The humorist is a direct descendant of the great French Emperor Napoleon. Actually, that explains a lot of things. Paul ran for President of the United States in 2016! Woo hoo! On the Bacon & Chocolate ticket. Estimates of Bacon & Chocolate’s share of the votes range from 3 to 1.5% of the total. El Candidato also lost a contentious campaign to be El Presidente of Venezuela. In late 2013, Chef Paul participated in the International Bento Competition.

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Dates are good for you! Dates help cure sore throats. Dates help reduce the intoxicating effects of alcohol. Unfortunately, most people who get intoxicated know little of dates’ beneficial properties. I mean, how many times has a traffic cop pulled over a weaving driver only to hear, “But officer, I was on my way to buy some dates at the supermarket. Honestly, I was.” Were dates stockpiled by Chicago’s gangsters in the 1920s? They could have been used to make alcohol like any food with sugar. And if the police raided the date warehouse, the criminals could have claimed they were there to help wipe out the latest sore throat epidemic to hit the city. Hard to say. No one talked. No one is talking. Best to let the subject drop.

Moroccan Yogurt Sauce

Makes: 1 cup
Preparation time: 25 minutes
Cooking time: 5 minutes
Total time: 30 minutes
Main Ingredients
1⁄2 T Whole cloves
1 Medium red onion
2 clv Garlic
1⁄3 c Fresh dates
1 T Olive oil
1⁄2 T Cardamom
1 c Plain whole yogurt
Utensils
  • Spice grinder
  • Sauteé pan

Grind cloves in spice grinder. Dice red onion and garlic cloves. Remove seeds from dates. Chop dates. (This is not license to go Lizzie Borden.)

Cook on medium-high heat: olive oil, onion, garlic cloves, and cardamom until onion is tender. Add chopped dates. Cook for 1 minute. Put contents in mixing bowl and add yogurt. Mix with fork or whisk.

Serving notes Paul De Lancey - Moroccan Yogurt

Serve right away if used for kebabs. (Kebab is not a palindrome.) This is also a great bread dip.

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