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  1. From the Homer Simpson Kitchens, we present deep-fried butter.
  2. Sounds like you oughta just install a salt lick in the house. Although it's murder on the bloatated-ness, I can totally relate to the cravings for salty food, chocolate and (for me at least) red meat! ← Once again, Heather Duster comes to the rescue! Salt Lick BBQ in Texas delivers, albeit not in the vaunted Fressermobile.
  3. Does the fact that Xanax is a palindrome make it any more appealing?
  4. Fress in a Dress checking in... Beware mixing pain meds and alcohol--that could be a recipe for an ambulance ride.
  5. Pastor Virgil Jones has posted a website for his community food pantry: Mother Jones Food Pantry.
  6. Pastrummy: Smoked meat buried in a sarcophagus and enjoyed by Egyptian kings.
  7. Oy, I'm becoming such a maven. Greater Chicago Food Depository takes prepackaged, unopened donations and distributes them to local pantries. It's sort of the wholesaler of donations. If you look in Streetwise or another local newspaper, you can find shelters or other places that probably will take cooked food. Or you could just bag and freeze the food, then take it to people selling newspapers in downtown areas. I've done this a lot and people are usually thrilled to receive some munchies.
  8. That depends on the site where you're donating, nr706. At the Mother Jones Food Pantry (website coming!), they gladly accepted food donations from me, which they then hustled out the door the next day to hungry people waiting in line. Of course, different pantries may have different needs. at The Ark in Chicago, they can only accept kosher food, but kosher donations from individuals are always welcome.
  9. Anyone can contribute to local food banks by visiting the Greater Chicago Food Depository.
  10. Karma, shawarma. I don't do this in anticipation of some future good fortune--that wouldn't be moral in the Kantian sense. I just don't want to see people go hungry. What's more, it's FUN to motor up in the well-stocked Fressermobile and see peoples faces light up.
  11. My chicken-chomping compatriot Freddie lives about a mile from the Mother Jones food pantry referenced above. He drove by their site at 120th and Halsted this morning and saw people lined up DOWN THE BLOCK waiting for food. Beat the holiday rush, people--feed your neighbors now.
  12. No reason to wait until the holidays, Judy. I say just invade your local grocer, fill up a cart with stapes such as oatmeal, grits, soup, canned corn and whatnot and drive the cornucopia to a food pantry. You'd be amazed at the amount of food that five $10-donations will buy.
  13. Check this out: http://www.myfoxchicago.com/myfox/pages/Ne...TY&pageId=3.1.1 The sanctuary is at 120th and Halsted in Chicago's Pullman neighborhood. Their cupboards were literally empty and many people in the neighborhood were going hungry. So I just drove down there today in the Fressermobile and brought oatmeal, soup, spaghetti, tomato sauce, chicken, bananas and fresh watermelon. They took some nice mugshots of me that I'll forward later. Anyone who would like to contribute can reach Pastor Virgil Jones at the sanctuary. His phone number is 708-672-8080.
  14. In case you've been missing your Recommended Daily Allowance of turkey sandwich, The Onion has the answer.
  15. A new Cajun joint just sprouted up in my quasi-industrial work neighborhood. Interestingly, they don't have a printed menu: owner Nate says, "If we run out of a dish mid-day, we just switch the menu to a new item." I found the pozole stew to be a smokey treat; has anyone else tried the place? They're on the web at Yat's Cajun Creole.
  16. Tour de France cyclists consume about 8,000 calories a day, but then they're thin as stick-figures. They have much less upper-body mass than Olympic eye-candy like Phelps--something that the women here seem to have noticed. Lance Armstrong himself was a triathlete in his pre-Tour de France days. How many calories per day do triathletes like perennial Ironman-winner Dave Scott ingest?
  17. Village Creamery is at 8000 West Oakton (intersection of Oakton & Waukegan). Here's a review: http://www.pioneerlocal.com/oakton/1098505...1408-s1.article.
  18. Fresser, wasn't there also a Middle-Eastern market and a Polish deli? We also had, I believe some Asian-inflected ice creams from the Village Creamery. Looking forward to photos. ← Steve, I'll post some promo pictures from Pita Inn a wee bit later in the day. We made an impromptu stop there on the way to the Evanston kitchen. I've eaten at Pita Inn since 1989 and the place has sprouted from one hole-in-the wall store to a group of three restaurants, bakery, grocery and furniture gallery. Many guys have worked at the restaurant for over 20 years--that's a tenure nearly unheard of in the restaurant business.
  19. Hwa's eGullet name is "einberliner." But I'm not sure why, as she resembles neither President Kennedy nor a jelly doughnut.
  20. Are you a Maroon, Hungry C? Let's hear the Scholarly Yell!!!
  21. I said in the US. And we're not talking about photographing people. We're talking about photographing food. ← What about cannibals who have cameras?
  22. In my neck of the woods, PIBs are fancy cocktail food. Sheesh! ← Damn uppity Heartlanders! Given our luxe collection of fromages, I think a Stilton-filled puff pastry would be edible ecstasy.
  23. I'd never worked before with fromage that actually had crossed Customs. It reminded me of Fat Guy's piece entitled Cheesy Does It. If you've never read the entire piece--and find yourself in need of a belly-laugh--do so now.
  24. As promised... Ann and Elfin: Fresser and Bagel: Welcome to the Heartland: Time to make the sausage: Men with Man-Yam:
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