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.

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