Issue 28

Posts From Michael Campbell

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Michael Campbell

Michael Campbell

Michael Campbell is a songwriter and humor essayist. His “Dumpster” column closes every issue of Food & Spirits magazine. He has authored two books, including Are You Going To Eat That? (2009), and Of Mice and Me (2017). He also has four albums of original songs. The latest, My Turn Now, was released in 2015. Learn more at michaelcampbellsongwriter.com.

The Dumpster: For Good Measure

Recipes used to be simpler: 1. Hit pigeon with rock; 2. Pull off feathers; 3. Hold over fire until inside temperature reaches . . . ow! Our ancestors learned the feather trick after some trial and error. Then came the

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The Dumpster: Molding Opinions

Before the dawn of refrigerators, back when humans made ice cubes by banging chunks of glacier against their foreheads, food storage options for leftovers were simpler. You either 1) ate it, 2) it rotted, or 3) it rotted and you

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The Dumpster: Saying It with Meat

At Christmas we often show our love with a salami. I don’t know how Hillshire Farms survives the rest of the year, but during the Christmas season business booms as neatly packaged grassy nests of unrefrigerated salami and warm wet

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