On Recipes, Blogging Labor, Tweetability, and the Best, Simplest Chicken Soup You’ve Ever Tasted

That time historian Kevin M. Kruse had an issue with commentary on recipes…about two weeks after journalist Jennifer Wright did.

via Jennifer Wright at Twitter
A lot of us then replied. It’s cute. Thread here.

The person seated has the power, unless the person serving opens their mouth.

Am I making too much of a guacamole recipe? Of the perfect cocktail made with Jamaican rum? Of the sugar in the sugar bowl or the coffee in the cup?

Evelyn’s Great Chicken Soup

Take a whole chicken. Make sure the gizzards are out (I have forgotten to do this before; you don’t want to; what a mess).

Evelyn’s Also-Great Chicken Salad

Chop up the breasts reserved from the soup.

I’m a 50-something bohemian with a mountain of debt and regrets. Can I dig out before it’s all over? I brake for poets.

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