Kevin Fischer is a veteran broadcaster, the recipient of over 150 major journalism awards from the Milwaukee Press Club, the Wisconsin Associated Press, the Northwest Broadcast News Association, the Wisconsin Bar Association, and others. He has been seen and heard on Milwaukee TV and radio stations for over three decades. A longtime aide to state Senate Republicans in the Wisconsin Legislature, Kevin can be seen offering his views on the news on the public affairs program, "InterCHANGE," on Milwaukee Public Television Channel 10, and heard filling in on Newstalk 1130 WISN. He lives with his wife, Jennifer, and their lovely baby daughter, Kyla Audrey, in Franklin.
THERE ARE THOUSANDS AND THOUSANDS OF
FOOD BLOGS, BUT ONLY ONE CULINARY NO-
In just a few days, the greatest nation on the planet celebrates another birthday. This Just In poses the following:
Who would you rather have as a guest at your Independence Day party? Amy Brantley or Matthew Cenzon?
What’s the guy’s name again?
Let’s explain by beginning with Amy Brantley.
Brantley is a prolific food writer having authored over one-thousand pieces about eating and cooking. She’s currently working on three cookbooks. Her favorite chef is Paula Deen. Brantley has all of her cookbooks.
In 2007, Brantley wrote a piece for Yahoo Voices listing the top ten foods for a July 4th barbecue. Brantley’s choices:
I’d say those are excellent picks.
Next, Matthew Cenzon.
Cenzon is the Head Editor for SymptomFind.com where “he is able to share his passion and knowledge of nutrition and healthy living on a broad scale.”
Do I smell a no-no?
Cenzon has his own list of July 4th foods...to avoid.
Granted, the Fischer household will not be serving steamy hot chili on Wednesday, but I don’t see anything amiss with the above items. Cenzon does, claiming they could lead to a whole litany of issues like:
High blood pressure
Damaged taste buds
Type 2 diabetes
Geez. What a party poop.
Heck, Cenzon even finds fault with healthy stuff.
The larger issue here is that no matter the holiday, annual special events always seem to bring out the fuddy-duddy, fusspot stick-in-the-mud, spoilsport, wet blankets. I'll bet Cenzon objects to candy being tossed from cars to kids along July 4th parade routes.
Brantley or Cenzon at your party? I'm sure they're both nice people. But Brantley would be complimenting your choice of cheese for the burgers. Cenzon would be inquiring why there aren't any Wheat Thins or Ry-Krisps.
To me, it's as simple as a song made famous a long, long time ago:
"Enjoy yourself, enjoy yourself, it's later than you think."
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