Monday, April 6, 2009
Functional vs Show
We all have seen the big body builder types with hulking shoulders and small boulders for biceps, yet they can't do a pull up. So that got me thinking about my favorite subject; Feel Good Eating. The same functional vs. show model plays out in my kitchen quite often.
When I grew up, a good french baguette with butter, boiled egg and tomato was one of my favorite sandwiches. They looked so pretty in the display cases, next to similar varieties either with salami or brie or ham and cheese. The "show" was great but the "functionality" diminished by white flour and yeast.
I still eat my favorite "sandwich" but have converted it to purely functional ;-)
Two soft boiled eggs (my preference), some fresh diced tomato and a few pats of organic butter (if you can find raw butter locally, even better. Fresh ground pepper.
The SOG and I have talked about "delivery mechanism", or as he calls it "delivery vessel". Uncooked butter and egg make a wonderful taste combination, just leave out the bread/delivery mechanism.
Back to Functional vs. Show; I'm not sure this would look to appealing in a display case.
But oh boy is this delicious. You can of course boil your eggs longer so that they are not runny. I tossed a few fresh chives on top from my herb garden.
Eating whole foods is really expensive...........
From the farmers market, 5 organic lemons, 3 organic cucumbers, 3 organic tomatoes, organic onion, organic spring onion and an organic Italian zucchini. It tastes exactly like regular zucchini, but this variety lends itself perfectly to slicing and grilling. Easier to handle bigger slices for the grill.
Total cost? $4.75
What does a Big Mac cost these days?
"Smile a lot today, it's very important"