Sunday, September 10, 2006

In The News

There’s lots of alarming news in the New York Times this week. Winnie suffered some, shall we say, fundamental distress because of an article that compares folks who cook fresh vegetables to Marie Antoinette playing shepherdess. I was even more alarmed today to learn that the new mayor of Pittsburgh reports that he drinks twelve diet Pepsies a day. Now I sure hope you will not interpret my reaction as snobbism, reverse-snobbism, or double-dog reverse-snobbism, but oh my gawd, that is awful! Can somebody please make this poor, unfortunate gentleman a pitcher of iced tea or lemonade? Fer Cryin out loud.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sure, what about this lemonade?

5:06 AM  
Blogger zoe p. said...

what is the yiddish word for caffeine?

that nyt thing was interesting . . . she could have just said apple tart since she WAS apple picking with chuck.

10:52 AM  
Blogger the chocolate doctor מרת שאקאלאד said...

Thanks, that looks like a very good lemonade recipe.

Caffeine in Yiddish is "kafeyin" (It is masculine: der kafeyin; coffee and tea are both feminine: di kave, di tey).
"Apple tart" sounds fair enough to me, but then so does tarte tatin, so what do I know? Possibly even the "tart" would sound too frou-frou to some ears. Better apple pie, or apple buckle, or apple slump.

I can hear me now:
Would anyone like some more SLUMP?

1:33 AM  
Blogger zoe p. said...

thanks for the caffeine information!

apple tart, you see, could be a compromise. chuck might have to ask "what is that?" or "do you mean apple pie?" or whatever, and she could explain the differences (and the argument for apple tart) but he wouldn't have to put up with a fancy name.

i loathe apple pie and most other apple preparations, except maybe in stuffing, but love apple tart. however, in my family it was called apple cake. when i learned what apple cake was i didn't care for that either . . .

a boy i once knew who claimed to make pies with his father and deliver them to local restaurants mentioned something called "apple brown betty" once. but he might have been joking about making those pies. it's hard to tell if someone was joking many years after the fact.

8:47 AM  
Blogger zoe p. said...

i thought this might be the place (now is the time) to reconsider my apple aversion. i just got some "cider" from my organic farm box folks. not sweet heavy and bland. tart, thin, dry, spicy and amazing. my favorite form of apple ever.

1:59 PM  

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