Thursday, April 30, 2009

Conchiglie pasta: the latest installment in the Oakland food tagging craze

Okay, a few errant cupcakes and noodles do not necessarily constitute a "craze." But I I am obsessed with the apparent trend of using foodstuffs as graffiti tags. Where else could this happen but Northern California? I wonder if these have shown up on the walls of Chez Panisse.

I also wonder if rival pastas will eventually show up (as in the case of the Cupcake Tagger, where copycat cupcakes with sprinkles began appearing around town). I think farfalle would be a nice choice. A less confrontational response to go would be to add ingredients. Like basil, tomatoes, eggplant or a 2004 CastelGicondo Brunello di Montalcino.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Not to bring up painful memories or anything...

...but this could be where he got that ridiculous word! And perhaps his divorce from reality. The book jacket describes the protagonist as "attracted by compulsions he does not fully comprehend." Indeed!

Okay, you can resume forgetting he ever existed now.