Friday, October 28, 2011

Whatever dressing one gives to mushrooms, to whatever sauces our Apiciuses put them, they are not really good but to be sent back to the dungheap where they are born. ~Denis Diderot (1713-1784)

Boy, people sure are divided on the mushroom issue!  I don't know anyone who is neutral on them.  Same for cilantro and coconut.  Well, I love all of these things!

I just wanted to share a video link to a clip from this wonderful lady named Clara Cannucciari.  I believe she is 95 as of this writing and has written a book on Depression Era Cooking and done several very charming video segments to go with it.  I think maybe her grandson has helped her out with these projects.  I'm only going to link her Fried Mushroom video here - if you like her, you can certainly find many more of her videos on youtube.

Her book:  Clara's Kitchen

Her video:  Fried Mushrooms with Clara

I love this dear lady and I don't even know her.  Notice how she 'air cuts' - she doesn't use a cutting board, but rather cuts her veggies, etc. in the air.  In one of her videos she talked about how they couldn't afford a cutting board back then, so this is how she learned to do things.  Scary to me!

I hope you enjoy her as much as I do.


1 comment:

  1. Video was great!!!!!!!!! Thanks
    I love Mushrooms!!!!!!!