always love to read those "man-on-the-street" columns in my local newspaper.
It seems that frivolous questions rather than weighty ones inspire far livelier
and intriguing responses. In the same spirit, I collar friends, relatives,
and total strangers to ask them inconsequential questions on culinary matters.
Q: What's your idea of the perfect picnic?
| Beatrice: It would be somewhere
in the mountains. I like the old baguette-and-cheese picnic menu. The baguette
would also have turkey and lots of mustard. Some fancy water like San Pelligrino;
I wouldn't have any alcohol because I'd have to get home in one piece. I'd
round it off with an entire Swiss chocolate bar with giantic hazlenuts.
OK, if I were really going to go all out, I'd have pate and cornichons....but
a Clausen pickle out of the fridge is good, too.
Maddie (B.'s seven-year-old daughter): I would want a turkey sandwich with mayonaise and no mustard. I hate mustard. A smoothie. And a chocolate cake with purple sugar flowers on top.
Jack (M.'s three-year-old brother): Cake and sugar.
Maddie: You know what he really loves? Peanut-butter-and-jelly on a hot dog bun.