Sunday, May 07, 2006

Derby Day 2006

I attended my first Kentucky Derby party yesterday and I hope it won't be my last. The hosts, one of whom is a proud son of Louisville, served mint juleps, a chocolatey Derby pie with walnuts, and benedictine, which is what you see in the top photo. Next year, I hope to know all the words to "My Old Kentucky Home."


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great. Now I have julep envy.

9:15 AM  
Blogger the chocolate doctor מרת שאקאלאד said...

I liked this sentence from your Benedictine link:

Benedictine does not contain Benedictine liqueur, nor was it invented by members of the Order of Saint Benedict.

but why not just have the cucumbers and cheese on their own? Well, I guess you could ask that question about any recipe.

7:06 PM  
Blogger mzn said...

I like that sentence too. The invitation to the party promised Benedictine and I assumed that meant liqueur, so I was surprised to find that it was some kind of Kentucky-style tzatziki. I didn't much care for it spread on Triscuits but it might be good in a cucumber sandwich, with the Benedictine as the mortar to hold things together. Which reminds me of the Teletubbies episode in which kids from India make cucumber sandwiches with coriander chutney and butter to hold things together. Then--this is the good part--they put chutney and cucumbers on the outside of the sandwich, for decoration. Because nothing on Teletubbies makes any sense to me, I just go with it.

7:52 PM  

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