[Sca-cooks] An overlooked feast day of culinary significance...

Phil Troy / G. Tacitus Adamantius adamantius1 at verizon.net
Fri Jun 26 08:54:31 PDT 2009

On Jun 26, 2009, at 11:33 AM, Johnna Holloway wrote:

> Ah yes, the 24th of June. Arise at 4 am in Shanghai, go to airport,
> plane leaves at 8:30 am. We arrive back in USA and land at 9:30 am  
> still
> on the 24th. I suppose someplace in all those extra hours of the 24th
> I should have had time to gather green walnuts.

Well, sure. Some people are just naturally lazy -- what can I say?

We didn't get to picking walnuts (where would we go?), but we did  
acquire a fairly large quantity of cherries on that day...

No herring, either, but I did have some nice cod Wienerschnitzel for  
lunch yesterday  (they solved the problem of fillets of uneven  
thickness by cutting a sort of loin centercut section from the back,  
and then repeatedly butterflying it, an ingenious bit of knifey  
legerdemaine, IMO).

I also noted that it appears to be the height of mulberry season  
around here, not that I'm suggesting that the trees in Queens and  
Manhattan are necessarily an ideal source for such fruit, although my  
father-in-law always used to gather his yearly supply of ginko nuts  
from the [ornamental] trees in upper Manhattan.

Not very ornamental, though, to my mind. Among other things, the ripe  
fruit, which looks like apricots, makes durian smell pleasant.


"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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