Fisherman’s Eggs Recipe & Andres Segovia

This pairing is inspired by the 1958 movie version of the Old Man and the Sea, starring Spencer Tracy (I never actually read the book. So what…). The old camera tech looks hazy enough to make it feel like your own memory, and the story deals with a certain feeling or human condition. It’s the…

Buttermilk Pancake Recipe & Willie Nelson

Don Fonda was a king in the realm of pranks and wisecracks.  He would spin yarns to us grandkids about his days working at the telephone company—like the time he switched around the gas gauge and the speedometer in a co-worker’s truck, or the time he drove a fussy trainee deep into the Adirondack Mountains, looking at him suggestively the whole way, and then finally…

Soldiers and Dippy Eggs Recipe & Syd Barret

Philadelphia has a well-established reputation for grit. It worked out well that I spent the ages of 20 to 21 there being flat broke.  I had no phone but the pay phone on the corner, no tv, no bed, just a roll mat and a couple of chairs found on the street. My roommate, appropriately nicknamed…

Arepas Recipe & Juaneco y su Combo

¡¡¡A COMEEEEER!!! (means “time to eat”in Spanish) This menacing screech followed by sequential ear piercing claps was the rude awakening my father saddled my sisters and I with on weekend mornings throughout our youth; I can still feel the shivers going down my spine. In order to put an end to it we’d carry ourselves downstairs like…