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12/02/2007

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LeendaDLL

[this is good] comments are making me laugh. i've seen the brie/soft cheese scoopers. Depending upon the party, I occasionally "solve" it by taking a honking slice - their rind and my normal slice. I REALLY like brie - and am thankful that the rind seem to "scare" most Americans.I was once at a party with smoked brie (one and only time I've seen it). As soon as it was clear that everyone was done with the buffet, I "solved" the scoping problem by stationing myself directly in front of the smoked brie and eating nearly all of it. Did I mention that I REALLY like brie?But, honestly, I'm not normally so crass.

LeendaDLL

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RedlyGal

[this is good] So very funny, absolutely hilarious. Being in love with cheese, I hate the "cheese cave". I also hate getting there and having no more bread and/or crackers - bugs the heck out of me.

sylph

[this is good] [really] This is interesting and entertaining, though I would have thought most of it was fairly intuitive, and I imagine it was incredibly annoying to see people savaging the lovely array that had been provided for them in the name of greed or ignorance. I'm a little concerned about all the responses regarding "most Americans," but I admit I don't really get out much, and don't know most of them.

karen

I tried to address this up front by acknowledging that most of us (and this means me) have not been raised with acheese course at the end of the regular family meal, so it's not really our fault for not knowing the rules.I learned most of what I know by making many of the above mistakes at dinner with my french husband and his family.
I guess what I'm trying to say is thatI used to be a miner, and like all reformers, I'm trying to keep others from following down my wayward path. ;-)

sylph



I guess what I'm trying to say is that I used to be a miner, and like all reformers, I'm trying to keep others from following down my wayward path. ;-)

You said it very well.

Jay

Next time you discover a scooper at your party may I suggest going to the fridge and handing them a nicely-wrapped Kraft single? It may be more their speed.

karen

The funny part (to me)is that you would think with five soft cheeses on the table I would at least notice the rampant scooping activity. But these guys were good. They scooped in relative secrecy. Quietly carving out the best part of the cheese for themselves...
Either that, or the four glasses of wine Idrank justmay have kept me from paying strict attention to the cheese display.

sylph



They scooped in relative secrecy. Quietly carving out the best part of the cheese for themselves...

That reminds me of etiquette at a Chinese dinner in which a whole chicken or fish is served. People will try to get into the center of the flesh, bypassing all the "lesser" pieces, which is such a major no-no. It's piggish.

Jazz

[this is good] Once again, another elegantly written, hilarious post pertaining to one of my favorite things on earth!

I've never been to a dinner party here in the US where the cheese wasn't served as an appetizer, rather than at the end of the meal as it should be. And my husband's a reformed miner-- I used to make the serving for him to avoid that scenario!

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