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Thursday, August 19, 2004 - 9:20amSanction this postReply
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I found the essence of this article in those succinct words by Confucius more than two thousands years ago:

"Eat, Drink, Man and Woman, men's eternal pleasures!"

A plainer translation would be "Food, wine, and sex, are the most basic and unvaring pleasures human being enjoys." The Chinese expression "man and woman" could also includes the courting process.

The movie "Eat, Drink, Man and Woman" by An Lee several years back took its title direct from this quote. The Oscar winning Danish movie "Babette's feast" also attests to the magical effects of really good food.


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Thursday, August 19, 2004 - 2:49pmSanction this postReply
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I find pastrami to be the most sensual of all the salted, cured meats...

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Thursday, August 19, 2004 - 3:30pmSanction this postReply
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Andrew...will you be trying for the trifecta, then?  : D

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Thursday, August 19, 2004 - 5:43pmSanction this postReply
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I would, if only I owned a television   ;)

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Thursday, August 19, 2004 - 9:02pmSanction this postReply
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From a recent post on my web site, Gastronomic Meditations:

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Summer Lust - August 18, 2004

Tempting, luscious tomato, why do you torture me?  My spirit is counting the minutes 'til you cast aside your shades of green, the verdant reflections of my jealousy.  I envy the vine's hold on you, its power to keep you captive, and long for it to release you to me.
 
For then I shall partake of your splendor, the craving for which drives my soul through the hot months of summer.  Each day is an eternity without the taste of you.  How I long to bathe you in luxurious oils, releasing your succulent juices and fulfilling my hunger once more.  How I crave the scent of your sublime sweetness, filling my nostrils with your heady perfume.
 
For you see, life is less precious without the sensual fulfillment you afford me.

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<swoon>  ;)

Jennifer


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Thursday, August 19, 2004 - 11:22pmSanction this postReply
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Pastrami is good, but my favorite sandwich meat is still prosciutto.

And of course, my favorite steak is still the chateaubriand.  MMMMM.


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Friday, August 20, 2004 - 5:40amSanction this postReply
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Jennifer,
::sweating over post 24, imagining attacking a tomato::
...back to your post to me, though:
Awww thank you! :)  You are such a sweetheart!! :::blushing:::
It's such a different world out here for eating italian, if I'm not familiar with cooking too much.  The italian place I was told about was said to be actually ~fast~ food, below even eating chef boyarde.  And then the pizza I had in the philosophy grad student party yesterday in this place called "Pizza Villa" or something was on crust that was soooo thin, I could've folded the pie into a little ball.  I miss Long Island's pizza more than anything (and it's not even as good as NYC pizza, or the best I ever tasted in this place in Brooklyn).  And yea, I'm doing the kraft mac-and-cheese deal too.  But I did make spaghetti and red clam sauce (though i cheated (myself) with Ragu and canned clams) last week!  It's ok, I can work around my budget and eventually learn how to cook some semi-decent food over time, which my health demands for the two years I'll be out here. :) 

-Dominic 


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Friday, August 20, 2004 - 6:17amSanction this postReply
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You said upstate Illinois, right? Despite your love for NY style pizza, I'm going to HAVE to insist that you get yourself into Chicago and go to Pizzeria Uno (I don't care if you've been to one of those awful Pizzeria Uno chain places in NY...they're just that...awful...nothing compared to the original). Just think of deep dish pizza as an entirely different food group and try to enjoy it like that...

Jana

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Friday, August 20, 2004 - 12:06pmSanction this postReply
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Jana,
  Yea you are actually the third person to tell me to check it out.  I was just in chicago this past weekend, and got to go to my first cub game and see a lot of the city, but I didn't try Pizzeria Uno.  Next time I will most definitely remember to check it out!  :)  damn it sounds sooooo good right now. 
-Dominic


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Friday, August 20, 2004 - 5:28pmSanction this postReply
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Dominic

I have to say Chicago pizza is the best on the planet.* Please try Giordanno's (they are a large chain now with many locations throughout Chicago and its suburbs) at least once to compare to Uno's. Giordanno's stuffed pizza is the pinnacle of western civilization. I grew up in the suburbs and just moved to California a year ago. No pizza like that out here. Btw, you are totally isolated in Dekalb (?) and will have to commute to the city for its vast resources in dining excitement.

Dave

*To the best of my knowledge ;)

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Friday, August 20, 2004 - 6:48pmSanction this postReply
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Dave,
::now writing both places down to assure memory won't fail::
I will definitely like to do some pizza-sampling! :-D
Fortunately, I moved to dekalb with some really good friends already in chicago, so I'm able to get shown around everywhere.  And with my sense of direction, I need like a child leash or something. ;)  Man I am craving pizza!  ....Well, when I go to chicago, i'll remember to try both Pizzeria Uno and Giordano's.  Right now, I think I'm going to postpone my post-running shower and rush to pizza hut looking like a madman to at least get something better than the sheet of paper I ate yesterday and manage to kill a tad of my craving. ;)
-Dominiic


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Thursday, September 30, 2004 - 8:37amSanction this postReply
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Hello Jennifer. New member here, and your article was the first I read. Beautifully written article. As I read I couldnt help thinking about my personal fav - the fiery, seductive scotchbonnet pepper :) Your article connected me to (back to) the pleasure of that aspect of life.

many thanks

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Thursday, September 30, 2004 - 3:21pmSanction this postReply
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John, 

Thank you for those kind words, and welcome to SOLO.  Though I am not a fan of scotchbonnet peppers, I am most assuredly a fan of the fiery and seductive.  ;)

Jennifer


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Sunday, April 24, 2005 - 10:36amSanction this postReply
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While looking through some older articles, I came across the first one I read on SOLO. Reading it again was a pleasure...again.

btw Jennifer its about time for another article :)


John

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Sunday, April 24, 2005 - 11:00amSanction this postReply
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Thank you, John, as always.  :) 

This, to date, is my personal favorite of what I've written.  There will be another article as soon as my new issue of Gastronomic Meditations is up (end of April), but right now I'm busy ruminating on the sensual aspects of cardamom and other spices.  Stay tuned...

:)


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Sunday, April 24, 2005 - 1:49pmSanction this postReply
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Ahhh - cardamon - use it in my coffee.... and fruits..... great spice..

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Sunday, April 24, 2005 - 2:00pmSanction this postReply
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I haven't tried it in coffee yet, but have dabbled with it in tea.  Yum.  :)

Wait until you see the recipes we have coming out next week -- there is now an official Gastronomic Meditations Test Kitchen, and my chef has been very, very busy.

Chai pots de creme, anyone?  Or perhaps a cardamom-infused rice pudding?  Awwww, yeah.  ;)


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Sunday, April 24, 2005 - 2:03pmSanction this postReply
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The coffee deal was from an Armenian friend of many years ago.... and yes, chai - ah now, even better than coffee!!!  looking forward to these new gastronomical treats
:-)


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Sunday, April 24, 2005 - 2:15pmSanction this postReply
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Cardamom-infused rice pudding sounds exquisite, Jennifer! Indian food is my favorite, and I often will crunch the cardamom pods for a full minute while savoring my vindaloo -- even though you're not really supposed to eat them, they tell me.

BTW, since I'm new to the site, I just read your original article and found myself sweating near the end. ;-D


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Wednesday, May 4, 2005 - 8:47pmSanction this postReply
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David, if you do not make this recipe immediately, you will literally lose years of your life.

It is...well, you'll find out.  :)

I had some tonight (just to, er, "re"-test), and I can't wait another minute for someone else to experience this.

Get cookin'!


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