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Another Week: Number 63

Another Week: Number 63

Joe Biden or Donald Trump? Pick one. Four years ago, Trump failed his big test badly. Plus ‘Triumph of the Will’ (1935), ‘Poor Things’ (2023), and ‘The Zone of Interest’ (2023).

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Another Week: Number 15

Another Week: Number 15

Lamb for Easter instead of ham, ‘Hazy Shade of Winter,’ the price of buttermilk at Walmart, ‘Stolen Youth: Inside the Cult at Sarah Lawrence,’ ‘Pretty Baby: Brooke Shields’

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Another Week: Number 12

Another Week: Number 12

Woman finds husband’s mummified remains, ‘The Consultant,’ ‘Sin Eater: The Crimes of Anthony Pellicano,’ the best tortilla chips are Donkey Chips, COVID lockdown + 3 years, Jackson Browne and David Lindley.

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McDonald’s mobile app misery

McDonald’s mobile app misery

I don't eat at McDonald's often, but it does hold that promise of convenience when I'm driving from A to B and need something in my stomach fast. Usually these days I order via the McDonald's mobile app, which can be handy when their system works. Sometimes, though,...

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Another Week: Number 6

Another Week: Number 6

Shrimp Cocktail, NFL Conference Championships, Tyre Nichols killed by Memphis Police, ‘He Gets Us’: $100 million ad campaign for Jesus, Three Pines, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers: Live at the Fillmore – 1997, Branson

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Another Week: Number 3

Another Week: Number 3

A shooting close to home, Aaron Rodgers loses to the Detroit Lions, ‘Bad Sisters,’ ‘Physical,’ ‘Elvis,’ ‘Hard Knocks In Season: The Arizona Cardinals,’ ‘The Established Home,’ ‘The Lost Kitchen,’ Dr. Seuss teaches Critical Race Theory, ‘Welcome to Chippendales,’ ‘The Flagmakers’

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Another Week: Number 2

Another Week: Number 2

NFL anguish, ‘Top Gun: Maverick,’ ‘International Falls,’ ‘The Menu,’ ‘Love, Charlie: The Rise and Fall of Chef Charlie Trotter,’ ‘Severance,’ ‘This Place Rules,’ House Speaker Kevin McCarthy.

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Another Week:  Number 1

Another Week: Number 1

William Faulkner’s ‘The Sound and the Fury,’ movies ‘Moonage Daydream,’ ‘If These Walls Could Sing,’ and ‘The Banshees of Inisherin,’ plus Melissa Villaseñor, ‘This Way Up,’ ‘The Big Brunch,’ and Southwest Airlines flight cancellations.

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How long is a turkey good for?

How long is a turkey good for?

Forgive me if I pause to discreetly gag while writing this, dear reader, but our house currently smells of roast wet dog. The lesson to be learned from this is that the expiration date of a fresh turkey should not be stretched — not even by a couple of days. We're not...

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GERD (acid reflux) symptoms relief from yogurt?

GERD (acid reflux) symptoms relief from yogurt?

It seems bizarre to me the way that acid reflux disease (a.k.a. gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD) has seemingly come out of nowhere to afflict so many people — and that its sufferers so readily gulp the array of remedies concocted by the pharmaceutical...

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Recipe for oven fries: Healthy roasted potato fries

Recipe for oven fries: Healthy roasted potato fries

I have been craving potatoes lately. I wake up drooling at the thought of eating McDonald's hash browns — maybe six or eight of them — for breakfast. At dinner time, I imagine myself tipping large orders of French fries into my mouth straight from the cardboard...

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Make-ahead pressure cooker beans, baked sweet poatoes

Make-ahead pressure cooker beans, baked sweet poatoes

One of the best things that has helped me to keep focused on maintaining a healthier lifestyle is planning. On Sundays, like today, I like prepare a few things ahead of time for the week to come. For example,  I used my amazing pressure cooker this morning to make...

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Frogmore Stew shrimp recipe (Lowcountry boil)

Frogmore Stew shrimp recipe (Lowcountry boil)

In late June and early July of 2003, we vacationed in the South Carolina Lowcountry, staying in Beaufort and visiting Charleston, as well as Savannah, Georgia. One of the meals we ate on the trip and have made many times since is a...

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Chicken kebabs on the grill: A quick, low-meat dinner

Chicken kebabs on the grill: A quick, low-meat dinner

For more quick and easy healthy meal ideas, see our list: Easy, healthy recipes With warmer weather comes our desire to grill — but the notion of grilling usually conjures up images of fatty pork, heavy beef or troublesome chicken. We would like to cook outdoors, but...

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Chicken kebabs on the grill

Chicken kebabs on the grill

Racine, Wisconsin — Grilling chicken kebabs for dinner in our backyard on our Weber One-Touch Silver Kettle Grill. Besides chicken, the skewers are loaded with red onion, tomatoes, green pepper, and mushrooms.

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Red Gold tomatoes and the mysterious emailer

There is a part of me that has always craved old-fashioned American goodness. I could watch endless marathons of Lassie and Leave It to Beaver. I love mid-century style, movies like It's a Wonderful Life, and songs like "Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate the Positive." I am trying to...

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Barack Obama restaurant review: Chicago’s Dixie Kitchen

Barack Obama restaurant review: Chicago’s Dixie Kitchen

I just saw this video, one of two posted yesterday by Steve Johnson at ChicagoTribune.com. Apparently, there is no end to the man's coolness. Not only is he appearing on Check, Please!, one of my favorite TV shows (seven years ago, before anyone knew how cool it was),...

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Kuhn Rikon Duromatic pressure cooker

Kuhn Rikon Duromatic pressure cooker

I f you ask, many people will tell you that you cannot find Indian food in Racine, Wisconsin. The one Indian restaurant we did have closed a while ago, and it was not spectacular to begin with. This is too bad. Amy is intoxicated by Indian spices. We have made many...

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New Year food, New Year traditions for good luck

New Year food, New Year traditions for good luck

As the last moments of 2008 evaporate like a mongrel's marking on the fire hydrant of hope, I'm doing a little extra-credit research into New Year food and New Year traditions — including any which might attract good luck next year. I just might be willing to eat a...

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‘Good Eats’ on YouTube

I have written here before about Good Eats — about the steel-cut oatmeal show, the gumbo show. Good Eats is one of my all-time favorite shows on television. At the same time, I currently loathe the Food Network. Where I once looked...

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Gwyneth Paltrow’s GOOP is getting panned

I know Gwyneth Paltrow as an actress, and as a rock and roll wife and mother to a couple of kids with Coldplay frontman Chris Martin. I also had read that she was part of a Mario Batali foodie/travel series on PBS called Spain ... On the Road Again which I probably...

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Recipe: Roasted Potatoes with Mustard and Rosemary

Recipe: Roasted Potatoes with Mustard and Rosemary

For more dinner ideas, see our list of Easy dinner recipes, chicken recipes, side dishes. As the weather here already begins to turn cooler, our oven is getting some use again. Last night we roasted a chicken, accompanied by a simple, rustic roasted potato recipe that...

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‘Gourmet’s Diary of a Foodie’

‘Gourmet’s Diary of a Foodie’

Even on public television's extensive menu of food and cooking shows, Gourmet's Diary of a Foodie is a standout offering. It's a globe-hopping, half-hour magazine of on-location footage and interviews featuring all sorts of fascinating topics from the primitive to the...

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Chef José Andrés: ‘Made in Spain’

Chef José Andrés: ‘Made in Spain’

Update, April 17, 2009: With the addition of the new YouTube Shows section, you can now watch all 13 episodes of Made in Spain at YouTube. I seem to be on a little bit of a Spanish kick with my posts here recently, so let's go for trillizos. If you like chefs with...

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Olde Madrid: Racine, WI restaurant offers tapas, paella

Olde Madrid: Racine, WI restaurant offers tapas, paella

Olde Madrid (OldeMadrid.com) 418 6th St. Racine, WI 53403-1218 (262) 619-0940 Having enjoyed tapas and paella over the years at Don Quijote in Milwaukee, Cafe Ba Ba Reeba and especially Emilio's Tapas in Chicagoland, we were excited when Manny Salinas and Natalie Pope...

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Pierogi recipes from my mom: Pierogi dough & fillings

Pierogi recipes from my mom: Pierogi dough & fillings

As a Chicago-born guy of Polish descent, these pierogi recipes have always been central to my Christmas holiday. The humble pierogi is Poland's take on the ubiquitous filled noodle dumpling, enjoyed elsewhere as ravioli or kreplach or pelmeni or jiaozi (pot stickers)....

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Christopher Walken cooking Chicken with Pears

Christopher Walken cooking Chicken with Pears

Well, this is right in my wheelhouse! I watch a lot of chef shows and cooking TV, and I love strange Internet finds. There is a YouTube playlist out there intended to hold my food and cooking favorites, but there are only two videos on it so far. I never imagined...

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Frozen pizza that doesn’t suck: Amy’s

Frozen pizza that doesn’t suck: Amy’s

Some evenings, after a hard day's work, one does not feel up to preparing Herb-Roasted Rack of Lamb with Flageolet Gratin, Roasted Radicchio, and Tapenade for dinner. One prefers instead to throw a frozen pizza into a 425° oven and eat it from paper plates about...

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‘Bouchon’: Thomas Keller’s French bistro cookbook

‘Bouchon’: Thomas Keller’s French bistro cookbook

A few weeks ago, while buying a book I needed, I added this one, which had been sitting on my wish list for a year or so. Thomas Keller's Bouchon, published in 2004, is pretty hefty for a cookbook. It's about a foot square, weighs almost six pounds, and features...

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Alton Brown’s shrimp gumbo recipe: Brown roux in oven

Alton Brown’s shrimp gumbo recipe: Brown roux in oven

Here is the gumbo recipe from Alton Brown: Shrimp Gumbo.This is yet another example of why I think Good Eats is one of the best shows in the history of television: Not only does Alton Brown give us an entertaining half hour of viewing, but we also get some real life,...

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Happy New Year with Emeril’s Hoppin’ John recipe

Happy New Year with Emeril’s Hoppin’ John recipe

Amy and I visited New Orleans in the spring of 1992 on a road trip through Arkansas and Louisiana, and immediately fell in love with the culture of the whole area, which has had a lasting impact on our cooking, reading and musical tastes. Another road trip in 2003...

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Excellent Tuscan chicken and beans recipe

After a couple of days near 70°F. last week, cold weather is back in southeastern Wisconsin this weekend, so we're turning to hearty, savory dinners. Beef is on the menu tonight, and Friday there was a veal meat loaf, so I wanted something...

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Hungarian Goulash recipe

Hungarian Goulash recipe

My sister-in-law Marianne mentioned our Hungarian Goulash the other day. She says our nephews love it. It's a great, beefy stew that really hits the spot in autumn, or on a rainy evening like yesterday, and the kitchen smells fantastic as it gets close to done....

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At home in Racine

At home in Racine

It seems strange now, but growing up in the city immediately south of here, I never got very familiar with Racine. In fact, I spent four years attending middle school in Racine, but never saw much of the city beyond The Prairie School campus out on Wind Point and the...

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Taqueria Azteca: Milwaukee Mexican restaurant

View Larger Map Taqueria Azteca 119 E Oklahoma Ave Milwaukee, WI 53207 (414) 486-9447 Finding ourselves on Milwaukee's South Side, we decided, based on a Yelp review I had seen, to try Taqueria Azteca at about 4:30 this afternoon — a rainy, windy Sunday. I was looking...

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Main Moon 2: Chinese restaurant in Racine, WI

View Mark Czerniec's Racine & beyond in a larger map Main Moon 2 4915 Washington Ave Suite I Racine, WI 53406 (262) 638-9888 (262) 638-9988 (262) 638-1388 (fax) With two Racine locations, Main Moon serves this city's most popular...

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Houmann’s Fish & Seafood (Racine, Wisconsin)

Houmann’s Fish & Seafood (Racine, Wisconsin)

Houmann's Fish & Seafood 1026 Liberty St Racine, WI 53404 (262) 633-2477 Update: The Houmann's retail store described here CLOSED (at least for the time being) on October 7, 2006. Empire Fish in Milwaukee is one excellent alternative. [includeme...

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Racine Produce: Mexican grocery in Racine, WI

Racine Produce: Mexican grocery in Racine, WI

Racine Produce 3701 Durand Ave Racine, WI 53405 (262) 554-5100 Update: Racine Produce is closed Racine Produce closed in October, 2009. See the Journal Times for more information. For a good selection of reasonably-priced produce, try Kenosha Fresh Market. [includeme...

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Kenosha HarborMarket: Farmer’s market on the lakefront

Kenosha HarborMarket: Farmer’s market on the lakefront

Last Saturday — and then again today — we visited the Kenosha's HarborMarket. My dad used to take me to Kenosha's Farmer's Markets when I was a kid. He made the best dill pickles I have ever tasted. We would go to the grocery store to get the vinegar, the salt, the...

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Memorial Day weekend up north

Memorial Day weekend up north

We spent the weekend visiting family up north. You can see an antonishing mess of stars in the sky up there. You can also find a hell of a lot of ticks crawling on you after a short walk. It is not the wilderness. America's franchise/sprawl culture is sprouting its...

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Fruit baskets, wine shop in Siena, Italy

Fruit baskets, wine shop in Siena, Italy

Siena, Italy — Baskets of fresh fruit displayed in front of the old food shop at Via di Città 158 (Antica Bottega Di Marchetti Massimo E Khalimova Galina): Fresh grapes, apples, peaches, plums, oranges, and melons in baskets...

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Yanagi Sushi chefs, Honolulu, Hawaii

Yanagi Sushi chefs, Honolulu, Hawaii

Honolulu, Hawaii — Yanagi Sushi, at 762 Kapiolani Blvd., is the best sushi bar. At this hour, we pretty much had the restaurant and both sushi chefs all to ourselves. Beautiful, delicious sushi — and the chefs were very...

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Chef James McDonald, Maui

Chef James McDonald, Maui

Honokowai, Hawaii — Restaurant owner and chef James McDonald (Pacific'O, I'O, Feast at Lele) plates some sample dishes for his guest appearance on Chicago radio personality Steve Dahl's show during a broadcast from Maui's...

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Easter brunch: Family around the table

Easter brunch: Family around the table

Kenosha, Wisconsin — My sister Karen and her husband Kevin have hosted an Easter brunch at their home many years, featuring a fantastic food spread. Our mom and her husband Art are pictured at the top of this...

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