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Subject:  Re: What's cookin'? Date:  5/29/2001  8:54 PM
Author:  maddiemcwa Number:  139 of 21260

in our house it is called "Gypsy Soup"....

That sounds more appetizing than "garbage soup" :) even if they really are the same thing.
Sometimes the name can be as important as the ingredients. :)


When my kids were little, they decided they didn't like fish. I found that they did like "cod", "sole" and "calamari", (anything as long as I didn't tell them it was a kind of fish). One time I made a recipe that I think was of Scandinavian or German origin, and the name translated to "Old Clothes". I told the kids we were having old clothes for dinner and they loved it--both the name and the dish. It was an extremely bland dish of potatoes and cod--not something I wanted to cook again, but they were thrilled with the name. I was only able to get away with that for a few years, then they got wise.

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