[Sca-cooks] The 50th annual SCA-Cooks Thanksgiving list!

Phil Troy / G. Tacitus Adamantius adamantius1 at verizon.net
Mon Nov 20 11:12:46 PST 2006

On Nov 20, 2006, at 1:26 PM, Michael Gunter wrote:

>> mashed potatos with no butter butter or milk, plain green beans,
>> etc.
> There is no reason to make vegan dishes boring. It sounds almost
> like they are planning to make unappetizing dishes in order to  
> "punish"
> this person and make everyone miserable. Thanksgiving dinner has a
> ton of vegetable dishes that can be enjoyed by everyone.

There's that about a harvest festival...

Mashed potatoes made with vegetable stock, garlic, and some really  
nice, green EV olive oil kick booty.

In addition, I was just reading somewhere (Melissa Clark???) a recipe  
for cod for which a side dish was brandade. This was confusing since  
brandade is supposed to be _made_ from salt cod, usually milk- 
simmered salt cod, potato and/or bread as an optional stabilizer,  
lots of crushed garlic, and enough olive oil to form a thick, light,  
fluffy emulsion when it's all pounded together. This was a rather  
potato-rich brandade, served more or less in lieu of mashed potatoes,  
to accompany the fresh cod which was the main ingredient.

I don't imagine that, since the salt cod element had been sort of  
downplayed, omitting it entirely for some non-fishy application would  
be such a terrible thing.


"S'ils n'ont pas de pain, vous fait-on dire, qu'ils  mangent de la  
brioche!" / "If there's no bread to be had, one has to say, let them  
eat cake!"
     -- attributed to an unnamed noblewoman by Jean-Jacques Rousseau,  
"Confessions", 1782

"Why don't they get new jobs if they're unhappy -- or go on Prozac?"
     -- Susan Sheybani, assistant to Bush campaign spokesman Terry  
Holt, 07/29/04

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