Re: [gardeners] Korean dinner

George Shirley (
Tue, 21 Dec 1999 19:31:06 -0600

John Harman wrote:
> On Tue, 21 Dec 1999, margaret lauterbach wrote:
> >
> > I have a Korean friend who regards herself a good cook. She cooks
> > everything in sesame oil, garlic and soy sauce. The above may sound good,
> > but if it's all cooked in sesame oil, garlic and soy sauce, the bottom line
> > is that it all tastes alike. My Korean friend always wants people to come
> > to lunch with her, but she serves 1) greens she harvested out of a mountain
> > stream, never had them identified, 2)dried mushrooms she harvested from her
> > lawn -- she got someone, via telephone, once to tell her they were "fairy
> > ring" mushrooms and were safe to eat (the fairy ring has stood in the same
> > place for 30 years),  and 3) unrefrigerated eggs. She pooh-poohs any
> > suggestion of refrigeration. Doesn't know they sometimes come with
> > salmonella inside because she doesn't read newspapers or magazines (print
> > is backwards to her, although she does have a B.A. from an American
> > university in English). I would be as averse to eating at a Korean
> > restaurant as i am at her house. Margaret L
> >
> >
>         Her degree is printed in English ?? The subject was English ??
>         How can you get a degree in English from an American University.
>         Americans can't even spell in English. Tire/tyre, color/colour,
>         nite/night. :) You call petrol gas, you call lifts elevators,
>         footpaths sidewalks, aircraft airplanes, cars autos, punnets
>         flats, flats apartments...Harman is back from leave. :)
>         Asian restaurants out here are regularly busted by the health
> dept. A standard trick is serving cat as chicken. Apparently with those
> lovely spicy sauces they can disguise anything. They have no idea of
> hygiene, although I believe the Japs do a little better.
> John
> You also drive on the wrong side of the road. :)

Sheesh Harman, have you ever listened to a gaggle of convicts, er, ah,
Aussies, talking? That can't be English either or is it eyether?