The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark by William Shakespeare

Ah Hamlet, the tragic and doomed Prince of Denmark, whose family puts the “fun” in dysfunctional. What I always liked about Hamlet is that his twisted family dynamic makes my own family look rather normal in comparison. Or maybe it goes to show that we all have messed-up family dynamics, and sometimes, as in Hamlet’s … Continue reading The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark by William Shakespeare

Episode 3, Season 2 of “Cooking The Books” Podcast Now Available!

My latest podcast episode just dropped and it’s a hilarious one, filled with lots of laughs, an in-depth discussion of Shakespeare and food, the dubious merits of Mel Gibson’s rendition of Hamlet. My guest, the witty, intelligent, extremely handsome and wonderful cook and author Giovanni Franceschini and I swap cooking methods, he creates an impromptu … Continue reading Episode 3, Season 2 of “Cooking The Books” Podcast Now Available!

Podcast

Here are links to the Cooking The Books podcast and my latest podcast collaboration, Sharing The Flavor! https://sharingtheflavor.com/episodeguide https://anchor.fm/cookingthebooks/episodes/Dracula-and-the-Bloody-Satisfaction-of-Chicken-Paprikash-e19bjrh https://anchor.fm/cookingthebooks/episodes/The-Great-Gatsby-and-the-Jazzy-Joys-of-Mint-Juleps-e1fatis https://anchor.fm/cookingthebooks/episodes/The-Chefs-Secret-and-the-Renaissance-ish-Delights-of-Veal-Meatballs-with-Pinenuts-e1e7br5 https://anchor.fm/cookingthebooks/episodes/The-Farolitos-of-Christmas-and-the-Seasonal-Happiness-of-Biscochitos-e1adp13 https://anchor.fm/cookingthebooks/episodes/Shakespeares-Hamlet-and-the-Dysfunctional-Joy-of-Chicken-Pies-in-Coffins-or-The-Funeral-Baked-Meats-e1a0t0t https://anchor.fm/cookingthebooks/episodes/Rebecca-and-the-Gothic-Pleasure-of-Ravioli-in-Tomato-Chicken-Cream-Sauce-e17bp0r https://anchor.fm/cookingthebooks/episodes/The-Godfather-and-the-Vengeful-Bliss-of-Veal-Saltimbocca-e13eg97 https://anchor.fm/cookingthebooks/episodes/Pet-Sematary-and-the-Deathly-Deliciousness-of-Meatloaf-Sandwiches-e11oud1 https://anchor.fm/cookingthebooks/episodes/Portnoys-Complaint-and-the-Onanistic-Pleasures-of-Cream-Filled-Apple–Banana-Cake-evpb6a https://anchor.fm/cookingthebooks/episodes/The-Shadow-of-the-Wind-and-the-Literary-Joy-of-Croquetas-de-Jamn-esoct8 https://anchor.fm/cookingthebooks/episodes/The-Pit-and-the-Pendulum-and-the-Horrifying-Thrill-of-Pork-Medallions-in-Amontillado-Sauce-equ6v https://anchor.fm/cookingthebooks/episodes/The-Shining-and-the-Truly-Terrifying-Pleasure-of-Tomato-Basil-Bisque-epuoao https://anchor.fm/cookingthebooks/episodes/Pablo-Nerudas-Ode-to-Tomatoes-and-the-Sensual-Pleasures-of-Tuna-Stuffed-Tomatoes-eockfo https://anchor.fm/cookingthebooks/episodes/The-Haunting-of-Hill-House-and-the-Spooky-Joy-of-Chicken-with-Plums-and-Radishes-em1dbo https://anchor.fm/cookingthebooks/episodes/The-Exorcist-and-the-Demonic-Pleasures-of-Split-Pea-Soup-el0cea https://anchor.fm/cookingthebooks/episodes/Bless-Me–ltima-and-the-Spiritual-Bliss-of-Blue-Corn-Cakes-ejm5qp https://anchor.fm/cookingthebooks/episodes/The-Southern-Book-Clubs-Guide-to-Slaying-Vampires-and-the-Bloody-Thrill-of-Cheese-Straws-ei0quq https://anchor.fm/cookingthebooks/episodes/The-Silence-of-the-Lambs-and-the-Cannibalistic-Joy-of-Chicken-Liver-and-Fava-Bean-Crostini-ef1i4u https://anchor.fm/cookingthebooks/episodes/Kitchen-Confidential-and-the-Fcking-Brilliance-of-Yellowfin-Tuna-efh0g3 https://anchor.fm/cookingthebooks/episodes/The-Name-of-the-Rose-and-the-Ungodly-Goodness-of-Fried-Cheese-in-Batter-ees6n0 https://anchor.fm/cookingthebooks/episodes/Dune-and-the-Otherwordly-Joys-of-Cooking-Rabbit-ee2rgc/a-a233vru https://anchor.fm/cookingthebooks/episodes/Like-Water-for-Chocolate-and-the-Magic-of-Chiles-en-Nogada-Stuffed-Poblano-Peppers-ed4eqd https://anchor.fm/cookingthebooks/episodes/Fairy-Tale-Food-and-the-Comfort-of-Cooking-Risotto-ecsgk0 https://anchor.fm/cookingthebooks/episodes/La-Cucina-and-the-Art-of-Homemade-Rag-Sauce-ecpm5t

Recipe Gallery

Drinks Green Tea Rum PunchDuma Key MojitoLast Call at the Nightshade Lounge Aperol SpritzThe Clockmaker’s Daughter Pan-Galactic Gargle BlasterThe Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy Campari CocktailDon’t Look Now Sazerac CocktailMadeleine’s Ghost Mint JulepThe Great Gatsby Appetizers Arancini (Mushroom Balls)The Final Girl’s Support Group Queso Fundido with Mushrooms, Roasted Corn and ChorizoMexican Gothic Cheese StrawsThe Southern … Continue reading Recipe Gallery

Books

A A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness A Head Full of Ghosts by Paul Tremblay A Roman Tale by Carroll Baker Alburquerque by Rudolfo Anaya The Alienist by Caleb Carr American Gods by Neil Gaiman The Angel’s Game by Carlos Ruíz Zafón The Anubis Gates by Tim Powers Aphrodite: A Memoir of the Senses … Continue reading Books