September 18th, 2007

surprise i'm nuts

Al-Q'uds

And did those feet, in drunken times
Walk upon Holland's bottles green?
And was the awesome Lamb of God
On Georgia's outdoor stages seen?
And did the forty-ounce sublime
Spill forth upon our crowded lips?
And did Shakira shimmy here
Using her dark Satanic hips?

Bring me my beer of burning gold!
Bring me the nachos I desire!
Bring me my Playboy! Spread, unfold!
Bring me my V8 bird of fire!
I will not cease from tag team fight
With my controller in my hand
'Til we have built Jerusalem
In Georgia's belly-shirted land.
mmmmm delicious

Culinary Heresies

- Peanuts should never be sweet.

- Chili does not contain beans. It should barely contain tomatoes.

- It is not possible to use too much garlic. It is entirely possible to use too many hot chilies.

- People who avoid pork are foolish.

- Anchovies are perhaps the most underrated food in modern kitchens.

- Most vinaigrettes get the proportions all wrong. As an addendum, it's a waste of money to buy salad dressings.

- Bread has almost no place in a rich multi-course meal. It's the most overused table item imaginable.

What are your culinary heresies?