Jon Crispin's Notebook

That Thing Again (with cheese)

Posted in Cutlery, Food, Superstition by joncrispin on 09/02/2014

I was cutting up some Gruyere cheese tonight for onion soup.  Whenever I take off the rind, I can’t bear to throw away any of the good bits that are close to it, so I use the knife to cut as near to the edge as I can. One of the small pieces fell onto the cutting board and stayed like this.   I have written before about things landing on the narrow end and remaining upright.  This just seems so lame to post about, but I still find it interesting and cheering.  Read about it here, here, and here.  (Or not; sometimes I can’t imagine anyone else being interested in the stuff that I find amusing.)  Anyway, hope you all have a great week.  And thanks for all the Kickstarter support.  I am really blown away by it.

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  1. Tania M said, on 09/02/2014 at 8:36 pm

    I have read that you can use the rind from Parmesan cheese for flavour in minestrone soup. I wonder if you could do the same with other cheeses.

  2. Karen said, on 09/02/2014 at 9:22 pm

    Yes! Cheese rinds can also flavor rice! Even if they don’t have the superpower necessary to stand on end!

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  4. dandyknife said, on 10/02/2014 at 12:06 pm

    I started commenting here, and then realized I had enough material for a whole post! Thank you for the inspiration, Jon. You could read it here if you’d like: http://stolonkisses.wordpress.com/2014/02/10/the-little-things/ , but the poet Mary Oliver sums it up nicely: “Pay attention. Be astonished. Tell about it.”

  5. Tania M said, on 02/05/2014 at 12:28 pm

    You could probably use the rind in any soup, I use Parm rind in Minestrone soup, but I’m sure it would work in other soups too.

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