The show yesterday started with a call from Sal about Hambone, the gem on the northshore that has mind-blowing food in a peculiar environment. We talked of biscuits, especially our home-baked drop versions of this sometimes-but-not-often sublime food item. We also had a call from Drake Morvant from the Krewe of Tucks, reporting on their donation to Children’s Hospital from the Gumbo cookoff we judged.
We talked of The Butter Crisp Diner in Covington, and of hash browns, and another breakfast food - pancakes. The subject arose because of the great Shrove Tuesday Pancake festival in Liberal, Kansas.
Another breakfast food was on the docket today. Special K was the oddly chosen lunch of the editor of The New Yorker, who was a regular at the Algonquin Round Table back in the earlier part of the last century. It was a great chance to talk about Dorothy Parker. Why were we talking about this? The New Yorker was first published yesterday in 1925.
And we talked caffeine, Napoleon, Union soldiers, Cafe Rani, and school lunches.