food and sundries


An eclectic by nature, I often find it hard to organize my life. I didn’t want my blog to reflect that disorganization, however, so I was thinking, “what’s the one theme that flows through the things most important to me?” “Food!” came the enthusiastic answer.

Born in the shadow of the Vietnam War to a military man–a child of Uncle Sam and, hence, the world–I came to appreciate food early and often. If you do, too, or if you’re just a voyeur of sorts, welcome to my site, where I will explore the sundry, sometimes sordid, aspects of food and life. I hope you enjoy the site. I look forward to your comments.

Deliciously yours,
Chris, aka “Ate-To-The-Bar” (whose idea of heaven would be eating while swing dancing).

P.S. I do not accept any remuneration for anything posted here. This is a personal, non-commercial blog. That being said, if you want to send me something free to try, you can contact me for that purpose, but I won’t guarantee a positive review (or any review at all) unless I really, truly like it enough (as defined solely by me). I hope you understand. Integrity and all that, what?


  1. Al Malekovic:

    Hi Chris: My name is Al Malekovic ( and I represent a very, very small company called Country Bob’s, Inc. We are making a great sauce called, “Country Bob’s All Purpose Sauce” and we would like to get the word out about our product.
    I know that review blogs are a great way to get information to the general public. I conducted a google search for food blogs and your name came and after looking at your blog, I was wondering if you would be interested in trying my sauce and perhaps reviewing it for me.

    If you send me your name and address via e-mail, I would gladly send you a recipe brochure along with two bottles of Country Bob’s All Purpose Sauce in hopes that you would write a review.

    If you would like more information, I would be glad to respond to any questions you might have. In fact, if you are interested in interviewing me after you’ve sampled the product, I would gladly make myself available!

    Thank you for your consideration. We also have two two bottle give a ways for your blog.

  2. Aidan Bailey:

    i like reading food blogs because i am always seeking for new recipes.-~*

  3. Luis Howard:

    i always bookmark food blogs becuase i want to look at new recipes.:`*

  4. Paving Slabs `:

    i love food blogs because i love to eat tasty and sweet foods~”:

  5. Mike E:

    Hey Chris,

    Ever think about doing Groupon, your recipes are amazing, should do a cooking class :)

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