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Poem: "A Kettle of Fish"
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ysabetwordsmith From: ysabetwordsmith Date: June 21st, 2012 07:57 pm (UTC) (Link)


I'm glad you like the poem!

>>I've seen non-Scandinavians attempting to eat lutefisk, so I'm more likely to be in Ayako's column than Ketiley's.<<

Many cultures have something like sushi or lutefisk that they love but other people consider weird. I'm willing to sample most foods to see what I like.

>>An excellent approach to feeding large groups with varying needs and preferences.<<

It's one of the house rules here at Fieldhaven, and seems popular with some intentional communities as well. But it can be hard to teach people if they haven't grown up with it, for some reason. I think it's a good fit for Hart's Farm and their particular approach to mixing cultures and people.

cflute From: cflute Date: December 9th, 2016 08:44 am (UTC) (Link)

culinary flexibility

>> "We will cook what you can eat, / you will not complain about what you cannot eat, / and that will be fair," <<

Simple, sensible, sane. I once had a vegan friend over for dinner - fortunately *not* on short notice. After mentally reviewing several favorite recipes and realizing that none of them were suitable, I had a brilliant idea to ask him for a few of *his* favorites. That way I knew I'd be serving something he could eat and enjoy. It worked splendidly, and I got a great ratatouille recipe out of it. Everybody wins!
ysabetwordsmith From: ysabetwordsmith Date: December 9th, 2016 08:51 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: culinary flexibility

Yeah, it works for everything short of allergies that require an ambulance if triggered. We don't put those on the table, it's too risky.

We often ask people what they like or want to have. We own hundreds of cookbooks; it's rarely difficult to find something suitable for one person. Assembling a meal for several people each with different dietary issues is more challenging.
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