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Road Food: Zingerman’s Deli – Ann Arbor, MI

For many years, I’ve gotten the Zingerman’s catalog. There are plenty of illustrations, but no photos involved in this cute deli/bakery line drawing paradise. When The Man and I realized that our trip from Toronto to our family’s home on Lake PawPaw in Michigan would bring us through Ann Arbor, we knew we had to see these treats in person. It’s hard to pull the trigger on mail ordering baked goods and charcuterie, but when you’re practically driving PAST the place — well, you’re just duty bound to check it …

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Jacksonville FOODFIGHT 2011!

The 21st annual Jacksonville FOODFIGHT was held on Thursday, June 9, 2011 at the Touchdown Club in Everbank Field. The event featured 50+ restaurants, bakeries, caterers and purveyors of tasty adult beverages and benefited Second Harvest. If you couldn’t make it this year, join me for a few highlights and mark your calendar for next year.
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Vintage Recipe Cards: Prune Whip

Oh yeah. You read that right. Prune whip. This is from my newly acquired treasure chest for McCall’s Great American Recipe Cards. And apparently prune whip is one of our national treasures. Who knew? Enjoy.
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Vintage Recipe Cards: Muffin Melt

Would you believe someone actually tracked me down to find this card? Yeah, this one seems to have been a childhood favourite for some of you and y’all call yourself foodies! Now there are two really truly hideous things about this card…
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Vintage Recipe Cards: Chinese Fried Asparagus

Ah yes, stir-frying or “chow” cooking, as it is referred to in this handy recipe card, was all the rage in the 70′s. So exotic, so foreign, and such a damn fine reason to use that universal tasty seasoning, MSG. This particular card came with a bold faced “helpful hint” at the bottom, for those who were new to this exotic cooking style.
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Vintage Recipe Cards: Almond Baked Halibut

::Editor’s Note: I will be out of town eating my way up the Eastern Seaboard this weekend. As a special Memorial Day gift, I’m leaving you with one of the most disgusting vintage recipe cards I’ve ever seen Surly post. Enjoy and be safe out there!::

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Vintage Recipe Cards: Japanese Spiced Barbecue

A truly entertaining vintage meal, complete with dancing poultry, pineapple spears, and questionable spherical objects that could be grapes, olives, or marbles.

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Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives Visits 13 Gypsies Tonight!

On February 22, I had the good fortune to be invited to the taping of Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives at 13 Gypsies in Riverside. Tonight, the show will air on the Food Network.
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Spring Break Survival Guide: Florida Style

Woo hoooo!
It’s Spring Break time here on the First Coast! That means sun, fun and food. Sometimes, that means a bit too much of all of it. You may be wondering how you can partake of all that Florida has to offer once the temperatures climb over 80 degrees without feeling like the floor of a New York taxicab when you go back to work. I’m here to give you a handy guide that will get you through the spring holidays.
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Treats They’ll Be Allowed to Eat

So, it’s the day before Halloween and you don’t want to be the only house with the lights off, right? Of course you don’t want to hand out leftover Easter candy or shell out $20 for several bags of candy bars that the yuppie parents on your block won’t let their kids eat. What to do?
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