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“The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me”*…


Although well-known for her massive novels The Fountainhead (about an architectural genius who blows up his own skyscraper) and Atlas Shrugged (about a group of fiercely individualistic anti—union entrepreneurs who band together and go on strike), Ayn Rand was something of a culinary devotee–or so the publication of this hitherto unsuspected book of recipes would suggest.

Written in her trademark “romantic realist” style, this large collection includes recipes unique to its author, such as “I Need No Warrant for Being Green Beans,” “Rational Pumpkin Muffins of the Highest Intelligence,” and “Chicken Baked Only for Itself.”…

More– including a recipe for an old standard, made Objectively better– at “Preparing Eggplant Rollatini With the Highest Competence.”

See also Mc Sweeney’s “Recipes that would be officially approved by the Ayn Rand Institute.”

* Ayn Rand


As we decide to diet, we might recall that it was on this date in 1992, at 11:00 a.m., that the current world record brown trout was caught on the Little Red River in Arkansas by Howard “Rip” Collins.  At forty-pounds, four ounces, it far exceeded the previous record-holder, a 38-9 brown caught by Mike “Huey” Manley of North Little Rock four years earlier.

Collins and his catch



Written by LW

May 9, 2016 at 1:01 am

“There’s a fine line between fishing and just standing on the shore like an idiot”*…

From “Sage Fishing Advice from NBC’s Parks and Recreation’s Ron Swanson” on GoFishN.  More of Swanson’s sagacity at Ron Swanson Says.

* Stephen Wright


As we untangle our line, we might recall that it was on this date in 1890 that Idaho became the 43rd state.  Officially known as “The Gem State” (Idaho is one of only two places in the world– with the Indian Himalaya Mountains– where star garnets can be found), its license plates have encouraged one to think of it as ‘The Potato State”; indeed, Idaho yields roughly one-third of the potatoes grown in the United States.  But less well known is the fact that Idaho is home to the world’s largest factory producing barrel cheese, the precursor ingredient of processed cheese.


Written by LW

July 3, 2012 at 1:01 am

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