This morning’s name: the television show The Great American Dream Machine. Bonus: grades of olives and their names.
Archive for the ‘Language and food’ Category
At breakfast on Saturday, my grand-daughter noticed the list of ice cream flavors available at the Peninsula Creamery, and was delighted to see Rocky Road as one of the choices. (Not that any of us ordered ice cream for breakfast.) That made me wonder about the name and its history.
The story starts in Oakland CA and eventually finds its way to the UK and on to Australia.
Posted on Facebook by Leith Chu:
Oh my: the verb pork, the verb pull, the verb rub, all available with sexual senses.
The Food section of the New York Times yesterday was The Sandwich Issue: 11 pages on:
PILE IT HIGH. In the space between two slices of bread lies a world of possibilities, from sub to club, from po’ boy to beef on weck and beyond. Here, we celebrate everything that makes a great sandwich.
A series of stories (from many hands) on sandwiches, with extensive details about particular sandwiches, their variants from place to place, their differing names, and so on. Great stuff, which I hope the NYT will transform from the broadsheet format on cheap newsprint to a ordinary book with high-quality photos.
Just went past me on television: an ad for Magnum Ice Cream Bars:
(from the Magnum Ice Cream site; “Magnum Ice Cream Bars are made with creamy Ice Cream and Belgian Chocolate”). The bars are big in size and big in flavor. The ads tend to feature (female) models with bars in their mouths: both oral and phallic. Here’s model Lucy Wolfert in one ad:
Magnum things are all about size and masculinity.
Today is Good Friday (on the Christian calendar) and, starting at sundown, the first day of Passover (on the Jewish calendar). A day for symbolic food.
On a report (from the 25th) on a recent Arby’s ad:
Arby’s Reuben Gets a New “Rachel” Variant: Arby’s latest sandwich is the new, limited-time Turkey Rachel, which is being offered as a variant on their Reuben that comes with roast turkey and housemade coleslaw rather than the corned beef and sauerkraut
To come: the sandwiches, their ingredients, their names.