[Ads-l] Sioux Chef Wants to Bring Pre-Colonial Cuisine to the People

Victor Steinbok aardvark66 at GMAIL.COM
Wed Dec 17 04:22:49 UTC 2014

My apologies for a delayed response. All three pairs that Joel 
highlighted are interesting in their own right. My concern was that 
there was something missing in the sentence. On closer reinspection, it 
seems, my problem is with the use of "boiled down". If it were the 
standard use, I would have expected "boiled down /to/".

But, yes, the other part of drawing attention to the link was "Sioux 
Chef". You don't see this kind of word play often. And, if you read the 
piece, you might get the sense that all the puns were not intentional.


On 12/15/2014 10:12 AM, Joel S. Berson wrote:
> Which is the interesting phrase -- "boiled down", "food
> pantries",  or "wild foods"?
> Perhaps calling whatever the Native Americans set up for foods to
> last long winters "pantries"?
> Joel
> At 12/15/2014 05:05 AM, victor steinbok wrote:
>> Aside from other fun stuff, an interesting phrase:
>> http://civileats.com/2014/12/09/the-sioux-chef-is-bring-native-food-culture-back/
>> "I found that it boiled down what was in Native American food pantries at the time. That started me to understand not only wild foods-but how foods are farmed and how they were set up to last long winters," he says.

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