Monthly Archives: January 2015

Cooking in the trenches: Lunchroom rolls, Ranger cookies, Ruth Fitzpatrick’s loosemeats

Click on the picture below to watch Pink Floyd’s, “The Wall” As a professional cook, I came late to the party. I was thirty (over-the-hill in any restaurant kitchen) when I took a job as a lunchroom lady in a middle-school … Continue reading

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Hippies with jobs: Miso-marinated cod with wasabi beurre blanc, Parsley tofu, Sweet pea guacamole

In the late 1960s/early 1970s, he signed legislation creating an experimental, non-traditional, liberal arts college; he was instrumental in the preservation of wilderness areas and in the protection of public lands; and during his administration, the first State Department of … Continue reading

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Tacoma’s Museum of Glass: Breakfast Pizza

When we lived in LA, the only time we went to the La Brea Tar Pits or Disneyland was at the request of out of town visitors. Same thing in San Diego—never went to the San Diego Zoo or Sea World. … Continue reading

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Where in the world is Autocorrect? Brocoli ramen salad

Perry Como, Pat Boone, Doris Day, etc. provided the bland soundtrack to my high-school life in the 50s. Until I heard Screamin’ Jay Hawkins on the radio in 1959, I thought teenage rebellion was listening to Ray Charles instead of … Continue reading

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Teach your children: Cassoulet

I’ve been waiting to use this song for eight years now.  Getty Images Sorry all you children out there, but I think a reality TV show that features “Junior Chefs” much less “Master Junior Chefs” is ludicrous. I have no … Continue reading

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