Sunday, April 09, 2006

Less Carrots in the Mongoose Mirepoix

Mirepoix: traditionally, a mixture of onions, celery and carrots (two parts onion for one part each celery and carrots) – typically used as a flavor base for stocks and soups.

Last night I dreamed that an angry little Swedish chef admonished me for putting far too many carrots in the mirepoix for our Mongoose stew. Apparently (according to the Swedish chef) you need only ½ as many carrots when you are preparing mongoose, because it is a fictional animal.

These are the kind of dreams you’ll have if you go to culinary school.


Blogger Jeff in NC said...

Oh my. Well, I am crossing off culinary school from my list - I have enough odd dreams already. I don't need no stinkin' Swedish chef yellling at me about carrots too....

9:44 AM  
Blogger Ashley said...

I can't tell you how funny I found this. Poor mongooses--so maligned.

10:04 AM  
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6:57 AM  

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