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Jean-Paul Sartre's Cooking Diary

Jean-Paul Sartre's Cooking Diary

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Published by Frater Puck
"I find myself trying ever more radical interpretations of

traditional dishes, in an effort to somehow express the void I

feel so acutely. "
"I find myself trying ever more radical interpretations of

traditional dishes, in an effort to somehow express the void I

feel so acutely. "

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Jean-PaulSartre'sCookingDiaryOctober3SpokewithCamustodayaboutmycookbook.Thoughhehasneveractuallyeaten,hegavememuchencouragement.Irushedhomeimmediatelytobeginwork.HowexcitedIam!IhavebegunmyformulaforaDenveromelet.October4Stillworkingontheomelet.Therehavebeenstumblingblocks.Ikeepcreatingomeletsoneafteranother,likesoldiersmarchingintothesea,buteachoneseemsempty,hollow,likestone.Iwanttocreateanomeletthatexpressesthemeaninglessnessofexistence,andinsteadtheytastelikecheese.Ilookatthemontheplate,buttheydonotlookback.Triedeatingthemwiththelightsoff.Itdidnothelp.Malrauxsuggestedpaprika.October6Ihaverealizedthatthetraditionalomeletform(eggsandcheese)isbourgeois.TodayItriedmakingoneoutofcigarette,somecoffee,andfourtinystones.IfedittoMalraux,whopuked.Iamencouraged,butmyjourneyisstilllong.
 
October10Ifindmyselftryingevermoreradicalinterpretationsoftraditionaldishes,inanefforttosomehowexpressthevoidIfeelsoacutely.TodayItriedthisrecipe:TunaCasseroleIngredients:1largecasseroledishPlacethecasseroledishinacoldoven.Placeachairfacingtheovenandsitinitforever.Thinkabouthowhungryyouare.Whennightfalls,donotturnonthelight.Whileavoidisexpressedinthisrecipe,Iamstruckbyitsinapplicabilitytothebourgeoislifestyle.Howcantheeaterrecognizethatthefooddeniedhimisatunacasseroleandnotsomeotherdish?Iambecomingmoreandmorefrustrated.October25Ihavebeenforcedtoabandontheprojectofproducinganentirecookbook.Rather,Inowseekasinglerecipewhichwill,byitself,embodytheplightofmaninaworldruledbyanunfeelingGod,aswellasprovidingtheeaterwithatleastoneingredientfromeachofthefourbasicfoodgroups.Tothisend,Ipurchased
 
sixhundredpoundsoffoodstuffsfromthecornergroceryandlockedmyselfinthekitchen,refusingtoadmitanyone.Afterseveralweeksofwork,Iproducedarecipecallingfortwoeggs,halfacupofflour,fourtonsofbeef,andaleek.Whilethisisastart,IamafraidIstillhavemuchworkahead.November15TodayImadeaBlackForestcakeoutoffivepoundsofcherriesandalivebeaver,challengingtheverydefinitionofthewordcake.Iwasverypleased.Malrauxsaidheadmireditgreatly,butcouldnotstayfordessert.Still,Ifeelthatthismaybemymostprofoundachievementyet,andhaveresolvedtoenteritintheBettyCrockerBake-Off.November30TodaywasthedayoftheBake-Off.Alas,thingsdidnotgoasIhadhoped.Duringthejudging,thebeaverbecameagitatedandbitBettyCrockeronthewrist.Thebeaver'spowerfuljawsarecapableoffellingbluespruceinlessthantenminutesandproved,needlesstosay,morethanamatchforthetenderlimbsofAmerica'sfavoritehomemaker.Ionlygotthirdplace.Moreover,Iamnowthesubjectofarathernastylawsuit.December1

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