Arts What A Difference Makes
posted by May 23 at 15:15 PMon
1) At lunch time I discovered the difference between the hot foods at the Whole Foods Market in Vulcan land and the Whole Foods Market in Portland. The one down south is much better than the one down the road. The reason? The Whole Foods up here somehow lacks the natural (even erotic) love you find in the other, smaller Whole Foods in downtown Portland.
2) Last night I chanced to enjoy a meal at One Pot, which happened in a not yet open gallery space, Vermilion, on 11th ave, next to the dying Backstage Thrift. The theme for the evening was Apicus, a Roman cookbook complied in the late 4th or early 5th century AD. The dishes, prepared by Morgan Brownlow, were drawn directly from the ancient text. Served to a long and packed table: chicken wings in cumin sauce (“it’s sweet and vinegary and salty taste is due to food preservation”), sticky chicken feet, balled sausages, farro (“which fed the Legions”), and peas in the style of Vitellius. Absolutely Roman.
3) As for this block of architectural science fiction, it’s up north, in Vancouver.
Ice, ice, baby.