[Pink Pig Time Machine by Wilfrid: January 26, 2015]
Snow was falling heavily this week ten years ago, much more so than January 2015. It was through the snow and the cold that a series of experts gathered at a Chelsea apartment, bearing samples of ribs from all over the city, for a blind barbecue tasting.
During which I lost a piece of a tooth. That's ribs for you; or the bones, at least.
It used to make sense to say that some dish or ingredient was "having a moment"--a moment to shine in the limelight of critical and/or public attention. But these days, what isn't? Okay, vol-au-vents, maybe.
But if you said that fried chicken, or the Deep South generally--or craft burgers, or frozen yogurt, or fried pizza, or modernized French bistro food were modish around the EV and LES over the last year, you'd be right every time. Same goes for tacos.
[Pink Pig Time Machine by Wilfrid: January 19, 2014]
Sometimes these selections from my old diaries make me sound like someone who did nothing for the last ten years but eat or drink. Okay, there was a lot of that, but there was music and theater and cabaret and art too.
And January 2004 seemed to be full of those good things.