Sunday, July 16, 2006

What's in a Vegetable?

Craft Restaurant - NYC (selection)

Vegetables
Baby Turnips
Salsify
Baby Carrots
Cauliflower
Jerusalem Artichokes
Cippolini Onions
Baby Red Mustard Greens
Swiss Chard
Escarole
Baby Fennel

Mushrooms
Velvet Piopini
Porcinis
Hen of the Woods
Black Trompettes

Potatoes
Ruby Crescent Fingerlings
Puree
Gnocchi

Beans & Grains
Heirloom Hominy
Housemade Bacon & Egg Risotto

Aunt Bessie's Home Cookin' - Lincolnton, NC

Vegetables
Mashed Potatoes
Baby Carrots
Rice
Fried Squash
Onion Rings
Cole Slaw
Cooked Cabbage
Grean Beans
Pears
Fried Okra
French Fries
Creamed Corn
Pintos (with or without onions)
Turnip Greens
Candied Yams
Tropical Fruit Salad
Fried Apples
Jello
Cottage Cheese
Bread 'n Butter Pickles
Potato Pancakes
Potato Salad
Macaroni 'n Cheese
Fresh Fruit
Sliced Tomatoes

Note: A Baked Potato is available instead of a vegetable for $0.50

Hmmmm...I am wondering...when did Jello, cottage cheese, rice, macaroni & cheese and fruit began to qualify as vegetables? And why is a baked potato not a vegetable, but potatoes mashed, fried, in a pancake or in a salad are?

And if that ain't country, I'll kiss your...

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