|Re: common meals||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: porcupin (porcupinshocking.com)|
|Date: Thu, 29 Jan 1998 03:05:12 -0600|
Rob Sandelin wrote: > > I would second what Judy said. Community dinner is NOT about gourmet meals. > Its about sharing community around a meal. If you don't like the dinner, don't > sign up, but bring your plate from home. Its not just the food you are > missing, its the community building. > > I understand that their are people involved in cohousing who are not there for > community. Personally I find this very sad. > > Rob Sandelin > Who just came back from Community Dinner I find it sad that you think that acceptance of poor cooking equates with community. If you would read my post again you would find that I am arguing AGAINST the concept of "gourmet" meals. I say again: Cook what you know. When people make gardenburgers or burritos I go to the meals. I know they can do this. I have also had the sad experience of trying to hide the fact that I was NOT going to eat some glop from a cook sitting directly across from me. It would have been kinder if I had not showed. As to bringing my own plate; how would it look if me, my wife and kids sat down to an entirely different meal half the time. I already catch flack for bringing in condiments like chutney and hot sauce. As for community building; if I spent any more time out in the gardens, landscape and compost pile my neighbors will tie me down so they can rest. I also hosted St. Paddy's dinner, Mothers Day brunch, a summer barbecue, and made the turkeys(3) for the community thanksgiving. My mother cooked the common meal the same day my second daughter was born on site. I think I do fine. John Poteet Valley Oaks Village Chico CA "Where absence really can make the heart grow fonder"
Re: common meals Judy Baxter, January 26 1998
- RE: common meals Rob Sandelin, January 27 1998
- Re: common meals porcupin, January 29 1998
- RE: common meals Mac Thomson, January 29 1998
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- Re: Common Meals Unnat, October 9 1999
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