Friday, July 17, 2009

Taking A Break

I'll be resting my pen for a while, in order to catch up on some summer fun, food and enjoyment while it lasts. Let's face it, we'll all be shoveling out from under mega-mounds of snow here in New York again -- before you know it.

Meanwhile, enjoy the rest of your lazy days of summer, and see you soon.
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Friday, July 10, 2009

Hummus...or Hamas?

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Isn't Pita The Real Enemy?

Here's a clip from the new movie "Brüno," where Brüno a.k.a. Sacha Baron Cohen (and Borat in yet another life incarnation) confuses Hamas with a certain Middle Eastern puréed bean dish.

Who knows? Maybe food can really bring peace among nations. (At least it's got them sitting down at a table with Brüno …and talking about it.)

Stay tuned….

Friday, July 03, 2009

Fill Your Cup

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Or not...depending on how you look at photographer Annie Leibovitz's new collaboration with Lavazza. (Jeez, you can "barely" see the demi-tasse cup in the model's hand in the picture above.) It's a 2009 calendar and marketing campaign that features scantily clad women lusting for (get this) . . . coffee.

Leibovitz's photos feature models in various poses in Italian locales, mainly holding demitasse cups filled with espresso. There's a photo of woman "baring all" in a plate of tossed noodles (above), a frolic in the Trevi Fountain, and a rather strange recreation of Romulus and Remus suckling from a highly caffeinated model/she-wolf.

See more images of how Annie and Lavazza keep things brewing at lavazza2009.com.