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October 19, 1994
Rob Kasper, Sun columnist, has won first place in a national writing contest sponsored by the Association of Food Journalists. He received the award Saturday during the group's convention in Atlanta.His winning columns included reminiscences about the pleasures of eating watermelon as a teen-ager with his Midwestern buddies; ruminations on how homemade pie might well be the antidote to America's problems and an account of his struggles to match the correct wine glass with the right wine.The competition, which rates writers on skill and consistency, requires contestants to submit consecutive columns.
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By rob.kasper and rob.kasper,rob.kasper@baltsun.com | August 27, 2008
What is the best month to chow down in Maryland? I have spent too much time thinking about this question. Lately, for example, while folks with bigger brains have been busy analyzing the nation's economy or deciphering our relationship with Russia, I have been worrying about what is happening with the local peach crop. I am happy to report the peach crop will linger into September. The likelihood of having peach juice running down my chin next month is just one reason I concluded September was our best eating month.
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September 13, 1992
SAN FRANCISCO -- Rob Kasper, Baltimore Sun columnist, has won second place in a national writing contest sponsored by the Newspaper Food Editors and Writers Association. He received the award and a check for $250 this week during the group's convention in San Francisco.The competition, which rates writers on skill and consistency, requires contestants to submit consecutive columns. Mr. Kasper's winning selection came from his twice-weekly Happy Eater column. His columns, on the thrill of grilling eggplant and on the social superiority of the kitchen table over new-fangledbreakfast bars, finished second to Ruth Reichl.
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By book review | January 21, 2007
Alice, Let's Eat: Further Adventures of a Happy Eater By Calvin Trillin Originally published in 1978, this was the second of Trillin's three autobiographical books about food (the "Tummy Trilogy"). Guided by an insatiable appetite, Trillin records his gastronomical odyssey - from barbecued mutton in Kentucky to latkes in London - often with his wife, Alice, who died in 2001, at his side. Trillin is a marvelous writer, affable and witty under any circumstances. He's also an extremely enthusiastic eater, so the books are filled with gourmet brio.
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By book review | January 21, 2007
Alice, Let's Eat: Further Adventures of a Happy Eater By Calvin Trillin Originally published in 1978, this was the second of Trillin's three autobiographical books about food (the "Tummy Trilogy"). Guided by an insatiable appetite, Trillin records his gastronomical odyssey - from barbecued mutton in Kentucky to latkes in London - often with his wife, Alice, who died in 2001, at his side. Trillin is a marvelous writer, affable and witty under any circumstances. He's also an extremely enthusiastic eater, so the books are filled with gourmet brio.
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February 9, 1992
Dear Doctor:Suggestion -- Since Oriole Park at Camden Yards is modeled after an old-time ballpark, how about bringing back the tradition of serving local suds? Three local breweries could serve tap beer: Sisson's, Baltimore Brewing Co. and Oxford Class.Happy Eater Inter-office mailDear Happy Eater:Thanks for writing and for reading. As a former wine steward and one-time busboy, I find your columns in the food section quite interesting and particularly enjoyed your recent series on the secret lives of chocolate eclairs.
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October 17, 1990
Sun columnist Rob Kasper received honors this month when the Newspaper Food Editors and Writers Association presented its 1990 awards. His Happy Eater columns took second place in the columns category of the group's annual writing competition. His entry competed against those from other newspapers in the United States and Canada with 200,000 or higher circulation.Mr. Kasper submitted three columns to the contest, including one describing the eggnog of the '90s as having more substance than that served during the '80s.
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By ROB KASPER | September 4, 1991
Today we are dealing with growlers, a guy called Gomer, creeping humor and theories of ice-cream eating.All this came in the mail, in the form of handwritten communications. In a time when stacks of computer-generated mail descend upon anybody with a mail box, it is a pleasure to spot an envelope that has been addressed by a person, not a computer printer.Inside such envelopes are usually honest messages, artfully stated.I think it is called letter writing. My mother keeps telling me I should try it sometime.
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By BOB KASPER | February 3, 1991
Today we are going to have a series of guest lecturers. This is a trick I learned from teachers. Whenever they run out of new things to say, or can't crank up enough enthusiasm to restate what they have said so many times before, they invite colleagues to lecture.While this column has rarely been accused of being "educational," there are certain parallels with the classroom situation. Namely the audience is expecting to hear something, the usual speaker has nothing to offer, and there are lots of folks, gassed up and ready to go, waiting in the wings.
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By ROB KASPER | December 16, 1992
The fruitcake-eating public has been roused. For several years we were passive. We let those lame jokes about fruitcakes bounce off us like maraschino cherries. The jokes about how there is only one fruitcake that gets passed around the world, or how slices of fruitcake can be used to soak up oil on the garage floor, or how fruitcake bits make a good doorstop or gopher bait.We are not going to take it any more. We eat fruitcake and are proud of it. In response to my recent call to form an anti-fruitcake-defamation club, Friends of Fruitcake (FOF)
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October 19, 1994
Rob Kasper, Sun columnist, has won first place in a national writing contest sponsored by the Association of Food Journalists. He received the award Saturday during the group's convention in Atlanta.His winning columns included reminiscences about the pleasures of eating watermelon as a teen-ager with his Midwestern buddies; ruminations on how homemade pie might well be the antidote to America's problems and an account of his struggles to match the correct wine glass with the right wine.The competition, which rates writers on skill and consistency, requires contestants to submit consecutive columns.
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By ROB KASPER | July 18, 1993
Tea touches a nerve, or maybe a taste bud. Prompted by a column I wrote four weeks ago describing various ways to make ice tea, tea lovers have written letters, offered comments and sent in recipes.One correspondent compared the hot tea brewed in Russia with that in China. Others testified to the benefits of cold brewing -- that is, making tea by soaking the loose tea or tea bags in a jar of water overnight.And one sent in a recipe for quickie tea -- instant tea mixed with instant orange drink.
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By ROB KASPER | May 12, 1993
Traditionally, spring is the time to clean up your act. I began by delving through a stack of unanswered mail. I won't say I have been negligent in keeping up with my correspondence. I'll just say to all those December and January letter writers: Your moving testimonials on the joy of fruitcake made me weep. But, please, no more recipes.Now on to more seasonal topics, such as Baltimore's taste or lack of it for Tex-Mex food, puffy pancakes, and the quest for separate checks at restaurants:JJTC Tough talk from TexasFrom: Trish Campion, La Marque, TexasRe: Baltimore's below-average consumption of Tex-Mex foodsDear Happy Eater: As a native of Charm City, I moved to Texas in 1978 and was not thrilled about Mexican food.
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By Rob Kasper | May 2, 1993
It has been said that man does not live by bread alone. Maybe. But if you add a dab of butter or drop of olive oil to the equation, then not only are you living, you are lapping up the good life.After years of being a boring bread town, Baltimore has recently been blessed with an influx of new, well-made loafs. The best -- or at least my favorites -- are made by Stone Mill and Marvelous Market bakeries.My favorite Stone Mill breads are the couronne, the focaccia and the brioche. From Marvelous Market I like the loaves of olive and the rustic.
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By ROB KASPER | December 16, 1992
The fruitcake-eating public has been roused. For several years we were passive. We let those lame jokes about fruitcakes bounce off us like maraschino cherries. The jokes about how there is only one fruitcake that gets passed around the world, or how slices of fruitcake can be used to soak up oil on the garage floor, or how fruitcake bits make a good doorstop or gopher bait.We are not going to take it any more. We eat fruitcake and are proud of it. In response to my recent call to form an anti-fruitcake-defamation club, Friends of Fruitcake (FOF)
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September 13, 1992
SAN FRANCISCO -- Rob Kasper, Baltimore Sun columnist, has won second place in a national writing contest sponsored by the Newspaper Food Editors and Writers Association. He received the award and a check for $250 this week during the group's convention in San Francisco.The competition, which rates writers on skill and consistency, requires contestants to submit consecutive columns. Mr. Kasper's winning selection came from his twice-weekly Happy Eater column. His columns, on the thrill of grilling eggplant and on the social superiority of the kitchen table over new-fangledbreakfast bars, finished second to Ruth Reichl.
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By ROB KASPER | May 12, 1993
Traditionally, spring is the time to clean up your act. I began by delving through a stack of unanswered mail. I won't say I have been negligent in keeping up with my correspondence. I'll just say to all those December and January letter writers: Your moving testimonials on the joy of fruitcake made me weep. But, please, no more recipes.Now on to more seasonal topics, such as Baltimore's taste or lack of it for Tex-Mex food, puffy pancakes, and the quest for separate checks at restaurants:JJTC Tough talk from TexasFrom: Trish Campion, La Marque, TexasRe: Baltimore's below-average consumption of Tex-Mex foodsDear Happy Eater: As a native of Charm City, I moved to Texas in 1978 and was not thrilled about Mexican food.
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By ROB KASPER | March 25, 1992
March is a strange month. It is part winter, part spring, part ale, part lager. One weekend you are outside eating lunch, basking in the sunshine. A few days later you are forced back indoors. You huddle around a heater, spooning down bowls of steaming chili as snow pelts the storm door.It is a difficult time of year to get your eating rhythm. Instead of making a seasonal statement, I stick to old habits.I continue to cook my vegetables. When the dogwoods bloom, I'll consider crudites. I barbecue whenever the wind permits.
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By ROB KASPER | April 22, 1992
Folks have strong feelings about grocery store express lines. They have been "sharing" these feelings with me since I wrote a recent column telling how, when faced with a 30-minute backup at the only other open checkout line, I attempted to go through a 10-items-or-less line toting 13 items. The checker wouldn't ring me up. I stormed out of the store.Basically there are two camps on the express-line issue. One camp believes I was absolutely wrong. Rules are rules, they say. They add that violators like me should be reprimanded for slowing down the line.
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By ROB KASPER | March 25, 1992
March is a strange month. It is part winter, part spring, part ale, part lager. One weekend you are outside eating lunch, basking in the sunshine. A few days later you are forced back indoors. You huddle around a heater, spooning down bowls of steaming chili as snow pelts the storm door.It is a difficult time of year to get your eating rhythm. Instead of making a seasonal statement, I stick to old habits.I continue to cook my vegetables. When the dogwoods bloom, I'll consider crudites. I barbecue whenever the wind permits.
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