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I Know Why The Roast Duck Sings

Psmith May 8, 2002 10:56 PM

because he was integrated into the duck soup at Hong Kong Eatery. (chinatown)

Thank you for the tips cjb and galleygirl.

(is over his posting limit and intends to shut up for at least 3 weeks)

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    cjb RE: Psmith May 8, 2002 11:53 PM

    Aw, don't do that - your postings always make us smile :)

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      galleygirl RE: Psmith May 9, 2002 10:24 AM

      This will not do at all, Psmith...Just because we have forbidden fiction, we still want the facts!!

      What did you have?

      Was it on the menu, or did you point?

      Were any extraordinary ordering processes(interpretive dance, flirting with server, etc.) required to expedite requests?

      We can't eat everywhere--we're relying on your fact-finding!

      (BTW, does that mean the part about Jamie Oliver wasn't true? Thank G-d!)

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        yumyum RE: galleygirl May 9, 2002 10:37 AM

        What is the reference to Jaime Oliver? I have a bit of a love/hate with the little twit....

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          galleygirl RE: yumyum May 9, 2002 10:51 AM

          Ya gottah read paragraph 3 of the Khao Sarn post.. (g)
          Just scroll down a few days.....

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            yumyum RE: galleygirl May 9, 2002 11:53 AM

            Got it. The Naked Chef cookbook is great, but I'm still unsure of the twit's "street cred", if you know what I mean.

            Below is the funniest Jamie Oliver website I've ever seen... and I hope you enjoy it.

            Link: http://www.urban75.com/Punch/oliver.html

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          Psmith RE: galleygirl May 10, 2002 10:06 AM

          uh oh, is it uncouth of me to like the naked chef cookbook, galleygirl?

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            galleygirl RE: Psmith May 10, 2002 10:16 AM

            "Some of my best friends have the JO cookbook..."

            It's just me, I prefer my TV chefs without that slack-jawed, drooling look, pointed out so frequently, and lovingly, by close-ups of his face, and I hate that lolling lower lip, but that's just my personal prejudice....I also despise the "I'm so cool and East End and mate-of-the-streets" banter...But like I said, that's just me..I DID hear he had a good recipe checker on the cookbook, so as long as you don't have to look at him.....Myself, I have gotten remarkably good at clicking right past his show....;)

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              Psmith RE: galleygirl May 10, 2002 12:18 PM

              Wow, Mr. Oliver really offends you! :)

              All I can say is I have no particular feelings for him as a person. I bought the book because it had pretty pictures and I like it because when I cook the recipes in it they taste good...

              Oscar Wilde was a lecherous, philandering, gluttonous dude with a predilection for teenage rent boys but I'll still read The Selfish Giant to my children; Jamie Oliver may annoy me if I watch his show but I'll still think his recipes are yummy.... for me, the works stand apart from their creator.

              But I guess it's a lot easier to feel that way when you don't have an abiding personal dislike for that creator. Especially when confronted with a large picture of him on the cover of the book. :)


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                galleygirl RE: Psmith May 10, 2002 12:47 PM

                On the other hand, I see the idea of a Food-aversion kind of diet, using that photo (g)

                But we can forgive poor Oscar, for his striving toward a cult of truth and beauty.

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                  Psmith RE: galleygirl May 10, 2002 02:02 PM

                  Oh, I've forgiven Oscar for everything as well.
                  I just needed a quick example. :)


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