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MAY IT PLEASE THE PALATE: "God's Waiting Room"

May 8, 2015

After moving to Michigan, I quickly learned the Bill Knapp’s demographic: lots and lots of seniors, enjoying traditional comfort food, and taking advantage of Bill Knapp’s legendary birthday discount: 1% off for every year of your age. Live long ...

May It Please the Palate: Tandoori Chicken

May 8, 2015

By Nick Roumel Like many an ethnic dish, what was once rare and exotic has become ubiquitous and unremarkable. One might say the same about tandoori chicken, whether served by an Indian street vendor or an American Indian restaurant. This is a dish that traces ...

May It Please the Palate: Chocolate Wars

May 8, 2015

By Nick Roumel Chocolate lovers are calling to #boycottHershey after the U.S. candy giant resolved a lawsuit against the importers of British-made confections. No longer will “Let’s Buy British” (LBB Imports) be allowed to ship Cadbury chocolate ...

May It Please the Palate: Banana Bread and Christmas Past

May 8, 2015

By Nick Roumel Our Christmas tree is still up (hopefully not by the time you read this). Its needles are stiff and dry, and it is stripped of ornaments. The lights and star, however, remain. It is a decaying but still poignant reminder of the season past. Like ...

May It Please the Palate: Massaged Kale Salad

May 8, 2015

The first time I saw a menu featuring a “massaged kale salad,” I thought, “I am not sure I want to eat something that has been stimulated in such a fashion.” Boy was I wrong. Massage is not just good for creaky bones and sore muscles, ...

May It Please the Palate: Bugged by Food Trends

May 8, 2015

By Nick Roumel I was checking out 2015’s predicted food trends, and practically spit out my mouthful of fried Sriracha grasshoppers. That’s because the next food craze is supposed to be insects. As reported in Time¸ the president of “food ...