Jonathan Bardzik


Exquisite.

Watercress always seems so fancy, relegated to delicate soups and in precious finger sandwiches of chopped, hard-boiled egg and mayonnaise on crustless, thinly sliced bread laid out on silver platters at ladies luncheons. Which, now that I mention it, sound lovely. While the life that included ladies luncheons and called for a studied knowledge […]


It sounded so good on paper.

Temptation relies heavily on its co-conspirator, convenience, particularly when it comes to those high-calorie foods we realize are best kept in the every-once-in-a-while-as-a-treat category. With that thought in mind, I came up with the perfect solution: I can eat just about anything, anytime I want, but I’ve got to make it […]


St. Valentine might have loved tacos.

According to Wikipedia, Pope Gelasius I* established the feast of St. Valentine on February 14 in the year 496. He listed St. Valentine amongst those saints “… whose names are justly reverenced among men, but whose acts are known only to God.” In other words, they didn’t know a thing about […]