Ode to the Cooks


Music – “My Favorite Things (Karaoke Version Instrumental Only)” from Just Tracks: Sing the Hits of Rodgers and Hammerstein Hits by Studio Musicians. Released: 2009

Sing along with the Karaoke version of “My Favorite Things” from “The Sound of Music”!

Chow Chow and Chow Mein and beards on the mussels
Dull dingy pots and the daily stove hustles
Sticky cookbooks with the stains of soy sauce,
Oh what to cook, I am just at a loss!

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Burnt fettuccini and too salty biscuits
Sauce that is tasteless and bordering on viscous
Soufflés that fall flat and jams that won’t gel,
Oh my goodness, I’m cooking in hell!

Frostbitten turkey and five year old cookies
You would have thought that the cook was a rookie
Mold on the rye bread and ketchup turned black
This chef should surely be given the sack!

When the clock strikes and the smoke clears
When my food is bad
I simply remember I used to cook well
And then, I don’t feel so sad!


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My EatYourBooks cookbook collection


About vintagecookbookery

Cookbook lover and collector with a burgeoning collection of cookbooks. Reading and researching food trends, history of cooking techniques and technological advances in cooking, what we eat and why and cookbooks as reflectors of cultures is a fascination for me. As of November 7th, 2013, I hold the current Guinness World Record title for the largest collection of cookbooks: 2,970 at the official count on July 14th, 2013 (applaud now, thank you very much!) The current (unofficial) number is now 6,500. What next? More shelves?
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