Re: [NTLK] OT Re: NewtWorks, footnotes, and MS Word

From: Lord Groundhog <>
Date: Sat Apr 05 2008 - 11:37:56 EDT

~~~ On 2008/04/05 12:04, Jon Glass at wrote ~~~

> Oh no! Polenta, the new "poutine"!!!

No please! I still haven't been able to taste the old poutine!

I looked polenta up in Wikipedia (NEVER thought I ever would say or type
that!), not knowing much about it and being away from my usual sources. I
found this: " In northern Italy there are many different ways to cook
polenta. The most famous Lombard polenta dishes are polenta uncia, polenta
concia, polenta e gorgonzola, and missultin e polenta; all are cooked with
various cheeses and butter, except the last one, which is cooked with fish
from Lake Como."

Anyone for odd coincidences? We're OT-posting in the NewtonTalk group about
a way of preparing grits that is similar to "Lombard polenta dishes". And
"Lombard" is a model of Mac PowerBook that can be connected to a Newton.

Now that I've read that article, I'll say this in defence of grits: polenta
sounds smoother than grits. Grits as I learned to appreciate them are that
bit coarser and cook up to be a little less like baby food and a bit more
like they have some fight in them. Give me grits any day.


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