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Hello, Old Friend…

I’ve missed you, Drunk on Food. It’s been a while since my last post, but I’m back in the swing of things now and ready to blog the crap out of the blogosphere.

Since my last post, a lot has happened. New restaurants and an amazing new bar (The Three Penny Taproom) have opened up around me in my little Capital City. I’ve done boatloads of cooking at home, and feel confident that I mastered both my great grandmother’s stuffing recipe and the best chicken and biscuits ever. I’ve traveled to France and spent a week in Paris, eating, eating and eating. It took a trip across the Atlantic to fall in love with my two new favorite foods: morel mushrooms and pistachio eclairs. Délicieux!!!

So now I have some serious writing to do, and clearly, some serious eating. Can’t wait to get started!

Vacuvin Pineapple Slicer

Generally speaking, I’m not a supporter of single-task tools (except when absolutely necessary, like corkscrews). Why clog up the gadget drawer with a tool that can only do one thing, when you can just use a knife? Then I met my new friend, Vacuvin’s pineapple slicer, and now I hope we’re together forever. It’s not that butchering a pineapple the old fashioned way is particularly difficult, but this thing rocked my socks off the very first time I used it. The only knife work required is the removal of the pineapple top, then your new gadget will do the rest of the work. You just screw the thing down into the fruit, pull, and TADA! you’re left with a perfect sliced spiral of juicy goodness. And, if you’re feeling a little tropical, you can use the flawless cup-shaped pineaple shell as a vessel for your favorite boozy fruit drink. What’s better than that?