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MAY IT PLEASE THE PALATE

November 10, 2017

“Is Any Other Part of the Arancini Edible?”* There I was, at yet another fundraiser, with the usual array of tired hors d’oeuvres, forgotten at the end of the room. Nonetheless, having not eaten dinner, I wandered over to inspect-igate. There ...

MAY IT PLEASE THE PALATE: Canned Goods in Bomb Shelters

November 10, 2017

I recently made some tacos with canned refried black beans. The beans tasted a little off, so I spiced them up with onions, jalapenos, ghost peppers and hot sauce to make them palatable. Curious, I glanced at the bottom of the can and it read “12SEPT10.” ...

The Fish We Eat

November 10, 2017

The Great Lakes are immediately recognizable to Michiganders, who are lucky enough to border four of them. I have a framed satellite image of these beauties, five familiar patches of deep blue on a bronze leaf background. They are the largest connected body ...

MAY IT PLEASE THE PALATE: Mushroom Crack Recipe?

November 10, 2017

A friend shared the below recipe for “Wild Mushroom Dip,” except she (offhandedly and ironically) called it “Mushroom Crack Dip.” Is that fair? Calling food “crack” is a form of hyperbole, and is often found in food writing. ...

MAY IT PLEASE THE PALATE: Loukamades

November 10, 2017

“So Nick, what is a good Greek dessert to make for a large group of people, if you want to reach a little further than baklava?” – Laurel and Pam   Thank you for your question, Laurel and Pam, which you sent me recently via Facebook ...

MAY IT PLEASE THE PALATE: Ten Rules of Life

November 10, 2017

You do not need to go to the mountaintop. This wise, bearded cave-dwelling yogi lives right here at the Legal News. Yes my friends: my life’s experience, and the considerable tuition I’ve paid in the school of hard knocks, have taught me the following ...