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pointing the brie

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  • Pointing the brie has been looked up 1,633 times.

    July 23, 2011

  • Agreed. Most definitely. What do you *say* when something like that happens? Sheesh.

    January 29, 2010

  • I think ripping someone's Picasso painting valued upwards of 130 million dollars is worse than pointing the brie or licking the frosting off all the cupcakes before the guests arrive.

    January 29, 2010

  • I vote for "Foodie Faux Pas." Hi-larious! Bogarting is straight out!

    January 23, 2010

  • I'm with dontcry and chained--never, ever bogart all the crunchy stuff on the top of a casserole, or the pepperoni on the pizza.

    As for pointing the brie: I've never heard of this, hernesheir, so I've probably committed a cheesy faux pas or two. However, pointing the pie is absolutely, positively forbidden in my neck of the woods.

    January 23, 2010

  • Or taking someone else's pepperoni when divvying the pizza slices. One must always, always properly apportion the rightful cheese and pepperoni detritus. In fact, this situation is exactly why the word "rightful" was coined.

    January 23, 2010

  • ruzuzu, the name of the "list of list ideas" could be this!

    January 23, 2010

  • A candidate name for the list could be "Foodie Faux Pas" or something.

    January 23, 2010

  • How about taking more than your share of the good crunchy stuff off the top of a casserole before passing it...huh? That's a high crime in my book. Maybe we could call it scalping the casserole.

    January 23, 2010

  • Hernesheir--that sounds like the beginning of a great list. (Has anyone ever made a list of great list ideas? For example, it's been suggested that dontcry should make a gulls vs. buoys list.)

    January 23, 2010

  • Akin to hogging the crusty edges of perfectly baked brownies or licking all the frosting off the cupcakes before other guests get a shot at them.

    January 23, 2010

  • Sionnach: "Frankly, I've never given all that much thought to which part of the brie I was nibbling." Oh, but Monsieur, you are not French, are you?

    January 19, 2010

  • That's our sionnach, tackling the big problems first. Brie-manging? Don't eat those cheeses. They want fungus, not skin mites!

    January 19, 2010

  • "Removing the tip from a wedge of brie (the most desirable part)"

    Is this received wisdom handed down from on high by the Select Council on brie-manging? Is there no room for a kind of Jack Sprat & consort scenario wherein peace would reign supreme and pointing would be irrelevant? Frankly, I've never given all that much thought to which part of the brie I was nibbling.

    Hernesheir: Rumor has it that the mathematics department in Berkeley has been collaborating with local dairymakers in the construction of - fractal cheese wedges ! So that might pose some problems for your algorithm.

    I'm going out to re-measure the coastline.

    January 19, 2010

  • Brie bought in wedges. Now that's a problem. Happily, the mathematicians have an answer: calculus. They're forever dividing portions of circles and wedges into a infinite number of slices they like to call "dx" - each tiny slice along a radius of brie would include its proportionate portion of the point of the brie wedge. Heh - it works out with pencil and paper....

    January 19, 2010

  • What if you buy brie in large-ish wedges? How the hell am I supposed to cut the thing?

    January 19, 2010

  • 'Cry, that boy will filch the seedless heart out of your watermelons too - I'd watch him, hawklike.

    January 19, 2010

  • This is interesting. Earlier, I put half a round of left-over brie on the counter to warm up a bit for my little pre-dinner happy hour. When I returned to the kitchen a few minutes ago, my daughter's boyfriend had hacked it up like some kind of animal. Seriously? It looks like the dog got hold of it. What's worse, he gouged out all the middle part. I'd like to give his 'brie' a good pointing!

    January 19, 2010

  • One way of avoiding "pointing the brie" is to follow the convention of paring slices off the edge of a brie while it is still in the round. This also assures that the skin is doled out more or less equally.

    January 19, 2010

  • That's good to know, because in my household I'm the only one who eats brie, so I do whatever I want with it. How is one to avoid pointing the brie, then?

    January 19, 2010

  • Removing the tip from a wedge of brie (the most desirable part) is known as "pointing the brie". This act is regarded in France as selfish and a serious social faux pas.

    January 19, 2010