Today's sourdough bread - "Have you eaten?"
Chinese had been poor throughout history. It's customary to greet people, "Have you eaten?" Up until recently, when I had to call someone on the phone, the first thing I said was, "Have you had lunch (or dinner)?" This is my hello, how's it going sort of greetings. Lately I've found that must have sounded absurd to people. I ran into Carol, our neighbour, and two (or should I say, three) nice looking lady friends of hers saying good-bye to each other at our cul-de-sac around mid-day today. What did I say? I said, "Have you eaten?" Immediately I felt absurd. Carol said, no; we've just had green tea. I said I had dough proofing at my countertop ready to be baked; would you like to try? Fortunately they said no; it wouldn't have been enough. So, here it is. The bread for today, a one-pounder.