June 11, 2002
Culinary Advice

I will be posting a lot more now that I've handed in my grades and comments for the year. I already have a large backlog of objections and replies and additions to previous posts. In the mean time, here's some advice that may come in handy to my more adventurous or impoverished readers:

Chicken hearts are hard to find in grocery stores, but quite tasty cooked in wine sauce and served over rice -- certainly much better than gizzards. (Of course, if you believe that "you are what you eat", you will probably want to avoid them.) My advice is simple: do not microwave the leftovers! Not only is the result very messy, spreading rice and bits of meat and sauce all over the top and sides of the microwave, it sounds like a drive-by shooting in Chickentown. In fact, the resulting carnage looks like the aftermath of a drive-by shooting as seen by the emergency-room doctor: though otherwise intact, each exploded heart has a small round hole with jagged edges, as if a bullet had passed through. I suppose the microwave produces steam inside each heart faster than the valves can let it out.

Posted by Dr. Weevil at June 11, 2002 11:55 AM

There's a lot to be said for fried gizzards - I hope you learned that in Alabama, Dr. Weevil!

Hurrah for the end of grading! Congratulations!

Posted by: Michael Tinkler on June 12, 2002 05:08 PM