Al Sicherman

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Al Sicherman writes the Tidbits column for the Taste section. He is a retired columnist for the Star Tribune. In 1989 his son Joe died after taking LSD. The column Al wrote then: A father's plea: Be scared for your kids was widely reprinted. In 1999 Al wrote a new introduction to that column: Ten years after Joe's death, grief and a message endure.

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Tidbits: Plenty of pasta

If you were to ask Mr. Tidbit, there were far too many kinds of pasta already, even if all the...

Updated: November 21, 2012, - 02:30 PM

Tidbits: Foam on the range?

A new instant-coffee entry from Nestlé is Nescafé Memento -- cappuccino, caramel latte or mocha -- in single-serve packets you...

Updated: November 07, 2012, - 03:08 PM

Tidbits: Pumpkin season

Pumpkin seasonNow, in addition to the existing umpteen flavors and consistencies of Philadelphia cream cheese, there's a "limited edition" flavor:...

Updated: October 31, 2012, - 03:00 PM

Tidbits: Newer costs more

Newer costs moreMr. Tidbit hasn't paid attention to instant Cream of Wheat recently, so he hadn't noticed that it had...

Updated: October 24, 2012, - 03:13 PM

Tidbits: Flavored butter

Flavored butterTired of spreading just-plain butter on your bagel or English muffin, but not sure how to proceed from there?...

Updated: October 17, 2012, - 03:41 PM

Tidbits: One is for Elvis

The new varieties of Planters peanut butter are odd enough that some might say they aren't even peanut butter.

Updated: October 10, 2012, - 03:56 PM

Tidbits: Impostor Oreo?

Candy corn-flavored Oreos and other Halloween-inspired treats.

Updated: October 03, 2012, - 02:49 PM

Tidbits: Yet more soup

Also: Homestyle macaroni and cheese.

Updated: September 26, 2012, - 03:27 PM

Tidbits: Is it bisque yet?

Soups, soups and more soups.

Updated: September 19, 2012, - 02:50 PM

Tidbits: Hot-dish insight

An influx of easy sauces are hot-dish ready when just cream of mushroom soup won't do.

Updated: September 12, 2012, - 02:32 PM

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