Category Archives: food and drink

Noms in Hattiesburg

TRIGGER WARNING: Lots of meat. The posting rules are simple; if you try to denigrate the food I ate, or tell me that my diet in Hattiesburg was unhealthy, I will delete your comment. I have stated a gazillion times that I eat like this only on seminar trips, and that my usual diet at […]

Travel photos: India

I thought I’d put up some of the rest of my India photos (I suspect there will be two or three more installments, one featuring d*gs). I found that I still had food pictures, and some others as well. A sari shop at night, Kolkata: The king of Indian yogurt sweets: misthi doi (also called mitha […]

Readers’ wildlife photographs

Apparently reader Stephen Barnard has returned to Idaho from New Zealand, for I received several photos of U.S. critters the other day. Here are a few, and some New Zealand noms (as always, click to enlarge): The light is usually terrible this time of the year, but you take what  you can get. A mule […]

Holiday snaps: India (more noms)

Some people have a foolish way of not minding, or pretending not to mind, what they eat. For my part, I mind my belly very studiously, and very carefully. For I look upon it, that he who doesn’t mind his belly will hardly mind anything else. —Samuel Johnson I have a few more posts of holiday […]

Yesterday’s lunch

TRIGGER WARNING: Meat! If you don’t like it, don’t read further. Moreover, all comments about how bad it is for your health, or remarks on my diet, will be deleted. ***** Yesterday a kindly reader took me to a fancy steakhouse in Chicago: David Burke’s Primehouse. I’ve been there only once before—in 2011, when a […]

Dexter the rat hates broccoli

This pet rat, named Dexter, hates broccoli and has no compunction about making his tastes known. And I have to say that I agree with him. This execrable and malodorous vegetable is palatable to me only when I cook it Szechuan style: with pork, fermented and salted black beans, ginger, garlic, and a bit of […]

More holiday snaps from India

While sorting and downloading photos, I thought I’d put some spare ones here. First, noms. A nice thali in Raja’s Cafe, Khajuraho (mutton stew, dal, mixed vegetables, fresh vegetables, rice, and a big plate of tandoori roti (I’m a bread man, although I’ll do with rice). A sweet (fried bananas) and strong South Indian coffee […]

India: Off to Khajuraho

We’re headed for Khajuraho today, the famous complex of 10th- and 11th-century Hindu temples about 600 km SE of Delhi. They constitute a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and are most renowned for their gorgeous and erotic sculptures. It’s amazing that such carvings are so well preserved after more than a thousand years. After the 13th […]

Delhi: lunch and animals

I’ve managed to download my photos up to today’s batch, but posting them here is interminably slow. What I’ll do, then, is just show you what I had to eat today when I took the bus into Central Delhi for shopping, and the animals I saw along the way. First, of course, the noms, which […]

Delhi: a few holiday snaps

A quick post with food and stuff. Today’s vegetarian lunch: rice, chappatis, stewed turnip, a mysterious but tasty green vegetable, dal (lentils), shrimp cooked with vegetables, potatoes, mango juice (specially for me!), and, by my plate at upper left, Mr. Das’s canned rasgullah, which he wanted my opinion on. (Remember that his grandfather was the first […]

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