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Circular Logic for July 23: Late Asparagus and Heirloom Tomatoes

Circular Logic for July 23: Late Asparagus and Heirloom Tomatoes

| July 23, 2016

I peruse the circulars so you can use them to make Hugelkultur beds. (Don’t use the glossy ones, though). Recipes, culture, fluff, and grocery deals are beyond the links below.

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Circular Logic for July 15: Brunch It Up with Cantaloupe and Bacon

Circular Logic for July 15: Brunch It Up with Cantaloupe and Bacon

| July 17, 2016

I peruse the circulars so you can use them to use them in the garden. Then I make a list of what I consider to be the best deals. It’s more or less my shopping list. But what I actually buy depends on how much time and money I have. I sometimes feel bad about posting deals on meat, given the working conditions in slaughterhouses. Cheap meat is not necessarily a good deal for everyone. I suppose the same is true for veggies. If food is cheap, then labor is probably an issue somewhere down the line. Click through the links above if you really want to know. If you just want some recipes, fluff, and grocery deals, click on the links below.

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Circular Logic for July 8: Smoke a Chicken, Make Some Pineapple Mango Sauce, Drink Some Wine

Circular Logic for July 8: Smoke a Chicken, Make Some Pineapple Mango Sauce, Drink Some Wine

| July 9, 2016

Eco wrote that we make lists because we don’t want to die. But perhaps we also make lists to tell ourselves stories about who we want to be in the future. Johnny Cash’s famous to do list seems like such aspirational note to himself and voyeurs who might stumble across it. This is a less aspirational, more pragmatic list. You know, like the kind that might save you a few bucks by pointing out where the good deals are. But the order of the list isn’t incidental.

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Circular Logic for July 1: Make a List, Make Something with Blueberries, and Go Watch Fireworks

Circular Logic for July 1: Make a List, Make Something with Blueberries, and Go Watch Fireworks

| July 2, 2016

I pick through the grocery circulars and publish my grocery list as a form of practice, of pleasure. In “The Rhetoric of Enumeration” in The Infinity of Lists, Umberto Eco writes, “Since antiquity, rhetoric has encompassed rhythmically enunciated and enunciable lists, in which it was less important to hint at inexhaustible quantities than to attribute […]

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Circular Logic for June 24: Make Some Guac, Grill Some Tubular Meat, and Make Some DIY Beer Mustard

Circular Logic for June 24: Make Some Guac, Grill Some Tubular Meat, and Make Some DIY Beer Mustard

| June 24, 2016

I pick through the grocery circulars and publish my grocery list as a form of micropolitics, which reminds me…we should all just probably shop at farmers markets. But if you are more into the supermarket, you are in luck because I read the ads so you can use them to make paper art.

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Circular Logic for June 17: Make Some Red Pepper Emulsion

Circular Logic for June 17: Make Some Red Pepper Emulsion

| June 17, 2016

Wherein I read the grocery circulars because, hey, you gotta read something. That’s right, I read the ads so you can use them to make paper bricks. Here are my top 40 deals for this weekend ordered, somewhat, by value(s): Follow the links for recipes, culture, histories, and more. Persian limes are about $.07/each at […]

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Circular Logic for June 10, 2016: Make Some Potato Salad

Circular Logic for June 10, 2016: Make Some Potato Salad

| June 10, 2016

Wherein I read the grocery circulars because this is that for which I got a Ph.D. in English. I read the ads so you can user then to make paper hats.

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Circular Logic for June 3: Make Some Watermelon Juice!

Circular Logic for June 3: Make Some Watermelon Juice!

| June 3, 2016

Circular Logic Wherein I read the grocery circulars with the assumption that bargain hunting for material goods is exercising agency in a capitalist society, even as I am persuaded by the very circulars I am reading, the food in the circulars, and the people behind the food, and the editorial process of the circulars. But […]

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Circular Talk

Circular Talk

| May 28, 2016

I read the circulars so you can recycle them. Here are my top 20 picks for this weekend: Peaches are $.98/lb at Sprouts, HEB, and Fiesta. Yellow squash is $.98/lb at both Sprouts and HEB. Sweet onions are $.98/lb at HEB. Tomatoes are $.59/lb at Fiesta. Cantaloupes are $1.98 each at Sprouts. Red grapes are […]

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Show Notes for Episode 078: Potatoes and the Entangled Subject of Writing

Show Notes for Episode 078: Potatoes and the Entangled Subject of Writing

| May 26, 2016

Writers Steven Johnson and Michael Pollan have a lot in common in how they approach their subjects. Sometime called “dot connecting,” their writing processes has had a profound influence on the way we understand the role of food in culture. In this episode, Johnson talks about Pollan’s influence on him and hints at (I think?) an upcoming book on food. Arguably, this process, which has spawned a genre of sorts, all started with potatoes.

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Script for Episode 077: The Whole Burrito: Chipotle, Micro(be)politics, Sick Days, and Social Justice

Script for Episode 077: The Whole Burrito: Chipotle, Micro(be)politics, Sick Days, and Social Justice

| February 27, 2016

To understand the rhetoric around Chipotle’s outbreaks of foodborne illness, you have to unwrap the whole burrito. Hey, Folks. Will Burdette here. What’s happening? So many of you know that I wrote a dissertation that looked at—among other food issues—the history of the burrito and Chipotle’s use of online media to persuade people to eat […]

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Chuck Roast Courtesy of Odom Girl’s Texas Beef

Chuck Roast Courtesy of Odom Girl’s Texas Beef

| February 13, 2016

The next night I served the leftover chuck roast with homemade noodles and gravy, kind of like a Stroganoff, but without the smetana or sour cream.

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