King Kong Runaway Lobster

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The following story is true, but no names were changed to protect either the innocent or the guilty, since the subject of this tale is a 30-pound South African lobster we will call Mikey. [ Read More ]

You Whine, You Lose

November 8, 2014– Dear Secret Diary, today, my wife and I went into a restaurant that prominently displayed the above sign near its entrance. [ Read More ]

Spongebob Banana Pants

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My little daughter is a picky eater. She only eats meat. That’s why I needed to be extra playful just to make sure they’ll eat their veggies and fruits. [ Read More ]

How to Ripen Fruit with The New York Times

New York Times Week in Review and Fruit

October 18, 2014– Dear Secret Diary, I learned not too long ago that you can use The New York Times to ripen fruit. [ Read More ]

Who’s the Culprit?

theater

My son used to take part in a theater restaurant that performed mystery plays. While the shows were quite entertaining, the food left a lot to be desired. [ Read More ]

The Chopstick Conundrum

Back in high school, my friends and I would often spend the after school hours hanging out at each other’s houses, or as our parents would call it, much to our annoyance, on “play-dates”. Sometimes, in desperate attempts to get us outside of the house and away from breakables, our parents would take us out … [ Read More ]

Girl Meets Hummus

To kick off a unit on Mesopotamia in sixth grade, my teachers treated us to a day of ancient style feasting. The buffet had reliable favorites like apples and pears and foods my young self had never seen before like couscous and figs. [ Read More ]

I Danced With Brooke Shields!! [VIDEO]

Ivan Jenson tells the hilarious true story of the night he danced with Brooke Shields at a trendy downtown New York City night club called Rex. Art, European disco, coleslaw and sushi… this is a story you don’t want to miss! [ Read More ]

What, No Chocolate?!?

chocolate

I’m addicted. Always have been, always will be: I think “chocolate” may have been the first word that passed through my lips. [ Read More ]

The Truth About Vegetables

vegetables

A while back my wife went out of town for work, which left me to do the cooking. In our two-person household we both cook, I just do it badly (have you ever burnt spaghetti? That takes a special talent). [ Read More ]