Matthew Chanoff

April 29, 2002

Post #1477 – 20020429

Dear Mr. Pinkwater,

I’m a fan, and (at 43) one of your older ones too, I bet. Here’s my situation. I cook once a week. My wife used to not let me cook at all, on the sensible grounds that I’m not nearly as good at it as she is, or as fast. However, a few months ago I made a pretty good tuna pasta, and now I make something every Thursday. I’m still on probation though, with my wife and kids both, and would like to take it to the next level and cook up some borgelnuskies. So what’s the recipe?

I realize, of course, that you’re probably not one of those writers who obsessively develop the backstory to their published work, like for example J.R.R. Tolkien, so I don’t imagine that you spent a lot of kitchen time creating the perfect Borgelnusky recipe prior to writing about them in the Snarkout boys book. However, you must have had something in mind. If you can point me in the right direction, I’d appreciate it. I’ll even send you some.


Matt Chanoff

PS My 12 year old is a vegetarian, so if there’s a vegetarian version, by all means let me know.

Daniel replies:

You know, I'm no expert but I think the supermarket borgelnuskies are really just as good as home made.