4 (Sun) September 2011
Capellini al Pomodoro
-Oksu, Seongdong, Seoul, Republic of Korea-
with W and DJ
Not sure if this can legitimately be called “al pomodoro.” No fresh basil, the absence of which made an otherwise simple dish a bit too simple. The canned tomatoes didn’t help. And that’s not even flat-leaf parsley, so long as I’m getting things off my chest. I was anticipating the rather mediocre result as I was cooking it, but I had other things on my mind.
Tomorrow sees the launch of a brand-new course (an academic course, not a meal course) that I designed and will oversee. It’s called “Patient-Doctor-Society” (PDS) (I didn’t come up with the name), a semester-long medical humanities course that’s integrated with other core classes. When the students are studying obstetrics/gynecology, for example, PDS will cover related issues from a socio-ethico-legal perspective, including abortion, assisted reproductive technologies, surrogacy, etc. I’ll be teaching some of the classes while coordinating guest speakers and student debates and other activities. I haven’t had to work this hard in years.
(See also FOODS.)
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