In the late 1880s, two settlers, Ida and David, arrived in the sleepy town of Denison, Texas by way of the Missouri-Kansas-Texas railway. While Ida looked after the children, David took work with the railroad as an engine wiper. During their time in Denison they had a son, born in an unassuming whit ... More >>
After an exhaustive search of public records and historical documents at the Library of Congress (read: drunken Google search), we are ready to honor President's Day with a comprehensive list of the foods enjoyed by our fearless leaders of the past. Throughout this process one question continued ... More >>
Wasn't exactly Cortland Finnegan vs. Andre Johnson, but The Prez got into a scuffle last Friday. On the basketball court. With an elbow.
Barack Obama received 12 stitches to a cut on his lower lip after an errant elbow during a pick-up game by Rey Decerega, the Director of Programs for ... More >>
Photo by Elaine LinerUh...yummy?Discovering a collection of old recipe booklets my late grandmother saved and used for decades has inspired me. Can I replicate some of those now-forgotten dishes the way they used to make them? First up: Prune Whip.
It's a chilled dessert, or at fancier table ... More >>
Dwight Eisenhower (right) took Mamie for a Tex-Mex combo plate at The Original Mexican Restaurant in San Antonio before WWILet's get one thing straight: Tex-Mex has never pretended to represent Mexican cuisine in its entirety. In fact, according to Robb Walsh, author of The Tex-Mex Cookbook, the ge ... More >>
OK, OK--a gimmick for Inauguration day. Give us a break.
The President gets a personal chef, state dinners and could probably walk out of any restaurant in the country without paying. Of course, there have been some notorious culinary moments: The competent Bush puking all over his Japane ... More >>