So, I 'm reading Insty, and I get waylaid by some feminist talking about antipasta. Now, I've taken English at graduate levels. I know that anti means against, and pasta mean flour based boiled bread. Like spaghetti, macaroni, fettucini. That sort of thing. You've eaten a lot of pasta. We all have.
So, whathehell is antipasta? It ought to be something that is anti-pasta (although for the life of me, I can't imagine anyone who is against pasta). Turns out, it's toast, with pepperoni. Maybe some garlic, and olive oil. I've got nothing against olive oil, but it's over-rated. Give me a good peanut oil every time. Or simple canola. They sell it by the gallon down at the Safeway. I can't imagine frying catfish in olive oil, but any good vegetable oil should suffice.
Hang on, I've got to make another drink. I've been drinking red whiskey for an hour.
What were we talking about? Antipasta, which isn't pasta at all. It's toast. With pepperoni. She's going to put that out for her boyfriend's parents. Good move if you never want them to visit again. Put out some meat pies, with brown gravy, and mashed potatoes. Maybe a little Maque Choux, that'll impress the in-laws. If any of my daughters-in-law serve me pepperoni on toast, I'll be pleasant, but when I leave I'll stop at Taco Bell and get something to eat.
Antipasta. It's Yankee for "I don't know how to cook."