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MAY IT PLEASE THE PALATE: The Sexiest Diet Alive

November 18, 2016

This week’s People magazine features their annual winner of the “Sexiest Man Alive.” This year it’s Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, former wrestling star, and now the highest paid actor in the world. Sure, Rock is a nice piece ...

MAY IT PLEASE THE PALATE: Fudgies

November 18, 2016

There are many things unique to Mackinac Island. The absence of cars. The smell of horse poop, mingling with the aromas of fudge. The fudge itself.  What’s up with fudge? What I mean is, no one ever buys fudge or eats it unless it’s connected ...

MAY IT PLEASE THE PALATE: "Make Your Own Damn Harissa"

November 18, 2016

A friend who is a pilot was flying out the next day and wanted some of the delicious harissa sauce made by a local deli, named fittingly enough, “El Harissa.” Problem was it was late Sunday night, and Ben wanted to pick it up before the store opened ...

MAY IT PLEASE THE PALATE: "The Art of Making Bread"

November 18, 2016

I have a friend who owns a bakery. He once told me that making bread is not so much a science as it is an art. He explained, with some frustration, “I can make it with the exact same ingredients, in the exact same way, but it will never turn out the ...

What's the evidentiary standard for emojis?

November 18, 2016

by Brian Sullivan Shorthand has been around in one form or another since Xenophon described the trial of Socrates with papyrus and a feather. It’s a way to convey information in the shortest, easiest way possible. Today, with keyboards and social media ...

MAY IT PLEASE THE PALATE: "Made to Order"

November 18, 2016

I persuaded a couple of my friends to eschew our usual pre-game breakfast place for a Mexican restaurant near my house. I’d been there once before. It’s housed in a former pizza joint, and although there’s not much atmosphere, they seem to ...