Category Archives: Meatness

All things animal flesh.

Faggot

I hate everything about this word. I hate the look of it, I hate the hard sound of it, I hate the power of it. I hate the hate of it. There is nothing pleasant about the word “faggot”. Even … Continue reading

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Eat Me

Let’s pretend for a moment you were asked to translate yourself into a plate of food. If you were to turn the phrase “You are what you eat” on its ear and attempt to eat what you are, what exactly … Continue reading

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Southern Accent: Collard Greens

I’m no Southerner. No one in my family has claimed residency south of the Mason-Dixon line for at least 150 years. I do, however, like to pretend I’m from the Land of Cotton-and-Coca-Cola from time to time, just to entertain myself. … Continue reading

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Mmm… Popovers…

So there I was in Neiman Marcus on a Saturday afternoon looking for a bridesmaid’s dress. My friend Shannon, who hates shopping, thought it would be a grand idea to ask along the one gay man in her universe that … Continue reading

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Summer in Morocco or, Bastilla Day

I was confused by Morocco before I ever left the plane. Looking down at its Mediterranean coastline after a stretch of late-Winter rains, I turned to the friend sitting next to me and said with more than a little disbelief: … Continue reading

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Steak Tartare: A Daredevil’s Lunch

Earlier this week, while tooling around on the Book of the Faces, I noticed that my friend Pascal posted photos of something he called “Operation Tartare.” Those less Parisian or simply less dramatically inclined than he might have simply called … Continue reading

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How To Roast A Chicken: An Illustrated Guide

Hi there. How are you today? Oh, I’m sorry to hear that. But don’t worry, they have pills for that sort of thing now. Now that the niceties are out of the way, it’s time for Show-and-Tell. Today, I’m going … Continue reading

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Eating Cute

Where I work, we serve rabbit. It’s a delightful dish, but when I describe it to guests, very often I am greeted with head-shaking, gasps of alarm, or– sometimes– the empathetic bunny-twitching of noses. “Oh no, no, no,” I’ve heard … Continue reading

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As Canadian a Breakfast as Possible…

… under the circumstances.* Yesterday marked the Opening Ceremonies of the XXI Winter Olympics in Vancouver, British Columbia, if you haven’t been paying attention. In its honor or, more correctly, honour, I’ve decided to make a real Canadian breakfast to … Continue reading

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Poke the Ones You Love This Christmas.

As it turns out, Mele Kalikimaka really is the thing to say on a bright Hawai’ian Christmas Day.  So, in honor of all my friends from The Islands Big and not-so-Big, I am saying “Merry Christmas” with a big bowl … Continue reading

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