After a spiceless youth: “Once I discovered just how tasty food could be, I couldn’t get enough.”

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The Gram With a Thousand Rules: “The Egg and I, and other tasty dishes on the menu.

“My mother was perfect in almost every way, just as long as you weren’t expecting gourmet meals at her table. Actually, if you were expecting a tad of salt or pepper, you would be disappointed.

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What impressed her the most from her brunch with Mary Pickford?

Fifteen Nanoseconds of Fame

The Gram With a Thousand Rules: “Subject: The Day I Ate Brunch with Mary Pickford.

“I didn’t discover just how good food could taste until my first job. I had just graduated from high school, and I weighed a whopping 98 pounds.

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Would you prefer a beef on weck, or a beef in a Weck? How about a weck in a Weck?

Baader-Meinhof Phenomenon?

Rusty of St. Paul: “I experienced what I believe to be a variant of the Baader-Meinhof Phenomenon today.

“I was reading a food story in the Times about Buffalo Wings. In the comments section, several readers from Buffalo, N.Y., spoke of loving ‘beef on weck.’

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You want strength? You want dignity? You couldn’t do better than Henry (or Harmon, for that matter)!

In memoriam
Including: Thirty Nanoseconds of Fame

Zoo Lou of St. Paul: “Subject: Meeting Hank Aaron.

“Reading about the recent passing of baseball legend Hank Aaron took me back to May 30, 1974, and one of the most memorable experiences of my life.

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