Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Immortalized in Stone Cornmeal

One of my most prized possessions, prominently displayed on my living room wall, is a bag which contained an Italian equivalent of Cheetos, inexplicably named for the city in which I reside:





I can't remember how the actual snack al formaggio tasted, but suffice it to say, it wasn't lovingly crafted from fine Parmigiano-Reggiano. On the topic of Parmigiano-Reggiano, I once got into an argument with a girl at a fundraising party which featured some high-end imported antipasti. My friend Sal and I were speculating on the value of a round of cheese the size of a tire, and I ventured a guess that it must have been worth about $800. A young lady overheard me, and said, "But, Parmesan cheese is only $3 per pound!" Ay, che donna pazza! I couldn't stand by and hear her disparage a cheese like that, so I lit into her (verbally). Oddly enough, I didn't end up going home with her.

7 comments:

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

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A good friend of mine reviewed the book, and gave me the advanced galley copy. Pretty good.

Also, my good friend has written these:
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http://www.amazon.com/Complete-Idiots-Guide-Cheeses-World/dp/1592577148/ref=ntt_at_ep_dpi_2

http://www.amazon.com/Complete-Idiots-Guide-Wine-Pairing/dp/1615640150/ref=ntt_at_ep_dpi_1

Among others. Plus, she has AWESOME hair, and a pretty good husband and son to boot.

Smut Clyde said...

So now I know the Italian for "Cheese-covered cow sphincters".

Substance McGravitas said...

Beware the cheesed-off bastard.

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

Blessed are the cheese-mongers....

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Blessed are the cheese makers!

The mongers work for scale...
~

Von said...

I love that this is on your wall. Very pop arty.

fish said...

and I ventured a guess that it must have been worth about $800

It could be quite a bit more...

And I have seen chefs say they will only use a cheese that has been recently cut open (like that day)