Re: Afternoon tea

Discussion in 'Food and nutrition' started by marengo, Jan 19, 2005.

  1. marengo

    marengo Guest

    "Beth Friedman" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    || I belong to a group we call the Romance Exchange. We get together
    || every couple of months to swap books (we started with Regency
    || romances, but now it's all sorts of books) and eat afternoon tea.
    || This time it was my turn to host. This is made challenging by the
    || fact that of the six members, there's me who's doing low-carb, one
    || member started as a vegan but discovered she can eat fish and sheep
    || cheese or goat cheese, one is a piscedarian, one can't eat walnuts or
    || pecans and is lactose intolerant, and two (thankfully) who don't have
    || any dietary issues.
    ||
    || The menu was as follows.
    ||
    || SAVORIES:
    || Smoked salmon and Asian cucumber salad rolls
    || Crab-stuffed mushrooms
    || Filo shells with artichoke-mushroom-garlic-goat cheese filling (I
    || invented this to use up the mushroom stems from the stuffed mushrooms
    || Scones (served with butter and Devon cream and various jams)
    || Bread, vegetables, and spreads for sandwiches
    ||
    || SWEETS:
    || Hazelnut torte (with Splenda)
    || Ginger crème brulee (with Splenda)
    || Meringue cookies with chocolate chips
    || Chocolate chip twists (vegan, store-bought)
    || Ginger cookies (vegan, store-bought)
    ||
    || I didn't eat any of the bread, and my one splurge was a scone with
    || jam and Devon cream. The salmon rolls, hazelnut torte, and ginger
    || creme brulee were from recipes posted to this group (thanks!), and
    || turned out quite well.
    ||
    || The afternoon was a great success, and my weight stayed constant for
    || the next two mornings, so I didn't even put on any additional water
    || weight. In fact, I lost two pounds last week, leaving me only four
    || pounds from my preliminary goal.
    ||
    || 208/134/130
    || Started 3/1/04

    While your effort was admirable, I feel it's extremely rude for guests to
    expect a host to prepare special food for them. If eveyone is that picky,
    you should have pot luck "byoff" teas -- bring your own finicky foods.

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    Peter
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  2. FOB

    FOB Guest

    But this is a group of friends who respect each others' dietary choices and
    needs. Didn't you read "the afternoon was a success", who are you to impose
    your values on their party?

    My family has omnivores, vegetarians, and one low carber--me. When we have
    get-togethers we make sure we have a variety of foods so that everyone has a
    good choice of things that work for them. No one criticizes the eating
    choices of anyone else. Since I've been low carbing I get questions about
    it but my kids are all pleased with my weight loss and only one son has had
    questions about the healthiness of low carb, and those were not posed in an
    offensive manner. It seems to me that this is the epitome of good manners,
    respect for the choices of others.

    In news:[email protected],
    marengo <[email protected]> stated
    |
    | While your effort was admirable, I feel it's extremely rude for
    | guests to expect a host to prepare special food for them. If eveyone
    | is that picky, you should have pot luck "byoff" teas -- bring your
    | own finicky foods.
     
  3. Bob M

    Bob M Guest

    On Thu, 20 Jan 2005 16:04:36 GMT, FOB <[email protected]> wrote:

    > But this is a group of friends who respect each others' dietary choices
    > and
    > needs. Didn't you read "the afternoon was a success", who are you to
    > impose
    > your values on their party?
    >
    > My family has omnivores, vegetarians, and one low carber--me. When we
    > have
    > get-togethers we make sure we have a variety of foods so that everyone
    > has a
    > good choice of things that work for them. No one criticizes the eating
    > choices of anyone else. Since I've been low carbing I get questions
    > about
    > it but my kids are all pleased with my weight loss and only one son has
    > had
    > questions about the healthiness of low carb, and those were not posed in
    > an
    > offensive manner. It seems to me that this is the epitome of good
    > manners,
    > respect for the choices of others.


    That actually rocks, as most groups indundate you with high carb fare.

    > In news:[email protected],
    > marengo <[email protected]> stated
    > |
    > | While your effort was admirable, I feel it's extremely rude for
    > | guests to expect a host to prepare special food for them. If eveyone
    > | is that picky, you should have pot luck "byoff" teas -- bring your
    > | own finicky foods.
    >
    >




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    Bob in CT
     
  4. On Thu, 20 Jan 2005, FOB wrote:

    > But this is a group of friends who respect each others' dietary choices and
    > needs. Didn't you read "the afternoon was a success", who are you to impose
    > your values on their party?
    >
    > My family has omnivores, vegetarians, and one low carber--me. When we have
    > get-togethers we make sure we have a variety of foods so that everyone has a
    > good choice of things that work for them. No one criticizes the eating
    > choices of anyone else. Since I've been low carbing I get questions about
    > it but my kids are all pleased with my weight loss and only one son has had
    > questions about the healthiness of low carb, and those were not posed in an
    > offensive manner. It seems to me that this is the epitome of good manners,
    > respect for the choices of others.
    >


    You have said much better than I could have what I was thinking. I have a
    very dear cousin who is rather a strict vegetarian. He would never make an
    issue of his food choices or *demand* that someone cook specially for him.
    But whenever he is going to be visiting, any member of my family (or at
    least the ones with any consideration) would naturally review the menu to
    make sure there are things available that he can eat. I try to be
    undemanding of others with respect to my own food choices, but I find that
    people who know what I eat frequently do make a point of taking that into
    consideration. Of course, I try to make sure I have a protein bar or
    similar snack available to me so that if there's nothing else I can still
    have something without having to stand there forlorn and disconsolate.

    I would far rather be the hostess who makes up a sheet to ensure that
    she'll have something that each person will be able to eat, rather than
    the one who says, it's my house I'll serve what I damn' well want.

    Martha


    > In news:[email protected],
    > marengo <[email protected]> stated
    > |
    > | While your effort was admirable, I feel it's extremely rude for
    > | guests to expect a host to prepare special food for them. If eveyone
    > | is that picky, you should have pot luck "byoff" teas -- bring your
    > | own finicky foods.
    >
    >
    >


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