April 25, 2005

E Pazzo, Amici Miei!

Your Inner European is Italian!

Passionate and colorful.

You show the world what culture really is.

Who's Your Inner European?

"Passionate" and "colorful" are not two adjectives normally associated with Yours Truly, "cranky" and "cold" being nearer the mark according to most people.

Nonetheless, I've always been very fond of the Mediterranian way, particularly in the matter of food and drink. Red wine, garlic and olive oil - what more could anyone possibly want?

And as it happens, we had an old friend over for dinner last evening, with self cooking a big shrimp and prosciutto pasta dish. I can't recall whether Julia Child ever said so, but I've always held that it's imperative to have a drink while you're cooking. For one thing, it loosens you up, helping to free you from a slavish obsession with recipe amounts and letting you get artistic with your creations. (Another clove of garlic? Sure, why the hell not.) And of course, if you're knocking back the sherry - particularly if it takes a long time to put your dinner together - then by the time you get to the table you may no longer give a damn what it tastes like.

Fortunately, I absolutely nailed it last evening. Everyone asked for more and even the seven year old, who is about as picky as Mikey, found it delicious. Mirabile dictu.

Yips! to Cheese-eating Surrender Monkey Jenna.

Posted by Robert at April 25, 2005 05:11 PM

Hm, mine's Irish (even though I'm 1/4 Scottish). Must be because whenever given the opportunity, I picked the answer with beer in it.

Posted by: RobertJ at April 25, 2005 06:14 PM

Dutch here. Eeugghhh. I'd take Italian over Dutch in a heartbeat. Although, I must admit, the ability to pronounce "eeugghhh" is probably a distinctively Dutch trait.

Posted by: utron at April 25, 2005 06:58 PM

Yes. Julia did advise to pour and consume a glass of wine while cooking.

Posted by: Mrs. Peperium at April 25, 2005 08:37 PM

I'd venture so far as to say that you're frigid, even painfully wooden.

Like an Englishman.

A Cromwellian roundhead Englishman from back in the day.

Posted by: Bill from INDC at April 25, 2005 09:21 PM

The picture to go along with your "Inner European" style looks more like that Domi-Condi Rice look from a month ago than anything else.

Can someone photoshop Llama's into her boots? Hot stuff I'm telling you...

Posted by: Wittysexkitten at April 25, 2005 10:01 PM

WSK - Shhhh! Not so loud! Everyone will want one!

Bill - Can I come on your show some time and rank you out? Pleeeeeze?

Posted by: Robert the LB at April 26, 2005 08:20 AM

I think everyone's Inner European is actually an insignificant and pesky Baltic State before the re-alignment of borders at the Versailles Peace Conference in 1918, but I don't suppos ethat that wa sone of the options

Posted by: stephenesque at April 26, 2005 01:55 PM

I looked in vain for the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth. No joy.

Posted by: Robert the LB at April 26, 2005 02:30 PM

RobertJ: I came up Irish also and, I suspect, for the same reason.

Posted by: Mikey at April 26, 2005 02:40 PM
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