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November 27, 2009

Ornaments with a food theme



I don't want to rush the season, and I know it's just a day after Thanksgiving, but this fortune cookie tree ornament caught my eye.

Consider this post my contribution to Black Friday.

Faithful readers know that I have something of a food ornament collection, but it's mostly fruits and vegetables. In fact, it's all fruit and vegetables.

The Chinese restaurant ornaments on the Urban Outfitters Web site would let me branch out a little, not to mention the doughnut with sprinkles and the cupcakes. And they amuse me.

One of these ornaments would be a nice tiny gift for someone who is into food.

Posted by Elizabeth Large at 10:23 AM | | Comments (11)


we hide a pickle ornament (a german tradition). whoever finds the gherkin receives good luck and an additional present.

We just saw this ornament today at Valley View Farms in Cockeysville. They have a pretty impressive collection of glass food ornaments if you're looking to add to your collection. I, of course, picked up a blown glass bacon (and eggs) ornament.

Thanks! EL

And yes, it even plays the song.

And, for our pound of flesh tomorrow at M&T, captcha is "shylocks Pittsburgh"

Not quite on point, but -- for a holiday gift with a food theme, sea salt caramels are sooo yesterday. The new trend: lard caramels. (Go on -- you know you want some.)

hmpstd--lard caramels? Gack!

But I love this captcha: abyss Chaney

Dahlink, I guess it's only appropriate that your Chaney [Cheney] reference led to my getting the following captcha: America's deadpan

How did I miss the lard caramels? Makes perfect sense, really. More creamy than chewy, I'd guess. I'd also guess they use lightly rendered lard for that, which has no porky taste.

hmpstd, I think captcha is playing with us, don't you?

Case in point: fascist com.

this captcha doesn't even use a real word:

uation russeted

PCB Rob, I think it was Lissa who suggested that the words came from scanned books. Every once in a while we seem to get a partial word (maybe because of a line break in the original?) I find myself trying to fill in the gaps--annoying!

Yours could have been (for example) grad/uation

I just got neuters Mon- (think what Bob Marley could have done with that!)

I am saddened to see you don't miss Marconi's. I hope it at least made your Top Fifteen Most Missed Restaurants in town!

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Richard Gorelick was appointed The Baltimore Sun's restaurant critic in September 2010. Before joining the paper staff fulltime, he contributed freelance criticism and features articles about food to area and regional publications. Along the way, he dispatched for short-distance trucking companies, shilled for cultural non-profits, and assisted in cognitive neurology research – never the subject, always the control.

He takes restaurants seriously but not himself, and his favorite restaurant is the one you love, too.

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