Thursday, October 16, 2008
Lost in the Supermarket.
Today class, I'd like to discuss the new cookbook, Lost in the Supermarket: an Indie Rock Cookbook, by Kay Bozich Owens and Lynn Owens, published by Soft Skull Press. If you did your homework last night, you'll remember that this book takes it's title from the famous Clash song by the same name.
"I'm all lost in the supermarket
I can no longer shop happily"
Sound Familiar? That's right, Julep, this book is dedicated to recipes from punk and alternative bands. It's very similar in subject and format to the vegan cookbook Please Feed Me, by Niall Mcguirk that came out in 2004, except it's what we call "vegan friendly" and does contain a few recipes containing animal products. Lost in the Supermarket even contains a recipe from Quintron and Miss Pussycat, who hail from the Lower 9th Ward in New Orleans--yes Susie, they're hipsters. Nice job. Other famous contributions include Pasta Convertino by Calexico, Thai Sweet Potato Soup by Belle and Sebastian, Phal Ras by the Mountain Goats and Lancashire Hot Pot with Dumplings, by the creepiest man alive, Genesis P-Orridge.
The following slide depicts the Butternut Squash Soup, from the chapter, "Cheap Eats, Cheap Thrills." Please take a moment to note the soup's gorgeous orange color and the slightly caramelized and spicy roasted seeds, which add texture as well as garnish. The squash seeds were oven roasted with olive oil, salt, cayenne pepper and sugar. This will probably be on your test, so you'd better be taking notes, Nicole. This soup is simple to prepare, cheap like the chapter indicates, and one of the tastiest purees you'll ever have the opportunity to slurp into. Seriously class, this is a phenomenal recipe, and The New Amsterdams will be hereto forever memorialized for this winning contribution, not only to this book collection, but to modern civilization at large.
Butternut Squash Soup contributed by The New Amsterdams, page 68-69.
For tonight's homework, please review the first season of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, you'll be quizzed on this information first thing Friday.