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Thursday, February 19, 2009

Taxi Driver Wisdom

Last night's LOST was really excellent. If you haven't watched the show, do yourself a favor and go rent it. You will not be sorry.

Before Mark left for Baruch College he handed out some of his stuff to us in a moment I am trying to write into my Office spec script. One of the things I got was this book called Taxi Driver Wisdom. The book is full of quotes that were taken from conversations with New York City Cab Drivers. Pretty cool right? So I thought I would start out today by listing a few:

1) On temporal pleasure- "I enjoy fireworks but stars is nice too."

2) On finding a mother- "Women choose who they love the most. Men choose who loves them the most."

3) On sharing your life with someone- "Trust nobody. You have to get everything on paper."

4) The real pecking order- "People are scared of people here while I'm not even scared of a tiger."

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When I was last in New Orleans I had brunch at Brennan's at the spectacle at almost every table was the Banana's Foster. So, the next time you have company over and want to impress with a very easy and very delicious dessert, try this one.

Bananas Foster

* ¼ cup (½ stick) butter
* 1 cup brown sugar
* ½ teaspoon cinnamon
* ¼ cup banana liqueur
* 4 bananas, cut in half
lengthwise, then halved
* ¼ cup dark rum
* 4 scoops vanilla ice cream

Combine the butter, sugar, and cinnamon in a flambé pan or skillet. Place the pan over low heat either on an alcohol burner or on top of the stove, and cook, stirring, until the sugar dissolves. Stir in the banana liqueur, then place the bananas in the pan. When the banana sections soften and begin to brown, carefully add the rum. Continue to cook the sauce until the rum is hot, then tip the pan slightly to ignite the rum. When the flames subside, lift the bananas out of the pan and place four pieces over each portion of ice cream. Generously spoon warm sauce over the top of the ice cream and serve immediately.

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