Friday, December 28, 2007

I'm Late! I'm Late! For a Very Important Date!

It's a lie. I'm not really late for anything. But time does seem to fly and the decision must be made how to use it. 

Cooking, real cooking, can seem to take a lot of time when one is busy - it can seem to take a lot of time even when one is not particularly busy but when one might just want to do other things.

But home-cooked food does have an attractive savor, a personally-made-to-order delight about it in all ways.

Therefore, for those who can empathize with the White Rabbit glancing at his time-piece, there is the Three-Day Authentic-Homemade Pea Soup.

The Three-Day Authentic-Homemade Pea Soup (which we will now call the TDAHPS which sounds something like a panting desire for something good to eat if you say it aloud) takes no time at all to make although it takes three days. It is a magical soup, a soup that will center your spirit and also, it just plain tastes really good.

If you eat TDAHPS you will feel thick as a den of thieves. You will feel solid as a pea-souper fog but without the discomfort of not being able to see where you are going. You will be happy because you will have made a three day soup without spending any time, any time at all! (Or very little, anyway. It is all in how you look at it.)

Tomorrow we begin.

P.S. This recipe will not be useful to any celebrity chef wannabes. There is no Big Name attached to it, no rubbing-off of fame and fortune, no pretense that it will make a home cook "just like those guys" in any way whatsoever. There are no bragging rights held within this recipe and not the merest whiff of haute technique for the haute technique groupie at home. It might, however, be exactly the sort of thing those Big Names enjoy cooking and eating when they go to their own home kitchens from the theatre of their restaurants or television stages. It just might be.

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