In 1999, there was a mass shortage of Gameboy Colors because of the immense—albeit unexpected—popularity of the Pokémon franchise. It was talked about at school, on TV, and most importantly at my dinner table. Over slops of mashed potatoes and meatloaf, my parents made it abundantly clear a Gameboy Color—teal, with Super Mario Bros. Deluxe—was out of the picture.
I do this thing where I cry during movies. From cheesy flicks to heart-felt movies, any vaguely sentimental scene elicits manly tears from my swelled up eyes. That combined with the multitude of Christmas specials airing this time of year means I’m always within 5 feet of a tissue box. If you tend to get something in your eye this time of year like I do, then stay away from these holiday specials.
Happy Black Friday! I hope your bellies are full of turkey and your spirits high for the holiday season. And for the brave few who went hunting for Black Friday deals, from the bottom of my heart I hope you scored big time. For really no other reason than to exercise my imagination, I imagined how historical figures might react to Black Friday. Without further ado, here's four random figures from history and what they might buy on this day of savings.
Thyme is one of the most popular herbs in my house. It has a nice, subtle flavor that is almost minty and goes great in stews, in chowders and soups, and as a meat seasoning. In fact, there are very few dishes that I cook that don’t have thyme. But did you know that there’s more to thyme than being just a simple ingredient in your pantry? The herb has worn a lot of hats throughout history in cooking, medicine and folklore. Read on...
We all love bacon. From its irresistible aroma to the familiar symphony of crunch from a crispy strip, bacon is less of a food and more of a universal language to of those who value great flavor. With every nibble, bacon changes your world. But does bacon have the ability to change the world? In short the three Bacons below did—but not in the way you think.