Al Sicherman

Columnist | Tidbits
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: Say uncle, Ben

Also: Seasoned beams and stringing along the cheese.

Updated: June 20, 2012, - 03:05 PM

Tidbits: Melty slices

It's been about 11/2 years since Kraft introduced several varieties of its shredded cheeses blended "with a touch of Philadelphia"...

Updated: June 13, 2012, - 02:42 PM

Tidbits: PB and C

Also: More protein?

Updated: June 06, 2012, - 03:08 PM

Tidbits: Pudding marches on

Pudding marches onThere are several interesting developments at Kozy Shack, maker of many kinds of refrigerated pudding. First is a...

Updated: May 30, 2012, - 04:06 PM

Tidbits: Crackerful of what?

It's been almost two years since the introduction of Ritz Crackerfuls, sandwiches of crackers and semisoft cheese in several flavors, in a box that was kind of a natural-look homage to grain. At the time, Mr. Tidbit pointed out that the crackers are large rectangular made-with-whole-grain or multigrain items (the fiber content is 3 to 5 grams per serving), and he noted that neither the regular nor multigrain version of the cracker bore much resemblance to regular Ritz crackers. Since then there have been several additional cheese-filling varieties.

Updated: May 23, 2012, - 01:59 PM

Tidbits: Hearty competition

Also: In case you didn't know, chocolate is not fruit.

Updated: May 16, 2012, - 02:03 PM

Tidbits: Drizzle the sizzle

Also: How thin is ultra-thin?

Updated: May 09, 2012, - 02:24 PM

Tidbits: Little and less

Also: Soft-baked oatmeal cookies (not to be confused with soft-baked oatmeal bars).

Updated: May 02, 2012, - 03:13 PM

Tidbits: Drizzle the sizzle

Also: When it comes to cheese, how thin is thin?

Updated: April 25, 2012, - 02:22 PM

Tidbits: Frosting creativity

Also: The package might be different, but they're still prunes.

Updated: April 18, 2012, - 04:06 PM

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