Log in

No account? Create an account
Separating the Yoke from the White - De File
Does Collecting Make You Feel Dirty?
Separating the Yoke from the White
I've been reading The Cooking of Vienna's Empire in the Time-Life series that has been in heavy rotation in my life for nearly a decade. It's one of my favorites. The writing is excellent. And it features in-depth discussion of the fate of national cuisines under Communism. Last night I pored over the chapter on Yugoslavian cooking. Mmmmmm.

It's a shame they broke that country up, because it made a much simpler -- not to mention tasty -- tourist destination before it collapsed in the lingering animosity over the fascist "shadow" regimes in Slovenia and Croatia during World War II and the still-longer-lingering animosity over the post-WWI jugo that bound them to Serbia, Bosnia, Macedonia etc. in the wake of the Habsburgs demise. I wonder if the denizens of Belgrade shout, in their best German, "Dubrovnik bleibt unser!" Time for a nightcap of illicitly distilled шљивовица.

Tags: , ,
Current Location: 85704

8 comments or Leave a comment
From: hipsandquips Date: February 20th, 2007 07:05 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
at first glance i thought that said yorke, of the lazy-eyed thom variety. i was moderately disappointed.
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: February 20th, 2007 07:23 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Radiohead emerged from the break-up of Yugoslavia!
From: hipsandquips Date: February 20th, 2007 07:29 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
And where did Thom's ubiquitous lazy eye emerge from? ;)
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: February 20th, 2007 07:46 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Right in the middle of that satellite image.
kumaraka From: kumaraka Date: February 20th, 2007 02:02 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Speaking of appetites and Europe, I still can't get over that Turkey and Hungary are right next to each other. In my opinion, people spend way too much time thinking about Stonehenge and way to little time marveling at that coincidence.
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: February 20th, 2007 02:09 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Back in the 17th century they were practically touching. And that's why Strudel and Kaffee entered the cooking of Vienna's Empire!
art_thirst From: art_thirst Date: February 20th, 2007 02:56 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
That satellite image is really a profound coincident. Over the weekend I noticed at one of the campus buildings that suffered during the last hurricanes is about to undergo some reconstruction. Outdoors strewn along the front of the building are plat books, chairs, desks, cabinents, and many canisters of film, slides and, maps. The film, some of it 130 ft. long, is of Florida taken from airplanes to provide some kind of documentation for local mapping and other things. Even though most of it is water damaged, lots of it is in excellent condition. Naturally, the pack rat in me comes out when I see trash piles and, I gathered up some good stuff (mostly film but, also some slides). I'll be going over it in the next few days to determine what exactly I have. I know I have some images like the one you posted. :-))
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: February 20th, 2007 03:05 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Oooh! I love that sort of thing. I'm very envious. And I'm also hoping you post the result of your experiments.

The middle of that satellite image in my entry shows the point where Croatia, Bosnia-Herzogovenia, and Serbia meet.
8 comments or Leave a comment