Edibles & Potables: Houston vs. Philadelphia in the World Series of face-stuffing

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“Edibles & Potables” is our Sunday slot for ranging beyond the perimeters of the Louisville metropolitan area for glimpses of food and drink elsewhere on the planet. 

As of Saturday evening, the 2022 World Series between the Houston Astros and Philadelphia Phillies is tied at a game apiece, with the games shifting to Philadelphia on Monday.

In the minds of many older baseball fans, ballpark food retains a patina of nostalgia, albeit fading, as outlined here at The History of Ballpark Food (History; cover photo credit): “We take a look at classic ballpark snacks like hot dogs, peanuts and Cracker Jack.”

It is said that Nero violently rejected the designated gladiator rule.

The world’s first sausage may have been made as far back as 64 A.D., when Emperor Nero Claudius Caesar’s cook, Gaius, stuffed pig intestines with ground meat in a flash of culinary inspiration. After eating the sausage, the emperor is said to have declared, “I have discovered something of great importance.” If your favorite ballpark treat is a fresh hot dog overflowing with ketchup, mustard and sauerkraut, you just might concur.

My personal favorite experience with ballpark fare of the current, “upscale” era came in Seattle at Safeco Field in...Read more