Thursday, March 13, 2008

More Questionable Food Service

I've blogged before about some of the craziness at the food service kiosk in my office building. If you haven't read about it before, please start there.

Anyway, today I decided to stop down there to see if they had anything non-disgusting and was fairly unimpressed until I saw the soup.

Me: What kind of soup is that?
Food Service Lady (FSL): Um. (puzzled look on face) Let me think...Creamy tomato. With tocatta.
Me: (mentally trying to process the word "tocatta") Um...
FSL: Would you like to taste some?
Me: Why, yes, I would!

It was good. It tasted somewhat like the creamy tomato basil soup that I sometimes make. I purchased some. Then I came upstairs to my desk and promptly opened up dictionary.com to try to ascertain the definion of "tocatta". Nothing.

Then I was talking to Hayden and asking her if she had ever heard of tocatta.

Her: No.
Me: Oh, the lady at the kiosk said this soup has tocatta in it and I don't know what that means.
Her: They put some pretty interesting things in their soup. Last week they had a soup with fish in it.
Me: OH GOOD LORD! YOU DON'T THINK TOCATTA IS FISH, DO YOU?

Anyway, eventually I ran across some RICOTTA cheese in the soup and had a breakthrough. The FSL meant Ricotta, not tocatta.

I'm so relieved. I hate fish.

5 comments:

Toebee's Fumes said...

Now working within a school again I am findig all kinds of things that I have to question. They tend to try some creative things and end up with some not so good "food".

By the way not such a healthy option as school food is supposed to be these days. Oh well.

jim said...

wait a minute...
wait
a
min
ute....
you hate fish?
then why, oh why, dudette, do you go fishing???

Jim said...

:)

Mercy's Maid said...

I don't eat the fish that I catch, silly. I put them back in the water and apologize for the inconvenience.

jim said...

BTW, Tocatta is a piece of music, usually on played on organ, you've probably heard it many times without ever knowing it