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David Bruce: Food Anecdotes

• Colonel James H. Mapleson (1830-1901) once received word that mezzo-soprano Sofia Scalchi was ill and unable to sing in an opera scheduled that night. He and a physician therefore went to Ms. Scalchi’s hotel apartment to ask what they could … Continue reading

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David Bruce: Food Anecdotes

From Bruce Anecdotes From Bruce Anecdotes • The producers of the 1980s TV series Family Tieshad a hard time convincing NBC executive Brandon Tartikoff that Michael J. Fox was a good choice to star as Alex P. Keaton, the greedy Republican kid. … Continue reading

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David Bruce: Food Anecdotes

From Bruce Anecdotes • As a small boy, Louis Nye was very thin, and his Jewish mother took him to an Irish physician who said that to fatten up her son she needed to serve him bacon. This was very shocking, … Continue reading

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David Bruce: Food Anecdotes

For a party, gay author Joel Perry ordered a turkey to be prepared by HoneyBaked. Unfortunately, when he arrived with his reservation number to pick up the turkey, he was informed that it had already been sold. One other turkey … Continue reading

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David Bruce: Food Anecdotes

Polar bears like to eat ringed seals. Often, a polar bear will find a breathing hole in the ice — a place where the ice is broken and where underwater ringed seals swim to breathe. If the polar bear is … Continue reading

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David Bruce: Food Anecdotes

Ann Cooper gave up her 30-plus-year career as a chef to start cooking healthy meals for schoolchildren in Berkeley, California. She prepares roast chicken, not chicken nuggets, and she prepares roast potatoes, not Tater Tots. In addition to this work, … Continue reading

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David Bruce: Food Anecdotes

Carl Reiner once joined a group of friends who were dedicated to eating very good Chinese food and had formed an informal group for that purpose. The biggest eater among the friends was Joseph Heller, author of Catch-22. At a … Continue reading

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