Upon first look the Hoo-rag is just a seamless tube of blended stretchable fabric, but after 4 months of use in the kitchen it’s proven to be a versatile and important part of my work life.
Thye Italian phrase Minestra Maritata means “marriage soup” and refers to the marriage of meat and greens, not the dish best served at large Tuscan weddings.
Dad really threw himself into holiday cooking, as if he were trying to make the finest meal you’ve ever eaten. Now, while I remember elegant and extravagant delights during the holidays, one of my all-time favorite dishes Dad made was also one of the simplest he made. The mere thought of this meal brings me comfort.
I know I know, if it’s spelled pho it should, phonetically speaking, be pronounced fhho. But it’s not. It’s pronounced fuuuuu. Which is awfully close to a nasty little expletive, and awfully fun to say.
“Hey what’cha got there?”