Thursday, June 25, 2009

If It Tastes Like Chicken...

My friend the cook was laying out a pan of roasted chicken. He said, “If it tastes like chicken, it better be chicken.”

Truer words have never been spoken. How often have you been urged to try something different (especially exotic that you would never dream of putting in your mouth) and told, “It tastes just like chicken.” If that’s so, then why not go to the nearest store and get something that was running around the barnyard yesterday morning?

It’s cheaper, we’re told it tastes the same, and it’s a common staple in our diet. All we’re interested in is flavor, anyway, as that’s what our taste buds are for.

Ritz Cracker apple pie is another abomination before the Lord. “Tastes just like real apple pie.” Well, then slice up real apples and make a real apple pie. You never hear anyone toss an apple to a friend and say, “Try this – tastes just like a Ritz cracker.”

God invented chickens, apples and Ritz crackers so we would have variety. There is no reason to make one taste like the other.

It might surprise some that the organ was designed to take the place of real musical instruments in churches too small to have its own group. So the organ had stops that would imitate each one and it became the instrument of worship. Tastes just like chicken, so to speak.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Even snakes taste like chicken, so I'm told. so do gators. Tasting like chicken is a cheap way out.


June 27, 2009 10:49 AM  
Anonymous ruthc said...

My husband used to want to take me to a restaurant in Florida that served alligator meat---said it tastes just like chicken. "Then eat chicken!" I would yell. "We're not going any place where they have alligators!"

June 27, 2009 10:05 PM  
Blogger Tom Carten said...

Let's start a chain of "Tastes Just Like Chicken" restaurants and have people guess what they're eating.

June 28, 2009 1:31 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good idea..........let us begin in Chinese restaurants.

We have farmers' markets around here and many years ago they would sell meat. However the city passed an ordanance that all game had to be sold un-skinned.....they traced the shortage of cats back to the vendors of rabbit at the market.

But with modern technology, even today gators taste more like chicken than chickens do!


June 28, 2009 7:36 AM  

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