Timothy McSweeney’s Internet Tendency: McSweeney’s Recommends

I went googling for something or other and one of the links was to this. Timothy McSweeney’s Internet Tendency: McSweeney’s Recommends. I regained my sense of time after several minutes, and had only scrolled about a third of the page. This is a huge list of podcasts, books, movies, foods, music, experiences, and ideas. You’ll […]

Creamy Chicken Liver Pâté

Creamy Chicken Liver Pâté 10 to 15 peppercorns 2 allspice berries 1 clove 4 coriander seeds 1/2 cup butter 1 onion, chopped 1 pound chicken livers Salt 1/3 cup cream 1 to 2 tablespoons brandy Bread or crackers for serving. 1. In a spice grinder or clean coffee grinder, combine peppercorns, allspice, clove and coriander […]


Since my brother gave me a nice bottle of Balvenie Single Barrel last year, I’ve tried other single malts: Laphroig, Macallan, Auchentoshan, and a few others. There’s much to be said for the very smoky Laphroig, and the Auchentoshan is very nice too, but Balvenie continues to be my favorite, both the single barrel he […]