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Saturday, April 09, 2005

Corn Smut

Have you ever heard of corn smut? Doesn't it sound like porn for corn? Whatever - it certainly doesn't sound like something I want to eat.

One of my favorite restaurants is Millennium in San Francisco. It's a beautiful restaurant not far from Union Square. Everything on the menu is vegan - and delicious. They have two cookbooks out but it's pretty ambitous cooking - and let's face it, I'm not an ambitious cook (or blogger) lately. I keep checking the cookbooks out from the library but I've never made anything from them. It's the type of book where every recipe is really four or five recipes. Way too much work for me. But I love reading through the recipes and getting ideas here and there. One recipe made me stop in my tracks though - Huitlacoche-Polenta Roulades. That's just a fancy-pants way of saying corn smut with corn meal mush. Bon Appetit. I'm not saying I have to be able to pronounce something before I'll eat it but I saw this recipe just the day after reading this. oh. my. god. He isn't kidding about the smoker's lung - that just looks nasty. My enthusiasm for the Millennium recipes has been dampened dramatically.

But on a more pleasant note we went out to dinner with some friends tonight - Thai food - it was tasty and smut free. What more could a girl ask for? Tomorrow night I'm not cooking, again, because I'm taking my girls to see U2 in concert...rock on

1 comment:

Laura said...

All corn porn aside...how was U2??? (way ahead of their time I might add, as I didn't even need to abbreviate their name for 'puter usage...)