On Fri, 20 Nov 2009 01:57:33 -0800, "Bob Terwilliger"
>As you can see, I added garbanzo-flour fritters in there, because serving
>the squash by itself as a separate course seems kind of weak to me. The
>garbanzo-flour fritters are really good, but does adding them to the menu
>just for the sake of punching up the squash course really constitute an
>IMPROVEMENT to the menu? Or should I do the "USA Standard" thing of moving
>the salad to the beginning and serving the cranberry intermezzo just before
Okay, why do you feel that squash as a separate course is weak? The
Italians don't think of vegetables as a separate course as weak...they
see it as a entity on it's own..and very strong. I personally would
love the squash to be highlighted as a course on it's own.
The fritters seem like overkill to me..like a filler. No..not an
Remember..simple is not always bad. Sometimes you can overdo things,
and it is not always to the betterment of the dinner.