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May It Please the Palate ...

December 12, 2014

By Nick Roumel Baked German Potato Salad The New York Times recently featured “The United States of Thanksgiving.” They wrote, “We’ve scoured the nation for recipes that evoke each of the 50 states (and D.C. and Puerto Rico).” ...

May It Please the Palate: BarScheeze

December 12, 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?"

December 12, 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 ...

December 12, 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

December 12, 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"

December 12, 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 ...