An “Elegant” Wednesday Supper

depicted by decidedly non-elegant photos.

Consume Rice

Chicken with Roquefort Cheese

I asked what the name of the chicken dish was and Mr. Big Food replied and said, “Hold on! I have the recipes in my head right here.”

I said, “Go.”

But before we get to the recipes, I’d like to comment on “elegance.”

This definition misses the point:

el·e·gant  [el-i-guhnt]  Show IPA
tastefully fine or luxurious in dress, style, design, etc.: elegant furnishings.
gracefully refined and dignified, as in tastes, habits, or literary style: an elegant young gentleman; an elegant prosodist.
graceful in form or movement: an elegant wave of the hand.
appropriate to refined taste: a man devoted to elegant pursuits.
excellent; fine; superior: an absolutely elegant wine.

Where is the reference to an “elegant” proof? An “elegant” mechanism?

My understanding of the word does not juxtapose “fine” and “luxurious.”

Go figure. I was wrong.

As it turns out,

in the World According to Noah
I was wrong. There’s no mention of simplicity in the definition of elegance.