Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Do You Want Some Moor-ish?

My Mother The Dowager Duchess is on a first-name basis with all the famous chefs of the world.

The Frugal Gourmet (Jeff Snodsmith), she called Frugal — until the jerk was arrested for being a pedophile. Then she stopped calling him at all.

Graham Kerr, The Galloping Gourmet, was Galloping.

Julia Child was, of course, Julia.

Giada De Laurentis? Giada.

Emeril Lagasse? Emeril. (But then, everyone calls him Emeril.)

Oddly, Rachael Ray is Rachael Ray. And the host of "Yan Can Cook," Martin Yan, was always Yan-Can-Cook.

The Dowager Duchess does, however, remain on a first-name basis with the best chef of our own little world, San Geraldo. She calls him Jerry. I call him "the best thing that ever happened to me" and not just because he bakes Moorish Chicken and Nut Pie.

His recipe is from "The New Spanish Table" (click here if you actually read recipes).

FRESH OUT OF THE OVEN.
READY TO SERVE.
SUNDAY DINNER.
MONDAY LUNCH.

Although San Geraldo and I have always been on a first-name basis, he has a special fondness for endearments. I will only share one with you here. He often calls me "honey." When I wasn't feeling well and he was heading to the supermarket, I heard him call out, "Do you need any, honey?"

Any what, I wondered.

"Do I need any what?" I called back.

He laughed and said, "No. Do you need honey? For your tea."

I had over-punctuated.


Just so you know, the main lyrics of the below song are,
"Get my honey come back, sometimes."
So, this makes perfect sense.

33 comments:

  1. M-M-M GOOD! Looks VERY edible! That would disappear so quickly here it wouldn't be funny! Actually, it would.
    My fav of all the chefs was 'Julia'. I could listen and watch her cook/bake all day!
    This has inspired me to get out a similar one in our freezer which doesn't look anything like Jerry's ("the best thing that ever happened to me") but will do on this cold winter's day.

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    1. Jim:
      There was a time when we would have simply cut something like this in half and had one meal out of it. We've got so much more self-control now.

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    2. Oh I hear you on that, Mitch!

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  2. "I had over-punctuated."
    Haaaa haaaaaaaa haaaaaaa :)

    San Geraldo, that dinner/lunch leftovers chicken and nut pie looks FABULOUS!

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    1. Judy:
      The pie is exceptional. The chef says it's easy. I doubt it I(although you might find the recipe easy, too).

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  3. Sadly both links led me to a statement that these things were not available in y country! And that pie looks sooooooo good.

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    1. Willym:
      So sorry about the links. I tried another Moby video and hope that will be more accessible around the world. For some reason, it bothers me to infringe the copyright with the recipe from The New Spanish Table but not the music!

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  4. do you rent him out, for catering I mean?

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    1. Spo:
      For the right price, I'd rent him out for a number of things. (Unfortunately, he'd have to have a say...)

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  5. That looks absolutely amazing! I have to admit that even if I got the filling right, my puff pastry crust would never look so beautiful.

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  6. I can't see the recipe or video, waaaaaaaaaaaah! ;-)

    San Geraldo calls you honey? That's so sweet!

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    1. Jacqueline:
      Sorry about the copyrights on the recipe and video. I changed the video and hope it will be visible to more people. San Geraldo calls me a lot of "sweet" things. Early on I decided to enjoy and appreciate them all (instead of gagging on the sweetness).

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  7. Couldn't see the recipe, but it looks a lot like a big empanada... now if only I had a oven. I love your sense of punctuation ;-)

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    1. Sharon:
      Sorry bout the problem with viewing the recipe. Get that cookbook. You will love it!

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  8. That looks delicious! I don't know if I would be able to tackle that recipe, but I still make the cranberry orange bread that you once posted. My cooking/baking is closer to yours than San Geraldo's. And I'd take him over Galloping any day. :)

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    1. Michelle:
      Ooh, I love that bread! As for this recipe, Jerry insists it's easy. But then he tends to say many recipes are "easy as pie." And we all know how easy "pie" is for someone like me!

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  9. I'm kinda with DD on this ... I call Rachel Ray .... Rachel Ray, at least when I'm not calling her How Does This Obnoxious Woman Have a Show!

    And that pie??? I'm gonna try that one, it looks wonderful!

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    1. Bob:
      That's what my niece and nephew call Rachael Ray. (The Dowager Duchess usually adds a qualifier to Rachael Ray -- "She spells Rachel with an "a" R-A-C-H-A-E-L."). Jerry made the pie before we moved here (after having bought that cookbook). It was perfect that time, too. The recipes are great... and so is he.

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  10. Yan can cook - loved that show! He was from Vancouver here in British Columbia. I still find his cookbooks all the time at garage sales. That pie looks amazing - you are so lucky that man can cook or you would waste away!

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    1. Cheapchick:
      I have never seen a cooking show I loved but I did enjoy Yan Can Cook. And, yes, I'm very luck Jerry can cook. You should have seen how I ate before I met him... and when he travelled on business.

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  11. Monday lunch worries me a bit. Did those tangerine segments escape from a dessert?

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    1. Rachel:
      You obviously aren't familiar with Jerry's "salads." Ham or turkey, cheese, celery, almonds, mango, papaya, grapes, oranges, melon... In the case of the pie, the mandarin slices were dessert.

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  12. yes I would like to try a piece

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  13. well, I guess you will have to publish the recipe yourself cause I wanna make that pie!

    my mother used to LOVE "the galloping gourmet".

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    1. anne marie:
      Sorry about that. It's from "The New Spanish Table." If my scanner were working, I'd scan it and post it (copyright?...)

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  14. How did I miss this post? That looks yummy. I will look it up (but the link you provided didn't work for me, so I will just look it up the old-fashioned way: Google). Did I just type that? ;)

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    1. Walt the Fourth:
      Odd that the link works for me here in Spain but not for you in France. It didn't work for a lot of people. It was from an Amazon US posting. Yep. Google has become the old-fashioned way.

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  15. This is one of The Other Half's names as well. It might be that I call him by that name too often, as my uncle has taken to calling him "Honey I shrunk the kids". :)

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    1. Snoskred:
      And, sadly, Jerry calls some of our friends "honey" sometimes, too. Here I thought I was special.

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  16. That looks delicious!!! I am so glad that our "best thing that ever happened to me"s are such good cooks! One of my goals for the year is to learn how to make dishes that aren't spaghetti-based!

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    1. Brittany:
      Learning how to make any dish is definitely one of my goals for the year. That's why there's Jerry!

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