A ROUNDUP OF UNCOMMON MEATS: I’ve been cooking with buffalo more lately — we had buffalo steaks the other night and they were delicious, lean, and (this is what surprised me) very tender.

Plus, survival of the fittest . . . M&Ms? “I have found that, in general, the brown and red M&Ms are tougher, and the newer blue ones are genetically inferior. I have hypothesized that the blue M&Ms as a race cannot survive long in the intense theater of competition that is the modern candy and snack-food world. “