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It’s October & That Means…

Posted in Coffee & Tea, Food & Drink, Humor, Society on October 3rd, 2015

Deep-Fried Pumpkin Spice Latte
Deep-Fried Pumpkin Spice Latte

It’s October and in America that means it’s pumpkin spice everything. Also, since we dearly love to deep-fry just about anything, we now have Deep-Fried Pumpkin Spice Latte because….well, just because that’s how we roll in the US of A. đŸ˜‰

Now the question is how do we incorporate bacon into this. Perhaps that will be answered soon.

Related Reading:

Black Coffee (Hercule Poirot Mysteries)
America: A Narrative History (Brief Ninth Edition)  (Vol. 1)
Pumpkin Circle: The Story of a Garden
Pour Your Heart Into It: How Starbucks Built a Company One Cup at a Time
Pumpkin Spice #1

Paraguayan For Lunch?

Posted in Food & Drink, Society on August 28th, 2015

Paola Rios making fruit salad
A Little Paraguayan For Lunch?

Yeah, I’m thinking some Paraguayan sounds like a great idea for lunch. The only problem I see with that is that Paola Rios isn’t available for takeaway.

Related Reading:

Babe Ruth Saves Baseball! (Step into Reading 3)
150 Best New Kitchen Ideas
The Kitchen Bible: Designing the Perfect Culinary Space
Les "Favelas" de Rio de Janeiro - "inconvénient social" ou "nostalgie brésilienne"? (French Edition)
Amici Ma Non Troppo. Dicionário Italiano-portugues De Falsas Analogias (Em Portuguese do Brasil)

Bloody Hell Mary!

Posted in Food & Drink, Humor, Society on August 26th, 2015

Bloody Marry Brunch - And I do mean the whole brunch right there in and on a glass
Bloody Hell Mary!

I think that just about everyone who knows me knows that I’m very much not a follower of the weight-loss and fashion cartels religion of “American Obesity” and that I have exactly zero issues with the normative American trend of large and luxurious meal servings. Still, some things that I find manage to strike even me oddly, as if some restaurants have chosen to attempt to prove that Reductio ad Absurdum isn’t a fallacy after all.

And yes, I also know that creative garnishes on Bloody Marys is a thing, a meme or trope even, and a way for venues to differentiate themselves from their competition. But let’s actually list what this particular Bloody Mary is “garnished” with:

  1. Lemon & Lime
  2. Celery
  3. Olives
  4. Cocktail Onions
  5. Pickled Jalapenos
  6. Shrimp
  7. Pepperjack Cheese
  8. Chicken Wings
  9. Bacon Strips
  10. Waffle Fries
  11. Sliders

This is most assuredly the drink that eats like a meal. đŸ˜‰ And indeed, it looks like a quite tasty and satisfying brunch, lunch, or after work snack. The only thing that makes me twitch – beyond the extremity of it – is that most Americans are conditioned to not “drink their meals” and would be compelled to order and eat a “normal” meal with it.

Related Reading:

Just A FEW People I Want to Punch in the Throat (Vol #1)
Textbook of Obesity: Biological, Psychological and Cultural Influences
The Language of Food: A Linguist Reads the Menu
Let's Pretend This Never Happened