Blogging Food instead of Eating…Is not a good diet
March 7, 2007
Dash Hammerskjold is world renowned for his breadth and depth in the field of pizza, having published several influential articles on the topic in Critical Inquiry. Living in the pizza hell of the united states after living in two of its capitals (Chicago, and New York) has led me to seek out good pizza with a veracity I usually reserved for subaltern studies, or proving famous scholars are misreading texts. (Although, one can not misread as there are no incorrect readings.) My trips to New Haven are practically pilgrimages to Sally’s and Pepe’s (my least favorite of the big 4, but the one I visit the most), and I spent winter break seeking out the best thin crust pizza in Chicago.
Anyway, I found this on technorati today. In the post, the author claims that a good pizza requires three things: 1) Lots of Cheese, 2) A good amount of Crust, and 3) A very tasty tomato sauce. Anyone who has ever had a New Haven pie knows that the traditional New Haven apizza is made with very little cheese (nary a sprinkle of Parmesan) and has the thinnest possible crust. Despite that, it is a terrific pizza. I urge the doyens of said blog to have a good New Haven pie before making such generalizations.
Anyway, I only bring this up because I find the concept of the aforementioned blog, “Mixed Drinks With Dr. Pepper,” brilliant. I’m glad there’s finally a blog out there to answer the age-old question, “Does Dr. Pepper go with Sloe-Gin?” Or even Rye, and Campari for that matter. I must say, I’m glad I’m not the one who has to taste all these disgusting beverages, or eat Egg Drop Soup with Quesadillas. They’re doing the world (or at least me, who would probably have tried to combine the two dishes) a favor in their experimentation. I may even have to add them to the Blogroll.