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Subject: [Leica] thank you for the sprout recipe
From: s.jessurun95 at (animal)
Date: Tue Apr 5 06:04:24 2005
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----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Philippe Orlent" <>
To: "Leica Users Group" <>
Sent: Tuesday, April 05, 2005 11:53 AM
Subject: Re: [Leica] Is B.D. all wet again?

> 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
> understand)
> -
>> 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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