‘if you won’t take a chance…’ (winter’s tale) 1.28.13 | 4:41am We’ve been reading Mark Helprin’s Winter’s Tale and stumbled on this amazing bit. No need to know the background. It rings big bells right on it’s own… We’ve enjoyed this fatso novel immensely (except that it’s so heavy). Another favorite chunk is a list of dishes that are part of a rather crazed housekeeper’s repertoire: …durbo cheese stuffed with trefoil, camminog, meat of the vibola, roast bandribrolog seeds, satcha oil hotcakes, young Dollie chicken in Sauce Donald, giant broom berries, creme de la berkish tollick, serbine of vellit, pickled teetingle, chocolate wall hermans, aminule, vanilla lens arrows, fertile beaties, archbestial bloodwurst, Turkish calendar cake, fried berlac chippings, cocktail of ballroom pig, vellum cream cake, undercurrents, crisp of tough boxer lamb, sugared action terries, merry rubint nuts, and rasta blood-chicken with sauce Arnold.” It’s curious that we can imagine all these dishes just from how they sound. We’d give anything for the recipes… Related posts: a mantra from bill murray elizabeth streb on the necessity of risk-taking on the rightness of being wrong via TED life lessons from the olive harvest perfect kid’s book: mud pies and other recipes "Knock. Knock."You've read your limit of 10 free articles this month.To continue reading, we invite you to become a Friend with Benefits.For $1.99/month (less than the price of one cappuccino, one movie rental or a pack of gum...) or $18/year or more you’ll receive unlimited access to all Improvised Life content and its vast archive. REALLY love us? Contributions of $250/year or more will receive a 1-hour Skype or FaceTime consultation with Sally about an interior design or cooking dilemma (you can also give this as a gift!) Help us fund (ad-free) the MANY hours of writing, research, and cold hard sweat that goes into curating and editing Improvised Life.$1.99Monthly $18Annual Already a member? You Might Also Enjoy the power of uncertainty -> ‘delicious ambiguity’Read More reader’s improv: rubber-stamps from carved erasersRead More gary snyder ‘don’t… be victimized by your lesser talents’Read More ‘wrong is the new right’Read More 3 Responses to ‘if you won’t take a chance…’ (winter’s tale) Zoe 01.28.2013 at 10:53am # About those chocolate wall hermans… I’m thinking you’ve already discovered this recipe, Sally. They would taste exactly like those over-the-wall Chocolate Wonder cookies in your Improvisational Cook…made with a touch of orange or bergamot peel. Yes; preheating the oven now. Sally 01.28.2013 at 11:28am # HA HA. Thanks. I think you are right. I’ve already discovered the recipe. Babs 01.28.2013 at 11:40am # Absolutely the best book! But stick with the heavy print volume – the Amazon / / Kindle version was so filled with typos, I could never figure out which was a typo or if it was the author’s intention. Leave A Comment Click here to cancel reply. Name (required) Email (will not be published) (required) Website Comment Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email. Feeling Inspired?If the Improvised Life is a source of creativity, inspiration, ideas and change in your daily life, please consider becoming a Friend with Benefits. A little bit goes a long way towards helping us publish fresh AD-FREE content each day.