Category Archives: Dining at home

Lambchop

If the band’s name is the name of a food, does it count as Plate Discipline material? I decided yes. It’s hard to know how to sell people on Nixon, the Lambchop album the internet seems to agree was the … Continue reading

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Oregon

Tasty & Alder is my kind of restaurant, even if I found it mostly to be very good rather than great. The varying dish size — everything from a single (warm) donut to a life-sized Bi Bim Bap — the … Continue reading

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Plate discipline

I’m forced inside by illness and watching the Bulls play on TV, which you can now do easily this season. I can’t imagine there are more than 100 people watching this game; does anyone really watch minor-league baseball on television? … Continue reading

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Meals of the Week(s)

Just a bit of catch-up here. Wasn’t I supposed to say something about that risotto I made a couple-three weeks ago? The salient point was that it was made out of what we had on hand, which was not very … Continue reading

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Meals of the week

Just catching up from the week: Plate: Loin of pork with red curry-orange sauce, braised with sweet potatoes and carrots. Sauteed kale. Discipline: Let’s see, you tweeted a picture of this one, didn’t you? (That’s sweet of you, although here … Continue reading

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Just the facts, ma’am? (In a pig’s ear)

Further to today’s conversation about the author of The Lifespan of a Fact, John D’Agata. (Here is the piece I read about him.) The question is whether there’s any validity to the claim that it’s OK to change facts in … Continue reading

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