October 2007 Archives
Well, it’s more like a meat forest, or, even more bizarrely, a meat winter wonderland: the latest ad campaign(s) for Negroni, an Italian salumi company. (Look up the definition of salumi in The Food Snob’s Dictionary.)October 28, 2007 More Food Snobbery »
Pursuant to the previous entry in Rock Snobbery:
“I Zimbra,” Talking Heads
* Actually, all T. Rex songs are Muppet-friendly.
How could we have missed out on Muppets Tonight, Brian Henson’s short-lived attempt (1996-97) to revive his dad’s Muppet Show magic on American prime time? The fragments (fraggles?) left behind on YouTube reveal an adventurous program of Rock Snobbish bent, with Kermit “doing” David Byrne, and “Nine Inch Snails” performing some woozily convincing industrial rock.October 15, 2007 More Rock Snobbery »
October 10, New York Public Library, NYC, 7 p.m.
October 13, Strand Bookstore, NYC, 3-4 p.m.
October 18, Gourmet Garage, NYC 6-8 p.m.
November 10, Miami Book Festival, Miami, FL, 1:30 pm.
We’ve already lamented that the term “locavore” broke about five minutes too late to be included in The Food Snob’s Dictionary. Now we’ve recognized another Snob trendlet that should have warranted a mention: the vogue for Mexican Coke.
Ordinarily, Coca Cola is too mundane a subject to enter Food Snob consciousness. But in the wake of Michael Pollan’s The Omnivore’s Dilemma and its sexy villain, the cheap sweetener known as HFCS (high-fructose corn syrup), Food Snobs have taken to seeking out Mexican Coke in unfamiliar neighborhoods and locales. This is because Mexican Coke is made with old-school cane sugar rather than HFCS, and is therefore more palatable and “authentic” than the American version. It’s like when a Rock Snob says he prefers vinyl to MP3s because the old LPs have a “warmer” sound. Blogger and author Adam Roberts, a.k.a. the Amateur Gourmet, offers a Snob-typical discourse on Mexican Coke here.
What other Food Snob fetishes have we overlooked? Buy the book, then write to us via firstname.lastname@example.org, and include your full name and hometown if you want to be mentioned.October 02, 2007 More Food Snobbery »