Food Facts & Lore, Table Manners

Mind Your Manners

Manners: a person's way of behaving toward others, well-bred social behavior. Time and again, scholars and lovers of good conversation have debated the idea of manners over a good, long meal. Virtue and reverence may have been subtitles to these philosophical explorations. Can one have manners without virtue and reverence? If virtue and reverence are… Continue reading Mind Your Manners

Food Facts & Lore

February, National Snack Foods Month

Upon hearing the word “snack,” we frequently imagine a favorite grab-and-go treat we can find at a glance at a local daily stop on the way to work or back home. The mind homes in on a familiar package. It knows what the body craves; hardly a conscious thought is required. The true definition of… Continue reading February, National Snack Foods Month

Fricassee of Words

Fricassée of Words – Can’t Have Your Cake and Eat it Too!

One of the most misunderstood phrases, “Can’t have your cake and eat it too,” has been interpreted in various ways depending on personal perspective. For some, it reaches as deep as personal aspiration. You can have dreams and wants all you want, they observe, but don’t expect them to materialize. You can’t have your cake… Continue reading Fricassée of Words – Can’t Have Your Cake and Eat it Too!