May 24, 2008
Chickenbutts! That's What!!!
Do you remember the chapter in Little House in the Big Woods where Laura and Mary share the roasted pig tail -- crispy skin and shiny fat on a bit of bone? (Just before they play ball with the inflated bladder?)
Filipinos are that way with chicken butts (aka buldits in Pampanga).
Last weekend I had lunch at the home of one of Durham's absolutely most generous Filipina hosts. She'll invite ten people for dinner on a moment's notice, and never accept help with the dishes. But I've found she's not a complete angel. She at least reserves the chicken butts for her own snacking joy.* I spotted these on her kitchen counter, well away from the buffet. Couldn't resist teasing her about it :-)
Speaking of chickenbutt.
*Thank goodness she does something for herself. And though it shouldn't make a difference, this somehow makes me feel less bad about breaking one of her ceramic collectibles when I smacked it with my umbrella on my way out the door.