February 3rd, 2007

Fayum

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Обычно я не вешаю смешную фигню, полученную мною по почте. Но эта уж очень смешная. Хотя, если поверить, что это реальные слова реальных людей, то получается скорее грустно, чем смешно.

These are things people actually said in court, word for word, taken down
and now published by court reporters who had the torment of staying calm and
quiet while these exchanges were actually taking place.

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Fayum

Jasper Fforde, The Well of Lost Plots

molcha повеселила цитатой:

"...Item seven. The had had and that that problem. Lady Cavendish, weren't you working on this?"
Lady Cavendish stood up and gathered her thoughts. "Indeed. The use of had had and that that have to be strictly controlled; they can interrupt the imaginotransference quite dramatically, causing readers to go back over the sentence in confusion, something we try to avoid."
"Go on."
"It's mostly an unlicensed-usage problem. At the last count David Copperfield alone had had had had sixty-three times, all but ten unapproved. Pilgrim's Progress may also be a problem due to its had had/that that ratio."
"So what's the problem in Progress?"
"That that had that that ten times but had had had had only thrice. Increased had had usage had had to be overlooked, but not if the number exceeds that that that usage."
"Hmm," said the Bellman, "I thought had had had had TGC's approval for use in Dickens? What's the problem?"
"Take the first had had and that that in the book by way of example," explained Lady Cavendish. "You would have thought that that first had had had had good occasion to be seen as had, had you not? Had had had approval but had had had not; equally it is true to say that that that that had had approval but that that other that that had not."
<...>"Okay,"said the Bellman, whose head was in danger of falling apart like a chocolate orange, "let me get this straight: David Copperfield, unlike Pilgrim's Progress, had had had, had had had had. Had had had had TGC's approval?"
There was a very long pause.
Fayum

Запеканка из баклажанов и курицы. Easy

Килограмм баклажанов, нарезать по диагонали ломтями толщиной в 1 см.
Килограмм куриных грудок, нарезать поперек волокон кусочками 3х3 см.
1 литр протертых помидоров в собственном соку (можно заменить томатным соком)
Натертый пармезан (можно вместо пармезана использовать чеддер) - 2 чашки
3-4 мелконарубленных зубчика чеснока
Душица
Соль
Черный перец
ЕVОО
Панировочные сухари - 1-2 чашки

Баклажаны сбланшировать порциями в кипящей подсоленной воде (2 минуты на порцию). Обсушить на бумажном полотенце. Добавить в протертые помидоры рубленый чеснок, душицу, соль и перец, размешать. На дно формы для запекания налить немного оливкового масла и четверть приготовленного томатного соуса. Закрыть дно ломтями баклажан. Покрыть баклажаны второй четвертью соуса. Кусочки курицы выложить равномерным слоем поверх баклажан. Покрыть курицу третьей четвертью соуса. Закрыть слоем баклажан и выложить оставшийся томатный соус.

Панировочные сухари смешать с пармезаном и равномерным слоем посыпать получившейся крошкой верх запеканки. Если вместо пармезана используется чеддер, то сначала посыпать баклажаны сухарями, а сверху - чеддером.

Поставить в средне-горячую духовку на 15-20 минут. Через 20 минут включить гриль (или прибавить огонь) и подрумянить верхнюю сырную корочку.

Подавать как самостоятельное горячее блюдо.