Brian Slesinsky (bslesins) Mon 22 Sep 03 10:05
re: "It's so hard to talk to someone when you think you know better." Well, the polite thing to do is not to worry about it. People have their own priorities, and that's good. Do you really want to tell a musician they should spend more time cooking than on music?
Cynthia Dyer-Bennet (cdb) Mon 22 Sep 03 14:55
> if you learn to place real eating and cooking in your > life, you will be happier absolutely true for me, Julie. It's been my joy since I was about 7 years old.
Julie Powell (julie-powell) Tue 23 Sep 03 06:46
You're lucky. I never knew anything about cooking -- or eating, really -- until I was in college. I guess that has its pros and cons, actually. Learning from scratch as an adult. Anything, really, but food especially. I'm just finishing up a book called "Never Eat Your Heart Out" by Judith Moore. She writes so well about all this stuff -- and by god she's tough. Clear-eyed, unsentimental, with an excellent bullshit-detector. I highly recommend her.
Dan Levy (danlevy) Tue 23 Sep 03 06:53
Judith Moore is (was?) a longtime member of the Well. "Never Eat Your Heart Out" is a great book.
Cynthia Dyer-Bennet (cdb) Thu 25 Sep 03 11:45
She makes a mean borscht, too. If it's the same Judith Moore I'm thinkin' of, that is.
Julie Powell (julie-powell) Thu 25 Sep 03 12:08
She sounds like someone who could make a good borscht. Of course, my husband's no slouch either!
i am the king I HAVE NO TESTICKALS (mig) Fri 26 Sep 03 07:42
oh i would sacrifice a lot of things in a significant other if good borscht were involved.
Julie Powell (julie-powell) Fri 26 Sep 03 08:50
Yeah, it's a good thing. The boy can make a lot of good stuff, or could if he hadn't gotten so terminally lazy. Which is just as well, actually. Until this motherlovin' diet is done with, I don't need any more temptation.
i am the king I HAVE NO TESTICKALS (mig) Fri 26 Sep 03 10:24
what style borscht does he make? (is he russian, polish, other, ukranian)? in poland, where i lived for two years, the version is basically a beet/meat broth that is strained (not chunky.) i was shocked the first time i had ukranian style borscht at Veselka, where it contains all kind of exotica including lima beans. delish.
Julie Powell (julie-powell) Fri 26 Sep 03 11:22
His is chunky, but simple -- pretty much beets and beef. Lots of dill, LOTS of sour cream (though it's actually good without.) And Eric is sixth generation (or so) Texan, from good German stock, so this is not exactly some recipe handed down through the generations. Tell you the truth, he may be using the Joy of Cooking recipe, with additions (lots of dill, LOTS of sour cream) to suit his taste.
pretty much beets and beef (pellmell) Fri 26 Sep 03 11:40
mmm, beets and beef.
Berliner (captward) Fri 26 Sep 03 11:55
Hey, Germans eat borscht, except they call it Borschct or something I can never pronounce. It sure doesn't look like the stuff they serve at Canter's in L.A., though. I used to *love* that. I think it was all beets (the part that wasn't sour cream), but I could be wrong.
Cynthia Dyer-Bennet (cdb) Fri 26 Sep 03 12:15
I got so inspired by this talk of beets that I bought two bunches of 'em last night, cooked 'em up and popped them into the fridge. This evening they're going to become beet salad, with a sprinkling of feta and some toasted pine nuts.
i am the king I HAVE NO TESTICKALS (mig) Wed 1 Oct 03 09:28
beets are useful.
Berliner (captward) Wed 1 Oct 03 09:58
But not to me.
Julie Powell (julie-powell) Thu 2 Oct 03 12:47
You know, when I was a toddler, I was apparently MAD for pureed beets. I always thought that was disgusting and slightly embarrassing. But now I am into beets once again. These things come full circle.
Berliner (captward) Thu 2 Oct 03 12:56
I had some a couple of years ago. Damn things haven't changed. To be honest, I OD'd on them when I was a kid and had to go to the hospital for a badly-broken elbow. People don't believe me, but I got beets three meals a day there. Haven't been able to stand 'em since.
Julie Powell (julie-powell) Thu 2 Oct 03 14:00
Fair enough. I detest cottage cheese solely on the basis of on particularly horrendous memory of a childhood friend of mine's disgusting father eating it at dinner.
a stunned demonic lemur with a bad hair day (tinymonster) Thu 2 Oct 03 14:39
Cynthia Dyer-Bennet (cdb) Thu 2 Oct 03 15:12
my hubby detests cottage cheese because when he was a little kid his mom sent him to the store to buy a carton of small-curd cottage cheese. As a little kid, my hubby had difficulty pronouncing his R's. So when he asked for "small cu'd cottage cheese" the store clerks laughed at him. A traumatic small-curd experience! Me? I love cottage cheese. Don't like mixin' it with beets, though.
virtual community or butter? (bumbaugh) Sat 14 Aug 04 08:20
R.I.P., Julia Child. I posted links to some obits and tributes on my weblog at http://blogs.salon.com/0001004/2004/08/14.html#a5999 and Julie returned to her Julie/Julia Project blog to post some thoughts at http://blogs.salon.com/0001399/2004/08/13.html
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