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MAY IT PLEASE THE PALATE: Godfather Sunday Sauce

January 5, 2018

Every year around the holidays, my friends Kevin and Pam host “Movie Night.” This is a misnomer, since it typically begins at midday to accommodate three full length films, connected by a theme. One year it was film noir; another it was zombies. ...

MY TURN: A story worth repeating time and time again

January 5, 2018

By Tom Kirvan Legal News, Editor-in-Chief Virtually everyone has read or heard a Horatio Alger story from that 19th century spinner of tales. The stories are invariably heart-warming tales of triumph starring a young boy who travels the road of rags-to-riches ...

MAY IT PLEASE THE PALATE

January 5, 2018

“Is Any Other Part of the Arancini Edible?”* There I was, at yet another fundraiser, with the usual array of tired hors d’oeuvres, forgotten at the end of the room. Nonetheless, having not eaten dinner, I wandered over to inspect-igate. There ...

MAY IT PLEASE THE PALATE: Canned Goods in Bomb Shelters

January 5, 2018

I recently made some tacos with canned refried black beans. The beans tasted a little off, so I spiced them up with onions, jalapenos, ghost peppers and hot sauce to make them palatable. Curious, I glanced at the bottom of the can and it read “12SEPT10.” ...

The Fish We Eat

January 5, 2018

The Great Lakes are immediately recognizable to Michiganders, who are lucky enough to border four of them. I have a framed satellite image of these beauties, five familiar patches of deep blue on a bronze leaf background. They are the largest connected body ...

MAY IT PLEASE THE PALATE: Mushroom Crack Recipe?

January 5, 2018

A friend shared the below recipe for “Wild Mushroom Dip,” except she (offhandedly and ironically) called it “Mushroom Crack Dip.” Is that fair? Calling food “crack” is a form of hyperbole, and is often found in food writing. ...