Tits and Ass (aka Cheeseburger)

The unexpected death of the great Marvin Hamlisch shook the world. It’s not fair to limit his participation to the world of music, or theater, or film, or entertainment. No, Marvin’s death shook the entire world. Very seldom does someone so talented and prolific continually straddle so many different realms. And he had the accolades and awards to show for it.

Marvin’s untimely passing spawned many (including me) to look back on some of his many accomplishments. His scores for films such as “Sophie’s Choice” are seldom lauded but genius work nonetheless. His broadway contributions were FABULOUS with “A Chorus Line” being the pinnacle of most people’s “best of” list.

I only met the man a time or two but his quick wit and his talent for spontaneous composition were both entertaining and impressive. He touched so many lives including very good friends of mine. We deeply mourn his death.

Marvin would have been the first to admit that he worked in the world of cheese like other artists worked in clay. He was corny and obvious, but with that he had the unique ability to touch many. If you think that it isn’t an amazing talent that reaches more souls than any artsy coolness, try getting “The Way We Were” out of your head (now that I’ve planted it there). Be grateful for his cheese-ball, hammy, entertaining self.

Tonight, an old friend joins us for dinner. She was in the original touring company of A Chorus Line. We will toast the maestro’s passing and enjoy this simple cheeseburger in his honor.

Serves “One”

Ingredients

  • 1/4 Pound Ground Beef (Have it ground yourself)
  • 2 Slices Sharp Cheddar Cheese
  • 1 Slice Tomato
  • 1 Slice Onion
  • Mustard and Catsup
  • 1 Onion Bun
  • Salt and Pepper
  • 1 Pat Butter

Tools

  • Sauté´Pan
  • Cover
  • Chef’s Knife
  1. Make a patty, trying not to handle the beef very much.
  2. Salt and pepper it.
  3. Sauté in butter for about 5 minutes then turn. Cook until slightly under the temperature you prefer.
  4. Lay cheese on top and cover.
  5. Remove when cheese is melted.
  6. Place on bun and dress with accoutrements.

 

 

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