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Monday, February 23, 2009

Sweet stews and Savory cakes

Recently, Mark Bittman over at the New York Times has been blogging (and vlogging) about having savory breakfasts, and he brings up the point that cultural conventions hamstring us with regards to what foods are acceptable in different situations. As he correctly points out, what exactly is wrong with pizza for breakfast, or oatmeal for dinner?

The logical extension of that, of course, is that even the forms for the different courses of a meal are also set by convention. Take, for example the somewhat cautious reaction to the idea of sweet soups for dessert. Of course, there is no reason not to extend it by having a cake for the main course.



On a tangent, I have been offered some boar meat by a friend who hunted three of them this past weekend. Hmm, what shall I prepare with that?

Maybe bacon ... mayo?

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