Bukowski culinary tastes

Ponder

"So fuck Doubleday Doran"
RIP
I just read that letter.
Red meat, baby, red meat.
And no, George, I'm not going
to post the letter.
 

Bukfan

"The law is wrong; I am right"
No, he says one should stay away from red meat, salt, milk, cream and especially cheese (why milk and cheese, I wonder?).
He's into healthy food by the early 80's and says you should only eat fish and fowl, fresh produce and drink juice, and remember to get all the vitamins.
 
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Bukfan

"The law is wrong; I am right"
I believe you read the letter, Ponder! I just wanted george to know what was in the letter without having to post it, that's all.
 
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Cooked his own damn cuisine

Bukowski not only cooked his own damn cuisine, but he was a fine cook, a source tells me. Retired print hack from the SF Chronicle said he visited Bukowski with a photographer to shoot his pic, and Bukowski turned out chicken Sauternes for dinner. Surprised everyone.
 

Ponder

"So fuck Doubleday Doran"
RIP
I just wanted george to know what was in the letter without having to post it, that's all.
That's exactly what I wanted to avoid ;)


Bukowski not only cooked his own damn cuisine, but he was a fine cook, a source tells me.
Yeah right...

She called me in to dinner. There was salad, iced tea and a chicken
stew. It was quite good. I was a terrible cook. All I could fry were steaks,
although I made a good beef stew, especially when drunk. I liked to
gamble with my beef stews. I put almost everything into them and
sometimes got away with it.


Excerpt of "Women" © Charles Bukowski
 
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nervas

more crickets than friends
Ha, I thought of that excerpt, but couldn't remember what book it was from. I would like to have tried one of them beef stews, while drunk of course.
 
He dabbled in seaweed, snails and octopi prior to his divorce to Barbara. Fried in golden butter.

Not sure if he ever repeated the menu.
 

the only good poet

One retreat after another without peace.
Rumour has it he was partial to the odd vol-au-vent. Hardly "health food," is it? We all have our guilty pleasures, I suppose.
 
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Here's what MARINA said, when she was visiting us in Germany in 2016:

"Sometimes we would go to his apartment and I loved having him cook for me. He usually would make steak and lima beans, so those became my favorite foods. Most kids I knew hated lima beans, but I loved them, because that was, what he made for me.
He would make fried eggs for breakfast or lunch. I would always eat the whites and give him the yolks. He would say: How can you do that? The yolk is the best part!, but I wasn't convinced."
 
An LA Times article from 1987 says he was eating a lot of fish at that point. And expensive wine. I have to think, though, that he had hotdogs at the race track.
 
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