Tag Archives: waffles

Spooky sweet

For the past three days, the kitchen at my office has been overwhelmed by a strong aroma of molasses.
No one has ‘fessed up to eating waffles or pancakes, or syrup in any of its forms, but the molasses smell remains.

Then I read that today is the anniversary of the Great Molasses Flood of 1919!

Now granted, it took place in Boston’s North End. And I’ve never thought of food as having a spirit life. But…

I’m pretty sure the molasses ghosts are in our kitchen.


Points to ponder

Anderson Cooper just tweeted that he ‘doesn’t see the point in waffles.’

He argues that they are just pancakes with holes in them. I like pancakes better myself.

I’m more interested in the idea of foods that ‘don’t have a point.’

I know I have a list.

  • Pâté
  • Veal
  • Anything that I have to ‘acquire’ a taste for

And on the day after Thanksgiving — when most people’s stomachs are stretched and sad from a day of overeating — more food and drink is bound to make that list.

What are your pointless foods?

Place them in the comments section…and we can rush to agree/argue!

Quiet crisis

Did your Thanksgiving feast yesterday include pumpkin pie?

If the answer is no, it may not have been the result of poor menu planning. Your host or hostess may have been the victim of…

The Great Pumpkin Crisis of 2009

The what, you say?

The Great Pumpkin Crisis…the quietest food crisis since the Great Waffle Shortage just a few weeks ago.

Apparently heavy rains in Morton, Illinois — the Pumpkin Capital of the United States — depleted its pumpkin crop, and since Morton supplies Libby with 85 percent of its pumpkin, pie shells around the country were empty yesterday.

Who knew?

Not too many people, as it turns out. Like waffles, pumpkin is not a food stuff that incites screams of panic and outrage when it goes missing. No doubt yesterday cooks replaced the pie filling with sweet potato or pecan on their Turkey Day menu.

If there had been a beer shortage — well, let’s just say the football games might have been canceled.

But pumpkin?

I’m guessing only Linus cried…alone, in the pumpkin patch.