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May It Please the Palate: BarScheeze

November 7, 2014

By Nick Roumel I approached the hors d’oeuvres table at the bar association table with trepidation. What was that large, oval mound of pink, slightly shimmering in the dim banquet room light? I feared it would be some sort of “pate surprise,” ...

May It Please the Palate: "Who is Peggy Lampman?"

November 7, 2014

By Nick Roumel If you know the Back Alley Gourmet in Ann Arbor, it was founded by Peggy Lampman, who ran it for 20 years before selling. Still a lively and prolific food writer, Peggy maintains her web site (dinnerFeed.com) with its lovingly tested recipes ...

May It Please the Palate ...

November 7, 2014

Pictures of Meat On my all-too-frequent work trips “up north,” I’ve realized that a certain stretch of I-75, generally between Flint and Birch Run, features an ungodly number of billboards with pictures of meat. Burgers and subs every half ...

May It Please the Palate: Chicken Tagine

November 7, 2014

By Nick Roumel I continue to be delighted by the number of attorneys who would much rather talk food with me than law. Perhaps that’s because in eating, there is generally no adversary who is trying every trick in the book to frustrate your goals (unless ...

May It Please the Palate: "What the Poor Eat"

November 7, 2014

By Nick Roumel Syndicated columnist Joe Sobran once concluded that there was no poverty in America because while he was driving through a poorer section of Washington D.C., he saw an overweight Hispanic man drinking a diet soda. I have never forgotten that ...

May it Please the Palate ...

November 7, 2014

“So Easy Even A Lawyer Can Do It” By Nick Roumel OK I bit. The title was “12 Recipes That Sound Difficult But Are Surprisingly Easy.” What could these possibly be, I wondered? Have I ever tried making them myself? Would I agree? No. ...