car·riage re·turn

n. the lever or mechanism on a typewriter that would cause the cylinder on which the paper was held (the carriage) to return to the left margin of the page

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[The Days of] Wines N’Roses

You don’t really have to go very far these days to find some really obnoxious writing. If you subscribe to one of the big national newspapers –say,perhaps,The New York Times –you’ve probably been subjected to some pretty atrocious critical reviews. Maybe I really am that much of a snob to be Read on…

Pretty Good Polenta

One of the things I’ve gotten back into during my recent long absence is cooking. To my own mind I feel extremely rusty in the kitchen,fumbling around,burning roux (or worse,melting plastic spoons into it while stirring),generally being the opposite of who I used to be Read on…

Regulatory Indigestion

The recent ban of trans fatty acids (commonly known as “trans fat”) by the City of New York is such a mockery of the American public and our system of government that it would require more space than I Read on…

Pirates of the Kitchen,Comrades in Arms

I first read one of my favorite books,Anthony Bourdain’s Kitchen Confidential,when I was working pastry at a restaurant in downtown Minneapolis. In the book,Chef Tony used the term “pirates”to describe a particular band of cooks he once worked with in Providence,Rhode Island,and that particular comparison Read on…

A Somewhat Brief Weekend Update

Beer Lists

Greg,a friend of mine out in Chicagoland,introduced me to a really cool website earlier last week.  RateBeer.com is something I’ve been looking for,on and off,for quite a while now –a place to keep track of and evaluate the beers I’ve sampled.

Part of it,I guess,Read on…