[Sca-cooks] Seeking Cheesy Goodness in WI
Phil Troy / G. Tacitus Adamantius
adamantius1 at verizon.net
Sat Aug 8 04:48:58 PDT 2009
On Aug 8, 2009, at 12:50 AM, Audrey Bergeron-Morin wrote:
>> red cabbage...and a wonderful potato creation, Rosti.
> Rosti is not theirs. It's... Swedish? In any case, breakfast
> restaurants around here and, if I'm not mistaken, IKEA, have been
> serving it for years...
Nah, rosti are/is Swiss (although other places, obviously, given the
thrust of this thread) have gladly adopted them.
In fact I believe it was Elizabeth Luard (author of "The Old World
Kitchen") who claimed that rosti were an unofficial part of the
process of applying for Swiss citizenship: there is (goes the claim) a
home inspection similar to the one experienced when one is adopting a
child, with a view toward establishing the subject's intention and
ability to "live Swiss". Evidence of cooking and eating rosti (I have
no idea what constitutes that evidence, maybe a suitable pan; I doubt
you have to invite the inspectors for lunch, but one never knows, if
my friend's stories of life as a USCG port inspector are true) is
allegedly part of that process.
"Most men worry about their own bellies, and other people's souls,
when we all ought to worry about our own souls, and other people's
-- Rabbi Israel Salanter
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