Saturday, August 12, 2006

Being Stephen Colbert

The thing about Stephen Colbert is that I... well, I guess... it's just that I... I LOVE him.

And now you can make your own "On Notice" board here.

Here's mine for today. I may make another tomorrow.

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Putting the Dick back in Dickens

[No more evidence here.]

Like Count Fosco, the lime is a very versatile fruit.

A new culinary discovery today: the BASIL LIMEADE at the Buttery Bakery. The perfect complementarity of the flavors in this cooler was unanticipated by Fosco.

Unfotunately, Fosco's visit to the much-touted bakery in Santa Cruz was marred by the mood of the waitstaff: they were extremely surly--an unexpected (and unpleasant) surprise given the gorgeous interior and the sumptuous pastries.

Fosco will attempt another visit, before he gives up and pledges his pastry allegiance solely to Gayle's.

As for the remarkable basil limeade, Fosco begins to consider how to produce it in his own kitchen. And can it be made with... vodka?

What to do with a degree in Feminist Studies.

[As much as I loved this post, it has been... redacted.]

Sunday, August 06, 2006

A Mystery for Inspector Bucket...

[So redacted.]

From the Annals of Culinary Experimentation 1

Part of Fosco's self-proclaimed mission in his Exile is to discover new and interesting types of food--food that is not easily available on the East Coast. To that end, this weekend, he sent his personal assistant Geoffrey through the drive-thru at Del Taco, a fast-food chain located primarily in the West.

While Fosco cannot approve of

  • the jaunty music played by the Del Taco website, nor
  • the spelling in the phrase "Ya Gotta Try Dan's Deal,"

he wholeheartedly approves of the "Jalapeno Bacon & Chicken Quesadilla." It is inspired.

Del Taco, you have captured Fosco's corazon.

Light from a Dead Star, OR "Buy Your Own Cherries!"