Monthly Archives: March 2011

Thanksgiving Day, Every Day–The Original Turkey

I’m a turkey baby. Born three days before Thanksgiving, I’ve always had a strange relationship with the holiday. When I was a kid, having my birthday so close to a national holiday meant two seemingly contradictory things–my birthday “cake” would … Continue reading

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Sexy Meat: Hershel’s East Side Deli

Coincidentally, the day that I decided to try Hershel’s East Side Deli at the Reading Terminal Market, my companion watched A Touch of Genie, a 1974 porn comedy directed by Joe Sarno, in which a nebbishy Jewish man, constantly berated … Continue reading

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Co-op me with OK Produce

During grad school in Minneapolis, I read Barbara Ehrenreich’s Fear of Falling: The Inner Life of the Middle Class. In one easily overlooked footnote, she mentioned the “Twinkie Wars” of the early 1970s when the Minneapolis food co-op scene nearly … Continue reading

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