Who is gunning for Hank and the brewery that's been in his family for generations? Who is behind the mysterious Saint Secaire Brewery? Is it Josh, former sweatshop owner and former punch recipient, trying to exact his revenge on Hank for ending his exploitative business? Or is it Zelphia Dipthong, Josh's enigmatic attorney, who arrives unannounced at his home? Or one of the other devious criminals from Hank's past?
The food coma is over. Mostly. To recap: the Graves’ household had local turkey, Syracuse salt potatoes, crepes and cookies. Below is the turkey, fresh out of the oven and resting. I suspect that in the postprandial minutes and hours I was more than half dinner by weight. And it took all day to make, [more][posted on December 27th, 2013]
My wife is watching White Christmas while I cook. I generally enjoy that movie because Danny Kaye, but can’t help but throw up in my mouth a little bit at the not-song midway through where a bunch of talented singers get together and monotonically/arrhythmically yell “SNOW” in each other’s faces while the audience gradually wishes that Kaye’s [more][posted on December 25th, 2013]
Now I’m standing in my kitchen cooking crepes for my wife while occasionally basting the turkey. This will be a while. 15 pound turkey means plenty of time for contemplation and/or making merry with wine.[posted on December 25th, 2013]