This is another rambling non-food review entry. SORRY I MAKE KITTEH CRY WITH MY DILIGENT NON-BLOGGING.
I took the above photo for Ed's Serious Eats post about this tasty chocolate bar. In case you didn't know (because I don't think I made any kind of official announcement) I now happily work at Serious Eats, not as an intern but as a...real human! Yes, 'tis true. Many of you already knew that. But to fend off any questions of "What are you doing after graduation?" there is your short answer. :)
Actually, there's a shorter answer. It goes something like, "I don't know." In the long run, I would like to live on my own at some point. For now, I'm perfectly happy living with my mum in NJ where I don't have to pay for lodging or food. Saving money is rather important right now, which is why I hope no one thinks I'm ignoring them if I don't invite them to eat out with me. I'm trying to not eat out as much for reasons pertaining to my increasing girth and my decreasing wallet contents. Of course, there are other ways to past the time with friends. ...Like...um...I'll get back to you on that.
Oh, for instance you could go to a play! There's a food performance going on right now, Cooking Con Karimi (con Castro), at Abingdon Theater (tickets). It's only playing until Thursday, but if you have the time it sounds worthwhile:
Using the recipes as points of departure to talk about cultural collisions and complex political events occurring around the world, Cooking Con Karimi (Con Castro) is a humorous, audience interactive cooking show that challenges conventional notions of how we approach food, culture, and politics... AND! the audience gets to eat free food that's prepared live by chefs Mero Cocinero Karimi and Comrade Cocinero Castro.
YOU GET FOOD! Of some sort.
I'm afraid I'm not going, not for any good reason besides that I'm lazy and don't like to come home late unless I feel it is necessary, Friday nights being an exception. I got home at 11 PM tonight (Penn Station power outage, awesome), which is why I'm writing this at 2 AM. What have I done for the past three hours? Oh, ye know...stuff.
On that note, if anyone goes to the show let me know how it was!
And for more food-related randomness, here is a pretty popsicle. We blogged it at Serious Eats and it was submitted to Boing Boing as an example of skilled popsicle craftsmanship. So I wonder, DEAR READERS OF THE WORLD, do you have any cool examples of popsicles from your area? Maybe I can write a post about them. I sure don't have anything! Oh ho ho!
Actually, I rarely eat popsicles. Maybe there are cool things over here that I don't know about. If I had to choose a favorite popsicle, I would go with a red bean ice cream one, or one of those red bean slushy things with a custard filling. Such a thing exists, right? It's not a phantom dessert that only exists in the deep depths of my brain goo? I think my first encounter with the slushy custardy red bean popsicle was at a Family Mart in Taipei; one of my friends bought one and being the mindless follower that I am, I got one too. Woo!
SHO ME UR POPSIKULS! Pwease? Thank you.
Lastly, I'll be in Bologna from September 11th to 27th. o(^__^)o (<--That is a happy face with two nubbin fists happily lifted in the air, in case it's not clear. This is what all happy Chinese people look like. I mean, if you're looking at them from far away while squinting. Really! My eyes turn into pointy punctuation all the time. Pinky swear.) Now it should make more sense why I have to spend less money this summer (which I'm not doing diligently, but...well)—it's so I can give it to as many Italian gelaterias as possible. This trip will be more exciting (or less scary) once I find freakin' accommodations.