Saturday, December 23, 2017

"Classic Christmas Dishes for Academics"

I was just thinking some transgressive turkey would be nice.

From Oxford American:

Roasted Chestnut Carrot Soup

In recent years, an increasingly large number of cooks have turned their attention to the interchangeability of carrots and other root vegetables as they relate to their confinement within bowl structures vis-à-vis virtually any category of soup, barring those soups that remain elusive to bowls. Serves four.

Haricots Verts with Bacon Vinaigrette

The first segment of this recipe concerns the combination of various "everyday" ingredients in order to ensure that those ingredients become virtually interrelated; thereafter, a substance generally described by the term bacon is heated to a point of contention, after which the mixture is introduced to the heat-enhanced skillet environment—which, by all accounts, serves as a funereally saturated mise-en-scène for what had once been understood to be bacon. Following this, all ingredients should be placed inside a hegemony. It has been suggested by others that readers consume or radically bifurcate the resultant "cooked" object. Garnish with a term of art.

Miniature Quiches

The quiche as a foodstuff-qua-foodstuff is virtually pornographic. Serve warm.

Candied Sweet Potato Soufflé

This recipe engenders a radical new discourse among yams of various traditions, although the exact nature of alternate new discourses is not predicated by the precise mode of the current proposed project, as indicated by the author's openness to interpretive dialogues that involve large marshmallows, pecans, sugar, cinnamon, and bourbon (optional).

Classic Cranberry Sauce

More work needs to be done in this area.

Beef Tenderloin Medallions with Curried Jus

It has been argued that beef cannot be adequately expressed within conventional linguistic structures....

Ah, but have they tried MIT's Café Bon Appétit's Boeuf à la Chomsky?
Let's crank up the 'ol Chomskybot for a description:
For any transformation which is sufficiently diversified in application to be of any interest, the appearance of parasitic gaps in domains relatively inaccessible to ordinary extraction is rather different from a descriptive fact. From C1, it follows that the speaker-hearer's linguistic intuition can be defined in such a way as to impose nondistinctness in the sense of distinctive feature theory....
Sounds dee-lish. Paired with an Australian Shiraz, perhaps a Penfolds Grange Bin 95* if the budget allows, and, mmm, mmm, yummy.

*...has super deep tannins that fan out through flavorsome black fruits. These are purposeful tannins - they bristle on the palate, tantalizing and assertive yet playful; strong not aggressive. The power here is the thing: This has mouth-coating density and terrific drive, so tightly coiled, it gives enough away to suggest a very, very long cellaring wine is here. This is a classic Grange that will please the serious collectors. A wine of genuine pedigree. Drink in 2026.
(James Suckling's review of the 2010