Speaking of “Experts”
This weekend I was looking through a cookbook called barefoot contessa at home, when I noticed a recipe which looked phenomenal. And, of course, I wouldn’t be writing about it unless I found something wrong with it.
The recipe was for “blue cheese burgers.” (Apparently, Ina Garten, the author, has a problem with capitalization, but, then again, so did e. e. cummings.) However, that’s not my big beef, no pun intended.
The problem I have with this recipe is that it calls for “blue” cheese throughout. I’m not a chef; I’m a writer, but isn’t the correct spelling of the French cheese bleu? And doesn’t being a published author make one an expert? (See the previous post, and you’ll see what I mean.)
So what I would like to ask Ms. Garten is whether she meant to misspell bleu or whether it was just that the spell-check program didn’t catch it. Assuming that the spelling of the cheese is not accidental, is one to go around to the local grocery stores asking for “blue cheese,” like blue corn chips, red onions, or green leaf lettuce?
Someone, please shed some light onto this problem!
Actually, doing some research and fact checking, I found that the cheese is indeed blue. I found that the traditional spell-check devices I use don’t have the word “bleu” listed. Therefore, I Wikied “bleu cheese” and learned an enormous amount about blue/bleu cheese!
I realize that I have basically shot holes in my own post, but aren’t effective posts supposed to inform, instruct, or just make others think?
How ’bout it?