[Magdalen] Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire.
oppenheimerjw at gmail.com
Tue Nov 29 20:38:11 UTC 2016
I do not care for sweet potatoes unless they are swimming in a wonderful
syrup of brown sugar -- and I'm being literal about the swimming bit.
Others love sweet potatoes as is and hate the preparation I enjoy. Off
with their head, I say. Let's hear it for tolerance. Yes, tolerate what I
like or else.
[Had no idea there's an E at (well, very near) the end of potatoes. Maybe
I'll remember -- or maybe I'll remember it again -- uh, what was all that
again? Sweet potatoes? Did I mention that I prefer mine with lots of ...?]
James W. Oppenheimer-Crawford
*“A life is like a garden. Perfect moments can be had, but not preserved,
except in memory. LLAP**” -- *Leonard Nimoy
On Tue, Nov 29, 2016 at 1:56 PM, Grace Cangialosi <gracecan at gmail.com>
> And I LOVE roasted chestnuts! Different strokes and all that...
> > On Nov 29, 2016, at 1:22 PM, Cantor03--- via Magdalen <
> magdalen at herberthouse.org> wrote:
> > On a trip to New York City in the mid-1950's I stopped at what was
> > then ubiquitous along the streets of Midtown Manhattan: Vendors selling
> > roasted chestnuts. I don't recall seeing these vendors in recent years.
> > I couldn't stand the roasted chestnuts (presumably imported from Europe
> > since all American Chestnuts were dead of Chestnut Blight by then).
> > The taste was like I would imagine ground oak acorns to be.
> > My spouse bought some roasted chestnuts recently, and my memories
> > were confirmed. IMHO they are awful.
> > Somebody must have thought chestnuts were tasty, hence the Christmas
> > song, I'm all for the restoration of the American Chestnut, but I
> > the taste of those nuts is pretty much the same.
> > David S.
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