Saturday, October 2, 2010

Why, Paula? Why?

This morning when I was at the gym, I watched an episode of Paula Dean.  Now, I enjoy Paula.  I think she is hilarious.  I love to use the words oil and butter because of her.



 But there is one thing about her cooking that annoys me.  The overkill.  I want to say to her, "Paula, sweetie, did you really need to add that mayo to that vinaigrette?  Did you really need to add fresh pineapple, whipped cream, and candied pineapple to the top of that pie?"

The answer is no, Paula, you didn't need to.

Watching this show made me think of my whole philosophy when it comes to making things, food or otherwise.  Function is key.  I'm not going to make something just because it looks cutesy.  I want to use it. I also might want to eat it.  That dang pineapple wedge would just get in the way of me enjoying Paula Dean's Pineapple Creme Pie.

So here it is:  I'm no minimalist, but when it comes to "decorating" my house or my food, less is more.

(Although anyone who has helped me move would say otherwise.)

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Saturday, October 2, 2010

Why, Paula? Why?

This morning when I was at the gym, I watched an episode of Paula Dean.  Now, I enjoy Paula.  I think she is hilarious.  I love to use the words oil and butter because of her.



 But there is one thing about her cooking that annoys me.  The overkill.  I want to say to her, "Paula, sweetie, did you really need to add that mayo to that vinaigrette?  Did you really need to add fresh pineapple, whipped cream, and candied pineapple to the top of that pie?"

The answer is no, Paula, you didn't need to.

Watching this show made me think of my whole philosophy when it comes to making things, food or otherwise.  Function is key.  I'm not going to make something just because it looks cutesy.  I want to use it. I also might want to eat it.  That dang pineapple wedge would just get in the way of me enjoying Paula Dean's Pineapple Creme Pie.

So here it is:  I'm no minimalist, but when it comes to "decorating" my house or my food, less is more.

(Although anyone who has helped me move would say otherwise.)

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