Let’s Eat — A Writer’s Guide to Cooking

If you followed my advice several months ago and have been keeping a supply of glorious madzoon on hand, here is another quick and easy treat you can add to your cooking arsenal. There is nothing glamorous about it, and you might not want to serve it at a fancy dinner-party, but it is nourishing, filling, and flavorful.

All you need is madzoon, elbow macaroni, garlic, salt, and butter, and the short time it takes to heat the water and boil the macaroni.

While the macaroni is boiling in salted water, melt some butter, and while the butter is melting, finely chop a fresh clove or two of garlic and add it to the butter. Stir a time or two to keep the garlic from sticking to the bottom of the pan.

When the macaroni is done and the butter is completely melted, strain the macaroni and then put it in a serving bowl — unless you made just enough for yourself, in which case you can put it directly on your dish — then add the butter and garlic and mix it all together. Serve, then top each dish with several spoonfuls of madzoon and give the mess — I mean the mouth-watering result — another stir, then dig in and

Our youngest son, who is a night owl with a big appetite, has come up with several madzoon-less versions of this dish. He uses noodles or macaroni in any form, butter, a lot of garlic, and just about every spice in the cabinet, including red pepper, chili powder, paprika, Italian seasoning, coriander — well, you get the picture. Quite often, I awaken in the middle of the night and am “amazed” by the aroma making its way down the hall from the kitchen. The next day, I always ask him what he put in and how it tasted. He always says “Great,” but the enthusiasm level varies, and from that I know the real answer.

Also by William Michaelian

Winter Poems

ISBN: 978-0-9796599-0-4
52 pages. Paper.
Another Song I Know
ISBN: 978-0-9796599-1-1
80 pages. Paper.
Cosmopsis Books
San Francisco

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