Thanksgiving And Turkey Fryers

Bayou Classic 9195 Turkey Fryer Kit With Thanksgiving here in America, turkey fryers are in seasonal vogue. I’m fascinated with those tipsy, flimsy contraptions, which combine a tall aluminum cauldron, gas-burner and basic metal stand.

The turkey fryer’s size, awkwardness, assembly, open flames, dangerous hot oil and primal nature tend to fascinate and lure men, while scaring off women.… Read the rest

Six Cheeseburgers And A Bacon Explosion

I just made a personal record for the most number of cheeseburgers consumed in a July 4 weekend: six.

July 4th Bacon ExplosionI’m serious. It wasn’t intentional, nor my fault. Serendipity played out — each day’s barbecue, starting on Friday of the long weekend and continuing through Monday, featured cheeseburgers as the main course.  While that’s bad — disgusting, really — C.C.… Read the rest