How I Taught My Brother To Cook

Improvisational Tuscan-Provençal-Catalan Cookery (and other good stuff to eat)

Patrick's Blog – November 2008 Archive (5)

Sal's Pizzaria: Alive and Well

Just paid a visit to the old stomping grounds in Mamaroneck, NY and stopped in at Sal's to see if they still existed. Sure enough, there they were, as bustling as ever. I have known Sal's for over 25 years and have not had a better Sicilian pizza. That's all I ever get there, slices of Sicilian. Regular slices are good, but the Sicilian is the best. How long they were around before I came on the scene, I do not know. I will say that the line would be out the door if it did not "snake" around… Continue

Added by Patrick on November 29, 2008 at 2:30pm — 7 Comments

Listen up...because I'm not going to tell you again!

First the introduction. People, recession. Recession, people.

We wrote this book before any recession as a means of guiding people to a more productive culinary awareness of frugality and product usage. We did not set out to flood the market with a bunch of recipes like everyone else has done. We have no intention of telling you how to have an elegant dinner party or make something merely to impress. We are all about trying to impart wisdom in cooking. Now, here is where things get… Continue

Added by Patrick on November 24, 2008 at 6:49am — 4 Comments

Happy Meals......The Modern Parents Star!

Here is an eye opener for you. 40% of McDonalds profits come from Happy Meals. Now keep in mind that little kids are the consumers of these meals, but the parents are the purchasers. They (the kids) learn early that fast food is "the food". It's strikes me odd that these same parents are so wrapped up in PTA meetings and enrolling their kids in extracurricular activities from ballet to soccer in an effort to promote strong ideals in their children but yet feed their kids crud.

I have… Continue

Added by Patrick on November 17, 2008 at 5:29am — 2 Comments

Cooking Shows Do More Harm Than Good

It is my belief that cooking shows do more to deter people from cooking rather than to encourage them to do so. In an effort to try and sound like they know what they are talking about, they spend too much time on making a specific dish or two rather than promote the simplicity involved in cooking everyday good food. Typically they choose a dish that nobody is really going to make but it is just entertaining to watch something being made. What is needed is a host and a show that says, "here I… Continue

Added by Patrick on November 11, 2008 at 1:50pm — 3 Comments

Top 10 Reasons For Not making Home Cooked Meals

Here are the top 10 reasons why most people do not prepare home cooked meals for their families:

10- Have to take kid to piano lesson

9- Have to take kid to ballet class

8- Have to take kid to baseball game

7- Have to take kid to soccer game

6- Have to take kid to gymnastic class

5- Have to take kid to junior investment class

4- Have to take kid to singing class

3- Have to take kid to buy new video game

2- Have to take kid to buy new cell… Continue

Added by Patrick on November 3, 2008 at 8:30am — 2 Comments

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