Late to the party, but happy to have arrivedOne food item I always found interesting was the subject of pizza. Pizza pie -- that wonderful dish that can be either round and square -- is to me perhaps the most customizable entree ever gifted to humans. But a good pizza goes far beyond what is placed on top of it. As some of you may remember I am a former smoker. Not cigarettes, but cigars and pipes. Yup, I thought I was cool enough to smoke a pipe like some English novelist or detective.
My trip to the Austrian Alps coincides with the 200th birthday celebrations of this festive ditty. But, having flown into Salzburg for the occasion, I never actually get to hear the song. Locals in Fugen – now a fantastic ski resort – only sing it every December 24, not before. According to superstition, if they do, someone will die.
Out to lunch: Midland Brewing Co. sure bet for 'winning' pulled pork combosYou know there are some foods that work parts of the year but don't work in other seasons. I love me a mean bowl of chili just like the next guy, but I don't like it in the middle of summer. There are lots of foods that work all year long however, and one of those for me is pulled pork. I can eat that stuff almost every day of the year, and not get bored with it. With that said, I consider myself a bit of a pulled pork snob.
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