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?

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

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