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Subject: [Leica] Is B.D. all wet again?
From: philippe.orlent at (Philippe Orlent)
Date: Tue Apr 5 02:53:27 2005

Brussels sprouts how they are made in Brussels:

Wash the sprouts
Cut out the bottom
Put them in (slightly salted) boiling water for about 5 minutes
Exit hot boiling water
Melt butter in pot at low fire
Add sprouts 
A bit of 
Put on lid on pot
Let simmer till they're ready (= just a bit softer than al dente, external
leafs starting to come off)
Add tiny blocks of bacon
Add pepper and salt to taste

Combine with faisant or so.
And ofcourse a good glass of wine :-)

Bon appetit

(I'm not sure of some words or cooking vocabulary, but I hope you


> From: animal <>
> Reply-To: Leica Users Group <>
> Date: Tue, 5 Apr 2005 07:59:52 +0200
> To: Leica Users Group <>
> Subject: Re: [Leica] Is B.D. all wet again?
> that explains it really love brussels sprouts.easy to spoil though by
> overcooking.Maybe one of our Belgian aqainteses has a good receipe to 
> share?
> simon jessurun
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "David Mason" <>
> To: "Leica Users Group" <>
> Sent: Tuesday, April 05, 2005 1:37 AM
> Subject: Re: [Leica] Is B.D. all wet again?
>> Hi Walt,
>> I was the one who started the whole thing so I feel like I should
>> respond. It is simple, I just don't get much of a charge out of his
>> work. I am well aware of his impact on the art world and the
>> technologies of photography, et al. I am also sure that had I not been
>> only a couple months old when you were hanging that show in 1969 I
>> might appreciate that impact even more.
>> All that notwithstanding, my reaction to his work is simply one of
>> indifference. I see his work (either on every other calendar in the
>> bookstore or in a museum) and it simply does nothing more for me than
>> make me think "wow halfdome sure is beautiful". I won't apologize for
>> it, its called personal taste - it makes no statement about the man
>> himself. While I can look at landscape photography over and over, and
>> I love taking it for my photo albums, I would buy 100 different Gene
>> Smith clones' work before Ansel clones.
>> I also think that brussel sprouts are one of the most vile vegetables
>> on this planet.
>> Cheers,
>> Dave
>> On Apr 4, 2005 7:25 PM, Walt Johnson <> wrote:
>>> Can't help it B.D., been dwelling  on a comment you made a while back.
>>> Was
>>> gonna let it slide (sometimes it best to keep trap shut) but must
>>> respond.
>>> You mentioned how boring  the Ansel Adams genre was. I railed. I chomped
>>> at
>>> the bit. I had steam coming out my ears. I kept my mouth shut.
>>> Sorry, but it's of no avail. Ansel was a man who set trends, not followed
>>> them. Sure, there are lots of look -alikes out there today. 'I'm sure we
>>> could uncover a lot of Gene Smith clones too. Hey, every time I turn
>>> around
>>> there are folks emulating Robert Frank, William Klein and Mary Ellen
>>> Mark.
>>> One thing is certain though, Ansel was an original. Sure, some of his
>>> writing was a bit pedantic but he was an original. Artist,
>>> environmentalist,
>>> and humanitarian.
>>> I help to  hang one of his shows in 1969 and was very sad not to be able
>>> to
>>> have $75 dollars to buy a signed "Moonrise over Hernandez".  (that was
>>> with
>>> the student discount)
>>> One Ansel is worth about 27 Maplethorpes. (sp) Hell, haven't used
>>> anything
>>> other than a Nikon, Leica, or RB since school days but if I wanted to
>>> know
>>> the ins and outies of a view cam I'd certainly look to Ansel's writings.
>>> Walt
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