/19: The Mememobile:

The Mememobile

ice cream trucks; soft serve

6/25/19: Torus! Torus! Torus!:

Torus! torus! torus!

toro sushi

6/29/19: A bit more reaping:

A bit more reaping

Finnegans Brim Reaper IPA

7/11/19: Three Pride moments:

Three Pride moments

the M&S GLBT sandwich (BLT + guacamole); the avocado as a vegetable that is botanically a fruit

7/12/19: The clown barber of Custard Street:

The clown barber of Custard Street

cream pie, custard pie

7/13/19: The Avocado Chronicles: 2 etymology and etymythology:

The Avocado Chronicles: 2 etymology and etymythology


7/14/19: Avocado Chronicles: 3 the chemical formula:

Avocado Chronicles: 3 the chemical formula

egg and avocado dishes

7/15/19: Avocado Chronicles: 4 avotoast:

Avocado Chronicles: 4 avotoast

avocados, guacamole, avocado toast

7/17/19: Avocado Chronicles: 5 California’s iconic food:

Avocado Chronicles: 5 California’s iconic food

on avocado dishes, esp. Calfornia roll

7/17/19: I do like bit of cowboy butter to my meat:

I do like a bit of cowboy butter to my meat

cowboy butter, cowboy casserole, cowboy rub, cream soda, Cowboy Cheese Bites

7/17/19: Avocado Chronicles: 6 on the beach:

Avocado Chronicles: 6 on the beach

hand whisk as a cooking tool

7/19/19: Choosing the words:

Choosing the words

zabaione / zabaglione

7/21/19: Penguins at the sushi bar:

Penguins at the sushi bar

Sushi Bi in Wellington NZ

7/27/19: Avocado Chronicles: 7 “eatable only as a salad”:

Avocado Chronicles: 7 “eatable only as a salad”


8/8/19: Annals of social learning:

Annals of social learning

Trix cereal

8/10/19: Cheeseburger mouse:

Cheeseburger mouse

cheeseburgers, mice and cheese

8/21/19: motss.con XXXII in Palo Alto:

motss.con XXXII in Palo Alto

meals during the .con: restaurant Evvia; picnic; Tai Pan dim sum; Peninsula Creamery breakfast; plus the chinese restaurant lazy Susan and Ming’s restaurant in Palo Alto

8/22/19: Sexy Dark Swiss:

Sexy Dark Swiss

Gutsii chocolate bars; Swiss chocolate; chocolate truffles, esp. Teuscher champagne truffles

8/24/19: News for penguins: cache and carry:

News for penguins: cache and carry

device for storing and cooking eggs

8/24/19: GG on an August morning:

GG on an August morning


8/28/19: Annals of category labels: food from a hole in the ground:

Annals of category labels: food from a hole in the ground

root vegetables; Whole Foods

8/28/19: with all the fixin’s:

with all the fixin’s

green salad; turkey with all the fixings; main ingredients vs. accompaniments; homey food vs. elegant food; beef Stroganoff

9/5/19: Revisiting 33: the ambiguity of the truffle:

Revisiting 33: the ambiguity of the truffle

truffles, both fungus and chocolate

9/7/19: Big sexy prime birthday gay ice cream:

Big sexy prime birthday gay ice cream

coffee ice cream; Big Gay Ice Cream, in many extraordinary flavors

9/8/19: Greetings:



9/18/19: The outrage of a new menu:

The outrage of a new menu

Zippy’s bizarre tastes in food (canned beets, Cool Whip, Valvoline)

9/21/19: Chocolate-covered amidst the statuary:

Chocolate-covered amidst the statuary

Valvo’s chocolates in Silver Lake NY; Rastus as mascot for Cream of Wheat cereal

9/24/19: In the cowboys’ locker room:

In the cowboys’ locker room

Spangles sweets / candy

10/9/19: Der Migros-Sprecher Gabriel Zwicky:

Der Migros-Sprecher Gabriel Zwicky

Migros supermarkets in Switzerland; sausages

10/14/19: Space Candy:

Space Candy

Space Candy sprinkles

10/15/19: Sharing your penguin:

Sharing your penguin

McVitie’s Penguin biscuits

10/15/19: The better body butter, with Whipped Shea Butter:

The better body butter, with Whipped Shea Butter

edible shea nuts

10/17/19: Complimentary bread:

Complimentary bread

complimentary bread, coffee, nuts; customs on serving and charging for food and drink

10/21/19: In an Indian pickle:

In an Indian pickle

Brooklyn Delhi tomato achaar and other products

10/27/19: The Potato Fried:

The Potato Fried

the (potato) peeler as kitchen tool

10/28/19: Fried pickles with ranch:

Fried pickles with ranch

fried pickles; ranch dressing; fried pickles with ranch as a potato chip flavor

10/29/19: Signtax and the Sloppy Joe apostrophe:

Signtax and the Sloppy Joe apostrophe

sloppy joes; hot dog carts

10/29/19: Annals of burritio:

Annals of burritio

burritos and burrito-eating

11/6/19: The Russian sardines are coming:

The Russian sardines are coming!


11/7/19: Butch cooks with a little butch truck:

Butch cooks with a little butch truck


11/14/19: Chart pie:

Chart pie

various pies; strawberry-rhubarb pie

11/15/19: Revisiting 37: pie charts:
various desserts in the SWEET-PIE category

11/16/19: Toadsuck catfish:

Toadsuck catfish

fried catfish and its accompaniments; Eat My Catfish in Conway AR

11/21/19: Muscle Milk:

Muscle Milk

protein drink Muscle Milk

11/26/19: Annals of art: Thiebaud’s Thanksgiving turkey:

Annals of art: Thiebaud’s Thanksgiving turkey

Wayne Thiebaud New Yorker cover

11/26/19: Annals of art: statues of the iron prince:

Annals of art: statues of the iron prince

Allen’s Popeye Spinach

11/27/19: At the onomatomania dinette:

At the onomatomania dinette

donuts; Do-Nut Dinettes; trendy diners

12/1/19: Three comic rabbits for December:

Three comic rabbits for December

#3 Bizarro cartoon with baked potatoes; loaded baked potatoes

12/4/19: NO PENGUINS:
Loretta’s Authentic Pralines in New Orleans; pralines, beignets

12/13/19: Revisiting 39: penis fish on California beaches:
spoon worm Urechis species as food

12/15/19: The images quilt:
R3C2 Double Rainbow; R4C1 Vietnamese pho

12/27/19: Holimanteaus and restaumanteaus:
foodmanteaus and restaumanteaus, e.g. breastaurants

1/1/20: Usage notes from the kitchen:
simplifications of Vpsp + N food names (e.g., scramble eggs); beheading of stainless steel to stainless in names of kitchenware

1/2/20: Zwicky with a beat:
onion vs. potato as European food; rösti as Swiss national dish

1/13/20: Just one peanut:
peanuts and Mr. Peanut; elephants and peanuts

1/21/20: It’s a metaphor, son!:
rabbit wings, rabbit legs, chicken wings

2/10/20: Basil Ratburn:
for Robert Burns: haggis, neeps, and tatties

2/24/20: Ho, ho, the three of clubs:
#1 and #2: Hostess Ho Hos; food product vocabulary

3/3/20: Morning tum:
Tumult fruit-flavored sodas

3/7/20: Tragedies of the pandemic:
Corona beer

3/16/20: Higashi Day cartoon 6: Pi Day cartoon understanding:

3/19/20: Buzz me, baby:
Chocolate Frosted Sugar Bombs and their caffeine content; coffee essence

3/27/20: Chez Le Formulier II:
farm-to-table restaurants; lobster bibs

3/29/20: St. Martin des Poires:
Bartlett pears as food; pairings of pears with cheese

4/2/20: Astride the Jockstrap Trail:
Hawaiian Punch

4/10/20: Easter egg 2020.1: Mussorgsky chicken with crocuses:
Russian chicken; chicken Kiev; edible crocuses

4/12/20: The 5,000 Garlic Fingers of PEI:
garlic fingers; donair sauce

4/13/20: What’s on YOUR shelf?:
exquisite brands of kitchen staples; Monty Python’s “Crunchy Frog”

4/18/20: Quick shot: no creme for Godzilla:
filled sweets: chocolate candies, Oreo cookies, Hostess Ho-Hos

4/30/20: Joe and the cucumber sandwiches:
tea sandwiches, sloppy joes

5/7/20: Minnesota hotdish:

5/13/20: The goblet with the hobbit has the wine that is fine:
water and wine goblets

5/18/20: The things they touched:
linguists as food and music people

5/19/20: The toroids of York:
Maple Donuts in York PA

5/21/20: Knight bibs:
tools for eating lobster; lobster bibs

5/23/20: The ceramic grocery story:
Stephanie Shih’s ceramic food art; links to her food and cooking writings

5/29/20: Josh Rider bakes raw:
NakedSword’s Naked Baking: brownies

5/29/20: Masturbation May finale: the naked brownies:
regular-blog version of the preceding

6/2/20: Cereal adjectives:
cereal names, adjectives menus and food ads

6/5/20: Death trap:
moldy cheese

6/5/20: You’re a linguist; where’s your tongue?:
tongue as food in a variety of cultural settings; char siu pork; beef bulgogi

6/10/20: South Cackalacky:
Cackalacky sauces; Cack-A-Lacky ale

6/13/20: Milk Duds with duck sauce chez Zippy:
combinations of sweet and savory

6/20/20: Duolingo’s Latin cheese:
cheeses and their smells; food flavorings from the Firmenich company

6/22/20: “Raw, firm, and tasty”:
cheeses, lots of them, mostly from Switzerland

6/24/20: Annals of ambiguity: I feel like making it rough for Schrödinger:
Almond Joy candy bars, Dr. Oetker dessert creme

7/2/20: Learn to Drawl:
Southern sweet tea

7/10/20: The teddy bears’ drink:
Yoo-hoo drink

7/12/20: Hot wings on a paper plate II:
Buffalo wings

7/14/20: CORN/BEEF:
corned beef, hash, corned beef hash, corn and beef dishes

7/14/20: His banana Ana and his avocados Arnold:
assorted food items with symbolic potentials

7/15/20: At the Paleo Cafe:
filet mignon

7/16/20: quiescent and deliquescent:
pop ices, Creamsicles, etc.

7/21/20: Further adventures in Pouchland:
Furbelly beer

7/24/20: The Pierogi Western:

7/25/20: Eat me:
chocolate anuses

7/31/20: Chaka Khan and post-Freudian psychoanalytic thought:
a Pink Freud cocktail?

8/2/20: Hairy ice:
shaved ices

8/4/20: Towards the high end of the hardness scale:
Landau chocolate cake

8/6/20: Cucumber soup:
cucumber soups, esp. with yoghurt

8/8/20:More cucumber soups:

8/10/20: Double scoop in the heat of summer:
scoops of ice cream

8/12/20: Two whimsical Bizarros:
parmesan cheese and cheese graters

8/15/20: Let them eat cake:
cupcakes and cum eating

9/9/20: Red Löbster Cult:
steamed lobsters

9/11/20: More presents:
three raw milk cheeses

9/13/20: Mid-autumn memento mori for the times:
moon cakes, Chinese tea pots and braziers for heating tea

9/15/20: Cocktail music:
cocktails and the social practices centered on them

9/21/20: Mushroom days:
mushroom soups; Anthony Bourdain

9/22/20: Still life grotesques:
foodstuffs in Tara Sellios’s photographic still lifes

9/24/20: Vase of Flowers with Donuts:
Stephanie Shih digital still life based on floral still lifes by Jan Brueghel / Breughel the Elder, but with donuts

9/24/20: The unbearable lightness of food and drink:
still lifes by artist Piotr Gregorcyk showing food and drink floating disassembled in zero gravity

9/26/20: Avocado chronicles: 8: avocado salad:
various kinds of avocado salad

9/27/20: Giovanna Garzoni:
foodstuffs in still lifes by the 17th-century Italian artist Garzoni

9/28/20: Breakfast with Francesco Tonelli:
the (breakfast) food photography of Tonelli

9/28/20: Deconstructed hamburgers, exploding in layers:
the genre of exploded burger photos, from around the world

9/29/20: wazoo:
Wazoo candy

9/29/20: Sliced bread:
on sliced bread

10/15/20: cubeb:
spice, flavoring

10/17/20: Another Shih still life:
Chinese century eggs

10/21/20: Three comforting presents:
a fruit tartlet

10/26/20: More comforting presents:

10/30/20: Halloween still lifes:

11/5/20: Fantasy food:
Thanksgiving meals, esp. Singapore noodles and Sichuan spicy green beans

1/15/21: Flat on his back at the solstice:
piña coladas

1/18/21: Two reflections on rats:
grilled rat

1/27/21: Honey, egg whites, toasted nuts — and chocolate:
chocolate torrone

2/11/21: The allusive shark shack:
Shark Bite cocktail at Joe’s Crab Shack

2/27/21: The kimchi museum:

3/4/21: News from West Reading PA:
lamb at West Reading Hotel; Mom Chaffe’s Celarette

3/18/21: A jointed-limb portmanteau and a sugary front-clipping:
Lucky Charms cereal, Skittles candies

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