The Cod will continue to do whatever it is happens here, but will limit the cooking sex advice to the following suggestion, the fruit of bitter experience of a friend who shall remain nameless. If a receipt involves cutting up Scotch Bonnet peppers, and you choose to beguile a subsequent period of marination by spending a quiet moment or two with the Athleta catalog, either remove the rubber gloves you were wearing while chopping habaneros, or put on a pair before you get started.
Call it the Savage Inequalities Tour 2k11 -- yesterday, the Cod was visiting a public HS in rural SC, getting his school lunch cherry took, and hearing exhortations over the school PA for the students to raise money for the soccer team by eating at Zaxby's. Today, the Cod is a spy in the house of Berwanger, returning to a very different Hyde Park than the one that was there when the Cod was getting his school on there. For one thing, Z&H MarketCafe, where I am currently gruffling:
Neuske’s bacon, ham, cheese and organic egg on a croissant or wheat bread
Not mad at it, at all. Never thought I'd see Neuske's bacon on 57th st.
Menschy pork cooked for a menschy ex-prez by a Paula Deen henchperson? A) two out of three ain't bad. B) Folks I trust are down with Paula Deen, so perhaps she is less evil than I have hitherto thought? *Right before five on a Friday is the perfect time to bury this sort of thing!
From Steve Albini's cooking blog. Steve Albini! Cooking blog? It's like the Wed Chef and Thalia Zedek were the same person! But a dude! Learning that the dude who sang about setting things on fire w/ kerosene is now blogging about unusual shapes of pasta he finds at the Jewel is the existential = of finding the first gray chest hair, but ok, when you considerthealternatives. Via the inestimible cinetrix. And, well, why the fuck not:
Back to the usual beefs soon enough, but the Cod threw this together last night, and it worked out OK. Dark butterbeans from Winslet's cooked w/ a hock from a trip to Durham a few weeks back, plus turnip greens from the CSA at the day job cooked in some jowl drippings and some homeade stock. Threw the whole thing over some rice (arborio in the rice cooker, if you're nasty) and threw the crisp bits of jowl on top. Looking forward to lunch.
Flo Fab offers some details on the duckcentric reboot of the Momo Milk Bar space. Looking forward to it. The Cod has probably posted Malcolm McLaren songs on slimmer pretexts, but don't miss the inexplicable hockey sweaters and protodaggering in this jawn:
On closer inspection, there is an I missing from the address that bounced back. I'm sorry I did not check further before posting the post below. If the mistake is mine, I regret the error. If memory serves, however, I cut and pasted the email link from the MC "To err is human" post. If the error originated with me, I apologize to the MC team; if the typo was in their link, I apologize to my readers for not checking more carefully.
I am taking you up on your offer that "if you spot a mistake in your copy that isn’t already mentioned here, please send it in." I don't own a copy, but I did notice an error in the title. Your book is concerned with avant-garde techniques popularized by the likes of Ferran Adria and Grant Achatz over the last decade or so. But the title of your book is "Modernist" Cuisine. Given the way this word is used in English, (see OED s.v. Modernist, Modernism, and Modern) your title is misleading and confusing. You might consider "Contemporary Cuisine," or perhaps "Avant-Garde Cuisine," or maybe "21st Century Cuisine." Good luck with your edits -- it sounds like a very ambitious project! Hope this suggestion helps. Cheers, JBF, AKA The Gurgling Cod
I got this response:
Mail Delivery Subsystem firstname.lastname@example.org
Wed, May 4, 2011 at 10:26 PM
Delivery Status Notification (Failure)
May 4 (6 days ago)
Delivery to the following recipient failed permanently:
Technical details of permanent failure: Google tried to deliver your message, but it was rejected by the recipient domain. We recommend contacting the other email provider for further information about the cause of this error. The error that the other server returned was: 451 451 Try again later (state 14).
Yep, the email to report errors does not work. What line of work was this guy in before he started writing cookbooks?