America needs some Spaghettieis

It isn’t terribly hard to make, and the concept is simple enough. Press ice cream through an extruder to make it look like noodles. Add chocolate truffles for meatballs. Sauce can be a strawberry syrup. Shredded cheese is easy to copy with grated white chocolate. That’s Spaghettieis. In Germany it is a common sweet treat,Continue reading “America needs some Spaghettieis”

An Epicurean, an Epidemic, a Food Pantry, and Government Cheese

I have long thought that Government Cheese would be a great band name. Government Mule was used already by a very cool southern rock group that started back in the mid 1990’s. I’ve had government cheese, though, and it is not anything like cool. Government peanut butter is similarly uncool. Which brings me to theContinue reading “An Epicurean, an Epidemic, a Food Pantry, and Government Cheese”

Graphic novels, comics, and Wilhelm Busch

One of the earliest memories I have about reading is of my dad reading the newspaper every day. This is something he still does, but I don’t recall ever seeing him read a book. My mom, though, read daily. She read books in German, English, and continued to read some things even in Polish orContinue reading “Graphic novels, comics, and Wilhelm Busch”