Would you believe that if you had a dollar for every Dorito consumed on Super Bowl Sunday you'd have enough money to buy a spot during halftime? Sure you'd believe it. But I just made that shit up. Folks eat up statistics about Super Bowl ad spend, but do they eat up the foods advertised during the ... More >>
And why does the U.S. lump all Hispanics together?
Last month I used the recently released UN report on bug consumption to question whether or not Dallasites were ready to dine on insects. Comments came in quickly and resoundingly to the negative. "OK I can suck the head of a crawfish all day long, but I'd never stick the whole damn thing in my mout ... More >>
Customers find nostalgia in a bowl of Cheerios.
Father might know best, but he still gets crappy gifts.My dad hates Father's Day. He hates making a fuss. He's one of those dads who thinks if you can't appreciate him every day, don't waste the effort on Father's Day. He's also one of those guys who says, "Oh, I don't need any presents. I ha ... More >>
I am good at working for free. That is not to say I am good at volunteer work. For one thing, I get bored bagging groceries at the Food Pantry. It's hard to feel good about what I'm doing when we run out of supplies and have nothing to give the late-comers but green beans and evaporated milk ... More >>
Kellogg's just ripped my heart out, slammed it to the dirt, then proceeded to stomp the hell out of it with a seven-inch stiletto! Ok--high drama, but I'm seriously heartbroken about their recent de-veganizing of one of the best faux meat products on the market. For years, I used Kellogg's Mor ... More >>
What's in a name? Unless I miss my guess, the guy who first coined the expression must have been thinking about guisado, a Mexican branch of the stew family. Why is this the case? You can answer the question by trying a simple experiment. Think about beef stew. What images does it evoke? If y ... More >>
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