I found polenta at the local supermarket!

Polenta is a staple of Northern Italian and Swiss cuisines, but I never tried cooking it myself. Shouldn't be too hard...

I asked my mom how to cook it and she gave me a basic recipe that even a software engineer could follow: first, you slice it...

Mom: "Put tomato sauce in a pan, even with no olive oil, and heat it up. Then, drop the polenta in, and turn it often to prevent it from sticking to the pan. Soon after, sprinkle abundant parmesan cheese all over it and serve."

Me: "uh, doesn't the tomato sauce go on top at the end?"

Mom: "Like I said, in my mind it tastes better this way"

Mom: "maybe you should add more sauce, it seems a bit too dry..."

Mom: "now it should be ready. Add the parmesan and serve it. And remember to turn off the gas!"

(still up to this point)

Sorry, I forgot to take a photo of the final result in the plate... I ate it too fast 😅

I love my mom's simple home cooking! ❤️

I just figured that "mom" is the American spelling, and "mum" is British. I was using them interchangeably...

Oh... actually, it's a bit more complicated... dammit, English! 🤦‍♂️

@codewiz It doesn't actually matter. Contrary to popular belief, other countries exist too.

Reject “standard” English.

Isn't it awesome how New Zealand isn't even represented in these TweetMaps for "mum" vs "mom" vs "mam"? 😂 unravellingmag.com/articles/mu


@codewiz Many people don’t know, but the Mom vs Mum spelling was what actually led to the revolution.

“What the Fuck is this “Mum” bullshit? It’s Mom and we should kill any British bastard who tries to tell us otherwise”
-Benjamin Franklin 1775

@Dwalrus9 @codewiz It's true. My great great great great grandmum died in that war, and she deserved it. She was a fucking loyalist. 🤨

@codewiz is it the same as madam? I heard yes mam and yes mum from Netflix.

@veer66 Well, that's technically "yes ma'am", where the d becomes very subtle.

It's possible that the term for mum derives from madam. In Italian, it's mamma (mother) and madama (madam).

Also, madama might come from "mia dama" (my lady), similar to the English "my lord" -> "milord".

And finally, the Italian word donna (woman) certainly derives from the Latin "domina" (mistress of a house).

@codewiz "Like I said" and "Remember to turno off the gas!" 😂 :owi: :underheart:



I tend to pan-fry my polenta in butter, and then put maple syrup or grape jam on it. Don't tell your Mom! :)

@hhardy01 🤦‍♂️

But actually, I've seen it being fried it in butter and flour to create a hard crust all around it.

Actually, when I was a kid I liked my polenta deep fried with ragu on top, but my mamma prefers lighter cuisine.


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