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A Thanksgiving date with bacon

29 Nov

Happy post- Turkey Day, Black Friday and Cyber Monday everyone!  It’s time to take those stretchy pants, bottles of mace, and free shipping coupon codes and trade them in for the usual 8-5 grind minus the leftovers.

My friends, I had a Thanksgiving date with bacon and it was actually pretty good.  When is bacon not good, you ask? I’m sure there are times, but thus far in life, I’ve been lucky enough to have avoided them. While hanging with my in-laws, I had a bacon-wrapped date as a fun little appetizer during Thanksgiving meal number one.  Normally I find dates to be overly sweet, but the bacon’s saltiness and smokiness cut through the sweet date to make the little morsel rather tasty.  It was a nice change before the usual Thanksgiving dishes.

Did you have a traditional Thanksgiving meal with all the fixings?  Perhaps it was a gourmet meal worthy of commentary by Tom Colicchio and a photo spread in Food & Wine.  Better yet, maybe it was an eclectic feast representing your family’s varied palates?  Or did you have one new culinary experience like I did?  Let us know what your favorite part was (and if the answer is ‘all of it,’ that’s cool, too. No judgement). Whatever meal you shared with loved ones this past holiday, Two Chicks hopes it was highly delicious and worthy of your stretchy pants.

-A

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Two Chicks, deconstructed

20 Apr

I just ran across this article in Time, about a new breed of foodie — the gastrocrat. Seeing as how we’ve only recently gotten comfortable calling ourselves foodies, the idea that that word is already so cliché so as to be replaced leaves me a bit surprised.

Still, it’s safe to say that Two Chicks is not, and never will become, gastrocrats… we have our pride, after all, and strive to treat others with some measure of respect. And, of course, we are poor. So there’s that.

– B