Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Mmm. Twinkies.


Still shaking my head over the writer of Decorno, who apparently only knows three yummy recipes and is resolving to learn more this year. What’s astonishing is that the writer thinks it’s an achievement to follow a recipe for Boeuf Bourguignonne. And that one of the commenters succeeded in ruining one! Maybe they really do grow up on Twinkies over there. HERE.


Fuck. Now I am hungry for Twinkies. Thanks a lot, Chookie.

45 comments:

Anonymous said...

"Chookie."

How that name haunts me, mixing memory and desire...

my favorite and my best said...

how in the fuck did you find that?
at least they were retarded enough to link your blog, thanks indeed chookie.

Anonymous said...

You listen to Chookie. Australia's cuisine is considered almost as good as Greenland's.

Anonymous said...

At first I was like, "left of center dialogue on politics, culture, etc." Cool.

But that is such a pretentious blog! I'm a lefty, but that blog represents the problem with much of the left.

I went to grad school, and I read social theory for fun, and even I couldn't stand that blog, found it extremely irritating. . . .

Decorno, I love your blog. You're smart, and can relate with a salt-of-the-earth sensibility.

Eileen said...

OK, but if you DID post comments with "LOL" in them, I'd say it! Instead I'll say this:

Oh Chookie: thanks for sharing. Now have a Twinkie and get over yourself!

We all need to start somewhere with the cooking... My original three dishes were: baked chicken, cheese enchiladas, and stuffed shells...

Anonymous said...

WTF? Why does blogging about food bring out the competitive asshole in everyone? Read any of the comment sections on a food blog and it is all vile & ill-will. Design bloggers will congratulate each other on just about anything with pure sincerity.

Nikki said...

Chookie? Sounds like their from Jersey. Snookie's cousin perhaps?

Decorno said...

Anon 3:31 - - it’s funny you say that. I was actually thinking the other day how insane it was that so many people commented on my cooking posts and how generous people were to post recipes and also email them to me. Like, seriously people took so much time writing lengthy emails to me describing their best dish and all the instructions for making it. It reminded me how kind people can be, and also how much people like to connect about food. We can argue about skirted tables, but everyone agrees on lasagne, you know?

MFAMB - Google alerts and Google Blog Search. I like to keep an ear to the ground for Decorno (and other) chatter.

hello gorgeous said...

I love Twinkies.

That is all.

Anonymous said...

"Design bloggers will congratulate each other on just about anything with pure sincerity."

I agree with everything in this statement except the last three words.

Decorno said...

Anon 2:56: Haw!

Anon 4:11: Double haw!

Suzanne in Mtl said...

Poor Chookie. Can't imagine the despair it would feel to realize that others require a recipe to hard boil eggs.

Not that it matters, Decorno, but your post inspired me to ramp up my cooking as well. Fed up with hyperventilating every time I wonder what to make for supper.

Ivy Lane said...

Nothin' like a frozen twinkie and a tall glass of REAL milk!

Madame Sunday said...

well chookie wrote posts about fruit flies and misshapen vegetables so I think people in glass houses shouldn't throw stones. I'd much rather read about your kitchen adventures decorno but i guess that's why everybody gets their own blog - even chookies from down under.

mmmmhhhhhh twinkies...

Kelly@TearingUpHouses said...

Amazing that someone who goes by Chookie can take anything so seriously...

It's food, Chook, relax.

Sheesh.

Kelly

Jeffrey said...

On behalf of all Australians I would like to apologize for Chookies comment. To be pretentious and arrogant is a far worse crime than being a twinkie eater. (What the hell is a twinkie by the way?)

Chookie if you are out there - Being a beginner is not an indicator of ones IQ - being a jerk on the other hand, is.

Anonymous said...

Chookie is a Dick.

east side bride said...

that was a really ugly place. why did you send me over there??

Anonymous said...

Love Jeffrey & anon 6:14 pm & all of your other wise people here!

Also, thank you for posting those photos of your adorable dogs.

Finally, your resolutions inspire me. Mine was to try not to say fuck as often. You can see how that is going. Xoxo,
SL

rebecca said...

Madame Sunday is right.

On her blog, Chookie congratulates herself on growing tomatoes.

They really must grow up on canned veg over there.

Bonnie said...

great... now i want some twinkies. I am epicureanly challenged too... keep going with your cooking, you are an inspiration!

Sol Kawage said...

I'd kill for a twinky right now.

Lolo said...

Chookie needs to eat a deep fried Twinkie.

the t and j show said...

i have a pug named twinkie. they are THAT good.

Anonymous said...

Chookie, according to her blog profile, includes among her interests "cooking" and "evangelicalism."

So Cookie, why are you so scornful of a little recipe sharing? Spreading the Word about Beef Stew--it combines your favorite two hobbies.

Stop the belittling, Sister Chookie.

Anonymous said...

Sounds like Chookie wrote the food column for the Icelandic Times. Most probably selected the food for their airline as well. I suppose it's the beef that churns up the venom in Chookie. If only we had used a kangaroo instead. As to the sincerity of design bloggers - you're joking, right?

An Aesthete's Lament said...

Interesting that Chookie appears to have deleted the post in question.

sarah said...

Fuck that. I can't cook anything that doesn't come from a box. Except roasted veggies, which doesn't count.

Chookie has some things to talk about with his therapist, I fear.

Anonymous said...

I went to Chookie's blog. Chookie is a chick. I thought for sure it was a dude.

Anonymous said...

Aesthete's Lament:

It's there.

Go to:

http://larvatusprodeo.net/2010/01/16/saturday-salon-223/

Chooks' comment is about halfway down.

maison21 said...

honey, unwrapping a twinkie *IS* cooking in my book. following a recipe for boeuf bourguignonne is freaking *magic*.

Richie Designs said...

I'm so lazy that I buy PRE-hardboilded eggs, already shelled, in a bag at Trader Joes.

The fact that you're cooking is noteworthy to me

Anonymous said...

Hey I used to spend my lunch money buying twinkies after school, I loved them so much I'm now reading dieting for dummies.

Anonymous said...

There is a Twinkie cookbook, I sh*t you not. I bought it despite the fact that I am a vegetarian and Twinkies are not.

I'm not sure why that person would even bother to write such a thing and link.....

Anonymous said...

Decorno, I love you. For serious. Because you're smart, witty, quick, and you're not pretentious about it. Your blog reminds me daily that it's okay to reconcile academia and the fun stuff in life. Decorno (and Miss In Your Business) taught me how to let go. Twinkies be damned.

Anonymous said...

Decorno, as an Australian I can only describe this very random comment as a clear case of Tall Poppy Syndrome. It is not a uniquely Australian disease, but I guess it has a name there.

I mean, fuck, if Decorno doesn't know how to cook then clearly she doesn't know shit about anything else. That poser! Posting pretty pictures, talking about interiors and now, here she is bragging about bettering herself. Clearly a flawed humane being and no longer worthy of the pedestal I put her on!

Go choke on a Tim Tam you silly chook. Also, Decorno, never change! XOXO

Kristin said...

I could be ignorant and missing some obscure reference, but I don't think anyone who posts one-word-per-line poems like

Why did the Ladybird Blush?

Because

she

saw

the

spider

undressing.

should be shittalkin the beloved Decorno on the interweb.

I was raised on peeps, not twinkies.

Shirley said...

Dear Decorno,

Not sure if you like food blogs but if so:

http://inpraiseofleftovers.com/

http://orangette.blogspot.com/

Both Seattle and amazing.

Chookie said...

I see I have to put humble pie on the menu today. I must apologise for giving you any desire to eat Twinkies -- that is a very scary closeup.

I wasn't particularly trying to hide my opinions (obviously) but couldn't think of a polite way to ask *here* (the irony!) why Decorno can have such ability with design and yet not be a confident cook. I still can't, but I see now that it was an unkind question as well as a rude one, and I'm sorry for that.

Elizabeth David's French Provincial Cooking (1960) is my favourite, not for the recipes but for the way she thinks about food. I also like Anya von Bremzen's Please to the Table (1990). Books about peasant cooking are also a good place to start increasing your repertoire because of the simpler (often cheaper) ingredients and the generally lower saturated fat content. I also think the recipes in newspapers are underrated, as the writers often know what foods are likely to be available in their town together.

The guests coming to my place tonight are getting really pretentious food: supermarket BBQ chicken with homemade salads, and fruit salad and ice cream for dessert; it's about 40 C here. I'll keep the humble pie for myself.

Decorno said...

I don't buy the premise:

"I couldn't think of a polite way to ask *here* (the irony!) why Decorno can have such ability with design and yet not be a confident cook."

The part I don't buy is that anyone who consistently reads my blog knows that I have no design ability! (Although for you to assume so is flattering. Thank you.) I think people who have been reading the blog for a while understand that I admire nice design, I think I know it when I see it, but I am a little hopeless when I apply it to my own home.

I think the same can be said for food. I like good food, I know it when I taste it, but I've just never learned to make too many things. Stuffed peppers, pastas, all manner of chicken in olives and garlic and that sort of thing, sure, but not anything that might actually take three glorious hours of cooking.

Thank you for your book recommendations. I will check them out.

And Chookie - - you certainly could have asked that question. That question wouldn't have been rude at all.

Anonymous said...

"...why Decorno can have such ability with design and yet not be a confident cook."

Why are the two supposed to be related?

Anonymous said...

The best part of this thread is just saying "Chookie" over and over.

Melissa Morgan said...

Decorno & Chookie ... well-handled, both of you. Way to have some class.

{grace} said...

I love your blog Decorno, and I also love commenter Jeffrey.

I'm a newbie in the kitchen too. Keep on cooking! I hope to see more cooking posts from you.

Lavender said...

Jeffrey 6:10 is my new Sir Galahad. You can come to my rescue anytime, Sir J!