A: Tonight’s meal was pretty good, but far from perfect. The steak was overcooked. While I went to finish the mashed veggies and green beans I forgot I was melting the cheese in the oven and the steak ended up well done rather than medium. Two thumbs down for the chef.
T: Well I know you wanted the steak to be medium, but it was moist, tender, and very tasty as it was.
A: Thanks, T.
T: The mashed roots were quite interesting. I liked the sassy bite of the turnip, although overall it wasn’t my favorite item that you make.
A: for some reason before this meal I had the misconception that you didn’t like turnips, Tyler. If I had thought you did I wouldn’t have tried to cover them up so much by mashing them. I love turnips.
T: I’d like to give them a whirl in some other form, then I’ll be ready to judge them. I really haven’t had a whole lot of turnips in my day. I’m curious. I never knew they had such a tingle.
A: A fascinating tingle it is, eh?
T: yes, it is fascinating. It almost reminds me of a carbonated beverage tingle.
A: no, I don’t get that. hmm mmn.
T: ok, maybe I’m crazy.
A: we’re all crazy here.
T: it is, not surprisingly, similar to the tingle of ginger.
A: a fellow root.
T: speaking of ginger, that ginger tea you made for me the other day was superb. It really hit the spot.
A: Ginger has been used for thousands of years as an anti-nauseant. It makes a delightful tea. There’s definately a tingle in the tea similar to the turnip tingle.
T: I haven’t found a place where ginger belongs more than in that tea. That’s just where it belongs.
A: maybe not the only place it belongs.
T: ok, so, what do you rate the meal?
A: I give this meal overall a rating of 7.836/10.
T: What was your favorite part?
A: I don’t know, it was all pretty tasty.
T: was there something you would do differently?
A: yeah, not overcook the damn steak.
T: I give the meal an 8.47/10. The mashed turnips and carrots brought the score down a bit for me.
T: My favorite part was the steak. It was quite tasty, and the flavor of the sprouts with their vinegarette coating added a depth to the flavor.
A: I think maybe the sunflower sprouts and vinegarette were my favorite part of this meal. heheh heh… Just kidding. Maybe.
T: They went suprisingly well on the steak, and they were quite cute as you said.
A: naam. They were quite cute. It was actually an impulse to use them in this meal. I’ve been saving them for fish, but I haven’t been able to find a decent piece of fish in baton rouge in the last week, so I had to go ahead and use them.
T: we still have a screwed up supply chain.
A: mmn hmm. Maybe one day we’ll get fish. Until then…
Kwaherini mabibi na mabwana.