Gastronicum

Pure Gold

 

Johnathan Gold

Johnathan Gold, you will be greatly missed. Your voice was like petting the softest fur and your intelligence was astonishing. I listened from afar and tried to never miss a show on Good Food’s podcast. R.I.P.

Donugs?

Donug

Maybe you’ve heard about this one if you hang out on social media but the Donug caught our attention. Yes, Do-Nug…a donut shaped chicken nugget, deep fried, with toppings. Uh huh. Sadly, the toppings are (apparently, and so far) all savory. Who’s going to add the Molé with pecans? The maple syrup bacon BBQ icing?

IHOB joke by A&W

IHOB Fails Us:

In a casual blind taste test, the IHOB burger outscored burgers from Islands,  Denny’s, Five Guy’s and Red Robin. Who would have thunk it? We’ll miss mocking them for the name change but we still love commercial waffles and pancakes and prefer making our own burgers.

Windex - Copy

What’s in a Name?

Er, the worst cocktail name we’ve ever heard of was…Windex. This was in the age before ‘mixologists’ but some bartenders were creative anyway. A bartender made a mix of vodka and blue curaçao to be served in shots…and yes, it looked exactly like Windex. No one would drink it. She said it tasted pretty good but we’ll never know.

Jello salad

Grandma’s Cooking

My grandma hated to eat, cook and basically everyone, as was apparent from her staple holiday recipe, good for all occasions. It was Lime Jello with chunks of iceburg lettuce floating around in it. It may have caused permanent damage to all the children involved. The above picture, which was open sourced, actually looks better than hers. Grandma was not into garnishes or extra ingredients…revolting as those depicted are. But yes, she molded it. I’d make some for an image but I have better things to do with what’s left of my sanity.

pickle fork pic

Louis XV by Whiting Div. of Gorham, Sterling Olive Fork, Long Handle

Buy used:

$62.00

+ $6.95 shipping

Just what we all need, right?

Posted by

T.N.Cheshire is a retired Chef with a background in sociology and business. She writes about food, humor and life all around us.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s