Wednesday, February 01, 2006

Is that what they're calling it?

Protea cynaroidesI'm not really reading the paper these days, so it's only thanks to gawker that I noticed Mrs. Latte's heartwarming return to newsprint. In the past I would have enjoyed her first tentative explorations with the phallic object, or maybe railed semi-coherently at her cavalier abuse of the word "hispanic", but I'm horticulturally preoccupied. In short, nothing to see here.

Gawker also alerted us to an amusing universal solution to the New Yorker caption contest, but it seems somehow... exactly 5 months ago.

Update: Fuck, radosh beat me to it in the comments. But give me a break, who reads gawker comments?


Blogger la depressionada said...

You know that article really made me like her a little. Who knows maybe this will not only launch that guy's product into the stratosphere, but he will get a cooking show. It's happened before.

re: hispanic -- Don't you think that's NY Times style versus a personal choice?

Wed Feb 01, 10:05:00 PM GMT  
Blogger mmw said...

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Wed Feb 01, 10:29:00 PM GMT  
Blogger mmw said...

The plantain is a "pillar" only of Caribbean cuisine, the conflation of which with "Hispanic" is so stupid it scarcely matters who's responsible.

But, yeah, it was a feel-good story, and it was cool of her to write it.

Wed Feb 01, 10:43:00 PM GMT  
Anonymous la_depressionada said...

i didn't consider the context of the use of hispanic. of course you are correct. however, and of course a knowledgeable food writer ought know better, i can understand why she termed the plantain as a pillar of hispanic cooking.

but, why do you characterize plantains as carribean? they're widespread in south america and mexico (and less widespread but still are eaten in europea) and africa.

btw i think what she really meant was puerto rican.

Thu Feb 02, 04:39:00 AM GMT  
Blogger mmw said...

You mean like this?

Fri Feb 03, 11:59:00 PM GMT  
Blogger la depressionada said...

fuck that map really makes me want to go to cuba.

Mon Feb 06, 08:29:00 AM GMT  

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