Monthly Archives: November 2012

TWO RECIPES FROM JOHN CAGE

An Autobiographical Statement What follows is an excerpt from John Cage’s “Autobiographical Statement” (1990). I once asked Aragon, the historian, how history was written. He said, “You have to invent it.”  My father was an inventor. He was able to … Continue reading

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BEST FRENCH FRIES IN AMERICA

The Breslin Bar & Dining Room, New York It’s no secret that French fries served crispy on the outside, tender on the inside, are the golden standard. But this Manhattan hipster favorite goes a step beyond others to assure the … Continue reading

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THE ONCE AND FUTURE EARL ABELS

I grew up all over America, following my Air Force father from one duty assignment to another, and I saw a lot of the country by the time I was ten. I realised very early just how diverse America was. … Continue reading

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HELLO PUNKIN!

Here in Australia, pumpkins come in all shapes and sizes and varieties, and are generally used as a savory food, something that accompanies potatoes, roast lamb and mint peas. Few Australians have enjoyed pumpkin as a sweet. Hence, pumpkin pies … Continue reading

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MY OLD FRIEND, ANNA THOMAS

“A good menu is like a good story. It must have the proper balance of dramatic elements, sorted out and arranged in such an order that each new course fulfills the promise of the one that came before while setting … Continue reading

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