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I don't think there's much to the cooking but the styling is brilliant. Which kind of fits with his poetry collection, right? It reminds me of the culture pages towards the back of a fashion magazine. And yet, those recipes work great for parties, whose success is almost never really about the cooking.

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Hm, IMHO, Msllmann is a Barnum, offering rich guests a poor peoples' way of life with a pink silk pocket handkerchief at dinner.

Cooking splayed animals by indirect wood heat? Maybe he picked that up at a country fete someplace. We've experienced it in

France. Burnt bread and tomatoes? I wonder if his moneyed guests were still eating Gerbers when we used to call that bruschetta. The island setting is inspired as well as the trek to get there. Kind of like the phantom guy who cooks in the PA woods.

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Right, once you've bought into it and done the trip, raw Brussels sprouts will be revelatory.

 

And yes, I mean that as a general point, not just a point about Malmann.

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Kind of like the phantom guy who cooks in the PA woods.

 

Are you referring to Jeremiah Langhorne? If so, he's currently in residence at Chef's Club. Supposed to be there for a few months.

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We thought it was fine, if a bit expensive.

 

If it makes sense, we so much more enjoyed our dinner at The Dabney - I think it's difficult to cook exactly like you do at home - when you're away from home...some dishes fell flat.

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If there were 200 good poets who wrote 20 books each, you've got 4,000 worth reading. I suppose that's possible, if you read several languages.

 

If Friday afternoon is slow, we can try naming 200 English language poets worth reading.

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i think that's easily done--though some of the names may not be very recognizable outside of narrow circles.

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If it makes sense, we so much more enjoyed our dinner at The Dabney - I think it's difficult to cook exactly like you do at home - when you're away from home...some dishes fell flat.

 

I think that's a consistent inherent problem with guest chef gigs.

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i think that's easily done--though some of the names may not be very recognizable outside of narrow circles.

But--as I didn't make clear--with substantial oeuvres? 200 who have written at least one or two poems worth reading, sure.

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i think that's easily done--though some of the names may not be very recognizable outside of narrow circles.

But--as I didn't make clear--with substantial oeuvres? 200 who have written at least one or two poems worth reading, sure.

 

 

 

at a very conservative estimate, let's say there are 200 universities and colleges in the u.s who employ one poet each (the actual number would be much higher, as the big places may have 3-5). on average, they will have at least five books each (two needed for tenure, usually, and the established people will have published more than five over their careers). so that's an easy 1000 right there, just from university creative writing profs who very few people have heard of. and yes, almost all of this stuff is worth reading.

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