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Anyone read any M.F.K. Fisher books on food?

Mary Frances Kennedy Fisher.
I discovered her in the 70s.

In my opinion she is the BEST food writer at least of the 20th century.
Most, if not all, of her books are out of print now.
Possibly you can find some on Amazon.
Think of Julia Child as a terrific writer.

Mary Frances Kennedy Fisher (July 3, 1908 – June 22, 1992) was a preeminent American food writer. She was a founder of the Napa Valley Wine Library. Over her lifetime she wrote 27 books, including a translation of The Physiology of Taste by Brillat-Savarin. Fisher believed that eating well was just one of the "arts of life" and explored this in her writing. W. H. Auden once remarked, "I do not know of anyone in the United States who writes better prose."[1]

Who actually runs this country? Here's the list:

"The Hill's Top Lobbyists 2019"

You'll see some familiar names.

Bloomberg's candidacy is hopeless. All in favor?

WTF is this guy thinking/drinking/smoking?
I don't understand what his motivation could possibly be.
He. Has. No. Chance.

'Splain me?

My latest motel adventure: Pack your slippers.

Stayed in a motel we've stayed in several times.
Always an enjoyable stay...until now.

Remodeled and now have laminate floors in rooms.
Very cold underfoot, but probably low maintenance compared to carpet.
No room phone.
Is this a new thing?
EVERYONE has a mobile phone?
I had to look up the motel's website to get the phone number to call the front desk on my mobile.
No coffeemaker.

What's your take on CBS news?

Fair and balanced?
Left leaning?
Right leaning?

I kinda like the morning show because it's not all politics.
But I feel they give too much credence to right wing talking points and...fantasies?

Whut chall thank?
(I'm from Alabama)

The making of Adam Schiff: Why is this man taking on the president?

Schiff was born in Boston in 1960, a few months before John F. Kennedy was elected president, as the younger of two sons to Ed and Sherri Schiff. Theirs was a mixed marriage: Ed, who now lives in Boca Raton, Fla. — “living the ‘Seinfeld’ life,” his son said — is a Democrat; Sherri, who died around 2009 of complications from Alzheimer’s disease, was a Republican.

Ed Schiff was a businessman who moved around the country as a regional sales director for Farah, a men’s pants manufacturing company. Sherri, “bored with country club life … went into real estate, where her boss said, ‘You are wasting time writing copy. Why don’t you get into sales?’ ” Ed said.

After a few years of living in Arizona, the Schiffs moved in 1970 to Contra Costa County in the Bay Area, where Ed got out of the “rag business,” as he called it, and purchased a building materials yard.

In those days, Adam was a studious boy who, according to his father, always did his homework, adored his mother and had a friendly sibling rivalry with his older brother, Dan, a relationship Adam would later write about in a screenplay — never produced — called “Common Wall.”

Much more. Fascinating article.

Anybody see Rudy lately?

Where's Rudy?

New doo-wop group: Donnie and the Pinocchios.

I sent the suggestion to Randy Rainbow.
Stand by.

Terri Sewell is the lone Democrat of the Alabama congressional delegation.

She acquits herself well on the committee.
I'm proud to be a fellow Alabamian.

It's almost 7 p.m. in DC. The hearing still grinds on.

Don't these people have ANY consideration for the witnesses?
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