If you are in a hurry, this is not the website for you.  
My food nonsense and recipes tend to ramble and I
babble. I’m old and feeble minded and sometimes I
forget what I’m doing and wonder off into the woods
and attract mosquitoes.

There are so many wonderful Food sites now that I
don’t know why anybody would want to bother with
mine but I’m having a lot of fun with it anyway. My
feet won't let me be a professional chef anymore but I
still enjoy cooking more than anything except sitting in
front of a fire and telling lies with old friends.

I am a stogy old poot and, I don’t like new stuff.  I
like old hotels, old restaurants, old towns, old music
and old places. I prefer classical music and classical
recipes. I don’t like computers and hand held gizmos
and I prefer classical Flamenco like that of
I don’t like Nuvo anything.
The Geriatric Gourmet
Feria de Constantina,
España, 1960.....Abuela by
now. I worked at
Constantina from 1960 to
Hablo con  acento Andalú y soy
cómodo con español. Mantengo
contacto frecuente con mis amigos en
España y México.

Mein Deutsch ist nicht besonders gut,
aber ich verstehe genug und kann es
ausreichend sprechen; so daß ich in
Ländern, in denen Deutsch
gesprochen wird (Deutschland,
Österreich, Schweiz, Südtirol) mich
sehr gut verständigen kann. Ich
behalte häufigen Kontakt mit meinen
deutschen Freunden in Europa bei.

Parlo l'italiano bene abbastanza e
mantengo il contatto frequente con i
miei amici Italiani in Europa.

My Japanese accent is good but my
vocabulary is very limited. I study
when I plan a trip to Japan.

Watakushi no akusento ha iinodesu
ga, tango ryoku ha kagirarete
中です。Nihon e itsu ryokou wo
shiyouka to kentou chyu desu.

Je parle à seulement assez français
pour obtenir que j'ai besoin de dans
Québec, La Suisse ou France. Je
m'appelle John Martin, j'habite en
Texas et New Mexico et j'ai besoin
d'un cognac.

Quando eu estou em Portugal, eu falo
principalmente espanhol e eu tento
meu mau português………….. Eu
faço suficientemente bem.
The Gourmet, London, 1961
Fish Market,
, Italia,
Goodies from Mexico and
Texas Rio Grande
Frischer Sauerbraten jemand?
Yum Yum Thailand
Fishermen, Bay of Naples beneath our
apartment at
Regina Giovanna.
Lobster Burger, By the Bay
Restaurant, Prince
Edward Island
, which is
north of
Lobster Burger, Prince Edward Island,
The Gourmet (in White) plays at
Feria de Constantina, 1962
Others from left to right are:
Byron Hutto, John Charney and
Frank Lukitsch.
My Languages:

English-fair, Spanish-fluent,
German- mediocre, Italian-fluent,
Japanese-Accent & Grammar-good,
Vocabulary-weak, French-just
barely, Portuguese-when in
Portugal, I speak mostly Spanish
with a little experimental
Portuguese……….it works.
I put this little search thing here so you could look for recipes and
sometimes it works but, like me, it’s pretty dumb.
Oh fiddle-Dee Dee, I’ll think about that tomorrow.
© 1972
Note about links in
PDFs on this site:
When you mouse over a link, the little
hand will appear. If you just click, the
entire page will be replaced by the site
to which the link refers. Going back
may take a long time to reload the
page you were on. If you Ctrl click,
the link will open in a new tab and
thus, you keep the original page and
the new (link) at the same time. the
PDF makers haven’t solved this mess
In Firefox, you can right click and it will
give you the new tab or new window
options. Google hasn’t figured out how to
do this yet but they are studying Firefox
and they may eventually get it right. It’s
not guaranteed (computers: %^;*()_)(*&;
^!) But it works often if not most of the
time. In Chrome (and other browsers),
you don’t have this option. This is
distracting and you might burn something
on the stove. With the PDF and other
sites open in separate tabs, you can switch
back and fourth easily. Google has a new
thing called the Canary version of
Chrome: http://www.omgchrome.com/5-
reasons-to-use-google-chrome-canary/ It
was created in the Canary Islands, is
yellow, sings and is used in mines to
detect poison gas. You can Ctrl click in
the Canary version and the links will open
in new tabs. But beware! If it crashes
while you’re browsing, it means there is
poison gas in your house, so get out and
call the fire department.
Note: This Translate
Doodle seems to
work but, until I get
figured out why and
fix it, it
jumbles a lot
of the text e.g. puts
text on top of text.
Note about links here: My webhost
is Abaco Small Business. It is
dependable. If links don’t work, you
can copy and paste them in you
browser. That usually
works………….not always.