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Comfort Comestibles
I am deeply interested, as those who have experienced my Ralph Ellison argument will attest, in the idea of "comfort food." But I also am deeply interested in eating it. Last night I made one of my long-time favorites: ground beef with onions, rice and creamed corn. I made some minor changes, though, that retained the meal's familiarity while improving it slightly, adding mushrooms to the beef and supplementing the corn with frozen kernels and a little buttermilk. I am still coasting on the comfort, even as I sheepishly acknowledge that I eat meat with decidedly un-PC relish.
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cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: January 8th, 2009 06:06 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
It's obviously going to PC! I do like chutneys. I make a pretty good mango one myself.
quuf From: quuf Date: January 6th, 2009 02:11 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
You have Pennsylvania roots, right? They eat hearty there!

And old gay paisano from Philly once made me scrapple in his Turk Street apartment. It was surprisingly good served with the Karo corn syrup he provided. The killer was when his Siamese cat leapt on the table when he was in the kitchen, and left a paw print in the rapidly-congealing grease on my plate. I was transfixed by that paw print.
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: January 8th, 2009 06:07 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Scrapple can be really good. It is high on fat, but "Fat tastes good," as my mother used to say.

Sorry for the delayed reply. Live Journal has been giving me fits.
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