Wednesday, March 3, 2010


after peeling ten potatoes, six carrots,
one onion, and four cloves of garlic

March 3, 2010

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Like my writing, my drawing seems to be on its way somewhere, never quite finishing one phase before it moves on to the next.

3.3.2010 #2
3.3.2010 #1 (Recently Received)


Momo Luna said...

That must be a great meal. I love the curl in his beard. He's looking a bit sad, but his beard curls from joy thinking about the meal he's going to prepare. :-)

William Michaelian said...

That must be it. Or maybe it’s caused by the steam rising from the pan. Stew! I forgot to mention: celery, and two small tomatoes.

Elisabeth said...

In Holland they call that meal, or at least one consisting of similar ingredients, 'hutspot'. My mother cooked it for us often when we were children. I loved it. It's a hodge podge of tastes, a bit like your wonderful portraits and phases.

RUDHI - Chance said...

Typical William-Salad with sliced eyes on us and therefore curling...

William Michaelian said...

Thanks, Elisabeth. I’ve actually considered brewing a tea made from these drawings, but I’m worried about the long-term effects.

Hutspot sounds a little different, at least according to the handful of recipes I just looked up online, which call for some milk and butter. But the general idea sounds the same. I’ve made this stew with beef, with lamb, and with no meat at all, depending on my mood and what we have on hand. Yesterday we enjoyed it with some fresh sourdough we bought at a bakery downtown when we were out with our grandson.

Rudhi, when you look in your pan before you start cooking and you see something like this, I think it’s already too late! At least my wife tells me so.

Rachel said...

Lieber William,

hier musste ich beim Lesen lachen, ja, deine Gesichtsausdrücke zeigen die einzelnen Phasen sehr deutlich...

lieb, Rachel