Once upon a time in Texas, there was a girl with an appetite and a dream...


My Mom Quoted #1

"Hey Ricky, try this cheese. It tastes like throw-up, but it's good."

--Mom trying (not-so-convincingly, I must say) to get my uncle to taste the Gruyere.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pickled ginger smells and tastes like soap to me, yet I still enjoy it. I guess the pallette-cleansing idea makes that ok?!?

Tina Bug

4/09/2007 10:28 AM

Blogger nyc/caribbean ragazza said...


4/09/2007 10:47 AM

Blogger chris & erin said...

haha - that IS a good quote. I also agree with Tina Bug...I've always says it smells/tastes like dishwashing soap!

4/09/2007 1:14 PM

Anonymous toto_too said...

lol - pls take mom with you to a wine tasting. We need new adjectives for wine... "earthy"-boring, "hint of chocolate" -yup, yup... "smells like bandaids" is a good start. :)

4/09/2007 4:17 PM

Blogger Madelyne said...

Why do people do that, say things taste disgusting & then think you will try it

4/09/2007 5:26 PM

Blogger FinnyKnits said...


This is like my mom opening the milk in the fridge, cringing and then passing it to my dad saying, "I think this has gone bad. Taste it."

Or Bubba's high school friend that was quoted as saying, "Parmesan smells like fucking puke dude. What's up with that?"

Always cracks me up.

4/09/2007 6:48 PM

Blogger Delina said...

Good one. I take it your mum doesn't work in marketing :) Did your uncle try the Gruyere in the end?

4/10/2007 12:21 PM

Blogger Sandi said...

Just found your blog. How exciting that you are living in Italy! I'm Italian by birth, but only visited there for the first time a couple of years ago. It's an amazing country. I look forward to your stories!

4/10/2007 3:05 PM

Blogger hexacontium said...

Aww, I'm almost jealous and happy you found a wonderful place to live. I'm still searching and hoping for the next occassion to go try it again.

4/11/2007 7:45 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

You have one funny family

4/11/2007 4:05 PM

Blogger Tracie B. said...

violette--you have no idea

4/11/2007 6:32 PM

Blogger Cynthia Rae said...

Hmmmmm, throw up cheese. Sounds soooo yummy!

I am a little late on my wishes (but better late than never). First congrats on your new nephew! Enjoy your time with him.

Also, happy belated easter! Or should I say Buona pasqua?


4/12/2007 2:02 AM

Blogger Susan in Italy said...

Ha! I've just informed my now indignant Swiss husband about how them Texans treat his cuisine. He he!

4/15/2007 6:13 AM


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