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MAY IT PLEASE THE PALATE: 42 Grams

May 4, 2018

When flying, it is difficult for me to pass the time. I plow through my reading, then do crossword puzzles until it is time to nap* (*that means leaning forward and drooling for about 15 minutes, hoping to not snore). I broke this pattern on a recent flight. ...

MAY IT PLEASE THE PALATE: A Polish family recipe

May 4, 2018

It’s amazing what you can find out about your spouse, even after many years of marriage. One recent evening, we were making small talk with friends and I happened to mention that my wife was ¼ Polish. She turned to me, bewildered. “No, I’m ...

MAY IT PLEASE THE PALATE: Classic Caesar

May 4, 2018

I once waited tables at a restaurant, now long-shuttered, which shall remain nameless because some of the people associated with it are still in the business. The menu featured whole Maine lobster with drawn butter (complete with plastic bib), genuine English ...

The Cycle of Ham

May 4, 2018

With the whole family coming in for the holidays, heaven forbid we’d run low on food. One of the provisions was a large spiral sliced ham, at a terrific price. I tossed it in the freezer. That was a month or two ago. Since then, that slowly dwindling ...

MAY IT PLEASE THE PALATE: Godfather Sunday Sauce

May 4, 2018

Every year around the holidays, my friends Kevin and Pam host “Movie Night.” This is a misnomer, since it typically begins at midday to accommodate three full length films, connected by a theme. One year it was film noir; another it was zombies. ...

MY TURN: A story worth repeating time and time again

May 4, 2018

By Tom Kirvan Legal News, Editor-in-Chief Virtually everyone has read or heard a Horatio Alger story from that 19th century spinner of tales. The stories are invariably heart-warming tales of triumph starring a young boy who travels the road of rags-to-riches ...