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Posted in Books, Breakfast, Cheap, Food Junta, Philosophy, Quick, Raves, Recipe, Vegetarian, tagged alice, Breakfast, champions, Eli's Breakfast Sandwich, greek yogurt, salad, sandwich to write home about, shared ingredient list, shyy, Vonnegut, Yale dining hall brunch on June 5, 2009| 2 Comments »
Fact: 1780294 out of 1780294 American Gladiator contestants who ate this for breakfast kicked the patooties of contestants who ate Wheaties or Kurt Vonnegut’s 1973 novel for breakfast. You just can’t argue with those numbers.
For a long time, I always skewed to the “-unch” side of “brunch,” taking the non-breakfast savory route out whenever possible. In college, that usually meant settling for last night’s tofu parmigiana over danishes or “Eli’s Breakfast Sandwiches.” And I was one of roughly two people I can remember who could fathom touching the salad bar, even if brunch ran from 11 to 1h30. But now, in this post-mandatory meal plan age, I can create a happy compromise between my palate and gastronomic acceptability norms. It’s a breakfast salad. And it’s so freaking nutrient-packed that dietitians should shed low-sodium tears of hushed awe upon beholding its calcium-rich glory. And it tastes like sweet, nutty victory.
“America and England are two countries separated by a common language.”
–George Bernard Shaw/Oscar Wilde/Winston Churchill/Token Quotable White British Man of Choice/The Google
Hey, kids! It’s me, Blinki the Briton! Boy, today’s such a jolly great day! So great that, why—I just feel like learning some new words today, don’t you? Yes, you do! Today’s theme is “Why Alice Can’t Cook Properly at Cambridge!” Doesn’t that sound like fun? Hug your mom, let’s go! Wahoo! Here’s the first word:
Gyp room. Gyp-room. GYP ROOM!
A GYP ROOM is a cruel joke of a student kitchen that provides a few antiquated and ailing appliances to starving grad students for a fee exorbitant in number and mandatory in nature! Also, cooking with fat or oil is prohibited in a GYP ROOM. WTF, right kiddets? Waooooh!
Let’s try a sentence, okay?
“Sensitivity training, whatevs—I cannot think of my GYP ROOM without conjuring images of swindling, pilfering gypsies doing their whirling, whirling gypsy dance.”
Got that? Good! Now, I wonder what we can find in a GYP ROOM…
The Blog Envy slideshow features a bunch of blogs we love (not a total surprise, since Claire freelances for BA and helped put the slideshow together), and introduced us to some new ones, as well. So check it out here; you just might find a new food blog to RSS.