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Why Can't The Rest Of The World Get Along Like we Do? 
Dec. 2, 2012 12:28 pm 
Updated: Dec. 2, 2012 6:27 pm
I was reading Eva DelBriemari's blog, Hello! and was inspired by the contrast she made between AllRecipes and FaceBook, and her observation that we are of one accord. I have a mind a bit like a grandmother's attic. It's cluttered and dusty, but sorta of fun to browse through on occasion! Well, if you're reading this, you are getting a glimpse of grannie's attic!

Why is AR so different from FaceBook? First, FB is a generalized social media site where all kinds of people get together. AR is also like that, but in a specific way. I know. I am being Mr. Obvious here. The point is that our focus on food allows us to have great diversity of being, thought, style and execution. I started thinking that it would be so nice if the world worked like that, but it can't.

We are of one accord to a degree. We are here to learn about and celebrate food. And we do this in all kinds of ways using the incredible bounty we enjoy. This is what ties us together. But if I don't like something, I don't have to eat it. I can pass. If I do like it, I can enjoy it (Unless I live with Uncle Bloomberg). I'm not forced to eat, cook or serve things I don't like. Outside of AR, many things are forced upon me that I neither like nor agree with. This is what causes division, anger, hatred and bigotry. I am also convinced that there is no earthly solution for it. Our country has certainly gotten to that point at which lines are drawn. But I am not here to talk about that. I'd rather have another helping of those mashed taters and a splash more of that delicious gravy, if you don't mind.
Dec. 2, 2012 1:52 pm
Well said, Doc! You have such clear, colorful, eloquent way with words. I truly enjoy reading your blogs. They remind me of short stories from the Readers Digest Condensed Books! Such a lovely gift you have been given!
Dec. 2, 2012 3:00 pm
If I don't say this, my head will 'splode: God has been good to me despite who I am!
Dec. 2, 2012 4:22 pm
I'm drinking My 32oz diet coke.
Dec. 2, 2012 6:09 pm
Just wait. Uncle Bloomberg will infect your Mayor too.
Dec. 2, 2012 6:27 pm
I wonder if they ever vote him out that they will repeal the soft drink law. If I was a politician I would hate it if I was known as one to have regulated soft Drink sizes. there has got to be something he can do that is a bit more constructive.
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I'm old and smelly, kinda like a really good salami with that really nice white mould all over it.
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Meat, carbs, meat, carbs, meat, carbs and did I mention meat?
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Drop a plate of Pierogis and sausages in front of me and watch my eyes glaze over in pure joy.
My cooking triumphs
Schweinebraten mit Knoedel und Krautsalat. Also Edel Hirsch Gulasch was very nice. I make killer Spaetzle and Knockerl also.
My cooking tragedies
There aren't enough electrons in cyberspace! :) Actually, the tragedies usually involve well intentioned creativity out of control.
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