Recipes. Helpful things aren’t they? Exact measures and parts sacrifice a consistent answer, often based on years of know for the tastiest possible dish.
Try telling that to this Newfoundland mom. She knows that consistency is overrated, she wishes the old fashioned methods, passed down through the generations. These techniques need you to feel the broil , no fancy schmancy written guidances and paintings, this is pure judgement based on the innate knowledge of the ancestors!
Watching this kind of old-school knowledge going pass away over Twitter, folksy Newfoundland colloquialisms aplenty included, is fairly amusing. Twitter user Krista D. Ball decided to share her conversation with Newfoundland mom for us all to see, based on the phone call they had. Could you bake a successful homemade food from this description?
By the end it’s pretty clear that this is something that needs to be done in person, this kind of knowledge based on feeling and judgement exactly does not translate well over the phone. It does make for entertaining speaking however. Scroll down below to check out the convo, read it out in your top in your best’ newfie’ accent!
This is Krista Ball, she wanted to learn how to oblige “Homemade bread”, something she grew up with in Newfoundland
Image credits: Krista D. Ball