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|Subject: Re: What's cookin'?||Date: 5/29/2001 8:54 PM|
|Author: maddiemcwa||Number: 139 of 21259|
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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