2.259 Farfalle with Turkey, Bacon, and Oyster Mushrooms in Cream Sauce

2.259

21 (Wed) September 2011

Farfalle with Turkey, Bacon, and Oyster Mushrooms in Cream Sauce

3.0

by me

at home

-Oksu, Seongdong, Seoul, Republic of Korea-

with W and DJ

In our family, the most irrefragable indicator as to whether something tastes good is DJ’s initial reaction upon tasting it.  When he was around 6 months old, and we introduced various broths into his diet as part of the weaning process, he would respond very eagerly to soups made from (expensive) top-grade Korean beef but refuse to eat more than the first sip of a soup made from (cheap) inferior imported beef.  Initially a source of unbridled bragging for a food enthusiast about his child’s precocious palate, it quickly became and remains a pain in the ass to satisfy the kid three times a day every day.  Still, having personally been persecuted throughout my life for being a picky eater, I now like to point out that DJ proves my long-held defense that the pickiness is not merely psychological but rather a physiological response to the flavors, both good and bad, that my hyper-sensitive taste buds can recognize – to which my mother, who’s dealt with her own pain in the ass for nearly 4 decades, always retorts “It’s not the pickiness, it’s your nasty attitude.”

Fortunately, DJ isn’t nasty about it, not yet.  Like with tonight’s dish, a passable but far-from-extraordinary cream sauce pasta, he took a bite and thought for a second and shrugged his shoulders and finished around half without ever changing his expression or uttering a word.  I’m thankful for small blessings.

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