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Talkin' to non-Foodie's

Last Friday night was my monthly Mom's Night Out. Conversations during these nights always range all over the place. At one point we were talking about Gluten-Free baking. One of the Mom's daughter attends a school that requires home-made snacks and in her case they have to be gluten and egg free (a child in the class is not only a celiac, but anaphylactic allergic to eggs). So  we were talking about different products and different methods of GF baking. I mentioned that allanh bought me a GF baking book produced by the CIA for Christmas. Both of the other Mom's looked a bit confused, but let me go on. Then one of them asks, "What does the CIA have to do with GF Baking? And why would they produce a book?"

"Are you thinking that CIA means Central Intelligence Agency?"

They nod.

"Its the Culinary Institute of America"

Blank stares.

"Its the number one Culinary Academy in America."

More blank stares.

"You've never heard of it?"

Both shake heads.

I virtually hit my head on the desk.

They both concede that it makes sense that that CIA would produce a book on GF baking.

Ut.


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ross_teneyck
Mar. 20th, 2009 03:42 am (UTC)
Well, I've never heard of it either.
aelfie
Mar. 20th, 2009 05:34 am (UTC)
Like I said, talkin' to non-Foodie's. =)
sapphyres
Mar. 20th, 2009 05:39 am (UTC)
Never heard of it either. I'm not very culinary. Also, my customary semi-related randomness: NIMH, like from The Secret of NMH one of my all-times favorite movies? It's real! I saw it on The Interwebz!
mollygm
Mar. 21st, 2009 09:22 pm (UTC)
LOL! God, you're such a snob over the weirdest shit.
aelfie
Mar. 21st, 2009 09:29 pm (UTC)
Its not being a snob...its just a lack of realization on my part that people wouldn't know the weird ass stuff I know. The thing that got me is that both of these women love to read cookbooks and watch Food Network...
mollygm
Mar. 22nd, 2009 04:57 am (UTC)
Well, now you know.
aelfie
Mar. 23rd, 2009 12:05 am (UTC)
I do! And so do they!
sapphyres
Mar. 22nd, 2009 07:25 am (UTC)
I do make a happy chirp to myself when I notice gluten-free labels on stuff. I don't go anywhere special so I think it's nice to see everday places to find non-death-inducing foods (I realize gluten probably won't KILL you, of course but my sleeping pills make it hard to come up with a better description).

Also on the sleeping pills thing, I'm kinda maudlin & don't want to forget your birthday! Happy early birthday! I rarely know the date, and I don't wanna be tardy. Wishing you a fun or restful nativity, whichever works best for you.
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