friday feast: bob raczka’s presidential misadventures (+ a giveaway!)

Clerihew? Achoo! Pardon me, but whenever I see the word “clerihew” I think somebody’s just sneezed. Either that, or I picture a shell-shaped danish pastry or a new fangled brass musical instrument. But all you poetry aficionados know very well that a clerihew is a cheeky four-line rhyming poem invented back in the late 19th … Continue reading friday feast: bob raczka’s presidential misadventures (+ a giveaway!)

presidential potluck with mitali perkins

Friends, can you smell that positively divine aroma of fresh ginger, turmeric, cumin, chilies, and mustard emanating from your computer screen?    Thanks to First Daughter Sameera “Sparrow” Righton and her creator, Mitali Perkins, we can enjoy some authentic Indian food at our Asian Pacific American Heritage Month potluck today! I don’t know about you, but I’m ready to don … Continue reading presidential potluck with mitali perkins

cornelius meets hillary: of cookies, chiles, and scrambled eggs

Some of you may know we love talking about Presidential Food here in the Alphabet Soup kitchen. Whether it’s polishing off a bowl of JFK’s clam chowder, whipping up a batch of George Washington’s hoecakes, or wrapping our lips around Barack Obama’s homemade chili, learning about our leaders’ favorite foods makes them more human and … Continue reading cornelius meets hillary: of cookies, chiles, and scrambled eggs

biting into hot dog!: eleanor roosevelt throws a picnic by leslie kimmelman and victor juhasz

When is a hot dog more than just a hot dog? When it’s served on a silver tray to the first reigning British monarchs to ever set foot on American soil! Yes, that’s precisely what happened when King George VI and Queen Elizabeth visited the United States in June 1939. To celebrate this momentous occasion, … Continue reading biting into hot dog!: eleanor roosevelt throws a picnic by leslie kimmelman and victor juhasz