Wednesday, November 02, 2005
Get Your Hot Fresh Cornbread . . .
I'm beginning to think that Fred isn't who he says he is. Last night, he went to the grocery store to pick up some things for our dinner, steak and corn-on-the-cob. As he walked out the door, I suggested that he grab a baguette as well. He looked at me perplexed and said, "Bread doesn't go with corn". I thought I misheard him. He repeated himself. Then I looked perplexed. I told him that was the weirdest thing that I had ever heard (which he challenged, of course, and he was right. The weirdest thing I've ever heard had to do with a German cannibal who advertised for volunteers over the internet and received several). His assertion was weird nonetheless. It wasn't like I was going to slice the baguette open and use it as a hot dog bun for the corn cob. In fact, the baguette was for him more than me. It still doesn't make sense to me. Have you ever heard of a Frenchman turning down a baguette? We briefly revisited the issue again this morning. He explained that they didn't go together because they are both "carbs" (I guess that comment in his blog entry wasn't a joke!). I figured corn was a "vegetable" and bread was a "bread" on the food pyramid. And, I swear, I have seen him eat Corn Flakes before. Anyway, to prove my point, I've decided to take him to Tennessee on April 29-30th to celebrate at the "National Cornbread Festival" for next year's vacation (http://www.nationalcornbread.com/).