Box lunch
May 5th, 2011
12:00 PM ET
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Sink your teeth into today's top stories from around the globe.

  • In today's Royal Family dispatch, they will now make their own wine. - Telegraph




  • Reflections on children growing older - with an added bonus of cocoa brownies with salted peanut butter frosting. - Not Without Salt


  • A restaurant owner revisits his 100 restaurant rules he instated at opening, and finds some need to be amended. – New York Times


  • Uh ... excuse me sir, do I detect a hint of sturgeon bladder in this Bordeaux? - Globe and Mail
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  1. JohnnyJumpUp

    He's gulping down the wine before he hits the sack with Mr. Ed!

    May 5, 2011 at 2:51 pm |
  2. Evil Grin

    The evil family has been passing down some unwanted recipes we believe originated civil war era (I have not inherited these, nor do I have access yet, unfortunately). They are truly unwanted, as some of them are barely edible, but they are historically very interesting, and mean a lot to the family as they were collected generations ago. So I do actually understand what the author means when she's talking about the stories behind recipes no one really wants.

    I do argue, however, that they recipes themselves are not the important part, but the material they are on along with the story behind it. I feel it would do me no good to just digitally copy the recipes and throw out the paper collection. It's value is in the delicate and torn cards, covered in cooking stains.

    May 5, 2011 at 1:25 pm |
    • Jerv

      Hear hear. I have my grandmothers favorite cookbook with all kinds of dog eared pages, her hand written notes and other newspaper clipped recipes sprinkled through out the book. One recipe I'm looking forward to making is Dandelion Whiskey. It stays in my kitchen until the day comes that I pass along as well.

      May 5, 2011 at 3:30 pm |
  3. Jerv

    "36. Never reek from perfume or cigarettes. People want to smell the food and beverage." Yes, thank you.

    May 5, 2011 at 12:41 pm |
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