memories of food play tricks on my mind
is a different person cooking it
or is the same person cooking it differently
or is it the ingredients
or is it the person i am eating it with
memories of food
being so much more than taste alone
maybe it’d be better
not to try to recreate
but make anew
it's never the fanciest or the most expensive meals that are memorable to me. it's the simple, done right. like the santarpio's pizza and the home fries at kelly's.
1. shredded beef torta at tenoch in somerville www.tenochmexican.com/
2. cheese pizza at santarpios in east boston www.santarpiospizza.com/
3. freshly made potato chips at eataly in back bay www.eataly.com/us_en/stores/boston/boston-restaurants/ (not pictured)
4. home fries at kelly's diner in somerville www.kellysdiner.net/
5. the stella maki at moritomo japanese restaurant in concord, technically new hampshire but is worth the drive www.moritomonh.com/
one day i inadvertently placed my phone on the table
with the camera on
facing the ceiling
and what was in the viewfinder
was something interesting
something i ordinarily wouldn't have noticed
so i decided to take a 15 second video of the ceiling
capturing the sounds of the restaurant in the process
now one of the first things i do
when i sit down at a restaurant
is look up
restaurant ceilings and sounds
she was first brought to my attention by apple music's suggested personal playlist based on my listening habits.
it was the track passionfruit- a remake of drake's by the same name.
there were other remakes of my favorite track from drake's more life album but this one definitely stood out.
check her out:
not much is known about this rapper, songwriter and producer.
here are just a few things i found on wikipedia:
1. he was born in portland, oregon
2. first began rapping in 4th grade
3. won seven weeks consecutively on BET's 106 & Park Freestyle Friday's
4. he was working as an exterminator for Terminex in virginia while competing on BET's 106 & Park Freestyle Friday's
5. he would do the 7 hour drive from virginia to nyc every week to participate in the competition
6. he has twin daughters
7. he enrolled in virginia commonwealth university, there is no mention of him graduating
8. he was rumored to have been a ghostwriter for drake
9. he has collaborated with drake
10. his first official song was recorded over ll cool jay's- hey lover
my picks from his new album - stuck :
i got up
i was craving mcdonald’s and decide to try their new fresh beef quarter pounder.
i get one. dressed like a big mac (with lettuce and big mac sauce).
the meat is noticeably juicier and because the meat is grilled to order, it’s much warmer. the warmer patty also melts the cheese in a way the other mcdonald's burgers are unable to do.
the taste of the patty is not noticeably different- it's pretty tasteless as it always was.
obviously this doesn’t compete with the new generation of fast casual burgers like shake shack, five guys...etc but mcdonald’s is just sometimes easier, faster, cheaper and more widely available.
fast food has really come full circle. people want things made the old fashioned way.
mcdonald's didn't always start out serving frozen burgers.
if it were up to the orginal founders, Richard and Maurice McDonald, they would have never compromised quality over expansion.
as portrayed in the movie the founder starring michael keaton as Ray Kroc, he was unstoppable. he sacrificed quality to reduce costs and to his credit, mcdonald's is the global empire it is today.
however, times have changed. people are more aware of how food affects their bodies. they are looking for healthier options.
no longer are we looking for a fast and cheap solution to satisfy our hunger. we are looking for quality food and are willing to pay a little extra.
once a pioneer in the industry, mcdonald’s is having to adapt to current changes. in so doing, they are returning to a time when their ingredients were fresh, not frozen.
Juste, as in, just in French.
And Tutu is her nickname, short for Tuyen.
Tuyen is French. Tuyen is Vietnamese.
Most importantly, she is to the point and direct. No time to waste when you have big dreams like the ones she has, to incorporate all her passions to share with the world.
It’s two days before Tuyen’s banh mi pop up. She’s in high gear getting the last details in order. Every minute is precious. So it didn’t help that she misplaced her key to the shed where her scooter is kept, her preferred means of transportation. In the end, we decide to do the interview over the phone but not before exhausting all other options to meet in person. It’s just not in her nature to give up when faced with a challenge.
She was a corporate event planner and time crunch is nothing new. She has planned events for hundreds of thousands of guests all around the world. And having planned her own wedding two years ago, planning an event is second nature for Tuyen.
However this is her first, very own, food event.
Much like her wedding, this event is a celebration. A celebration of Tuyen’s evolution with food, design, marketing, technology and most importantly- with people. She hopes to make new connections with people who she will meet for the first time and looks forward to seeing her friends and family, some of whom will be traveling from numerous countries to take part.
She doesn’t know where this will lead and she is open to seeing where this will take her. Tuyen has embraced this uncertainty as an outlier; she has long accepted that she doesn’t fit into a box and that she must remain open to new experiences that are unconventional.
Tuyen was born in Toulouse France and raised in the Surburbs of Paris, near Versailles. She moved to the States 4 years ago. She continues to travel back and forth from France and to other foreign destinations.
She will be traveling to Morocco this summer.
She is currently an adjunct instructor in graphic design at UMass Lowell.
She lives in Arlington with her husband and her two step children.
Leave your kids at home. This is a 21 and over event. The venue is a bar.
She will be serving banh mi with two accompaniments.
Lamplighter Brewing Company is located at 284 Broadway in Cambridge, MA.
This Thursday from 6-9pm.
We look forward to seeing you all there!
obsessed with this track from my new music mix playlist recommended by apple music
louis the child and joey purp collaborate on the single: shake something
a combustion of hip hop and electronic music
louis the child is a chicago-based dj and production duo:
robert hauldren & frederic kennett
joey purp a/k/a joey davis is a rapper from chicago
one half of leather corduroys
and one of the founding members of a hip hop collective, savemoney record
shake something - louis the child (feat. joey purp) - released 4/8/18
her only solo album to date
it was 19 years ago i attended her concert in wimbledon, england- during a summer internship
that summer was in many ways
a rites of passage of sorts
and her album
ex-factor from her album is sampled in nice for what- single -released 4/6/18: youtu.be/U9BwWKXjVaI
and then lauryn hill reworks drake's nice for what during her performance at the apollo theatre 5/2/18:
LAURYN HILL's REMAINING TOUR DATES:
Thu Jul 05 – Virginia Beach, VA – Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater at Virginia Beach
Sun Jul 08 – Bristow, VA – Jiffy Lube Live
Wed Jul 11 – Boston, MA – Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
Fri Jul 13 – Philadelphia, PA – Festival Pier at Penn’s Landing
Sun Jul 15 – Wantagh, NY -Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
Wed Jul 18 – Toronto, ON – Budweiser Stage
Fri Jul 20 – Detroit, MI – Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre at Freedom Hill
Wed Jul 25 – Charlotte, NC – Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre
Thu Jul 26 – Raleigh, NC – The Red Hat Amphitheater
Sun Jul 29 – Tampa, FL – Al Lang Stadium
Tue Jul 31 – Miami, FL – Bayfront Park Amphitheater
Thu Aug 02 – Jacksonville, FL – Daily’s Place
Fri Aug 03 – Atlanta, GA – State Bank Amphitheatre At Chastain Park
Sun Aug 05 – Nashville, TN – Nashville Municipal Auditorium
Wed Aug 08 – Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center
Fri Sep 07 – Las Vegas, NV – The Joint
Sun Sep 09 – San Diego, CA – Open Air Theatre
Wed Sep 12 – Portland, OR – Portland Memorial Coliseum
Fri Sep 14 – Vancouver, BC – Festival Lawn at Deer Lake Park
Sat Sep 15 – Seattle, WA – ShoWare Center**
Thu Sep 20 – Mountain View, CA – Shoreline Amphitheatre
Sat Sep 22 – Phoenix, AZ – Comerica Theatre
Mon Sep 24 – Albuquerque, NM – Isleta Amphitheater
Wed Sep 26 – Denver, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheater
Sat Sep 29 – Houston, TX – Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land
Sun Sep 30 – Dallas, TX – The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory
Wed Oct 03 – New Orleans, LA – UNO Lakefront Arena
Fri Oct 05 – St Louis, MO – Chaifetz Arena
About Live Nation Entertainment Live Nation Entertainment (NYSE: LYV) is the world’s leading live entertainment company comprised of global market leaders: Ticketmaster, Live Nation Concerts, and Live Nation Media & Sponsorship. For additional information, visit www.livenationentertainment.com.
I decide to take a walk after lunch but don’t get far before I walk to the nearest coffee shop
the weather has become too hot too fast
I see Kyoto cold brew on the menu
I ask what it is
it’s a slow-drip iced coffee
16 hour slow
it’s less acidic and smoother than their regular cold brew
it’s almost double the price
the apparatus it is brewed in
looks more like an oversized hour glass than a coffee brewer
really enjoyed it
it had a nice caramel flavor
as I wait for my coffee, I hear a tune I’d expect a trendy café to play and shazam the song. too my surpise it is jaden smith
I recently watched his video for icon- which I really really liked
this off-spring of will smith and jada pinkett smith is putting out some great music
fallen - jaden smith - from his album, SYRE - 11/17/17
icon - jaden smith - from his album, SYRE - 11/17/17
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