April 16, 2008

"I thought, This is weird, John McCain has a recipe for pasta with sausage and peas."

Farfallegate.

This is stupid, right down to the blaming of an unnamed intern, but so is the perennial purveying of the candidates' wives recipes.

16 comments:

rhhardin said...

Hillary already owns cookie recipes.

MadisonMan said...

I don't believe Cindy McCain cooks. The intern probably tried to get a recipe and was met by a vacant stare.

reader_iam said...

Forget about recipes. What we need from our presidential candidates and their spouses are housekeeping hints and gardening tips, and maybe their opinions on the brush vs. roller question.

Tibore said...

I'm sorry, my snark generator must be broken this morning. So I just have to put my question directly:

Can the NYTimes be any more superficial?

Roger J. said...

The NYT has yet again scored a major journalistic coup--whatever would we rubes do without the grey lady standing in the breach keeping the world safe for REAL family recipes.

Trooper York said...
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Trooper York said...

I know a lot about recipes as I collect them. I often ask people for them and write them on index cards that I keep in a small box in my kitchen. When I go to restaurants and have a dish that I really fancy, I will try to puzzle out how it was made and often ask to talk to the chef to find out how he does it. Now this always works in small neighborhood ethnic joints so I have a lot of Thai, Chinese, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, Brazilian, Argentinean, Turkish and Moroccan recopies. But I got a great one for steak Au Poivre from a big time French joint in the city. The dirty little secret about recipes is that everyone steals from everyone else and changes it slightly so you can call it your own. Witness the big controversy with Jerry Seinfelds wife who was accused of stealing a whole book of recipes. The best way to make your own recipes is to start with someone’s basic format and then add and tweak it to make it your own.

By the way, one of the best sites on the internets for great recipes is from our own Dust Bunny Queen. If you follow her profile to her bog called Recipe Junkie you will find a lot of great easy to prepare tasty recipes that you can really enjoy. I have made several of them and they have come out great. Dust Bunny Queen, we who about to dine on Italian Sausage Shrimp Pan Roast Over Pasta, salute you!

sandyshoes said...

Yes, this whole thing is totally stupid.

What does Bill Clinton like to cook?

Hm. Maybe don't answer that.

Synova said...

The poor intern... they took away his zero pay.

hehe.

Ruth Anne Adams said...

Geez. If they'd read daughter Meghan's blog, [March 18, 2008 post], they'd know that Cindy loves Cheetohs and Salt 'n Vinegar chips.

And fresh beer.

Dust Bunny Queen said...

Dust Bunny Queen, we who about to dine on Italian Sausage Shrimp Pan Roast Over Pasta, salute you

LOL. Just don't run the recipe through a program that tells you the calories! Ignorance IS bliss.

Check out later for pinwheel gnocchi :-)

Trooper York said...

Count calories? Surely you have mistaken me for a pussy? We don't care about no stinkin' calories!

reader_iam said...

Speaking of "this is weird," I went into the office of a priest today to ask a project-related question and I got a version of the "... no stinkin' ... " everyquote here.

Wow.

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DBQ's recipes are definitely worth trying out.

reader_iam said...

"Here" should be "in response"--bad cut 'n' paste; sorry.

blake said...

Well, as long as he wasn't talking about absolution, it doesn't seem too strange.

Revenant said...

I went into the office of a priest today to ask a project-related question and I got a version of the "... no stinkin' ... " everyquote here.

Well, it IS from a classic movie.