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Thursday, February 18, 2010

Doggy Bag: 'Smells Like Dead Rat, Tastes Like Heaven'

Posted By on Thu, Feb 18, 2010 at 5:56 PM

click to enlarge CHELSEA GREEN
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Insert cheese-cutting fart pun here: Go ahead and bust us: We totally stole that headline up there from Gordon Edgar, Gordonzola blogger, Rainbow cheese guy, author of the wonderful new book Cheesemonger: A Life on the Wedge ($17.95, Chelsea Green). On Tuesday, Edgar described what happens when a particularly noisome (but thoroughly delicious) cheese hits the noses of Rainbow's very vocal and opinionated worker-owners. Edgar: "Even after it was wrapped and put on the shelf, its smell lingered. Even an hour later my favorite vegan co-worker walked by and she noticed. Head on a swivel, she looked around the store. Then she started moving boxes around and looking under produce displays. I went over to her to let her know everything was ok.

Before I could speak she whispered, 'I smell a dead rat.'

'It's just cheese,' I said.

'No, that's dead rat. I know.'

I walked her over to the compost and pulled out the paper that had once held our smelly Alpine friend. I held it up to her face.

'UGH! Ack!' Then she looked at me with all her vegan wrath and said, 'What is wrong with you people?'"

Ah, Rainbow, how we love you. Mostly.

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