|Posted on June 9, 2009 at 5:25 AM|
Turnip Miso Soup with Scallions
Vinegared Cucumber with Shiso
I am making gyozas again this week. It was a last minute lunch just in case our guest showed up hungry. I made the gyozas with chicken not pork to be on the safe side. It turns out that our guest Brent does not eat meat at all. "I am a "pescaterian"," he said, "I have also been called a "vegequarian". New word for me. This means he eats fish and vegetables. He loves to go fishing so there is a hunter in him. He just doesn't eat meat. Too bad I didn't know in advance. Since Brent had already eaten lightly before he came, he was happy sipping the turnip miso soup and eating cucumber pickles, which I made as an accompaniment to the Gyozas.
As I watched Brent nibble the cucumbers, he told us how his mother raised him on Julia Child's cooking. "it was good French food made with lots of butter, cream and cheeses." Who would have guessed? One day, however,she stopped cooking out of Julia's recipes because she realized it wasan unhealthy way of eating. Brent said he still loves cheese and eats a ton of it. So a pescatarian/vegaquariam can have dairy!
When it comes to Julia Child, she lived passed her 90s so her food could not have been all that bad. It's all about eating in moderation if you ask me. My Grandmother lived to be 102 and her favorite food was steak and potatoes but she was a sensible eater. I own one Julia Child's cookbook, out of which I made my first quiche when I was a teenager.That was a big accomplishment since I didn't grow up eating cheese in Japan and it was one of my first English language cookbooks to tackle.The quiche, as I recall, came out lovely as did my gyozas.
Please also refer to the pictures in my pork gyoza. (here is the link)