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    December 04, 2011

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    Yvette

    Sounds like a great Wolfe-ian Weekend, Les. As for the menu, I must say that a lot of what Wolfe and Archie eat sounds a bit over-the-top to me - stuff I've never eaten and probably never will. I don't like kidneys, don't care how Fritz cooked them. Don't like the whole idea of eating lamb's hearts or fresly slaughtered kid (goat). Ugh.

    I've often wondered too, what shad roe is. Fish eggs? How can you fix those little things in casserole? Just wonderin'.

    Les Blatt

    Yvette, I've never had shad roe - I suspect I feel roughly the same about it as you do. For details (frankly, more about the subject than I wanted to know), check out http://www.thecitycook.com/cooking/articles/season/000067 - the site of "The City Cook."

    I can tell you that none of the Wolfe Pack banquets that I have attended have featured what is politely called "organ meat" - tripe, kidneys, hearts and worse (or better, I suppose, depending on your tastes and point of view). Even at the Pack's "Shad Roe" dinners, an alternative was always offered - and, I believe, widely taken.

    FYI, the menu from last weekend: Corn Cakes, Chicken Fricassee with Dumplings, Beet and Watercress Salad, Pumpkin Praline Tart with Toasted Marshmallows and Roasted Pumpkin Seeds. Nothing there to make a gourmand like Wolfe - or me - cringe.

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