Will Burdette has cooked in restaurants and institutions, written food reviews for an alt weekly, and volunteered for food related non-profits. He served on the board of the Austin Food Blogger Alliance. He recently completed a dissertation on the rhetoric of food and has a Ph.D. in English with a concentration in rhetoric and digital literacies from The University of Texas at Austin.
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Still busy with back-to-school stuff. So busy I can’t write in complete sentences. That was a complete sentence and so is this. But I there’s no time. I stand by that. Time may be limited but I’m rolling in steak. Sprouts has T-bones on sale for $5.67/lb. Or at least they did at 8 a.m. […]
It’s Hatch season, y’all! | Photo: Will Burdette Circular Logic I glance through the circulars so you can use them to decoupage your bathroom. Recipes, culture, and the occasional Rick-roll are beyond the links below. Sorting the table by columns lets you prioritize however you want. Feeling hot and bothered (and rich)? Buy the world’s […]
I glance through the circulars so you can use them to make papier-mâché. This week I’ve got a question: why doesn’t anyone stuff green bell peppers like chiles rellenos style? Imagine a bell pepper, that holy third of the trinity, roasted, peeled, stuffed with like étouffée or gumbo or something, and then lightly battered and fried. I think it can be done, but I’m not about to try it. I might make a plum crumble though. As usual, recipes, culture, fluff, and grocery deals are beyond the links below. Sorting the table by columns lets you prioritize store, price, or date.
I glance through the circulars so you can use them to make paper boats. Recipes, culture, fluff, and grocery deals are beyond the links below. Sorting the table by columns lets you prioritize store, price, or date.
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.
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.
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.
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 […]