Thursday, July 7, 2016

Red Bean Pasta Salad

Today, lets look back to a major publication that defined gay culture in the 70's “Drummer”. It will provide good reading material to go along with a lively salad.

The next time you plan on going on a picnic or attending a potluck bring along this Italian-inspired pasta salad that's brimming with goodness. Delizioso!

  • ½ lbs ziti, bow ties or other medium pasta shape
  • 1 (15-1/2 ounce) can red beans, rinsed and drained
  • ½ lbs sausage loose Fully cooked and cooled
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • ¼ cup bottled onion dressing
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • ½ cup low fat mayonnaise
  • 4 hard-boiled eggs, chopped
  • ¼ teaspoon salt

Put the pot on to boil water for pasta following package directions. 

Heat a touch of oil into a skillet over medium heat and brown the loose sausage.

Boil the eggs until hard cooked (You can do this in the water you use for pasta if you are careful)

Chop the garlic. Rinse the red beans.

To assemble the salad: spoon the sausage into the cooked pasta. Adding the garlic and the beans. Stir lightly.

In a medium bowl mix the onion dressing with the Parmesan cheese and the mayonnaise until well blended. Salt & pepper to taste.

Shell the eggs. Chop them into the pasta mix and spoon in the dressing. Stir well. Sprinkle the fresh basil over the top. Cover and let rest in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours before serving.

For our music:

Happy to be able to serve this for my Master

To satisfy and restore.
To nourish, support and maintain.
To gratify, spoil, comfort and please,
to nurture, assist, and sustain
..I cook!

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The Little Black Book of Indiscreet Recipes 


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Item: First issue of "Drum" magazine

Drum was an American LGBT-interest magazine based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It was published monthly beginning in 1964 by the homophile activist group the Janus Society. Why call it Drum? Henry David Thoreau wrote: "If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears the beat of a different drummer."
Drum was different than earlier “homophile” magazines because it printed both news and erotica. Beginning in April 1965 it featured the first ongoing gay-themed comic strip, the erotic parody comic Harry Chess: That Man from A.U.N.T.I.E. by "A. Jay". (remember the TV show of the day named “The Man from Uncle”?)

In December 1965, Drum published the first full-frontal male nude pictorial in an American magazine.
DRUM took a militant editorial and political stance that other publications shied away from. This helped the magazine grow to a monthly circulation of 10,000, the largest circulation at the time for any of its kind of publication.
In 1967, a federal grand jury indicted Drum editor Clark Polak on 18 counts of publishing and distributing obscene material. In exchange for avoiding a prison sentence, Polak agreed to cease publishing Drum and relocate from Philadelphia to Los Angeles.
Unlike the usual physique magazines of the day, Drum was published "by male homosexuals for the entertainment and information of other male homosexuals." It offered a “boy-next-door” aesthetic, (no frontal nudity) news from all over the U.S., articles, book reviews, "Ask Drum," classifieds, and more.

Once the publication moved to San Francisco, the name was changed to Drummer where it flourished from 1975-1999.
Its masthead on the title page read "The American Journal of Gay Popular Culture."
The primary goal was to get the readers "off" erotically -- that sold magazines. However, the secondary goal was for masculine-identified gay men to get to read about themselves, see photos and drawings of themselves, and develop a sense of international community of themselves as red-blooded males.
Although our perceptions have changed during the past 50 years, reading these original magazines is sill informative and entertaining. It is good to think of all the obstacles that were ahead of us and look back and see where we've come from. Fantasize how hot gay life once burned before viruses, politics and religion redefined homosexuality.
Check out the book: "Some Dance to Remember: A Memoir-Novel of San Francisco 1970-1982."

Or maybe the new gay heritage history book, "Gay San Francisco," (published in paperback at in 2008).
It is available free to everyone in a series of "free and green pdfs" at the site: www .JackFritscher com.

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