I'm assuming we will interrupt our regularly scheduled programming for round-the-clock coverage of the situation in Zurich, namely, that talented actor Don Johnson has been detained at the Swiss-German border with a car full of $8 BILLION "in bonds, stocks and credit notes in his possession, stuffed in a suitcase". I'm both shocked and saddened by these events. One might say that Johnson's story has more holes than Swiss cheese. And yes, that's BILLION, with a B.
When talking about cheese it is hard not to keep bringing up the French, but we must give credit where credit is due. Not only do the French have their official 360 cheeses but they also have an infinite number of ideas about what to do with cheese. One of the best uses of cheese is in something called aligot, a dish found in the Aubrac region of the Cevennes—there's something about mountains that brings up cheese genius. Mountains are like the Silicon Valley of the cheese world—home to entrepreneurs and visionaries, people not afraid to experiment. In any case, aligot features a nice mountain cheese called cantal. Essentially it's mashed potatoes with cheese, but it tastes like so much more than that. Perhaps because the recipe calls for stirring the cheese into the potatoes continuously for 40 minutes in the same direction, so as not to break the strings of cheese. Aligot is great to eat on a cold day. It is not so great to eat right before climbing a very big hill on a bicycle.
The Cottage Cheese Song (sing to the tune of Everything In Its Right Place by Radiohead): small curd, large curd, medium curd. low fat, non fat, full fat. with pineapple, with hamburger, with wheat germ It's a versatile, hard-working cheese that doesn't put on airs. Once relegated to the "dieter's plate", it has steadily gained widespread acceptance as a dairy treat for people from all walks of life. Brands to watch: Knudsen's, Horizon Organic, Light n' Lively. Bonus quality: comes in highly portable plastic tubs and can be eaten with a spoon or straw (small curd only).
hey you guys: Who do you think would win in a rumble between Bi-Rite employees and Rainbow employees? They could meet down at the docks. No knives or chains allowed. I think the Bi-Rite employees might be stronger than Rainbow employees, because Bi-Rite employees probably eat more meat and have more muscle mass than Rainbow employees. I bet Bi-Rite employees panic easily though. Rainbow employees would probably coat their bodies with patchouli oil, which would make them slippery and hard to punch.
words that rhyme with queso: 1. peso. 2. i can't think of anything else. words that sort of rhyme with queso: 1. miso. tasty soup from japan. 2. cuomo. mario: former governor of new york. andrew: former secretary of HUD. once considered one of the most eligible bachelors inside the beltway, andrew was sometimes called "Secretary of Stud". he has since lost his looks. 3. duomo. a pretty renaissancey type cathedral from olden times in florence, italy. being in italy makes you realize how pretty Catholicism can be. 4. brass‑o. household product for making brass shiny. do not inhale! 5. ho-ho. hostess dessert product made with chocolate cakey type components. i think. 6. koko. cute gorilla who learned sign language and befriended a grey kitten. the grey kitten got killed by a car, and koko had to sign things like "koko sad kitten go bye bye", which was sad. 7. lesotho. according to the CIA World Fact Book 2002, "an enclave of South Africa about the size of Maryland". 8. greedo. tried to kill Han Solo in that inter-galactic watering hole where they played the kookie music. i love that music! 9. momo. a rather bland variety of Tibetan dumplings. bored now. L to the K A
As a youngster, I really liked the book "I Am The Cheese" by Robert Cormier. I think it's time for a re-read. As I recall, "The Chocolate War", also by Robert Cormier, was pretty good too. Those books, along with "A Separate Peace" (John Knowles), "Catcher in the Rye" (Jerome David Salinger), and the major Hollywood movies "School Ties" (Brendan Fraser) and "Dead Poets Society" (Robert Sean Leonard) made me so glad I never had to attend an elite all boys prep school on the East Coast. Based on the above evidence, it just seems like those places were hotbeds of misery that specialized in producing teenage souls blackened like little pieces of charred toast. Also the death rate at such schools seems to be alarmingly high. On the other hand, the popular television program "The Facts of Life" and the novel "The Bell Jar" made it seem like elite girls schools on the East Coast were really fun places where everyone roller-skated around and made out with charismatic British poets. MY NAME IS: Leslie Katherine Albrecht
In Asia, there is no cheese. lka
When are we going to talk about Velveeta? I was just online visiting the Kraft Foods Interactive Kitchen, and I noticed some really cool recipes using Velveeta. Like one called "Golden Sauce". Also, Velveeta has other uses, such as: my dad used a block of Velveeta to teach our dog, Pepsi, to sit & shake. And when are we going to talk about QUESO? Oh my god, there's something called Cheese Fudge and you can make it with Velveeta. Things are looking up. lka