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    After Snorkeling The Great Barrier Reef Start Dinner with a Pimm’s!

    Had a fantastic day snorkeling The Great Barrier Reef, at Airlie Beach in the Whitsunday Region of Australia. “On top of the world” while down under! Why not start dinner with a refreshing Pimm’s cocktail. Pimm’s is a liqueur usually served with ginger ale and a variety of chopped garnishes: apples, cucumber, lemons, strawberry, mint, etc…  Goes down easy. Very easy! Dinner started with an appetizer, which in Australia is called an “Entrée”, of: Tempura Soft Shell Crab Served on a Wasabi Mayo, Dressed with Asian Slaw and Sweet Soy and Citrus Glaze.  Amazing! Then our Entrée, or as it is in Australia, the “Main”:  Grilled Fillet of Local Wild Caught Barramundi Served…

  • Quick Bites

    A Few More Food Sayings

    “Many’s the long night I’ve dreamed of cheese – toasted mostly…”  Robert Louis Stevenson “Worries go down better with soup.”   Jewish Proverb “He was a bold man who first swallowed an oyster.”   King James I of Scotland “Unless the kettle boiling be, filling the teapot spoils the tea.”   ?  

  • Quick Bites,  Smörgåsbord

    Food Funnies! One Liners

    These crack me up.  Enjoy! A friend got some vinegar in his ear, now he suffers from pickled hearing. Do chickens think rubber humans are funny? Each day I try to enjoy something from each of the four food groups: the bonbon group, the salty-snack group, the caffeine group, and the “whatever-the-thing-in-the-tinfoil-in-the-back-of-the-fridge-is” group.

  • The Pantry

    New Orleans’ French Quarter for the First Time

    Well, I finally made it to New Orleans.  For years my friend, Terry Logan Israel, a Louisiana native, has been telling that it is my kind of town.  And he was right, I loved it. The occasion…okay the excuse, for visiting was the New Orleans Roadfood 2011 Festival.  There cannot be a better reason to be in New Orleans other than for the food. I arrived on Thursday afternoon hours before my three foodie travelling companions.  I took the shuttle from the airport, highly recommended because you can get from the driver, a local, the “best of” in any city.    After getting situated in my guest house, Hotel Villa Convento,…

  • Quick Bites,  Smörgåsbord,  The Pantry

    February Food Quotes

    “We should look for someone to eat and drink with before looking for something to eat and drink.” Epicurus (341-270 BC)  “It is a difficult matter to argue with the belly since it has no ears.” Cato the Elder (234-149 BC)  “Fish, to taste right, must swim three times—in water, in butter, and in wine.” Polish proverb  “To eat is a necessity, but to eat intelligently is and art.” La Rochefoucauld  (1613-1680)

  • Quick Bites,  Smörgåsbord

    End of the Year Food Proverbs

    “I doubt whether the world holds for anyone a more soul-stirring surprise than the first adventure with ice cream.”   ~ Heywood Brown “There is no such thing as a little garlic.”  ~ Me and so many Others “Whatever will satisfy hunger is good food.”  ~ Chinese proverb “Happiness: a good bank account, a good cook, and a good digestion.”  ~ Jean Jacques Rouseau

  • Quick Bites,  Smörgåsbord

    More Food Proverbs

    “Music with dinner is an insult both to the cook and the violinist.” G.K. Chesterton “The art of dining well is no slight art, the pleasure not a slight pleasure.”  Michel de Montaigne “Tell me what you eat, and I will tell you what you are.”  Anthelme Brillat-Savarin “Hunger is the best sauce in the world.”  Miguel de Cervantes

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    Quotable Food Quotes

                “Let food be thy medicine, thy medicine shall be thy food.” Hippocrates   “There is no love sincerer than the love of food.” George Bernard Shaw   “Too eat is a necessity, but to eat intelligently is an art.” La Rochefoucauld   “A man cannot have a pure mind who refuses apple-dumplings.” Charles Lamb

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