A deeply silly morning name today, a play on the title Le Malade Imaginaire. Which then led me to some ethereal culinary musings.
Archive for the ‘Language and food’ Category
Spanakopita was the morning name some weeks ago, and then this morning the bon appétit site offered instructions on how to “make spanakopita pie”, with a yummy photo:
The full instructions, which are pretty complex, amount to:
make the spinach filling (using frozen spinach), prepare the phyllo pastry (using frozen phyllo), assemble, bake
The result, seen above, is spanakopita:
(in Greek cooking) a phyllo pastry stuffed with spinach and feta cheese. ORIGIN modern Greek, literally ‘spinach pie.’ (NOAD2)
… at the Cantor Arts Center at Stanford: back on January 26th, a viewing of Dutch masters of the 17th century; then this Thursday, two small exhibitions, Warhol works in connection with a Stanford course and a student-curated display of East Asian artworks featuring the lingzhi mushroom.
From Barbara Partee on Facebook, a posting about a recent celebration of Maslenitsa she and Volodja had with friends (blini made by Volodja). Start with the food:
(shown here with sour cream and two kinds of caviar).
This morning’s Pinterest mail offered an album of finger food images: gorgeous stuff. Then I discovered that I’d mentioned finger foods in passing several times (in connection with appetizers and snacks), and once a bit more seriously, but hadn’t discussed them in any detail. Time to remedy that.
Today’s Rhymes With Orange, with a 7-layer composition of popular American appetizers, snacks, and sides (side dishes):
From 9/5/16 on this blog, “A Minneapolis fling”, with a Zippy on some of America’s favorite appetizers (and snacks): sliders, Walleye bites, huevos rancheros, grilled BBQ chicken wings (aka Buffalo wings, hot wings, or just wings), Polish sausage (note emphasis on Minnesota specialties).