|Could this have a better name? How about "Delicious?"|
- catch the ear
- catch the eye
- represent the dish accurately in a thrice (or right away, you might say)
- not be too long (ha)
- end up in the right place in the index (or..today on google)
- Funny Bones
- Babysitter's Spaghetti Casserole (You can google either of the first two; they're real.)
- Chocolate Nut Heavens (This one being my own; I held a contest for the name on fb.)
To say nothing of Pasta Puttanesca, Grandma Clark's Soda Bread, Sabayon, Pavlova, Mother's Pie, Ruffled Ham, Oysters Ernie, Rose D's Mushroom Monterey, Hot Toddy, Chatham Artillery Punch, and so on.
Compare those to:
- Chicken and Potatoes
- Fried Clams with Tomato Sauce
- Scallop and Artichoke Soup
- Cheese Omelet
To some of us (who grew up in the mid west, for example) Quahog Chowder sounds like something out of Star Trek. We didn't know from clams. We probably weren't picking that name out of the index.
Two friends this week kindly invited us to a potluck for a group that typically meets once a month to try a new restaurant. Somehow, backyards, mosquitoes, and vegetable gardens beckoned an outdoor summer gathering and a homemade potluck was the July event. Because summer fruit is coming on and I love a reason to fix a big dessert, I brought (more than a) pound cake with sliced fresh peaches and homemade ginger ice cream. (Ok, come over; I'll make it for you, too.) The cake, I kid you not, was called "Elvis Presley's Favorite Cake." Would you have jumped to the conclusion that this was a regular old, if delish and huge, pound cake?
|Elvis Presley's Favorite Cake|