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Apr 9, 2009 03:00 PM

Recipe Limericks


Do you think you could write a recipe as a limerick? There are some aspiring poetic chowhounders out there - give it a go.

  1. I've actually been wanting to combine poetry and recipes for a long time. I wanted to buy but turned out not to be the first to come up with that one. C'est la vie.

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    1. re: tatamagouche

      hmmmm, maybe you can revisit your excellent idea. poetry and recipes, if they could sound like the ocean i'd need little else.

    2. First chop up a sweet or dill pickle
      Two boiled eggs and mayo (a trickle).
      Add onion, Dijon,
      Celery, tarragon:
      Egg Salad your tastebuds will tickle!

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      1. re: DonShirer

        The good ones always start with a pickle.

      2. My limerick title is "Beans Optional"

        Sauteed mirepoix in a saucepan
        Petite diced tomatoes, 1 small can
        Some garlicy stock
        Parm fresh off the block
        Makes your Saturday Soup Night Sicilian!

        Ok, I'm claiming rights. I think it's funny. :)

        Now I want egg salad.

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        1. Ground beef and now if you are clever
          bread soaked in milk should you endeavor
          mix the first with the second
          and soon I have reckoned
          you'll be eating the best burger ever!!
          (title: Ode to Panade) adam

          1. There was an old man from Milan,
            Whose sauces he never could plan.
            When told this was so,
            He said, 'yes, I know.
            'But I always try to get as many veggies into the pot as I can.'

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            1. re: Gio

              and as many syllables in to the last line as I can. You broke the limerick rules, but made me laugh out loud. Good one, Gio! adam

              1. re: adamshoe

                Thanks Adam....glad I made you laugh!
                As for too many syllables, that was my plan.....

                1. re: Gio

                  Your Big Finish was funny, Gio!

              2. re: Gio

                brilliant. a masterpiece. =D

                1. re: Gio

                  There was an old man from Milan,
                  Whose sauces he never could plan.
                  With veggies in the pot
                  And some stock, or not,
                  He made sauce ... or soup for the clan.