Category Archives: food and drink

Cat, noms, and and a chinwag with Uncle Dan

Just a reprise of my Good Friday up to 2 p.m.—while my memory is still fresh.  This includes a felid, lunch, and coffee and conversation with Dan Dennett. First, I am staying with old friends, and they have a 13-year-old cat named Garcia. He is is diffident towards strangers, including me, but it let me pet it […]

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 […]


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