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Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Doggy Bag: Today's Odds and Ends

Posted By on Tue, Jun 30, 2009 at 5:29 PM

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Our favorite morsels from the food blogs and beyond.

Thriller: Maybe it's a subconscious acknowledgment that MJ's corpse remains very much on view (word to the MSM and blogosphere: give it a rest), but Weird Vegetables' Kale Daikon took on decomposition today. Her overt impetus? A forgotten bunch of Tuscan kale, gone all limp and yellow in a shopping bag. Daikon takes it as a memento mori, but as something altogether more hopeful, too: The alarming signs of spoiled food -- here in particular the dark, insidious change of color but also the foul smells and transformed textures we associate with foods gone bad -- are at the same time signs of life, but also of death and life intermingling in tiny dramas that play themselves out in our refrigerators and storage shelves, in our forgotten shopping bags. Whoa - and totally lovely.

Hot recipe: As a kid, who didn't form a sense memory of mingled pain and sweetness trying to scarf a Pop Tart hot from the toaster? Earlier this month at SF Appeal, Goodies by Anna rocked a recipe for the homemade version (alas -- no reference to the fragile beauties at Foreign Cinema), with one pretty shocking caveat: The only thing is that you cannot put these in your toaster or it might catch fire! Damn, Goodies!

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