22 May 2012, Posted by admin in EAT + DRINK, 2 Comments
Whatever might one find when flipping through The Joy of Cooking looking for low calorie vinaigrette inspiration? The cookbook is a potentially better source, in many ways, than today’s calorie-obsessed online recipes as back then, folks still wanted a generous thwap on the tongue in terms of flavor. What you may find, if you’re lucky, are a few words of low fat recipe wisdom circa the 1975 edition:
“No, it isn’t a special treat, but it may be eaten by the bulging with a clear conscience.”
How apropos for those in the midst of an impossible deadline to fix the recipes in an upcoming health book (ah, the 1/2 teaspoon of olive oil sauteing fun). And how refreshingly frank compared to today’s better-not-say-it (someone is always offended) world. (But no, you still really do not want this recipe. Trust me.)
But really, it just made me laugh. And yeah, come to think of it, those hard boiled egg whites certainly aren’t a special treat. Am I eating them with a clear conscience? Impossible to answer, as this is really force (book) feeding. All I know is those hard boiled egg whites need salt, lots of really good sea salt. A generous dollop of anything padded with full-fat creaminess doesn’t hurt.
Back to work.