Issue 30

Shifting Paradigms: Shake Out and Start Up

Closing one calendar year and transitioning into another seems to have a renewing effect on most of us.  Many people begin to focus on health and wellness changes for the New Year. Over the past year, I have been presenting

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The Art of Hospitality

When I was 10 years old, I earned my first-degree black belt in Taekwondo. My instructor, Ken Brooks, had a reputation for earning respect. He gave us the tools to succeed, and the personal room to fail; the choice was

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Sodas in Which You May Not Be Entirely Aware of: Triple Cola

This one really pisses me off. We are looking at Triple Cola this week. Oh, on the surface, it seems like a fine beverage out of Mukilteo, Washington. It proudly proclaims, “Drink it for Vim & Vigor.” Sure, buddy, like

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The Dumpster: Take a Load Off

Thanksgiving gluttony skidded right past Christmas indulgence and T-boned into New Year’s revelry. Cookies and cocktails everywhere every day. I can’t say no — that’d be rude. So here I am, as wide as I am tall, psyching myself up

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The Dumpster: Fads Gone Bad

As Food & Spirits celebrates its 10th year of persnicketiness and gluttony, I offer my congratulations to Erik the Publisher. In his honor I’ve come up with a top ten list of food fads from the last ten years that

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Sodas in Which You May Not Be Entirely Aware of: Royal Crown Cola

“God is going to get you.” That is just one of the crazy remarks I have received from customers at B & G Tasty Foods when I told them that we do not have Coca-Cola. Admittedly, that is probably the

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Letter From the Publisher: Issue 28

Welcome to the latest issue of Food & Spirits Magazine, which marks our 10-year anniversary. When reflecting over that last 10 years, it seems that so much has changed during that time, both for me personally and, of course, for

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The Dumpster: Pie in the Sky

“Tang: breakfast of astronauts!” cried the TV ad. Nope. Tang was never any part of their breakfast. Most astronauts couldn’t stand the stuff. Buzz Aldrin once said bluntly, “Tang sucks.” Tang was concocted by Dr. William A. Mitchell—for General Foods,

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Sodas in Which You May Not Be Entirely Aware Of: Kickapoo Joy Juice

Well, I have decided to write about Kickapoo Joy Juice, and I’m already regretting it. Sentence one, and I have all but given up hope. You see, usually there isn’t much documentation on these sodas I write about, so I

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Letter From the Publisher: Issue 27

Welcome to the newest issue of Food & Spirits Magazine, our 27th. With this issue we are just one issue away from our 10th anniversary. To commemorate the event, you’ll find some of our old issues scattered among the current

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