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March 10, 2005

Inexplicably, an Andrew Tobias reader claims to love Brussels sprouts.

Of course, they have to be boiled in chicken broth, then fried in butter first, which pretty much eliminates any...well...brussels sprouts flavor. (More than one correspondent recommended frying in butter. Allow me to mention that very few foodstuffs are not improved in flavor by such treatment.

For instance...fried green tomatoes are, in fact, a gourmet delights. As are fried cucumber slices.

It's the butter. Who doesn't love asparagus drizzled with a rich, lemon-butter sauce? That same sauce turns broccoli into a mouth-watering treat. Artichokes, as I firmly believe, were made with cupping leaves to allow you to scoop up more butter with every mouthful.)

What's almost worse than standing me up for a meeting is repeatedly rescheduling for ten minutes later. This does not permit me any time to actually do any other work while I wait for you. You are rude (and your mother dresses you funny).

(It's a pity I'm not one of those people who blog for a living. I never seem to run out of irrelevant nothings to babble about.)

Posted by AnneZook at 02:40 PM


I prefer lemon flavoring with Brussels sprouts, but my recipe fails about as often as it succeeds...

Posted by: Elayne Riggs at March 11, 2005 08:12 PM

I can't abide Brussels sprouts. :) I like most vegetables, there are very few I won't eat, but those are on the list.

Posted by: Anne at March 12, 2005 05:43 PM