I posted this a year ago, but it bears repeating. These things never last no matter how many I make. This year I am home to make them. At least two of the major food groups are represented here, blue cheese and bacon. These are soooo easy to make and taste so good. No matter […]

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Virgil on November 20, 2012

I came across this graphic from Upworthy.com and it wonderfully illustrates what has happened to vegetable biodiversity since the beginning of “modern” agriculture. One of the primary characteristics of modern agriculture is over-reliance on a limited number of varieties of a given crop. This has led to disasters in that pest or disease attacks run […]

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Virgil on November 17, 2012

I decided to buy a whole rabbit from a farm participating in Augusta Locally Grown. The last time I bought and cooked a rabbit was around 1976 when my friend Dennis and I bought a live one that was butchered on the spot at the Italian Market in Philadelphia. Now, Hassenpfeffer is an old dish […]

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Virgil on November 12, 2012

We have a great wine shop here in North Augusta, South Carolina. It has been around for many years and the owners really know wine. Not like the mega liquor stores with their discount prices. Now, don’t get me wrong, I shop at the mega liquor store near us for hard liquor, which is cheaper […]

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Virgil on November 5, 2012

Just watched the first episode of Next Iron Chef – Redemption. I have mixed feelings and it almost seemed like a scripted setup on the first elimination. First, I have to say that I no longer watch Iron Chef America and it used to be my favorite show. I guess that that Food Network management […]

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From our friends at Food Democracy Now! It’s time to Stop Monsanto  – Join Us for the Food Fight of the Century to label GMOs! Dear Virgil, Tonight is Halloween and there’s nothing more frightening than the future that Monsanto and the giant pesticide companies have in store for us. In just six days, on […]

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