RFMOU = FORUM
CIPER = PRICE
XSSEEC = EXCESS
TBEANU = BUTANE
THE ORIGINAL VERSION OF HER COOKBOOK WAS A – – –
RM PI CES UTN = “MENUSCRIPT”
Good Morning, Everyone! 🍷🍜READING BETWEEN THE WINES 🍜🍷
🎶 I didn’t get it from my Grandma’s BOOK upon the shelf…I didn’t get it from a magical and CULINARY elf…No, a little birdie told me you can’t make it by yourself…And that’s the RECIPE for making love…🎶 ”Recipe for Making Love” – Harry Connick, Jr. 1990
🍷🍜Whether cooking outdoors and using BUTANE,
Or stove topping a dish of my Grandmothers fame,
There’s no PRICE one can put on a really good dish,
And cookbooks have fulfilled quite many a wish.
Though I don’t own a cookbook, I’ve cooked all my life,
I enjoy it so much, there’s no room for the strife…
But prepping a book takes a FORUM I’m sure,
And a lot of the EXCESS probably stays on the floor.
Deciding what goes and what stays must be tough,
And trying to figure how much is enough…
Goes into a cookbook and then people clip…
Recipes that they favor…from the “MENUSCRIPT” 🍜🍷
So, what’s on our MENU today? Well, I can tell you that there are no specials, Folks, David’s serving leftovers…but with a side order of all new anagrams. And let’s be honest…you can never go wrong with a staple, am I right? So it’s all good. And it all boils down to this…Our oldest word, FORUM goes back to 10/30/12, while BUTANE, our most recent was served up on 12/21/18. As for our other two…both PRICE and EXCESS have appeared many times on our pages over the years. And the only little nibble this morning was BUTANE, because just as last time, unbEAT tried to cut in…(see that link above)…So, with all this well and done…let’s see what today’s cartoon brings to the table…
The year, circa 1960. The place, Cambridge, Massachusetts. Today we find ourselves at the home of the late, iconic chef, Julia Child, and her husband, Paul. Credited for whetting her appetite for cooking, Julia met him when she was 31, and until then had never cooked. Food for thought, don’t you think? But his love of fine food created the palate on which Julia began to create her art. We see Julia, at her typewriter, working on her first book, “Mastering the Art of French Cooking”, and telling Paul that she’s finishing up “the beef chapter”…and we know what a showpiece her Beef Wellington went on to become. But back in the day, before personal computers and word processors, authors cooked up their ideas by either writing their thoughts down on paper, or typing on a typewriter in order to compile their Manuscripts. And with the mention of chapter, recipe and dinner in the dialogue, and since Julia’s writing a cookbook…Voilà…It’s a “MENUSCRIPT”. Bien joué, David!
Eye candy? Sitting by a draped window, we see some bushes and an expanse of grass. Paul’s nattily dressed in a blue vest atop a shirt and tie, while Julia wears a short sleeved mauve blouse. At one side of her typewriter we see a large stack of finished pages, while at the other sits a much smaller unused pile. But where’s the beef, you ask? You butter believe it’s going to be Julia’s signature strand of pearls. And we all know that pearls go with everything…So, There you have it, Gens, Fini! Passez une bonne journée tout le monde! And I was intending to make some butter puns, but the margarine for error was just too large...Au revoir...And as Julia would say…Bon appétit! 🍜🍷🙋🏻